SOUTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL

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2288 MAIN ST E
SNELLVILLE, GA 30078
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Phone: 770-972-4840
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 365
  • Number Students: 1460
  • Number Teachers: 200
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5634
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Eric Thigpen
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (76 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (47 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-05
    "South Gwinnett is way too easy. Recently they have been pushing students to be in AP classes, so now AP teachers have to accommodate for the students who are taking AP classes and shouldn't be. I am currently in 4 AP classes and each class is filled to the brim with students (except my AP Physics class). Teachers give students way too many opportunities for extra credit because about half the class fails the tests they give. My classmates are failing because, I hate to say it, they lack academic capacity that is needed to take these AP level tests and classes. Even with the 10 points we receive at the end of the year, most of these students are still failing which in turn makes the teacher feel bad, so they feel obligated to give out extra credit. Therefore, with AP teachers giving less challenging assignments and tons of extra credit, students like me who have been in the gifted program their whole life aren't being challenged in class anymore. I don't even remember the last time I've done homework and some how I got all A's last semester. I found myself getting 101's in two of my classes at the end of the year and having a 101 in an AP class just sounds unrealistic."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-23
    "I am amazed too about the last review that was written. Let me begin by saying that we are in the minority however, my son has done very well at South. He is currently a Junior. He takes AP courses and honors classes and he is an A student. He did awesome on the SAT and ACT and will start dual enrollment next year. He really has done well in classes. He does tell me about things that go on at the school with the kids.I do believe that happens at all schools. Some more than others. Administration had changed a good bit. However I do believe that most teachers and staff over there care about keeping the kids out of trouble and focused on college. The few that I've dealt with in the administration have been very helpful and fair. They stay busy and stay on top of their game. I would never give this school lower than a 4. I am pleased with the teachers and staff. They are not perfect, but they do a great job. As parents, we have to do ours too."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-25
    "wow I am amaze how some people on here down talk this school my son has been there for 2 years and we have been in GA for the last 5 years and I can definitely say this is a great school teachers as well as the administration stay in contact with the parents and for that last review it sounds weird that person saying things like that because for me and many of the parents I now this is a great school"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-05
    "South Gwinnett is a terrible school. I think because it has gotten bad reviews in the past the staff there is now over the top with discipline. My child was a straight A student all of her life until she attended south then it was constant petty phone calls from the school. The nee principal Mr. Thigpen is clueless and their lack of proper communication will cause your child to get lost in the shuffle if you allow it. If you want what is best for your child choose Grayson or Shiloh or anywhere other than south Gwinnett."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-09
    "I dont know what to choose south gwinnett or shiloh. I would like yo go to shiloh mainly because of the IB program but i am zoned to south gwinnett and they have alot of AP classes please help me choose!!!!!!!!!!"
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