Doraville High School

Educate DeKalb Education


The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has recognized the logistical and educational problems with the DCSD administration's plan and unanimously opposed expansion of Chamblee Charter HS, Dunwoody HS, and Lakeside HS.  They have unanimously passed a resolution urging the DeKalb County School Board to reconsider and build a new high school to serve Doraville. 

  • This would be a forward looking and cost neutral alternative solution to constructing the additions at Chamblee Charter HS, Dunwoody HS, and Lakeside HS. Based on DeKalb County School District enrollment projections for 2022, each school would be close to 100% capacity as soon as the additions are complete!
  • The additional capacity would provide a better infrastructure that is more flexible and able to accommodate future growth while re-balancing attendance zones and minimizing student travel time and busing expenses.
  • Building a Doraville High School would enhance the Doraville community and allow for a clean slate approach in terms of academic, athletic, and extracurricular facilities coupled with the opportunity to design innovative and attractive programs to complement them.
  • The educational experience of all students would be enhanced by relief of overcrowding at the Chamblee, Dunwoody, and Lakeside HS campuses.
  • The student experience would be enhanced by allowing them to attend neighborhood focused schools close enough to their communities to feel a part of their community, take advantage of before and after school academic support programs and extra-curricular activities, and spend less time commuting.  Better neighborhood access will promote more community support and long term investment.



Lakeside Better Not Bigger

Educate DeKalb Education


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  • larry english
    commented 2018-09-21 16:07:57 -0400
    all for it! where would it be? i would comment that traffic would be better if crossing i-85 were not required for any attendees – just because there are so few ways to do that, it slows you down even if the percentage increase may not be that big.

    maybe that is unavoidable, i;m just saying..