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City Schools of Decatur ranked No. 4 in the state by Niche.com

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City Schools of Decatur ranked No. 4 in the state by Niche.com


The analysts at Niche.com continue to think very highly of City Schools of Decatur.

The company, which ranks schools, colleges, neighborhoods and companies nationwide, has recently ranked City Schools of Decatur the fourth best school district in Georgia.

Here’s the top five:

1. Buford City Schools
2. Forsyth County Schools
3. Oconee County Schools
4. Decatur City Schools
5. Calhoun City Schools

“This new release analyzes 3,904 private schools, 83,542 public schools, and 10,758 school districts weighting factors like academics, culture & diversity, teachers, and millions of student and parent reviews,” Niche.com said.

Last year, the company also had some nice things to say about individual schools within the system.

Due to its popularity, CSD is experiencing unprecedented growth.

The projected enrollment for this school year is about 5,800 students. Next year, the school district expects more than 6,000.

The school system has more teachers. It has increased the number of teachers from 355 in 2016-17 school year to 406 this school year.

CSD hasn’t added any new portable classrooms this year, spokesperson Courtney Burnett said. There are currently 10 portables at the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, eight at Winnona Park Elementary, four at Glennwood Elementary, four at Oakhurst Elementary, and four at the Early Childhood Learning Center.

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, City Schools of Decatur will go from a system of K-3 elementary schools with a 4-5 academy to a system of K-2 elementary schools and two 3-5 academies.

CSD is building a new 3-5 school at Talley Street which is expected to be finished by the start of the 2019 school year. The new school will cost $22 million and will seat 750 students. F.AVE, will become the other 3-5 school.

“The Elementary School at Talley Street Project is moving along at a great pace,” CSD Executive Director of Operations Noel Maloof said. “Quite a bit of site work has been done, and foundations for the main building are beginning to go in. We are looking forward to opening a fantastic new school next fall.”