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Old 10-17-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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Three meto Atlanta high schools (in Cobb Co, Decatur City and Fayette Co.) were recognized by Governor Perdue for demsonstrating the highest SAT scores in their GHSA class over a 3 year period. Here is the full list.

Trion City: Trion High School - A
Decatur City: Decatur High School - AA
Richmond: Davidson Magnet School - AAA
Fayette: McIntosh High School - AAAA
Cobb: Walton High School - AAAAA

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Old 10-17-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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congrats!! keep it up
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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Yay Decatur!
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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McIntosh rocks! We have two graduates from there - one just graduated from college the other graduates this year. They were well prepared for college and one intends to continue until he has a PhD in Economics. Great school, great community.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I graduated from McIntosh (class of 1999) and though the English and History Departments were pretty good, the areas I needed the most help with were woefully inadequate (math and science). I ended up needing extra tutoring help in college because of this. It did not help that many of the teachers in these areas were coaches given a teaching job. I even remember a class or two where students had to correct the teacher when they could not come up with the right answer. Unless McIntosh has come quite a ways in the last 10 years or so, I would hate to think of what the worst high schools in the state are like!!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Is there a link to the scores?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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Not quite fair for a designated magnet school (meaning not a regular high school with a magnet subject included) to get the honor, but very proud of rural Trion for beating out the myriad private schools in the metro area that are in GHSA's single A classification. Or were private schools excluded from this list?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Just saw that the OP is about a year and a half old. Still would like to know if this was limited to public schools as a great percentage of class A is wealthy Atlanta private schools going head to head with poor rural schools.

OK, I confess, I have a bit of a grudge in this. I am a graduate of Hogansville High School (since replaced by Callaway High), a single A school my whole career. We had to go against Pace Academy in the state Literary Meet, Drama and Debate (yes, call me a nerd) at the state level year after year. I remember getting slaughtered by the Pace debate team at state. They used a vocal style called "Spread" that was almost like listening to an auctioneer. This country boy was lost as he could be, I had no clue they spoke so fast. Matt Towery, later a Republican candidate for state office (Liet. Gov?) was the star of their team. It was not a fair pairing, but we held our own and came in 4th in the state. This was back in 1978.

So, I love it when I see a public school besting the private schools. Just saw that Wesleyan (private, Gwinnett) won both the boys and girls basketball championships, so it is difficult for rural class A schools to compete on the state level in sports and especially in academics. That is why this accomplishment of Trion's is magnificent if all class A schools were included. Tom Murphy's weighted designations for private schools is no longer in effect, sad to say (was a booster for Bremen high's excellent debate team).
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