• Pena Popo Google Doodle

Student is “Doodle for Google” State & National Winner

Arantza Peña Popo wins national competition One DeKalb County School District (DCSD) student took her art to one of the highest platforms in the world: the Google homepage. Arabia Mountain High School resident valedictorian and 2019 graduate, Arantza Peña Popo, was named Google’s state and national winner [...]

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Students Achieve Higher on 2019 GA Milestones

DeKalb County students show higher levels of achievement on the latest Georgia Milestones exam results The DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) students demonstrated noteworthy progress in academic proficiency based on the latest Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) test results released today. DCSD students met or [...]

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10 Students Earn National Merit Scholarship

Ten Class of 2019 Graduates Earn Honor The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is pleased to announce that ten graduating seniors in the Class of 2019 have received National Merit Scholarships. Following three announcements from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), students from Chamblee Charter, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, and Lakeside high schools [...]

  • Onward Academy 2019

Over 100 Students Earn Associate’s Degree

Seniors earn high school diploma and associate's degree More than 100 DeKalb County School District (DCSD) seniors graduated this year with not just a high school diploma, but a significant step forward in achieving future goals: an associate’s degree. In partnership with Herzing University, DeVry University, Georgia [...]

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24 Students Earn Firefighter Certification

Inaugural Firefighter Academy deemed success by district and community partners Being a firefighter is not easy. When disaster strikes, the job requires an individual to react with precision, discipline, and a sense of selflessness. Firefighters are asked to be brave on a regular basis, not as an [...]

  • Cai Castillo-Carvaja

Student Earns “Full Ride” to UNC

Druid Hills High senior earns scholarship to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill When Druid Hills High School senior Cai Castillo-Carvaja began applying to colleges, she was just hoping to land at the right school offering the right field of study. Little did Castillo-Carvaja know that [...]

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Welcome Back-to-School DeKalb!

Are you excited for the first week of school? Plan ahead and get DeKalb ready via our Back-to-School express website!

  • 2019 DeKalb County valedictorians and salutatorians

2019 Valedictorians & Salutatorians

DCSD recognizes top academically performing students Each year, high schools throughout the country choose at least two seniors that exemplify dedication, determination, discipline, and excellence. These students, through rigorous study and precise performance, rise to the top of their graduating class over the course of their four [...]

  • 2019 Summer Transition Centers

Summer Transition Centers

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) 2019 graduates can learn more about college entry, military enrollment, and entering the workforce courtesy of the Department of Student Advancement's Summer Transition Centers (STC). STCs are scheduled to open June 3, 2019, at locations throughout DeKalb County. The free centers offer assistance in [...]

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