Parent Empowerment Conference

Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:30am – 1:30pm Southwest DeKalb High School 2863 Kelley Chapel Rd, Decatur, GA 30034. Break-Out Sessions will include: Internet and Social Media Safety for Your Children, Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies, Monitoring Your Child’s Grade, Attendance, and Progress Online, ABC’s of Teen Mental, Social, and Emotional [...]

Gwen Hutchinson Outstanding Educator Award

DeKalb Early College Academy teacher Mr. Jason Butler received the Gwen Hutchinson Outstanding Educator Award at the Georgia Council for the Social Studies annual conference. This award is given to an educator who has made an outstanding contribution to the teaching of social studies. Mr. Butler is a 2012 James Madison [...]

McNair Honored For Drug-Free Promotion

Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy was honored by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and the 2015 Georgia Red Ribbon Campaign for promoting drug-free activities during Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon Committee at McNair Academy set several goals for the 2015 Red Ribbon Campaign, including raising awareness of the [...]

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92% of Water Tested Meets Federal Standards

Early Lead In Water Testing results have revealed that more than 92 percent of DeKalb County Schools' water sources tested to date meet federal standards. As of Oct. 14, approximately 260 water sources in 10 DeKalb County School District schools have been examined as part of the district’s Lead-In-Water Testing effort. [...]

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Opportunity School District

The community is urged to review information about the Opportunity School District ballot question. During the Nov. 8 election, Georgia voters will be asked to consider the formation of a statewide Opportunity School District. This legislation, if enacted, will have a significant impact for DeKalb County School District's students [...]

Lead In Water Testing Hotline

The “Let’s Be Sure It’s Pure” hotline, 678.676.1222, is a dedicated phone line designated by DeKalb County School District to answer the community’s questions about the District’s Lead In Water Testing program. Community members with questions about this proactive safety initiative may call the hotline between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. [...]

Cyber Safety

Social websites and smartphone apps can be a fun, exciting and convenient way to connect with our family members, friends and new people across the world.But if not used properly, they can also expose unsuspecting children to risks such as child predators, human traffickers, cyberbullies and other criminals. The DeKalb [...]

Students Continue to Make Big Gains on SAT

DeKalb County School District's students made across-the-board gains on the SAT in 2016. More than over 3,400 graduating seniors took the SAT this year, and the results were promising. Students earned an 8-point improvement, up to 459, on the Critical Reading portion of the test compared to the previous [...]

DeKalb County Schools’ Educator Receives Atlanta Families’ Award

Local Non-profit Awards Druid Hills Middle School Teacher $7,500 Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) surprised educator Toni Bailey of Druid Hills Middle School as well as educators from Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County over the past [...]

Lead In Water Testing for All Schools & Facilities

Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green, in collaboration with Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford of the DeKalb County Board of Health and Lee May, Interim CEO of DeKalb County Government, announced today that sources of the drinking water in each of the District’s 150 schools, centers, and facilities will be tested for [...]

Social Media Guidelines

DeKalb County Schools is among a handful of school systems in the U.S. with a comprehensive social media program that includes dedicated staff experts to manage and create social media content. You can receive up-to-the-minute news, photos, video and other content promoting students and their achievements by following DeKalb Schools [...]

English Language Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

The Georgia Department of Education has recognized three students from Cross Keys HS, Stone Mountain HS, and Clarkston HS with the “Star English Learner” award that is given to ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students who are either valedictorian or salutatorian of their 2016 graduating class. The students [...]