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Smoke Rise Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

"Free Book" FairSchool Library Month
5 students holding up books they selected from the "Free Book" Fair.
Cinco de Mayo Program
A mariachi band performs on stage in front of a crowd of students.
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - Students posing together in a group
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - A group of staff members in posing together
Field Day 2024
Students in line during a field day race
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - A group of parents and staff posing together
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - A parent running in an obstacle course
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - Students posing together in a group
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - A group of staff members in front of a Field Day banner
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - Students in line waiting to compete in Field Day
Field Day 2024
Field Day 2024 - 6 Boys Running
Planting Pollinator GardensEarth Day
Multiple students around a garden bed outside.
Planting Pollinator GardensEarth Day
Multiple students holding gardening tools outside the school garden.
University of TN @ Chattanooga & the Tennessee Aquarium Field trip with Smoke Rise Clubs
A group of students and staff posing in front of a college building.
Photo of Dr. Syreeta McTier DeKalb County School District Educational Support Professional of the Year II with gold ribbon on a black background
Photo of Carmecia Askew Educational Support Professional of the Year I with gold and blue background and white border
Photo of Amy Yang Teacher of the Year with gold and blue background and white border
Meet your Principal Advisory Council Members - Photo of 7 women on the PAC team with the Pride banner displayed.
A group picture of the Distinguished Staff of Smoke Rise Elementary which is a National 2021 ESEA Distinguished School posing in the gym.

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Smoke Rise Elementary Announcement
 
CCRPI Results
The results are in! The GaDOE posted the 2023 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Report. The scores released reflect school performance for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Click here to read a message from Principal McCloud. 
 
Staff Wish Lists
Thank you for your support!
 
Title I Input Survey
Smoke Rise Elementary Title I Stakeholder Input Survey. Includes a lightbulb with a rotating cogwheel on an ombre background.
Share your thoughts about our Title I program through a brief survey! 
 
Cognia STEM Certified
The gif image states that Smoke Rise Elementary is STEM Certified Cognia with the word Certified being stamped on top of the word STEM. There is various colored confetti falling down.
Smoke Rise Elementary is thrilled to announce that we are officially Cognia STEM certified! Thank you to the students, staff, parents and community members who worked together to make this possible.
 
Virtual Learning Support for Students
2 overlapping conversation bubble with the text Virtual Learning Support for Students
 
Smoke Rise Elementary Teachers
A gold circle with 3 stars. Inside it states that all Smoke Rise teachers are highly qualified!
 

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.