School Details

Griffin High School

1617 W Poplar St, Griffin, GA 30224
(770) 229-3752
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1304 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spalding 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
  • Spalding County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Griffin High School is a public high school in Williamson. The principal of Griffin High School is Keith Simmons, who can be contacted at keith.simmons@gscs.org. 1,304 students attend Griffin High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Griffin High School students have "limited English proficiency." 62% of the 1,304 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 75% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Griffin High School is 16:1. Az Kelsey Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 44%
Hispanic 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 47%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 73%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 62% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a senior at Griffin High and I take great pride in my school as well as my fellow students. We received a new principal a few years ago and he really has changed how our school is interpreted by the public. He got us more teachers so that we have 2 per class. He does his best to get to know every student by name and find out how he can help those who aren't doing too well in their classes. We really scored big with this new principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    Honestly I think Griffin High is a great school. We have amazing athletics a superb chorus and wonderful academics. My daughter is a freshman in the gifted classes and she is really enjoying her time at Griffin High. One of my sons recieved a full ride to college and got to study abroad at Oxford University in England from recieving a Griffin High education. Griffin High really is an amazing school.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is nice to be in the school where young boys and girls are dressed as they should be. There are still a few students that are trying to push the limits to see just a far they can go. The teachers really try to help in any way they can.

  • (5 years ago)

    it has its good points though you might not see it

  • (5 years ago)

    Any school can be a good school as long as there is parental involvment. It is the parent's responsibility to make sure his/her child is receiving the best education possible. Griffin Hish School has gotten bad reviews due to lack of student and parental involvement. Conidering the number of students that are enrolled in the school I think GHS is a good school. All schools have a need for improvement!

  • (6 years ago)

    i dont enough is being done to get the kids ready for the next level like sat test and college especally for the athelets they make it to the playoffs but were are the schlorships.

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe the teacher quality at this school is really what brings it to be excellent.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't really like Griffin High School because it is to strict and the hallways are completely wonky and all over the place when it should be how it was in middle school where I only had to go through one hall. Now I am going to like 6 different hallways. It's ridiculas. Not to mention it is so old students moms and dads and grandparents all went to the school too.

  • (8 years ago)

    If you can avoid sending your child to this school please do so. I'm an alumni of GHS and I have to tell you there is nothing worth bragging about at that school. Kids outnumber staff by way too much therefore children are lost in the shuffle. The curriculum is very limited and the teachers for the most part are burned out.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a sophomore at Griffin and The academic area is great the teachers get you fully involved at and makes it easier to understand and do the work. There are all sorts of things to do as far as extracurricularlly the athletics are great the pep rallys get you crunk and it is fun. The parents are really involve and you can tell that they care abot their children rather it be acadmically or personally. The prinipal is doing everything he can to keep it under control which means the tolerance level is zero and the enforcement of obedience IS there. I love it and its real adaptable and has a lot of diversity.

  • (10 years ago)

    Griffin high is a good school if your looking for something easy. Teachers arent very responsive and are to caught up as far as when you take test and quizzes that are important. They make it really easy to pass a class and not learn anything the whole year.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a student at Griffin and this is my freshman year. I love Griffin. It's diverse and well adaptable. The principal does everything he can to help the school excel. The teachers are great and make learning fun. The students make it fun especially at pep rallys and assemblies. We also have great athletic departments.

  • (10 years ago)

    Griffin High Schools are very good. Og course no school may be perfect but Griffin has everyone involved and academics seem to no problem. Teachers are nice and qualified and the pep rally's are awesome. I moved to kentucky and personally think and KNOW that Griffin High School is better than this one!

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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