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Stone Mountain, GA
Students enrolled: 1,120

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4555 Central Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

(678) 676-6302
(678) 676-6310
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September 05, 2014
Nothing has changed about this school since my son went there last year. Now my daughter is there and I despise it. I'm in the process of moving so that my daughter can have a better experience. This school doesn't cater to students focusing on the betterment of themselves. They need three officers at the school. They do need a shakedoen of the school. The staff is so unprofessional (not all) but those hat are give others the wrong stigma. The interim principal came from Champion Theme School so I hope he has a plan. As of now this isn't a school I want listed on my daughter's school records/resume. Please Tighten Up!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE. Never in my life have a seen a school so disorderly and ratchet. All the students care about is fighting on the streets. They have gangs at the school that are ready to jump you at any moment. The have no sense of morals. The teachers are simply lazy. I hope this school loses it accreditation so my child can go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
I've been to both Clarkston and Lakeside highschools which are good in their own respective ways but when it comes to raw teacher desire to help students, I can say there is none other than Stone mountain. There is a lack of communication between the eager students and administration. despite faulty equiptment, there are still students that go on to state level in their respective sports. Many times I've heard that the school is not good, negative comments. Lets not forget that we have som pretty good students attending and that they growing in number.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2013
This school needs to be shut down. SACS need to do a clean sweep with staff, teachers, so call coaches not just board members!! As a tax paying citizen my money is going to waste. Nothing has changed :((

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
This is not a good school very little teaching being done and students out of control

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 17, 2010
The staff is rude. The teachers are not kid friendly. A very un-welcoming environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2010
The school is amazing. The sports they offer are good. The teachers are smart. The offer extracurricular activities. What more could i ask for? My child has been there for 3 years and i am proud to say that my child attends Stone Mountain High school. The also offer programs for students to get paid for volunteering for safety speeches at Middle Schools!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I love everything about my school! The teachers are great and we get a lot out of the classes! They also provide us with different opportunities that motivate us to participate in things other than school work, but still keep us focused on getting good grades.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 09, 2009
I was a former student at SMHS who went on to Georgia Tech with most of friends and others who went on to UGA, Emory and the Citadel. I received a great education- I took advanced classes and when they ran out- through IMPACT we created our own Advanced Physics, Chemistry and literary classes. There will always be cliques, discipline issues, and teachers with whom you may have a personality conflict. However, kids will get out what they put in and maybe some of you will learn that when you get out into the 'real' world- if you don't like your boss you just have to get over it and drive on. And parents need to do more to be part of the solution and not just complain.

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
This is a really good school, academic performance is not at its best and could be better. But its olly so much the teachers and staff can do for the kids. I recommend the SMHS Navy JROTC great environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 14, 2008
I don't recommend this school. I wish I had transfer somewhere else freshmen year but it's too late now. The principal of this school lacks in many areas. She only cares for herself. She cares about what the students are wearing rather than actual issues in the academic areas. She favors the football team and cheerleaders. No leadership is shown whatsoever. Counselors are rude and unhelpful as well as the administration office. This school cannot prepare you for the topnotch colleges. And I know because I am struggling getting into my dream school of UGA right now. Plus this school tries to milk money out of you however they can. That's right. Dues are too expensive, especially during this shaky economy time. What is included in dues? Prom and a keychain. The school is cheap and I can go on forever on how bad it is.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2008
I am very disappointed with the leadership and administration of this high school. The principle fails to administer adequate discipline to those students who require it. There are no penalties for 'sagging' or being late for classes. The majority of the students are contantly out of order. The building is in terrible shape . I feel that the principle's main focus is to limit the advancement of the students and to do as little as possible to see that the school's overall academic performance improves. The school failed AYP for 2007-2008. I am getting my child transferred. as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
I am currently at smhs. I feel that this school good personally be alot better. The air doesn't work, the bathrooms are disgusting, and the teachers can't control their classes. We are only in like the third we of school and pretty much all of the freshnam class has had their schedule change ont eh average of 3 times. So therefore you have to continuously find your new class, and since the hallways are 99.9% Of the crowded makes the transition no easier. So i will be leaving this school by the beginning of october. Besides that fact of missing my lifetime friends i will be happy to leave. Gwinnett county here i come!

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
We sent our daughter at the start of the spring semester 2008 to Stone Mountain. The administration/teachers/staff seem to teach to the minimum. Kids that actually want to learn have to deal with the constant disruptions of fights, being talked to in any matter and if your child is actually intelligent, they may have to teach themselves since teachers have to make sure that they teach to the bottom. I am very dissapointed in the school and feel that students who really want to be educated are at a severe disadvantage.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
Teachers and other administrators are excellent. Wouldn't send my kid anywhere else to learn.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2008
Stone mountain High School is a big mistake!! The bathrooms are forever dirty, the staff cannot teach except for a few who actually know what they are doingThe kids are undisciplined and fights go on like we breathe.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2007
My child attended Stone Mountain High for 1 year and it was the worst mistake ever. The principle seem to be more focused on what the students are wearing rather than dealing with the major problems that the school has. If you want your child to be in a school where you feel that your child is getting a good education in a somewhat safe atmosphere then I personally do not recommend that you send your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2007
I am a student at Stone Mountain High School and I think this school is the worst school in Dekalb County. But the admins and counselors do not know anything. You ask them a question, they do not know. They lack knowledge about the school and it's problems. Teachers have no control over the loud classes. And students should be able to get their schedule changes to classes they feel comfortable in. Security is nothing, fights starts everyday. Plus the school is crowded especially the transition from one class to another. This makes students late for class.

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
I am a current student at SMHS and I personally think the school is terrible. Some of the teachers don't have the skills that the students need. Students have been asking to get their schedules changed(for a better class/teacher) but administrators are saying its too late in the semester. What kind of mess is that! That's like saying its too late to get an education. This school really needs some major adjustments, quick!

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2006
I am a former student of Stone Mountain High School. I only attended the school for a year, but while I was there I was very disappointed with the school. There is a lack of good teachers, administration leadership, and security. The students were free to do as they pleased and the teachers never had control of the classroom. Between the teachers disciplining the classroom and the teachers actually knowing the material they are teaching the student would be better off teaching themself. SMHS has a lot of work to do, but once it makes the decision to do better they will be an excillent school.

- submitted by a former student
April 14, 2006
I am a student a Stone Mountain High. I believe that Stone Mountain has potential if we had a new principal. Our adminstators are inexperienced. The security there is none. There are a few good teachers who will keep it real with you. They show things that you wouldnt even know was going on. Things that are right in your face but you wouldnt see.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2005
I am a parent of a child who attends SMHS. The biggest problem in this school is the lack of leadership. The principal seems to be more concerned about her appearance rather than with the quality of instruction. She has a lot of weak policies, which change from day to day. They do too many schedule changes. The administrative team is inexperienced and ineffective. The teachers are more qualified to run the school than the administrators. The kids are wild and unruly. There is no order in the halls, kids cussing and lots of kids skipping, smoking in the bathrooms and eating and drinking in the classrooms. There are teachers who cuss at kids and leave their classrooms unsupervised. The principal is loud and she yells too much. They have unecessary PA announcements. If this is an AYP school, you wouldn't know it. I wouldn't recommend any student to attend SMHS.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
Academics, below average. School lunch, horrible. Bathrooms/Cleanliness, horrible. Sports (besides basketball), below average. Teachers (majority), average or below average. School Policies, the worst you could possibly imagine. Environment, horrible (no windows, except in the Commons). Discipline, extremely too harsh(tone it down some, we're not criminals!). Classes, below average.. not many electives to choose from. School Spirit, below average.. mainly because of school policies like Tuck and Pull. Activities, above average in the amount to choose from... below average in the lack of leadership in certain activities. Overall, below average... only thing that makes going to Stone Mountain worthwile is basketball season, the friendships you make, a select few of the teachers, and our school colors, which are the best in Dekalb County. My mom asked me before 9th grade if I wanted to go to Tucker or Dunwoody... I chose Stone Mountain and boy was that a mistake.

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2005
I am a current student at Stone Mountain and I have to say that it has not reached the full potential that it is capable of. There isnt a sense of unity at the school or aschool spirit you might witness at other schools. The football team isnt great &no one cares about clubs besides drama club.We dont have pep rallies or alot of things to encourage the want to be at the school. If you are not a high achieving student you can get help with that but it's not the best or even near the best school academically. Im moving next year and besides missing my frineds I'm happy to get away. It's a school that's cliqueish and if you dont stick out as crunk you'll be invisible.

- submitted by a student
July 24, 2005
Having attend stone mountain, I like it. The teachers teach the lessons we need to learn. The school is clean. I'd encouage parent to send their kids here.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2005
Stone Mountain is a great school and has great students, we cant get any worse we can only get better.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2005
The school itself is fine. I do not really care for the Principal. She does not give the Parents nor the Students respect. Hopefully she will eventually relocate to another school and the board maybe can bring someone in the school a little more approachable.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2005
My children having attended several other schools, I give Stone Mountain High School a good rating. I am pleased with the academics and extracurricular activities at Stone Mountain. The parent involvement in the school is good, also.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
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Stone Mountain High School
4555 Central Dr, Stone Mountain, GA  30083
(678) 676-6302
Last modified Stone Mountain High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stone Mountain High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top