Dekalb Alternative School

  • Dekalb Alternative School serves 167 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Dekalb Alternative School's student population of 167 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students167 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dekalb Alternative School's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has increased from 4:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dekalb Alternative School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#2157 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:116:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
15%
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Black
93%
37%
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White
4%
40%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.130.42
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Graduation Rate≤10%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeKalb County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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