DeKalb County School District

2020 Vision

Redistricting and School Consolidation

  • opens in same window icon School Locator [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/transportation/school-locator ]
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Please contact email link icon redistricting@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us if you still have questions regarding your child's proposed school of attendance.

Superintendent's Recommendation (7 March 2011)

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the proposed decommissioning of Atherton Elementary School, Glen Haven Elementary School, Gresham Park Elementary School, Medlock Elementary School, Peachcrest Elementary School, and Sky Haven Elementary School, formally request the removal of such schools from the state inventory, and discontinue the use of these schools in June of 2011. Additionally, it is recommended that the Board of Education accept the Superintendent's recommendation to place Avondale Middle School and Avondale High School in inactive status and discontinue use of these two schools in June of 2011. In approving the decommissioning of schools, the Board of Education designates new attendance areas for all schools shown on the two proposed attendance area maps.

Modifications to Superintendent's Recommendation

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The Board of Education approved the Superintendent's recommendation with the following modifications at its March 7, 2011 meeting:

  1. Maintain the current Flat Rock Elementary School and Bouie Elementary School and their feeder pattern as they exist while we seek a less disruptive transportation solution.
  2. Assign the "Austin 28," as represented on the February 7, 2011 Superintendent's recommendation .pdf link icon map for elementary schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-elementary-schools-map.pdf ], to Austin Elementary School.
  3. Assign the area bounded by Womack Road to the south, Vermack road to the east, Chamblee Dunwoody Road to the west, and Mt. Vernon Road to the north to Vanderlyn Elementary School.
  4. Assign the Camden Apartments to Chesnut Elementary School.
  5. Assign the following streets to Sagamore Elementary School, Henderson Middle School, and Lakeside High School ("Sagamore 8"): Bruce Road, Summit Glen Lane, Brockton Glen, Mt. Royal Drive, Oak Lane, and Timothy Drive.
  6. Assign the "Laurel Ridge 70," as represented on the February 7, 2011 Superintendent's recommendation .pdf link icon map for elementary schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-elementary-schools-map.pdf ], to Laurel Ridge Elementary School; assign the students that are currently in the Medlock Elementary School attendance area, south of North Decatur Road and west of Wynn Way, to Laurel Ridge Elementary School.
  7. The portion north of Memorial Drive within the area labeled "72: Avondale MS to Bethune MS 89: Avondale HS to Towers HS" on the February 7, 2011 Superintendent's recommendation .pdf link icon middle and high schools map [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-middle-and-high-schools-map.pdf ] shall be assigned to Avondale Elementary School, Druid Hills Middle School, and Druid Hills High School.
  8. Assign the "Livsey 54," as represented on the February 7, 2011 Superintendent's recommendation .pdf link icon map for elementary schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-elementary-schools-map.pdf ], to Livsey Elementary School rather than move them to Midvale Elementary School, as represented on the February 7, 2011 Superintendent's recommendation .pdf link icon map for elementary schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-elementary-schools-map.pdf ].
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The redistricting and school consolidation process for the 2011–2012 school year is complete. The following information is provided for historical purposes—all schedules and events below have passed.

Time Line
Date(s) Task(s)
October 12 – November 19, 2010
  • interviews / focus groups
  • presentation to each of the four parent councils
  • targeted briefings to press and community leaders
October 18 – November 19, 2010
  • school site visits for development of school closure and redistricting recommendations
November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, & 30, 2010
  • .pdf link icon public engagement charrettes [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/vision-2020/public-charrettes.pdf ]
    • .pdf link icon english version [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/vision-2020/public-charrettes.pdf ]
    • .pdf link icon [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/vision-2020/public-charrettes-[es].pdf ]
November 19, 2010
  • conclusion of data collection phase (necessary for development of school closure and redistricting)
November 19–30, 2010
  • online survey
December 6, 2010
  • present public engagement summary to the Board of Education (post presentation to the website on December 7th)
December 14, 2010
  • post detailed opens in same window icon reports and data [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/vision-2020/reports-and-data ] on education adequacy, enrollment, and capacity to the website
December 2010
  • development of options for redistricting and school consolidation
  • internal discussion of options with Superintendent and staff in preparation for January 3rd meeting
January 3, 2011
  • board meeting—Superintendent presents preliminary redistricting and school consolidation options
January 2011
  • opens in same window icon public input workshops [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/redistricting#publicInputWorkshop ]:
    1. Miller Grove High School, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM
    2. Druid Hills Middle School (Shamrock Middle School), Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM
    3. Chamblee High School, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM
    4. McNair High School, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM
    5. Bethune Middle School, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM
    6. Stone Mountain Middle School, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM
February 7, 2011
  • board meeting—Superintendent presents redistricting and school consolidation recommendations
March 1 & 3, 2011
  • .pdf link icon formal public hearings [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-hearing-notice-handout.pdf ], Administrative and Instructional Complex board room at 6:30 PM
  • .pdf link icon public hearing sign-up process [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-hearing-process.pdf ]
March 7, 2011
  • board meeting—approval of redistricting and school consolidation recommendations

Options (3 Jan 2011)

Resident Attendee Maps

Resident attendee maps were used in the development of the initial redistricting and school consolidation options.

overlay link icon View the area map [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/images/redistricting/index/index/resident-attendee-area-map.gif ] first to determine which map contains the desired information.

resident attendee area map outlining which map contains which section of the county

The three numbers in each area of the map are the number of elementary, middle, and high school students, respectively, that attend their home school. These students are those that would be impacted by the redistricting if that area was redistricted to another school attendance area. Students that do not attend their home school are not included in these numbers.

  • .pdf link icon North [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/resident-attendee-north-map.pdf ] (map) 53MB
  • .pdf link icon Southwest [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/resident-attendee-southwest-map.pdf ] (map) 85MB
  • .pdf link icon Southeast [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/resident-attendee-southeast-map.pdf ] (map) 69MB

Capacity

A capacity number was developed for each school by tallying room counts and applying room capacities and a scheduling factor. This report has been updated as of 6/21/12 to reflect a correction in the way the capacity for middle schools was calculated.

High Achiever, Magnet, and Gifted Enrollment by Resident Location

Public Input Workshop

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The public input comment form closed on Sunday, January 30, 2011

  • .pdf link icon Handout [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-input-workshop-handout.pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon Presentation [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-input-workshop-presentation.pdf ]
  • opens in new window icon Public Input Comment Form [ https://www.surveymonkey.com/redistricting ]
  • opens in new window icon Public Input Comment Results [ https://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=cfs7yCefxIosATk9Zs83gI8DjaV4iK2j10i_2bQeLWJso_3d ]

Financial Analyses

  • .pdf link icon Individual Schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/financial-analysis-individual-schools.pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon Efficiencies [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/financial-analysis-efficiencies.pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon Cost Savings [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/financial-analysis-cost-savings.pdf ]

Superintendent's Recommendation (7 Feb 2011)

  • .pdf link icon Presentation [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/superintendent-recommendation-presentation-(2011-02-07).pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon Attendance Areas for Elementary Schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-elementary-schools-map.pdf ] (map)
  • .pdf link icon Attendance Areas for Middle and High Schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/attendance-areas-superintendent-recommendation-middle-and-high-schools-map.pdf ] (map)
  • .pdf link icon School Enrollment [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/superintendent-recommendation-school-enrollment.pdf ] (table; updated 14 Feb 2011)
  • .pdf link icon Distance to Elementary Schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/superintendent-recommendation-resident-attendee.pdf ] (table)
  • .pdf link icon Distance to Elementary Schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/superintendent-recommendation-distance-elementary-schools-map.pdf ] (map)
  • .pdf link icon Public Hearing Notice [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-hearing-notice-handout.pdf ] (updated 14 Feb 2011)

Public Hearings (1 Mar 2011 & 3 Mar 2011)

  • .pdf link icon Presentation [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-hearings-presentation-(2011-03-01).pdf ]
March 1, 2011
  • .asx link icon Video (part one) [ http://view.liveindexer.com/ASXGenerator.aspx?mediaSKU=k1cq5w%2ftbKyhkbZhF3G0eg%3d%3d ]
  • .asx link icon Video (part two) [ http://view.liveindexer.com/ASXGenerator.aspx?mediaSKU=f4j0jn8%2fGJOnORj%2fE%2bRhKw%3d%3d ]
  • .pdf link icon Public Comments [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-comments-(2011-03-01).pdf ] 15MB
March 3, 2011
  • .asx link icon Video (part one) [ http://view.liveindexer.com/ASXGenerator.aspx?mediaSKU=xMsEAODqM4DW4pq3q5HG6w%3d%3d ]
  • .asx link icon Video (part two) [ http://view.liveindexer.com/ASXGenerator.aspx?mediaSKU=f4j0jn8%2fGJOnORj%2fE%2bRhKw%3d%3d ]
  • .pdf link icon Public Comments [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/redistricting/public-comments-(2011-03-03).pdf ] 13MB