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2018-2020 Calendar Options

Please go to this DEKALB SCHOOLS CALENDAR SURVEY to select which calendar works best for you. Please comment below with any thoughts you have.

The DeKalb County School District’s Calendar Committee is exploring calendar options to align with other similarly sized districts in close geographic proximity. All calendar options include:

Calendar Attributes:
• 180 days of instruction for students
• 190 teacher days
• 5 teacher workdays before the first day of school
• Holidays – Labor Day, Martin L. King, Jr. Day, and President’s Day
• Thanksgiving break – one week in November
• Spring Break

2018-2019 Calendar
The recommendation for the 2018-2019 school year is a calendar similar to the current school year’s calendar. The recommendation includes the following:

• Pre-planning Week – July 30 – August 3, 2018
• First Day of School – August 6, 2018
• Last Day of School for Students – May 23, 2019

The major differences are the end of first semester for students, the beginning of second semester for students, and the designated Spring Break. Although there are several possibilities for the fall mini break, the committee will consider the testing schedules and feedback from the survey.

2019-2020
The recommendation for the 2019-2020 school year is a calendar similar to the current school year’s calendar. The recommendation includes the following:

• Pre-planning Week – July 29 – August 2, 2019
• First Day of School – August 5, 2019
• Last Day of School for Students – May 21, 2020


2018-2019 Calendar Options
Go to DeKalb Schools Calendar Survey to select which calendar works best for you.

Option A2018-2019 Calendar Template Option A.pdf

• 3-day fall break in October
• End first semester on Friday, December 21, 2018
• Begin second semester on Monday, January 7, 2019
• 2-day winter break in February 2019

Option B2018-2019 Calendar Template Option B.pdf

• 2-day fall break in October
• End first semester on Thursday, December 20, 2018
• Begin second semester on Monday, January 7, 2019
• 2-day winter break in February 2019

Option c2018-2019 Calendar Template Option C.pdf

• 3-day fall break in October
• End first semester on Friday, December 21, 2018
• Begin second semester on Thursday, January 3, 2019
• 3-day winter break in February 2019

The survey window will close at 11:59 pm on January 3, 2018.

DeKalb Schools 2017 Turnaround, Priority & Focus Schools

Turnaround Eligible Schools replaces the “Chronically Failing Schools” expression that GOSA used in prior years.

Priority School is a school which has a 3-year average of CCRPI Content Mastery scores in the lowest 5% or is a high school with a graduation rate less than 60% for 2 consecutive years.

Focus School is a school which has a 3-year average of CCRPI Achievement Gap scores in the lowest 10%. Achievement Gap compares the lowest 25% of achievers in a school with the state average.

Title I Schools – 99% of schools in Region 3, 4 and 5 are Title I

Yellow Schools

– Removed From Chronically Failing School List

Red Schools

– Added to Chronically Failing School List


DeKalb Schools 2017 Turnaround Eligible (Chronically Failing) Schools

Region School Name Title I Priority School Focus School Chronically Failing School 2016 2015 Final CCRPI Score 2016 Final CCRPI Score 2017 CCRPI Score Change from 2016 to 2017
1 Cross Keys HS X X 74.4 81.9 78.3 -3.6
1 Dresden ES X X 54.9 48.8 57.1 8.3
1 Montclair ES X X X 55 52 52.7 0.7
2 Smoke Rise ES X X 61.8 59.3 69.1 9.8
2 Avondale ES X 58.5 56.1 59.2 3.1
3 Clarkston HS X X 72.1 70.9 75.4 4.5
3 Dunaire ES X X 53.2 48.8 53.5 4.7
3 E.L. Miller ES X X X 55.9 57.6 57.6 0
3 Freedom MS X X 56.5 61.4 65 3.6
3 Jolly ES X X 53.8 56.5 62.3 5.8
3 Princeton ES X X 54.3 61.5 56.7 -4.8
3 Redan ES X X 58 46.7 56.5 9.8
4 Browns Mill ES X X X 56.3 51.8 51.2 -0.6
4 Chapel Hill ES X X 57.5 50 63.4 13.4
4 Destiny Achievers Academy X X 52.7 48.4 54.8 6.4
4 Fairington ES X X 43.9 45.9 53.6 7.7
4 Flat Rock ES X X 59.4 55.3 58.2 2.9
4 Lithonia MS X X 65.6 47.1 55.9 8.8
4 Panola Way ES X X 52.3 42.5 59.6 17.1
4 Stoneview ES X X X 46.3 45.8 55.6 9.8
5 Barack H. Obama ES X X X NA NA 59.2 NA
5 Canby Lane ES X X X 54.9 57.1 62.1 5
5 Cedar Grove MS X X 55.2 51.7 60.5 8.8
5 Columbia ES X X 57.3 53 60 7
5 Columbia HS X X 67.8 64.7 68 3.3
5 Flat Shoals ES X X 45.9 47.5 51.1 3.6
5 Mary M. Bethune MS X X X 55.2 54.9 61.7 6.8
5 McNair HS X X 64.4 58.2 64.5 6.3
5 McNair MS X X 53.1 52 58.2 6.2
5 Oakview ES X X 46.7 47.7 55.5 7.8
5 Peachcrest ES X X X NA 44.1 49.2 5.1
5 Ronald E McNair Discovery X X X 48.1 53.6 58 4.4
5 Rowland ES X X 54.2 54.9 54.1 -0.8
5 Snapfinger ES X X X 53.6 50.4 55.3 4.9
5 Toney ES X X X 57.7 54.3 51.4 -2.9
5 Towers HS X X 61.3 57.2 59.6 2.4