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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
Charles R. Drew Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Atlanta, GA. It has 994 students in grades PK, K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

Charles R. Drew Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$37,432
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,440
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
994
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,926
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses
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Charles R. Drew Charter School Reviews

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Drew is very strong academically. Drew is one of the most rigorous schools in Georgia. Also, Drew has well above average arts and STEAM programs. With state of the art technology, access to various programs, and high level teachers, the STEAM program at Drew is one of kind for public schools. But since Drew is very new, it also has drawbacks in other areas. One downfall of Drew is the lack of retention from the middle to high school. Drew's athletic programs are very weak; unfortunately, Drew faculty has no intention of improving it either. Another drawback is the infrastructure of Drew. Many of the teachers at Drew are incompetent and incapable of teaching the classes they have. Another problem Drew has internally is poor communication, for some reason Drew faculty don't know how to properly communicate with students, teachers, or parents. This is primarily a result of poor leadership, but I'm sure the leadership will improve or be replaced within the next few years.
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Drew Charter School is excellent! I would not have been as greatly prepared for college currently if I didn't attend. Because the school is so small, it is very easy to meet people who will help you through your school journey, as well as those who came from the same background as you. Although they are a new school, they have had many successful outcomes thus far, and Im sure as they continue to grow, they will foresee many more.
This school is awful. My children attended this school for three years. When I went to visit my younger child in the elementary academy, I experienced the way these teachers talk to the students. The yell shut up at first graders in the hall, if your child is not black be prepared to have your child bullied and teachers do nothing about it. I heard frequently, we don’t like you because you are not black and many other parents had this same issue. All this school does is focus on standardized testing so they can get their money. The buildings are nice but that is about it. The school day is so long your child be exhausted; your child won’t get in your car until 4:15. The parking/ pick up situation is a nightmare. You can wait in carline for 45 minutes and only get one child and then have to park and go in to get your other child. If you walk you put your child’s life at risk by walking on Memorial.