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Stone Mountain, GA
Students enrolled: 1,758

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701 Stephenson Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

(678) 676-4202
(678) 676-4210
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August 03, 2015
I think it really sad that Stephenson high school is the only high school not wearing uniforms this year. These kids are so focus on their appearance verse their education. I feel as a parent the student would be less distracted if they all had to wear the same thing. What's the hold up Stephenson highschool; pls get on board with the rest of the DeKalb county schools. My daughter has been going there for two years and hates her peers attitudes because all about what he/she is wearing and who has the last Jordan's.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2014
I'm very pleased with the school's administration, teaching staff, rigor, and student support. Stephenson High School is a hidden treasure. Parents just have to be actively engaged in their child's education to see and appreciate the gift we have in this school!

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2014
Its a good school for the arts and sports. I am now in second year at this school. But some of the teachers there make school worth whiie.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2014
This is a good school, with a dynamic music program. They have one of the best bands in Georgia!

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
I'm a second year parent at Stephenson High. I think the school is pretty good, but it has the potential to be great. The leadership at the school is very good and they seem to really want ALL the students to succeed. Stephenson has many very bright and successful students who are serious about their education, and they get millions in scholarship money annually. As a male parent I understand how important male involvement is in schools, so I try to stay involved. However, My sincere hope is that more parents become involved, especially men! Stephenson can definitely become a great school, with more parental and community involvement (his is why I gave 4 stars and not 5). As a community, we still have some work to do in creating and being the example we want our youth to follow.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2011
I am currently a junior at this school. I really like it. Its just sometimes I wonder if the students want to really leaned. I had some really great teachers since I been there. I just don't understand how an outstanding school like shs. Everything is so divided. Most of the students dont want to learn and there officer are not really protesting this school having people come in and out as they feel.

- submitted by a student
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September 06, 2009
I am a formal student of SHS. I attended SHS for 2 years. This school is magnificent. The teachers take the time out to fully explain everything (well at least the ones I had ie. Ms. Childs (Spanish), Ms. Calhoun (English), Mr. Weaver (History) Ms. English (Math) Ms. Thomas (Algebra), ) Saftey wasnt an issue because the environment itself is safe but there could be more monitoring of who can come in and out the school as that may one day become an issue. I love the school my family has generations of graduates 03,04,05,06,07 and hopefully 09!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 24, 2008
As a parent, I have been very pleased with SHS. The teaching staff, principal and administrators have all been very willing to help in my daughter's education growth. They have several extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 24, 2008
Stephenson High School is a good school, but I agree with those others that feel it is not living up to its potential. The school is nestled in a suburban middle class community that ranges in affluence. Teachers, parents, administrators and the community need to come together in order for the school to fully realize its greatness. Some apathy can be detected in varying degrees among all of those groups. I do think the principal and administrators bear the greatest responsibility for the school's 'culture' - meaning its discipline, teacher accountability, high intellectual/academic standards, etc. I don't see that happening as it should. Most of the students do go on to higher education and that should be highlighted more. Instead the success of the sports and band programs tend to garner most of the spotlight.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2008
I graduated from SHS in 2006. I love my H.S. I visit often my teachers and those who attend the school will appreciate the school once they graduate. So many happy memories.

- submitted by a community member

April 07, 2008
My son is basically enjoying his sophmore year at Stevenson High. Personally, as a parent, I worry if the schoolwork is enough to prepare him for college. The teachers are good but don't seem to expect a lot from the students and adjust the workload accordingly. And either the office staff does not want to be bothered, go out the way to be rude to people, or just downright incompetent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 24, 2008
Stephenson High School is a good school that is emerging to become a great school. As soon as the administrators, teachers, students, parents, and all stakeholders get on the same page concerning children, the 'greatness' will show up.

- submitted by a teacher

February 10, 2008
Stephenson high school is a great school that has a lot of opportunities for students. They excel in all sports. The best athletes around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 10, 2007
I am very disappointed in Stephenson this year. I have had two other children that have graduated from Stephenson High and I've loved every minute. Over the past few years I have notice a change in Administration and staff. If you have a problem, you can forget it. You can never talk to anyone. Some of the teachers have a nonchalant attitude about everything. The Administration is terrible; trying to get one of them to call you back is like pulling teeth from a baby. I am very dissatisfied with the overall moral support that you receive from Stephenson. Have more patients with the students and their parents lets work together. The children can t do it by themselves.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
Stephenson deserves a 3 1/2 but has 5 star potential. The school still has more children than it should, but that's a problem throughout DeKalb County. The principal and teaching staff are very capable. The counseling staff and level of parental involvement is keeping this school from living up to its potential. My son graduated in 2007 and as I prepare for my next son to enter in 2009, I'll be working with the school administration and PTSA to build the same level of enthusiasm for academic excellence that is enjoyed by the music and sports programs.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2007
Stephenson High School presents both students and teachers with an atmosphere of pride, respect and motivation. Yes, the athletic program is extraordinarily successful, but the academic aspect of the school is also noteworthy. The school has had at least four principals in its ten years of existence, yet the test scores continue to rise and the academics continue to excel. Stephenson High is a FANTASTIC school!

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2007
I haved two children attending Stephenson High School. They are able to communicate well with most of their teachers. Their grades are notr perfect but they are able to attend after school tutoring. I am as very impressed with the fine arts program, especially drama. The drama teacher shows not only great talent and creativity,but she is also very involved with the students,their academic development, and their personal growth.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2006
My son is entering his sophmore year at SHS. As a former teacher of 17 years and a very active parent, I have been slightly disappointed in the teachers. Many of them lack enthusiasm and passion for teaching. They seem overwhelmed most of the time and tend to take it out on the students.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2006
I'm a parent of two children that attend Stephenson High school. I think the quality of the academic programs is great, but our children need to study more. As for the extracurricular activities, they are also great and appreciated by everyone I hope. The only suggestion I have to make is to review the Graduation site, because many parents, couldn't attend the graduation of their children for religious reasons. So I believe it should take place a neutral site for ex(Ga dome, Ga State). Except that everything it good at stephenson. Thanks

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2006
My husband and I have been very disappointed in SHS. I was very taken aback at the lack of concern from the staff. The school lacks diversity for one and that in itself is a travesty. My son has always attended schools that were rich in culture as well as diversity. He has experienced a bit of a culture shock being here in Georgia. I would never recommend SHS to anyone moving to the area. Yes, parents can make a difference, however, the students are just an extension of their parents.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2006
Stephenson is making great strides towards improving its image and academic performance but we have a long way to go. Parents MUST get involved in their children's school in order for the goal to be accomplished. The principal has definitely set forth standards of excellence for both the students and staff, and many of the teachers and administrators are caring & compassionate towards students who show respect for themselves and others as well as the desire to learn and make something of themselves. I am often disappointed at the demeanor and behavior of the students on campus. Unfortunately it is a reflection of what they learn or are not taught at home. Dekalb County is one of the most affluent communities in the country and Stephenson is the largest high school in the county. Let's use our resources of time & talent to make our school excellent!

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2005
I attended Stephenson Highschool for my senior year and I moved down here with my aunt. I want everyone to understand that it takes a village to raise a child and how the student performs at school all starts at home. Being a memeber of the black community I consistently see that parents are more or less pushing their children away and expecting to have the teachers to do it all. There are teachers there particularly a very fabulous woman in the English department that puts her heart and soul into these children and throughout the whole school may only see 1 parent out of 200. Come on now we need to step up our involvement.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2005
They take the fun out of school. I know that school isn't all about fun and games but they really take the fun out of begin a teenager. Your senior and junior year is suppose to be fun.

- submitted by a student

June 12, 2005
Yes, they have a great after school extracurricular program, but thats about all. If you want your child to be excellent in sports and not in academics then this is the school for you. I've decided to change schools this year to be more focused my 11th and 12th grade year. The principal is very caring, not very understanding but at least he attempts cares. The teachers just want there pay checks they are self centered, but I do know some incredible teachers there that make me almost want to come back.

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2005
As Principal of Stephenson High School, we are proud of the many efforts being made towards excellence. While many have opinions of us, I must say that the parents that are involved, supportive, participative, and that hold their students accountable have high regards for Stephenson High School. We are continously addressing areas to improve academics, customer service, and discipline to name a few. We have one of the greatest instructional staff's in DeKalb County and are most proud of our students. They are disciplined, focused, and exhibit great leadership. We invite anyone that has had negative experience at Stephenson High School to utilize the customer service feedback as means of sharing your concerns. Any parent involved at Stephenson High knows that in addition to providing quality instruction, it is most important to our staff to address every concern, respond to every email, and return every phone call. We strive for excellence.

- submitted by a teacher

May 03, 2005
My husband and I are the parents of two teenage daughters. We are satisfied with SHS. I would like to remind parents that it requires PARENTS, children, and school faculty to make the school GREAT. My family and I have lived in two major cities in the US. Atlanta offers the best education for minority students. As parents we are very involved in our daughter's education. Their teachers know us on a first name basis. I have noticed that in the black communities we drop our kids off at school and expect the teachers to work miracles. And when the teachers can not perform miracles, we move to the more caucasian communities. SHS is in my community. I am willing to fight for what I want in that school instead of critizing the teachers and staff faculty. We are the controllers of our schools. Black parents do not know that.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2005
Stephenson High school has been a very big disappointment especially for my daughters first year of high school. As a parent I have found most of the staff to be rude, uncaring, disrespectful and very unprofessional. Principal and staff appear to be more concerned about getting through the day with as little trouble as possible while the business of education gets brushed aside. Sad to say my daughter is unable to name an adult at Sephenson High that she can talk to. She will often respond in frustration that, 'All thy do is yell mom, you can't ask anything.' I think it would be a very good idea for someone to do some kind of undercover investigation or take a survay of the student body so the community can really understand a day in the life of a Stephenson High student. I believe that educators should LOVE children and enjoy teaching.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
There are continuous cases of violence at Stephenson. I have gone to pick my child up on several occasions, only to be greeted with hundreds of students crowded around large fights. The administration does not seem to have a vested interest in the children themselves, instead they seem interested in making sure that test scores reflect the school in its entirety. The safety is a major issue in a school as overcrowded as Stephenson, the school was built for 1600 students, but currently houses nearly 2600 for the 2004 school year.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2004
This is my child second year at Stephenson. He is in the advance classes and has maintained a B average. The principal is very involved in the school activities and so are the parents. I have been to the PTA meeting and have seen much more parents than I have seen in my son's previous school. Teachers will notify you by email or phone when necessary and it is easy to get them by email. The school is not perfect, but I am pleased with it. I am one of those involved parents and will continue until my son graduates.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2004
I am a 2003 Stephenson High alumni. Overall, Stephenson is a great school. Some things that could be changed are the overall decision the principal makes and a few teachers. I really enjoyed my 4 years here at SHS. The extra curricular activities are great. The football team has been excellent (59-22 in our short history with 3 7-AAAAA titles)and the band is excellent every year too as it has been named one of the top 10 marching bands in the nation (www.showtimemag.com). And track is good also and girls basketball. If u want racial diversity this school is not for u . . I wouldn't trade my time at SHS for anything

- submitted by a student

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Stephenson High School
701 Stephenson Rd, Stone Mountain, GA  30087
(678) 676-4202
Last modified Stephenson 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.
Stephenson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top