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Southwest DeKalb High School
  • Public
  • DECATUR, GA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade C+
  3. Teachers
    grade C minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Administration
    grade C minus
  7. Sports
    grade A
  8. Food
    grade C minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Southwest DeKalb High School is a public school located in DECATUR, GA. It has 1,216 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1020
355 responses
Average ACT
21
170 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$69,423
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,312
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$255,600
National
$244,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 44 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 169 responses
  • I enjoy the talent, fashion and step shows
    17%
  • Pep Rally
    17%
  • Football and basketball games
    15%
  • I always look forward to spirit week
    13%
  • The Black History program is always very good
    12%
  • Senior walk
    7%
  • I love the volleyball games and gymnastics meets
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,216
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 48 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,301
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 70 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,236 / year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 76 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 76 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 76 responses

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