School Details

Pope High School

3001 Hembree Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 578-7900
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1734 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.
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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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  • Cobb County School District 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 2011
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pope High School is a public high school in Marietta. The principal of Pope High School is Richard Beaulieu, whose e-mail is Charlotte.Stowers@cobbk12.org. 1,734 children attend Pope High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Pope High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 1,734 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 11% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pope High School is 15:1. Lassiter High School 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

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 79% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 5% 17%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 44%
Limited English proficiency 1% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 4% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Pope is a great school! It offers a strong academic preparation for college there are agreat variety of extracurricular activities for students to get involved in and the staff is caring and responsive.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went to Pope. He is now a senior in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. Pope's math program is especially strong and the AP Calculas classes (A/B & B/C) are amazing (almost the entire class scored 5's). My son exempted Calc 1 at GT and made strong A's in his other 4 maths because of the top notch instuction of Mr. Sorenson at Pope. He received a solid background in all subject areas. His counselor Ms. Sax was wonderful. Thank you Pope for preparing my son!

  • (1 year ago)

    Like many parents looking to move to Atlanta we focused on east Cobb . We were looking first at walton district then added pope zones because no houses came up in walton zone. Our child has just started at pope and we are so impressed by all aspects of the school. I am convinced pope will provide a quality rounded education. The teachers are top notch and the facilities are outstanding. Above all we have a very happy child.

  • (1 year ago)

    Pope has been a great fit for our older child. She has thrived in the environment which is friendly but also academically challenging...which she needs to prepare for college. The advanced coursework is on point for those needing the stretch but I know the support is there for those that need it as well. Great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    this is a PHENOMENAL school with great teachers. We have been very pleased with our son's progress there...

  • (2 years ago)

    My last child just graduated from Pope. They have all found college a breeze thanks to their time at Pope

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently a senior at Pope and it really is a great school. I was originally set to attend walton high school which is also a great school but it seems like unless you play sports or have a GPA over 4.2 they really don't care about you.This is from the experience of my sister. Anyway over the past four years I have loved Pope. The staff does everything they can for the students and they encourage us to do our personal best. The music programs are superior and they sports teams are exceptional. The staff and principle also help the students by actually taking the students opinions to improve the school into consideration. Pope is in my personal opinion one of the best schools in the state of Georgia.

  • (6 years ago)

    This year Pope got a new principal and what a difference!!. The morale seems so much better all the way around. The kids are excited about new adventures and even the sports teams seem more enthuiastic. I will now have to rate Pope a 5 star public school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both my children are graduates of Pope and when my son was in his Freshman year at Georgia he told me he was 'bored' in his Political Science class as he had 'already studied all this stuff'. That says a lot about the high school he came from. He is now an attorney so I think he did okay. Thank you Pope for preparing both my children well for their college careers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pope is an excellent school! It has the high academic standards of a private school but is a public school. The teachers are great at what they do. My older brother graduated from Pope and had no problem with college admittance. I suggest this school to anyone moving into the East Cobb area. It is one of the best high schools in Georgia.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am going to graduate from Pope next week and have attended all four years there. As far as academics go Pope definitely offers the best available if the student is willing to work for them. My high school career has been extremely rigorous and has definitely prepared me well for college. The only negative thing I would say about my school is in the facilities and quality of school-sponsored events. The building is very lacking in quality and is in fact quite ugly and not well kept especially considering the affluence of the surrounding area. This probably results from an administration which places no importance on anything but pure instruction. For the same reason students have fewer physical resources than some schools in Fulton County and most school events come across as sadly half-baked and underfunded. Still I consider Pope the best in Cobb County with Walton a close second.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pope is such a strong school in so many arenas including student vitality the courses offered the quality of the teachers the choices of clubs and the parental support. My other child went to a local magnet school and I'm seeing that Pope has all she was offered there and more! BTW there's a new principal and vice principal coming in in the fall of 2008.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a current student at Pope High School. The school spirit is absolutely amazing at all sporting activities. I am in honors/Pre-AP classes and I am an athlete. The balance between the two is great. Cheating is absolutely not tolerated under any circumstances and is strongly dealt with. Overall I have had an amazing experience and look forward to many more.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've had 2 children graduate from Pope and have moved to Walton district so my (now) middle schooler can go there. I think the education at Pope is what you make of it. You can get a great education there or you can sleep through your classes literally. The teaching staff is very good but the administration is appalling. Do not expect them to listen to you or have any interest in your concerns. I needed an accommodation for one of my children under the ADA and the principal fought me tooth and nail even though it was a very easy accommodation. That is defnitely not putting the student first.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child will soon graduate from Pope. Most teachers are enthusiastic and caring giving a variety of assignments and offering extra help. They truely want the students to succeed. I have encountered just a few teachers who were too busy to offer individual help and attention. Students take academics seriously and there are few classroom disruptions. There is a strong school spirit and a healthy commitment to community service. The course offering is comprehensive with a variety of electives. The major negative aspect is the administration. Communication with parents about important issues at the school is lacking. Emphasis is on negative consequences rather than building a positive environment. Priorities seem confused Parental involvement is welcomed as long as it does not include suggestions for the administration. Pope is a good school but with the right leadership could be a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academics and instructional time are the most important aspects of Pope. Students are encouraged to take the most rigorous courses which there are many. Pope recently scored highest in the county on the ACT. All extracurricular are encouraged. Not only does Pope offer an outstanding award winning music program but all activities are available to meet the needs of studemts. The principal will begin any extracurricular activity as long there is a sponsoring teacher so students are free to exercise their creativty along with their particular interests. Parental involvement is quite high. Parent volunteers work through out the school Monday-Friday. Pope High School PTSA was awarded First Place as Georgia High School PTA (this is our 3rd time winning since 2002-03 school year) and named National PTA School of Excellence for Parental Involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our family intentionally moved into the Pope HS district and paid above 800K for a home. While SAT scores initially were increasing through 03 and 04 scores are now flat. Walton and Lassiter ( not on Block scheduling) continue to have steady gains bypassing Pope. Principal has little parental respect or support. There is much potential with many great teachers but school desperately needs new leadership in order to flourish- let the buyer beware. Cheating abounds and will be tolerated if it involves athletes.

  • (10 years ago)

    Pope is a wonderful school! I just moved away and am now going to another school with a great reputation. However the school I now attend is horrible compared to Pope. The course selection at Pope is great and the school provides many different levels in the same course (something my new school does not offer and therefore forces advanced students to learn with ones who struggle in even on-level courses). Pope offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activites and the environment is wonderful.

  • (11 years ago)

    Alan C Pope High School earns high marks for academic excellence student involvement and caring participation by the faculty. Students ARE the number one priority as they should be. Wonderful area.

  • (11 years ago)

    Excellent school. Interaction between parents and teachers is very good. Have had 2 children go through this school and have one that will be a Junior. Both my older children were accepted and attend Top Universities outside of Georgia. Would highly recommend this school district.

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