Sandy Creek High School

Public 9-12

 360 Jenkins Rd
       Tyrone, GA  30290


 (770) 969-2840

District: Fayette County

SchoolDigger Rank:
101st of 417 Georgia High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.7
Number of students:  1,239

Racial breakdown:
African American:
53.7%
White:
21.5%
Hispanic:
15.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.4%

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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, Sandy Creek High School ranked better than 75.8% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranked 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the Fayette County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.34. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Sandy Creek High School has the smallest high school student body size in the Fayette County School District. Student population at Sandy Creek High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (53.7%), White (21.5%), Hispanic (15.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandy Creek High School is 14.7, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the Fayette County School District! (See more...)
Compare Sandy Creek High School employs 84 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Sandy Creek High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandy Creek High School 101st of 417 Georgia public high schools. (See Sandy Creek High School in the ranking list.)

Fayette County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fayette County 8th of 179 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sandy Creek High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 79.91 36th 335 89.3%
2007 81.40 35th 358 90.2%
2008 81.23 45th 368 87.8%
2009 80.33 43rd 369 88.3%
2010 79.69 54th 383 85.9%
2011 82.17 43rd 401 89.3%
2012 77.85 54th 395 86.3%
2013 72.10 74th 422 82.5%
2014 71.10 69th 420 83.6%
2015 48.99 154th 429 64.1%
2016 67.13 72nd 420 82.9%
2017 58.34 101st 417 75.8%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Open Quote Sandy Creek is a good solid school that could be great. They have had fantastic teachers, but have seen a steady exodus over the past decade. Over ten years ago, this school was ranked 45th in the state, now it is ranked 102nd. What changed? When a school drops like that, it is fault of the school system. For example, here is a school whose parking lots needs repaved, school rooms expanded, teachers hired (school went one year without a physics science teacher, another year without math books - really math books!). Yet the system paid for a nice glass bridge at one the county's premier school. When one of the other high school's lost their principal, they took the one from Sandy Creek (the one in charge during Sandy Creek's rise to 45). And did they do a search for a new one, nope. Instead, they just elevated a vice principal who may or may not have been appropriate for the position. He was eventually replaced. Sandy Creek will continue to be a good school that could have been great until the county's Board of Education puts the same dedication in it as it does it's premier school. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Open Quote My child goes to Sandy Creek, and the teachers at this school do not support the student's academic success. They are so focused on the EOCT testing, but they don't give your child the proper tools or attention to give them a more in depth education. These teachers lie about their availability to assist your children and support them as it relates to succeeding within their classrooms. They are focused more on keeping this non-existent image of what the school used to be in comparison to the true reality of how the school is failing our kids. Our kids are failing severely at this school, and the new principal runs that school like a military boot camp, and because of these new rules he's establishing, it has both teachers and students feeling stressed out and uncomfortable to teach and learn. The teachers and administration need an overhaul. We miss Principal Dr. Evans because he was an awesome principal who really cared about the kids. However, because he helped struggling kids, they ran him out of there, but that's typical in Fayette County. God help us with this school and the new leadership. This school is extremely overrated, and parents please don't buy in that this is a top performing school in Fayette County. Yes, I would evaluate it as a safe school, but it's not a top performing school by no means to help your child grow academically. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 12, 2015

Open Quote The parent/teacher communication is not where it should be. I feel the administrators should hold the teachers to a higher standard. The administrators seem to care more than the teachers and that is a big concern for me. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Open Quote This school is awful where is all this 5 star ratings coming from. Something is wrong with this picture. The children at this school is struggling in math and there are no teachers to help them. There is a lot of hype going on about the teachers at this school that is not true. My child counselor is the worst she do not help parents or give you important information that will help your child. This school or the people I have talked to acts as though these children do not have parents. News flash my child have parents and to not involve parents and talk to the child about important decisions is not right. This school set our children up to fail this coordinate algebra is ridicules . The scores that are being shown is not true these scores are worst. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Open Quote SCHS is so diverse and is everything one looks forward to in a high school. It is honestly a great learning environment! The teachers are very dedicated to the students and are always willing to help, it is clear that they want us to succeed. Everyone in the school are also very spirited when it comes to sports and academic extracurricular activities. Whether it is a state championship football game or a debate team final, we always support each other to the fullest withe the help of great coaches and mentors. I have learned so much at Sandy Creek. There has been so many opportunities to expand myself and become a more well-rounded student. The counselor provides many scholarship opportunities, and she can help you get into any college that you choose. Over all Sandy Creek is a great high school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Sandy Creek High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 442 437
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 769 764
1994 940 128 16 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1096
1995 1005 188 13 19 7 n/a n/a 0 1232
1996 1005 188 13 19 7 n/a n/a 0 1232
1997 992 238 14 18 6 n/a n/a 0 1268
1998 991 265 14 23 4 n/a n/a 0 1297
1999 963 270 15 18 1 n/a n/a 0 1267
2000 867 302 20 22 0 n/a n/a 0 1211
2001 841 336 19 19 1 n/a n/a 0 1216
2002 768 432 25 32 0 n/a n/a 0 1257
2003 768 432 25 32 0 n/a n/a 0 1257
2004 764 469 19 37 1 n/a n/a 0 1290
2005 703 506 23 41 2 n/a n/a 25 1300
2006 712 568 21 66 4 n/a n/a 24 1395
2007 649 651 22 82 6 n/a n/a 24 1434
2008 581 657 22 80 6 n/a n/a 36 1382
2009 506 674 20 106 5 n/a n/a 32 1343
2010 422 641 26 123 1 2 88 0 1303
2011 377 608 27 121 1 1 92 0 1227
2012 365 613 27 122 1 0 91 0 1219
2013 334 611 36 132 2 0 86 0 1201
2014 320 607 36 145 3 0 96 0 1207
2015 302 612 35 165 4 0 74 0 1192
2016 267 665 39 190 6 1 71 0 1239

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 Sandy Creek High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 437 41.0 10.6 n/a
1993 764 44.0 17.4 2.1
1994 1096 68.0 16.1 2.9
1995 1232 82.0 15.0 3.4
1996 1232 82.0 15.0 3.4
1997 1268 69.5 18.2 4.6
1998 1297 81.3 16.0 4.2
1999 1267 84.6 15.0 4.3
2000 1211 84.3 14.4 4.5
2001 1216 86.8 14.0 4.8
2002 1257 85.1 14.8 6.0
2003 1257 85.1 14.8 6.0
2004 1290 81.1 15.9 8.9
2005 1300 82.5 15.8 8.9
2006 1395 81.0 17.2 12.3
2007 1434 85.8 16.7 14.3
2008 1382 88.3 15.7 16.7
2009 1343 87.8 15.3 20.9
2010 1303 85.6 15.2 23.7
2011 1227 82.8 14.8 23.7
2012 1219 84.0 14.5 26.8
2013 1201 82.9 14.4 27.8
2014 1207 78.5 15.3 31.7
2015 1192 80.0 14.9 32.2
2016 1239 84.0 14.7 33.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sandy Creek High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 437 41.0 10.6 n/a
1993 764 44.0 17.4 2.1
1994 1096 68.0 16.1 2.9
1995 1232 82.0 15.0 3.4
1996 1232 82.0 15.0 3.4
1997 1268 69.5 18.2 4.6
1998 1297 81.3 16.0 4.2
1999 1267 84.6 15.0 4.3
2000 1211 84.3 14.4 4.5
2001 1216 86.8 14.0 4.8
2002 1257 85.1 14.8 6.0
2003 1257 85.1 14.8 6.0
2004 1290 81.1 15.9 8.9
2005 1300 82.5 15.8 8.9
2006 1395 81.0 17.2 12.3
2007 1434 85.8 16.7 14.3
2008 1382 88.3 15.7 16.7
2009 1343 87.8 15.3 20.9
2010 1303 85.6 15.2 23.7
2011 1227 82.8 14.8 23.7
2012 1219 84.0 14.5 26.8
2013 1201 82.9 14.4 27.8
2014 1207 78.5 15.3 31.7
2015 1192 80.0 14.9 32.2
2016 1239 84.0 14.7 33.4

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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