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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Mays High School is a public school located in Atlanta, GA. It has 1,669 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Telephone
(404) 802-5100
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Mays High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
990
249 responses
Average ACT
20
200 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,854
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,261
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
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  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Football game
    15%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Top 10% Awards Ceremony
    12%
  • Awards Day
    11%
  • Marching Band Performances
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,669
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,573/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Mays High School is a great school to go to if you are a lover of the arts, sports, and your community. I am a senior at Mays who is getting prepared to graduate. They make sure that you are well taken care of ,and that you are on top of things as far as school and life. They prepare you for the real world step-by-step. I'm glad to be apart of Mays. It is where I faced challenges, defeated my fears, and had the best times of my life!
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It's a public school in America, so you know, its what you make of it. I'm just answering this survey for a scholarship because the pricing of college education in this country is completely idiotic but whatever I'm at the 100 character limit. I hope this is a luck of the draw type deal and they're not actually reading these things. Wish me luck!
I love my Alma mater, but improvement is much needed. The curriculum was not bad, but it did not necessarily prepare me for college. As a predominantly black school, we were primarily guided to apply to HBCUs/Inner-City universities which limited options for us. I attended a PWI in Louisiana and made the most of that experience. I would have never known about that school had it not been for the scholarship offer for their athletics program. I went into college unaware of the many fields offered. I only knew of the generic careers like engineering, teaching, and medical doctor. It took me 2 years in college to figure out what my real passion was. Overall, Mays has to show students that there are no limits on what they can achieve and present them with all of their options.