Superintendent, Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris

The vision of DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.    Full strategic plan »

On March 12-15, 2017 DeKalb County School District (DCSD) engaged in an AdvancED External Review. AdvancED is the global leader in preschool through 12th grade accreditation services and is responsible for conducting five-year accreditation renewal visits for member school districts. Full accreditation review »

Comprehensive Master Plan: DeKalb County School District’s Master Planning process includes an evaluation of all school and administrative facilities, as well as the infrastructure to support the educational mission of the District. Comprehensive Master Plan website »

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Keeping DCSD Safe

The safety of our staff and students remain our priority. The CDC recommends that the following mitigation strategies are implemented to lower the risk of transmission within schools. Here is how DCSD is keeping our community safe:

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Briarlake Elementary Students Uses Bake Sale to Give Back

Four students at Briarlake Elementary School are using their baking skills to give back to the community. Third graders Maddie Benedict and Cypress Smith, fourth grader Emily Coil and fifth grader Eva Smith conducted a bake sale to buy art supplies for the Aflac [...]

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