Hephzibah High School

4558 Brothersville Rd,

Hephzibah, GA, 30815-0310

Tel: (706)592-2089
Grades: 9-12

1,075 students

Hephzibah High School serves 1,075 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Hephzibah High School operates within the Richmond County School District.
The school district's 53% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1075 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,075 students
Hephzibah High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Hephzibah High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Hephzibah High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Hephzibah High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hephzibah High School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
1%
12%
Hephzibah High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
59%
37%
Hephzibah High School Black (1994-2012)
White
35%
44%
Hephzibah High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hephzibah High School Sch Ethnicity Hephzibah 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.
0.53 0.66
Hephzibah 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.
51%
51%
Hephzibah 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.
8%
7%
Hephzibah High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,075 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 52% over five years.
School District Name Richmond County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
56
5
Number of Students Managed 35,075 3,298
Richmond County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 53% 66%
Richmond County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $347 MM $34 MM
Richmond County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $343 MM $36 MM
Richmond County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,609 $9,939
Richmond County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,488 $10,367
Richmond 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 Cross Creek High School (6.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hephzibah Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hephzibah Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hephzibah Hephzibah Elementary School
    2542 Ga Hwy 88
    Hephzibah , GA , 30815
    (706)592-4561
    0.5  mi  |  468  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hephzibah Hephzibah Middle School
    2427 Mims Rd
    Hephzibah , GA , 30815
    (706)592-4534
    0.5  mi  |  521  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Hephzibah Diamond Lakes Elementary School
    4153 Windsor Spring Rd
    Hephzibah , GA , 30815
    (706)771-2881
    1.8  mi  |  567  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hephzibah Willis Foreman Elementary School
    2413 Willis Foreman Rd
    Hephzibah , GA , 30815
    (706)592-3991
    2.6  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hephzibah Spirit Creek Middle School
    115 Dolphin Way
    Hephzibah , GA , 30815
    (706)592-3987
    2.8  mi  |  537  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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