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Buford High School

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Established  1948
Staff  80
Enrollment  1,150
Number of students  1,150
Principal  Dr. Banks Bitterman
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 770-945-6768
Mascot  Wolves
Buford High School
Motto  AAA Excellence: Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and the Arts
Address  2750 Sawnee Ave, Buford, GA 30518, USA
District  Buford City School District
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Buford High School is a public, four-year, comprehensive high school located in Buford, Georgia, United States, in the northern Metro Atlanta area.

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History

Buford High School was opened in 1948.

In 2009, it was awarded a silver award by the State of Georgia Governor's Office of Achievement for "Highest Percentage of Students Meeting and Exceeding Standards".

The school has a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1.

Academics

For the 2010-2011 school year, the school had the highest passing rate in the Georgia Graduation Test, with 96% passing. Buford also ranks in the top 6% of students who pass AP courses.. A part of the greater Buford City Schools System, Buford was ranked as the top school system in the state.

Athletics

Renowned as a perennial athletic powerhouse in the state of Georgia, Buford has won state championships in the following:

  • Baseball (1977, 2011, 2015)
  • Girls' basketball (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)
  • Football (1978, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Gymnastics (2014, 2015)
  • Softball (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Volleyball (2015, 2016)
  • Wrestling, traditional (2014)
  • Wrestling, duals (2014)
  • Arts

    The literary team, choral music program, and theater program at Buford High School have been very successful. The literary team has won fourteen Georgia High School Association State Literary Championships (1976, 1980, 1982, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). The theater program, competing in the Georgia High School Association One-Act Play, has won two state championships (2011, 2013). The choral program is one of the largest in Georgia, contributing to multiple state literary championships. Three of the state events in the 2016 literary championship were won by singers from the choral department at Buford High.

    Notable alumni

  • Vadal Alexander, NFL player for the Oakland Raiders
  • Storm Johnson, NFL player most recently for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • Justin Roper, football player
  • Lorne Sam, former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos
  • P. K. Sam, CFL player for the Calgary Stampeders and former NFL player for the New England Patriots
  • Christi Thomas, professional WNBA basketball player
  • Darius Walker, former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Tim Wansley, former NFL cornerback
  • References

    Buford High School Wikipedia


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