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Dunwoody High
5035 Vermack Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
678-874-8500 (Information)
678-874-8502 (Office)
678-874-8510 (Fax)
678-874-8511 (Attendance)
678-874-8526 (Counselor)
678-874-8551 (PTA Voice Mail)
Principal: Rodney F. Swanson
Grades: 9th - 12th
Enrollment: 1500
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Board Member: Mrs. Nancy Jester
Dr. Pam Speaks
PTSO Presidents: Elizabeth Julian
Jenny Horton
Business Partners: Northside Hospital
School Website: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/dunwoody/
Dunwoody High School is a comprehensive public senior high school, which was built in 1972. Dunwoody’s twenty-eight acre campus is located in suburban north DeKalb County.

Dunwoody High School (DHS) is proud to continue a tradition of academic excellence in developing productive citizens within and beyond the local boundaries of the Dunwoody community. Dunwoody High School works collectively with all stakeholders to improve student performance and close the gap in achievement.

Dunwoody seeks to maintain a collaborative relationship among our faculty, staff, students, parents, community, and all other stakeholders; we recognize this relationship as vital to a successful future. In addition, all stakeholders strive to create dynamic leaders with the ability and capability of shaping society into a better tomorrow.

Dunwoody High School students consistently score higher than the local, state, and national averages on the SAT and Georgia High School Graduation tests. Dunwoody High School offers students the opportunity to participate in numerous athletic and extracurricular activities.

The faculty consists of 91 classroom teachers, 21 special education instructors, four counselors, one graduation coach, five administrators, two media specialists, three security officers, and 28 additional staff members. All teachers and support personnel are fully certificated in their areas of instruction and/or services. The Dunwoody PTSO is extremely active in supporting Dunwoody High School. Eight to ten parent volunteers visit Dunwoody High each week to donate time and resources to help the administrative staff, the students, and all of our teachers.
We will educate the young men and women who pass through these doors as lifelong learners, efficient workers and productive citizens, appreciative and tolerant of diversity in a rapidly changing society. We promise a safe, orderly, structured and supportive environment wherein we shall recognize, accept and adapt to individual needs and differences. Finally, we shall promote among our students a sense of community, of service, and of harmony, which they will take with them into their future – the future of our nation.
Academy of Finance is a two-year program in which students gain specialized preparation in the field of finance while completing their normal course curriculum. Students practice real world activities while preparing marketing plans for products and competing in financial competitions. Business partners from the community visit the class and work with the students to prepare them for their future. Each year, the academy students visit the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Stock Exchange, and an investment bank to get an up close and personal experience on how the world’s largest financial center operates.

The mission of the Mass Communications Academy is to offer Dunwoody High School students the opportunity to build an educational foundation for a future in the communications industry. The program introduces the students to all facets of the journalism industry (broadcast journalism, print journalism, and speech). Students receive hands-on training in video production with the use of AVID editing systems and have the opportunity to work on interview techniques and newspaper layout. Each year, the academy students visit NBC in New York to see first hand how one of the world’s largest broadcasting companies operates.
  • A 2010 - 2011 AP Merit School & AP STEM Achievement School
  • Twenty-one Advanced Placement offerings
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalists.
  • World Languages - The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages named a Dunwoody High School Spanish teacher the 2011 National Teacher of the Year.
  • School System Teacher of the Year – The DeKalb County School System named a Dunwoody High School Social Studies teacher the 2010 High School Teacher of the Year.
  • Music - The band received consistent superior and excellent ratings at Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation for Concert Band and Marching Competition. The Georgia Music Educators Association selected two Dunwoody High School students for the All-State Symphonic Band.
  • Science - AP Chemistry students were semi-finalists for the Life Science Awards sponsored by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
  • Science students have been semifinalists in the nationwide YES (Young Epidemiology Scholars) Competition each year for the past six years. The students received $1,000 scholarships.
  • Yearbook - Columbia University’s Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the yearbook staff a gold medal for excellence in contemporary design. Georgia Scholastic Press Association awarded the yearbook a designation of Superior for overall design and State Champion in Yearbook Design for Division III.
  • ROTC - The Air Force Junior ROTC program has won six National Championships in drill, color guard, and honor guard. The program has been awarded Honor Unit/Commanders Unit every time eligible. Cadets have been offered over six million dollars in scholarship money. Twelve cadets have received appointments to military academies.
  • Sports – State Championships in Baseball, Football, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Track, Fast Pitch Softball.
  • State Level Tournament appearances in Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, and Tennis.
  • Regional Championships in Tennis, Cross-Country, Soccer, Golf, Football, and Track.
  • County Championships: Gymnastics, Golf, and Track & Field.

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