About McIntosh

  • Mission, Vision, and Motto Statements

    To inspire a community of critical thinkers who use passion and creativity to solve tomorrow’s problems

    Working together to inspire and to empower our community

    Motivating ~ Helping ~ Succeeding.


    The Community

    McIntosh High School is located in the heart of Peachtree City, Georgia and serves the Peachtree City area. Peachtree City is a family-friendly community located 25 minutes south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is known for its desirable lifestyle and its 90+ miles of golf cart paths.  In 2014, Movoto ranked Peachtree City as the 2nd best place to live in the state of Georgia. Fayette County is one of the state’s most recognized counties and consists of five high schools, five middle schools, and fifteen elementary schools.

    The School

    McIntosh High School is a comprehensive four-year high school with an enrollment of 1600+ students in grades nine through twelve. The school opened in 1981-82 and has received numerous awards including:

    • Named a 2007 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education
    • Received Georgia’s 2007 and 2011 Platinum Award in the highest performance category for outstanding student achievement
    • Named Georgia School of Excellence: 1987, 2001, 2008, 2012
    • Recognized by College Board as an AP Merit, AP STEM, AP Humanities and AP STEM Achievement School
    • Received  Director’s Cup Distinction for Athletics, 2013 and Director’s Cup for Girl’s Athletics, 2013, 2014
    • 2020 Niche Best College Prep High School in Georgia Ranked #15 out of 402.
    • 2020 Niche Best Public High School Teachers in Georgia Ranked #12 of 420
    • Recognized in Atlanta Magazine’s 50 Best Public High Schools,  2012
    • Inclusion in Newsweek Magazine’s 2007 - 2013 top 1000 U.S. High Schools List
    • Ranked 543 in the nation and 20 in Georgia in the High School rankings by U.S. News Magazine 2019
    • Ranked 781 in Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High Schools, 2017
    • Earned 59 state championships in athletics since 1981
    • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

    The Curriculum

    The school year is divided into two semesters, with each semester having two nine-week grading periods. Each class day consists of 7 periods, 48 minutes in length.  Each semester course passed receives one-half (.5) Carnegie unit of credit.

Grading Scale

  • A=90-100




    F=69 & below