DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

Public K-8

 3131 Old Rockbridge Rd
       Avondale Estates, GA  30002


(678) 874-1302

District: DeKalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
513th of 1,244 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,804 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1
Number of students:  608

Racial breakdown:

African American:
85.9%
White:
6.3%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.5%

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Compare Details DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts ranks better than 58.8% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 20th among 79 ranked elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.83. (See more...)
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Compare Details DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts ranks better than 76.4% of middle schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (85.9%), White (6.3%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts is 14.1. 54 elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts is $10,804. 68 elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts 513th of 1244 Georgia public elementary schools. (See DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts 134th of 567 Georgia public middle schools. (See DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts in the ranking list.)

DeKalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks DeKalb County 142nd of 198 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 77.37 211th 1101 80.8%
2007 72.30 310th 1125 72.4%
2008 76.00 225th 1134 80.2%
2009 73.74 269th 1133 76.3%
2010 67.11 424th 1183 64.2%
2011 71.50 368th 1212 69.6%
2012 71.96 347th 1201 71.1%
2013 71.72 359th 1225 70.7%
2014 64.13 523rd 1231 57.5%
2015 65.18 360th 1240 71.0%
2016 69.08 330th 1233 73.2%
2017 77.46 236th 1205 80.4%
2018 69.68 330th 1209 72.7%
2019 67.65 354th 1234 71.3%
2021 34.85 756th 1214 37.7%
2022 54.83 513th 1244 58.8%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.55 42nd 420 90.0%
2007 77.34 67th 445 84.9%
2008 82.65 53rd 462 88.5%
2009 76.71 75th 466 83.9%
2010 68.40 143rd 494 71.1%
2011 72.36 124th 504 75.4%
2012 74.73 108th 508 78.7%
2013 76.55 89th 527 83.1%
2014 72.27 126th 521 75.8%
2015 49.14 264th 537 50.8%
2016 80.50 87th 545 84.0%
2017 91.37 44th 539 91.8%
2018 92.50 38th 543 93.0%
2019 91.18 43rd 559 92.3%
2021 49.83 254th 542 53.1%
2022 73.27 134th 567 76.4%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.8)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Open Quote If you are ACTUALLY looking for a performing arts school, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO DESA. DESA is a mediocre school, with a few arts-based electives. One or two half-put together performances, does not make it a performing arts school.

Additionally, the principal is really enthusiastic and seems to love her job - unfortunately, too much.

She tries to do EVERYTHING herself. A principal’s job is to hire competent people to delegate tasks to…Not try to do everything themselves. A school cannot be run by one person. It’s impossible to be everywhere, all the time, trying to do everything. Inevitably, lots and lots of things fell through the cracks - including the student’s education and PA part of the school.

I'm giving them two stars for effort, but I was sorely disappointed with our experience there. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Open Quote This is one of the worst, unorganized schools EVER!.. They use the fact that they are a magnet school to cover up for their multiple infractions. The 6th grade team with an exception of Mrs. Kabwatha all need to be fired and replaced. There is a teacher there that insist on Facebook as a form of communication in regards to grades and a student's progress. Upon withdrawing my child from the school, we found that her documents had been falsified stating that she was retained in a grade; an act which never happened. The principals do not listen to parents and try to skate by and not correct wrong doings.. PARENTS BEWARE!!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Open Quote This is a great school. This is my daughter's second year and she loves it. Administration, teachers and staff are very caring towards the students. Close Quote



Enrollment information for DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 479 479
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 534 534
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 513 513
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 572 572
1994 54 534 1 11 1 n/a n/a 0 601
1995 54 607 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 677
1996 54 607 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 677
1997 72 642 2 15 0 n/a n/a 0 731
1998 42 645 3 15 0 n/a n/a 0 705
1999 31 546 4 16 1 n/a n/a 0 598
2000 22 552 2 20 1 n/a n/a 0 597
2001 9 330 1 11 0 n/a n/a 0 351
2002 25 506 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 540
2003 25 506 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 540
2004 20 495 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2005 7 513 2 6 0 n/a n/a 15 543
2006 5 518 2 2 0 n/a n/a 13 540
2007 5 508 2 4 0 n/a n/a 12 531
2008 3 510 1 3 1 n/a n/a 11 529
2009 3 522 0 3 0 n/a n/a 16 544
2010 4 517 0 3 0 0 12 0 536
2011 3 520 1 7 0 0 10 0 541
2012 7 527 0 9 0 0 8 0 551
2013 3 516 0 5 0 0 6 0 530
2014 4 535 2 6 0 0 4 0 551
2015 3 520 2 4 0 0 4 0 533
2016 4 533 1 7 0 0 5 0 550
2017 9 559 1 7 0 1 8 0 585
2018 14 530 4 7 0 0 8 0 563
2019 18 472 2 9 0 0 9 0 510
2020 26 480 4 18 1 0 15 0 544
2021 35 538 3 17 1 0 18 0 612
2022 38 522 4 19 1 0 24 0 608

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 479 37.0 12.9 70.8
1991 534 47.0 11.3 66.9
1992 513 49.0 10.4 74.1
1993 572 42.0 13.6 74.8
1994 601 51.3 11.7 76.2
1995 677 52.0 13.0 74.9
1996 677 52.0 13.0 74.9
1997 731 53.2 13.7 85
1998 705 54.2 13.0 91.3
1999 598 46.4 12.9 81.1
2000 597 43.3 13.8 85.3
2001 351 33.5 10.5 86.9
2002 540 44.2 12.2 69.3
2003 540 44.2 12.2 69.3
2004 522 42.8 12.2 64.4
2005 543 39.1 13.9 66.5
2006 540 42.6 12.7 66
2007 531 42.1 12.6 68.2
2008 529 40.6 13.0 68.3
2009 544 40.0 13.6 69.3
2010 536 39.5 13.5 70.3
2011 541 38.5 14.0 69.7
2012 551 37.8 14.5 71.1
2013 530 32.4 16.3 67.4
2014 551 31.3 17.6 69.9
2015 533 32.0 16.6 68.9
2016 550 35.0 15.7 64
2017 585 35.0 16.7 58.1
2018 563 34.0 16.5 57.2
2019 510 32.5 15.6 60
2020 544 36.0 15.1 55.9
2021 612 45.0 13.6 52.5
2022 608 43.0 14.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 479 37.0 12.9 70.8
1991 534 47.0 11.3 66.9
1992 513 49.0 10.4 74.1
1993 572 42.0 13.6 74.8
1994 601 51.3 11.7 76.2
1995 677 52.0 13.0 74.9
1996 677 52.0 13.0 74.9
1997 731 53.2 13.7 85
1998 705 54.2 13.0 91.3
1999 598 46.4 12.9 81.1
2000 597 43.3 13.8 85.3
2001 351 33.5 10.5 86.9
2002 540 44.2 12.2 69.3
2003 540 44.2 12.2 69.3
2004 522 42.8 12.2 64.4
2005 543 39.1 13.9 66.5
2006 540 42.6 12.7 66
2007 531 42.1 12.6 68.2
2008 529 40.6 13.0 68.3
2009 544 40.0 13.6 69.3
2010 536 39.5 13.5 70.3
2011 541 38.5 14.0 69.7
2012 551 37.8 14.5 71.1
2013 530 32.4 16.3 67.4
2014 551 31.3 17.6 69.9
2015 533 32.0 16.6 68.9
2016 550 35.0 15.7 64
2017 585 35.0 16.7 58.1
2018 563 34.0 16.5 57.2
2019 510 32.5 15.6 60
2020 544 36.0 15.1 55.9
2021 612 45.0 13.6 52.5
2022 608 43.0 14.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $530 (5.0%) $10,050 (95.0%) $10,580
2018 $536 (4.8%) $10,526 (95.2%) $11,062
2019 $627 (5.8%) $10,178 (94.2%) $10,804

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 354th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 513th of 1244 Elementary schools
 12.6%
Ranks 43rd of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 134th of 567 Middle schools
 15.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)49.252.2
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb County)33.528.3
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.4
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)34.930.4
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (DeKalb County)40.129.5
 10.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5243
 9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)45.842.6
 3.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb County)34.427.9
 6.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4237.6
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)45.835.2
 10.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb County)35.527.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4943.9
 5.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)72.851.9
 20.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb County)37.434.2
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.5
 3.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)3719.5
 17.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb County)30.524.3
 6.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4136.9
 4.1%
5th Grade Science (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)60.535.1
 25.4%
   5th Grade Science (DeKalb County)33.927.2
 6.7%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4339.2
 3.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)83.154.2
 28.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb County)34.328.8
 5.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)52.822.9
 29.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb County)25.417.5
 7.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4031.1
 8.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)64.558.7
 5.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (DeKalb County)27.526.8
 0.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3935.5
 3.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts)68.425
 43.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (DeKalb County)27.919.1
 8.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students510612
 20%
African American472538
 14%
American Indian01
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic917
 88.9%
Pacific Islander00
White1835
 94.4%
Two or More Races918
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60%52.5%
 7.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts

In the 2021-22 school year, 608 students attended DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts.

Students at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts are 86% African American, 6% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts ranks 513th of 1244 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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