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
    A
Address
3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
Telephone
(404) 802-5100

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
960
148 responses
Average ACT
20
146 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
69%
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 142 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Football game
    15%
  • Top 10% Awards Ceremony
    12%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Awards Day
    11%
  • Marching Band Performances
    8%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,707
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,378/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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My experience in Mays was fantastic! I had an excited year! I made friends, I got all of my classes, I enjoyed my teachers and I loved talking to them because they make me feel like I know what I must do in the future. The things I would like to change, though, is the dress code. We hardly wear uniforms; we always wear something... not uniform-ish. And also, I would love to change the food lunches. It's not that appetizing. I feel like their need to be better chefs to cook a decent meal. But other than that, I had a great time here.
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Mays wasn't the perfect school. However, in the end, I enjoyed the four years I spent there. I definitely learned a lot and met amazing students, as well as teachers, there. The only negative comment I have is that the teachers need to understand that students have a total of 8 classes. They can not just pile on work and expect it to be completed in such a short amount of time, all the while students have like 10 other assignments to complete. Also, students have lives, students need to sleep, spend time with their families, etc. The teachers don't seem to be able to comprehend that. Also, the students need to be monitored far better than they currently are.
From the day I changed my decision to go to Mays High School, I have loved it for various reasons. Every since day one, everyone in the school, from administrators, teachers, and staff showed that Mays would be the best place for me. I was not quite confident that I would make a lot of friends, but that changed because I made plenty. The most enjoyable thing that I love about Mays is the band program, that I've been apart of as section leader, from freshman to current senior year. Also, when wanting to join the large amount of extra curricular activities, Mays High will not doubt you. As I am preparing for graduation in May of 2017, I plan to see a change in the school where as the students feel that bond as a whole school body/family like how it used to be. Also, the performances on test/grades should and will change as the students grow and get a better perspective on what Mays High School is all about.