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Smoke Rise Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

About Us


Smoke Rise School is located in a residential area between Tucker, GA and Stone Mountain Park, about 15 miles from downtown Atlanta. Established in 1969, we now have approximately 500 Pre-K through 5th grade students, with three to four classes in each K-5 grade level. Our academic program offers a range of educational opportunities including music, art, technology, special education, high achievers, and gifted programs.

School Mascots
Since the earliest days of our school, we have been known as the "Smoke Rise Flames," which is consistent with the chimney logo seen throughout the Smoke Rise neighborhood. In time, the "Flame" has come to be our academic mascot heralding high achievement. 
In spring 2002, with plans to build a gymnasium on our campus, Smoke Rise decided to adopt an additional mascot representing school spirit and athletics. In a school-wide election, students chose the Jaguar as our new spirit mascot, in keeping with the Tigers of Tucker High School and the Cougars of our then-middle school Henderson.
Mission Statement
Smoke Rise Elementary School will actively encourage the development of a "personal best" for all students by providing a school environment which will enable them to meet the challenges of living and working in an increasingly complex society. 
Vision Statement
To provide every Smoke Rise Elementary student with the highest quality standards-based education, which will enable them to be on or above grade level.
Charter History 
Smoke Rise Elementary petitioned and was successful in becoming a converted charter school from 2012-2015.   

Distinguished Honors
2023 Dr. Syreeta McTier, District Educational Support Professional of the Year II
2022 Pamela McCloud, Principal Region 2 Principal of the Year
2021  National ESEA Distinguished School 
2021 Georgia Title I Distinguished School
2021 Cognia STEM Certified School
2020 Georgia Title I Distinguished School 
2019 Georgia Beating the Odds School 
District & State Competitions
2021  1st Place Kindergarten - Young Georgia Authors Writing Contest 
2019  School-wide Program Top 5% - DeKalb County School District Technology Fair
2015  1st Place Audio-Technology (District),  3rd Place Audio-Technology (State) 
National Jr. Beta Club 
2019  1st Place in Songfest, 5th Place in Language Arts 4th Grade 
2018  1st Place in Creative Writing, 2nd Place in Songfest 
2017  2nd Place in T-Shirt Design Spotlight Your Club Division I 
2016  3rd Place in Spotlight Your Club Division I
Reflex Math 
2016  1st Place in DCSD