Naming – New Elementary School in Doraville

What will be the name, colors and mascot of the new elementary school going up in Doraville? The naming committee has been formed and you’re invited to join us.

Dresden Elementary and Cary Reynolds Elementary are roughly 30% over capacity and have over 40 portable classrooms between them.

The 2017-2022 E-SPLOST Project List includes two new elementary schools along the Buford Hwy.
Elementary School Capacity Additions
1. Build new John Lewis ES (900 FTE plus land purchase): $30.0M
2. Build new ES for Cross Keys North (900 FTE plus land purchase): $30.0M

To relieve overcrowding at Cary Reynolds Elementary and Dresden Elementary, DeKalb Schools will be building a new elementary school at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville. In accordance with board regulation FDC-R, I have formed a naming committee for the selection of a school name, mascot and school colors.

The first meeting will be held at the Doraville Civic Center @ 7pm on May 8. The meeting will be open to the public with a period for public comment.

1. Naming committee introductions
2. Rules and Policies
3. Construction Update
4. Public Comment
5. Presentation: The culture and history of the City of Doraville


3 responses to “Naming – New Elementary School in Doraville

  1. What about the obvious…Doraville Elementary School?

  2. Anonymous J

    It occurred to me that the huge ‘assembly’ (i.e. former GM auto plant) site would have been a natural for a new Doraville HS, taking population pressure off of Dunwoody, Chamblee, and Lakeside. Was this ever considered? Financially infeasible? Just curious.

  3. Stan Jester

    Assembly and the City of Doraville put on the table using the old GM plant as a place for a high school, large auditorium, or arena … etc. The school district was set on not approving the TAD.