Lassiter High School SAT scores

Lassiter high school sat scores

Lassiter High School SAT scores were the third highest in Cobb County for 2019! The Cobb County School District released 2019 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores on Tuesday, and four East Cobb high schools lead the way.

For the second year in a row, Lassiter High School also ranked number 1 out of all Cobb County schools for graduation rates at 97.4 % for 2019, edging out Harrison (West Cobb), Walton, and Pope! That is very good because Lassiter has a rigorous program.

Walton (1,288), Pope (1,220) and Lassiter (1,212) had average class wide scores exceeding 1,200, while Wheeler (1,196) came close. While Lassiter High School SAT scores are among the highest, two other sought-after East Cobb high schools are very close – Walton (the highest score) and Pope High (the second highest by only 8 points), with Wheeler High not far behind in fourth place. While all these schools are excellent, it is important to check into a schools programs and not just focus on the highest test scores (especially when they are so close) to assure a good fit for your student as each school will differ somewhat in educational style and special programs offered.

Wheeler’s jump of 49 points was the highest of the 16 high schools in the Cobb County School District.

“Wheeler continues to focus on providing the best overall learning experience for ALL students,” Wheeler Principal Paul Gillihan said in a statement issued by the school district.

“We strongly believe that SAT scores do not define our students nor our school but only provide evidence of the work that is being done daily to prepare our students for college and careers.”

Walton’s score is up 20 points from 2018. Full district scores and details can be found here.

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2018 Lassiter High School Home Inventory Very Low

2018 Lassiter High School Home Inventory Very Low

As we approach the first day of Spring (March 20) and the upcoming HOT spring and summer markets, availability of homes in certain price ranges of the 2018 Lassiter High School Home Inventory is very low!  This low supply makes it difficult for buyers especially if they are not well prepared and working with an East Cobb market expert, and it has also caused prices to steadily increase to 6% above 2017 prices. Call us or click for a free market analysis if you’re planning to sell your home in 2018, and learn about our outstanding marketing plan and exceptional seller results in East Cobb – a 96% list to sell ratio, while setting many top 5 and neighborhood price records. Through a combination of creativity, superior marketing, and advanced qualifications versus the typical agent, we have bested small and large brokerages alike, in both good and bad markets, and our proven track record of getting home sold, and sold for more money, is consistent over an amazing 18 year period!

We need new listings, especially in the following price ranges:

Lassiter High School District:

$250k-$399k – Only 2 Mo Supply – (Strong Sellers Market)

$400k-$449k – 5 Mo Supply – will quickly lower as market heats up – (Slight Sellers Market)

$700k-$799k – 3 Mo Supply – (Sellers Market)

*Many Other Price Ranges Are Strong Buyers Markets – Call Us If You’re A Buyer!

Robert A Whitfield,
Founder, Broker/Owner – REALTOR
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East Cobb Resident Since 1996

Lassiter High makes top school list

Lassiter High makes top school list

Lassiter High makes top school list! A total of 28 public schools in Cobb County have been named top-performing schools by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office.

A total of 25 Cobb School District schools are part of this year’s Governor’s Office of Student Achievement’s list of the state’s top 218 performing public schools that was released last week.

The awards include two designations — highest performing and greatest gains — that are calculated based on the state education department’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index — the state’s grading stick.

According to Dr. Ehsan Kattoula, Cobb County schools accountability director,  greatest gains account for schools’ state test score growth over the past three years while highest performing schools were named based on the schools’ overall CCRPI score. Also, highest performing counts for every single measurement: achievement gap, progress, achievement that includes all assessments and graduation rate.

Lassiter High School was one of only six schools in Georgia to be named platinum level — the top level — in both greatest gains and highest performing. Of those six schools, Lassiter and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology were the only high schools.

“Lassiter has always demonstrated their growth to be much higher than the state,” Kattoula said.

Lassiter High School Principal Chris Richie said his school has set high expectations and rigorous course loads for its students over the last five years.

“The work our teachers do ensures that all kids are successful,” Richie said. “We stress the individual data piece, embraced the growth mentality and are extremely proud that our students have lived up to the expectations.”

Other platinum level Cobb schools include Garrison Mill Elementary School in greatest gains and Dickerson Middle School in highest performing schools. Garrison Mill Elementary feeds highly ranked Mabry Middle which feeds to Lassiter High School. Dickerson Middle feeds Walton High School – one of the two highest ranked high schools in 20 county metro Atlanta, and ranked in the top 100 nationally!


New Construction Home Builder and Contractor Disputes

New Construction Home Builder Disputes

Just this morning I saw a homeowner plea for help in our neighborhoods online newsletter regarding a contractor dispute, and for the benefit of our readers wanted to offer the following basic advice which I offered my neighbor (minus the names of the experienced construction attorneys I referred).

1 Always make sure your contractor is insured and for large jobs ask for a performance bond.

2 Make sure a detailed scope of work is drawn up, and bid prices are based off that document, and incorporate that document into the contract agreement – and yes there should always be a written contract agreement for any work over a few hundred dollars.

3 For work that involves more than cosmetic changes, such as structural changes and major system repairs and installations – hire an ICC Certified Building Inspector or GA Engineer to review the work, and even do multi-step inspections for larger projects such as when doing a room addition, whole house remodel, or certainly if you are buying a new home to be built or that is still under construction.

4 Buying a new construction home? Never assume everything will be fine just because you are buying a new home that has just been built, or is under construction. As someone with expertise in both the Atlanta real estate industry and who also has deep experience with new construction homes and GA builders, and the qualifications to evaluate and review the new home building process, construction codes, and home builders, I speak from over 35 years of combined experience.  I can assure you that the county municipal inspectors are not holding the builders hand and will not protect you, and their inspections will not assure the builder and his/her contractors will perform proper construction workmanship and do what is right.

Finally, this is not legal advice, but if you do need legal advice regarding construction and contractor disputes, claims of breach etc, you want an attorney experienced in those kinds of cases.

Because I perform free pre-purchase building evaluations of all homes for all of my clients, and free periodic monitoring of new homes under construction for my new home buyer clients, they don’t have to worry about these kinds of disputes, and have a greatly reduced if not nonexistent exposure to the unexpected costs and hassles related to buying homes with serious defects and improper construction work.

However, should the need ever arise, I maintain an extensive Concierge List of Trusted Real Estate Vendors of every type including two attorneys that have extensive experience addressing construction and design/build related issues and litigation – one is both an architect and attorney.

If you are looking to buy or build a new construction home in the Lassiter High School District, or anywhere in East Cobb, North Fulton, or Greater North Atlanta area, contact me to discuss how I can make that a more pleasant experience and how my process helps to assure you get the well built home you deserve, at the best price possible.

Robert Whitfield, Broker/Owner, Realtor
ICC Certified Building Inspector
New Home Construction Expert

East Cobb New Construction Home – Save $50K

East Cobb New Construction Home

Rare New Construction Opportunity in East Cobb – up to $50K off on a Lassiter High School New Construction Home!

Brick and stone exterior, 6 Bdrm , 3 Bath,  3 Car Garage , over 3600 square feet. The is the best opportunity left on a new construction home with a decent lot in any of East Cobb’s top school systems! If you want new construction in East Cobb and don’t need a basement – call me fast!

Excellent East Cobb schools:

Davis Elementary School
Mabry Middle School
Lassiter High School

If you want new construction in East Cobb – call North Atlanta’s most qualified new construction home expert:

Robert Whitfield
Professional Buyers Broker
ICC Certified Building Inspection Expert
New Home Construction Expert
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Lassiter New Construction Homes – Coming Soon!

East Cobb Custom Builder Lots

This is an attractive site being developed by a private developer that will contain an enclave of three 3/4 acre lots available for purchase by builders or those who want to build new and use a custom builder. Prices of finished homes will range $800K to over $1 million. We have several trusted builders we can refer to our buyer clients who want to build new East Cobb homes and East Cobb custom luxury homes.

There are other unadvertised new construction home and new construction lot opportunities in the Walton and Pope High districts as well.

Contact me for more details about these or other lot opportunities while they are still available!

Robert Whitfield
ICC Certified Building Inspector
New Home Construction Expert

East Cobb Single Family Inventory October 2013

East Cobb Single Family Inventory Oct 2013

As the chart shows, inventory is mostly low – by historical standards (except for the 75 homes in the Walton District) there should be two to three times as many homes in each price range. The Lassiter High and Pope High School Districts have very low home inventory in the $700K- $999K ranges, with only 13 and 10 homes respectively. The interesting stat is the composition of the 75 homes in the Walton High District in the $300-$500K range – a big jump in supply over the last few months – there is not one new construction home in the group, and only 16 of the 75 homes are under $350K.

For more information about homes and markets in any East Cobb school district or neighborhood, contact Robert Whitfield: 678-585-9691.

*Disclaimer: “Information is derived directly from FMLS data which is believed to be very accurate but not guaranteed – which is way more than I can say for all the third party online and consumer data sites – Trulia, Zillow, and so many others.”


Lassiter New Concert Hall Opens

Lassiter Concert Hall

After watching the construction of the beautiful new Lassiter Concert Hall drag on since last year, it is great to see it finally finished! I took this shot with my phone a few nights ago. Last week at the grand opening the band and orchestra played to over 1000 people in attendance. This is a wonderful asset to this great school.

Lassiter Highschool New Subdivisions

A sure sign the real estate market is on the mend is that nationally, 2012 has seen the most new home building activity since the market highs of 2005 – 2006. Here in East Cobb builder activity, driven by East Cobb’s top three public high schools Walton, Lassiter, and Pope, has been just as brisk.

New Home Developement In Lassiter High District  East Cobb New Home Development

In the Lassiter High School District, local speciality developer, Brooks Chadwick developed a large wooded tract of land for a new subdivision known as Mountain Creek where homebuilder Lennar is building 48 new homes priced from $500K. In the Pope High District Lennar added a final phase of about 20 new homes (on smaller lots) to the existing Waldon Subdivision built in the 1990′s. Lennars new addition is named “The Estates of Waldon” also priced from $500K.

For information on new home developements, help finding a “buildable” lot, and available builder bonuses in the Lassiter High School District or anywhere in East Cobb or North Atlanta, contact Robert Whitfield at 678-585-9691. Check out all the highly specialized new construction services to protect your sanity and assure a smooth process if you are planing to buy or build a new home.

Invaluable Experience with New Homes – Homes Under Construction

Unlike ordinary agents, Robert has advanced experience and qualifications to assist buyers with every facet of the new home construction process and has successfully dealt with architects, engineers, custom builders, volume builders, and site superintendants on behalf of clients desiring to make a new home purchase and/or build a new home. Robert can assist clients in all matters ranging from lot selection assistance, builder meetings, upgrade and component package selection, ongoing construction monitoring from the ground up, or at any stage, to attendance at walk through, pre-drywall inspection, advice and consulting on construction alterations and repairs that are sometimes required, final walk through and release, to closing and beyond.

Roberts works in a collaborative way and assists clients with many other matters that are a necessary part of real estate transactions. In addition to a background in home building and building structural analysis, new construction monitoring, and environmental testing, Robert also offers his clients great services like impactful HDR photography and video services.

Contact me with any question you may have about East Cobb or Atlanta real estate. I stand ready to proved unmatched assistance with your home buying, selling, or building needs.


Robert A Whitifeld
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New Home Construction
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Million-Dollar Homes Continue to Get Zoning Nod

East Cobb’s real estate market is getting another luxury priced subdivision.


East Cobb Luxury Estate 1.5 Million

This home in the Heathermoor subdivision was listed for just over $1.5 million dollar and covers around 6,000 square feet of space.

A recent zoning decision by the Cobb Board of Commissioners in early October should leave little doubt about the strong health of the East Cobb luxury real estate market.

By a 4-0 vote on October 2, 2012 (with chairman Tim Lee absent) the commissioners approved a request by Brooks Chadwick Capital, LLC, to rezone 6.6 acres on Woodlawn Road, just south of Lower Roswell Road, for 21 homes that will cost an average of $1 million.

Each home will contain between 4,000 and 6,000 square feet of space. The development will be located in the heart of the Walton High School district, and a short walk from Dickerson Middle School.

As The Marietta Daily Journal reported when the request was before the Cobb Planning Commission in October, East Cobb’s top public high schools, are helping to feed the growing demand for new luxury homes. Brooks Chadwick Capital attorney John Moore told the newspaper:

“What we’ve found is that homes located in Walton, Pope and Lassiter school districts are moving as fast as you can put them up. People realize that there’s no more land left, so we expect these to go very quickly because of the school districts.”

(Reprinted from the Marietta Daily Journal, written by Jon Gillooly October 03, 2012. Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal)