Chesnut Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4576 N Peachtree Rd
       Dunwoody, GA  30338


 (678) 676-7102

District: Dekalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
267th of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.4
Number of students:  463

Racial breakdown:
African American:
36.5%
White:
33.5%
Hispanic:
19.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Chesnut Elementary School ranked better than 77.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 14th among 80 ranked elementary schools in the Dekalb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.7. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Chesnut Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (36.5%), White (33.5%), Hispanic (19.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 38% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Chesnut Elementary School is 14.4, which is the 38th best among 80 elementary schools in the Dekalb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Chesnut Elementary School employs 32 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Chesnut Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesnut Elementary School 267th of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Chesnut Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Dekalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Dekalb County 126th of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Chesnut Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 69.78 360th 1101 67.3%
2007 74.06 274th 1125 75.6%
2008 74.82 249th 1134 78.0%
2009 70.37 328th 1133 71.1%
2010 71.81 332nd 1183 71.9%
2011 52.25 684th 1212 43.6%
2012 50.02 728th 1201 39.4%
2013 61.25 573rd 1225 53.2%
2014 64.53 516th 1231 58.1%
2015 70.05 312th 1240 74.8%
2016 50.59 555th 1233 55.0%
2017 63.45 391st 1205 67.6%
2018 75.70 267th 1209 77.9%

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Open Quote Love Chesnut! We have involved parents, great teachers, and a close knit community. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 27, 2016

Open Quote I have to agree with the above review, the principal is out of her depth. We've been affiliated with Chesnut for several years and the succession of Ms Williams to principal has not been an asset to this school. She cannot handle even mild questioning about school practices, even when there's evidence that certain things are not working well. Defensiveness and sarcasm towards reasonable concerns from parents is not a productive way to collaborate in educating a child.
If you never have the need to question the school or raise a concern, then you'll do just fine. Otherwise, steer clear until the administration sees some changes. The attitude of "don't bother us" comes across loud and clear. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Open Quote My son was here for 2 years and I couldn't wait for him to get out. I have always believed in education and the system so when he cried and was unhappy there I just asked him to toughen up. But over the months, I started to understand his hesitation. His English teacher in 5th grade doesn't know how to speak or write proper English. I always looked through his homework with him and he had a 0% on one. When I went in to ask her about it, thinking he wrote the wrong instructions, she said 'Oh, I didn't look at it properly' and changed the 0 to 100%. I was so shocked, I lost interest in his school homework because his teacher had lost interest herself. His math teacher kept calling him out on things, threatening to have him sit in the VPs office every single day. Yet when I ask what he did, it was minor things that children that age do when they are seeking notice. Shuffle around class loudly, make noise with their books on the table etc. I apologized, I offered to sit in on classes, I asked for help for what to do with him so that we worked together, they gave me NO RESPONSES. It was almost like they expected me to be combative and weren't prepared for me to be any other way. He was constantly punished harshly, couldn't go on field trips etc for things he did the day or week before which felt more vindictive and punitive than corrective. The teachers he had displayed an attitude of exhaustion, generally, even in the first week of semester. Like they were veteran teachers, but then they handle issues like novices. I could never quite understand how they acted so disconnected and tired. The principal for me seemed out of her depth, only the VP seemed aware of what he was doing in the behavior management arena. In summary, I found them really unhelpful. They were not partners but adversarial in my son's education. I know kids can be a handful and I was willing to do what it took to make sure mine wasn't. But they had no tips or advice, no direction, no insight, no plan, no ideas. It turned out to be a demoralizing experience all round. If your child asks questions, wants to know why, how, etc. If (s)he is a thinker, this might not be the place for your family. I really wanted to love it. I gave my heart, time and resources to this place. It just didn't work for us. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Chesnut Elementary School

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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 529 524
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 437 437
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 468 463
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 384 379
1994 304 141 50 34 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1995 265 149 83 73 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1996 265 149 83 73 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1997 238 117 83 75 0 n/a n/a 0 513
1998 230 160 71 84 0 n/a n/a 0 545
1999 211 148 60 62 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2000 219 157 80 64 0 n/a n/a 0 520
2001 227 134 75 60 0 n/a n/a 0 496
2002 213 105 71 72 1 n/a n/a 0 462
2003 213 105 71 72 1 n/a n/a 0 462
2004 238 130 63 72 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2005 202 160 65 87 2 n/a n/a 33 549
2006 219 159 68 94 2 n/a n/a 46 588
2007 205 151 52 57 2 n/a n/a 49 516
2008 201 141 53 61 3 n/a n/a 47 506
2009 248 168 47 55 1 n/a n/a 50 569
2010 210 131 37 70 0 1 14 0 463
2011 243 164 36 70 0 1 18 0 532
2012 190 141 27 77 1 1 16 0 453
2013 193 157 34 66 0 3 18 0 471
2014 182 146 30 59 0 1 15 0 433
2015 172 164 27 75 0 0 14 0 452
2016 155 169 33 89 2 0 15 0 463

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 Chesnut Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 524 27.0 19.4 2.7
1991 437 26.0 16.8 8.5
1992 463 26.0 17.8 10.8
1993 379 22.0 17.2 14.2
1994 529 28.9 18.3 18.3
1995 570 30.0 19.0 24.2
1996 570 30.0 19.0 24.2
1997 513 28.0 18.3 36.1
1998 545 29.9 18.2 33.9
1999 481 28.8 16.7 32.0
2000 520 28.7 18.1 29.4
2001 496 30.7 16.2 22.8
2002 462 33.5 13.8 27.7
2003 462 33.5 13.8 27.7
2004 505 33.2 15.2 30.3
2005 549 37.9 14.5 31.6
2006 588 39.3 15.0 34.7
2007 516 41.6 12.4 29.8
2008 506 37.6 13.5 29.8
2009 569 37.7 15.1 34.3
2010 463 32.0 14.4 28.9
2011 532 34.0 15.6 28.8
2012 453 31.5 14.3 43.5
2013 471 29.5 15.9 36.3
2014 433 31.7 13.6 34.4
2015 452 30.0 15.0 31.4
2016 463 32.0 14.4 38.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Chesnut Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 524 27.0 19.4 2.7
1991 437 26.0 16.8 8.5
1992 463 26.0 17.8 10.8
1993 379 22.0 17.2 14.2
1994 529 28.9 18.3 18.3
1995 570 30.0 19.0 24.2
1996 570 30.0 19.0 24.2
1997 513 28.0 18.3 36.1
1998 545 29.9 18.2 33.9
1999 481 28.8 16.7 32.0
2000 520 28.7 18.1 29.4
2001 496 30.7 16.2 22.8
2002 462 33.5 13.8 27.7
2003 462 33.5 13.8 27.7
2004 505 33.2 15.2 30.3
2005 549 37.9 14.5 31.6
2006 588 39.3 15.0 34.7
2007 516 41.6 12.4 29.8
2008 506 37.6 13.5 29.8
2009 569 37.7 15.1 34.3
2010 463 32.0 14.4 28.9
2011 532 34.0 15.6 28.8
2012 453 31.5 14.3 43.5
2013 471 29.5 15.9 36.3
2014 433 31.7 13.6 34.4
2015 452 30.0 15.0 31.4
2016 463 32.0 14.4 38.0

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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