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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Howard High School is a public school located in Macon, GA. It has 1,300 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
Address
6400 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA 31210
Telephone
(478) 779-7852

Howard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1070
185 responses
Average ACT
23
41 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,108
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Football games
    34%
  • Basketball games
    20%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,300
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,949
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,509/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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My overall experience at Howard High School was a great experience. All the teachers I came in contact with were exceptional! They make sure you always push yourself to be the best you can be. The slogan, "Pride, Achievement, Character, and Keeping It Positive," is a quote that definitely holds merit in the day-to-day affairs at Howard High School. The thing I appreciated the most at my high school was the assigned workload and increasingly self-paced assignments to help cultivate a strong work ethic in students . If it was not for these challenges, I would not be the hardworking individual I am today. There are many many more ways Howard High School has helped shaped our future, knowledge, and our identity. I am proud to call myself a Howard High School Alumni!
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Overall, being at Howard Highschool was quite the experience for me and many others. There were instances where I questioned whether my opinion and thoughts were taken into consideration by faculty and staff, and might I add self-expression was somewhat limited, mainly due to staff rules. Nevertheless the school is the best in its county, and if one wishes to indulge in different activities, I highly encourage it! Find yourself, and enjoy it.
What I like about Howard High School is that the administrators and teachers make sure students receive the proper education and every student is treated with the same respect. Howard High school is one of the top public high schools in Bibb County and has the highest graduation rate out of all the public schools in the county. In order for students to excel and reach the standards, there are rules and regulations set. There are plenty of resources to help each and every student. There are counselors who are set to remind students of scholarships, community service opportunities, ways to find a tutor for any subject and to make sure students are getting what they need to graduate on time.

On the other hand, lunch can be much improved. Most of the time the lunch is old and out of date. To make the lunch better, I suggest homemade meals or catering from restaurants around the city that aren't to expensive for the school or county to pay for.