DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA) has been selected for the 2017 Best of Avondale Estates Award in the Elementary School category by the Avondale Estates Award Program.

The Avondale Estates Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Avondale Estates area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

“DESA is a shining star in our district and one of the reasons our community is able to say ‘I Love DeKalb Schools’,” said R. Stephen Green, superintendent/CEO of the DeKalb County School District. “We are pleased the Avondale Estates Community recognizes what we’ve long known: DESA offers outstanding teaching and learning.”

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Avondale Estates Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Avondale Estates Award Program and data provided by third parties.