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 27 public high schools serving 27,511 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Georgia.
Public High Schools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 32% statewide average).
Public High School in Dekalb County School District have a Graduation Rate of 76%, which is less than the Georgia average of 85%.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
131 Schools
521 Schools
# Students
93,473 Students
569,146 Students
# Teachers
6,558 Teachers
33,706 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
0.70
# American Indian Students
371 Students
1,146 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
5,949 Students
25,364 Students
% Asian Students
6%
4%
# Hispanic Students
19,060 Students
96,392 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
17%
# Black Students
55,436 Students
207,638 Students
% Black Students
59%
37%
# White Students
10,103 Students
216,687 Students
% White Students
11%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
113 Students
647 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,441 Students
21,156 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,700
328
# Students in K Grade:
6,899
1,299
# Students in 1st Grade:
6,775
1,429
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,096
1,464
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,136
1,744
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,144
1,914
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,203
2,429
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,762
4,172
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,304
5,008
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,217
8,733
# 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 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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #2 - 32. - 3.
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: #2 - 32. - 3.
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: #44.
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: #55.
Uhs Of Laurel Heights
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
934 Briarcliff Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 888-7876
Grades: 3-12
| 36 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
Southwest Dekalb High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2863 Kelley Chapel Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 874-1902
Grades: 9-12
| 1,291 students
Rank: #1111.
Cross Keys High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 28% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1626 N Druid Hills Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 874-6102
Grades: 9-12
| 1,675 students
Rank: #1212.
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: #1313.
Druid Hills High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1798 Haygood Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-6302
Grades: 9-12
| 1,340 students
Rank: #1414.
Stephenson High School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
701 Stephenson Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 676-4202
Grades: 9-12
| 1,356 students
Rank: #1515.
Martin Luther King- Jr. High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3991 Snapfinger Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 874-5402
Grades: 9-12
| 1,472 students
Rank: #1616.
Tucker High School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5036 Lavista Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3702
Grades: 9-12
| 1,606 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Cedar Grove High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2360 River Rd
Ellenwood, GA 30294
(678) 874-4002
Grades: 9-12
| 1,167 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Redan High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5247 Redan Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
(678) 676-3602
Grades: 9-12
| 932 students
Rank: #1919.
Columbia High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2106 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-0802
Grades: 9-12
| 985 students
Rank: #2020.
Clarkston High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
618 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston, GA 30021
(678) 676-5302
Grades: 9-12
| 1,421 students
Rank: #2121.
Lithonia High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2440 Phillips Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 676-2902
Grades: 9-12
| 1,522 students
Rank: #2222.
Stone Mountain High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4555 Central Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-6302
Grades: 9-12
| 1,220 students
Rank: #2323.
Elizabeth Andrews High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-2602
Grades: 10-12
| 339 students
Rank: #2424.
Towers High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3919 Brookcrest Cir
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-2202
Grades: 9-12
| 795 students
Rank: #2525.
Miller Grove High School
(Math: 5% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2645 Dekalb Medical Pkwy
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 875-1102
Grades: 9-12
| 1,206 students
Rank: #2626.
Mcnair High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1804 Bouldercrest Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 874-4902
Grades: 9-12
| 776 students
Rank: n/an/a
East Dekalb Special Education Center
Special Education School
5839 Memorial Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-1890
Grades: 1-12
| 113 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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