New Georgia analysis: see which Decatur and DeKalb County schools ‘beat the odds’

new analysis of performance with at-risk student groups shows that fewer than half the schools in DeKalb County “beat the odds.”

The annual statistical analysis by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement compares schools’ ability to teach based on student characteristics that are “outside the school’s control.” Race, ethnicity, disabilities, English fluency, economic “disadvantage” and transience were considered in Thursday’s report for 2017.

Typically, 40 percent of Georgia schools beat the odds. In DeKalb, 47 percent of the district schools did, according to a review by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. All three of three of the measured schools in Decatur beat the odds, too, but the analysis didn’t include the district’s K-3 schools.

See how your school performed.

  • DeKalb Schools that beat the odds

Allgood Elementary School 

Arabia Mountain High School - Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Environm 

Ashford Park Elementary School 

Austin Elementary School 

Bob Mathis Elementary School 

Brockett Elementary School 

Canby Lane Elementary School 

Cedar Grove High School 

Chapel Hill Elementary School 

Chapel Hill Middle School 

Chesnut Elementary School 

Columbia Elementary School 

Columbia High School 

Cross Keys High School 

DeKalb Academy of Technology and the Environment Charter School 

DeKalb Alternative School 

Dekalb Early College Academy 

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts 

DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School 

DeKalb School of the Arts 

Dunwoody High School 

Edward L. Bouie, Sr. Elementary School 

GLOBE Academy Charter School I 

Idlewood Elementary School 

John Robert Lewis Elementary School 

Kelley Lake Elementary School 

Kingsley Elementary School 

Kittredge Magnet School 

Lakeside High School 

Laurel Ridge Elementary School 

Leadership Preparatory Academy 

Lithonia High School 

Margaret Harris Comprehensive School 

Martin Luther King, Jr. High School 

Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School 

McNair High School 

McNair Middle School 

Midvale Elementary School 

Miller Grove High School 

Miller Grove Middle School 

Museum School Avondale Estates 

Narvie Harris Elementary School 

Pleasantdale Elementary School 

Rainbow Elementary School 

Redan High School 

Redan Middle School 

Robert Shaw Theme School 

Rock Chapel Elementary School 

Rockbridge Elementary School 

Southwest DeKalb High School 

Stephenson High School 

Stephenson Middle School 

Stone Mill Elementary School 

Stone Mountain High School 

The Champion Middle Theme School 

Tucker High School 

Tucker Middle School 

Vanderlyn Elementary School 

Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers 

Woodridge Elementary School 

Wynbrooke Elementary School

  • DeKalb schools that failed to beat the odds

Avondale Elementary School 

Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology 

Briar Vista Elementary School 

Briarlake Elementary School 

Browns Mill Elementary School 

Cary Reynolds Elementary School 

Cedar Grove Elementary School 

Cedar Grove Middle School 

Chamblee Charter High School 

Chamblee Middle School 

Clarkston High School 

Columbia Middle School 

DeKalb Preparatory Academy Charter 

Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence 

Dresden Elementary School 

Druid Hills High School 

Druid Hills Middle School 

Dunaire Elementary School 

Dunwoody Elementary School 

Eldridge L. Miller Elementary School 

Elizabeth Andrews High School 

Evansdale Elementary School 

Fairington Elementary School 

Fernbank Elementary School 

Flat Rock Elementary School 

Flat Shoals Elementary School 

Freedom Middle School 

Hambrick Elementary School 

Hawthorne Elementary School 

Henderson Middle School 

Henderson Mill Elementary School 

Hightower Elementary School 

Huntley Hills Elementary School 

Indian Creek Elementary School 

International Community School 

International Student Center 

Jolly Elementary School 

Lithonia Middle School 

Livsey Elementary School 

Marbut Elementary School 

McLendon Elementary School 

Montclair Elementary School 

Montgomery Elementary School 

Murphy Candler Elementary School 

Oak Grove Elementary School 

Oakcliff Elementary School 

Oakview Elementary 

Panola Way Elementary School 

Peachcrest Elementary School 

Peachtree Middle School 

Pine Ridge Elementary School 

Princeton Elementary School 

Redan Elementary School 

Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School 

Rowland Elementary School 

Sagamore Hills Elementary School 

Salem Middle School 

Sequoyah Middle School 

Shadow Rock Elementary School 

Smoke Rise Elementary School 

Snapfinger Elementary School 

Stone Mountain Elementary School 

Stone Mountain Middle School 

Stoneview Elementary School 

Tapestry Public Charter School 

Toney Elementary School 

Towers High School 

Woodward Elementary School

All three schools for fourth grade and up in Decatur beat the odds:

Fifth Avenue Elementary 

Renfroe Middle School 

Decatur High School

The AJC's Ty Tagami keeps you updated on the latest in Georgia education at, the subscriber website of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where you'll find in-depth reports. 



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