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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dekalb County Schools is a public school district located in Stone Mountain, GA. It has 101,389 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Telephone
(678) 676-1200

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1060
4,269 responses
Average ACT
23
1,855 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
101,389
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,008
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$939,285,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,074/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    7%

Dekalb County Schools Reviews

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The Dekalb County School system has been able to provide an excellent education to me and my peers. As a student of Chamblee Charter High School, I was able to become a magnet student student and get a much better education than I would've at any other school. Over the past four years, I have been able to become heavily involved in my schools stem program. The county provided the funds for clubs, such as VEX Robotics Competition, Technology Student Association, and Electric Vehicle. Due to funding that the school system provided, I received an education has greatly prepared me for a true college education. Overall, Dekalb County has gone at no expense to ensure that all student are provided a quality education and can enter college with confidence that they can succeed. The county has provided a quality education, but lacks quality food for school breakfast and lunch. It has also ignored the infrastructure of many schools throughout the county.
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I like that Dekalb offers a lot of opportunities for students to participate in activities and clubs that reach across all interests. It offers many opportunities for parents to be active in the schools and county decisions although many parents do not attend. I would like to see more opportunites where participation in county decisions were offered through the use of technology especially for those parents who work odd hours. And, in the same light I would like to see learning opportunities via computer for students who must assist parents with siblings or health conditions. The latter is in response to the number of students missing school on a regular basis.
I really enjoyed Deklab County Schools District because it was a district with a lot of diversity, which provided teachers and students knowledge of other backgrounds and culture. Not many people experience such a great diverse school system unfortunately. The diversity opened my eyes a lot more considering I am a first generation student. I feel comfortable knowing that others come from the same background as mine and also learning backgrounds I've never experienced before. DeKalb County School District has great after school programs (clubs and activities) which sometimes are neglected in other school systems. It teaches student how to be a good overall student. Although, teachers are packed with full classrooms I still have access to having a great academic education, which teachers provide greatly.