Robert S. Alexander High School

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Robert S. Alexander High School
Address
6500 Alexander Pkwy.
Douglasville, Georgia 30135-3596
United States
Coordinates 33°40′53″N 84°47′26″W / 33.681498°N 84.790492°W / 33.681498; -84.790492Coordinates: 33°40′53″N 84°47′26″W / 33.681498°N 84.790492°W / 33.681498; -84.790492[1]
Information
School type Public
Established 1986
School district Douglas County School District
CEEB code 111104
Principal Nathan Hand
Teaching staff 115 (as of 2008-09)[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,915 (as of 2008-09)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 16.7 (as of 2008-09)[2]
Color(s) Red and black         
Athletics GHSA AAAAAA
Mascot Cougar
Newspaper The Ant Hill Scrolls
Yearbook The Catamount
Website

Robert S. Alexander High School is a public high school in Douglasville, Georgia, United States. It is the third high school to open in the Douglas County School District.

History[edit]

Originally built to relieve overpopulation between Douglas County High School and Lithia Springs High School, Alexander High School opened for the 1986-1987 school year. The school's namesake, Robert S. Alexander, was a long-time employee of the Douglas County School System.

Campus[edit]

Alexander is essentially composed of one wide building sectioned off by wings. The Fine Arts wing consists of the theater, a band room, and a chorus room. The 100 wing hosts English and foreign language classrooms. The 200 wing hosts math and history classrooms. The 300 wing consists of science classrooms. Each classroom on the 300 wing has laboratory stations (water faucet and gas spout). The 400 wing (formerly known as the Freshman Academy) was added in the 2000s due to the rising number of incoming freshmen. The 400 wing is now a mixture of academic classrooms. The business wing hosts six large computer labs with classes ranging from Broadcast and Video Production to Web Page Design. The back wing hosts an art room equipped with a darkroom, as well as a nursing room, and a kitchen which enables the school to offer food classes.

The school has four courtyards (two of which are only accessible from inside the school) equipped with benches and picnic tables.

Over the years, Alexander has outgrown its capacity. Rather than adding expansion, the school system has accumulated 15 trailers in the back of the campus hosting a mixture of academic classes.

A new gym was added during the 2015-2016 school year. On the top floor are a walking track and the weight room, while the bottom floor has the locker rooms and access to the basketball court.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Groups and activities available to Alexander High School students include art club, Beta Club, chess club, drama club, ecology club, FBLA, FCCLA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Priority, French club, GA Career Student Association, GPSA, HOSA, Key Club, Literary Meet, marching band, math team, mock trial, National Honor Society, PAWS, Scholar Bowl, Science Olympiad, scrapbook club, Skills USA, Spanish club, step team, Student Government Association, Tri-M and yearbook. Also added in the fall of 2009 was the Alexander chapter of the FFA, the only remaining FFA chapter in Douglas County.

Athletics[edit]

Alexander High School teams are known as the Alexander Cougars and compete in the Georgia High School Association AAAAAA classification. The school fields teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fast-pitch softball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

The boys' cross country team won the 2000 AAAA and the 2016 AAAAAA state championships. The 2010 Wrestling Team won the AAAA traditional State Championship and also captured the 2017 AAAAAA Dual State Championship. [3] The boys' baseball team won the 2012 AAAA Region Championship.

Alexander is regarded as one of the most consistent soccer "powers" in Douglas County. Until 2014, two Alexander Lady Cougar soccer teams had reached the second round of the State Playoffs. The 2014 women's team broke the record by defeating Cass High School 6-1, and Lanier High School 1-0, to advance to the third round.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Comprehensive High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Alexander High School". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  3. ^ GHSA Boys Cross Country Champions
  4. ^ "LSU adds six pitchers to bring fall class to 16". The Advocate. 2001-12-07. The most recent signees include... right-handed pitcher Matt Capps of Alexander High School in Douglasville, Ga.... 

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