Mays High School in Atlanta, GA - Niche

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Mays High School is a public school in Atlanta, Georgia. It has 1,562 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 309 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.5 from 309 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 1
    Health & Safety: To get to the point, the safety is weak. The school nurse is almost never here, there are simply no health programs, the security is barely there unless you call them and everything else is just... nothing.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school so far was okay. Some of my classmates are very friendly to me, even though we aren't friends like that; they are more like associates. The lunch was awful, though.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Well, in my school, the teachers try to do their best to teach us about certain things in life, but sometimes it may be hard to understand. We have some teachers that won't put in grades, much to our anger, and some won't even listen to us at all. Anyway, they are not too bad or good, either. They even use profane towards the students who misbehave and will show no mercy to kick them out the class. Next is the knowledge. Then again, some things may be hard to understand, but we would sometimes get the whole purpose of the subjects. If we were to ask some questions, they would simply tell us to come after school, which is tutorial, but we would not have time for that due to after school activities. Their knowledge is very high, but sometimes the students would tell them a thing or two about something. As for the interest in students, well, they don't have any interest in the students at all if they are not smart. Their communication skills are accurate, well, except the use of profanity. Last but not least is the consistency in grading. This is our pet peeve. There are days where the teachers will put our grades in, but on other days, none at all. This was the main reason why everyone is loses their mind. The teachers are not up-to-date with the grades. Right now, one of our teachers (AP US History teacher) was not present for the remaining of the second semester in our 11th grade year and is told that she is dealing with stress. Since then, our substitute teacher has not put in our grades for that class. In conclusion, the teachers will take their own time on doing things rather than worrying about the students needs.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My high school and 1st year of college experience was great! I believe anything is what you make it depending on what you want to receive from it. I would attend again to have an opportunity to possibly accomplish and obtain more than I did the first time.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of my teachers were AP ( Advance Placement). And they were focused on college preparatory to ensure students were well prepared for the challenges that were forthcoming in college. These teachers had a devoted interest in students that had a devoted interest in learning. I believe in this cliche " You can take a person to the water, but you can't make them drink". We were graded consistently on class assignments and projects which were well communicated to everyone though out the deadlines of any assigned task.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Douglass High School 3 mi. 808
2.33 Tri-Cities High School 5 mi. 1,650
2.66 Westlake High School 5 mi. 1,883
2.33 Pebblebrook High School 7 mi. 2,148
1.00 Provost Academy Georgia 7 mi. 1,741

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


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Mays High School United States Douglass High School Pebblebrook High School Provost Academy Georgia Tri-Cities High School Westlake High School
African American 97.0% 15.0% 96.0% 63.0% 61.0% 77.0% 97.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 2.0% 25.0% 5.0% 18.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 0% 8.0% 30.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%


Grade 9 41.0%
Grade 10 23.4%
Grade 11 19.8%
Grade 12 15.8%

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 44 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 30% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 18% The teachers care.
  • 16% School spirit
  • 16% Accelerated program in math and science
  • 15% My friends
  • 14% Marching band
  • 13% Principal
  • 9% Good students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 43% The students
  • 25% Communication from the different parent org
  • 21% Lunch
  • 11% Orginization

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 32 responses

  • 41% Both answers and great sports program
  • 34% Small Learning Communities
  • 25% Variety of extracurricular opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 52% Full of Spirit
  • 28% A Bevy of Academic and Social Involvement
  • 21% A legacy to keep and an image to uphold

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 56% Don't play around in 9th grade
  • 22% Be prepared for a challenge
  • 22% Stay focused

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.