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  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 1,333 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.

Mays High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
980
294 responses
Average ACT
20
211 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$54,447
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,297
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,300
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 178 responses
  • 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
1,333
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,926
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 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
$19,713/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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I started my education career in a predominantly black elementary school. After completing elementary I shifted towards a predominantly white school. I was then lead to Benjamin Elijah Mays where I completed my final years. Id say that although I face much adversity Mays helped me develop a sense of culture. The predominantly white middle school I went to had a positive and negative impact on me in a manner that I wasn't able to love myself. I faced racism and toughed decisions. Thankfully, I was able to regain focus on myself and remain true to who I initially was by attending Mays High-school.
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Considering the area the school was in, it was pretty good school. It had regular problems any other high school would have, but it was five times worst. Teachers are inappropriate to students and vice versa, drug problems and fighting as well. Sports programs are great, fine arts programs ignored along with JROTC. Known as, "The best school APS has to offer."
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!