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

Druid Hills High School did not “beat the odds” in 2017. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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Druid Hills High School did not “beat the odds” in 2017. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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 myAJC.com, the subscriber website of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where you'll find in-depth reports. 

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