Banks County High School

Banks County High School serves 830 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Banks County High School operates within the Banks County School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is higher than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 830 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 830 students
Banks County High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Banks County High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Banks County High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Banks County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Banks County High School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
6%
12%
Banks County High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
3%
37%
Banks County High School Black (1994-2012)
White
87%
44%
Banks County High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Banks County High School Sch Ethnicity Banks County High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.83
Banks County High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
50%
51%
Banks County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Banks County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,876 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Banks County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
6
Number of Students Managed 2,876 3,449
Banks County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 73% 66%
Banks County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $34 MM
Banks County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $27 MM $36 MM
Banks County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,502 $9,939
Banks County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,136 $10,367
Banks County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Commerce High School (8.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Banks County Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Banks County Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Homer Banks County Middle School
    712 Thompson St
    Homer , GA , 30547
    (706)677-2277
    1  mi  |  716  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Homer Banks County Elementary School
    180 Hwy 51 South
    Homer , GA , 30547
    (706)677-2308
    1.3  mi  |  677  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Homer Banks County Primary School
    266 Hwy 51 South
    Homer , GA , 30547
    (706)677-2355
    1.3  mi  |  653  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Maysville Maysville Elementary School
    9270 Hwy 82 Spur
    Maysville , GA , 30558
    (706)652-2241
    5.8  mi  |  366  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Commerce Commerce High School
    272 Lakeview Dr
    Commerce , GA , 30529
    (706)335-5942
    8.1  mi  |  384  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Georgia public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.83, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse school district in Georgia is Appling County School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Georgia or national school diversity statistics.