Rockdale County High School

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Rockdale County High School
Address
1174 Bulldog Circle NE
Conyers, Georgia, 30012-4797
United States
Coordinates 33°40′03″N 84°00′27″W / 33.667500°N 84.007500°W / 33.667500; -84.007500Coordinates: 33°40′03″N 84°00′27″W / 33.667500°N 84.007500°W / 33.667500; -84.007500
Information
Type Public
Established 1954
School district Rockdale County School District
Principal Georgi Nour
Assistant principals Kevin Rogers
Alex Guilford
Cathy Lancaster
Michell Glover
Teaching staff 91 FTE[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,384[1]
Student to teacher ratio 15:1[1]
Color(s) Red and Black          
Athletics conference 8 AAAA
Nickname Bulldogs
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Yearbook Tempus Fugit
Website

Rockdale County High School is located in the heart of Conyers, Georgia, USA, in the old-town district. RCHS is one of four high schools located in Rockdale County. The other schools are Heritage High School, Salem High School, and the Rockdale Career Academy. It also hosts the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology which is sponsored by Georgia Tech.

The school's mascot is the Bulldog. There are approximately 1,600 students enrolled.

Athletics[edit]

Rockdale County High School is a part of the GHSA in Region 8-AAAA. In the school year 2008-2009, Rockdale won the Conyers's Cup for football, wrestling, and swimming, beating rival schools Salem and Heritage. In that same school year, RCHS won Fox 5's High 5 Sports Team of The Week award twice, the first school ever to do so. The hand shaped trophies were awarded to the football and wrestling teams.

Fine arts[edit]

The school is a Grammy School of Excellence. The literary team won the regional title in 2003, and the boys quartet went on to win the state title.

In the 2007-2008 school year, the Advanced Musical Theater Class took Ragtime to One Act Competition, and won first place. After winning 1st place at regional, they later went on to take 3rd place at state, beating performing arts schools.

In the 2008-2009 school year, Rockdale County High School Marching Band won the Grand Champion trophy in competition at the Southern Star Invitational competition.

Rockdale County High School Winter Guard won first place and the gold medal at the 2011 SAPA Championships in the Scholastic AA class. The winter guard also consistently came first place at competitions throughout the 2010-2011 season.

Magnet School[edit]

The Rockdale Magnet School (formally, the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology) is a Magnet School located in Rockdale County in the city of Conyers, Georgia, USA. It is a selective school whose students take on rigorous college-level courses in mathematics, the natural sciences, technology/engineering, and research.

The Magnet School occupies the building that was previously C.J. Hicks Elementary School (also located in Conyers) as there was a newly constructed elementary school building that CJHE moved into on December 21, 2009.[citation needed]

The Rockdale Magnet School accepts approximately 90 students annually. 87 freshmen were accepted in 2012.

Magnet School achievements include: students accepted to the nation's top universities, including Harvard and MIT,; a state-champion Math Team; several perfect SAT and ACT subscores and one perfect ACT composite score; and several winners of science and research fairs such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Siemens Competition.

It was opened in 2000 to provide a rigorous high school curriculum for the youth in Rockdale County. The school focuses on the fields of mathematics, sciences, and technology. Magnet students are enrolled in selective classes in those fields composed only of Magnet students (approximately 10-15 students per class period, as opposed to Rockdale County High School's average class size of 30), and the rest of their classes are taken with the standard student population of Rockdale County High School.

Courses are set on a college-level curriculum. The college scholarship amount exceeds 3 million annually. Honors include 12 perfect math scores on the SAT and 8 perfect math ACT score.

Since 2002, the school sends 8-12 students to Metz, France each year to aid high school students with their own science fair projects. This is through a partnership with Georgia Tech, specifically their Georgia Tech Lorraine campus. Students also visit Paris each year and live with a French student. The French students visit Rockdale in the spring of each year to present their scientific or cultural projects and to attend a France Dance in their honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "school-stats.com". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 

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