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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 1,742 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% 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

Mays High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
990
202 responses
Average ACT
20
184 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,398
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,300
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
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 165 responses
Report
  • 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
1,742
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,975
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 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
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.61 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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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!
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My experience at Mays High School was bitter and sweet at the same time. The things I would like to see change at Mays High School, would be more students in class, teachers actually teaching and most of all greater test scores. Other than those small changes Benjamin E Mays is the best school APS has to offer. Go Raiders!
My experience at Mays highschool was great! My senior year was the best! From pep rallys, field trips, and activities that went on through the year. Mays has one of the best principal's I've ever had, and I am proud to say I go to Mays High school