North Cobb High School

3400 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 975-6685

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Public Grades 9-12 2664 students 17 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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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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About this school

North Cobb High School is a public high school in Kennesaw. The principal of North Cobb High School is Phillip Page and can be contacted at 2,664 students attend North Cobb High School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the North Cobb High School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 2,664 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 42% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Cobb High School is 17:1. Kennesaw Mountain High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 33%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 14% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 44%
Limited English proficiency 3% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 40% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    As a student I love my school. I believe that the staff is amazing. They are not rude or mean. I saw comments about the main building... people say it's dirty wrecked and trashy. The staff works together to keep them CLEAN and I know the only reason they are ever dirty is because of the students trashing them. The main building is old but it is still clean. The area of the school is great! My peers are amazing and I love the overall environment. People don't appreciate what they have here and I guess they expect a perfect school.. It disappoints me that they complain about things that cannot be changed. I love being part of the Warrior family ).

  • (11 months ago)

    I didn't like this school mostly because they were focused on mostly the dress code and everything else besides having the students getting better grades in their classes. Certain teachers try to write their students up for no apparent or write reasons and other teachers will just try to flunk you for the class that you're taking. I went to this school last year for the year of 2013-2014 and honestly i thought that certain teachers were actually trying to flunk me. This year i prefer K12 because it's a Online Public School and I am PROUD to be in this online school because I have A and B honor roll.

  • (1 year ago)

    Do not take your kid to this school! You will regret it. As a student of north cobb I promise you that. The schools administration is straight up RUDE! My parents have experienced it and I have too myself. The main building of north coob is also very dirty. The restrooms are uncleanly and just down right gross. If you don't believe me go see for yourself. I have heard and seen so many people complain about the bathrooms and nothing has been done to fix it. I moved to georgia last year and was inrolled in the freshman academy. The teachers do not know how to teach and some of them are just so rude for no reason. So if you want your child to have a good experience in highschool and a good education- do NOT take your child to north cobb.

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff is very rude.. Very dirty school! I've went in the bathroom and there was a dead roach on the floor and writings on the wall. I also noticed that administration is more focused on dress code than bettering students education. Parking is 50 dollars and i don't see where the money goes into the school. No improvements I wouldn't reccomend this school to anyone

  • (1 year ago)

    North Cobb is one of the best schools in Georgia hands down. They offer over 10 languages to learn. They have a lot of merit AP & honors course. The sport are also a big deal here. I graduated from here in 2010. This school really prepared me for college beyond wonders. It's amazing that people come from bad high school. I love he school however I don't really care about the location . I rather live in Atlanta . I'm a student a Georgia State downtown. Overall I highly highly recommend this school. I'm proud to be a warrior ! Woot woot !

  • (1 year ago)

    My kid can't pass the SAT even though he has a 3.3 GPA at NCHS. The counselors couldn't care less. One of his teachers told me that she gives an A or B so long as the kid sits quietly and causes no trouble. My kid almost never has homework. The teacher said 'they don't do it anyway so I stopped assigning it". WTH? What happened to challenging students to learn? When will the principal wake up and take the teachers to task? What good is a diploma if you learned nothing and can't get into college? Run away as fast as you can from NCHS!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is one that I would say is all talk office staff really needs to take public relations or maybe human relations I say that because the customer service really is bad. I dare you to walk into one of the front offices and if a staff member is speaking with another staff member or even on the telephone You well not get noticed until they are done not a head nod smile not even the one min. finger nothing at all. So you just stand there until your noticed or until you speak up.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sportsmanship and Character!! This is the only school in our area that will Boo the opposing team and yell inappropriate remarks at the kids as they are coming out on the field. They did it when the football team entered the field and when the band marched onto the field. When North Cobbs team came onto the field they were not met in this way. I have never been to a game where there were so many flags thrown against a team for unsportmanship conduct. Character matters as much as winning. Behavior and conduct is taught from the teachers and parents down.

  • (2 years ago)

    North Cobb High School has a very good program and I commend the administrators for getting the Freshman Academy.

  • (3 years ago)

    North Cobb is one sided when it comes to parental concerns. The Principal and Administrator are always right. They tag team you and threaten to end the meeting if you say something that they do not like. Thank goodness my child is an honor roll student and never gets into trouble. If i had to deal with the front staff on a regular basis we would move to another school district home school or Private school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! Of course like all schools a few bad apples can create bad press but the good news hardly ever gets spread.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been very happy at NCHS. Most of the staff really cares about what is best for the kids. There will always be those teachers who are just there for the paycheck but overall the staff is great. The new principal has a true open door policy and is very receptive to hearing what is going on in the school. While the school isn't the prettiest one you'll find in Cobb County it has a diverse population a great magnet program tons of clubs and chances for the kids to get involved and some really great athletics. Add to that the ability to earn college credit at nearby Kennesaw State University while you are still in high school and you've got a hidden gem in NCHS.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my second time at entering a review the first time was for my oldest son this is for my youngest son. My rating has gone down from last time. I can not give this school any stars. The staff is still as bad as it was two years ago when I rated the school. They only care about the kids that are smart and will look good for them good grades and going on to college. My son does not plan on going to college so I feel that he is just an after thought. I am so glad that I have no more children that will need to go to high school because if I did I would move or put them in private school. My son hates getting up everyday to go to NC.

  • (5 years ago)

    What an awesome administration this year. They truly care about the kids. A high school education is what your student decides to make of it. At North Cobb students have ample opportunity to succeed. Dr. Page and his admin team are on top of everything and really look out for the kids. The counsellors make sure each student has the opportunity to meet with them and plan for a successful high school career. They offer SAT prep and even take kids around on weekends to visit colleges. The magnet program is fantastic. This is the second year in a row they will be taking a group of students to China for 17 days for no more than the cost of the $1 500 airfare. Amazing. Great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has an amazing Student-Teacher Intern or Teaching as a Profession program . if this program was not set I not be able to find my career . Rhis Teaching as a Profession program gave me the chance to work in the field along side teachers in middle school in elementary school along with the Special Educations department . It gives a great experience and hands on learning that most probably don't see until college years

  • (6 years ago)

    North Cobb has excellent teachers and a good administration.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am unable to as my son recently moved back to America from Jamaica.I need to be involved also as i am in touch through his guardian. He seems to be doing well

  • (6 years ago)

    There are many excellent teachers. Unfortunately there are also some that don't deserve to be in a classroom. It is unfortunate when a teacher whose style and qualifications are more suited to early elementary education is allowed to frustrate classes of honors gifted and magnet students. It is particularly frustrating when the administration is unresponsive to repeated complaints from parents students and school staff about these situations. The school has suffered from several changes in leadership in the past few years. Overall the school is average but the magnet School for International Studies at North Cobb offers great education opportunities to challenge students that want to excel. The magnet school brings overall school performance to above average.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed. I am dealing with an issue with my child and another student at the school. As a concerned parent I wanted to deal with the issue immediately. The administrators were cold and could care less about our concerns or views . So far we are the only ones trying to get a fair resolution..they won't even call me back. We've made 3 trips so far to speak with the admins and the principal...neither knows what the other is talking about including the principal. I received no help from anyone. I was told one thing would happen but instead I got the run around and it was a totally different outcome. It doesn't seem that they are fair with the discipline and just depends on who you are talking real interest in the parents concerns. I hate every aspect of this school .

  • (6 years ago)

    North Cobb is a great school to attend. I am a junior and I absolutely love it. The faculty is great. Our teachers are well-known throughout the community and they are very involved with their students. This is the best school to go to if you want your child to be in a diverse environment. For the most part everyone gets along well. There are many extra curricular activities that are worth getting involved in. Since we are the Magnet school for International Studies students are given numerous opportunities to succeed. We always have visitors from different countries and because of the magnet program a large amount of elective classes and AP classes are provided. The only downside about going to North Cobb is that whenever someone inquires where you go to school and you say 'North Cobb' you get the surprised face then a sympathetic 'ohhh'.

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