Dekalb County School District

3770 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Dekalb County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 131 public schools serving 93,473 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
Public Schools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Georgia public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
131 Schools
2,315 Schools
# Students
93,473 Students
1,744,208 Students
# Teachers
6,558 Teachers
117,250 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Dekalb County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 75% has increased from 70% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
Overall District Rank
#160 out of 221 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dekalb County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
39%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
75%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dekalb County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.60
0.70
# American Indian Students
371 Students
3,504 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
5,949 Students
78,015 Students
% Asian Students
6%
5%
# Hispanic Students
19,060 Students
306,384 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
18%
# Black Students
55,436 Students
633,654 Students
% Black Students
59%
36%
# White Students
10,103 Students
643,632 Students
% White Students
11%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
113 Students
1,805 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,441 Students
77,009 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,700
46,839
# Students in K Grade:
6,899
121,861
# Students in 1st Grade:
6,775
121,992
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,096
124,041
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,136
125,014
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,144
126,719
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,203
128,811
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,762
130,871
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,304
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,217
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,267
160,653
# Students in 10th Grade:
6,390
137,060
# Students in 11th Grade:
5,808
125,123
# Students in 12th Grade:
5,772
117,790
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,503 is higher than the state median of $14,333. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,582 is higher than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$1,543 MM
$24,999 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,363 MM
$23,473 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,503
$14,333
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,582
$13,458
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Dekalb County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kittredge Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 87% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2383 N Druid Hills Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 874-6602
Grades: 4-6
| 479 students
Rank: #22.
Wadsworth Magnet School For High Achievers
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3039 Santa Monica Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-2402
Grades: 4-6
| 129 students
Rank: #33.
Austin Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5321 Roberts Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8102
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #44.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1857 Oak Grove Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7402
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #55.
Vanderlyn Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1877 Vanderlyn Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-9002
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #66.
Dunwoody Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1923 Womack Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 875-4002
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #77.
Dekalb Early College Academy
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-0221
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
Rank: #88.
Chamblee Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3601 Sexton Woods Dr
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 874-8202
Grades: 6-8
| 979 students
Rank: #99.
Fernbank Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
157 Heaton Park Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-9302
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
Rank: #1010.
Montgomery Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 668 students
Rank: #1111.
Ashford Park Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2968 Cravenridge Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-6702
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #1212.
Sagamore Hills Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1865 Alderbrook Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Dekalb Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5855 Memorial Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-2302
Grades: 7-12
| 44 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Margaret Harris Comprehensive School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1634 Knob Hill Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 874-7002
Grades: K-12
| 65 students
Rank: #1515.
Globe Charter School I
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2225 Heritage Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 867-6183
Grades: K-8
| 1,065 students
Rank: #1616.
Dekalb School Of The Arts
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1192 Clarendon Ave
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(678) 676-2502
Grades: 9-12
| 327 students
Rank: #1717.
Museum School Avondale Estates
Charter School
Math: 40% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3191 Covington Hwy
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-9760
Grades: K-8
| 584 students
Rank: #1818.
Briarlake Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3590 Lavista Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-2502
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
Rank: #1919.
Chesnut Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4576 N Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 676-7102
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #2020.
Livsey Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4137 Livsey Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3302
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Rank: #2121.
Peachtree Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4664 N Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 676-7702
Grades: 6-8
| 1,374 students
Rank: #2222.
Leadership Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6400 Woodrow Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(404) 656-3103
Grades: K-8
| 285 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Laurel Ridge Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1215 Balsam Dr
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-6902
Grades: PK-5
| 401 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Robert Shaw Theme School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
385 Glendale Rd
Scottdale, GA 30079
(678) 676-6002
Grades: PK-5
| 358 students
Rank: #2525.
The Champion Middle Theme School
Math: 21% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5265 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 504-4302
Grades: 6-8
| 775 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Arabia Mountain High School - Of Engineering- Medic
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6610 Browns Mill Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 875-3602
Grades: 9-12
| 1,128 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Smoke Rise Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4780 Hugh Howell Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 874-3602
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #2828.
Midvale Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3836 Midvale Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3402
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Chamblee Charter High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 676-6902
Grades: 9-12
| 1,789 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Marbut Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5776 Marbut Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 676-8802
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
Rank: #3131.
Lakeside High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3801 Briarcliff Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-6702
Grades: 9-12
| 2,174 students
Rank: #3232.
Druid Hills Middle School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3100 Mount Olive Dr
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-7602
Grades: 6-8
| 944 students
Rank: #3333.
Dunwoody High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5035 Vermack Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8502
Grades: 9-12
| 2,142 students
Rank: #3434.
Henderson Mill Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2408 Henderson Mill Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-3102
Grades: PK-5
| 534 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Briar Vista Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1131 Briar Vista Ter Ne
Atlanta, GA 30324
(678) 874-5902
Grades: PK-5
| 385 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Dekalb County School District?
Dekalb County School District manages 131 public schools serving 93,473 students.
What is the rank of Dekalb County School District?
Dekalb County School District is ranked #159 out of 220 school districts in Georgia (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Georgia school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Dekalb County School District?
59% of Dekalb County School District students are Black, 20% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Dekalb County School District?
Dekalb County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Georgia state average of 15:1.
What is Dekalb County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,582 is higher than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 131 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 93,473 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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