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310 N Mcdonough St

Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 370-4420

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 990

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Decatur High School

This school is a cage that only looks for grades and numbers. We are not seen as people but GPAs. No one really knows who you are, the school does not care what you're good at or how you learn. Sure it is an IB school and it is better than most in the area and most schools might be like this I do not ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/18/14

Decatur City Schools have been a huge blessing for my two children, both of whom have attended since kindergarten, and are now 16 and 21. My older child got a scholarship to one of the top 3 art schools in the country after her extraordinary experience with her art teacher. She brought the most dedicated ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/12/13

Decatur High School has been an excellent school for my three children, one still attending and two excelling at top universities. We have found the leadership to be proactively seeking excellence, personally affirming of our children and making improvements when problems arise. We have found the English, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/10/13

Being a new student at the school, I can say my first year was wonderful. I recently moved to Decatur in the beginning of October and went to Decatur High School for the duration of the school year, the staff did a very good job of making me feel welcome and helping me if i was confused by anything. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/25/13

As a nationally ranked school, DHS is by far one of the best Charter schools in all of GA. With challenging academic program, an extremely active community and dedicated students, this school provides all of the essential tools for every student to exceed no matter what social status, ethnicity, or sex.

Posted by a other on 02/27/13

This school is hghly ranked nationally and is situated in a very high performing school district. The superintendent, Dr. Edwards, has worked very hard to transform a struggling system of school with shrinking enrollment into a school system that is attracting more and more students every year. The school ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/19/12

Decatur High School is great! I graduated from the best private school in Atlanta, and the southeast, and it was very hard to think of my daughters having anything less than the best for their own education. However, I am finding that I could not be any more pleased if I was paying $20,000 a year per ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/12

My son is in the tenth grade at Decatur High and has attended City of Decatur schools since Pre-k. I have been pleased with everything Decatur has to offer from academics to extra-curricular. I feel my son is being prepared for a successful transition from high school to college. The AP courses are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/19/11

Decatur has a good school system, active community involvement, strong financial support and a well intentioned focus on college preparation for high achieving students. Attempting to offer a great education for every student, the school forgot that every student is not the same. One path is currently ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/11

DHS is a great school. My oldest came to DHS her 10th grade year and was very far behind coming out of an APS HS. With the awesome support she received, she was able to catch up to her peers and was on the honor roll for her junior/senior years. There is tremendous support for students who are behind ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/19/10

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Test scores for Decatur High School

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Test Year: 2011
Decatur High School
Decatur City School District
* In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

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Decatur schools — Decatur High School is located at 310 N Mcdonough St, Decatur GA 30030. 310 N Mcdonough St is in the 30030 ZIP code in Decatur, GA The school district for Decatur High School is the Decatur City School District. Decatur High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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