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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South Cobb High School is a public school located in Austell, GA. It has 1,979 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

South Cobb High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1050
359 responses
Average ACT
22
157 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$75,153
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,157
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,800
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
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.60 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 196 responses
Report
  • Football and basketball games
    20%
  • International Festival
    19%
  • Eagle TV
    13%
  • Soccer games and pep rallies
    11%
  • Senior Events
    9%
  • Senior skip days
    6%
  • Musical Productions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,979
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.71 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.71 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.71 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,420
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,556/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.111 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.111 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.111 responses
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My overall experience at South Cobb High was pretty amazing. I experienced my very first pep rally, which was cool and I even joined the Student Council. It was a great club and I learned a lot. The teachers there are very amazing and so intriguing. They each have cool and funny quirks about them and I was able to enjoy them all. I was able to meet new people, even make a friend there, and the administration/staff there are great! They also serve good lunches and their focus on academics and student success is admirable. If there's one thing I wished could change, I think it would be about the clubs. They didn't announce most of the clubs I wanted to attend and I wished they had voiced all the clubs. Overall however, it was a great and unforgettable experience.
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Our teachers always do their best to prepare students for the rigor of courses by being available and adaptive. Student-staff interactions are such that they allow steady academic and personal growth. Yet, it is clear at times that the cultural and personal experiences of students and staff are very different, which might make it difficult to empathize with the struggles and realities that some of us encounter on a regular basis. Implementing things like implicit bias testing and cultural proficiency training might help to resolve this issue. I also believe renovating the school's older buildings would provide students with more aesthetically appealing and comfortable spaces that would be conducive to learning and healthy social interaction.
Being at South Cobb High School for all 4 years, finishing up my senior year it has morphed me into a new person. My high school has taught me in someways how to depend on myself and not others. The majority of the teachers here are fantastic! However, other teachers seem to not really want to help out as much when a student is in need of help. The administration here is great. We have a good principle Who cares About our reputation, and makes sure we are at tip top shape. Some of the counselors here, are not the best. I find it rude that your counselor would look at you crazy when you ask help and advice to sign up
For colleges when you do not know how or where to begin, being the first to graduate.