‘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 [...]


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 [...]

DCSD Presents Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

Celebrating our roots. join us for food and entertainment and wear your traditional clothing that represents your culture! 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sequoyah Middle School 3456 Aztec Rd #2702 Doraville, GA 30340

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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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Stone Mountain High Receives Athletics Grant

Atlanta Falcons, NFL Foundation & Grassroots Program Fund $250,000 Grant to Stone Mountain High Athletics “We’re a school with definite needs, so to have the opportunity to provide some top-level athletic equipment and resources for our students is a game changer,” said Stone Mountain High School [...]

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College Board Recognizes Cedar Grove High Students

Four Cedar Grove High School students are starting the new school year with academic honors. The National African American Recognition Award from the College Board National Recognition Programs was awarded to four Cedar Grove High School students. Adriel Ammah, Ca’Tori Traylor, Precious Nketsia, and Waynijah Kuykendall were awarded this [...]

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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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