dr. melvin johnson

DeKalb County School District Receives Full Accreditation

dr. stephen green - superintendent of dekalb county school system

News Release

AdvancED/SACS CASI announces major recognition with final three action steps completed

The DeKalb County School District received a letter on January 28, 2016 from AdvancED notifying the District that it has satisfied the final three action steps necessary to change from Accredited Under Review to Accredited.

“I am proud of the hard work and diligent effort on the part of the teachers, staff, and the Board of Education to return the District to full accreditation,” said Sup. Dr. R. Stephen Green. “The DeKalb County School District will be relentless in sustaining the work completed and remain focused on the quality of instruction in the classroom and thereby raise the bar for teaching and learning. Our students will rise to the level of expectation that we set. We are locked in on this mission.”

“We could not have done this without the collaboration and cooperation of the Board and community working together to select Dr. Green as the leader of this District,” said Dr. Melvin Johnson, Chair of the DeKalb Board of Education. “Now, we can continue our number one focus on student achievement.”

An Institution Progress Report that addressed the completion of the final three of 14 action steps identified by AdvancED for the District was submitted in December 2015 and reviewed by an evaluation team.

According to a letter from AdvancED dated January 28, 2016: “In recognition of the progress made to date and acknowledgement of the continued work needed to sustain the Required Actions, the Georgia AdvancED Council affirmed… that the DeKalb County School District’s accreditation status will be changed from Accredited Under Review to Accredited.”

Contact: Quinn Hudson