DUNWOODY, Ga. — For the second year, Chesnut Elementary school received the recognition of “Beating the Odds” by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Chesnut was one of 40 schools in the DeKalb County School District to receive this designation. Beating the Odds compares a school’s actual performance on the college and career readiness with the performance of schools across the state with similar characteristics, such as the percentage of English language learners, percentage of students with disabilities and student mobility rate. 

“Today’s released results illustrate the continuous improvement in our school system,” Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson said. “I am proud of the schools that earned 2019 Beating the Odds distinction. The hard work and dedication of the school and its community are evident.”

In 2019, DCSD increased the number of schools designated as “Beating the Odds” from 32 in 2018 to 40 in 2019.

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