W. Deen Mohammed High School is an Islamic-based academic institution under the auspices of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, one of the largest Islamic communities in America. The High School, named after the late Imam W. Deen Mohammed, the foremost leader of Muslims in the United States, is an extension of Sister Clara Mohammed Elementary School. Ninety-nine percent of graduates attend college immediately after high school. The role of the high school parallels the role of its leader; that being promoter of excellence, balance, and growth in all aspects of life. The Islamic perspective of the oneness of G-d and the unity of creation underlie the curricular objectives.
The W.D. Mohammed High School team is a committed workforce of educators, imams, community workers, and business leaders. The average years of teaching experience exceeds 10. Thirty percent of the instructors hold advanced degrees. There is a ratio of one teacher to each 16 students. The average class size is 18 students. The staff is diverse. Ninety-five percent of the staff members are African-American. The remaining 5% are of Asian and African origins. W. Deen Mohammed High staff is dedicated to ensuring that every pupil is prepared morally, spiritually, and intellectually for life’s experiences.
Accreditation & Memberships
Accredited “With Quality” by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Also accredited by AdvancED, CITA (Commission on Intertransregional Accreditation), and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
The school offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that is established on the standards of high achievement and enhanced by extensive Islamic instruction. Students enter Mohammed School from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Ninety percent of students and families are Muslim, 10% are of the Christian faith, 95% are African-American, 5% are African, Asian or Spanish, 56% of the student population is male.
W. Deen Mohammed High School follows the semester system that includes a 180-day school year. The basic curriculum includes English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Physical Fitness, and is on an eight-period 55 minutes-per-period rotating schedule.
W. Deen Mohammed High school incorporates basic values in its curriculum. The school places great emphasis on leadership, African American community service. There is also a strong focus on G-d consciousness, integrity, scholarship, physical and mental health.
4 units of Islamic Studies
4 units of English
4 units of Mathematics
4 units of Science, including Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, and Physics
3 units of Social Studies, including American History and Geography, World History, and Economics/Government
1/ 2 unit of Health/Fitness
1 unit of Physical Education/Fitness
1 unit of Computer Technology
1/2 unit of Vocational Education/Career Exploration/Financial Literacy Education
3 units of Foreign Language
Grades are reported on the A-F scale
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
F = under 70
The grading scale is based on an absolute scale and the curve system is not utilized.
National and state merit scholarship competitions
Of the nearly 400-plus graduates of WDMH, there have been three National Achievement Scholarship finalists, one Gates Millennium Scholar, five Governor’s Honors participants, and numerous scholarship recipients.
Four Year College Acceptances & Matriculation
Students from WDMH are matriculating successfully in the following institutions:
Alabama A & M
American Intercontinental University
Amer. Musical & Dramatic Academy
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Clark Atlanta University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ferris State University (Ohio)
Florida A&M University
Fort Valley State College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia State University
Jackson State University
Kennesaw State University
Morehouse School of Medicine
Morris Brown College
Mount Holyoke College
North Carolina AT&T
Southern Institute of Technology
Tennessee State University
Tuskegee State University
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Georgia
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
University of North Florida
University of Tennessee
Principal/Head of School: Qur’an Shakir
Guidance Counselor: Siddiq Madyun, Bayyinah Bahar-Nashid
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Mohammed Schools admits qualified students of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school administered programs, nor in the hiring of faculty or administrative staff.