207 reviews
  1. Dekalb County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    D+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1798 Haygood Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
Telephone
(678) 874-6302

Druid Hills High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1110
122 responses
Average ACT
24
49 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Stunt night, homecoming parade, international nigh
    38%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Boys basketball games
    17%
  • Lacrosse games and soccer games
    7%
  • Soccer games!
    5%
  • Student art show
    5%
  • Homecoming float building
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,386
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,496/ year
National
$11,890
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

Druid Hills High School Reviews

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Druid Hills High School like any other school has its ups and downs. One of the defining features that I think sets it apart is the fact that it's a white minority school, taking in many refugees and non-english speaking students. Our culture isn't monotone and there are little niches for everyone in the school. Inhibiting the overall academic success of the school in my mind is the amount of space compared to the studen population (+1400 students). The large population mainly creates an issue with space for students in general level classes vs students in AP or IB classes. Because the large portion of students choose not to take AP or IB ther's unused space causing general level classes to be full. Ultimately, this adds stress to the teachers who constantly have to teach large classes. But I believe not enough kids take AP or IB because there isn't enough encouragement for them to do so & students naturally want to avoid the "harder" classes.
Druid hills is a great diverse school, it's many different type of ethnicities in our school. What I really love is how our teachers there strive for the students to do better, they never give up on us they always push us to do better and make it. Most school teachers don't care. Also we have so many different clubs for everybody to choose from so no kids feel left out. The only bad thing is our school lunch, & I think we deserve to get a new gym also like she every other dekalb school. But send your child to Druid hills they will get the education and care that they need. We are one of the top schools.
Druid Hills is where I found out that I enjoyed learning about psychology. The teacher that I have had through out my years, have all been wonderful. The one thing that I would like to see change in my school would be the diversity of teachers through out the general, advanced, Advanced Placement, and IB teachers. I would like to see the upper level teachers start to branch out and give opportunities to all the kids of different learning styles.