A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
3595 Webb Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Telephone
(770) 521-7640

Alpharetta High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
283 responses
Average ACT
29
211 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
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  • Senior snacks
    24%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Free period
    11%
  • Senior Events
    11%
  • Performing Arts Concerts
    10%
  • Marching Band/Color Guard and band competitions
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,061
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.7%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,583/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Alpharetta High School Reviews

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There's no denying that Alpharetta High School has outstanding academics and credentials. They have done an amazing job at providing resources to engage student learning like providing free personal devices and study times every week. However, at the school there is a culture of perfectionism that everyone is trying to maintain and it is not healthy. It hinders student learning because students are just memorizing content to pass a test and hopefully if they pass enough test they might make it into a decent college. There is nothing wrong with encouraging kids to reach their highest potential but, when is someone going to step up and admit that this culture of high stress and anxiety can do more harm than good.
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Over all it was a great experience. The study body was very open-minded and quite diverse. Teachers were always encouraging and pushing students to achieve academic excellence; however, they were never dishonest. There were never any false praises or undeserving grades handed out. There were countless opportunities for students to get involved with the community along a long list of clubs available to join. Sports teams were not rigged... every student had equal opportunity to be part of any sports team they desired as long as they performed well at try-outs. The arts were given just as much importance as academics were. Drama club, band, orchestra, choir, photography, along with many other artistic expressions were encouraged to allow students to express themselves. The school building is full of windows allowing lots of natural light making it easier to have a positive learning environment for all the kids.
Alpharetta High School provided me with the best resources to succeed in college. From freshman year to senior year, the faculty and teachers taught me the necessary skills such as note taking and time management so that college would be ever more easy. In junior year, I took AP Computer Science and the class was so great that I decided to make Computer Science my major in college.

If there was one thing that I would change about Alpharetta, it would be the amount of different classes a student can take. An example would be the science department. In Alpharetta, you can take either Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. I found that I do not enjoy any of those, so I would have liked to see other science classes such as astrology, geology, or ecology.