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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
    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 1,993 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Dunwoody High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1190
362 responses
Average ACT
28
225 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
Median Household Income
$95,875
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,453
National
$949
Median Home Value
$418,800
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Football games
    18%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • Finance Trip to New York
    8%
  • Volleyball game
    6%
  • Going to a soccer game.
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,993
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,301
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,236/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Some of the students are snobby but don’t let that get to you. Overall the school gives for an amazing experience. The senior lot parking spaces are very limited and are given out by lottery. Although, parking is available at St. Lukes Church right down the road and very limited parallel parking surrounding the school is available to any students with a license to drive. In order to parallel park though, you have to be at the school around 6am before all of the spots are taken. Other than parking, the school is great! I am so glad that I will be graduating from Dunwoody!
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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.
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.