Mays High School in Atlanta, GA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,429
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    246 3.5
  • Ranking

Mays High School is a public school in Atlanta, Georgia. It has 1,429 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 246 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 246 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: I think it is good for students
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: It is all about being positive and having a good spirit.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Resources & Facilities: Everything is very huge and fun.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Everybody is nice and friendly.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The food was okay. I think the time for lunch was focus on socialized than eating so some time didn't really care about eating lunch.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Young Middle School 1 mi. 762
2.00 Douglass High School 2 mi. 1,024
1.66 Bunche Middle School 3 mi. 820
2.66 Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School 4 mi. 748
2.66 Paul D. West Middle School 4 mi. 772

Around Mays High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Mays High School United States Bunche Middle School Douglass High School Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School Paul D. West Middle School Young Middle School
African American 96.0% 15.2% 98.0% 97.0% 78.0% 69.0% 98.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 1.0% 1.0% 17.0% 24.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
White 0% 51.6% 0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 24 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 21% Marching band
  • 19% The teachers care.
  • 17% Accelerated program in math and science
  • 13% Principal
  • 11% School spirit
  • 11% My friends
  • 8% Good students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% The students
  • 33% Communication from the different parent org
  • 11% Orginization
  • 6% Lunch

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% Small Learning Communities
  • 29% Both answers and great sports program
  • 24% Variety of extracurricular opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Full of Spirit
  • 43% 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 17 responses

  • 59% Don't play around in 9th grade
  • 24% Be prepared for a challenge
  • 18% Stay focused

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 88% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.