Top 5 Best Decatur Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public high schools serving 4,980 students in Decatur, GA.
The top ranked public high schools in Decatur, GA are Decatur High School, Southwest Dekalb High School and Columbia High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Decatur, GA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 26% (versus the 32% statewide average). High schools in Decatur have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public high schools.
Decatur, GA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 84%, which is less than the Georgia average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Decatur High School, with 97% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Georgia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Best Public High Schools in Decatur, GA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Decatur High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
310 N Mcdonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-4420
Grades: 9-12
| 1,732 students
Rank: #22.
Southwest Dekalb High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2863 Kelley Chapel Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 874-1902
Grades: 9-12
| 1,291 students
Rank: #33.
Columbia High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2106 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-0802
Grades: 9-12
| 985 students
Rank: #44.
Georgia Fugees Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4046 Chamblee Tucker Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 201-0451
Grades: 6-12
| 168 students
Rank: #55.
Towers High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3919 Brookcrest Cir
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-2202
Grades: 9-12
| 795 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dekalb Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
2946 Clifton Springs Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(404) 244-2183
Grades: 7-11
| 9 students
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Decatur, Georgia Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1674 Atherton Dr
Decatur, GA 30035
(678) 874-0302
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
917 South Mcdonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-4480
Grades: PK
| n/a students
1833 Lawrenceville Hwy
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 679-4900
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3303 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 874-4502
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2670 Old Wesley Chapel Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 874-1002
Grades: 6-9
| 33 students
923 Forrest Boulevard
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 874-1102
Grades: PK-5
| 227 students
2591 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 676-1200
Grades: 7-12
| 12 students
3318 Midway Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 676-6602
Grades: 7-8
| 234 students
3039 Santa Monica Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-1402
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
2162 Second Avenue
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-9102
Grades: PK-5
| 262 students
2418 Wood Trail Ln
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-7202
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
3318 Midway Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-1502
Grades: PK-5
| 575 students
2100 Bixler Circle
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-5702
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
3039 Santa Monica Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) -87-4-24
Grades: 5
| 275 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Decatur, GA?
The top ranked public high schools in Decatur, GA include Decatur High School, Southwest Dekalb High School and Columbia High School.
How many public high schools are located in Decatur, GA?
6 public high schools are located in Decatur, GA.
What is the racial composition of students in Decatur, GA?
Decatur, GA public high schools minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high schools average of 62% (majority Black).

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