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 75 public preschools serving 41,367 students in Dekalb County School District. This district's average pre testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public pre schools in Georgia.
Public Preschools in Dekalb County School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Georgia public pre school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public preschool average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
131 Schools
1,104 Schools
# Students
93,473 Students
675,294 Students
# Teachers
6,558 Teachers
49,566 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
0.71
# American Indian Students
371 Students
1,431 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
5,949 Students
31,788 Students
% Asian Students
6%
5%
# Hispanic Students
19,060 Students
125,193 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
19%
# Black Students
55,436 Students
237,236 Students
% Black Students
59%
35%
# White Students
10,103 Students
245,611 Students
% White Students
11%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
113 Students
631 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,441 Students
33,288 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,700
46,616
# Students in K Grade:
6,899
108,777
# Students in 1st Grade:
6,775
107,359
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,096
107,956
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,136
99,184
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,144
99,345
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,203
99,134
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,762
2,757
# Students in 7th Grade:
7,304
1,728
# Students in 8th Grade:
7,217
1,694
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,267
217
# Students in 10th Grade:
6,390
170
# Students in 11th Grade:
5,808
159
# Students in 12th Grade:
5,772
198
# 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 Preschools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Austin Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5321 Roberts Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8102
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #22.
Oak Grove Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1857 Oak Grove Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7402
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #33.
Vanderlyn Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1877 Vanderlyn Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-9002
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #44.
Dunwoody Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1923 Womack Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 875-4002
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #55.
Fernbank Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
157 Heaton Park Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-9302
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
Rank: #66.
Montgomery Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 668 students
Rank: #77.
Ashford Park Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2968 Cravenridge Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-6702
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #88.
Sagamore Hills Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1865 Alderbrook Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #99.
Briarlake Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3590 Lavista Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-2502
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
Rank: #1010.
Chesnut Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4576 N Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 676-7102
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #1111.
Livsey Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4137 Livsey Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3302
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Laurel Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1215 Balsam Dr
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-6902
Grades: PK-5
| 401 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Robert Shaw Theme School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
385 Glendale Rd
Scottdale, GA 30079
(678) 676-6002
Grades: PK-5
| 358 students
Rank: #1414.
Smoke Rise Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4780 Hugh Howell Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 874-3602
Grades: PK-5
| 474 students
Rank: #1515.
Midvale Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3836 Midvale Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3402
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #1616.
Marbut Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5776 Marbut Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 676-8802
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
Rank: #1717.
Henderson Mill Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2408 Henderson Mill Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-3102
Grades: PK-5
| 534 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Briar Vista Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1131 Briar Vista Ter Ne
Atlanta, GA 30324
(678) 874-5902
Grades: PK-5
| 385 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Narvie Harris Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3981 Mcgill Dr
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 676-9202
Grades: PK-5
| 620 students
Rank: #2020.
Wynbrooke Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
440 Wicksbury Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(678) 676-5002
Grades: PK-5
| 682 students
Rank: #2121.
Kingsley Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2051 Brendon Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8902
Grades: PK-5
| 370 students
Rank: #2222.
Evansdale Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2914 Evans Woods Dr
Atlanta, GA 30340
(678) 874-2702
Grades: PK-5
| 571 students
Rank: #2323.
Huntley Hills Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2112 Seaman Cir
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 676-7402
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Cedar Grove Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2330 River Rd
Ellenwood, GA 30294
(678) 874-3902
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Mclendon Elementary School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3169 Hollywood Dr
Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 676-5902
Grades: PK-5
| 324 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School Of Technology
Magnet School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3132 Clifton Church Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 874-4402
Grades: PK-5
| 978 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Brockett Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1855 Brockett Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-2602
Grades: PK-5
| 415 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Edward L. Bouie- Sr. Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5100 Rock Springs Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 676-8202
Grades: PK-5
| 559 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Princeton Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 S Deshon Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 875-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 731 students
Rank: #3030.
Hawthorne Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2535 Caladium Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-2802
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #3131.
Oakcliff Elementary School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3151 Willow Oak Way
Atlanta, GA 30340
(678) 676-3102
Grades: PK-5
| 632 students
Rank: #3232.
Browns Mill Elementary School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4863 Browns Mill Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(678) 676-8302
Grades: PK-5
| 399 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Hambrick Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Hambrick Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-5602
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Idlewood Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1484 Idlewood Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 874-3202
Grades: PK-5
| 909 students
Rank: #3535.
Rock Chapel Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1130 Rock Chapel Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 676-3802
Grades: PK-5
| 575 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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