Southwest Dekalb High School

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2863 Kelley Chapel Rd

Decatur, GA 30034

(678) 874-1902

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,436

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Southwest Dekalb High School

Excellent place to be. Lots of top scholars at Universities come from here the children are the cream of the crop!

Posted by a parent on 11/01/11

My personal observation is the staff and the adminstration don't always put the students education first. It is sad but I realize it is my responsiblity to make sure my kids get what they need. Mr. Prince appears to be weak and very disrepected. In times like these we need a strong leader. There is more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/09

This school is average. There are some administrators and teachers that hide some of the things that go on so the reputation can be protected. My daughter goes there and had done pretty well but it has taken a serious amount of monitoring the school and teachers to keep her on track. Not to say this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/12/09

My daughter was a transfer student from Cedar Grove Middle. She was in the magnet program at both Cedar Grove and Southwest. The teachers have been exceptional. My daughter has maintained 4.0 average the four years in attendance at Southwest. She is graduating this year and I feel that she has been well ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/12/09

this is a terible school the safety is horrible the teachers are worse and the princple Mr. prince is scared of every student there overall this school could be much better

Posted by a student on 01/11/09

I graduated from Swd in 2007. Since i was in the magnet program i really can not comment on the other classes ,but i can review the school in general.The administration needs help, there are a few exceptions but overall a lot of people need to lose their jobs. As a student i always felt like they looked ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/02/08

great school my daughter had a great time and excelled, would recommend. it's better than chamblee because i sent my daughter there and she hated it. they would try to throw her out if she got a c and thats crazy, give a child some time to grow!!!

Posted by a parent on 03/30/08

This is an excellent school my daughter graduated in 2005 with great accomplishments and is about to graduate from college.My son is a student there now and has received great honors for academic achievements .

Posted by a parent on 03/28/08

SWD is more than just the band and the football team. Personally as a student who has been apart of the band I think they aren't that good, but the academics are really good. Students can get the instruction that they need during the day magnet or not. You should send your child there even though the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/28/08

SWD is a great school. Of course, some things have changed since I was there in 2001, but what school hasn't changed. I work in the Stephenson High school district and that school has changed (and I'm not talking about for the better). Instead of pulling our kids out of schools and moving them to ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/18/08

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Test scores for Southwest Dekalb High School

GHSGT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Southwest Dekalb High School
Dekalb County 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 — Southwest Dekalb High School is located at 2863 Kelley Chapel Rd, Decatur GA 30034. 2863 Kelley Chapel Rd is in the 30034 ZIP code in Decatur, GA The school district for Southwest Dekalb High School is the Dekalb County School District. Southwest Dekalb High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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