School Details

Starrs Mill High School

193 Panther Path, Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 486-2710
10

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Public Grades 9-12 1585 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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  • Fayette County School District average
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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 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Starrs Mill High School is a public high school in Fayetteville. The principal of Starrs Mill High School is Audrey F Toney, who can be contacted at toney.audrey@fcboe.org. 1,585 children attend Starrs Mill High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Starrs Mill High School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 1,585 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Starrs Mill High School is 16:1. Whitewater High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 24%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 17%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Starrs' Mill is a great school for fake people who think there are no rules. Parents are really involved in their children's academics and athletics by cheating and pressuring the coaches and teachers to get their way. The majority of the faculty and staff are genuinely good people who try to help the students in any way they can but are harassed by selfish parents and students. This school is full of some of the most horrid people you will ever meet. I honestly can't wait until my high school years are over so I can get out of this place.

  • (10 months ago)

    The big problem I had with this school is lack of prompt response from the teachers whenever you reach them for help.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our girls attend Starrs Mill HS. Last year one of our daughters was a freshman. Several "mean girls' hacked her email & then FB page. They wrote to several boys (posing as my daughter) indecent material. WENT to the school... nothing can be done says the principal as it wasnt on school campus. I alerted them we it was CONFIRMED from sherriff's dept- 2 cases of FELONY per girl. They assured me it would be handled. It wasnt. Those girls 2 imperticular harrassed my daughter. She followed SCHOOL protocol & reported it to admin. The other girls when questioned said mydaughter said things too so they wrote "CEASE & DESIST" for BOTH! They knew the offenses & did nothing. See second review-

  • (3 years ago)

    The school has plenty of good teachers but the focus of the school appears to be on notoriety. The average student is ignored. The administration really pushes for numbers when it comes to AP tests and also atheletic achievement.

  • (4 years ago)

    Starr's Mill is a wonderful school with fantastic students who come from all walks of life. All three of my children attended SMHS and we could not have been more pleased with their education extra curricular activities student friends and caring teachers. The reviews that spin an inaccurate light on the school seems to be written by students at other schools. My two sons who are in college now not only loved their high school years but are doing very well academically in college. It is a great prep school with a surrounding community that is second to none. I highly recommend it to anyone considering a move to the area.

  • (4 years ago)

    Starr's mill has a very prestigious choral department so if your child is interested in singing this is a great place!

  • (4 years ago)

    There is good and bad at all schools. Starrs Mill was not right for my sons. The principal counselors and several teachers cared more about policy than people. It is a difficult school to transfer to and it is an uptight atmosphere. Now that we have moved my sons are back to being happy and are no where near as stressed. Both of my boys are honor students play sports work and are active in church groups and community activties; unfortunately at Starrs Mill they were numbers not people.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school may seem nice but it focuses way too much on sports and not enough on things like fine arts. The students are very snobby and only stay in their cliques. They don't accept new people and people that are considered 'different' well. It looks like a good school on the outside but on the inside its full of spoiled brats. I have now changed to Whitewater High School nearby. It is a much better school. and the building and facilities there are much more new and advanced in the latest technology (Starr's Mill is lacking very badly in technology in the building for the students) and the people at Whitewater are very nice and friendly and accepting to new students and people who are 'different' this is a good school but i suggest going to Whitewater High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    While the teachers at Starr's Mill are for the most part the cream of the crop I have problems with my children's peers and their parents. Starr's Mill is as exclusive rich and white as the metro area's 'finest' private schools. If you want your child growing up with spoiled classmates who've had everything in their lives handed to them this is the place to send your kids. The lack of diversity both culturally and economically is glaring and that ill prepares our children for the real world. Sandy Creek and Fayette County are much better county public schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a freshman at Starr's Mill. I cannot stand the pretentious snobbery of the majority of the students. Also kids who are 'different' are often looked down upon by the cliquish groups of students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am now a senior and i have found that Starrs Mill is a decent school to attend. However the school focuses more on the athletics than the other activities. I have attend the middle school also it was a smotth transtion from one school to another. But I have always gotten the feeling that if you dont have the money you wont get the help you need. My brother is now a freshman and he is having a wonderful time becuase he is on the football team. I on the other hand have been in the fine arts since my freshman year and I have had a different experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am disappointed witih a school that focuses so heavily on sports and lacks so much in academics and technology.

  • (6 years ago)

    I started attending this school in 2003 and am I senior. There is a good attitude towards students and the teachers are very helpful. The number of clubs and extra carricular activities is greatly beneficial to students. If you want to join a club there is usually something you will enjoy. Now for the downside. While there are numerous classes in different subjects there is a limit. The school was missing several of the classes I was looking forward to taking. Starr's Mill did not have any shop classes or automotive classes. Most of the other schools in the county have classes similar to these even the newer Whitewater school. The academics are above average especially for the area. The sports have alot of support from students and faculty. The technology in the county is severly lacking causing students to not have access to programs needed for different classes.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Special Ed teachers do a fantastic job. Our LD child was basically ignored or misplaced in the New York school system. Here at Starrs Mill HS he has developed at a rate that is nothing short of amazing. These teachers have helped turned him into a highly motivated confident and successful student.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son came to Starr's Mill in 2002. We never cared for the school. It seems to cater to those that have been in the district for a long time and those with the big bucks. I tried to be involved but would never ghet a call to help with anything. My son was going to try out for basketball but was told flat out that the team had already been decided. Some of the assistant princples are very wonderful. I reccommend talking to them rather the principal. There are pleanty of clubs....too many.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school. Do not forget about the Fine Arts programs as well. They excel at the same rate or better than athletics. The students in this school are extremely talented musicians artists and actors. You will definitely see some of them in the spotlight one day because of the wonderful teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    The best school in the South that I have found. Good academics sports and safe. Parents and Faculty are involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think the fact that the middle & high school are connected is a smooth transitonal quality that most systems don't have. My daughter has been in the system since 3rd grade and is a well-known well-liked straight A student was a cheerleader and looking to get into drama here at Starr's Mill and she loves it. We moved to California and there was no comparison in the curriculum student achievement administration structure and maintenance of school grounds. I highly recommend Starr's Mill for any transferring parents. It's worth moving into this district. The Fayette County area alone has a high standard and makes it a win-win situation. Every school has their share of problems with drugs violence sex etc but Starr's Mill is at a minimum and it is up to the parents to control that and let the school concentrate on educating the children.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have substituted a number of times at SMHS. The teachers are very open and friendly towards the students and parents alike. The honors classes are challenging for 'Georgia' and I think very much in line with a 'Northern' school's average curriculum. I am dissappointed there aren't more clubs established by now and I wish they offered Latin. They do have a great Physics teacher though and a with a serious emphasis of sports it seems like a great all-around school experience.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had two girls graduate with honors at starrsmill in 2000 and 2003. I have another one starting there next year. I would not move anywhere until my daughter is finished school here. It's the greatest in all areas.

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