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John Lewis ES & Druid Hills Redistricting (October 2018 – February 2019)

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The New John Lewis Elementary facility located at 2630 Skyland Drive, 30319 will be opening Fall 2019. This facility will have over 500 additional seats of capacity compared to the existing facility.

Because of the space made available by this new, larger facility, the John R. Lewis ES Redistricting process is being undertaken this Fall (2018), and will affect schools in the Cross Keys and Chamblee clusters as well as move 300 students temporarily redistricted to the Druid Hills cluster back to schools in the Cross Keys cluster.

To address the opening of 300 seats of elementary capacity in the Druid Hills cluster, the Druid Hills cluster Redistricting process is also being undertaken this Fall (2018) as part of a second redistricting process.

More Details on the John Lewis ES Redistricting

More Details on the Druid Hills Cluster Redistricting

Both redistricting processes will follow the District’s standard established in the 2015 Cross Keys Redistricting and 2017 Clarkston & Stone Mountain Redistricting. The redistricting process is driven by three rounds of increasingly specific community input. Once all three rounds of community input are complete, a Superintendent Recommended Redistricting Plan will be presented to the Board for approval.

Note: All public comments throughout all three rounds are limited to the redistricting criteria listed below:

  1. Safety and traffic patterns
  2. Previous redistricting
  3. Intact neighborhoods
  4. Special programs, e.g., programs serving special needs students that require additional classroom space
  5. School feeder alignment
  6. Efficient and economical operations

Three Meeting Process & Timeframe

(For both redistricting processes)

The District’s standard redistricting process calls for a series of three public meetings and online comment:

Meeting 1: The purpose of the first meeting is to gather general feedback from the community before any options are created or presented. The proposed dates for the first meeting of each process are:

  • John Lewis Redistricting: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ Cross Keys HS, 7 PM
  • Druid Hills Redistricting: Monday, October 1, 2018 @ Druid Hills MS, 7 PM
  • Online Survey: October 2 – October 11, 2018 (midnight)

Meeting 2: The second meeting introduces two to four options and allows the public to provide feedback on them. The proposed dates for the second meeting of each process are:

  • John Lewis Redistricting: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ Cross Keys HS, 7 PM
  • Druid Hills Redistricting: Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ Druid Hills MS, 7 PM
  • Online Survey: October 23 – November 1, 2018 (midnight)

Meeting 3: The third meeting presents one “Staff Recommended ” op on and gives the public one more opportunity to provide feedback. The proposed dates for the third meeting of each process are:

  • John Lewis Redistricting: Tuesday, November 27 , 2018 @ Cross Keys HS, 7 PM
  • Druid Hills Redistricting: Wednesday, November 28 , 2018 @ Druid Hills MS, 7 PM
  • Online Survey: November 27 – December 6, 2018 (midnight)

Board Approval: After the third public meeting , Planning department staff will incorporate all public feedback into a “Superintendent‐Recommended Redistricting Plan ”.

  • First Read: January 7th, 2019 Board meeting
  • Board Approval: February 4th, 2019 Board meeting.

John Lewis ES Redistricting (October 2018 – February 2019)

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Data Information

Public Input: Round 3 (November 27, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)

Round 3 Redistricting Maps:

Public Input: Round 2 (October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)

Round 2 Redistricting Maps:

Public Input: Round 1 (October 2, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)

The purpose of this redistricting process will be to determine new attendance lines for John R. Lewis ES and to better balance student enrollment in the areas around the new school facility. This redistricting will be the first of three years of redistricting in the Cross Keys and Chamblee clusters, as a new elementary school is scheduled to open in the northern part of the Cross Keys cluster in Fall 2020 (one year after the new John Lewis ES opens), and the new Cross Keys HS and converted Cross Keys MS facilities will open in Fall 2021.

The John R. Lewis Redistricting process could impact:

  1. Ashford Park ES (Chamblee)
  2. Dresden ES (Cross Keys)
  3. John Lewis ES (Cross Keys)
  4. Montclair ES (Cross Keys)
  5. Montgomery ES (Chamblee)
  6. Woodward ES (Cross Keys)
  7. Chamblee MS (Chamblee)
  8. Sequoyah MS (Cross Keys)
  9. Chamblee HS (Chamblee)
  10. Cross Keys HS (Cross Keys)

The attendance areas of Briar Vista ES and Fernbank ES inside the Cross Keys cluster will be included in this process.

Public Input: Round 1 (October 2, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)

The purpose of this meeting is to provide and receive information to/from the community as follows:

  1. An overview of the numerous factors contributing to the redistricting recommendation
  2. A list of schools and attendance areas that could be affected
  3. General and preliminary input to/from the community regarding the redistricting process and criteria

Note: No plans will be put forward for public consideration during this first-round meeting. All comments received will be combined with staff analysis to create three redistricting options that will be presented for community input and feedback at the second meeting.

Public Input: Round 2 (October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)

The purpose of this meeting is to present two – four options for possible redistricting, and to solicit community input/feedback on the various elements of each option.

Note: Comments from this second-round meeting will be used to create a single staff-recommended option for possible redistricting, which will be presented for public comment and input in the third round.

Public Input: Round 3 (November 27, 2018, 7:00 PM at Cross Keys HS)

The purpose of this third and final round is to present a single staff-recommended option for possible redistricting, and to solicit community input/feedback on this option.

Note: The single option presented may not necessarily reflect any single option presented during round two. Rather, this option will be the result of all compiled public comments from rounds one and two, as well as staff analysis. Presenting this singular option will result in focused community input regarding the specific elements of the plan being considered. This plan is not intended to be final.

Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan

Following community feedback from all rounds of public input (and especially the most recent staff-recommended option), the Superintendent will make any changes deemed necessary and submit the Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan for Board approval.

Board Approval (February 2019)

Board approval is expected in February 2019, and any attendance-area adjustments will take effect Fall 2019.

Druid Hills Cluster Redistricting (October 2018 – February 2019)

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Data Information

Public Input: Round 3 (November 28, 2018, 7:00 PM at Druid Hills MS)

Round 3 Redistricting Maps:

Public Input: Round 2 (October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM at Druid Hills MS)

Round 2 Redistricting Maps:

Public Input: Round 1 (October 1, 2018, 7:00 PM at Druid Hills MS)

The purpose of this redistricting process would be to take advantage of the 300 seats of available capacity at Fernbank ES and Briar Vista ES to balance elementary enrollment in the Druid Hills cluster.

The Druid Hills Redistricting process could impact:

  1. Avondale ES
  2. Briar Vista ES
  3. Fernbank ES
  4. Laurel Ridge ES
  5. McLendon ES

Public Input: Round 1 (October 1, 2018, 7:00 PM at Druid Hills MS)

The purpose of this meeting is to provide and receive information to/from the community as follows:

  1. An overview of the numerous factors contributing to the redistricting recommendation
  2. A list of schools and attendance areas that could be affected
  3. General and preliminary input to/from the community regarding the redistricting process and criteria

Note: No plans will be put forward for public consideration during this first-round meeting. All comments received will be combined with staff analysis to create three redistricting options that will be presented for community input and feedback at the second meeting.

Public Input: Round 2 (October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM at Druid Hills MS)

The purpose of this meeting is to present three options for possible redistricting, and to solicit community input/feedback on the various elements of each option.

Note: Comments from this second-round meeting will be used to create a single staff-recommended option for possible redistricting, which will be presented for public comment and input in the third round.

Public Input: Round 3 (November 28, 2018, 7:00 PM at Druid Hills MS)

The purpose of this third and final round is to present a single staff-recommended option for possible redistricting, and to solicit community input/feedback on this option.

Note: The single option presented may not necessarily reflect any single option presented during round two. Rather, this option will be the result of all compiled public comments from rounds one and two, as well as staff analysis. Presenting this singular option will result in focused community input regarding the specific elements of the plan being considered. This plan is not intended to be final.

Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan

Following community feedback from all rounds of public input (and especially the most recent staff-recommended option), the Superintendent will make any changes deemed necessary and submit the Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan for Board approval.

Board Approval (February 2019)

Board approval is expected in February 2019, and any attendance-area adjustments will take effect Fall 2019.

Previous Redistricting Efforts

Redistricting Options to Address Cross Keys Cluster Overcrowding

DeKalb County School District will be holding three (3) public meetings to present redistricting options to address overcrowding in the Cross Keys Cluster. The community will have an opportunity to voice their comments on the proposed options at these meetings. The affected schools include Briar Vista ES, Cary Reynolds ES, Chamblee HS, Cross Keys HS, Dresden ES, Fernbank ES, Montclair ES, Warren Tech, and Woodward ES. Final recommendations on redistricting will be presented for approval at the March 2016 Board Meeting.

Please see flyer for more information: English & Español – Spanish, 中國 – Chinese, বাঙালি – Bengali, Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese, ኣማርኛ – Amharic

The meetings will be held on the following dates at the locations and times shown:

Thursday, January 14, 2016
6:00 PM
Sequoyah Middle School
3456 Aztec Road
Doraville, GA 30340 map
Video of Presentation

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6:00 PM
Druid Hills High School
1798 Haygood Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30307 map
Video of Presentation

Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 PM
Cross Keys High School
1626 N. Druid Hills Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319 map

* Meetings will be available in the following languages: English, Español – Spanish, 中國 – Chinese, বাঙালি – Bengali, Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese, ኣማርኛ – Amharic


Round 1

Sequoyah MS (January 14) and Druid Hills HS (January 19)

  • Round 1 Meeting Comments English / (Spanish translation is forthcoming / Traducción en Español estará disponible pronto)

Round 2

Cross Keys HS (February 11)

  • Round 2 Meeting Comments English / (Spanish translation is forthcoming / Traducción en Español estará disponible pronto)
  • Round 2 Online Comment Form (Comment form closed on Monday, February 22nd at 11:59 PM)

Redistricting Process

Stone Mountain & Clarkston Cluster Redistricting (November 2017 – February 2018)



Public Input: Round 3 (January 11, 2018, 6:30 PM at Rockbridge ES)


Round 3 Redistricting Maps:


Public Input: Round 2 (November 30, 2017, 6:30 PM at Clarkston HS)


Round 2 Redistricting Maps:


Public Input: Round 1 (November 2, 2017, 6:30 PM at Freedom MS)



DeKalb County School District is announcing three public meetings to discuss redistricting in the Stone Mountain and Clarkston clusters.

The new Rockbridge Elementary School facility is slated to open January 3, 2018 following a 2.5-year temporary relocation to the former Wadsworth campus. The first full school year at the new permanent facility begins Fall 2018.

As a result of the space made available by this new, larger facility, a redistricting of attendance lines is being recommended to address overcrowding at schools in the Stone Mountain and Clarkston clusters. This redistricting recommendation, scheduled to take effect Fall 2018, could potentially impact neighborhood schools in those clusters.

Elementary schools that could be affected:

  • Allgood ES (in Clarkston cluster)
  • Dunaire ES (in Clarkston cluster)
  • Hambrick ES (in Stone Mountain cluster)
  • Indian Creek ES (in Clarkston cluster)
  • Jolly ES (in Clarkston cluster)
  • Rockbridge ES (in Stone Mountain cluster)
  • Stone Mill ES (in Stone Mountain cluster)
  • Stone Mountain ES (in Stone Mountain cluster) Middle Schools that could be affected:
  • Freedom MS (in Clarkston cluster)
  • Stone Mountain MS (in Stone Mountain cluster)

High Schools that could be affected:

  • Clarkston HS (in Clarkston cluster)
  • Stone Mountain HS (in Stone Mountain cluster)

The redistricting process is driven by three rounds of increasingly specific community input. Once all three rounds of community input are complete, a Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan is presented to the Board for approval in February 2018.

Note: All comments throughout all three rounds are limited to the redistricting criteria listed below:

  1. Safety and traffic patterns
  2. Previous redistricting
  3. Intact neighborhoods
  4. Special programs, i.e., programs serving special needs students that require additional classroom space
  5. School feeder alignment
  6. Efficient and economical operations

Public Input: Round 1 (November 2, 2017, 6:30 PM at Freedom MS)


The purpose of this meeting is to provide and receive information to/from the community as follows:

  1. An overview of the numerous factors contributing to the redistricting recommendation
  2. A list of schools and attendance areas that could be affected
  3. General and preliminary input to/from the community regarding the redistricting process and criteria

Note: No plans will be put forward for public consideration during this first-round meeting. All comments received will be combined with staff analysis to create three redistricting options that will be presented for community input and feedback at the second meeting.

Public Input: Round 2 (November 30, 2017, 6:30 PM at Clarkston HS)


The purpose of this meeting is to present three options for possible redistricting, and to solicit community input/feedback on the various elements of each option.

Note: Comments from this second-round meeting will be used to create a single staff-recommended option for possible redistricting, which will be presented for public comment and input in the third round.

Public Input: Round 3 (January 11, 2018, 6:30 PM at Rockbridge ES)


The purpose of this third and final round is to present a single staff-recommended option for possible redistricting, and to solicit community input/feedback on this option.

Note: The single option presented may not necessarily reflect any single option presented during round two. Rather, this option will be the result of all compiled public comments from rounds one and two, as well as staff analysis. Presenting this singular option will result in focused community input regarding the specific elements of the plan being considered. This plan is not intended to be final.

Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan

Following community feedback from all rounds of public input (and especially the most recent staff-recommended option), the Superintendent will make any changes deemed necessary and submit the Superintendent-Recommended Redistricting Plan for Board approval.

Board Approval (February 2018)

Board approval is expected February 2018, and any attendance-area adjustments will take effect Fall 2018.