Dekalb County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 132 public schools serving 100,144 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, 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 31% (versus the Georgia public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb County School District are Kittredge Magnet School, Wadsworth Magnet School For High Achievers and Austin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dekalb County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked 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).

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%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Dekalb County School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
132 Schools
2,287 Schools
# Students
100,144 Students
1,758,031 Students
# Teachers
7,021 Teachers
113,449 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Dekalb County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 211 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 73% has increased from 62% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
Overall District Rank
#144 out of 213 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dekalb County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
73%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.69
# American Indian Students
309 Students
3,420 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
6,688 Students
72,258 Students
% Asian Students
7%
4%
# Hispanic Students
17,917 Students
273,964 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
15%
# Black Students
61,861 Students
643,685 Students
% Black Students
62%
37%
# White Students
11,252 Students
698,626 Students
% White Students
11%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
112 Students
1,828 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,005 Students
64,215 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,781
47,240
# Students in K Grade:
7,869
125,655
# Students in 1st Grade:
7,968
127,429
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,946
129,239
# Students in 3rd Grade:
8,361
135,262
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,976
137,629
# Students in 5th Grade:
8,047
138,229
# Students in 6th Grade:
7,288
134,151
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,013
132,265
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,138
131,774
# Students in 9th Grade:
8,275
147,166
# Students in 10th Grade:
6,963
134,733
# Students in 11th Grade:
6,423
122,480
# Students in 12th Grade:
6,096
114,779
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,089 is higher than the state median of $12,490. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,221 is higher than the state median of $12,099. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$1,311 MM
$39 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$1,324 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,089
$12,490
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,221
$12,099
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Dekalb County School District Public Schools (2022)

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: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
3039 Santa Monica Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-2402
Grades: 4-6
| 147 students
Rank: #33.
Austin Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5435 Roberts Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8102
Grades: PK-5
| 642 students
Rank: #44.
Dekalb Early College Academy
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-0221
Grades: 9-12
| 333 students
Rank: #55.
Vanderlyn Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1877 Vanderlyn Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-9002
Grades: PK-5
| 705 students
Rank: #66.
Dekalb School Of The Arts
Math: 72% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1192 Clarendon Ave
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(678) 676-2502
Grades: 8-12
| 421 students
Rank: #77.
Dunwoody Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1923 Womack Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 875-4002
Grades: PK-5
| 1,090 students
Rank: #88.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1857 Oak Grove Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7402
Grades: PK-5
| 534 students
Rank: #99.
Ashford Park Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2968 Cravenridge Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-6702
Grades: PK-5
| 550 students
Rank: #1010.
Montgomery Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 734 students
Rank: #1111.
Globe Academy Charter School I
Charter School
Math: 62% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2225 Heritage Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 867-6183
Grades: K-7
| 783 students
Rank: #1212.
Chamblee Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(3)
3601 Sexton Woods Dr
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 874-8202
Grades: 6-8
| 957 students
Rank: #1313.
Livsey Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4137 Livsey Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3302
Grades: PK-5
| 388 students
Rank: #1414.
Chesnut Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4576 N Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 676-7102
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #1515.
Briarlake Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3590 Lavista Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-2502
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #1616.
Museum School Avondale Estates
Charter School
Math: 56% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3191 Covington Hwy
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-9760
Grades: K-8
| 566 students
Rank: #1717.
Robert Shaw Theme School
Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
385 Glendale Rd
Scottdale, GA 30079
(678) 676-6002
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
Rank: #1818.
Laurel Ridge Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1215 Balsam Dr
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-6902
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students
Rank: #1919.
Wynbrooke Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
440 Wicksbury Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 676-5002
Grades: PK-5
| 797 students
Rank: #2020.
Sagamore Hills Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1865 Alderbrook Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #2121.
Chamblee Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 676-6902
Grades: 9-12
| 1,664 students
Rank: #2222.
Dekalb Elementary School Of The Arts
Math: 48% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3131 Old Rockbridge Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(678) 874-1302
Grades: K-7
| 563 students
Rank: #2323.
Narvie Harris Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3981 Mcgill Dr
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 676-9202
Grades: PK-5
| 821 students
Rank: #2424.
Midvale Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3836 Midvale Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3402
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: #2525.
Dunwoody High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
5035 Vermack Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8502
Grades: 9-12
| 1,993 students
Rank: #2626.
Fernbank Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
157 Heaton Park Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-9302
Grades: PK-5
| 868 students
Rank: #2727.
Dekalb Academy Of Technology And The Environment Charter School
Charter School
Math: 49% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1492 Kelton Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 484-5865
Grades: K-8
| 696 students
Rank: #2828.
Lakeside High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(2)
3801 Briarcliff Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-6702
Grades: 9-12
| 2,172 students
Rank: #2929.
Uhs Of Laurel Heights
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
934 Briarcliff Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 888-7876
Grades: 2-12
| 40 students
Rank: #3030.
Henderson Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2830 Henderson Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 874-2902
Grades: 6-8
| 1,539 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Henderson Mill Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2408 Henderson Mill Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-3102
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Kingsley Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2051 Brendon Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8902
Grades: PK-5
| 456 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Briar Vista Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1131 Briar Vista Ter Ne
Atlanta, GA 30324
(678) 874-5902
Grades: PK-5
| 499 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Edward L. Bouie- Senior Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5100 Rock Springs Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 676-8202
Grades: PK-5
| 717 students
Rank: #3535.
The Champion Middle Theme School
Math: 49% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5265 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 504-4302
Grades: 6-8
| 800 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Dekalb County
  • 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083
  • (678) 676-1200
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 100,144 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 73% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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