School Profile

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    • Student Population: 2052 (FY13 – Oct. FTE)
    • Faculty Staff (All certified staff): 153
    • Number of teachers: 132
    • Faculty Staff (All certified) with Master’s Degree
    • or higher: 80%
    • Teachers with Master’s Degree or higher: 77%
    • Student/Counselor Ratio: 1/513


    School Facts

    • Established 1893
    • Four Year Public High School
    • Student Population: 2016 (FY11)
    • Ethnic composition: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, other
    • Average Class Size: 25
    • Faculty Staff: 144
    • Number of teachers: 131
    • Teachers are equipped with laptops and accessible via email
    • Master's Degree or Higher: 72%
    • Student/Counselor Ratio: 1/505
    • Classes: Block Schedule
      • 4 Classes - A Day
      • 4 Classes - B Day
        Classes meet for 87 minutes. There are two semesters in the August-May year. Credit is granted each semester independently of any other semester.
    • Diplomas: College Prep, International Baccalaureate, Tech Prep
    • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

     

    Facility Information

    • Freshman Academy
    • Fully-automated Media Center
    • Career/Technology Department with business environments such as computers, medical science labs, drafting, graphic design studio, and culinary arts kitchen
    • Band and choral wing
    • 10 lighted tennis courts
    • Track and soccer complex
    • Covered-seating baseball and softball stadiums
    • Gymnasium with indoor running track and seating for 3,000
    • Cafeteria with mall-style food court and 7 serving choices
    • Double seminar meeting room

     

    Awards and Achievements

    • ACT Results – MHS composite score (21.4) on the 2015 ACT outperformed the state (21.0) and the nation (21.0) by .4 points. MHS students outpaced the state in all subject areas tested with higher average scores in English (21.1), Math (20.6), Reading (22.1), Science (21.5), and Writing (21.4). MHS outscored the nation in all subject areas except in Math by .2 points. The 2015 ACT results reflect the performance of 178 MHS seniors. More»

    • SAT Results - MHS student’s total combined average scores on the 2015 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT®) outpaced the Georgia total (1450) by 26 points at 1476. Marietta did not surpass the national total (1490). MHS results reflect the performance of 256 seniors tested and scores increased by 20 points from 2014. Of the three subject scores in reading, writing, and mathematics, MHS students scored highest in reading.
    • In 2014, for the fifth consecutive year, Marietta High School (MHS) has earned Georgia Department of Education recognition as an AP Access & Support School and AP STEM School based on the results of 2013 AP classes and exams.  More»
        • AP Access & Support Schools: Schools with at least 30% of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African- American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher

     

    • AP STEM Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)

     

     

    • School of Excellence In 2013, The Washington Post ranked Marietta High School among the nation's 1,900 top public high schools in its list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” Only 9 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools managed to earn placement on The Washington Post 2013 National High School Challenge Index.
    • U.S.News & World Report's 2013 annual list of the best high schools in the country, named Marietta High School one of the best high schools in the nation. Of the 21,035 public high schools examined by U.S. News, the magazine named MHS a silver medal winner, and ranked the school 1,463 nationally and 27th in Georgia.
    • U.S.News & World Report's 2012 annual list of the best high schools in the country, named Marietta High School (MHS) one of the best high schools in the nation.
    • In 2011, Marietta High School (MHS) was ranked 965 among the nation's 1900 top high schools, and 45th among Georgia's 92 top high schools, by the Washington Post in its National High School Challenge Index
    • Newsweek's 2010 list of America's Top Public High Schools named MHS one of the best high schools in the nation
    • School made AYP as defined by No Child Left Behind, 2010
    • Selected as Georgia Department of Education (GADOE), 6-12 Redesign Model Schools for metro Atlanta region, 2006
    • Industry-Certified Programs in Business & Computer Science, Culinary Arts, and Graphic Communications
    • 2003 Georgia School of Excellence

     

    Average SAT Scores

    Marietta High School (MHS) student’s total combined average scores on the 2013 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT®) outpaced the Georgia total (1452) by four points at 1456. Marietta did not surpass the national total (1498). The Georgia and national average were unchanged from 2012. MHS results reflect the performance of 248 seniors tested. Of the three subject scores in reading, writing, and mathematics, MHS students scored highest in reading. More>>

    Average ACT Scores

    Marietta City Schools (MCS) composite score (21.3) on the 2013 ACT outperformed the state (20.7) and national average (20.9) by 0.2 percentage points. Marietta High School (MHS) students outpaced the state in all subject areas tested with higher average scores in English (20.8), Mathematics (20.4), Reading (22.2), and Science (21.3). The 2013 ACT results reflect the performance of 170 MHS seniors. More»

     

    GHSWT Scores

    Marietta City Schools (MCS) 11th grade test scores (230) on the 2013 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) outpaced both the Georgia average (224) and the Metro Atlanta scores (227). In 2013, ninety-eight percent of students tested, either met or exceeded standards, surpassing both the state (94%) and the Metro Atlanta average (95%). African-American, White, and Hispanic students surpassed the state’s subgroup performance with 99% of African-American, 98 % of White, and 97% of Hispanic students passing. MCS students also scored higher than their peers did in all four domains of effective writing: Ideas (3.4), Organization (3.5), Style (3.5), and Convention (3.4). More»