Dekalb Early College Academy

Summary:

Dekalb Early College Academy is a high-performing public high school located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 295. This school stands out as a shining example within the DeKalb County School District, which is ranked 136 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dekalb Early College Academy consistently ranks among the top high schools in Georgia, ranking 2nd out of 442 high schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. This exceptional academic performance is reflected in the school's students significantly outperforming their peers in the district and state on the Georgia Milestones assessments across all subject areas. Additionally, Dekalb Early College Academy maintains an exceptionally high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 98.5% to 100% over the past several years, which is significantly higher than the graduation rates of nearby high schools like Stephenson High School (71.1%) and Tucker High School (82.1%).

Dekalb Early College Academy's diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 73.22% African American, 13.22% Hispanic, and 10.17% Asian, is another notable strength. This diversity is more pronounced than the nearby high schools, which tend to have higher concentrations of African American or Hispanic students. The school also serves a significant population of economically disadvantaged students, with 64.41% of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, which is higher than the rates at some nearby high schools like Lakeside High School (42.69%) and Tucker High School (51.49%). Despite these challenges, Dekalb Early College Academy continues to deliver exceptional academic outcomes, suggesting that the school's strategies and support services are effectively addressing the unique needs of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
       Stone Mountain, GA  30083


(678) 676-0221

District: DeKalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,774 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  295

Racial breakdown:

African American:
73.2%
Hispanic:
13.2%
Asian:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dekalb Early College Academy ranks better than 99.6% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 23 ranked high schools in the DeKalb County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.37. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Dekalb Early College Academy freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (73.2%), Hispanic (13.2%), Asian (10.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dekalb Early College Academy is 16.8. 14 high schools in the DeKalb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Dekalb Early College Academy employs 17.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dekalb Early College Academy is $12,774, which is the 5th highest among 23 high schools in the DeKalb County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Dekalb Early College Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Dekalb Early College Academy 2nd of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Dekalb Early College Academy in the ranking list.)

DeKalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks DeKalb County 136th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dekalb Early College Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 84.45 26th 370 93.0%
2009 85.38 22nd 372 94.1%
2010 90.15 11th 384 97.1%
2011 87.75 13th 402 96.8%
2012 89.57 14th 396 96.5%
2013 88.94 9th 425 97.9%
2014 86.97 12th 425 97.2%
2015 87.76 15th 435 96.6%
2016 96.53 2nd 426 99.5%
2017 95.93 3rd 420 99.3%
2018 95.05 4th 428 99.1%
2019 95.88 3rd 438 99.3%
2021 90.99 11th 410 97.3%
2022 91.97 11th 429 97.4%
2023 97.37 2nd 442 99.5%
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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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Enrollment information for Dekalb Early College Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 2 82 0 4 0 n/a n/a 6 94
2008 4 118 1 4 0 n/a n/a 8 135
2009 6 170 3 23 0 n/a n/a 13 215
2010 6 179 2 19 0 0 0 0 206
2011 5 164 3 12 0 1 2 0 187
2012 5 248 7 13 0 1 8 0 282
2013 5 240 6 15 0 1 6 0 273
2014 2 241 6 20 0 1 4 0 274
2015 3 300 6 21 1 0 4 0 335
2016 4 291 5 17 1 0 1 0 319
2017 3 296 3 19 1 0 3 0 325
2018 5 297 11 14 1 0 5 0 333
2019 8 263 12 14 0 0 5 0 302
2020 3 251 13 26 0 0 6 0 299
2021 7 240 22 34 0 2 5 0 310
2022 6 253 20 38 0 2 5 0 324
2023 5 216 30 39 0 2 3 0 295

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 Early College Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 94 6.5 14.5 67
2008 135 12.0 11.3 69.3
2009 215 14.0 15.4 66.3
2010 206 14.0 14.7 65
2011 187 8.0 23.3 65.8
2012 282 16.5 17.0 66.3
2013 273 16.0 17.0 63.7
2014 274 15.0 18.2 65.7
2015 335 16.0 20.9 59.4
2016 319 15.0 21.2 60.5
2017 325 16.5 19.6 56.3
2018 333 17.0 19.5 58.9
2019 302 17.5 17.2 58.6
2020 299 16.5 18.1 61.5
2021 310 20.0 15.5 65.2
2022 324 17.0 19.0 n/a
2023 295 17.5 16.8 64.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Dekalb Early College Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 94 6.5 14.5 67
2008 135 12.0 11.3 69.3
2009 215 14.0 15.4 66.3
2010 206 14.0 14.7 65
2011 187 8.0 23.3 65.8
2012 282 16.5 17.0 66.3
2013 273 16.0 17.0 63.7
2014 274 15.0 18.2 65.7
2015 335 16.0 20.9 59.4
2016 319 15.0 21.2 60.5
2017 325 16.5 19.6 56.3
2018 333 17.0 19.5 58.9
2019 302 17.5 17.2 58.6
2020 299 16.5 18.1 61.5
2021 310 20.0 15.5 65.2
2022 324 17.0 19.0 n/a
2023 295 17.5 16.8 64.4

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 Early College Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $587 (6.0%) $9,221 (94.0%) $9,808
2018 $506 (4.7%) $10,275 (95.3%) $10,781
2019 $575 (4.5%) $12,199 (95.5%) $12,774

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dekalb Early College Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 438 High schoolsRanks 2nd of 442 High schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Coordinate Algebra (Dekalb Early College Academy)90.780.4
 10.3%
   End of Course Coordinate Algebra (DeKalb County)26.621.9
 4.7%
   End of Course Coordinate Algebra (Georgia)33.726.4
 7.3%
End of Course Biology (Dekalb Early College Academy)93.986.4
 7.5%
   End of Course Biology (DeKalb County)38.632.6
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (Dekalb Early College Academy)97.787.3
 10.4%
   End of Course United States History (DeKalb County)46.527
 19.5%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.337.1
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students302295
 2.3%
African American263216
 17.9%
American Indian00
Asian1230
 150%
Hispanic1439
 178.6%
Pacific Islander02
White85
 37.5%
Two or More Races53
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.6%64.4%
 5.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dekalb Early College Academy

In the 2022-23 school year, 295 students attended Dekalb Early College Academy.

Yes! Dekalb Early College Academy is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 446 Georgia high schools.

Students at Dekalb Early College Academy are 73% African American, 13% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 2% White, 1% Two or more races.


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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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