Education – Schools & Colleges
More than 102,000+ students enrolled annually
DeKalb County’s greatest contribution to metro Atlanta is its talented workforce. DeKalb students. Pre-Kindergarten through post-graduate are served by one of the region’s most influential networks of educational institutions. Many schools offer additional skills training to meet the needs of local employers. Each system and institution makes a distinctive contribution to DeKalb businesses in the quality of its graduates.
DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS
Website: DeKalb County Schools
DeKalb County schools serve more than 102,000+ students with 135 schools and centers, DeKalb County School District is the 3rd largest district in Georgia.
CITY SCHOOLS OF DECATUR
Website: City Schools of Decatur
Decatur schools serve nearly 4,200 students and employ almost 200 teachers in their Pre-K – 12 programs. Decatur High’s SAT scores are consistently and significantly above state and national averages.
DeKalb County has more than 60 private schools that educate an estimated 10,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. About a quarter of these students attend the county’s 10 private and parochial high schools, with the remainder filling all the early grades.
DEKALB COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES & TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES
The opportunities for higher education are plentiful in DeKalb County with Emory University, Oglethorpe University, Georgia Perimeter College, Mercer University-Atlanta, Columbia Theological Seminary, DeVry University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and Agnes Scott College all located within the county. Additionally, the close proximity to downtown Atlanta also gives residents convenient access to Georgia State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a variety of private specialized colleges. Other public colleges and universities are located in surrounding counties, easily accessible to DeKalb residents.
AN ADDED ADVANTAGE: THE GEORGIA HOPE SCHOLARSHIP
Georgia high school students leaving with a B or higher grade average may qualify to receive a HOPE Scholarship to any Georgia university, public or private college or technical institute. HOPE Scholarships pay for tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees and a book allowance of up to $100 per semester. Since 1993, HOPE grants totaling more than $1.2 billion have helped educate more than 575,000 students throughout Georgia. In DeKalb County more than 28,000 students have received more than $80 million in HOPE grants.
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