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Redan High School is a public high school in Stone Mountain. The principal of Redan High School is Greg Goodwin, whose e-mail is gregory_p_goodwin@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us. 1,306 students go to Redan High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Redan High School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 1,306 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 74% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Redan High School is 18:1. Stephenson High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 73%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.1%
Asian 0.3% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 66%
Limited English proficiency 0% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 63% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    Worst school in Dekalb lack of encouragement from staff staff more focused on discipline then academics.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    Nice school teachers could care a bit more.

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not recommend this school for anybody. Its horrible school. I am taking my child out of Redan. The faculty has no control.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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)

  • (8 years ago)

    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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