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Charles R. Drew High School

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Posted August 11, 2013

This school is one of the best in Clayton county academically we are a sound school athletically we are a competitive school. Overall this school had help me to accomplish my goal as a student athlete. This school doesn't have any gangs nor are we crazy from what this clown is talking about. Thou there are things that the school can improve academically


Posted July 21, 2013

Im a former stueent I left this year because this school was crazy This school sucks almost all the teachers there hate a good majority of the students there are gangs everywhere and coaches favor the people that they know pesonally all the people there are fake please im warning you do not join this school it may look cool on the outside but its awful


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

283 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

281 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
51%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
3%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Gary Townsend

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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6237 Garden Walk Blvd
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: (770) 473-2700

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