DeKalb School of the Arts

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 21st in Georgia

DeKalb School of the Arts receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Georgia high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The DeKalb School of the Arts student body is primarily Black with a significant White population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific1.6%6
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races3%11


Upper 11% of Georgia high schools

21.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Georgia high school median of 53%. By this measure, DeKalb School of the Arts students are largely upper income and rank 44th in Georgia for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

7 out of 10

Rank: 94th in Georgia

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students90% or more*
Georgia Median85%
White80% or more*
Black80% or more*
Asian Pacificsuppressed*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged50% or more*
Limited English Proficiency-

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 10th in Georgia

Students at DeKalb School of the Arts scored an average 70% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 28% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3.3% of Georgia high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*85% to 89%*
Boys60% to 69%*80% to 89%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Black30% to 34%*80% to 84%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White80% to 89%*90% or more*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*suppressed*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 67th in Georgia

71 out of 125 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (57%). College admission testing participation is well above the Georgia median rate of 38% and in the top 18% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 55th in Georgia

DeKalb School of the Arts offers 11 AP courses. 56 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Georgia schools of 17%. DeKalb School of the Arts had 139 taking AP exams with a 109 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 81% percentile and well above the state median of 44 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 78% 44%
Students enrolled in an AP class 56% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 56%
AP Courses Offered 11

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Georgia Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Georgia Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Georgia Median15%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0


DeKalb School of the Arts
1192 Clarendon Ave
Avondale Estates, GA

10 out of 10 1


DeKalb County
Stone Mountain, GA

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