DeKalb Schools sees its first decrease in graduation rate in 4 years.
The 2018 graduation rate was 75% and approaching the state’s high school graduation rate which rose to 81.6% last year. As recent as March, the administration was expecting a 77% 2019 graduation rate. However, the graduation rate in DeKalb’s high schools dropped to 73.4% this year.
There were marked improvements in many schools across the district. How did your high school do?
DeKalb Schools 2019 Final 4-Year Graduation Rate
|2018 to 2019 Difference|
|Arabia Mountain High School||99.06||100||0.94|
|Cedar Grove High School||82.04||74.83||-7.21|
|Chamblee Charter High School||82.7||76.94||-5.76|
|Clarkston High School||61.16||60.88||-0.28|
|Columbia High School||73.2||65.76||-7.44|
|Cross Keys High School||64.42||62.59||-1.83|
|DeKalb Alternative School||12.5||24.53||12.03|
|DeKalb Early College Academy||100||98.63||-1.37|
|DeKalb School of the Arts||95.95||98.77||2.82|
|Destiny Achievers Academy||47.2||N/A|
|Druid Hills High School||77.33||83.24||5.91|
|Dunwoody High School||86.38||88.99||2.61|
|East DeKalb Campus||TFS||N/A|
|Elizabeth Andrews High School||17.71||13||-4.71|
|International Student Center||N/A||N/A|
|Lakeside High School||81.56||84.51||2.95|
|Lithonia High School||79||75.48||-3.52|
|Margaret Harris Comprehensive||TFS||TFS|
|Martin Luther King Jr High Sch||74.55||75.52||0.97|
|McNair High School||68.67||70.81||2.14|
|Miller Grove High School||79.88||79.35||-0.53|
|Redan High School||82.11||73.49||-8.62|
|Southwest DeKalb High School||86.47||84.23||-2.24|
|Stephenson High School||86.89||77.72||-9.17|
|Stone Mountain High School||70||59.03||-10.97|
|Tapestry Public Charter School||N/A||86.67|
|Towers High School||70.15||71.43||1.28|
|Tucker High School||79.44||79.19||-0.25|
|UHS of Laurel Heights||N/A||TFS|
Expected 2019 Graduation Rate
March 13, 2019 – DeKalb Schools graduation rate is expected to increase again to 77%. DeKalb Schools is approaching the state’s high school graduation rate which rose to 81.6% last year.
DeKalb Schools 2018 Graduation Rates
The four-year graduation rate for DCSD’s Class of 2018 was 75 percent, an increase from the 2017 graduation rate of 74 percent.
2017 DeKalb Graduation Rates By High School & Demographic
DeKalb School graduation rate climbed nearly 4 percentage points in 2017 to 74%.
2016 DeKalb Graduation Rates By High School
This is the second year that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) to earn a high school diploma.
2015 Graduation Rates
The DeKalb County School District graduation rate is up nearly 10% from last year. “We are headed in the right direction with improved graduation rates because of our laser focus on student achievement,” Superintendent Steve Green said. “Much more work needs and will be done to ensure our students are ready for career and college opportunities.”