South Atlanta Law and Social Justice School

800 Hutchens Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 802-5045

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Public Grades 9-12 345 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

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.
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About this school

South Atlanta Law and Social Justice School is a public high school in Atlanta. The principal of South Atlanta Law and Social Justice School is Peter McKnight, who can be contacted at 345 students go to South Atlanta Law and Social Justice School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 93% of the 345 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Atlanta Law and Social Justice School is 15:1. South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Science is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 79%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 75%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    South Atlanta -School of Law and Social Justice is an amazing school! The staff is very supporting and caring. The environment is great for learning and it's easy to stay focused!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am really thankful that I am able to attend such an auspicious school and learning enviornment. The teachers here are amazing they really try to create their instructions based upon the individual needs of the students they teach. The advisors in our school really make a difference because we are allowed to be ourselves and they listen to all of oiur problems and create soulutions to them. Last but not least the administration is amazing in very few situations are you able to go to your principal justy to talk to them unless you are in truble but in this instance I can go and talk to hin with any and every topic I need info on or if I juat need a littla guidance my principal is always there. It is really a honor to be able to attend the South Atlanta School for Law and Social Justice.

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