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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McIntosh County Academy is a public school located in Darien, GA. It has 442 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
8945 Us Highway 17
Darien, GA 31305
Telephone
(912) 437-6691
Website

McIntosh County Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1000
50 responses
Average ACT
20
13 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$45,248
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,200
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.
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
442
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,870
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,977/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

McIntosh County Academy Reviews

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Rating MCA average isn't because of the teachers, the overall majority of them are great teachers, it's because the lack of focus of what the school can do for the students to greatly succeed. I'm not saying that they should help people that doesn't put in any effort-but for those that do- they should help them in areas where its needed. Besides the just the lack of education, MCA actually has great principal's now. Hopefully they'll stay. On behalf of the teachers that teach, but the students don't learn; the students at MCA plays a big problem in our school. To be very blunt with whomever is reading this, the kids in our school don't give a crap. We lost two Culinary teachers in the same school year, and no they didn't get fired. They quit. For a school that has been trying to do better, the students surely aren't helping making it easier. So the school doesn't deserve: terrible, poor, very good, or excellent. They get exactly what the students look for...average.
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McIntosh County Academy gave me the worst high school experience. In most schools students get the opportunity to start AP classes early on, and take classes required to graduate early on. In McIntosh this is not the case, students were not allowed to take AP, Dual Enrollment, or the foreign languages required to graduate until the eleventh grade. Fed up with the school system I did full time dual enrollment in the eleventh grade at College of Coastal Georgia, who does not offer a Physical Science class (which is need to graduate) so I was forced to take this class that had a lot of labs online when it should have been a ninth grade class. However, when I went to the college they turned things around the correct way, started Spanish and Physical Science in the ninth grade. However, to add on to my rant in my four years at MCA I had four different principle, needless to say the school went the entire second semester without even having a principle.
During my 4 years of high school spent at MCA was definitely a learning experience and also an amusement park at times. Why do i state that, you ask? Well let's just say this high school wasn't taken as seriously as it should have been. Other than the education, cafeteria food, and the teachers, fellow associates and friends were always a go-to to take a load off of what has been going on around the school. What I think that should improve in this high school is higher level of education taught to the students and more extracurriculars taken place so that when students graduate from there they would know how to use their full potential and knowledge in life.