In 2019, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) had twenty-five (25) schools identified by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) as needing Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) or Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). Nine (9) of the twenty-five (25) schools identified in 2019 have been removed and are no longer state-identified, as released today by the Georgia Department of Education.

The following four (4) schools have been removed from the Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) lists:
• Miller Grove Middle School
• Murphey Candler Elementary School
• Redan Elementary School
• Toney Elementary school

Likewise, the following five (5) schools have been removed from the Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) list:
• Allgood Elementary School
• Marbut Elementary School
• Museum School Avondale Estates
• Rowland Elementary School
• Tucker High School

“I would like to congratulate the nine schools that have met CSI and TSI exit criteria,” said Dr. Vasanne S. Tinsley, Interim Superintendent. “Thank you for your hard work and commitment to improving the education for our students and your school communities.”

Typically, schools are identified for CSI or Promise if they are among the lowest-performing 5% or 5.01% to 10% of Title I schools in the state when ranked according to their three-year CCRPI average. However, Georgia updated its CSI entrance criteria for 2022 based on data limitations resulting from the pandemic.

The 2022-2023 CSI and Promise lists utilize the available 2022 CCRPI component and indicator scores: Content Mastery, Progress Toward English Language Proficiency, Readiness, and Graduation Rate (high school only). TSI entrance criteria is based on CCRPI components.

In addition, CSI Graduation Rate schools have a four-year graduation rate of less than or equal to 67%.

See more detailed information about this year’s entrance criteria…