Stephenson High School
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|Stephenson High School|
|701 Stephenson Road
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Jags all in, G2G. Geared to greatness!"|
|School district||DeKalb County School System|
|Principal||Michael A. Jones|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Color(s)||Royal blue, black and white
Stephenson High School is nestled within the surrounding neighborhoods of old historic Stone Mountain. The main campus sprawls over five acres with the addition of an exclusive Freshman Academy Building equipped with its own computer labs and cafeteria. With an enrollment of 1571, SHS is one of the largest of DeKalb County School District's 21 high schools.
Facility and curriculum
SHS has a 500-seat theatre equipped with two full-size dressing rooms, computer-operated lights and backdrops, an orchestra pit with hydraulic lift, and a catwalk. The Atlanta Theatre Organ Society donated and installed an organ with full piping. Stephenson is one of three schools in the country to house such an organ, and uses it for musicals and concerts.
Students study horticulture, landscaping, and botany in an interactive Education/Outdoor Classroom that provides hands-on learning and instruction. The classroom includes a waterfall, two greenhouses, benches, and tables. A park located within walking distance of the campus also gives math and science teachers the opportunity to provide interdisciplinary instruction.
The school offers a broadcast and media production curriculum. Students practice what they learn through three hands-on program components: JAG 8 News, the television voice of Stephenson High; Jaguar Enterprises, which contracts to shoot, edit and produce programs for interested community members; and Jaguar Records, a recording label.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (August 2016)|
- Alade Aminu - basketball player, older brother of NBA forward Al-Farouq Aminu
- Andre' Anderson - former NFL player, Detroit Lions
- Joanna Atkins - Olympic track and field sprinter
- Marcus Ball - NFL player, former New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers (current)
- Reggie Ball - former NFL player, Detroit Lions, former Georgia Tech quarterback
- Daiytion Beavers II - radio DJ
- Anthony Cannon - former NFL player, Detroit Lions
- Jermaine Cunningham - NFL player, New York Jets
- Mike Davis - NFL player, San Francisco 49ers
- Fast Life Yungstaz - hip hop group
- Donald Glover – rapper (as Childish Gambino), actor, writer, and comedian
- Bruce Irvin - NFL player, Oakland Raiders
- Kenny Ladler - NFL player, Buffalo Bills
- Lloyd - R&B singer
- Kregg Lumpkin - former NFL player, Green Bay Packers running back
- DeMario Minter - former NFL player, Cleveland Browns
- Perry Riley - NFL player, Washington Redskins
- Kelvin Sheppard - NFL player, Miami Dolphins
- Preston Smith - NFL player, Washington Redskins
- Carmichael, Rodney (2016-08-29). "Donald Glover's real rap on 'Atlanta'". Creative Loafing. Retrieved 2016-08-29.