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The City Schools of Decatur is a public charter school district in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It serves and is based in Decatur.

City Schools of Decatur
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33°47′00″N 84°18′19″W / 33.783450°N 84.305368°W / 33.783450; -84.305368Coordinates: 33°47′00″N 84°18′19″W / 33.783450°N 84.305368°W / 33.783450; -84.305368

United States
District information
GradesPre-school – 12
SuperintendentDr. David Dude
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Students and staff
Other information

City Schools of Decatur has an enrollment of approximately 5,600 students and operates nine schools: one Early Childhood Learning Center, five K-3 lower elementary schools, one 4th/5th upper elementary, one middle school, and one high school.

The Early Childhood Learning Center offers programs for Decatur children ages 0–4. The primary schools are located within residential neighborhoods throughout Decatur.[1]

Over 70% of teachers hold advanced degrees, most have multiple years of classroom experience, and some hold multiple certifications. The average years of experience among teachers across the district is 13.

Students perform above the state and national averages on standardized tests at all grade levels. Each year City Schools of Decatur has ranked in the top ten districts in Georgia for SAT performance. Decatur High School has been named an AP Challenge and AP Merit school in Georgia.[1]

In the 2010–2011 school year, all schools made adequate yearly progress.[2]

From 1902 until 1932, Decatur schools would hold classes on Saturday, a policy speculated to have been created to keep Jewish students from attending. [3]




  • College Heights Early Learning Center

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Clairemont Elementary School (K–3)
  • Glennwood Elementary School (K–3)
  • Oakhurst Elementary School (K–3)
  • Westchester Elementary School (K-3)
  • Winnona Park Elementary School (K–3)
  • 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue (4–5)

Middle schoolEdit

  • Renfroe Middle School (6–8)

High schoolEdit


  1. ^ a b c "About City Schools of Decatur". City Schools of Decatur. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "CSD-Annual-Report-2010-2011" (PDF). City Schools of Decatur. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
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