DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2020 is 75.97%.
The U.S. Education Department granted permission in the fall of 2020 for state departments of education to exit schools identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) based on graduation rate if the schools meet the state’s exit criteria. Columbia High School and Stone Mountain High School have met the exit criteria and are now removed from the state identified CSI Graduation Rate improvement list.
Graduation Rates By School in DeKalb Schools
Horizon schools are the lowest performing elementary schools identified by the state as measured by CCRPI scores.
Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) are the lowest performing 5% of Title I schools in the state when ranked based on their three-year CCRPI average
Promise Schools are the 5.01% to 10% lowest performing Title I schools in the state when ranked based on their three-year CCRPI average
Turnaround Eligible School (Turnaround Eligible Schools replaces the “Chronically Failing Schools” expression that GOSA used in prior years.) Identified schools have a three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score that is in the bottom five percent of the state, excluding non-traditional schools and state special schools.
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.
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
Cedar Grove High School
Chamblee Charter High School
Clarkston High School
Columbia High School
Cross Keys High School
DeKalb Alternative School
DeKalb Early College Academy
DeKalb School of the Arts
Destiny Achievers Academy
Druid Hills High School
Dunwoody High School
East DeKalb Campus
Elizabeth Andrews High School
International Student Center
Lakeside High School
Lithonia High School
Margaret Harris Comprehensive
Martin Luther King Jr High Sch
McNair High School
Miller Grove High School
Redan High School
Southwest DeKalb High School
Stephenson High School
Stone Mountain High School
Tapestry Public Charter School
Towers High School
Tucker High School
UHS of Laurel Heights
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.
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.”
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