Students enrolled 1239
School leader Greg Goodwin
Transportation options Yes
District Dekalb County School District

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5247 Redan Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30088

(678) 676-3602
(678) 676-3610
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3 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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April 29, 2014
Redab High School is a great school .They just need to get rid of the students that are not interested in learning .

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2011
Redan High School is academically ok. However, when it comes to the overall parent involvement, there is very little. I think that the teachers are interested in the students achievements and success in learning the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2011
Redan High School is excellent. A student has access to all types of courses and levels of learning. The school has an expererience educational staff that is capable of meeting the needs of all students.

- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2011
My son is going to be a 2012 graduate, and the last 3 years of his school experiences have been great .He is a member of the concert, marching and jazz band. Also a member of the swim team. The school has great teachers but lack parent involvement. Teachers respond to your concerns and the counselors make every effort to assist the student regarding graduation requirements. Parent involvement makes a difference in the success of a school, not just the teachers and the students. Parents you need to step it up.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
My children had a great high school experience at Redan! The band is awesome and the principal responds to all concerns. Both of my son's are doing well there.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
I am a recent Redan High School graduate and I think this school is one of a kind. Redan not only has great extra-curricular activities, such as band, track and field, basketball, and baseball, but also a great set of teachers and administrators who know how to get the best out of students.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2011
Redan is a great school with a great staff and facility. If the students came to learn, it would be awesome. We don't want another APS situation here in Dekalb. Parents complain, but how many will take this survey? probably even less than those which attend PTSA meetings or students/parent functions. The real answers are found in the parents of the students, train them at home and the task of teaching will be much easier. Nearly $10 million dollars were awarded in scholarships this year to Redan students, so the school must not be that bad.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
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March 07, 2009
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October 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 04, 2008
This is our first year at Redan High. My son is in the 9th grade and we were desperately looking for another option. My son got into the Marching Band and he was hooked. School principal tell us that just because our kids are in high school now does not mean we should let go. Yet, teachers say, 'they don't put in info on the parent portal, they tell the kids and if the kids tell the parents it's on them.' I am not sure how to keep my child on track yet.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
Unfortunately Redan has gone down since the years have past, but it is still a good school. The school is in need of strong, fair leadership. Even though the leadership is not as strong there are still plenty of good teachers there that have been there for many years. The academics can always be better but that is with any school. Redan has a reputation of doing exceptionally well on the Georgia High School Graduation Test and if I am not mistaken they now rank No. 1 in the county and for the past years we have come in 3rd and 2nd. I attended Stephenson High School and later transferred because I did not like the school, the lack of enthusiasm from teachers, and the many discipline problems there. When I attended Redan my grades got much better and there weren't as many behavior problems like I witnessed at Stephenson.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2008
Worst school in Dekalb, lack of encouragement from staff, staff more focused on discipline then academics.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 13, 2008
I am a 2001 alumni of Redan High School who attended Spelman College after high School. I have been teaching for 3 years and have now finished my Master's in Counseling. I enjoyed my 4 years at Redan. We had an excellent principal (McGrady) and I had wonderful teachers that inspired me to do exactly what I am doing today(Major Greer, Sgt Flowers, Ms. Crawford, and Ms. Bogar) Although I did not feel Redan adequately prepared me for college it still gave me a love for education that has served me well thus far. I am disappointed with the condition of the school at this present time. I had an opportunity to substitute teach there in 2005 and it was not the same school that I loved. Yes, the students are running the school and the administration is allowing it.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 09, 2008
I feel like I could have been given a greater opportunity. I feel like the teachers were too stuck in the unfairness of black society. Instead of looking ahead and what we can do with ourselves as young black people. We were called names and put down. I remember my home economics teacher telling us that she would not do the project of caring for eggs as if they were children because majority of us were going to have children before we graduated. I feel the teachers could have been a lot more positive toward us students and maybe we would have graduated with a greater outlook on life. I was happy that my mother moved and my siblings do not have to attend that school. They now attend a school that does a lot more in academics.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 14, 2008
Nice school, teachers could care a bit more.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 27, 2007
I do not recommend this school for anybody. Its horrible school. I am taking my child out of Redan. The faculty has no control.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 12, 2007
I am a current student at redan high school and i believe that redan has potential to be a great school. however these things cannot happen unless some things change. yeah its true that what we lack in academics we make up for in other areas but extra curricular is not an option without an education. as a transfer student from another county, i felt as if the faculty arent as hard as they should be on the student body. We also need more parent involvement. we are short on teachers in certain departments! there is no reason why 3 different levels of spanish should be in one classroom all during the same period.

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September 06, 2007
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August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2007
Redan High School has many very committed teachers, counselors, administrators who actually care about the students. The Band is wonderful, but I would love to see an increase in the orchestra. Modern dance and acting in the classics should be implemented as well, such as classical musicals along with drama. There are differnet genre's of the arts. I would love to see more parents involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
I am currently a student at Redan High School and I am a junior graduating in 2008. These past 3 years were good but I expected more variety with lunch. I also expected the teachers to stop talking about themselves and keep their personal problems at home and when they get at school to just teach us. I am very disappointed on how disrespectful teenagers has become so I hope that the discipline procedure changes because apparently the students don't care. Overall my classes are good and the teachers are good too. As for the classes I think they should provide more AP classes for students who can handle it.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
i think that Redan High School is a very good school in after school activities. i think that Redan could be a lot better if they had more parent involvement in the school. i think that the school needs more teachers and some windows in the school. But over all i think that Redan High School is a great school to send your kids.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2005
As a class of 2000 graduate I cannot relate to the current issues going on at Redan. All I can speak of is my past and the effect it has on me now that I am an adult. I think what Redan lacks in academics, they make up for in other areas. I didn't realize just how far behind I was in academics until I left Redan for Howard University in the fall of 2000. The first two years at Howard, academically speaking, were awful. I was struggling like never before. I was told by many of my professors that I should rethink college. However, the never die attitude (which I learned from Mr. Moore at Redan) helped me to immerse myself in my studies so I would be a success. In May 04 I received my B.S. in Psychology and now I have a great job. So thank you Redan.

- submitted by a former student
November 11, 2005
I graduated from Redan High School in the class of 2005. Redan High School did prepare me for the college. I am now a freshman at Georgia Southern University, and my first semester is going by like a breeze. Redan does have committed teachers (Ms. Elder, Mr. Coleman, Ms. Baskett, Mr. Amica, and Ms. L. Smith). All of these teachers helped me to graduate and go on to college without worrying if I can handle the college workload. The administration did somewhat lack the connection with the students that it needed. The school lunch was something to stay away from, and was very unhealthy and monotonous. We ate cheese three to four days out of the week. But despite the little things, Redan High School was a great experience for me, and has equipped me with the tools that I need to succeed. -Derek (Class of 2005)

- submitted by a former student
October 07, 2005
I graduated from Redan in 2000,and in the four years I attended I had fun. The teachers at the time were very encouraging to the fullest.Our class I believe was the closest of all.I guess after the years had gone so did the good teachers like Mrs. Vaughn(Science), Mrs.Adamson(Accounting),and many more.They kept me going to complete with a diploma and showed me there is more out there if you put your mind.I see there are still some good teachers teaching such as Mrs.Braylark, La Sonya Smith, and many more.My friends and I attended up where we chose to go.I have my B.A. in Business @FIU working on my masters at the age of 24.Its not the teachers only but the students with no respect for teachers.I may have gave some disciplin problems but thats every young adults.Straighten up when you get out and move on to be older adults in life.Redan for life

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July 29, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 02, 2005
I came from up north, so the learning environment seemed lacking when I came to Georgia. More funding does not equal more effort! There is no reason why UNEFFECTIVE teachers and principals are still teaching. The quality of education has reduced to test taking skills, which do not prepare you for the real world; (competitive college students). I think most of my class (2001) are now at Georgia Perimeter College instead of Emory of UGA. Bottomline: We were NOT prepared. The community needs to stop settling for MEDIOCRITY. Redan should prepare and teach students on a magnet level, 9th graders should be dissecting in biology, lunches should healthier.

- submitted by a former student
April 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 10, 2005
I've been a student here at redan for four years, I will be graduating this years for that class of 2005, and I truly believe that this school has really changed since mr. Mcgrady left. Now for the teachers don't get me wrong we have some good teachers at the school i.E. Mrs. Braylark, mrs. Joy, mrs. Elder and mrs crawford. But we also have the ones that can't teach at all. So in my opinion I believe this needs alot of help in order to make it. -Aseniorfromtheclassof2005

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February 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
This is my last of four years attending Redan and for me, it has been a step down in education. It does not even compare to the other schools I have attended out of state. Some of the teachers and other staff are not as motivational as they should be, but some are. I do not think that Redan is as organized as it should be, especially this year due to the block scheduling and the new high school being used to relieve the crowding. I also think that the building is not a benefical learning environment.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2004
I am a student at Redan High school, class of '07, this is my first year and iso far i really dont like it. Adminstration only care about us pulling up pants and tucking in shirts, thats not the problem roaches and wasp invested classrooms is. They dont do their job fully and they need better lunches and improve their school spirits.

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2004
Redan High School needs renovation badly. The administration doesn't even backup the teachers or give them what they need to have a successful lesson. Example one really good World Lit. teacher quit because the administration wouldn't help her out. I am a student at Redan who graduates the year 2007. What's the point in tucking in the shirts it doesn't make a gosh darn difference even several parents said so they even said it makes no sense. Redan high school is rundown and dirty just like our lunch. It's not healthy to eat cheese and fries every single God given day. what ever happened to Pizza Hut the pizza now is very unhealthy I got sick my first bite. That's why parents and kids hate Redan right now. Redan's band, sports, and other activities bring students there. Congrats to my fellow band members on winning first place in Los Angeles, California.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2004
With two kids here I'm very pleased, kids are safe, and teachers do challenge the kids, I could send them to a newer school or bus them across town but those schools have there problems to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2004
My visit went extremely well, thanks to the insight given by Ms. Mary Webb. She is an angel sent from heaven! I thank God for her!

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2003
This school lacks leadership and focus. The teachers are ready to work but there is no backing from the administration. This school could rank much higher than it does.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2003
this school needs to have more disciplinary action and an officer for every trailer and hallway.

- submitted by a former student
August 06, 2003
Redan High is a very nice school, the GHSGT test scores of Redan are higher than the state norm and the students at this school are unbelieveably dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
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Redan High School
5247 Redan Rd, Stone Mountain, GA  30088
(678) 676-3602
Last modified Redan High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Redan High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top