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For the 2021 school year, there are 152 public schools serving 110,993 students in Dekalb County, GA. Dekalb County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb County, GA are Kittredge Magnet School, Wadsworth Magnet School For High Achievers and Lin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dekalb County, GA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Georgia public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in Dekalb County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public school average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Dekalb County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Kittredge Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1663 E Nancy Creek Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30319
    (678) 874-6602

    Grades: 4-6 | 479 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Wadsworth Magnet School For High Achievers Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3039 Santa Monica Dr
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678) 874-2402

    Grades: 4-6 | 147 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Lin Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    586 Candler Park Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    (404) 802-8850

    Grades: K-5 | 641 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Dekalb Early College Academy Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678) 676-0221

    Grades: 9-12 | 333 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Oakhurst Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    175 Mead Rd
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4470

    Grades: PK-3 | 544 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Margaret Harris Comprehensive School Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1634 Knob Hill Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    (678) 874-7002

    Grades: K-12 | 59 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Winnona Park Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    510 Avery St
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4490

    Grades: PK-3 | 481 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Springdale Park Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1246 Ponce De Leon Ave Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    (404) 802-7150

    Grades: K-5 | 704 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Vanderlyn Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1877 Vanderlyn Dr
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 874-9002

    Grades: PK-5 | 705 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Austin Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5435 Roberts Dr
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 874-8102

    Grades: PK-5 | 642 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Westchester Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    758 Scott Blvd
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4400

    Grades: PK-3 | 332 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Ashford Park Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2968 Cravenridge Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30319
    (678) 676-6702

    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Dekalb School Of The Arts Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1192 Clarendon Ave
    Avondale Estates, GA 30002
    (678) 676-2502

    Grades: 8-12 | 421 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Dunwoody Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1923 Womack Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 875-4002

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,090 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    New Glennwood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    440 E Ponce De Leon Ave
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4435

    Grades: PK-3 | 322 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Oak Grove Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1857 Oak Grove Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678) 874-7402

    Grades: PK-5 | 534 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Fifth Avenue Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    101 5th Ave
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4460

    Grades: 4-5 | 899 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Decatur High School Math: 64% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    310 N Mcdonough St
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4420

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,339 student
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Montgomery Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30319
    (678) 676-7502

    Grades: PK-5 | 734 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Renfroe Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    220 W College Ave
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4440

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,249 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Charles R. Drew Charter School Charter School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    301 E Lake Blvd Se
    Atlanta, GA 30317
    (404) 687-0001

    Grades: PK-5 | 991 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Museum School Avondale Estates Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3191 Covington Hwy
    Avondale Estates, GA 30002
    (404) 292-9760

    Grades: K-8 | 566 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Globe Academy Charter School I Charter School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2225 Heritage Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (404) 867-6183

    Grades: K-7 | 783 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Chamblee Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3601 Sexton Woods Dr
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (678) 874-8202

    Grades: 6-8 | 957 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Briarlake Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3590 Lavista Rd
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 874-2502

    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Dunwoody High School Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5035 Vermack Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 874-8502

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,993 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Clairemont Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    155 Erie Ave
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 370-4450

    Grades: PK-3 | 348 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Charles Drew Charter School Ja/sa Charter School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 E Lake Blvd Se
    Atlanta, GA 30317
    (404) 687-0001

    Grades: 6-12 | 766 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Chamblee Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (678) 676-6902

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,664 student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Chesnut Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4576 N Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 676-7102

    Grades: PK-5 | 453 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Dekalb Elementary School Of The Arts Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3131 Old Rockbridge Rd
    Avondale Estates, GA 30002
    (678) 874-1302

    Grades: K-7 | 563 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Robert Shaw Theme School Math: 54% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    385 Glendale Rd
    Scottdale, GA 30079
    (678) 676-6002

    Grades: PK-5 | 486 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Laurel Ridge Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1215 Balsam Dr
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 874-6902

    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Sagamore Hills Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1865 Alderbrook Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678) 874-7502

    Grades: PK-5 | 431 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Wynbrooke Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    440 Wicksbury Way
    Stone Mountain, GA 30087
    (678) 676-5002

    Grades: PK-5 | 797 students
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