Mays High School

Public 9-12

 3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr SW
       Atlanta, GA  30331


 (404) 802-5100

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
387th of 435 Georgia High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.7
Number of students:  1,534

Racial breakdown:

African American:
96.3%
Hispanic:
3.2%
Two or more races:
0.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.


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Compare Details In 2019, Mays High School ranked worse than 89% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranked 8th among 12 ranked high schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.2. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (96.3%), Hispanic (3.2%), two or more races (0.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mays High School is 14.7. 12 high schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Mays High School employs 103.7 full-time teachers.
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Mays High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mays High School 387th of 435 Georgia public high schools. (See Mays High School in the ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mays High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 44.38 206th 335 38.5%
2007 45.19 211th 358 41.1%
2008 39.24 251st 370 32.2%
2009 40.50 257th 372 30.9%
2010 43.27 240th 384 37.5%
2011 36.42 295th 402 26.6%
2012 32.54 296th 396 25.3%
2013 25.17 353rd 425 16.9%
2014 24.07 363rd 425 14.6%
2015 25.29 328th 435 24.6%
2016 20.77 341st 426 20.0%
2017 15.42 360th 420 14.3%
2018 12.32 381st 428 11.0%
2019 11.20 387th 435 11.0%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Open Quote Such an awful school. terrible teachers, terrible students that are just out of hand and terrible environment in a whole, period. And im not very sure how mays was in the past, but i know its present and definite future is tragic. Very glad i pulled my son out of it. My son was in BEA and was very focused on his work (during this time he was in the 9th grade).

i constantly (about 2 times every 2 weeks going at the school for meetings and/or just online emailing the school to stay caught up with my son) talked and talked and pulled all my attention on this school for my son. His grades were succeeding and everything was going fine with his school work. And you see, thats the thing.

HIS grades were fine, HIS mind was set and his want to be a good student was key. But NOT THE SCHOOL!!!! This school is VERY unfit for a learning habitat. My son could hardly focus on his work with all of the chaos. From his words "I basically had to FORCE teachers to teach" which was what he told me one day after school. And him pushing through to still succeed was a struggle. and not a good one.

There are some amount of cases of this school within news reports, using gang signs, kids bringing in guns, teachers punching students and one of the teachers having an affair with a middle school principal who sold or did some type of drugs with her.

I think almost everyday my child came back from mays, there was always a story about somebody fighting or somebody getting into a "big argument". And dont even get me started with the teachers/staff members. SUCH bad and unwelcoming attitudes. As if they dont even want you to be there. And it is so easily read within their facial expressions and body energy. Giving themselves and the school such a bad name.

Please do better mays. Become more organized and more well constructed because if not, one day this school just migght be shut down for its messups. Thank you. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, November 29, 2013

Open Quote Great legacy. Dedicated and nurturing staff. Focus on career and college. Beautiful school. I am happy with the instruction, staff and students. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mays High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1515 1510
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1367 1367
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1334 1329
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1301 1296
1994 5 1357 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1366
1995 6 1398 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1404
1996 6 1398 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1404
1997 3 1440 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1444
1998 3 1451 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1457
1999 2 1395 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1401
2000 3 1376 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1383
2001 6 1374 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1386
2002 1 1702 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1710
2003 1 1702 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1710
2004 2 1736 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1748
2005 1 1804 1 15 0 n/a n/a 3 1824
2006 2 1831 1 24 0 n/a n/a 2 1860
2007 1 1739 0 25 0 n/a n/a 5 1770
2008 3 1703 0 28 0 n/a n/a 6 1740
2009 2 1708 2 32 0 n/a n/a 8 1752
2010 4 1718 1 42 0 0 6 0 1771
2011 2 1467 1 43 0 1 4 0 1518
2012 0 1385 3 37 0 0 4 0 1429
2013 0 1549 2 30 0 0 4 0 1585
2014 0 1526 4 28 0 1 3 0 1562
2015 1 1658 4 39 1 0 4 0 1707
2016 2 1698 3 37 0 0 2 0 1742
2017 2 1619 0 43 0 0 5 0 1669
2018 2 1477 0 49 1 0 5 0 1534

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mays High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1510 89.0 16.9 n/a
1991 1367 87.0 15.7 12.1
1992 1329 79.0 16.8 15.0
1993 1296 72.0 18.0 22.4
1994 1366 76.8 17.8 29.2
1995 1404 76.0 18.5 34.6
1996 1404 76.0 18.5 34.6
1997 1444 69.0 20.9 31.4
1998 1457 69.5 21.0 24.0
1999 1401 75.6 18.5 45.3
2000 1383 74.1 18.7 48.2
2001 1386 79.1 17.5 47.8
2002 1710 101.6 16.8 47.8
2003 1710 101.6 16.8 47.8
2004 1748 103.0 17.0 49.8
2005 1824 99.0 18.4 56.3
2006 1860 103.0 18.1 61.4
2007 1770 107.1 16.5 61.0
2008 1740 110.0 15.8 63.2
2009 1752 103.0 17.0 68.8
2010 1771 110.2 16.0 75.6
2011 1518 99.0 15.3 78.5
2012 1429 97.1 14.7 76.0
2013 1585 98.7 16.0 78.9
2014 1562 101.8 15.3 74.6
2015 1707 102.0 16.7 70.2
2016 1742 104.0 16.7 99.8
2017 1669 107.8 15.4 100.0
2018 1534 103.7 14.7 100.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Mays High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1510 89.0 16.9 n/a
1991 1367 87.0 15.7 12.1
1992 1329 79.0 16.8 15.0
1993 1296 72.0 18.0 22.4
1994 1366 76.8 17.8 29.2
1995 1404 76.0 18.5 34.6
1996 1404 76.0 18.5 34.6
1997 1444 69.0 20.9 31.4
1998 1457 69.5 21.0 24.0
1999 1401 75.6 18.5 45.3
2000 1383 74.1 18.7 48.2
2001 1386 79.1 17.5 47.8
2002 1710 101.6 16.8 47.8
2003 1710 101.6 16.8 47.8
2004 1748 103.0 17.0 49.8
2005 1824 99.0 18.4 56.3
2006 1860 103.0 18.1 61.4
2007 1770 107.1 16.5 61.0
2008 1740 110.0 15.8 63.2
2009 1752 103.0 17.0 68.8
2010 1771 110.2 16.0 75.6
2011 1518 99.0 15.3 78.5
2012 1429 97.1 14.7 76.0
2013 1585 98.7 16.0 78.9
2014 1562 101.8 15.3 74.6
2015 1707 102.0 16.7 70.2
2016 1742 104.0 16.7 99.8
2017 1669 107.8 15.4 100.0
2018 1534 103.7 14.7 100.0

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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