Dekalb County students head back to school on Aug. 6. 

Your guide to the 2018-2019 DeKalb County school year

The 2018-2019 school year is right around the corner for Dekalb students.

DeKalb County Schools begin on Aug. 6.

DeKalb County School Calendar:

  • First day of school: Aug. 6
  • Fall Break: Oct. 4-5
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19-23
  • Winter Break: Dec. 24-Jan. 4
  • Spring Break: April 1-5
  • Last day of school: May 23

Enrollment Information: DeKalb County student enrollment

Bus Routes: DeKalb County Schools bus stop information

MORE: Georgia Milestones results for DeKalb County schools

Number of schools:

The district has almost 102,00 students, 8,900 employees and 6,000 teachers.

  • 76 elementary schools
  • 19 middle schools
  • 22 high schools
  • 9 charter schools
  • 14 other education programs


  • White: 11 percent
  • Black: 63.9 percent
  • Hispanic: 16.7 percent
  • Asian: 6.4 percent
  • Other: 2 percent

School menus:

Information about DeKalb County school menus, costs and special dietary needs can be found on the district’s school nutrition page.

DeKalb County School Leadership:

DeKalb County has a seven-member board of education, with R. Stephen Green serving as superintendent. If interested in attending a board meeting, information can be found on the board’s meeting schedule.

Other Info:

  • School tax millage rate (2019): 23.18 mills
  • Budget (2018): $1 billion

You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.

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Clark Howard answers questions about everything from school uniform bargains to college loan payments before the new school year begins.

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