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Henry County Schools is a public school district located in McDonough, GA. It has 41,930 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
396 Tomlinson Street
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 957-6601

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1,677 responses
Average ACT
1,611 responses


Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year


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Expenses Per Student
$10,021/ student
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Henry County Schools Reviews

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Coming from another school, experiencing the Henry County School systems difference in diversity and quality of education shocked me.I never thought my previous school was subpar until I got to Woodland High School in 9th grade.In clayton county,all I experienced were African American Christian students. Here,there were Whites,Asians,Hispanics, gays, Muslims and many cultures I had never been exposed to.As for academics before, passing AP exams was a myth.My older brothers would come home raving about the one kid that passed.Now, passing is espected.Of the 4 taken,I have passed 3.I would be considered a genius at my old school. Now, people wonder what happend with the last test. It's not that I attend a preppy private school.Nope.It's a public school with regular kids.I know that the ones that grew up here don't appreciate not having metal detectors and feeling genuinely safe at school, but I can say that I am so grateful to have moved here.
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Henry county is nice a place to attend schools but the experience can be even more better with these small things. First, our schools need more parent involvement. When a parent is involved in their child's education, it not only benefits the child but others around them too. Start a PTA (Parent and Teacher Association), just get involved! Next, diversity of different cultures must be recognized. Events such as cultural or diversity days allow students from different backgrounds to feel welcomed and unite as one despite unique ethnicities and nationalities. Finally, funding should go to all sports not just football and basketball. Other student-athletes aren't able to practice to the best of their ability because of lack of good facilities and equipment for their sport. Henry county schools could go above and beyond if we, as a community, can implement these things into our schools.
My experience with Ola High School has and will be one to remember. As for me, the academics are high meaning that I was pushed to do my best at receiving hugh grades. As the years have past, teachers have become more lazy and their attitudes have evolved to one of not caring about the success of the students. Ola has a nice facility and it remains to be the most kept up school in the county. I would like to see more diversity with things such as clubs, theme ideas and activities that partake at the school. I grew up being accustom to racial slurs or statements that have been passed with a slap on the wrist or if any consequences at all. As a predominately white county, I expect others to take account of people or things that criticize or devalue minorities. I love Ola and how they have raised me to the person I am; however, the school nor county is perfect and I hope with these experiences, they can strive towards being one of the best counties in Georgia