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Chesnut Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Testing Team Motivational Sign
Visit from Dr. Horton
Walk to School Wednsday
Fall Festival
Teacher of the year Ms. Merritt
Support Professional of the Year Mr. Gary Cooper
Principal McFarlane and Dr. Jackson
i Ready Super School
Spirit NIght
Shine Bright Sidewalk D├ęcor
Chesnut Clean and Beautiful
Book Character Parade
Principal McFarlane with two students
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Principal McFarlane and the Chesnut Cougar at the Chesnut Challenge pep rally.
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Upcoming Events

Apr 28

Clean & Beautiful

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Apr 30

Kindergarten Round Up

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May 2

Spring Musical

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May 6

Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 8

Walk to School Wednesday

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May 9

Field Day

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Latest News

The Georgia Parent Survey was developed to measure parent perception of school climate at your child’s school.  Your opinion is very important to us. Your survey responses are confidential and will be combined with the survey responses of other parents at your child’s school to identify areas in need of improvement.  It should only take ten or fifteen minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for your time and participation! 

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Infinite Campus
Infinite CampusInfinite Campus (Parent Portal) provides information such as student attendance, grades, etc. 


Chesnut families!  We have exciting news!  The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund has provided funds for internet services and devices for students who lack sufficient access for remote learning.    


But - We need to hear from you first!    


Each family is being asked to complete the DCSD Student Access Survey. Survey responses will be used to determine the connectivity needs for our school district and to purchase devices.  A link to the survey has been placed on our school website and sent to you by your child's teacher. If you have questions or need assistance completing the survey, call the school at 678-676-7102.   


Let’s get new devices for our children!     


DCSD Student Access Survey Link   

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Mission & Vision

The vision of the DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders, refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000+ students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

The District has created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to ensure success in each goal area. A monitoring and data collection process has been developed, and rigorous progress check procedures have been implemented. At the local level, on-going training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the continuous improvement efforts of each individual school.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything we do – within the classroom and throughout the District. This continuous improvement process permeates each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.