School Details

Terrell High School

201 Greenwave Blvd, Dawson, GA 39842
(229) 995-2544
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 387 students 13 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Terrell 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
  • Terrell County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Terrell High School is a public high school. The principal of Terrell High School is Douglas Bell, whose e-mail is mail.terrellcountyschools.net. 387 children attend Terrell High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Terrell High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 387 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Terrell High School is 13:1. Terrell Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 86%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 55% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a very nice facility but the faculty is incompetent. I've never experienced my child attending a school ad bad as this one. I will be withdrawing her in the next month or so. If you can help it and you want a decent education for your child don't send them here. (LESS than 1 star)

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that Terrell county High School is a very good school. The teachers are very careing and want you to learn but they can't force those who don't want to. I as a student their 2008-2009 Freshman love the school. The school is a very well put together school the extra-curricular activities are coming along good if only they had more to choose from. The softball team needs to work as a team and not indivuals. The coaches are trying their best but choose not to listen. All classes i have are very in-depth to me they don't just say what happened but why and what caused it. The Math teacher is very easy to get along with.The World history teacher Rocks and auctually cares about her students. The other teachers show that they care and really want us all to succeed

  • (6 years ago)

    Poor performance in TMHS is not only low because of the unavailabillity of sports nor the teachers. There are a number of teachers at TMHS who care for the students there. One has to have the drive to succeed in school whether or not sports or other extracurricular activities are available. If any difference is to be made it has to start with oneself. No one can force a difference into a student's life they simplly have to want it. I was an honor grad of TMHS two years ago and the only sport I participated in was JH basketball and that was only 1 season! The teachers there have and will go over and beyond the boundaries to ensure the students there are fully equipped and prepared for the next level that awaits them which includes anything from the next grade level to the first job application. It's self will.

  • (8 years ago)

    Poor performances in middle/high school in my community appear to have a direct correlation to the unavailability of wide-range easily accessible extracurricular activities in the school or county. A good caring teacher however can take the challenge and make a difference in how any child performs.

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