Award Year: 2018
Nurture and empower our diverse population of students to become independent thinkers by fostering student growth through an innovative and rigorous instructional approach.
- Black/African American: 11%
- White: 60%
- Hispanic: 6%
- Asian: 16%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 8%
Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers is an elementary school within the DeKalb County School District in DeKalb County, GA, offering students in grades four through six an accelerated and enriched academic experience. The mission of Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers is to nurture and empower our diverse population of students to become independent thinkers by fostering student growth through an innovative and rigorous instructional approach. Our vision states that the passionate educators of Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers will set the standard for educational excellence through collaboration, communication and student engagement. The content of the curriculum is reflected in the mission of the school and clearly supports the desired performance standards as the content is flexible and appropriate for the development of skills necessary to function in a global society.
Students have opportunities to problem solve, make decisions and set goals. Students are challenged to think critically. Meaningful homework enriches and supports the learning objectives identified in the classroom. There is clear rationale for methodologies used in planning and instruction. In addition to the core academic subjects of English/Language Arts, math, science and social studies, students receive instruction in German, Instrumental or Choral Music, art, physical education, and technology. Gifted instruction is given daily in the regular classroom where opportunities for differentiated instruction, problem solving, compacting, student directed projects, and cooperative learning are the norm. Field trips to Space Camp, Jekyll Island and even to Europe enhance the KMS experience. It's a great time to be a KMS High Achiever!