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Austin Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

About Us

<font color=white><font size=5>Instructional Hours

Drop-off:  7:10 am
Classrooms open: 7:25 am
Tardy After: 7:45 am
Dismissal Starts: 2:15 pm
Dismissal Ends: 2:40 pm
Please see the Student Handbook link on right for additional information about the school day, including policies and procedures.

<font color=white><font size=5>History

Located at 5321 Roberts Drive in Dunwoody, Georgia, Austin has provided education for DeKalb County students since its opening, September 2, 1975. Austin was constructed to alleviate overcrowded conditions at Vanderlyn and Dunwoody Schools, and initially was designed to serve grades one through seven.

In 1978 eight additional classrooms were added as well as a kindergarten program. In 1985, due to the closing of Dunwoody Elementary School, two hundred students and eleven teachers joined the Austin student body and staff. In 1988 upon the opening of Peachtree Junior High School, which housed grades seven through nine, Austin became a kindergarten through sixth grade school. In 1995 Austin welcomed its first pre-kindergarten class. As of September 1, 1998 the sixth grade students are housed at Peachtree Middle School (formerly Peachtree Junior High School) making Austin a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school. In 2019, Austin moved 0.4 miles down the road to a bigger building to alleviate overcrowding.

<font color=white><font size=5>Mission

The mission of Austin School in partnership with staff, parents, and community is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where challenging and creative teaching occurs utilizing state of the art resources.  Individual learning needs will be met and students will develop into confident, productive members of society. 

<font color=white><font size=5>Beliefs

  • All students want to succeed.
  • All children can learn.
  • A working partnership is vital to educational success, with parents, teachers, administrators and students working together.
  • Students learn in different ways; therefore, curriculum can and should be modified to meet the learning styles and ability levels of the students.
  • A school should provide a safe, positive environment for learning.
  • All children and staff deserve to be treated with respect and held to high and attainable expectations.
  • Education should be designed to foster the development of the total child.
  • Students learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique social, emotional, and physical needs.
Austin Student Handbook
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