Mays High School in Atlanta, GA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,562
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    316 3.5
  • Ranking

Mays High School is a public coed 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 316 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 316 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: My school as some of the best extracurriculars that APS has to offer, and we are the best in most of them as well.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The parents at my school are among the most committed people to the school. Their undying affection for the children of the school never comes short of spectacular.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teaching styles that the teachers at my school employ are some if the best and most mediocre that the education world has to offer. My favorite teacher, which sadly leaving to teach at another school, Mr. Aderson was one of the best teachers that a student could ask for. He always went above and beyond the call of duty.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Although we are competitive when it comes to sports, grades and activities, there's a lot of miscommunication in the student body.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Students have all types of opportunities when they join a club like getting scholarships for college.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Mays High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Mays High School United States Georgia Douglass High School Pebblebrook High School Provost Academy Georgia Tri-Cities High School Westlake High School
African American 97.0% 15.0% 36.9% 96.0% 63.0% 61.0% 77.0% 97.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 13.3% 2.0% 25.0% 5.0% 18.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 42.7% 0% 8.0% 30.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 45 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 18% The teachers care.
  • 16% School spirit
  • 16% Accelerated program in math and science
  • 15% My friends
  • 14% Marching band
  • 13% Principal
  • 8% 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 33 responses

  • 39% Both answers and great sports program
  • 33% Small Learning Communities
  • 27% Variety of extracurricular opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 50% Full of Spirit
  • 27% A Bevy of Academic and Social Involvement
  • 23% 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 35 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.