32 DeKalb schools honored by Gov. Deal for ‘Beating the Odds’

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Thirty-two schools in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) scored higher on the 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) than similar schools across Georgia. An additional 52 schools are performing “Within the Expected Range,” according to the Governor’s Office, which means they have made significant progress toward Beating the Odds.

‘Beating the Odds’ is a statistical analysis that compares a school’s actual performance on the CCRPI with the performance of schools with similar performance across the state. Schools that perform higher than similar schools are considered “Beating the Odds.”

“For the second time in a single week, students at DeKalb County School District are proving to metro Atlanta and beyond that the district is soaring to new heights in education,” saidSuperintendent R. Stephen Green. “These talented students, from these 32 exemplary institutions, are living proof that circumstances do not hinder academic achievement. We applaud their efforts and look forward to future news of their success.

The district remains committed to continuing such achievement in DeKalb County, and to meeting all challenges head-on.”

The following school characteristics are included in the Beating the Odds Calculation:

  •  Percentage of economically disadvantaged students
  •  Percentage of English language learners
  •  Percentage of students with disabilities
  •  Percentage of students in each race/ethnicity
  •  Percentage of female students
  •  School size
  •  Whether school is defined as non-traditional
  •  Student mobility
  •  School type (Elementary, Middle, High, and schools that span grade clusters).

The ‘Beating the Odds’ system is new for 2018 and serves as a baseline year for new data. Results for 2018 should not be compared to previous years due to significant changes in the calculations used by the Governor’s Office to report these results.

The DeKalb County School District salutes the following schools for Beating the Odds:

Ashford Park Elementary School

Chestnut Charter Elementary School

Dunwoody Elementary School

Montclair Elementary School

Henderson Mill Elementary School

McLendon Elementary School

Pleasantdale Elementary School

Leadership Preparatory Academy

Lithonia Middle School

Princeton Elementary School

Redan Middle School

Wynbrooke Elementary School

Allgood Elementary School

DeKalb Early College Academy

Hambrick Elementary School


Rockbridge Elementary School

Stone Mill Elementary School

Stone Mountain Elementary School

Stone Mountain Middle School

Bob Mathis Elementary School

Browns Mill Elementary School

Southwest DeKalb High School

Woodridge Elementary School

DeKalb Alternative School

Wadsworth Magnet School

Barack H. Obama Elementary

Magnet School of Technology

Cedar Grove Elementary School

Cedar Grove Middle School

DeKalb School of the Arts

Kelley Lake Elementary School

Oakview Elementary

Robert Shaw Traditional Theme School



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