Discovery High School

  • Discovery High School serves 2,656 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Discovery High School's student population of 2,656 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 135 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,656 students
Total Classroom Teachers135 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Discovery High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Discovery High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Discovery High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1401 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
41%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
41%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
Asian
10%
4%
Hispanic
44%
15%
Black
38%
37%
White
6%
40%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.650.42
Graduation Rate
75%
82%
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
57%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGwinnett County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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