School Details

Shaw High School

7579 Raider Way, Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 569-3638
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1196 students 16 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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% 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
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shaw High School is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Shaw High School is Michael Barden, who can be contacted at Barden.Michael.S@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 1,196 students go to Shaw High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Shaw High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 1,196 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 49% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Shaw High School is 16:1. Calvary Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 59%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 30%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 60%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 39% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Hi i currently go to Shaw High School and I'm a Sophomore... Went here my freshmen year too! I really didn't want to go here but at the end I loved it and now I want to be a Alumni of Shaw... Because its great to be a shaw raider!!! I LOVE SHAW HIGHSCOOL!!! Lol "it's great to be a Shaw Raider" it really is.... I love my teachers and they always want the best out of me and all the others! We are Shaw! ;) oh and my name is .....( K.... A..... S....) !!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been at Shaw since my freshman year and I am now a Junior and I love it.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Shaw and have been there for five years. Shaw is a wonderful school and the teachers truly care about the success of their students. Students are encouraged and expected to do their best at Shaw! I am proud to teach at Shaw High School!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is now a senior at Shaw. He has attended this school since his freshman year. Our experience for the most part has been positive. He's had some wonderful teachers who were extremely dedicated and really cared about making students successful. On the other hand he had one teacher who did not seem to care much about the students and was more focussed on her upcoming retirement. Leadership could be improved as disciplinary matters are not handled in a timely manner.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ummmmm. No i am a current student at shaw and all the students do is mess around. Shaw's learning environment is very lacking but its the students not the teachers. 'Its not great to be a shaw raider!'

  • (5 years ago)

    Shaw has a great environment and great students. It also offers the Global Media Resources magnet that teaches students to use equipment that professionals use. Check out their website at shaw.mcsdga.net

  • (5 years ago)

    Shaw High School is a great place to learn. The teachers are great and have helped me learn a lot. Its true when they say ' Its great to be a Shaw Raider'

  • (6 years ago)

    it is a great school and i love it

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of 1 shaw graduate and another shaw raider that will graduate in a couple of years. This school has one of the best program i have ever seen in academics and sports. Good to be a Shaw Raider!

  • (6 years ago)

    Being a deployed parent I never miss a beat or update on my child's activities or grades. This school believes in being in touch with the parents and when I return stateside I will return the favor! Excellent staff!

  • (7 years ago)

    I loved being a Shaw raider! I learned the life skills that are necessary to succeed in anything that is thrown my way. I had a learning disability in math and English and the special Ed teachers help me tremendously. If you met me today you wouldn t believe I had a learning disability. I m currently attending college at Central Texas and have just opened my own daycare it was the time they invested in me that made me have the courage to make my dreams come true!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter went to Columbus High and Northside before settling at Shaw in her junior year. She loved it immediately fit in and had the best high school year of her life. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Shaw's reputation should be ignored. The teachers were exceptional and helped her maintain a 3.5 GPO all year. Choose this school over any others in Georgia.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a former student of Shaw High School and currently attend the University of Georgia. Shaw has amazing teachers and faculty members dedicated to allowing a student to go as far as he/she wishes to. Although I was nervous about the level of difficulty of my courses at college several proved to be much easier than the ones at Shaw including math and english classes. Furthermore I fully enjoyed my years at Shaw High School and made friends that I keep in touch with still. I cannot say enough good things about Shaw nor can I imagine a learning environment that I would have been more comfortable in.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi I will soon be a college freshman and I went to Shaw all my four years of high school. I think it was a wonderful institution. It prepared me greatly for college and the real world. If I could go back and do it all over again I would definitely go to Shaw. I think it is the best school in the system. I've had friends from every school in the district leave there school for Shaw. The school is a well rounded one; there are a variety of extracurricular activities and lots of interesting courses. It is the most diverse school in the system.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am student at Shaw High School and I am a sophmore. I have been attending there for 2 years. It has been the worst experience of my life . The only thing they care about is athletes and winning games. Shaw is not a school I would recommend to any one. Thank you.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a past student of Shaw when I was just about the only African American student in all my classes and I felt very comfortable so comfortable I am sending my son there. He is a freshman and we live in Chicago now. It was a pleasant experience for me.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Shaw High School. I have been teaching for 15 years the last three of which have been at Shaw. The administration faculty staff and students are wonderful. I encourage everyone interested to visit our campus.

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