DeKalb Class Size Analysis – Middle Schools – 2017

The school district general fund budget has increased roughly 30% over the last 4 years. About 65% of that has gone to the classroom. Over that time period, DeKalb Schools has added over 1,000 school house employees across the district.

DeKalb teachers have received a number of pay raises over the last couple years. Back in December DeKalb Schools had the Worst Paid Teachers Around. However, they received another 2% raise in January … the comparative analysis on that is forth coming.

Middle school class sizes have gone down and are generally below the state max. This analysis shows the reported average class size for each grade by middle school. The average class size for the school (grades 6-8) were ranked and ordered from smallest to largest.

Legal Max Class Size – Before DeKalb Schools was granted SWSS status, GaDOE rule 160-5-1-.08 set the maximum number of students in a class.


Average Class Size For Every Middle School By Grade

Legal Max Class Size 34 34 34
District Class Size Avg 26 26 26
Grade Level
School 6 7 8 AVG
1 FREEDOM MIDDLE 24 23 22 23.00
2 PEACHTREE MIDDLE 25 22 22 23.00
3 REDAN MIDDLE 23 25 24 24.00
4 MCNAIR MIDDLE 22 27 25 24.67
5 CHAPEL HILL MIDDLE 28 25 22 25.00
6 COLUMBIA MIDDLE 26 24 25 25.00
7 HENDERSON MIDDLE 24 27 24 25.00
8 STONE MOUNTAIN MIDDLE 24 23 28 25.00
9 SEQUOYAH MIDDLE 27 23 26 25.33
10 MILLER GROVE MIDDLE 23 27 27 25.67
11 SALEM MIDDLE 25 27 26 26.00
12 CHAMPION THEME MS 27 27 25 26.33
13 TUCKER MIDDLE 25 27 27 26.33
14 DRUID HILLS MIDDLE 29 24 27 26.67
15 CEDAR GROVE MIDDLE 26 27 28 27.00
16 LITHONIA MIDDLE 26 29 28 27.67
17 STEPHENSON MIDDLE 26 27 30 27.67
18 CHAMBLEE MIDDLE 27 29 31 29.00
19 M.M.BETHUNE MIDDLE 30 29 29 29.33

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2 responses to “DeKalb Class Size Analysis – Middle Schools – 2017

  1. The Chamblee Middle numbers sure look strange. How can a school with over 50% gifted (52.4% in 2015-16) have such big class sizes? It sounds to me like they are doing a lousy job of maximizing teachers. Looks like the principal at Peachtree MS is doing an excellent job (which doesn’t surprise me at all).

  2. Kirk Lunde

    Stan,

    Can you ask for the median class size for each school?

    The average is brought down by special education, which is less than 10% of the district’s student population. I think the median class size would be slightly higher. Also, if we know the median, we know half of the classes are larger than it.