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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dougherty County Schools is a public school district located in Albany, GA. It has 14,946 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
About Dougherty County Schools...
Address
200 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
Telephone
(229) 431-1285

Dougherty County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1000
402 responses
Average ACT
21
171 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,946
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,627
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$154,014,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,414/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$31,843
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Median Home Value
$101,000
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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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.
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.