Hightower Trail Middle School

Summary:

Hightower Trail Middle School is a public middle school in Marietta, Georgia, serving 982 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Cobb County School District, which is ranked 52 out of 201 school districts in Georgia and rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Hightower Trail Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Georgia, with a statewide ranking between 5th and 28th out of over 500 middle schools over the past 10 years. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating exceptional academic performance. Hightower Trail Middle School significantly outperforms the Cobb County and Georgia state averages in various Milestones Assessment tests, with 97.7% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to 46.6% in Cobb County and 35.8% in Georgia.

Hightower Trail Middle School has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 69.04% White, 6.21% African American, 9.67% Hispanic, and 10.49% Asian. This diversity is higher than some of the nearby schools, such as Sandy Springs Middle School and East Cobb Middle School. Additionally, Hightower Trail Middle School has a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at only 6.62%, which is significantly lower than the nearby schools, which have rates ranging from 15.88% to 57.27%.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd
       Marietta, GA  30062


(770) 578-7225

District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
14th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,828 Help


Students who attend Hightower Trail Middle School usually attend:

High:    Pope High School

Feeder schools for Hightower Trail Middle School:

Elementary:    Tritt Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  982

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.0%
Asian:
10.5%
Hispanic:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hightower Trail Middle School ranks better than 97.6% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 3rd among 24 ranked middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69%), Asian (10.5%), Hispanic (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hightower Trail Middle School is 15.2, which is the 12th best among 24 middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hightower Trail Middle School is $8,828. 12 middle schools in the Cobb County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Hightower Trail Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Hightower Trail Middle School 14th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Hightower Trail Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 52nd of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hightower Trail Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 90.93 8th 420 98.1%
2007 89.89 9th 445 98.0%
2008 91.16 5th 462 98.9%
2009 88.74 9th 466 98.1%
2010 88.87 6th 494 98.8%
2011 87.12 7th 504 98.6%
2012 86.50 4th 508 99.2%
2013 85.95 8th 527 98.5%
2014 85.34 9th 521 98.3%
2015 98.83 5th 537 99.1%
2016 98.00 9th 545 98.3%
2017 98.77 7th 539 98.7%
2018 98.64 8th 543 98.5%
2019 98.57 8th 559 98.6%
2021 95.39 28th 542 94.8%
2022 96.10 27th 567 95.2%
2023 97.84 13th 577 97.7%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Hightower Trail Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Open Quote Hightower Trail Middle School is one of the best schools ever that I've seen in my life. Test Scores are very high and students are the very respectful. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Hightower Trail Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 991 47 24 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1072
1995 988 62 30 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1092
1996 988 62 30 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1092
1997 999 45 27 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1083
1998 986 59 40 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1098
1999 956 41 41 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1051
2000 948 44 44 12 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
2001 945 41 46 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1047
2002 912 45 53 26 0 n/a n/a 0 1036
2003 912 45 53 26 0 n/a n/a 0 1036
2004 880 58 53 27 0 n/a n/a 0 1018
2005 798 60 46 18 1 n/a n/a 21 944
2006 795 74 48 19 1 n/a n/a 30 967
2007 829 93 44 19 2 n/a n/a 38 1025
2008 758 99 55 30 1 n/a n/a 40 983
2009 724 115 71 30 1 n/a n/a 43 984
2010 736 128 66 44 1 0 0 0 975
2011 759 67 62 44 1 0 27 0 960
2012 768 58 75 44 1 0 22 0 968
2013 774 62 82 46 1 0 26 0 991
2014 780 73 88 49 2 0 26 0 1018
2015 833 61 86 47 3 0 33 0 1063
2016 822 69 96 42 3 1 45 0 1078
2017 837 72 111 50 2 0 50 0 1122
2018 785 72 110 62 2 0 46 0 1077
2019 764 60 109 77 2 0 47 0 1059
2020 747 70 116 88 3 0 44 0 1068
2021 715 66 121 84 2 0 47 0 1035
2022 705 65 111 92 3 0 46 0 1022
2023 678 61 103 95 1 0 44 0 982

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hightower Trail Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 1072 67.0 16.0 1.3
1995 1092 65.5 16.7 1.7
1996 1092 65.5 16.7 1.7
1997 1083 59.5 18.2 1.7
1998 1098 65.1 16.9 2
1999 1051 69.3 15.2 1
2000 1049 67.1 15.6 1.8
2001 1047 69.7 15.0 1.8
2002 1036 74.6 13.9 2.2
2003 1036 74.6 13.9 2.2
2004 1018 68.1 14.9 3.5
2005 944 64.6 14.6 4.1
2006 967 63.6 15.2 4.1
2007 1025 71.6 14.3 6.8
2008 983 77.5 12.7 8.9
2009 984 75.0 13.1 11.1
2010 975 69.5 14.0 12.5
2011 960 68.0 14.1 11
2012 968 65.0 14.8 11.1
2013 991 65.0 15.2 8.8
2014 1018 61.0 16.6 9.3
2015 1063 62.0 17.1 6.5
2016 1078 64.0 16.8 6.2
2017 1122 65.5 17.1 7
2018 1077 67.0 16.0 6.8
2019 1059 64.3 16.4 5.4
2020 1068 64.2 16.6 6.5
2021 1035 65.5 15.8 7.1
2022 1022 63.6 16.0 n/a
2023 982 64.6 15.2 6.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Hightower Trail Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 1072 67.0 16.0 1.3
1995 1092 65.5 16.7 1.7
1996 1092 65.5 16.7 1.7
1997 1083 59.5 18.2 1.7
1998 1098 65.1 16.9 2
1999 1051 69.3 15.2 1
2000 1049 67.1 15.6 1.8
2001 1047 69.7 15.0 1.8
2002 1036 74.6 13.9 2.2
2003 1036 74.6 13.9 2.2
2004 1018 68.1 14.9 3.5
2005 944 64.6 14.6 4.1
2006 967 63.6 15.2 4.1
2007 1025 71.6 14.3 6.8
2008 983 77.5 12.7 8.9
2009 984 75.0 13.1 11.1
2010 975 69.5 14.0 12.5
2011 960 68.0 14.1 11
2012 968 65.0 14.8 11.1
2013 991 65.0 15.2 8.8
2014 1018 61.0 16.6 9.3
2015 1063 62.0 17.1 6.5
2016 1078 64.0 16.8 6.2
2017 1122 65.5 17.1 7
2018 1077 67.0 16.0 6.8
2019 1059 64.3 16.4 5.4
2020 1068 64.2 16.6 6.5
2021 1035 65.5 15.8 7.1
2022 1022 63.6 16.0 n/a
2023 982 64.6 15.2 6.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hightower Trail Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $275 (3.4%) $7,731 (96.6%) $8,006
2018 $282 (3.2%) $8,495 (96.8%) $8,776
2019 $236 (2.7%) $8,592 (97.3%) $8,828

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hightower Trail Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 8th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 13th of 577 Middle schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hightower Trail Middle School)83.372.2
 11.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)56.950.6
 6.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hightower Trail Middle School)8673.2
 12.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)5443.2
 10.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hightower Trail Middle School)75.276.9
 1.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)48.551.5
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hightower Trail Middle School)90.873.2
 17.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)54.944.8
 10.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hightower Trail Middle School)8376
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Cobb County)58.651.2
 7.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hightower Trail Middle School)78.980.2
 1.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cobb County)47.344.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Hightower Trail Middle School)64.749
 15.7%
   8th Grade Science (Cobb County)41.330.6
 10.7%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Hightower Trail Middle School)75.468.8
 6.6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Cobb County)5144.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Hightower Trail Middle School)10097.7
 2.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Cobb County)54.246.6
 7.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1059982
 7.3%
African American6061
 1.7%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian109103
 5.5%
Hispanic7795
 23.4%
Pacific Islander00
White764678
 11.3%
Two or More Races4744
 6.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.4%6.6%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hightower Trail Middle School

Yes! Hightower Trail Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 14th of 582 Georgia middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 982 students attended Hightower Trail Middle School.

Students who attend Hightower Trail Middle School usually go on to attend Pope High School

Students at Hightower Trail Middle School are 69% White, 10% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 6% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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