DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL

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310 N MCDONOUGH ST
DECATUR, GA 30030
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Phone: 404-370-4420
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Decatur City School District
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 247.5
  • Number Students: 990
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5564
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Arlethea Williams
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (4299 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (107 Reviews)
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    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "Most of the teachers are great. The school offers very challenging classes in a variety of subjects. There is a strong pressure to take all of the hard classes available and this can lead to having too big a course load, especially when there is a lack of communication among teachers about scheduling tests and deadlines. For many classes there are good tutoring options available through the school. I have had a lot of scheduling issues in my time at Decatur and these have been met with varying degrees of help. For the most part, I was able to get the classes I wanted and needed."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "Most parents were so involved with the education of their kids as well as other students which made education the goal of the community rather than just the goal of the family or the school."
    Topic: Student Culture & Diversity | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "Decatur is a moderately diverse school. Unfortunately many students have known each other since around birth and can be VERY cliquey. There is also a fairly strong sense of competition among students to be "the best." However, with a good friend group, one can find an accepting place to fit in."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "The teachers were always willing to help students outside of the class. They were always very engage when teaching us. I loved the teachers at DHS!"
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "I have had amazing teachers at Decatur. So many of them have been extremely passionate about what they teach. Many connect what is learned in the classroom to the outside world and are very inspiring. On the other hand, some teachers can be perceived as mean and not understanding of student circumstances or learning styles. As a senior I have had a lot of issues with poor planning on the part of my teachers when it comes to major deadlines and tests. This can be very frustrating and it feels like some of my teachers have their own forms of senioritis. Thankfully this issue has been isolated to this year only."
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