Mays High School in Atlanta, GA - Niche

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Mays High School is a public school in Atlanta, Georgia. It has 1,585 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 62% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 259 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-5100

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 259 reviews
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    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I didn't like the students
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school is alright and the teachers are okay too. It's just a lot of negligence goes on and it's not very orderly. Then there are too many intellectual teenagers drifting around the school, disrupting the peace and not wanting to learn. The respect isn't very high at this school among teachers and students.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I just don't talk to nobody at school , I feel like a loner at mays , I wish I could have a group of friends and feel loved by many people .
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Food: The food be uncooked some times , the meat on the hamburger still be red .
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: They are very strict .

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Douglass High School 3 mi. 952
2.00 Tri-Cities High School 5 mi. 1,828
2.33 Westlake High School 5 mi. 1,795
2.00 Pebblebrook High School 7 mi. 2,072
2.66 North Atlanta High School 9 mi. 1,413

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Mays High School United States Douglass High School North Atlanta High School Pebblebrook High School Tri-Cities High School Westlake High School
African American 97.0% 15.0% 97.0% 47.0% 63.0% 79.0% 98.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 2.0% 20.0% 25.0% 17.0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 0% 27.0% 8.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 36.1%
Grade 10 22.7%
Grade 11 21.8%
Grade 12 19.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 32% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 19% The teachers care.
  • 19% Marching band
  • 17% Accelerated program in math and science
  • 14% Principal
  • 13% School spirit
  • 11% My friends
  • 7% Good students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 50% The students
  • 25% Communication from the different parent org
  • 12% Orginization
  • 12% Lunch

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Small Learning Communities
  • 33% Both answers and great sports program
  • 19% Variety of extracurricular opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% Full of Spirit
  • 41% A Bevy of Academic and Social Involvement

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 55% Don't play around in 9th grade
  • 27% Stay focused
  • 18% Be prepared for a challenge

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.