Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, GA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,783
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    174 3.3
  • Ranking

Winder-Barrow High School is a public school in Winder, Georgia. It has 1,783 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 79% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 174 reviews written and they have been mixed.

272 N 5th Ave
Winder, GA
(770) 867-4519

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 174 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Winder-Barrow High School was my second high school. It was different because the principal was more involved. That definitely made a difference in the school overall. The teachers, that I had at least, were very excited to be there on 4 out of 5 days. Most made a noticeable effort to make class interesting. The students were in their own groups like most schools, but getting involved will show you where your kind of friends are.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My experience at Winder Barrow High School was okay. I think the best part of the school was the band program which I was a part of. I was in the Marching Band for, four years. The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for seven years. I really had a great experience in this program. It made a huge impact in my life. If I had not been in the band program then I can not say that I would have had a good experience with this school. Other my band director I had one teacher who I looked up to a lot. She encouraged me to be the best I could be in everything I did. Therefore I am very thankful for her. If it was not for her then I would not have made it through a lot of my math classes. She was really like a second mother to me almost. I still have a great bond with her even though I have graduated. I honestly would choose this school again just because of the amazing programs and the teachers. I do not think I would be the same person I am today if I had not gone to this school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school was a high upgarde from the school I have transferred from. Winder-Barrow's teachers and students are very much interested in your education and your success. This school, to me, is unique because it is the only school I've heard of that represents the GA bulldog and has it as their mascot. I would choose this school if I could do it all over because the teachers will work with you for your success and because the school was well disciplined.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: As far as other students state the guidance counselors are not skilled at their profession. Other than the counselor students are enforced to follow rules. If students do not the principal will take measures to ensure students' behaviors are all well.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Few incidents occurred when the school was in possible danger, but the security handled it very well. Personal safety is ensured in the facility, but bullying can get out of hand at times. As for our health programs it is for average injuries. Such as cuts or sickness.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 Russell Middle School Public
Westbrook Academy Private, Religious
2.66 County Line Elementary School Public
2.66 Winder-Barrow Middle School Public
2.66 Westside Middle School Public
2.66 Kennedy Elementary School Public
2.33 Holsenbeck Elementary School Public
Barrow County Christian Academy Private, Religious
Bethlehem Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Haymon-Morris Middle School Public
3.00 Yargo Elementary School Public
College & Career Preparatory Academy Public
2.33 Apalachee High School Public
2.66 Bethlehem Elementary School Public
2.66 Bramlett Elementary School Public
2.33 Auburn Elementary School Public
Hope Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Gum Springs Elementary School Public
3.33 West Jackson Middle School Public
3.33 West Jackson Intermediate School Public
2.66 West Jackson Primary School Public
Heritage Academy Private, Religious
Jackson Trail Christian School Private, Religious
Old Peachtree Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.00 Walker Park Elementary School Public
4.00 Mulberry Elementary School Public
4.00 Harbins Elementary School Public
2.33 Statham Elementary School Public
4.00 Duncan Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Frank N. Osborne Middle School Public
4.00 Mill Creek High School Public
4.00 Dacula Middle School Public
3.33 Dacula High School Public
4.00 Dacula Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Apalachee High School 5 mi. 1,680
2.66 Jackson County High School 10 mi. 981
3.33 Dacula High School 10 mi. 1,854
2.33 Monroe Area High School 13 mi. 1,102
3.66 Archer High School 11 mi. 2,102

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Winder-Barrow High School United States Apalachee High School Archer High School Dacula High School Jackson County High School Monroe Area High School
White 64.0% 51.0% 65.0% 48.0% 40.0% 81.0% 56.0%
African American 13.0% 15.0% 13.0% 34.0% 35.0% 2.0% 32.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 12.0% 9.0% 17.0% 9.0% 4.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 5.0% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 28.9%
Grade 10 28.4%
Grade 11 22.7%
Grade 12 20.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 27% People
  • 19% Sporting Events
  • 19% Staff
  • 12% The feeling of 'Home'
  • 12% Friends you make
  • 12% The effort the teachers put in to help you pass

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 22% Drug use could be lower
  • 19% Can baby the students at times
  • 19% Not really welcoming
  • 15% Facilities could be better
  • 11% Teachers could be more helpful towards students
  • 7% Teachers don't communicate well with parents
  • 7% Not enough support for athletic teams

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 50% Mascot -Bulldoggs, gouble g for extra effort
  • 50% Sorry football team

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Outdated
  • 28% Welcoming
  • 22% The school is good, not so much the people within
  • 11% Second home
  • 6% Teachers could communicate better with parents

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 93% Get involved
  • 7% Make friends, be yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 11% I hate everything about this school.