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's student organizations are a vast melting pot of ideas and voices.  Our greatest assets are our diverse student body, dedicated administration, teachers and staff, caring counselors, engaged families and a historic relationship with the city of Roswell, Georgia.

    For more information about us, see visit our Prospective Parent Page.

School Data

  • Grades
    9th - 12th

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

    Colors
    Green and White

    Mascot
    Sting 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 college 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" list (#15 in GA, #448 in Nation)

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

Cluster Information

World Languages

  • World Language Programs

    • French
    • Spanish
    • Japanese

School Contact

  • Roswell High School

    11595 King Road

    Roswell, GA 30075

    Phone: 470-254-4500

    Fax: 470-254-4509

    Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 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 Seal

School Report Card

School History Through the Years...

  • In the 1890’s, the city of Roswell established the Roswell Public School. Originally, the new school on Mimosa Boulevard housed both elementary and high school through tenth grade. When Milton County and Roswell were annexed into Fulton County in 1932, students in the tenth and eleventh grades traveled to attend either Milton High School in Alpharetta or North Fulton High in Atlanta.

    Eventually, the old two-story brick portion of the building on Mimosa Boulevard was demolished and in 1949 a brand-new wing was opened to house Roswell Senior High School. The school enrollment was just 140 students with eight teachers.  The first 12th grade class of Roswell High School proudly graduated in 1951.  

    A new school building opened in 1954 and the high school students moved from the previous Mimosa Boulevard location to their new address on Alpharetta Street. The award-winning school housed 400 students who had access, for the first time, to science labs, industrial arts classrooms, and dedicated facilities for the arts. 

    Approximately 2000 students were enrolled when the current Roswell High School facility on King Road opened in 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!