Allatoona High School

Public 9-12

 3300 Dallas Acworth Hwy NW
       Acworth, GA  30101

 (770) 975-6503

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District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 417 Georgia High Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  19.6
Number of students:  1,770

Racial breakdown:
African American:
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Allatoona High School ranked better than 93.8% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranked 5th among 16 ranked high schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.24. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.4%), African American (17.7%), Hispanic (7.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Allatoona High School is 19.6. 11 high schools in the Cobb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Allatoona High School employs 90 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Allatoona High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Allatoona High School 26th of 417 Georgia public high schools. (See Allatoona High School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 34th of 179 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Allatoona High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 80.91 46th 383 88.0%
2011 84.80 28th 401 93.0%
2012 81.98 37th 395 90.6%
2013 82.92 28th 422 93.4%
2014 79.32 37th 420 91.2%
2015 77.02 39th 429 90.9%
2016 80.16 37th 420 91.2%
2017 84.24 26th 417 93.8%

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by a parent
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Open Quote Excellent teachers and administration! Close Quote

by a parent
Friday, June 22, 2012

Open Quote We have a child who just graduated from Allatoona, one who is a junior, and one a rising freshman. We are extremely pleased with the faculty of this school! The success of the school obviously starts at the top, with the character and commitment of the current principal, Mr. Bursmith. Discipline is very good and the student body seems respectful of authority and each other at school functions.

Our kids had always attended Christian private schools up until the recession hit, and we were apprehensive about large, public schools, but we were amazingly surprised at the quality of academics, teachers and kids here, and the friendly, no-nonsense, non-bureaucratic staff. The athletic and fine arts programs are excellent now and steadily improving.

The school is still new (4 years old) so the facilities look great. We view Allatoona as one of Cobb County's "best kept secrets" Close Quote

by a parent
Monday, March 5, 2012

Open Quote I agree with the parent below about the sports and inadequate math abilities. I have taken that into my own hands as far as teaching simple rules and phrases that I learned in school to help me remember how to get the proper answers or how to align certain variables to be able to attain the correct answer to a problem. Very surprised that these are not taught any more.

Also I teach my son to question anything and everything, to be a contrarian. This does not fit well with this school. If you want a mindless zombie of a child that fits in with all the masses and displays no real individuality then this school is perfect for you. I am not saying that every aspect of the school is undesirable but for the most part very disappointing. But I guess such is America these days.

By far better than most, but could still use a lot of improving! Close Quote

by a parent
Friday, February 3, 2012

Open Quote Love Allatoona HS. Allatoona has the strictest dress code in the county and proud of it. Allatoona ranks high in the State in Math and Lit. Administration is top notch. Very glad that my son attends this school. Close Quote

by a parent
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Open Quote I have a sophomore at Allatoona High School this year. Our experience with Allatoona in his freshman year was fantastic. Very pleased with the education, math, science, language arts, etc. that is offered at Allatoona. Happy to see Allatoona ranked #5 in the State of Georgia on this website. We moved to this school district from a school ranked near 100 on the list and are very happy that we did. Close Quote

by a parent
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Open Quote Allatoona High School provides very low quality mathematics instruction. Other areas of instruction seem adequate. My High School senior has received very little true instruction in Math I-III and the teachers seem frustrated and unable or unwilling to provide explanations. The usual instruction method is to jot examples on the board and then assign in classroom work, so that the "teacher" can return to their true educational passions, which is usually coaching one of the many fine Allatoona HS sports teams. Sports is one area where Allatoona HS puts great effort. The frustrated public servants (teachers) may have given up on the new curriculum, in part, due to being unequipped to teach the Math I-IV curriculum. If you are not willing or are unable to shell out $11,000 - $16,000 per year to send your student to a local private school, be aware that your public school student will be robbed (since you probably pay property taxes) of a real mathematics education and our state and our country will continue its technical decline. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Allatoona High School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 604 147 17 44 3 n/a n/a 41 856
2010 1016 248 31 92 3 1 0 0 1391
2011 1173 291 35 114 2 0 15 0 1630
2012 1310 354 40 136 6 0 18 0 1864
2013 1264 306 42 129 5 0 27 0 1773
2014 1258 311 44 133 6 1 37 0 1790
2015 1248 320 45 155 4 3 45 0 1820
2016 1211 314 53 136 3 2 51 0 1770

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 Allatoona High School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 856 69.0 12.4 16.8
2010 1391 86.4 16.1 20.6
2011 1630 86.9 18.7 21.7
2012 1864 96.0 19.4 22.7
2013 1773 88.5 20.0 23.2
2014 1790 87.0 20.5 22.0
2015 1820 94.0 19.3 20.3
2016 1770 90.0 19.6 18.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Allatoona High School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 856 69.0 12.4 16.8
2010 1391 86.4 16.1 20.6
2011 1630 86.9 18.7 21.7
2012 1864 96.0 19.4 22.7
2013 1773 88.5 20.0 23.2
2014 1790 87.0 20.5 22.0
2015 1820 94.0 19.3 20.3
2016 1770 90.0 19.6 18.4

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.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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