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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dougherty County Schools is a public school district located in Albany, GA. It has 15,194 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 21% in reading.
About Dougherty County Schools...
Address
200 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
Telephone
(229) 431-1285
Website

Dougherty County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
21%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
990
341 responses
Average ACT
21
150 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,953
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$154,014,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,077/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    6%

Dougherty County Schools Reviews

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The school system shows favoritism to certain sports and certain schools and certain sports. Some of the teachers do not know how to control their students or teach.Most of the kids move to the surrounding counties or just become home schooled because of some of the stuff the school. They show favoritism towards basketball , track and football. They don’t show sports like baseball, soccer , golf or tennis love. They closed down Albany High school because they say they didn’t have enough money to keep it open , but is spending millions of dollars on renovating other schools and creating a academy. This forced more than 550 kids to attend a new school even upcoming seniors.
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Dougherty County Schools have several great schools to attend, but there are some Pro's and Con's that could be fixed. When it come to pro's education wise help is provided and explained smoothly. Some teachers are nice and are there to help when needed. Getting to class run smoothly with less altercations. As for con's some teachers are very imature and mean which is a bad look for the school. They bully some student withoit knowing what their going through. Overall with fixing that problem and communicating more it can easily be fixed.
During my time at DCSS I have learned a lot of things. The teachers are warm and exciting. They make sure that when you come in you feel welcomed and when you leave out you feel loved. They way that my teachers helped me is by trying to become my friend before they became my teacher. The clubs and activities are amazing also. Some of our teams are number one in the Region. We strive to be the best in all areas that pertain to learning. The faculty and staff are also amazing. Their not just workers when you walk in, they are family. They tend to be by your side even in the hardest of times. When it comes to the academics that’s when you are in for the best time of your life. They make sure that you learn like you would learn in college. The strive to get your mindset to a college students mindset. From grade K-12 I have a had the pleasure of growing as a successful student and person at DCSS. I am proud to say that I accomplished a lot while being there.