Sprayberry High School

Sprayberry High School is a public high school located in northeastern Cobb County in Marietta, Georgia, United States, a north-northwestern suburb of metro Atlanta. It is a comprehensive senior high school (grades 9–12) with approximately 1700 students. It opened in 1952 and moved to its current location at 2525 Sandy Plains Road in 1973. Sprayberry is a microcosm of Cobb County in that it serves students from a variety of ethnic groups, religions, socio-economic levels, and academic abilities [2] Middle schools feeding upcoming students into Sprayberry are McCleskey, Daniell, and Simpson in the Cobb County School District. The school's teams are called the Yellowjackets.

Sprayberry High School
2525 Sandy Plains Road

United States
Coordinates34°00′43″N 84°29′49″W / 34.012°N 84.497°W / 34.012; -84.497
TypePublic high school
Established1952; 72 years ago (1952)
School districtCobb County School District
PrincipalSara Fetterman
Faculty97.30 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,890 (2021-22)https://www.niche.com/k12/sprayberry-high-school-marietta-ga/#:~:text=Sprayberry%20High%20School%20is%20a,ratio%20of%2019%20to%201.
Student to teacher ratio18.27[1]
Color(s)Black and gold   
NicknameYellow Jackets
RivalLassiter and Pope High school
NewspaperThe Stinger
Front entrance to Sprayberry High School

History edit

Sprayberry High School opened to students the day after Labor Day in 1952. It was 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. The exposed-aggregate concrete and dark brick of the original building is an example of the brutalist architecture common at the time.

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.[3] Several strip malls and other businesses bear the name.

The campus football stadium was one of a few local schools' used in filming Remember the Titans, released in 2000.[4]

Academics edit

Sprayberry High School is known for its academics and programs in the arts. It has been named a National School of Excellence and Georgia School of Excellence twice, an accomplishment made by only two other schools. It has been recognized by Newsweek and the Washington Post as one of the top 5% of high schools in the nation five 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 eight years, and since 2005, Sprayberry has been a Demonstration level Advanced Placement Certified School with over 20 Advanced Placement courses.[5]

Sports edit

Sprayberry High School's football stadium (Jim Frazier Stadium) was used in part of the movie Remember the Titans.[21]

Music edit

  • Band of Gold[22]
  • Orchestra
  • Chorus

Sprayberry High School's band program has also hosted the Southern Invitational Music Festival. Marching bands from all across the Southeast compete and perform while Sprayberry performs in exhibition.[23]

Publications edit

  • Sprayberry's Vox Humana[24]

Notable alumni edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "Sprayberry High School". cobbk12.org. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
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  4. ^ "Film Friday: Remember the Titans - This Is My South". www.thisismysouth.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sprayberry High School". cobbk12.org. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Baseball
  7. ^ Boys' basketball
  8. ^ Girls' basketball
  9. ^ Cheerleading
  10. ^ Fast pitch softball
  11. ^ Football
  12. ^ Golf
  13. ^ Boys' lacrosse
  14. ^ Girls' lacrosse
  15. ^ Soccer
  16. ^ Swimming
  17. ^ Tennis
  18. ^ Track
  19. ^ Volleyball
  20. ^ Wrestling
  21. ^ "Remember the Titans". September 29, 2000. Retrieved June 2, 2016 – via IMDb.
  22. ^ Band of Gold
  23. ^ "www.southerninvitational.com". southerninvitational.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  24. ^ Vox Humana
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  31. ^ "Chuck Nevitt". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  32. ^ "Jimmy Rave Interview". wordpress.com. September 22, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  33. ^ Ho, Rodney (September 11, 2006). "A boxing Bulldog on 'Survivor'". www.accessatlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on June 3, 2008. Retrieved July 8, 2023.
  34. ^ "Answers - The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". answers.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.

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