About our School

  • Roswell High School is located 18 miles north of Atlanta.  Our school is proud of its rigorous academics, competitive athletics, extensive fine arts, innovative STEM offerings, and a robust career and technical education department.  Roswell has been consistently recognized as one of Georgia's top academic schools.  With more than 20 AP courses offered, the school's Advanced Placement Program is rated one of the best in the country.  Successful programs in athletics and the performing arts complement Roswell's high academic achievements. Our student organizations are a vast melting pot of ideas and voices.  Among our greatest assets are our diverse student body, dedicated administration, teachers and staff, caring counselors, engaged families and a 180-year relationship with the historic city of Roswell, Georgia. For more information about us, see the RHS At a Glance

School Data

  • Grades
    9th—12th

    School Day
    8:20 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Colors
    Green and White

    Mascot
    Buzz the Hornet

    Average Enrollment: 2246

    CEEB/ACT Code:  112625

    Graduation Rate:  93.9%

    Faculty Information
    For faculty information, please see our Staff Directory.

Awards and Accolades

    • GADOE A-rated school
    • 91.9 CCRPI score (College and Career Readiness Performance Index)

    • 1172 SAT average with mean EBRW of 592 and mean Math of 581

    • 25.4 ACT average exceeds county, state and national averages

    • AP Humanities school

    • AP Merit school

    • AP STEM and STEM Achievement School

    • 79% of AP exam participants earned colleg credit with AP scores of 3, 4, and 5

    • AVID school (Advancement by Individual Determination)

    • 2017 U.S. News and World Report's "Best High School" lisit (#15 in GA, #448 in Nation)

    • 2016 Washington Post's "America's Most Challenging High Schools" list (#21 in GA)
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Roswell High School

Cluster Information

World Languages

  • World Language Programs

    • French
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • German

School Contact Information

  • Roswell High School

    11595 King Road

    Roswell, GA 30075

    Phone: 470-254-4500

    Fax: 470-254-4509

    School Hours: 8:20 AM - 3:30 PM

Special Programs

  • AP Program Statistics (2018):

    • AP STEM School - students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses

    • AP STEM Achievement School - at least 40% of math and science test-takers earning scores of 3 or higher

    • AP Humanities School - students testing in all of the following: at least ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course

    • AP Merit School - at least 20% of students taking AP exams and at least half of those students receiving a score of 3 or higher on their exams

    • 93% of AP World Language students earned the Bi-Literacy 

School Report Card

School History

  • The original Roswell High School was established in 1949, had an enrollment of 140 students and a faculty of just eight teachers. In 1954 a new school building opened and students moved from the previous Mimosa Boulevard location to their new address on Alpharetta Street. The new award winning design housed 400 students and for the first time provided science labs, industrial arts classrooms, and dedicated facilities for the arts. 

    Approximatley 2000 students were enrolled when the current facility opened in the fall of 1990. Serving as a valuable resource for the Roswell community, the school continues to this day to enjoy a close relationship with the city of Roswell, as well as many local businesses and civic organizations.  

    We are Roswell. Go HORNETS!