School Details

Glynn Academy

1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 267-4210
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1751 students 17 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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  • Glynn County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Glynn County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Glynn Academy is a public high school in Brunswick. The principal of Glynn Academy is Scott Spence, whose e-mail is sspence@glynn.k12.ga.us. 1,751 children attend Glynn Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Glynn Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 1,751 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 39% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Glynn Academy is 17:1. Brunswick High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 36%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 49%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 33% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Worst School EVER! Go to BHS! They're teachers actually teach something! Go Pirates! #Blue #Gold

  • (3 years ago)

    Pros The school is historic and there are a lot of nice teachers and other faculty members. The school's population isn't that big. Well I wouldn't consider it big because I moved to Brunswick from the Metro Atlanta area. We have a great arts department. There are a lot of A.P. classes. Cons Teachers are sometimes too nice. I graduated with people who couldn't even read but teachers passed them. I think this school is focused more on meeting the standards than actually caring about the education students are receiving. The area is not so great. This school is diverse but somewhat segregated. We have a beautiful campus but there is also a lot of trash everywhere. There is no dress code and sometimes students come to school wearing pants that are too low or come to school looking "inappropriate". You're going to school not a club. Sometimes random people who live nearby do come on campus. Students are required to wear I.D.s. If you don't have your I.D. on you get a citation. I don't really understand the purpose of wearing I.D.s Did I enjoy my time at GA? I kind of did. It's not the best school but it's not the worst. It's an okay school. That's all. Recent Graduate.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Glynn Academy for all four years of high school and graduated in 2008. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The teachers and administrative staff are all fantastic and it absolutely prepared me for college. The campus resembles that of a college campus with many buildings and is one of the oldest schools in the state. I learned more there than in many of the college courses I took. I was on the college prep course and took ammunition AP classes which were very challenging and rewarding. The school is not located in a great area but there are always police officers and staff outside making sure no one enters the campus that shouldn't. You're always going to see mixed reviews from students and parents on schools because every student has a different experience and I believe much of it has to do with how dedicated to learning the student is. The teachers do all that they can but people have to remember that they can only do so much. It is the parents job to teach their child right from wrong and be sure they are keeping up with their studies and being raised the right way. It's the student's responsibility to do their part as well. All in all I highly recommend Glynn Academy.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have attended and graduated form this school. I loved my years here. Now granted some teacheers care more than others but overall it was a great experience. The English department is the best. I wouldnt change a thing there if i had a chance. GREAT GLYNN ACADEMY. GOO TERRORS!!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Worst school my kids have ever attended!! I have found most teachers and administration to be uninterested and unwilling to work with the kids or the parents. Parent participation is discouraged at every turn. Rules for students change constantly depending on your families "status" in the community.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had to laugh at the 9 rating for this GA HS. By result of the affluent island kids boosting test scores no doubt? GA is like sending your child to HS in a jail. Sub standard academics. Haves and Have NOT culture. No social and cultural inclusion. If you love your child MOVE. Dont send them here.

  • (4 years ago)

    GA is fabulous in so many ways but the teachers are 'simply the best'. They are caring dedicated and go above & beyond their job descriptions. It's not unusual for them to offer extra assistance after school and weekends when they could be enjoying free time. Their encouragement to the students is much appreciated and provides great self esteem. The school offers a diverse list of AP's clubs athletics community service etc. all of which GA excels! All this and beauty to. The school and campus is absolutely beautiful. GA is tops!

  • (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love the freshman life at Glynn Academy and the wonderful teachers . I have made a lot of friends and enjoy ball games projects pep rallies etc. that we share together. Ms. Hummel and Mr. Waters show a lot of GA pride & everyone involved seems to care about the students and motivating us to do better than our best. Glynn Academy makes learning fun!

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Glynn Academy all 4 years and I must say the level of education is atrocious. It's great if you are stupid but for intelligent people there is no way to get credit for your intelligence. People just go on rules and not education there. The teachers didn't even know my name half the time.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a freshman here at Glynn Academy and I love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to GA for my first 3 years of HS & loved it. Most of the teachers are really nice but some of the admins are not so nice... the new principle is not a favorite. My experience there was good & I looked forward to going to school everyday. The population of the school is so diverse that I got to become friends with so many different types of people. The APs are pretty challenging and there are many ways in which one can succeed and excel at GA. It is the perfect high school experience. There are big football games fun dances & a stereotypical HS atmosphere. Although it isn't in the best area of town that never bothered me & I never felt unsafe. I do think in the name of academics that it is a little bit slack & didn't prep me for college courses.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to glynn academy for 2 years. I think that glynn academy is a great school. I believe that anyone would be lucky to go to glynn academy. It is one of the best schools I belive in Georgia. Glynn Academy has the nicest teachers who are willing to help the students and the no child left behind policy I belive is a great thing. Both of my brothers went to Glynn Academy.. I would recommend Glynn Academy to anyone. Go Glynn Academy Terrors!

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former 1970's student and now parent of three graduates and one attending student of Glynn Academy I have mixed reviews for the school. Many improvements have been implimented since my attending years but teacher apathy towards struggling students still tends to be prevalent. Two sons on their exit exams tested out as way above average but their grades didn't reflect that. Maybe the no child left behind policys are affecting the classroom environment but there seems to be little mental challenging going on in the classes. The new school superintendant may change these problematics. I hope so.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a Glynn Academy alumni I have nothing but great things to say about the place. It is possibly the most historic High School in Georgia. Glynn Academy offers significant academic challenge to its students but not all students fully take this pursuit. It offers a large number of AP level courses and has absolutly fantastic teachers and a great principal. Its athletic teams are always top performers at the 5-A level with the exception of football. And the social interaction one gets from attending school with individuals from many different social and economic backgrounds is incredible enabling students to be better suited to interact with others in society as adults. Academic quality speaks for itself with its alumni. I turned down opportunities to attend Ivy League schools to attend a military academy ranked #1 academically by the Princeton Review performing significantly better than my college peers--largely due to Glynn Academy.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Glynn Academy is one of the most wonderful schools a high school child is priviledged to be apart. I attended Glynn Academy for all of my high school years and I graduated in 2004. I would recommend highly this high school to anyone. Now that I am at a wonderful top university in the country I can sit back and be thankful that Glynn Academy help me get there. The teachers are wonderful and devoted to teaching children the education they need to succeed in college or even life. The principal is very involved in student life and he makes it his effort to get to know all the students. This high school prepared me for college well and has high standards. Glynn Academy is a fantastic school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Glynn Academy High School is a geat school. I attended the school from 1993-1997. I learned a lot about life and was able to be apart of many organizations both academic and social that helped my dvelopment as a student and an individual. There is so much hisoty at 'GA' as it is effectionately know. I never felt unsafe at this school or in the city of Brunswick. It is set in Historic Downtown Brunswick and there is not a great deal of growth and modernization in this area however the city is advancing wonderfully. I graduated and went on to another great institution of higher learning Clark Atlanta University. There I recieved two degrees. My classmates have also gone on to great universities and have careers as therapist psychologist musician physicain dentist lawyer and military expert to name a few.

  • (10 years ago)

    I attended Glynn Academy my high school years. The location doesn't seem to be so wonderful but really its not that bad. The teachers are great well some are there are a few who seem to be rude and treat you awful i myself had a couple. Even with the bad at this school i loved it and if i had my choice of what school i wanted to attend again..it would be this one ).

  • (10 years ago)

    I attended this school for not even a year..I have never seen anything like this! It's in a bad location most of the teachers can't teach and it's definately NOT safe. Anyone can walk on or off campus without even being noticed. Needless to say I was so miserable I don't even attend this school anymore.

  • (10 years ago)

    Glynn Academy is unique in many ways--and wonderful! It is the oldest continually operating high school in Georgia; the campus resembles a small college more than a high school. The academic programs are uniformly excellent and students who are truly college bound receive an education that lets them compete and excel at Duke Stanford Vanderbilt UNC UGA Honors GaTech Princeton Amherst... and the list of places where recent graduates attend goes on and on. Because it is an old school in the heart of old-town Brunswick the location might give some reservation--but the school is thoroughly safe. Teachers and staff work hard and effectively in the best interest of students. A GREAT place...

  • (10 years ago)

    Glynn Academy is a school for children who wish to raise their GPAs. Glynn Academy is not a school for academically intelligent children. Glynn Academy is not located in a nice spot and the school has a high violence record. I would not recommend Glynn Academy as a good school.

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