A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
310 N Mcdonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone
(404) 370-4420

Decatur High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1170
215 responses
Average ACT
27
106 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Class color day
    38%
  • Spirit week
    27%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Football Fridays :)
    14%
  • Pep rallys
    4%
  • Basketball nights
    2%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,073
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,306/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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My overall best experience at this school was so far is okay because I came long way. Such as getting use to my surrounding. My favorite experience was doing my sophomore project I wrote my first ever book which was challenging and new base on the requirement for the project. What makes this school unique is the curriculum which is IB meaning college level learning and the extra activities curriculum. I would choose this school if I could do it again because this school has challenge me like no ever done. This school doesn't discriminated anyone the teachers and counselors are your best friends. It welcome for all and it's diverse!
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The quality of teacher's here really depends on the type of courses you take. In general, the more rigorous the course, the better the teachers. Overall they are great. Many of them try a variety of teaching methods to reach all students effectively and genuinely care about student ideas and achievement in their class.

There are very few downfalls to Decatur's teachers. Grading consistency isn't always perfect, but it's not terrible either. Teacher's are also sometimes hard to find outside of the classroom as they are involved in many outside clubs and teach many classes. If you don't have a busy extra-curricular schedule, it should not be a problem, as they all have tutoring hours, but it's sometimes hard to fit them in within a busy schedule.
Decatur gives you the opportunity to do almost everything you could hope for. The teachers, coaches, and staff also work their best to help you do that. From sports, to clubs, to school/class events, you can do it all. Many of the sports teams are above average and do their best to get as many players involved. Other clubs and activities reach out to the LGBTQ, special needs, and every other community. Pep rallies are always really fun and student attendance at athletic events and other performances is impressive. Overall Decatur is a very close-knit community that is reflected in student/staff cooperation and support.