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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 99,166 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Dekalb County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1070
5,693 responses
Average ACT
23
2,427 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
99,166
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,301
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,236/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$60,656
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$960
National
$949
Median Home Value
$211,200
National
$184,700

Dekalb County Schools Reviews

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In all honestly Dekalb county schools are good, but could be a lot better. There a lot of resources we are missing such as nice qualified teachers, and better classes that match what students want to become in life. However, we all get a good education it just depends on what the student does to do great things with the information they are being taught. At my school personally teachers were so busy giving out more work than actually teaching and making sure students understand what is going on. All in all Dekalb county schools are good, but they also have a lot of room for improvement!
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Academically, Dekalb has exceeded my expectations. There are a variety of magnet and charter schools, as well as STEM schools to choose from, and there are many programs/ resources for the students to use. However, the facilities and condition of the schools are deterorating, and the county has done a poor job in keeping up with the rising population of suburban Atlanta. My school, has almost more mobile classrooms than indoor classrooms, and had to lengthen the school day just to make it safe for students to go from class to class. In sum, the academics are amazing, but the schools themselves need upkeep.
Being an alum from a Dekalb County School, I have realized the cons and pros that can be improved. Having friends or associates that are alums as well we have discussed that the faculty needs to have better changes. Some of the counselors we have encountered with were probably terrible because they were not as helpful to everyone. Majority of the teachers were inspirational and motivational to their students but it would be some that could be rude and made students suffer in class. Since there are multiple schools in Dekalb of course there would be different pros and cons from different people. To outnumber the cons, the pros I have experienced would be a lot. The learning system at my school was very well put together, teachers were hands on and the majority of the faculty. Students felt like they were welcomed and staff would treat everyone like family. Overall, going to a school in Dekalb would be the best option for any child and get to experience great situations in any school.