Cross Keys High School

Public 9-12

 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE
       Brookhaven, GA  30319


 (678) 874-6102

District: Dekalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
221st of 420 Georgia High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.3
Number of students:  1,523

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
85.0%
Asian:
6.8%
African American:
6.5%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.8%

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Compare Details In 2017, Cross Keys High School ranked worse than 52.6% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranked 9th among 23 ranked high schools in the Dekalb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.64. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (85%), Asian (6.8%), African American (6.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 86.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Dekalb County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cross Keys High School is 17.3. 12 high schools in the Dekalb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Cross Keys High School employs 88 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Cross Keys High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cross Keys High School 221st of 420 Georgia public high schools. (See Cross Keys High School in the ranking list.)

Dekalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Dekalb County 122nd of 179 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cross Keys High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 8.02 323rd 335 3.6%
2007 17.09 321st 358 10.3%
2008 32.97 285th 370 23.0%
2009 38.17 268th 372 28.0%
2010 43.63 235th 384 38.8%
2011 31.96 320th 402 20.4%
2012 36.32 277th 396 30.1%
2013 49.13 224th 425 47.3%
2014 49.71 214th 425 49.6%
2015 39.37 228th 435 47.6%
2016 45.10 182nd 426 57.3%
2017 38.64 221st 420 47.4%

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

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by a citizen
Friday, June 7, 2013

Open Quote Cross Keys is the Rodney Dangerfield of public schools - no respect. This amazing school is made up of of mostly first generation Americans. Hardworking students and a dedicated, quality faculty manage to keep this school's academic results near the top in DeKalb County (Georgia's 3rd largest system) each year. With Free and Reduced Lunch rates in the mid- to high- eighties, and English as a second language students making up a large majority of the student body the school is home to low income and high achievement.

Cross Keys HS offers traditional college prep instruction and students can also participate in unique career "pathways" in Health Sciences (prep and test for State Certified CNA), certified dental assistant instruction, information technology, auto tech, engineering and manufacturing. The Health Sciences program produced 13 CNAs in academic year 2013. The manufacturing program produced the 2012 DeKalb County Champion VEX Robotics team that also placed in the 1st percentile worldwide in Anahiem, CA at VEX World competing against the best 400 teams from the U.S., China, Great Britain, and dozens of other countries. It is also home to the history-making Solar Car Team, Endeavour, that was the first in Georgia history to compete in the Winston Solar Challenge which is called one of the most complex S.T.E.M. projects in North America.

The school has been recognized as a Georgia "School of Excellence" for overall achievement and as a "Title I School of Distinction" for its high participation and high pass rates in Advanced Placement courses and testing.

The students and faculty accomplish these things in spite of being in a highly gerrymandered attendance area that spans four municipalities along a narrow stretch of Buford Hwy. While this tortured footprint denies the school a natural and cohesive "community of interest," the students create their own unique community in this highly diverse and elongated attendance area. Many communities struggle to create schools with an "international climate" while Cross Keys has become one organically. It is a priceless environment that produces very well-rounded scholars ready for college and the modern workplace. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Cross Keys 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 897 892
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 955 955
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 970 965
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1095 1090
1994 249 397 269 174 1 n/a n/a 0 1090
1995 230 640 189 274 2 n/a n/a 0 1335
1996 230 640 189 274 2 n/a n/a 0 1335
1997 201 534 169 292 2 n/a n/a 0 1198
1998 185 599 201 373 1 n/a n/a 0 1359
1999 163 590 198 342 2 n/a n/a 0 1295
2000 119 532 198 378 1 n/a n/a 0 1228
2001 110 449 192 410 0 n/a n/a 0 1161
2002 86 278 153 468 0 n/a n/a 0 985
2003 86 278 153 468 0 n/a n/a 0 985
2004 76 264 148 482 0 n/a n/a 0 970
2005 55 267 137 551 0 n/a n/a 11 1021
2006 40 222 119 575 0 n/a n/a 15 971
2007 34 174 106 634 0 n/a n/a 10 958
2008 25 133 107 556 1 n/a n/a 9 831
2009 20 120 101 566 0 n/a n/a 11 818
2010 28 149 103 619 0 0 1 0 900
2011 25 156 114 677 1 2 1 0 976
2012 25 122 107 727 1 4 2 0 988
2013 21 118 90 795 0 2 3 0 1029
2014 17 133 92 902 0 1 5 0 1150
2015 11 108 94 1096 0 1 6 0 1316
2016 17 99 104 1295 4 1 3 0 1523

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 Cross Keys High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 892 59.0 15.1 29.8
1991 955 69.0 13.8 29.3
1992 965 69.0 13.9 42.4
1993 1090 59.0 18.5 50.0
1994 1090 75.4 14.5 51.4
1995 1335 79.4 16.8 53.5
1996 1335 79.4 16.8 53.5
1997 1198 66.5 18.0 71.0
1998 1359 70.7 19.2 48.7
1999 1295 76.5 16.9 59.3
2000 1228 72.9 16.8 46.7
2001 1161 70.8 16.4 58.7
2002 985 74.0 13.3 68.4
2003 985 74.0 13.3 68.4
2004 970 73.8 13.1 73.1
2005 1021 71.0 14.4 78.7
2006 971 76.0 12.8 84.0
2007 958 74.0 12.9 83.9
2008 831 74.1 11.2 83.5
2009 818 67.0 12.2 85.9
2010 900 73.5 12.2 85.2
2011 976 68.0 14.3 85.3
2012 988 74.0 13.3 86.1
2013 1029 67.5 15.2 88.5
2014 1150 72.0 15.9 91.7
2015 1316 82.0 16.0 91.1
2016 1523 88.0 17.3 86.8

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 Cross Keys High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 892 59.0 15.1 29.8
1991 955 69.0 13.8 29.3
1992 965 69.0 13.9 42.4
1993 1090 59.0 18.5 50.0
1994 1090 75.4 14.5 51.4
1995 1335 79.4 16.8 53.5
1996 1335 79.4 16.8 53.5
1997 1198 66.5 18.0 71.0
1998 1359 70.7 19.2 48.7
1999 1295 76.5 16.9 59.3
2000 1228 72.9 16.8 46.7
2001 1161 70.8 16.4 58.7
2002 985 74.0 13.3 68.4
2003 985 74.0 13.3 68.4
2004 970 73.8 13.1 73.1
2005 1021 71.0 14.4 78.7
2006 971 76.0 12.8 84.0
2007 958 74.0 12.9 83.9
2008 831 74.1 11.2 83.5
2009 818 67.0 12.2 85.9
2010 900 73.5 12.2 85.2
2011 976 68.0 14.3 85.3
2012 988 74.0 13.3 86.1
2013 1029 67.5 15.2 88.5
2014 1150 72.0 15.9 91.7
2015 1316 82.0 16.0 91.1
2016 1523 88.0 17.3 86.8

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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