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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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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

Dekalb County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1050
4,090 responses
Average ACT
23
1,778 responses
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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%

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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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.
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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.
I like the fact that Clarkston high school is a very diverse school. This school is literally a melting pot of all different religions, backgrounds, and culture. In terms of change, I would like to see more work devoted into Clarkston high school. This school has so much talent and students who come from third world countries and want to take advantage of school but due to lack of reassures, they come short. With the right resources, I can see this school flourish into an awesome learning environment! For example, the school had a very talented soccer team but due to lack of resources and lack of coaching, the school was struggling. After a couple of grants, Clarkston high schools soccer team has improved and is now the top soccer team in the county and one of the the top in the region.