School Details

Hephzibah High School

4558 Brothersville Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815
(706) 592-2089
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1075 students 15 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hephzibah High School is a public high school in Hephzibah. The principal of Hephzibah High School is Walter Reeves, whose e-mail is reevewa@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us. 1,075 students attend Hephzibah High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Hephzibah High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 69% of the 1,075 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 60% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hephzibah High School is 15:1. Cross Creek High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • 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 58% 72%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 20%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.7%
Economically disadvantaged 69% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school way back in 2001 and finally got out in 2005. From my experience and from the gossip still being said about it today it's a pretty terrible school. There were great teachers there especially my Science and Math teachers. But in the majority of my classes all the teachers did was turn the tv on or just sat around. I remember my teacher in art class would just leave. Yes leave the classroom for the entire period and not come back. So most of the 'thugs' and 'bullies' would take that class. And it wasn't just contained in the school. I remember on my bus the students used to have belt fights in the back all the time and the driver was ALWAYS late picking up students in the morning. Always 30 min late to school but they never did anything about it. Heck I even remember when we were on 'No Child Left Behind' and BARELY crawled out of it. But I won't be surprised if they end up back on it. All I can say is transfer! Do ANYTHING to get out. It's a Drop-Out Factory. My brother made F's throughout his entire senior year of school and he graduated 4th in his class.

  • (4 years ago)

    Part I-Part I- I am a parent whose children attend this school. My children have attended schools all over the world due to the military. I am highly disappointed with this high school and wish the government would build a school on post so that children do not have to be subjected to the poor quality county schools. No child should have to experience the conditions of the high schools in this county. It is supposed to be one of the better high schools in the county however they are not concerned with important things like academics repairs needed in restrooms like running water fighting preparing graduating seniors for college or fighting. Most of the guidance counselors are "too busy" to assist students with scholarship info or assistance with getting help with classes or attending high school and college (dual enrollment) etc.

  • (4 years ago)

    Im A Student And I Wouldnt Say Its A Good School. But Its Not The Worst Either. Many Problems Here(Bullying/Fight/Teacher Dont Care)

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a student at hhs and i wouldn't say i love the school but i am glad i go here teh teachers are close and help guide you and since its in the country you get to do alot of outdoor activities also the administration does care alot about rules but thats just to make it safe and also i think their jrotc department is one of the best in the state!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of a student that attends hephzibah high school i would honestly say that this is the worst school that i have ever had to deal with.. The principals as well as the teachers care nothing about the students or the education that they get paid to do. I feel that my tax dollars are going to waste in this school and my child is not getting the education that they deserve.. If it were up to me i would fire everyone and place teachers and principlas that care and that are willing to teach and guide...Please do not send your child to this school it will be the worst mistake of your life!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently attend school at HHS and I personally wouldn't recommended anyone to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school's principals and administrators care more about rules and regulations than the education of the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a student at hephzibah I would have to say that we need a new principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at Hephzibah and honestly I am trying to get my mom to transfer me out. The principal is not at all as good a leader as she should be. They interrupt class entirely to much to babble on and on over the intercom about stupid stuff like wearing jackets when its like 40 degrees. I understand partially about the passes out of class but its to the point where they barely let you out to go to the nurse and that is ridiculous. I don't even feel safe in this school honestly. And the only positive thing I can say is that the teachers are great for the most part.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a current student here at HHS i can say that if i had to choose a high school to graduate from i would choose Hephzibah. The Chemistry here is just amazing. And yeah there are those that don't get along but that's at every school. All in all i would call Hephziabh High School a home away from home

  • (9 years ago)

    As a graduate of HHS in response to the comment made about night school it is not the schools responsibility to make things convienent for the children. This is especially if a child did not do what they were supposed to in order to graduate on time. I could bet anything that your child attends games and functions in Augusta then there should be no comments about going to night school in Augusta. Parents need to become more involved in their childs education.

  • (11 years ago)

    It is beyond believe to me that such a good school as HHS is suppossed to be does not offer night school for kids who need a class in order to graduate. You do not need to be that intelligent to know that forcing kids from Hephzibah to come to augusta to take night classes is the most inconsiderate thing the school could possibly do against these kids. It is not that going to augusta would make the class free. Insult goes right on top of injury because we still have to pay for our children's inconvenience. If we have to pay why can't it be then at HHS? Honestly they only answer that comes to mind is that HHS does not care about our children. Where is the support our kids need. I will never understand the reasoning of the people that make important decisions for our kids at HHS but BOY do they need some higher authority to really take a good look at the way things are done down there. The same way graduation stuff is made available in the same school any class needed for graduation should be as conveniently available as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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