South Cobb High School
|South Cobb High School|
|1920 Clay Road
Austell, Georgia 30106
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.|
|Color(s)||Blue, orange, grey and white|
South Cobb High School is a public high school located on Clay Road, in Austell, Georgia , United States. Founded in 1952, it is part of the Cobb County School District. Clint Terza succeeded Ashley Hosey as principal in 2016. Nominated as a National School of Excellence, South Cobb High School participates in the Cobb County magnet program. The school houses the county's program for medical sciences.
The Academy of Research and Medical Sciences
The Academy of Research and Medical Sciences at South Cobb High School is a rigorous and selective program for students interested in the research and healthcare fields, created in 2001. The Magnet Coordinator from 2001-2007 was Ryan Fuller. The program changed its name from the Academy of Mathematics and Medical Science to its current name, the Academy of Research and Medical Sciences. The Magnet Coordinator from 2007-2009 was Dr. Joanne Lee. The next magnet coordinator was Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson, 2009-2015, who was a former senior research teacher. The current Magnet Coordinator is Dr. Andrew Kutscher. Students enrolled in this program take the most rigorous classes possible at the school and receive college credits for certain classes. The program also allows students to participate in medical internships which can translate into future career opportunities.
Blue Eagle Marching Band
The Blue Eagle Marching Band is the school's marching band program, led by Band Director Zac Cogdill. In January 2009, the marching band traveled to Washington, D.C., and performed in the Inaugural Parade for Barack Obama as 44th U.S. President, having been selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to represent the state of Georgia. The trip was made possible by many sponsors from around the Atlanta area, including Atlanta Peach Movers, Lockheed Martin and radio station WWWQ (Q100).
The school offers different levels of classes, including honors, Advanced Placement, average, and remedial.
Freshman Transition Academy
In the fall semester of 2011, rising ninth graders coming to South Cobb High School will enter the new Freshman Transition Academy. They will attend school in a separate building from the rest of the student body, a "school within a school." As of the 2016-2017 school year, uniforms are no longer required. The purpose of the Freshman Transition Academy is to promote a sense of belonging, teacher-student relationships, improved academic performance, and improved attendance rates. The graduating Class of 2015 is the first to utilize the Freshmen Transition Academy, also known as the FTA building.
The current racial percentages of the school are:
- 75% African-American
- 15% Hispanic
- 7% White
- 2% Asian
- 1% other races
- Full-time faculty: 185
- Student population: 2,220
- Yearbook: Aquila
- Weekly broadcast news: Eagle TV
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- Robby Hammock, former professional baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks); current manager of the Mobile BayBears
- Garrison Johnson, professional basketball player
- Kenny McKinley, Denver Broncos receiver
- Ray Stevens, country singer/songwriter
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