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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Charles R. Drew High School is a public school located in Riverdale, GA. It has 1,555 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Charles R. Drew High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
980
219 responses
Average ACT
20
94 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$45,778
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
49%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 172 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week Events
    17%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Peprallys
    9%
  • Basketball Games
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,555
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,835
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.9%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,797/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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My experience with CDHS as a freshman is poor. One, school spirt sucks. Two, communication is terrible. I did not know about most of clubs until we got back from Christmas break. How is that possible? Oh wait, having bad communication can make this happen. I wanted to join robotics club but I didn’t know who the president was. I don’t even know all the administration at this school. Next, this school just needs to change its football coaches because they are not helping with the school spirit. If anything, they are lowering it. I just feel that it could be better if they just change their ways.
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Teachers and administrators are extremely nice and understanding. They care for their students. However, students have fights frequently and tend to not care for school. Plus, there has been sexual intercourse in and around the school. There once was a gas leak here but they took precaution during and after. Also students chose to stay afterschool for no reason to hang out with friends.
What is most important to remember when attending this school is not centered on the other students and their affairs, but what does the system offer. By system, it is referring to the teachers And counselors and their involvement with the students. They provide extensive curricula outside mediocre learning standards and provide a safe space to talk on a more personal level if needed.