February 26, 2024

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) seeks feedback from all stakeholders as we expend the ESSER III – ARP Act grant funds per the approved budgets…..–> Read More

February 20, 2024

We are inviting you to the ACT/SAT School Day Community Input Meetings. Discuss the possibility of all DCSD juniors taking the ACT or SAT free of charge. Check out the flyer and find your regional meeting date. Don’t miss out on letting your voice be heard…..–> Read More

January 29, 2024

There are two school districts in DeKalb County: the City Schools of Decatur and the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). DCSD offers healthy and nutritious meals to all students every school day. It is the longstanding practice across its schools that standard breakfast, lunch, and snack options are accessible to every student without any substitution or alternative menu options, regardless of their ability to pay or balance on their charge account….–> Read More

January 22, 2024

Parents and guardians are encouraged to download the free Edulog Parent Portal App. The app allows parents and guardians to follow their child’s bus on a real-time map and stay up-to-date with notifications when that bus nears the bus stop, the school, or a custom alert zone…–> Read More

January 16, 2024

Greetings, I hope everyone is staying safe, warm, and dry during this severe winter weather. After consultation with our weather partners and operations personnel throughout the day, the DeKalb County School District has determined that it is ready to reopen all schools for their regular hours of operation on Wednesday, January 17. –> Read More

December 15, 2023

A Holiday Message from Superintendent Dr. Devon Q. Horton… –> Read More

December 11, 2023

ThoughtExchange Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how the DeKalb County School District is doing to ensure that it has the necessary funding for its instructional core and operational priorities?… –> Read More

December 4, 2023

ThoughtExchange Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how the DeKalb County School District is doing to ensure that it has the necessary funding for its instructional core and operational priorities? What can DCSD do to improve sound fiscal stewardship?… –> Read More

November 27, 2023

Tarin Glenn, a rockstar crossing guard at Indian Creek Elementary School, has been named the Metro Atlanta Crossing Guard of the Year by the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program… –> Read More

November 13, 2023

Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how well the DeKalb County School District is doing to ensure that it has the necessary funding for its instructional core and operational priorities? What can DCSD do to improve sound fiscal stewardship?… –> Read More

November 06, 2023

DCSD is Focused on Building Bridges, Not Walls
Dear Students, Families, and Community Partners,

At the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), we proudly embrace diversity and celebrate our students’ unique backgrounds and cultures. We remain faithful to nurturing an educational system where safety, respect, and unity are encouraged and supported. For that reason, DCSD champions that we are a melting pot of cultures where over 140 languages are spoken, representing more than 180 countries throughout our 138 schools and centers… –> Read More

October 30, 2023

Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how well the DeKalb County School District is doing with developing strategies that target the needs of students and families, resulting in improved outcomes and higher academic achievement? What can DCSD do differently to improve in this area?
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October 23, 2023

Survey Question: What are your thoughts on how well the DeKalb County School District is doing with developing strategies that target the needs of students and families, resulting in improved outcomes and higher academic achievement? What can DCSD do differently to improve in this area?
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October 16, 2023

Dear DeKalb County School District Families,

I write to you today during a time of heightened concern and emotions due to recent events unfolding in the Middle East. As we all grapple with the impact of these horrific atrocities, I hope to reach out to everyone in our school district family to provide reassurance and emphasize the importance of unity and vigilance during these challenging times.
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October 10, 2023

On October 2, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released the 2022-2023 lists of Distinguished and Reward Schools, spotlighting many from the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). The Distinguished Schools designation recognizes the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, while the Reward Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the most significant improvements.
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October 2, 2023

Dear DeKalb County School District Community, With a heavy heart, I address you today as we mourn the tragic loss of a bright young student from Lithonia High School over the weekend. The senseless violence that continues to plague our communities is a state of emergency that demands our immediate attention and action. We cannot afford to turn a blind eye any longer; the time for change is now.  –> Read More

September 25, 2023

The District is committed to ensuring that all students have access to high-quality, standards-aligned curriculum materials. This includes providing teachers access to various resources and materials tailored to their student’s needs and instructional goals. By using these tools to create engaging, challenging tasks that are appropriate for students at each grade level, teachers are able to scaffold learning and support students in developing essential skills and strategies that will serve them well both in school and beyond. –> Read More