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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dougherty County Schools is a public school district located in Albany, GA. It has 14,133 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.
200 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
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Dougherty County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1000
495 responses
Average ACT
21
188 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,133
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,700
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,262/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$34,493
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$721
National
$949
Median Home Value
$101,100
National
$184,700

Dougherty County Schools Reviews

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DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOLS OFFER MANY PROGRAMS THAT YOU’LL LOVE. THEY ALSO CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION AND NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND, EVERYONE MATTERS. I PERSONALLY LOVE IT, DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOLS IS LIKE ANOTHER HOME FOR ME, THEY LISTEN TO YOUR PROBLEMS, HELP YOU IN ANYTHING YOU NEED HELP IN, NO MATTER IF IT’S SCHOOL WISE OR PERSONAL, THEY ARE THERE TO HELP! SO TO ME I WOULD REALLY RECOMMEND ANYONE TO GO TO A DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL!
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What I like about Dougherty Schools is the culture. The culture and the nature of these schools are the best. The school spirit is off the charts in these schools. Every school feels superior over the other yet everyone loves each other at the same time. You have a lot of personality you meet in school because school is just that diverse. You meet kids from all walks of life there and you can crest special bonds and things with them you may have for a lifetime. I love the schools here but their are some things I would change. Firstly, I would love to change the food. I wish the food was better something more name brand that kids would enjoy. Something with some seasoning on something that just makes food so much better. I wish we could buy options for off school grounds just in case we just didn’t feel like eating school lunch this particular day.
Dougherty County Schools employs some of the best teachers. These teachers actually care about the students and will go up and beyond to take care of students. Parents aren't always involved in the students lives but the teachers try their hardest to get any parent involvement. The administration should do a better job at controlling the students because some of the verbiage used against some teachers by students is disgusting. The focus on sports are different. Equal representation of each sport/club is needed. So many events happened where some sports/clubs had very little school spirit. Diversity at Dougherty isn't huge I would say 80% African American 15% Hispanic and 5% caucasian. The facilities need better care of the toilets stopped working and some times the lights in the school would turn off which is a huge distraction. Despite some of the bad things Dougherty County teachers try their best to make sure every student is prepared for college and the real world.