School Details

Worth County High School

406 W King St, Sylvester, GA 31791
(229) 776-8625
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 974 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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% 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
  • Worth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Worth County High School is a public high school in Sylvester. The principal of Worth County High School is Stacey L Bell, who can be contacted at sbell@worthschools.net. 974 children attend Worth County High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Worth County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 974 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 62% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Worth County High School is 15:1. New Beginning Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 38%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 1% 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 65%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 56% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    i am aworth county high school senior this year an i believe this is the best school ever although there are some very strict teachers around. They just try to help you grow up and learn about life and to graduate.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a senior here at Woth County High and even though some days I really don't want to get out of bed I never regret it when I get here. The teachers are great especially the literature teachers and my class (the class of 2008) is full of children willing to learn and keep their mouths shut as Im sure many grades coming up will be. I really like the principal Mr. Coach Bell because he was the former vocational dept. director and he really seems to be looking out for that department. Bell is doing alot of good for this school and I think it helps when the teachers get along and agree with his way of doing things.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am now attending WCHS and I think it is a great school! For the people who said the teachers do not care about their students you are wrong. All the teachers I have try to do anything they can for most of us. I am now in 11TH grade and I used to be bad all the time and none of my teachers liked me. Now I have been behaving better inside of school and I am doing very well. Worth County is very involved in football but we do pay attention to other activities around school. My friends and I love WCHS and wouldn't go to any other school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a 30 year old single mom and I have to say my child is not getting the proper education by attending the WC Schools. Teachers do not interact with the students. I'm in fear of my 12 year old daughter attending high school because I don't think it has improved since my graduating year.

  • (9 years ago)

    Worth County is a nice place to live but you don't want to send your children to school here. The middle school employs some teachers who cuss at the children use crude language to them and who don't seem to care one bit about them. The high school has soom good teachers but also has some who should either retire or never have gone into the education field at all. Worth County High seems to only care about its football program. Students in the band and chorus are not valued at all. There is not much money available for music education at all. The community also does not support the musical endeavors nor does it support some of the 'lesser' sports like soccer. It has not been a very good learning environment for my children. One child refused to go to the high school and has gone to another high school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Worth County is a wonderful place to live but not a great place to send your kids to school. The high school does not prepare students for college.Classes tend to be too easy and study habits are not learned as a consequence. Possibly with more money spent on education and less on the superintendant this could be a wonderful school that adequately prepares students for future

  • (11 years ago)

    I went to Worth County High School growing up. I thought that the overall quality of the school was above average. The school doesn't however show it's support as much for all sports. I played football wrestling and did a little cross-country while attending WCHS. The staff and facualty are great but overall the school shows a lot of interest in its football program and not as much in the other sports areas. It would be nice to see how much money is put torwards each sport on an annual basis. I have plenty of nice memories from attending WCHS and I looked forward to seeing my teachers everyday! I now attend DeVry University in Orlando Florida and I feel that my teachers in high school gave me the opportunity to accomplish the goals that I have accomplished! I have a 3.7 GPA and I still enjoy learning something new everyday!

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