Buford High School

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Buford High School
Buford High School, July 2016.jpg
Location
2750 Sawnee Avenue
Buford, Georgia 30518

United States
Information
Motto AAA Excellence: Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and the Arts
Established 1948
School district Buford City Schools
Principal Dr. Banks Bitterman
Staff 80
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,150
Color(s)         
Athletics conference GHSA Div. 8-AAAAA
Mascot Wolves
Website

Buford High School is a public, four-year, comprehensive high school located in Buford, Georgia, United States, in the northern Metro Atlanta area.

History[edit]

Buford High School was opened in 1948.

In 2009, it was awarded a silver award by the State of Georgia Governor's Office of Achievement for "Highest Percentage of Students Meeting and Exceeding Standards".

The school has a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1.[1]

Academics[edit]

For the 2010-2011 school year, the school had the highest passing rate in the Georgia Graduation Test, with 96% passing. Buford also ranks in the top 6% of students who pass AP courses.[citation needed]. A part of the greater Buford City Schools System, Buford was ranked as the top school system in the state.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Renowned as a perennial athletic powerhouse in the state of Georgia, Buford has won state championships in the following:

  • Baseball (1977, 2011, 2015)[3]
  • Boys' basketball (2017)[4]
  • Girls' basketball (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017)[5]
  • Football (1978, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)[6]
  • Gymnastics (2014, 2015)[7]
  • Softball (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)[8]
  • Volleyball (2015, 2016)[9]
  • Wrestling, traditional (2014)[10]
  • Wrestling, duals (2014)[11]

Arts[edit]

The literary team, choral music program, and theater program at Buford High School have been very successful. The literary team has won fourteen Georgia High School Association State Literary Championships (1976, 1980, 1982, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).[12] The theater program, competing in the Georgia High School Association One-Act Play, has won two state championships (2011, 2013).[13] The choral program is one of the largest in Georgia, contributing to multiple state literary championships. Three of the state events in the 2016 literary championship were won by singers from the choral department at Buford High.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US News Buford High School Overview Retrieved May 3, 2016
  2. ^ Niche Rankings of Top Public School Systems Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  3. ^ GHSA Baseball Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  4. ^ GHSA Boys' Basketball Champions Retrieved March 8, 2017
  5. ^ GHSA Girls' Basketball Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  6. ^ GHSA Football Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  7. ^ GHSA Gymnastics Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  8. ^ GHSA Softball Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  9. ^ GHSA Volleyball Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  10. ^ GHSA Wrestling Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  11. ^ GHSA Wrestling Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016
  12. ^ GHSA Literary Champions Archived June 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  13. ^ GHSA One-Act Play Champions Retrieved May 3, 2016.

Coordinates: 34°07′51″N 83°59′14″W / 34.130771°N 83.987108°W / 34.130771; -83.987108