School Details

Peach County High School

900 Campus Dr, Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 825-8258
3

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Public Grades 9-12 1093 students 15 student/teacher

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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  • Peach County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state 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 2013
  • Peach County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peach County High School is a public high school in Fort Valley. The principal of Peach County High School is Bruce Mackey, who can be contacted at bmackey@peachschools.org. 1,093 children attend Peach County High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Peach County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 1,093 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 66% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Peach County High School is 15:1. Crawford County High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 38%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 68%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 66% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Great on hands teaching at Peach County High School. I had two daughters who graduated from PCHS and would proudly suggest PCHS to everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school does not need to discipline students that is the parents' JOB! The PCHS is doing a great job some parents aren't however.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think pchs needs better teachers that will buckle down and teach and teach discipline.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had a special needs child attend one semester which was a great disappointment. It was not the teacher or teacher assistants. IT WAS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM!!! The Kay Center needs to update the program to employment in businesses and food industries.

  • (7 years ago)

    So the school went from having a decent principal (O'Shields) to a person with unrealistic goals. No respect for the arts as the drama and choral program have virtually ceased to exist. The degradation and simplification of their programs has become depressingly apparent over the 8 years I've dealt with the school. Teachers are 50/50 some try to work with what they have and the rest are either new and inexperienced or waiting to retire. If your children have enough of a work ethic to overcome the atmosphere of the school it is sufficient.

  • (7 years ago)

    Academically the school needs improvement. The principal does not participate in many extracurricular activities. The whole town comes out for football games but other sports frail in comparison. Parent involvement is pretty good if the students are involved in extracurricular activities and the students that do participate are usually the ones who perform well in school anyway.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended PCHS for one semester and I would have to say that that was one semester too many in my opinion. I give an F-

  • (9 years ago)

    I recently graduated from PC. I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it but I wouldn't want to have gone anywhere else. It was a good experience going there. I kind of miss PC actually. I'm doing well in college better than most I think. My SAT score is 1270. I only had one teacher who was really horrible but she's gone now. I would have like to take Latin but they don't offer it. Football games were a lot of fun especially in 2003 when they did really well.

  • (9 years ago)

    All three of my children were enrolled at Peach County High School my oldest child graduated with honors and with bad experiences. Discipline? What dicipline? I have heard of many grphic fights and not to metion bomb threats on some occasions! My second child went to this school untill his junior year. When we moved away he learned so much more and was accepted wasn't worried about students but by the teachers. My youngest child is currently attending Peach County and her grades are doing fine and on A honor roll but I cant stress enough about the principle coaches teachers PARENTS on attending school sports games. My daughter is in soccer and we are lucky to see one teacher let alone the principle at our games though I have heard of many faculty going to football games.Alot needs to be done for our children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Luckily I have a bright student. If it wasn't for the college program they offered him his senior year - we would have transfered to another school. At least someone there recognized the need to challenge this student and reward with college credits.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is not all at your fingertips acidemically you actually have to try a bit to do well and prepare yourself as it's not all spoonfed to you. The cultural diversity of the school well prepares you for the real world and actually in the social aspect has done a lot more than the previous high school she attended. Teachers were very helpful- all she had to do was ask. Needs more support for the extracurricular activities. In my own opinion Claudia Patterson (the new principal) is absolutely terrible in that area. She hurts the school if anything. All disciplinarian- bad people skills. My other daughter is in the jazz band- At the fine arts concert the Superintendant was there and she wasn't. If that doesn't tell you. Other than that I give an A.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child graduated in 2004. I wish I would have sent her to a private school in all honesty. When my daughter entered college she said she felt highly unprepared. Many of her classmates had already read books she had never heard of or were able to do math equations that blew her mind. Keep in mind that she was part of the gifted program at PCHS which is sad to say. In addition she reflects that she received all A's and writing awards in high school. However when she entered college her first writing professor pulled her aside commenting that her writing was hardly up to par for a college student. PCHS does not educate.

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