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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Shaw High School is a public school located in Columbus, GA. It has 1,235 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
7579 Raider Way
Columbus, GA 31909
Telephone
(706) 569-3638
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Shaw High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
990
145 responses
Average ACT
19
79 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$43,239
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$856
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Home coming week
    36%
  • Home coming games
    22%
  • FBLA
    17%
  • Powder puff games
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Yearbook Class Editor
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,235
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,784
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,437/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Shaw High School has the potential to be an amazing school but lacks the motive and proper supervision to act upon it. There wasn't a proper homecoming week, and the makeup for this was lackluster. There was a make-up dance MONTHS later, but this was student innovated and faculty-threatened to not happen. There were only two pep rallies: mediocre ones. The school focused on students attending in proper dress code, but it's a biased system. The code is unfairly enforced against females, and a violation leads to suspension, deterring students from learning in class. Shaw keeps students inside of suspension, and Saturday school, for being late to class. Although there can be repercussions for being late, punishing late students is void when the punishment is keeping students out of class entirely. Janitors aren't paid to clean classrooms. 65%+ of the entire world's population is lactose intolerant, yet the school has no alternative for milk. The lunch is comparable to prison food.
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I found Shaw High School to be a great high school. The curriculum allowed great opportunities for expanding the student body's mindset. The Mass Communications Programs was a great program for preparation for college as well as the Business Administrative Courses. The student culture felt welcoming and inviting. Had I attended another college in Columbus, Georgia, I'm not so sure that I would have chosen the college career path that I have chosen. In further compliment of the School's curriculum, I chose a college career path that opposed the course curriculum offered at Shaw High School. However I still believe I was very well prepared for the Architectural career path I have chosen. Great School.
Shaw High Scool is overall amazing school. The teachers really want everyone to pass and graduate at their perspective graduation date. They don’t give out grades you have to work for it . For the magnet and AP students, it’s really a challenge and it really preps for the college course. I enjoyed my experience at Shaw!