Dekalb County School District

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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 Schools28 Schools511 Schools
# of Students28,257 Students545,950 Students
# of Teachers1,860 Teachers32,051 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1

District Comparison

  • Dekalb County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 191 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 74% has increased from 57% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (GA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
41%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
41%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
74%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dekalb County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.530.68
# of American Indian Students67 Students1,057 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students1,647 Students21,942 Students
% Asian Students
6%
4%
# of Hispanic Students4,170 Students76,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
14%
# of Black Students18,764 Students202,092 Students
% Black Students
66%
37%
# of White Students3,150 Students226,451 Students
% White Students
11%
42%
# of Hawaiian Students23 Students575 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students436 Students17,328 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:179534
# of Students in Kindergarten:101,355
# of Students in 1st Grade:121,469
# of Students in 2nd Grade:131,525
# of Students in 3rd Grade:101,718
# of Students in 4th Grade:51,782
# of Students in 5th Grade:91,979
# of Students in 6th Grade:463,600
# of Students in 7th Grade:654,064
# of Students in 8th Grade:1515,922
# 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 $11,720 is higher than the state average of $10,714. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $11,687 is higher than the state average of $10,678. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (GA)
Total Revenue$1,159 MM$33 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dekalb County  School District and average revenue for each school distric in GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$1,156 MM$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Dekalb County  School District and average spending for each school distric in GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,720$10,714
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dekalb County  School District and average revenue per public school student in GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$11,687$10,678
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dekalb County  School District and average spending per public school student in GA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Dekalb County School District Public High Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Arabia Mountain High School - Academy Of Engineering- Medic Math: 39% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 30%
    6610 Browns Mill Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678)875-3602

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,417 student
  • Cedar Grove High School Math: 34% | Reading: 23%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2360 River Rd
    Ellenwood, GA 30294
    (678)874-4002

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,055 student
  • Chamblee Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 65%
    Rank: Top 20%
    3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (678)676-6902

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,664 student
  • Clarkston High School Math: 30% | Reading: 17%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    618 N Indian Creek Dr
    Clarkston, GA 30021
    (678)676-5302

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,523 student
  • Columbia High School Math: 7% | Reading: 30%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2106 Columbia Dr
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678)874-0802

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,017 student
  • Cross Keys High School Math: 43% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1626 N Druid Hills Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30319
    (678)874-6102

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,529 student
  • Dekalb Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5855 Memorial Dr
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678)676-2302

    Grades: 6-12 | 151 students
  • Dekalb Early College Academy Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank: Top 1%
    1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678)676-0221

    Grades: 9-12 | 333 students
  • Dekalb School Of The Arts Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1192 Clarendon Ave
    Avondale Estates, GA 30002
    (678)676-2502

    Grades: 8-12 | 421 students
  • Destiny Achievers Academy Of Excellence Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3595 Linecrest Rd
    Ellenwood, GA 30294
    (404)328-0898

    Grades: 9-12 | 221 students
  • Druid Hills High School Math: 32% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1798 Haygood Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    (678)874-6302

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,312 student
  • Dunwoody High School Math: 50% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 20%
    5035 Vermack Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    (678)874-8502

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,993 student
  • East Dekalb Special Education Center Special Education School
    5839 Memorial Dr
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678)676-1890

    Grades: PK-12 | 221 students
  • Elizabeth Andrews High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678)676-2602

    Grades: 10-12 | 446 students
  • Lakeside High School Math: 44% | Reading: 61%
    Rank: Top 30%
    3801 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678)874-6702

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,172 students
  • Lithonia High School Math: 9% | Reading: 25%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2440 Phillips Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30058
    (678)676-2902

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,327 student
  • Margaret Harris Comprehensive School Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank: Top 5%
    1634 Knob Hill Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    (678)874-7002

    Grades: K-12 | 59 students
  • Martin Luther King- Junior High School Math: 9% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3991 Snapfinger Rd
    Lithonia, GA 30038
    (678)874-5402

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,544 student
  • Mcnair High School Math: 6% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1804 Bouldercrest Rd Se
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    (678)874-4902

    Grades: 9-12 | 705 students
  • Miller Grove High School Math: 20% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2645 Dekalb Medical Pkwy
    Lithonia, GA 30058
    (678)875-1102

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,388 student
  • Redan High School Math: 9% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5247 Redan Rd
    Stone Mountain, GA 30088
    (678)676-3602

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,005 student
  • Southwest Dekalb High School Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2863 Kelley Chapel Rd
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (678)874-1902

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,189 student
  • Stephenson High School Math: 22% | Reading: 30%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    701 Stephenson Rd
    Stone Mountain, GA 30087
    (678)676-4202

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,576 student
  • Stone Mountain High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4555 Central Dr
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    (678)676-6302

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,038 student
  • Tapestry Public Charter School Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3130 Raymond Dr
    Atlanta, GA 30340
    (678)676-1200

    Grades: 6-11 | 205 students
  • Towers High School Math: 3% | Reading: 13%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3919 Brookcrest Cir
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (678)874-2202

    Grades: 9-12 | 957 students
  • Tucker High School Math: 31% | Reading: 41%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5036 Lavista Rd
    Tucker, GA 30084
    (678)874-3702

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,749 student
  • Uhs Of Laurel Heights Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    934 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    (404)888-7876

    Grades: 2-12 | 40 students
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