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Redan High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 4, 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


Posted September 2, 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


Posted August 28, 2008

Worst school in Dekalb, lack of encouragement from staff, staff more focused on discipline then academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted May 9, 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


Posted January 14, 2008

Nice school, teachers could care a bit more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 7, 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
—Submitted by a student


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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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

301 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%
American Literature

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Coordinate Algebra

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Integrated Math II

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Physical Science

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Greg Goodwin
Fax number
  • (678) 676-3610

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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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

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
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5247 Redan Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Phone: (678) 676-3602

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