September 2017

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Make-Up Days

Making up lost instructional time is key after Hurricane Irma. DeKalb County School District to extend school days by 20 minutes from October 2 to December 20. In order to recapture precious instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school [...]

Columbia High Navy JROTC Wins Big

Columbia High Navy JROTC wins big at regional drill meet. The Columbia High School Navy JROTC earned nine trophies, including three 1st place awards, at the Henry County Drill Meet on September 9, 2017. In addition to the 1st place honors, Columbia’s drill, athletic, and color guard teams [...]

2017 ACT Scores Show Academic Progress

2017 ACT scores show academic progress across the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). In 2017, more than 2,500 students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) took the ACT, earning a composite score of 19.8, compared to last year’s composite score of 19.4. As a result, DCSD is [...]

August 2017

Cross Keys Students to Exhibit Artwork

Cross Keys High students to exhibit artwork the Museum of Contemporary Art. The artwork of 15 Cross Keys High School students, highlighting the immigrant experience, will be on exhibit for two weeks beginning Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (see flyer below). The pieces [...]

DECA Students Wins Young Writer’s Contest

DECA Student wins Booklogix Young Writer’s Contest Khalil Siddeeq, a sophomore at DeKalb Early College Academy. Khalil Siddeeq, a sophomore at DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA), has been recognized as the winner of the prestigious Booklogix Young Writer’s Contest in the 14-18 age category. His [...]

Digital Dreamers Initiative Underway!

DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Digital Dreamers initiative is bringing laptops and wireless access to our students, staff and schools beginning this fall. Check out the video below to get the scoop on this important effort! Be sure to watch the live stream of PDS-TV 24 at! [...]

June 2017

Seamless Summer Feeding Program Kick-Off

Free Summer Meals Program For DeKalb Students Launches. On June 1, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) launched the free 2017 “Seamless Summer Feeding Program” to hundreds of happy smiles and excited faces. At Lakeside High School, food service experts gathered early in the morning to prepare nutritious breakfasts [...]

DeKalb Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals to Students

TRANSLATIONS The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will once again offer free meals during the summer to area students. As part of the district’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program, children age 18 and younger will be able to obtain breakfast and lunch meals from June 1 to July 31. [...]

Chamblee Charter High Receives District’s All-Sports Award

The Chamblee Charter High School athletics program captured its first DeKalb County School District (DCSD) All-Sports Award, edging Arabia Mountain High School by 5.5 points.

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 [...]