Chesnut Elementary School

  • Chesnut Elementary School serves 452 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the GA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
  • Chesnut Elementary School operates within the Dekalb County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 452 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 452 students
Chesnut Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Chesnut Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Chesnut Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Chesnut Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Chesnut Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
5%
4%
Chesnut Elementary School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
16%
14%
Chesnut Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
37%
37%
Chesnut Elementary School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
39%
42%
Chesnut Elementary School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Chesnut Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Chesnut Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Chesnut Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.41
Chesnut Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
26%
57%
Chesnut Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Chesnut Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Dekalb County School District's student population of 101,103 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,324 is higher than the state average of $10,007. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,074 is higher than the state average of $9,869. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Dekalb County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
134
5
Number of Students Managed 101,103 3,306
Dekalb County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,126 MM $33 MM
Dekalb County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,001 MM $33 MM
Dekalb County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,324 $10,007
Dekalb County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,074 $9,869
Dekalb County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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