Dekalb County School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 132 public schools serving 100,144 students in Dekalb County School District. Dekalb County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb County School District are Kittredge Magnet School, Wadsworth Magnet School For High Achievers and Dekalb Early College Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Georgia public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 42% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public school average of 60% (majority Black).

Overview

School District NameDekalb County School District
School District Phone Number(678) 676-1200
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (GA)
# of Schools132 Schools2,308 Schools
# of Students100,144 Students1,769,210 Students
# of Teachers7,021 Teachers114,273 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1

District Comparison

Dekalb County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 212 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 75% has increased from 59% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#144 out of 213 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dekalb County  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dekalb County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dekalb County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
75%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dekalb County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.570.69
# of American Indian Students309 Students3,436 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students6,688 Students72,418 Students
% Asian Students
7%
4%
# of Hispanic Students17,917 Students275,620 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
15%
# of Black Students61,861 Students648,963 Students
% Black Students
62%
37%
# of White Students11,252 Students701,418 Students
% White Students
11%
40%
# of Hawaiian Students112 Students1,839 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students2,005 Students64,620 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:2,78147,726
# of Students in Kindergarten:7,869126,576
# of Students in 1st Grade:7,968128,341
# of Students in 2nd Grade:7,946130,157
# of Students in 3rd Grade:8,361136,073
# of Students in 4th Grade:7,976138,416
# of Students in 5th Grade:8,047139,307
# of Students in 6th Grade:7,288135,314
# of Students in 7th Grade:7,013132,875
# of Students in 8th Grade:7,138132,423
# of Students in 9th Grade:8,275147,685
# of Students in 10th Grade:6,963135,403
# of Students in 11th Grade:6,423123,236
# of Students in 12th Grade:6,096115,678
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $12,424 is higher than the state median of $11,496. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,376 is higher than the state median of $11,705. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (GA)
Total Revenue$1,244 MM$36 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dekalb County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$1,239 MM$37 MM
This chart display total spending of Dekalb County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,424$11,496
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dekalb County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,376$11,705
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dekalb County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Dekalb County School District 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.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #99.
    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: #1010.
    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: #1111.
    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: #1212.
    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: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    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: #1616.
    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: #1717.
    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: #1818.
    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: #1919.
    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: #2020.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    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: #2323.
    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
  • Rank: #2424.
    Livsey Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4137 Livsey Rd
    Tucker, GA 30084
    (678) 874-3302

    Grades: PK-5 | 388 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Henderson Mill Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2408 Henderson Mill Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678) 874-3102

    Grades: PK-5 | 578 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Lakeside High School Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3801 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678) 874-6702

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,172 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Peachtree Middle School Charter School
    Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4664 N Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 676-7702

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,579 student
  • Rank: #2828.
    Uhs Of Laurel Heights Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    934 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    (404) 888-7876

    Grades: 2-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Kingsley Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2051 Brendon Dr
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678) 874-8902

    Grades: PK-5 | 456 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Midvale Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3836 Midvale Rd
    Tucker, GA 30084
    (678) 874-3402

    Grades: PK-5 | 437 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Arabia Mountain High School - Academy Of Engineering- Medic Math: 39% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6610 Browns Mill Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678) 875-3602

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,417 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    Fernbank Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    157 Heaton Park Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    (678) 874-9302

    Grades: PK-5 | 868 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Dekalb Academy Of Technology And The Environment Charter School Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1492 Kelton Dr
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (770) 484-5865

    Grades: K-8 | 696 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Henderson Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2830 Henderson Mill Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (678) 874-2902

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,539 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Druid Hills Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3100 Mount Olive Dr
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 874-7602

    Grades: 6-8 | 929 students
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