Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepC
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyC+
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
Shaw High School is a public school located in Columbus, GA. It has 1,154 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
Shaw High School Reviews
Shaw High School is a good school. We are a Mass Communication school for our magnet program. In the application process, you have to write a 5 paragraph essay on a topic. Mass Communications are classes delaying with computers and cameras equipment. If you are accepted into the magnet program you have required to take two pathways. Those two pathways are called Web design and Audio, Video Technology & Film (AVTF). There are 3 classes in each pathway and at the end of the third class there’s a end of pathway test. If you pass that test that means you are certified. That’s a great opportunity because it looks good for colleges. Personally the AVTF pathway is my favorite. Mass Media is my major for college and I love that class so much.
Though I did not go to Shaw very long, the year I stayed for my freshman year was such an experience. I learned what having an actual High school experience was like before i transferred off to more of a private/public school. I made friends and lost friends but it's something everyone goes through. The administration was pretty on top of things, they cared for you and wanted to see you succeed in your academics and whenever anything bad happened they were kind of on top of that, but that's something they could possibly change but i've heard they are on top of things well. The seniors have such a nice connection with each other and I am greatly overall happy about the experience i've had at shaw
I liked that Shaw High School provided free lunch to all of its students. This helped to lessen the burden on families and students. It also helped to encourage a better learning environment. I also liked that Shaw enables its students to do dual enrollment. This allowed me to enter college at a sophomore level decreasing my financial burden exponentially. The only change that I would like to see is a higher standard set for its students. I would like to see more recognition for Shaw's academics and dual enrollment students. I would also liked to have seen less gang related affiliation. I chose to do dual enrollment starting my Junior year because I no longer desired to be on school property. I found that Columbus State University held more like minded students that wanted to learn and make a change. I also felt safer on the college campus than at Shaw. I graduated in 2018 so maybe these changes have been implemented but if not then Northside and Columbus have great magnet programs.