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 31 public middle schools serving 24,067 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Georgia.
Public Middle Schools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Georgia public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public middle school average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
131 Schools
641 Schools
# Students
93,473 Students
468,002 Students
# Teachers
6,558 Teachers
31,251 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
918 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
5,949 Students
19,548 Students
% Asian Students
6%
4%
# Hispanic Students
19,060 Students
79,715 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
17%
# Black Students
55,436 Students
177,766 Students
% Black Students
59%
38%
# White Students
10,103 Students
169,093 Students
% White Students
11%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
113 Students
544 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,441 Students
20,283 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,700
920
# Students in K Grade:
6,899
4,966
# Students in 1st Grade:
6,775
5,218
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,096
5,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,136
5,645
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,144
5,951
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,203
8,668
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,762
126,398
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,304
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,217
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,267
9,354
# Students in 10th Grade:
6,390
7,213
# Students in 11th Grade:
5,808
6,032
# Students in 12th Grade:
5,772
4,944
# 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #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.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
Henderson Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2830 Henderson Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 874-2902
Grades: 6-8
| 1,453 students
Rank: #1212.
Dekalb Elementary School Of The Arts
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3131 Old Rockbridge Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(678) 874-1302
Grades: K-8
| 608 students
Rank: #1313.
Tucker Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2160 Idlewood Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 875-0902
Grades: 6-8
| 1,206 students
Rank: #1414.
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: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Chapel Hill Middle School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3535 Dogwood Farm Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 676-8502
Grades: 6-8
| 776 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
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: #15 - 1715. - 17.
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: #1818.
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
Rank: #1919.
Stephenson Middle School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
922 Stephenson Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 676-4402
Grades: 6-8
| 904 students
Rank: #2020.
Stone Mountain Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4293 Sarr Pkwy
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 676-4802
Grades: 6-8
| 1,079 students
Rank: #2121.
Miller Grove Middle School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2215 Miller Rd
Decatur, GA 30035
(678) 676-8902
Grades: 6-8
| 780 students
Rank: #2222.
Lithonia Middle School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2451 Randall Ave
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 875-0702
Grades: 6-8
| 1,234 students
Rank: #2323.
Sequoyah Middle School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3456 Aztec Rd
Atlanta, GA 30340
(678) 676-7902
Grades: 6-8
| 1,863 students
Rank: #2424.
Cedar Grove Middle School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Wildcat Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 874-4202
Grades: 6-8
| 767 students
Rank: #2525.
Redan Middle School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1775 Young Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 874-7902
Grades: 6-8
| 743 students
Rank: #2626.
Freedom Middle School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
505 S Hairston Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
(678) 874-8702
Grades: 6-8
| 1,064 students
Rank: #2727.
Salem Middle School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5333 Salem Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 676-9402
Grades: 6-8
| 1,025 students
Rank: #2828.
Columbia Middle School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3001 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 875-0502
Grades: 6-8
| 735 students
Rank: #2929.
Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School
(Math: 4% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5200 Covington Hwy
Decatur, GA 30035
(678) 875-0302
Grades: 6-8
| 739 students
Rank: #3030.
Mcnair Middle School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2190 Wallingford Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 874-5102
Grades: 6-8
| 876 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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