Making the Grade: Six DCSD HS Ranked Among the Top 100 in Georgia

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has once again received recognition for having some of the best high schools in both Georgia and the nation. According to U.S. News and World Reports, six DCSD high schools have achieved rankings in the top 100 in Georgia. These schools are: DeKalb School [...]

‘Banner’ Year! Ten DCSD Schools Honored by State Superintendent for Literacy Achievement

School State Superintendent Richard Woods bestowed a special recognition to ten DeKalb County School District (DCSD) schools for their outstanding performance in literacy, which he presented during a visit to Avondale Elementary School on September 15. The distinguished schools earning the honors were Avondale Elementary, Austin Elementary, Dunaire Elementary, International [...]

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Superintendent’s Staff Advisory Council (SSAC) Nominations Now Open!

The DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Superintendent’s Staff Advisory Council (SSAC) represents and advocates for the diverse collective body of staff within the DeKalb County School District and interacts directly with the Superintendent. The Council serves as a liaison between the staff and DCSD leadership, providing an avenue for a [...]


Infusing Hip-Hop to Strengthen Students’ Literacy Skills at Marbut Traditional Theme School As hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, many students enjoy listening to modern hip-hop but lack knowledge about its pioneering history. Andre Mountain, the principal of Marbut Traditional Theme School, is committed to changing that and [...]

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Attendance Awareness Month

The Attendance Awareness Campaign broadcasts the message that every day a student is in school is an opportunity to learn, build relationships and access support. Led by Attendance Works and 10 national partners, the campaign urges schools, localities, and states to promote the value of good attendance and to take [...]

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Rock Chapel ES Parent Letter From Dr. Horton

Translations: Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Dari | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Pashto | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Tigrinya | Vietnamese September 8, 2023 Dear DeKalb County School District Community, I am deeply saddened [...]

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Lakeside HS Parent Letter from Dr. Horton

2023-09-05 Dear DeKalb County School District Community, It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that I write to you today. The loss of three students from our community has left many of us feeling overwhelming grief. We send heartfelt condolences and support to the loved ones of those [...]

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Board Retreat Reveals Shared Vision for Success

Board of Education’s Two-Day Board Retreat Reveals a Shared Vision for Success The DeKalb County Board of Education met at a two-day retreat on August 23 and 24, where they engaged in meaningful discussions with school district administrators on various topics. These included facility usage, construction [...]

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U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson Visits High School JROTC Cadets

U.S. Rep. Johnson Teams Up with West Point Alums to Boost African American Enrollment According to National Center for Education Statistics data, only 11 percent of West Point’s student enrollment in the fall of 2022 consisted of Black or African American individuals. In an effort to [...]

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