School Details

Shiloh High School

4210 Shiloh Rd, Snellville, GA 30039
(770) 972-8471
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2018 students 17 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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  • Gwinnett 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
  • Gwinnett County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shiloh High School is a public high school in Snellville. The principal of Shiloh High School is Gwen Tatum, whose e-mail is gwen_tatum@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. 2,018 students attend Shiloh High School and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Shiloh High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 2,018 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 60% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Shiloh High School is 17:1. Parkview 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
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 64% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 12% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 46%
Limited English proficiency 3% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 39% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I dont know what to choose south gwinnett or shiloh. I would like yo go to shiloh mainly because of the IB program but i am zoned to south gwinnett and they have alot of AP classes please help me choose!!!!!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Shiloh is about to PUBLISH our impressive list of top College and University Admissions from this last graduating class. Our Institution is undeniably TOP DRAWER! And we have TWO national celebrities with kids in our school now and a Jewish Student Association in the works as well! Check out our Science and Math Scores from last year for the top 50 percentile of students. YES WE ARE ON TOP OF THINGS AT SHILOH! Life gets better by the day!

  • (2 years ago)

    Moved to GA from Cali this past September and I'm happy to say that i am very satisfied with this school. The only issue that I have is with my daughters old counselor this past semester I found out that she was about to retire which means she didn't give my newly enrolled daughter enough time to talk about her senior year which is coming up. So as of right now we are still scrambling to get it together.

  • (3 years ago)

    Based on the Shiloh High School accountability report on the Gwinnett County Public Schools website ACT reading and math scores have plummeted since 2005. Shiloh ACT scores are below the national average the Gwinnett County average and the state of GA average. The number of students taking and successfully completing Advanced Placement courses has dropped like a stone since 2005. It is a very dismal report card for Shiloh HS. It is not racial it is bad bad bad test scores and getting worse test scores. Shiloh HS might be a place where students and parents enjoy themselves and feel warm and fuzzy but the school based on academics is a failure factory. Research the facts and make your own evaluation based on reality not dreams.

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel that when my grandsons entered SHS the parents no longer had control over what happened to their child academically. Both of my grandsons were given 2-3 physical education classes during one semester. They were not allowed to change the classes. They trusted their counselor to lead them in the right direction. I tried to contact the counselor several times by phone she never returned mycalls. The parent portal is good for getting grades however there is not a way to contact teachers if you have a question about your child. Another topic is poor communtcation between teacher and parents until it is too l;ate. There is a parent teacher meeting-I did not find out about it until I received a newsletter one month later. Children are expected to be responsible and the communication is between the child and the teacher and/or counselor.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are incredibly pleased with Shiloh. In the early 1990s our oldest daughter graduated there and is now a Chemical Engineer with a major company. She got straight into a highly competitive BS of Chemical Engineering Program and now has a MBA also. We left the metro for a decade when my husband was transferred up north. We moved to Cobb County for the first two years we were back (2005 and 2006) then back to Snellville three years ago due to liking Gwinnett County better. Our two younger children are going to Shiloh now and doing very very well and enjoying school very much.

  • (3 years ago)

    My Dentist is black and he graduated from Shiloh and he sends his kids there. I am white and I send my kids there after I found out he does. We have a weekend house there and a home in Atlanta due to my husbands disdain for commuting. So I had a choice and Shiloh was it. We are very pleased. Several of the kids have one and some two European parents and it is fun to chat with them at functions. I am told the Elementary School is good too.

  • (3 years ago)

    Again I would say the large number of Ivy League admissions coming from Shiloh in very recent years speaks for itself. This is unheard of even among the pricey private schools in Atlanta.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school produces many students that excel and go to top universities each year.It is a school that gets a bad reputation because it is predominately black.I think this rating is given because of that and it only tarnishes the reputation of this excellent institution.

  • (4 years ago)

    I lived in the Shiloh community for 6 years from grade 6-11 before having to move recently. This school as life in general is as good as you make it; I had a worthwhile education because I worked to have that kind of education. Those that say it is a bad school made it bad for themselves. A majority of students are friendly and the diversity is truly prevalent. There are amazing teachers as well I learned a lot from most of the teachers I had. I enjoyed my time at Shiloh and I find myself missing it. All in all Shiloh is a great school that is trying to make itself better with improvements on different areas. Class of 2010! I hope this helped.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my first year at Shiloh and I am very pleased with the school year thus far. People have been very friendly to me and my friends. Everyone I know that is attending or has attended Shiloh High School has had an overall good experience with the positives outweighing the negatives. Shiloh is a good school and I think most of the other students would agree.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shiloh is a great school. I had one child to Graduate in 2004 and I have two Seniors presently attending. Parent involvement is the key.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been in the Shiloh Community for 13 years and have been a Very Involved Parent. I know this has a direct impact on my comfort level with the school and its challenges as well as famaliarizes me with its successes. I know SHS has opportunites for improvement but the issues at the school are not any greater than at other HS the issues are far greater than SHS. It is interesting that the ratings of the schools have a direct relationship with the ratial makeup of the school. It is not time to pull the race card but just check ourselves realistically. Community support in the higher rated schools is a major component.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a well-known student in the class of 2010. Yes the school has seen some extreme demographic change but a school is still what you make of it. Shiloh students are still competitive academically and athletically. We have students (this year and in the last two years) who have made perfect scores on AP SAT and ACT exams and have been given $450 000 military scholarships. Each year a handful of students matriculate to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges such as Harvard (2009) Yale (2006 2006) Princeton (2008) Cornell (2007) Duke (2008) and the list goes on (not to mention students who were accepted but chose not to attend). If this doesn't speak to the idea that good things can happen at any school then I don't know what can. Shiloh can be a school just as good as any other if people just believe in it.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child just graduated from Shiloh High class of 2009. This school has done nothing but turn for the worst within the past four years. The schools administration is all talk no action. They constantly threaten students with disciplinary action and turn around and don't do a thing. Kids are constantly roaming the hallways and these are upperclassmen! They talk to teachers and administrators any way they want as if they're friends. This school went from a descent well know school to a ghetto cry for help. Its not even about the school being mostly black they just simply do not care. I wouldn't recommend this school to a soul until they turn themselves back around.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shiloh High is a great school.. Parenst just have to be involved as they would in any school. I think the bad rap comes from it's diversity. We love it and have 1 child who will attends and 3 who will attend Shiloh with pride.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a senior at Shiloh High School. I'm an involved parent. You get positive results when you stay in close communication with your student and teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son graduated from Shiloh High school this year - 2009 and enjoyed his high school years there; and I as an involved parent felt supported by the staff and administration. As previous parents have mentioned the school has approved greatly since Dr. Tatum's arrival. Parents get involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    My oldest sos an upcoming senior. He has been at Shiloh all 3 years of high school. I can see a big improvement since Dr. Tatum has been there. I am informed on a regular basis of my son's grades. My son takes AP and honors classes and has enjoyed being a student there. He also plays sports as well. As for the parent who is complaining about the football dues I agree that $500 is alot of money but the athletics programs don't get any money from the county. We (the parents and community) have to furnish and provide everything for these programs. I know there are fund raisers that the touchdown club do to help offset the dues (I've done them before). Get some local businesses as sponsors and get the community involved! I do feel that more parental involvement is needed for all aspects at this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    need more parent involvement

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