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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dunwoody High School is a highly rated, public school located in Dunwoody, GA. It has 1,840 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
5035 Vermack Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Telephone
(678) 874-8502
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Dunwoody High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1170
295 responses
Average ACT
27
175 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$87,252
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,365
National
$949
Median Home Value
$398,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Football games
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Pep rally
    15%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Finance Trip to New York
    7%
  • Going to a soccer game.
    7%
  • Volleyball game
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,840
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,399/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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The science department was my main concern, the teachers that I had didn’t teach, I basically had to teach myself and some of the other students in class who couldn’t figure things out on their own due to the lack thereof. They also need an actual nurse, with a clinic, who is there all day. What are the kids supposed to do if there’s a medical issue? Allergies we’re another concern of mine, they didn’t seem to pay attention to them at all. I almost ate something at lunch with sesame in it one time, but luckily I noticed and made them trade it out. There are no labels or warnings on their food, and almost no alternative options. When they had senior breakfast for us, the only option was Chik’fil A, which I cannot eat due to my nut allergies, and the volunteers giving them out actually got mad at me for refusing the food! They had a few granola bars as well, but I unfortunately couldn’t eat those either.
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Dunwoody HS gives some very high highs and very low lows. It is a majority-minority school, but the way that minorities are divided in between class level effectively makes it a segregated school. Diversity in the AP program is abysmal. That said, most AP teachers are incredible! The best teachers Ive ever had! But, as in any school there are always a few who dont care about their jobs and these experiences are horrible, so I cannot rate 5 stars. The administration has improved exponentially since Ms. Cole took over as Principal and Im very happy with the changes Ive seen her implement, even though this is my last year. Regardless of how our school structure and administration changes, however, our school is overcrowded beyond belief and getting worse every year. We need a bigger budget and a bigger building, there are just too many students for us to support and I think that it should be the highest priority.
The School staff and students are a family. The teachers really care about your education. The Art department is incredible but underfunded. The AP teachers are great and help students receive college credit. Some facilities are not well maintained. Rarely will any bathroom have toilet paper in more than two stalls. The cafeteria food is decent. Eating outside in the picnic area is one of the best parts of Dunwoody High School - very unique. There are a shortage of lockers and space due to the overflow of students. The parking lot is too small for the amount of people driving to school. There should be a deck installed or possibly another school with more parking lots! The counselors are not much help since they have to deal with so many students and it is so easy to iverloook one students future plans and schedule along with the credits that they should be getting for their college career pathway or wherever they decide to go.