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Cedar Shoals High School

Athens, GA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1448


Cedar Shoals High School
1300 Cedar Shoals Drive
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 546-5375
Cedar Shoals High School is located in Athens, GA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews12 Reviews

Both of my children graduated from Cedar Shoals High School. They were both in AP classes and are now college graduates. My eldest has a PhD. and is a college professor. The fine arts department is excellent. My youngest son had a wonderful time in drama and participated in several plays while he was there. Like any diverse environment, there can be some problems , but my children made lifetime friendships at Cedar, and learned valuable experiences there.
I go to Cedar Shoals and it really does depend where you hang around in this school. The fine arts building is the best and most positive place at this school. But when you step into the academic building, there are evident problems not being solved. There is a large drug and theft problem, but yet nothing is done about it. The administration is also very ineffective and takes no action with serious and important issues. Hopefully, a new administrator may turn things around next year. Also, very good teachers are leaving the school due to the forced teaching model and unsettled administration posts. A plus at the academic building is the AP courses. Many 4s and 5s are received on the exams. An emphasis is put on the top 5% and bottom 20%, but not for the students in between. Those students are left to fend for their own achievement and are not challenged due to dismal advanced curriculum courses. To get challenged here, you have to take AP courses.
I currently go to school at cedar and am glad I am leaving after this year. I mean the fine arts department is amazing with caring amazing teachers who push us to do better. But the academic teachers take advantage of the fact that students who do their work will and focas more on yelling at the ones who won't. The drug use is crazy and well known but nothing is done about it. This school is out of control.
One of the top JROTC programs in the nation. Instructors are totally involved with the students both in academics and the extra curricular activities. National level Drill and Raider teams.
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