Winder-Barrow High School

233 reviews
  1. Barrow County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
272 North 5th Ave
Winder, GA 30680
Telephone
(770) 867-4519
Website
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Winder-Barrow High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1030
106 responses
Average ACT
24
47 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
AP Enrollment
12%
AP Exam Pass Rate
73%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    25%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    58%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    17%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
  • Senior Week
    22%
  • Football
    16%
  • Homecoming Week
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Drum line
    11%
  • Soccer
    6%
  • Competitive Cheerleading
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,795
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,415
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,308/ year
National
$11,890
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses

Reviews

233 reviews
  • Excellent
    22
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    10
This high school in particular was a football-based high school. They did their best to bump up honor graduate students counts (which was very easy since they kept making their education easier and easier) and then brag about it. The school did not do their best in order to prepare students for college. In fact, they did the bare minimum. What ever this school could do in order to bump up the popularity of the high school football team (lower the funds of the music classes such as band and choir, lower the funds for other sports, etc.) then they had no problem doing it. Would recommend sending advanced students to a different high school.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
Winder is known for it's nice and welcoming atmosphere. It is not the typical high school with cliques and fights. Everyone seems to get a long with everyone and there are rarely ever any fights. My favorite high school memory is cheering on my doggs under those friday night lights! Here at Winder, we spell bulldoggs with double "gg" for double the effort! If I had to, I would choose my school again and do it all over again.
  • High School Senior
  • Oct 12 2015
For the most part, the extracurricular activities is good. We have a variety of sports that people can choose from. This past year a lot more teams has showed out. The football has been the focus as well as all of our cheerleading teams which includes competitive cheer and our diamond doggs (our girl's softball team) the net doggs (our boys tennis team) the girls basketball team the volleyball team the wrestling, swimming, and cross country team. They really worked hard this year. We do have a lot of creative and artsy people too in our school. This year I had been involved in the play Grease. It was the most sold out show that they have ever had in two nights. Our academic clubs such as FBLA and student council and a few others had gained some great recognition as well too this year.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago