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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Valdosta High School is a public school located in Valdosta, GA. It has 2,191 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Valdosta High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1050
280 responses
Average ACT
23
111 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$32,051
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$766
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,600
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
  • Homecoming and prom
    24%
  • Wildcats football
    21%
  • Basketball
    11%
  • Band
    10%
  • Dance
    8%
  • Chorus
    6%
  • Track
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,191
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,961
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,935/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Valdosta High School has been improved recently. In 2018, a state of the art high school was created. It is beautiful! This high school is nice. However, there are some downfalls that come with it. There are many strict policies that are in place, which are unnecessary. For example, when entering and exiting the buildings, there are specific steps to how you must do so. Also, they are really strict on not having any phones. Aside from these minor inconveniences, most of the staff are friendly and willing to help the students. Valdosta High School offers many opportunities to students, too! In academics, they provide honors, AP, and IB courses. There are also a variety of clubs such as, BETA, HOSA, Key Club, FBLA, etc. Sports are also really big in this small city. The main sport is football. The Valdosta Wildcat Football team has the most wins in the nation. Other sports include basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, swim, etc. Overall, this is a quality school!
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Overall, the school is seen as a family to me. Everytime I enter the building I feel welcomed and uplifted. The school has an outstanding academic opportunity for those that are interested. The staff are friendly and rules are clear and up-to-date. It's not hard to miss when you're away from it. The love and support from this school is one to remember by many. I love and will always love Valdosta High School!
The school itself is great and it offers many academic paths for students (AP classes, IB, Dual Enrollment). However, the administration doesn't respond well to student issues, and counseling is understaffed. It is nearly impossible to get a meeting with a counselor, and even if you can meet with one, it is even harder to walk out of there with a schedule change, or the class you wanted. Most of the teachers think that they get paid to write up students instead of actually teach them. If you don't understand a concept the way that your teacher teaches it, you'd better know how to figure it out on your own. The class sizes are huge and I'v been in at least three classes where there weren't enough desks for all the students. All the school cares about is sports. My freshman year, they called all the ninth graders into the cafeteria to yell at us because half of us were failing at least one class. However, they did offer credit recovery programs. Overall, the school is okay, not great.