Alpharetta High School

Summary:

Alpharetta High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Alpharetta, Georgia, with a diverse student population of 2,174. As part of the Fulton County School District, which is ranked 70 out of 201 districts in Georgia, Alpharetta High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state.

Alpharetta High School's academic performance is exceptional, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and students significantly outperforming the Fulton County and Georgia state averages on the Milestones Assessments. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 62.3% of Alpharetta students were proficient or better in American Literature and Composition, compared to 51% in Fulton County and 38.9% statewide. The school also boasts a high four-year graduation rate of 96.8%, well above the state and district averages. However, Alpharetta High School's relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 10.63%, suggests a relatively affluent student population.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Independence High School, Alpharetta High School's academic performance and test scores are significantly higher. This indicates that Alpharetta High School is providing a higher-quality education to its students. However, some nearby schools, such as Milton High School and Johns Creek High School, have even more diverse student bodies compared to Alpharetta High School's relatively diverse population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3595 Webb Bridge Rd
       Alpharetta, GA  30005


(470) 254-7640

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,480 Help


Feeder schools for Alpharetta High School:

Elementary:    Creek View Elementary School
    Lake Windward Elementary School
    New Prospect Elementary School
Middle:    Webb Bridge Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  2,174

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.9%
Asian:
27.2%
African American:
19.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Alpharetta High School ranks better than 94.4% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks 4th among 18 ranked high schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.05. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Alpharetta High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Alpharetta High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.9%), Asian (27.2%), African American (19.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alpharetta High School is 17.9. 13 high schools in the Fulton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Alpharetta High School employs 121.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alpharetta High School is $9,480. 14 high schools in the Fulton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Alpharetta High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Alpharetta High School 25th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Alpharetta High School in the ranking list.)

Fulton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fulton County 70th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alpharetta High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 85.14 17th 335 94.9%
2007 84.54 24th 358 93.3%
2008 83.84 29th 370 92.2%
2009 87.29 19th 372 94.9%
2010 86.00 26th 384 93.2%
2011 83.87 34th 402 91.5%
2012 80.78 42nd 396 89.4%
2013 82.28 31st 425 92.7%
2014 82.31 26th 425 93.9%
2015 82.61 25th 435 94.3%
2016 82.05 31st 426 92.7%
2017 83.29 30th 420 92.9%
2018 88.17 19th 428 95.6%
2019 87.76 23rd 438 94.7%
2021 86.11 20th 410 95.1%
2022 81.69 35th 429 91.8%
2023 87.05 25th 442 94.3%
See the entire list of Georgia High School Rankings!

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Open Quote Excellent school with high standards! The teachers are highly qualified and happy for my kids to be studying here.. They define fine lines between play and studies... Thanks for all the teachers hardwork! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Open Quote The school provides a great blend of diversity, both amongst the student population and amongst the teachers, exposing (and giving) all students a real world multi-cultural environment . Some parents, do complain about accents, but they also need to remind themselves of the world we live in. Spoken English varies from Seattle to Chicago to Boston to New York to Georgia to Alabama to England to Europe, and this school enables our kids this exposure. The faculty are extremely approachable and friendly, taking interest in supporting students any way they can, across all Sciences, English, Math to name a few. They are a great example for students themselves.
Student counsellors can do better by guiding students based on their career of choice, in helping fine tune course plans, selecting colleges,as early as beginning of sophomore year. Student teacher ratio also needs improvement, perhaps by adding more faculty-but I guess the Principal (Ms.Kersey) and the Board of education are to blame!
Encouraged by some of the wealth, it does appear students can act cliquish, while trying to show off materialism, by driving high end cars, wearing expensive branded clothes, etc. But I view this is a parenting issue, where values of respect and equality are not being shown to students by their parents. Students are children with a will to learn, and flexible to adapt, depending on the direction they are shown at home.

I am really glad to have chosen this area to live in, and am extremely proud to send my kids (now & future) to this school. As parents, let's unite, stop dividing based on race or accents or other personal motives, and make this school a much more enjoyable place for generations to come. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Alpharetta High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 912 207 167 105 4 n/a n/a 51 1446
2006 1094 304 211 109 4 n/a n/a 63 1785
2007 1238 330 258 129 5 n/a n/a 82 2042
2008 1309 375 294 147 3 n/a n/a 91 2219
2009 1255 384 318 136 2 n/a n/a 85 2180
2010 1285 372 337 162 1 1 97 0 2255
2011 1277 438 331 187 2 1 97 0 2333
2012 1265 447 348 178 3 2 87 0 2330
2013 1128 372 367 158 3 3 74 0 2105
2014 1061 408 369 156 3 1 68 0 2066
2015 1031 401 370 183 4 1 71 0 2061
2016 1000 384 375 196 7 0 71 0 2033
2017 1017 436 396 221 5 1 76 0 2152
2018 999 443 457 249 7 2 76 0 2233
2019 965 428 509 279 5 2 80 0 2268
2020 949 410 559 300 3 2 92 0 2315
2021 921 403 589 298 4 2 77 0 2294
2022 845 411 564 299 0 1 78 0 2198
2023 759 433 592 300 3 2 85 0 2174

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 Alpharetta High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 1446 87.1 16.6 7.2
2006 1785 113.2 15.8 9.6
2007 2042 127.6 16.0 10.1
2008 2219 140.9 15.7 8.9
2009 2180 143.3 15.2 9.5
2010 2255 141.4 15.9 11.8
2011 2333 135.7 17.1 13.2
2012 2330 137.6 16.9 14.2
2013 2105 129.7 16.2 12.2
2014 2066 122.8 16.8 10.5
2015 2061 123.0 16.7 11.4
2016 2033 114.0 17.8 11.3
2017 2152 116.7 18.4 11.7
2018 2233 124.2 17.9 12.7
2019 2268 125.5 18.0 11.4
2020 2315 125.4 18.4 10.3
2021 2294 122.2 18.7 8.4
2022 2198 123.4 17.8 n/a
2023 2174 121.4 17.9 10.6

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 Alpharetta High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 1446 87.1 16.6 7.2
2006 1785 113.2 15.8 9.6
2007 2042 127.6 16.0 10.1
2008 2219 140.9 15.7 8.9
2009 2180 143.3 15.2 9.5
2010 2255 141.4 15.9 11.8
2011 2333 135.7 17.1 13.2
2012 2330 137.6 16.9 14.2
2013 2105 129.7 16.2 12.2
2014 2066 122.8 16.8 10.5
2015 2061 123.0 16.7 11.4
2016 2033 114.0 17.8 11.3
2017 2152 116.7 18.4 11.7
2018 2233 124.2 17.9 12.7
2019 2268 125.5 18.0 11.4
2020 2315 125.4 18.4 10.3
2021 2294 122.2 18.7 8.4
2022 2198 123.4 17.8 n/a
2023 2174 121.4 17.9 10.6

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 Alpharetta High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $272 (3.1%) $8,549 (96.8%) $8,829
2018 $292 (3.0%) $9,405 (97.0%) $9,697
2019 $302 (3.2%) $9,178 (96.8%) $9,480

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Alpharetta High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 23rd of 438 High schoolsRanks 25th of 442 High schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Alpharetta High School)80.462.3
 18.1%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Fulton County)58.351
 7.3%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Alpharetta High School)62.461.8
 0.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Fulton County)49.349.3
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (Alpharetta High School)76.672.3
 4.3%
   End of Course Biology (Fulton County)57.955
 2.9%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (Alpharetta High School)71.961
 10.9%
   End of Course United States History (Fulton County)53.539.9
 13.6%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.337.1
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students22682174
 4.1%
African American428433
 1.2%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian509592
 16.3%
Hispanic279300
 7.5%
Pacific Islander22
White965759
 21.3%
Two or More Races8085
 6.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.4%10.6%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Alpharetta High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,174 students attended Alpharetta High School.

Students at Alpharetta High School are 35% White, 27% Asian, 20% African American, 14% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Yes. Alpharetta High School ranks in the top 5.6% of Georgia high schools.


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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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