Cairo High School

455 5th St Se
Cairo, GA 39828
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Cairo High School serves 1,288 students in grades 9-12.
Cairo High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in GA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cairo High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Cairo High School's student population of 1,288 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,288 students
This chart display total students of Cairo High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Cairo High School
Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Cairo High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Cairo High School by grade.

School Rankings

Cairo High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cairo High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1937 out of 2168 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Cairo High School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cairo High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cairo High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Cairo High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Cairo High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Cairo High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
34%
36%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Cairo High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
42%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Cairo High School and the percentage of White public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Cairo High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cairo High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of Cairo High School and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Cairo High School and public school graduation rate of Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cairo High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cairo High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cairo High School's ranking?
Cairo High School is ranked #1937 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Cairo High School often compared to?
Cairo High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thomas County Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Cairo High School?
The graduation rate of Cairo High School is 92%, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 84%.
How many students attend Cairo High School?
1,288 students attend Cairo High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Cairo High School students are White, 34% of students are Black, 22% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cairo High School?
Cairo High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Cairo High School offer ?
Cairo High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Cairo High School part of?
Cairo High School is part of Grady County School District.

School Reviews

5   9/20/2018
I have four children, two boys and two girls, all have graduated from Cairo High school in the years 2006, 2010, 2012, 2016. I am extremely happy that they belong to the Syrupmaker family. Their is a proud tradition of academic excellence that permeates all aspects of the school. My children have either completed college or are currently attending now. Much of their drive and determination to excel in learning came directly from the teachers and administration at Cairo High School. And yes, my sons played sports and are now college graduates, teachers, and coaches. My daughters played in the band and are studying to become Nurses. Thank you Cairo High School for reinforcing the what we taught our children at home: Hard work and study, and faith will carry you successfully through life.
- Posted by Parent - DC62
2   9/24/2016
While I graduated from this high school, a few decades ago, I am not proud of the direction that the leadership/administration has taken and looking at the statistics it is obvious to me that teaching the children at this school has taken a back seat to petty targeting of the students by the very adults who are there to mentor, guide and groom these children into young adulthood. Instead, sports has taken over the entire school system and taken priority over everything and everybody. The fact that revenue per student has increased and number of graduating students has decreased speaks volumes. Where is this money going? Not toward teaching and developing the minds and futures of the students unless you are playing football or are one of the chosen athletes by the administration.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - terr2

Review Cairo High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Learn about how public schools are making their campuses greener through technology investments, policy changes, and eco-friendly student education.
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Honors or general courses? Find out which type is best for your child's learning environment and GPA.
Public Schools in a Minute
January 27, 2024
Public Schools in a Minute
Explore the diverse world of public schools in a minute! Our brief overview provides a snapshot of the educational landscape, school districts, curriculum, and more. Get a quick glance at the big picture of K-12 education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links