DeKalb County School District
DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is Georgia’s third largest school system. Under the leadership of the Superintendent and the Board of Education, we prepare students for college and careers through a laser focus on rigorous, relevant classroom instruction related to each child’s needs.
The District serves over 92,000 students, 138+ schools and centers, and 14K employees, including 6,600 teachers. Students and parents speak over 166+ languages and represent over 155+ nations. With a laser focus, DCSD is a leader in STE(A)M curriculum with 32 certified STE(A)M schools and programs. School choice options are available in nearly 50 schools to include theme, magnet, IB, charter, and Montessori options.
Vision: to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence.
Mission: to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and lifelong learning.
Motto: Inspire. Achieve. Excel.
Focusing on teaching and learning, we commit to:
170 facilities/sites consisting of:
History & Area
DeKalb County School District was established in 1873 when residents raised $4,200 to open public schools.
As Georgia’s third largest school system, the District covers 257 square miles within DeKalb County, excluding the areas served by Atlanta Public Schools and City Schools of Decatur.