September 2017

Explore the K-8 Curriculum Connections Guides!

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) values a strong parent-school partnership and invites you to discover more about what your child will learn. DeKalb’s curriculum for grades K-12 is aligned to the state-adopted Georgia Standards of Excellence in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition to core studies, students [...]

Upcoming School Choice Town Hall Meetings

Grain greater insight into the School Choice process in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) by attending and sharing your thoughts at the scheduled Town Hall Meetings: Tuesday, October 24 Wadsworth Magnet School (3039 Santa Monica Drive, Decatur, GA 30032) 6:00pm - 8:00pm Thursday, November 2 DeKalb Elementary [...]

August 2017

School Choice: M.A.P. Assessment

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will use the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (M.A.P.) as the assessment to determine eligibility of student applicant, grades 3-9, for entering the random School Choice High Achievers Magnet program lottery beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. You can sign-up [...]

June 2017

FY18 Parental Involvement Policy Review & Feedback

DeKalb County School District's (DCSD) Office of Federal Programs is requesting that parents, guardians, and community stakeholders review the draft of the Title I District Parent and Family Engagement Plan and provide input and feedback. In support of strengthening student academic achievement, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) receives and [...]

DeKalb County Board of Education Approves FY18 Budget

DeKalb County Board of Education approves $1.74 billion budget for 2017-2018 fiscal year. The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a $1.74 billion budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year that places vital resources at the regional school level, allocates funds for important district initiatives, provides [...]

Proposed Property Tax Increase

News Release- June 1, 2017 DeKalb County School District announces proposed property tax increase. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – The DeKalb County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 5.06 percentage points over the rollback millage rate. Each [...]

May 2017

Georgia State Launches GEAR UP Program for DeKalb Students

Grant aims to improve college readiness for DeKalb middle school students. Georgia State University’s Perimeter College was awarded a seven-year Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP Grant) that will be used to boost college readiness for DeKalb middle school students. The GSU [...]

Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted Students

Registration now open for summer enrichment program for gifted students. Registration has opened for the Serendipity Summer Enrichment Program, a learning opportunity for identified gifted students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Serendipity is offered to gifted students in grades 1 -6. The goal of [...]

Share Your Input: Parent Satisfaction Survey

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) encourages its parents to share their thoughts on parental engagement by completing the Georgia Parent Survey. The Parent Satisfaction Survey helps DCSD and state education leaders determine parents’ perceptions of the success of parent engagement in our local schools. Survey responses are anonymous and [...]

Tapestry Public Charter School Earns Praise in Accreditation Recommendation

Tapestry Public Charter School earns high praise in recommendation to approve its accreditation. Tapestry Public Charter School has received a strong recommendation for accreditation following a nearly year-long rigorous review process from AdvancED, a worldwide education review organization. The endorsement, similar to one received by the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) in [...]