Pope High School Orchestra
Alan C. Pope High School was founded in 1987. It is a Standard Public School of the State of Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1989, Pope received the prestigious Georgia Blue Ribbon of Excellence in only its second year of operation. The school mascot is the greyhound. The original school colors were Columbia blue and silver grey. In the 1990's Navy and white were added. Cobb County was named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" by NAMM. The NAMM Foundation acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. The 124 school districts named by the NAMM Foundation demonstrate the unwavering commitment to provide music education for their students.
Pope has an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students. The student body is very active, with over 50% participating in athletics and 90% participating in extracurricular activities. Approximately 90% of our graduates go on to college; 80% attend four-year colleges and universities while 10% choose two-year colleges. Pope students achieve high scores on the SAT each year and lead Cobb County in GA High School Graduation Test scores.
The Pope Orchestras have a reputation of excellence. In March 2018, the top Orchestra competed and placed at the American String Teachers' Association National Orchestra Festival. They received top ratings for their performance.
Congratulations to the Pope Orchestras for being selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association's Annual In-Service in Athens, Georgia. The group will perform on Saturday, January 26, 2019. We are very proud of our students and the work they have done! Go Greyhounds!