Climate measures the quality and character of school life. State officials say a sustainable, positive school climate fosters student development, learning and overall quality of life.
The 14 DeKalb schools to receive one-star ratings are: Dunaire Elementary School, Meadowview Elementary School, McNair Distance Learning Academy, Montclair Elementary School, McNair Middle School, Oakview Elementary School, Wynbrooke Elementary School, Columbia Middle School, Miller Grove Middle School, Columbia High School, DeKalb Alternative School, McNair High School, Towers High School and International Community School.
Many of the schools in the district received an average climate rating, with 51 of the district’s 139 schools receiving three-star ratings in the survey.
In 2014, seven DeKalb schools received one-star ratings, including Dunaire Elementary, McNair Middle, and Columbia and McNair High. Chapel Hill, Redan and Pleasantdale elementary schools received one star in 2014 and received two, two and three stars, respectively, in 2015.