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.
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.”