News - DeKalb County

Student discipline data offers early insight into new code of conduct rollout in DeKalb schools

District data from 2018 through 2022 shows DeKalb schools reduced out-of-school suspensions but increased in-school suspensions

Students arrive Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, for the first day of school at Tyler Elementary in DeKalb.
Students head into the school Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, for their first day at Tyler Elementary in DeKalb.
A breakdown of suspension types for for DeKalb District 428 students. Data shows suspensions recorded for the 2018-2019, 2021-2022 and 2023 to date school years. (Provided by DeKalb District 428 in a published document for the Board of Education)

The district’s updated code of conduct

Demographic breakdown

A sign in the hallway at Littlejohn Elementary School in DeKalb reminds students to wash their hands.