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Officially Naming the DES 4/5 Academy

Dunwoody Elementary School will be moving its 4th and 5th grades to the former Nancy Creek Elementary School site in Brookhaven this Fall.

DeKalb Schools is moving Kittredge Magnet School from the current Nancy Creek facility to its original location at the former John Lewis facility next to Kittredge Park. The Nancy Creek, geographically located in the Chamblee school cluster, facility will be a 4th and 5th grade annex to Dunwoody Elementary until approximately Fall 2023. It will take 3 years to build a new elementary school to serve the Chamblee and Dunwoody clusters.

Pursuant to Board Policy FDC, the school must be officially named because the “school’s program or grade structure change(d) substantially.” Board Regulation FDC-R details the methodology that must be used to determine a name, colors, and mascot for the schoool.

The regulation allows the naming committee to consist of 11 to 15 members. The regulation states that a number of school district employees are part of the committee and “the primary Board of Education Member shall serve as the Chair”. I am also empowered to select certain members of the committee of which I haven’t done yet. While the Nancy Creek site is in the Chamblee Cluster, board policy states that at large members must reside in the school’s attendance zone.

Refer to the FAQ – Fall 2020 Redistricting Plan for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Region 1 redistricting plan.


The Dunwoody Elementary School Principal’s Advisory Council April Meeting Minutes indicate that they would like the annex to be named Dunwoody Elementary School Upper Campus (DESUC).

If you have any thoughts or input you would like me to consider, please leave a comment, send me an email or join the naming committee at one of our zoom meetings which I will be scheduling shortly.


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