November 27, 2023

Tarin Glenn, a rockstar crossing guard at Indian Creek Elementary School, has been named the Metro Atlanta Crossing Guard of the Year by the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program… –> Read More

November 13, 2023

Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how well the DeKalb County School District is doing to ensure that it has the necessary funding for its instructional core and operational priorities? What can DCSD do to improve sound fiscal stewardship?… –> Read More

November 06, 2023

DCSD is Focused on Building Bridges, Not Walls
Dear Students, Families, and Community Partners,

At the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), we proudly embrace diversity and celebrate our students’ unique backgrounds and cultures. We remain faithful to nurturing an educational system where safety, respect, and unity are encouraged and supported. For that reason, DCSD champions that we are a melting pot of cultures where over 140 languages are spoken, representing more than 180 countries throughout our 138 schools and centers… –> Read More

October 30, 2023

Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how well the DeKalb County School District is doing with developing strategies that target the needs of students and families, resulting in improved outcomes and higher academic achievement? What can DCSD do differently to improve in this area?
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October 23, 2023

Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how well the DeKalb County School District is doing with developing strategies that target the needs of students and families, resulting in improved outcomes and higher academic achievement? What can DCSD do differently to improve in this area?
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October 16, 2023

Dear DeKalb County School District Families,

I write to you today during a time of heightened concern and emotions due to recent events unfolding in the Middle East. As we all grapple with the impact of these horrific atrocities, I hope to reach out to everyone in our school district family to provide reassurance and emphasize the importance of unity and vigilance during these challenging times.
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October 10, 2023

On October 2, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released the 2022-2023 lists of Distinguished and Reward Schools, spotlighting many from the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). The Distinguished Schools designation recognizes the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, while the Reward Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the most significant improvements.
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October 2, 2023

Dear DeKalb County School District Community, With a heavy heart, I address you today as we mourn the tragic loss of a bright young student from Lithonia High School over the weekend. The senseless violence that continues to plague our communities is a state of emergency that demands our immediate attention and action. We cannot afford to turn a blind eye any longer; the time for change is now.  –> Read More

September 25, 2023

The District is committed to ensuring that all students have access to high-quality, standards-aligned curriculum materials. This includes providing teachers access to various resources and materials tailored to their student’s needs and instructional goals. By using these tools to create engaging, challenging tasks that are appropriate for students at each grade level, teachers are able to scaffold learning and support students in developing essential skills and strategies that will serve them well both in school and beyond. –> Read More

September 18, 2023

The 2023-24 school year continues to impress. As I travel and engage with our DeKalb County School District (DCSD) schools and community, I feel unmistakable pride and excitement about our achievements and where we are heading to support our students, families, and staff. –> Read More

September 11, 2023

Watch Dr. Devon Horton’s Miracles Introduction!–> Read More

September 05, 2023

Unity, Achievement, and Responsibility

Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend where you found time to relax and recharge. I trust you had a chance to create special memories with your loved ones during this well-deserved break.

I continue to be amazed by the phenomenal things going on in our schools! We see engagement, growth, and excitement in so many ways. Today, I’m thrilled to share some outstanding news: –> Read More

August 28, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:

The great Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” These powerful words remind us that progress requires a candid assessment of where you are and how you got there.

As our Disrupting for Excellence initiative continues, we remain keenly focused on understanding our current position, the path that brought us here, and how best to move forward. That’s how we’ll be better equipped to shape a brighter future for our students. Our unmistakable objective is to elevate the educational experience for every child, supporting their academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. –> Read More

August 21, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:

Today marks a significant milestone as I celebrate my 30th day as Superintendent. It has been an incredible journey so far, filled with immense learning, engagement, and a shared commitment to fostering excellence in our district.

From the very beginning, I have prioritized engaging with the community and staff, recognizing the importance of building strong relationships and understanding the unique needs of our stakeholders. Through town hall meetings, staff forums, and open dialogue sessions, I have had the opportunity to listen to the concerns, ideas, and aspirations of our community members and staff. These interactions have been invaluable in shaping my understanding of the district’s strengths and areas for growth…–> Read More

August 14, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:

The start of the 2023-24 school year has been truly remarkable! The schools are filled with energy, happiness, and a renewed sense of purpose. I had the privilege of visiting over 25 schools, and the warmth and engagement I found were inspirational and reaffirmed my belief in the undeniable power of public education to transform lives and remember that we are in the people’s business in everything we do.

Speaking of incredible people, our families have shown tremendous patience and understanding as we navigate transportation challenges and implement new security measures. Yes, there have been some initial concerns, but I am confident that with our staff’s unwavering dedication and “can-do” attitude, we will continually improve in these areas. These employees are working hard every day to ensure the safe transportation of our students and the security of our schools….–> Read More

August 7, 2023

Dear DCSD Parents and Students:
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you. I am impressed by your level of commitment and your unwavering support of public education. My vision for the DeKalb County School District includes a commitment to equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work. I believe that all students should have access to high-quality education regardless of their background or socioeconomic status….–> Read More