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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+
  4. College Prep
    grade C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade C
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Southwest DeKalb High School is a public school located in DECATUR, GA. It has 1,249 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 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
300 responses
Average ACT
21
153 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$62,399
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,169
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$215,600
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 42 responses
Poll
74%
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 163 responses
  • I enjoy the talent, fashion and step shows
    17%
  • Pep Rally
    16%
  • 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
1,249
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 46 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,301
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 68 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 68 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 68 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 74 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 74 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 74 responses

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