DUNWWOODY, Ga. — The DeKalb County School District had 13 schools acknowledged as a 2019 Single Statewide Accountability System Award recipient, including Austin, Chesnut, Dunwoody and Vanderlyn elementary schools.

Governor Brian P. Kemp, along with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement have recognized 189 Georgia public schools in 58 districts as Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school winners in one of four tiers: Platinum (99th Percentile), Gold (97th Percentile), Silver (95th Percentile), and Bronze (93rd Percentile).

Vanderlyn Elementary School was one of three DeKalb schools to be recognized as a Greatest Gain school (Silver level) and a Highest Performing winner (Gold).

Austin Elementary School was named a Platinum-level Highest Performing school. Dunwoody Elementary was named a Gold-level Highest Performing winner. Chesnut Elementary School earned distinction as a Gold-level Greatest Gain winner.

Winning schools will receive a banner and certificate to display in the school.

“I am excited to highlight the DeKalb County schools who have been distinguished as 2019 Greatest Gains and/or Highest Performing award winners,” Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson said. “To be recognized in either of these categories is quite an accomplishment and should be celebrated. Congratulations to our students, parents, employees and their school communities!”

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