Cairo High School

455 5th St Se
Cairo, GA 39828
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Cairo High School serves 1,226 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Cairo High School's student population of 1,226 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,226 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

Cairo High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Cairo High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1810 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
17%
15%
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Black
36%
37%
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White
44%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.69
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Graduation Rate
91%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrady County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cairo High School is T J Loftiss II Regional Youth Detention Center (13.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Washington Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southside Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cairo Southside Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 645 students
    0.2 miles
    491 3rd St Se
    Cairo, GA 39828
    (229) 377-3723
    0.2 PK-5 645
  • Cairo Northside Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
    1.2 miles
    985 1st St Nw
    Cairo, GA 39828
    (229) 377-2422
    1.2 PK-5 414
  • Cairo Eastside Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 678 students
    1.3 miles
    1201 20th St Ne
    Cairo, GA 39828
    (229) 377-8441
    1.3 PK-5 678
  • Cairo Washington Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 667 students
    1.4 miles
    1277 Booker Hill Blvd Sw
    Cairo, GA 39828
    (229) 377-2106
    1.4 6-8 667
  • Whigham Whigham Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 498 students
    7.6 miles
    211 W Broad Ave
    Whigham, GA 39897
    (229) 762-4167
    7.6 PK-8 498

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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2  
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.
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