Dekalb County School District

3770 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 8 public charter schools serving 4,329 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average charter testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public charter schools in Georgia.
Public Charter Schools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Georgia public charter school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public charter school average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
131 Schools
94 Schools
# Students
93,473 Students
71,788 Students
# Teachers
6,558 Teachers
4,112 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)
#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.
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.
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.
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:

0.60
0.65
# American Indian Students
371 Students
166 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
5,949 Students
2,457 Students
% Asian Students
6%
3%
# Hispanic Students
19,060 Students
6,659 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
9%
# Black Students
55,436 Students
32,735 Students
% Black Students
59%
46%
# White Students
10,103 Students
26,195 Students
% White Students
11%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
113 Students
84 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,441 Students
3,294 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,700
229
# Students in K Grade:
6,899
4,987
# Students in 1st Grade:
6,775
5,093
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,096
5,017
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,136
4,877
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,144
4,742
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,203
5,265
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,762
5,979
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,304
6,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,217
6,214
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,267
6,197
# Students in 10th Grade:
6,390
6,479
# Students in 11th Grade:
5,808
5,254
# Students in 12th Grade:
5,772
5,257
# 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 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 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 Charter Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
Dekalb Agriculture Technology And Environment School
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1492 Kelton Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 484-5865
Grades: K-8
| 759 students
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Dekalb Preparatory Charter
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1402 Austin Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(404) 492-5061
Grades: K-8
| 558 students
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
International Community School
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2418 Wood Trail Ln
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 499-8969
Grades: K-5
| 444 students
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Tapestry Public Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3130 Raymond Dr
Atlanta, GA 30340
(678) 676-1200
Grades: 6-12
| 266 students
Rank: #88.
Dekalb Path Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3007 Hermance Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 846-3242
Grades: 5-8
| 368 students

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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%
  • : 75% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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