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About This School

Marietta High School is a public high school in Marietta. The principal of Marietta High School is Leigh Colburn, whose e-mail is LColburn@marietta-city.k12.ga.us. 1,893 students go to Marietta High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Marietta High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 1,893 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 58% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Marietta High School is 15:1. Oakwood Digital Academy 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

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 44%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 63%
Limited English proficiency 8% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 45% 62%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I attend Marietta High School and I am a current Junior. I disagree with the comment below saying that you have to be a rich white student in IB and Old Marietta to fit in. I am not Old Marietta. I moved here in 6th grade. I'm not rich. I am however partial IB. I fit in just fine. My parents are VERY involved with the school and they aren't alumni. This school is one of the best schools in the country. The teachers do their best to make sure you succeed. The students and staff are extremely welcoming. If you are considering Marietta I highly recommend it!

  • (1 year ago)

    Reviewing high schools in Marietta and after reading a student's review containing several misspelled words I'm not so sure about MHS.

  • (3 years ago)

    Could not agree more with the previous post. MHS COULD be a great school IF the mentality of "O.M" aka Old Marietta was abolished. It's disgustingly obvious that teachers and students who are O.M. receive better treatment than others; quite ridiculous when you consider what a melting pot our urban school system is. Also most of the members of the IB program have an inflated ego - they want the highest grade for the most minimal of work (this applies to both parents and students). The leadership in the school should focus less on image and more on building a strong educational foundation for ALL students.

  • (3 years ago)

    Many things wrong with MHS if you can maneuver toward the "right" things you may do well. Many teacher's DON'T CARE. They will tell you and make things difficult if you try to escape. MHS is centered around image. Put students out rather than help. Favoritism to sports team players IB and Lineage. Parents don't have much voice unless they're part of the obviously preferred Marietta Alumni lineage. Many teachers went to Marietta under teachers who still teach there. People connected through family or money. It's rough on transfer students. If the credits won't transfer they disappear and NO the counselor won't work with you. Your schedule is to boost statistics for image. It would be a good school if it wasn't so elitist and if the obvious racism went away. White rich kids wondering the halls get greeted jovially sometimes invited to a classroom to chat and order food if the teacher is on break black and spanish and poor kids are ALWAYS up to no good. Arts are underfunded. Football get's everything. I would compare this school to a false family portrait. Where the family looks okay but off camera it's lies scandals and lots of make-up. Too much I can't say check the news.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has had the greatest experience at MHS! We have been so pleased with the quality of MHS and Marietta City Schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has failed my stepson in more ways than I can properly explain in text. The new Math curriculum violates all principles of pedagogy and pays teachers to do nothing. When my wife and I complained of the problems in the classroom our child was intimidated by an administrator - and we have never been contacted in response. Most recently it appears that administrators are given carte blanche to mete out arbitrary punishments (push-ups IN THE CAFETERIA) in cases where fault is not ascertained before punishment is assigned. I will be homeschooling my child next year and the school board will be notified of exactly why. If you have school-age children inside the Marietta city limits MOVE.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the best school that I ever whent to. I am receving a privet school education at a public school and on top of that Marietta High School is rank number three in the whole United States of America. I love this school. GO BIG BLUE!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have attended MHS for four years and I am greatly disappointed. They accuse the students of things that are nowhere near the truth. One program that has been the best thing that ever happended to me is the PLC program. This Program has helped me mature as a person and they made a connection with me that MHS could never achieve..... ever!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school as long as you are in the IB program if not it's not that great. You recurve a better education and more respect from the staff if you are in the program. However the staff still does not give very much trust in students it's either the teachers way or no way. There is no compromising talking nothing and it is very unfare to the students. One of the only teachers that I am aware of that is none of these things but is still a marvolous teacher is Ms. Melinda Garrett. She trusts works with us and teachs a hard class but she does it wonderfully.

  • (4 years ago)

    Marietta should be proud of their High school. My son graduated from MHS with an IB Diploma and is now attending GA Tech on the Hope Scholarship. He has written thank you emails to some of his MHS teachers for preparing him so well for college. In addition the teachers are very caring. His MHS math teacher even helped him out with his GA Tech math class when he was having trouble understanding his teacher at GA Tech. Their caring for their students goes beyond the expected. You get out of MHS what you put into it like any other thing in life.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school! We came in from The Walker School two years ago and could not be more pleased. My daughter has a great group of friends and is receiving a top notch education with the same rigor as Walker. I've been up to MHS numerous times and been met with very polite and friendly students. Teachers and staff are superb!

  • (4 years ago)

    Wow!!! the staff must have written the reviews for mhs because they couldn't be far from the truth! this is my childs first year at mhs and i am very disappointed with the education my child has received thus far. The teachers allow the students to misbehave and talk in class and the profantity spoken throughout the lunch room and hallways is ridiculous! the school is way over crowded. There is no way a child could get a good education at mhs. This will be the last year my child will attend mhs. Do not send your child to mhs...You will regret it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Marietta is a diverse school allowing the student to be themselves. It feels like small town families caring for each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the teacher quality and parent involvement ratings. MHS offers great academic tracks. Front office personnel are customer service oriented and professional.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. I am very impressed by the committment of several of the staff. The librian (Mrs. Saxon) is refreshing (unlike the rude man who 'works' there). My nephews talk about her alot and say she cares about the students. I am glad there are staff members who look out well being of the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a freshman at MHS this year and I have to say that it is the best school ever! The teachers are great and supportive. When my children go to high school in the future I will make sure that it is Marietta High School.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Marietta High last year and I have to say it's the best school I have ever been too. The teachers were great. They were so nice and caring and always seemed to want to help. The students were great as well they were cool funny and very helpful. I came in to MHS a few months late and the seniors were ready and willing to help me out which shocked me considering I was a freshman. Its truly an awesome school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son graduated from MHS with an excellent education. Teachers were demanding and administraion superb. He has maintained his HOPE scholarship at GaTech for three years and will enter his senior year in 2006. This is a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Marietta High School has something for everyone with strong showings in all areas be it academic athletic extracurricular arts or leadership. Our biggest commodity that sets us above neighboring schools is our diversity. Drugs are not as prevalent as they are at other schools contrary to popular belief. The socialization of the different cultures and races is the best I've ever been around. Unfortunately we're losing the best principle in the state. The International Baccalaureate Program and three separate work-study programs are reason alone to look into Marietta.

  • (9 years ago)

    Marietta is the most diverse school around. With students from around the world one will wonder how they keep the school running but boy does it. The school has terrific teachers and the best principal in the state. He is always dropping in on classrooms and has good standings with the students. Also the largest public high school in Georgia the school cost around 61 million dollars to build. Its one of the finest in Georgia all around.

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