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Sprayberry High School

Sprayberry High School

2555 Sandyplains Rd
Marietta
, GA 30066-5717

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Sprayberry High School is a public high school located in eastern Cobb County in Georgia. Middle schools feeding upcoming students into Sprayberry are McCleskey, Daniell, and Simpson Middle School. The school mascot is the Yellow Jacket.School ProfileSprayberry High School, located in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, is a comprehensive senior high school of approximately 1700. The school opened in 1952 at a location on Cobb Parkway and then moved to its current location at 2525 Sandy Plains Road in 1973. Sprayberry High School is a microcosm of Cobb County in that it serves students from a variety of ethnic groups, socio-economic levels, and academic abilities.HistorySprayberry was founded the day after Labor Day in 1952 in Marietta, GA. The high school was originally founded in the building now occupied by The Walker School (a private school), on Cobb Parkway (U.S. 41) at the north corner of Allgood Road. Sprayberry is now located on the west corner of Sandy Plains Road at Piedmont Road. Since then, the area historically known as Sandy Plains has now come to be known as Sprayberry, stretching somewhat northeast from the intersection to Post Oak Tritt Road, and to the Sprayberry post office at Ebenezer Road.AcademicsSprayberry High School is known for its academics and programs in the arts and has been named a National School of Excellence and Georgia School of Excellence twice, an accomplishment made by only two other schools. It has also been recognized by Newsweek Magazine and the Washington Post as one of the Top 5% of High Schools in the Nation 5 years in a row. The school's SAT and ACT scores have remained well above the national average, with students continuously achieving above state average scores in all GHSGT subject areas. Georgia High School Graduation Test scores in the 2010-2011 school year were the highest in school history. Sprayberry has met AYP for the past 8 years, and since 2005, Sprayberry has been a Demonstration level Advanced Placement Certified School with over 20 Advanced Placement courses.

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