Cedar Shoals High School

116 reviews
  1. Clarke County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1300 Cedar Shoals Dr
Athens, GA 30605
Telephone
(706) 546-5375
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1050
79 responses
Average ACT
23
29 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
AP Enrollment
18%
AP Exam Pass Rate
101%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    7%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    86%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
33%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • My favorite school event is the pep rally.
    57%
  • Playing in the band
    29%
  • Playing Tennis
    14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,445
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,400
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,623/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses

Reviews

116 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    27
  • Average
    57
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    8
A school is made up of the students, teachers, and it's specific standards set for things like discipline, students acceptance into college rates, graduation rates, and an healthy environment. I suppose it's not the school's fault if most of the students that attend are lacking in respect and discipline, or the care and guidance of teachers or adults. I suppose it's natural for teachers and administration to get frustrated and develop a lack of respect towards the students as well. My only suggestion is that students and teachers both try on their parts to improve their relationships, as well as develop a sense of care for the purpose of school, which is education and a pathway towards their goals in life. There must be a set of rules and discipline, as well as consequences and clear efforts to make sure certain things don't happen again. In order to introduce the concept of school spirit and the nation of a school, all students must be able to respect, interact, and have faith in one another; this also includes the teachers. People shouldn't have to feel shunned like outcasts, or be subject to racial harassment and stereotypes. Students shouldn't have to walk down hallways walking quickly and keeping heads low, always fearing of being called out and verbally harassed. Speaking of hallways, remember before we reached high school we had to always walk on the right side? Whatever happened to that; what was the whole purpose of that if everyone could just walk wherever they want, stop right in the middle of the hallway with their friends, or make out with their current dating partners and cause a stream of thick traffic?
  • High School Junior
  • 3 months ago
I suppose most students here are open minded and able to interact easily with others. However, there's a clear sharp line of boundaries on a group of students; it's not really much about race anymore; it's about not interacting with anyone else but your friends. Since they're so close, they can't ever see any faults about themselves, nor will they will accept other's suggestions and intentions that some of their opinions are not right. I suppose they're good at bonding and strongly defending themselves, and drawing a clear boundary and social group against others. I suppose they're not hostile racist people but they're not open or accepting to expanding their circle.
  • High School Junior
  • 3 months ago
There are teachers who know what they're doing, while there are teachers who don't. There are teachers who care and inquire about students, but most teachers don't think to do so. Teachers are able to talk to the classroom, but not really to individual students. Most teachers expect students to figure out what activities they're interested in, or the classes they'll take; these are things to them that can be discussed with counselors or only during parent conferences, so they don't inquire about these. Some teachers play favorites and give you a good grade at the end so that students' grades will not be reflected badly upon them.
  • High School Junior
  • 3 months ago