The 2021 open enrollment window is
Parents with questions and in need of support can call 678-676-0050 or 678-676-0035.
Most parents will not have their child's MAP results before the enrollment window closes. If you are interested in KMS for your child, you should apply, even without knowledge of eligibility. The School Choice office will make eligibility notifications in the application portal before the lottery in the spring.
Current 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade applicants must have all of the following to be considered eligible for the Kittredge lottery:
Homeschool/Private School Students - MAP Testing
- 75th percentile or higher MAP Reading score, winter 2021
- 75th percentile or higher MAP Math score, winter 2021
- 3.0 GPA or higher from 2020 first semester report card
- DeKalb County residency (zoned to a DeKalb County school)
Only MAP testing will be accepted for lottery eligibility this year. The sign up deadline was December 1, 2020.
Current DSCD Students
Your child will take the MAP test in school in February or March. Contact your child's school for the results.
The school choice lottery application is available below.
Frequently Asked Questions
We heard you moved? Where are you located?
We are now located at 2383 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
How does the KMS lottery work?
There are 160 seats available for fourth graders. Rising fourth grade students are placed into a batch of applicants by grade and school. The first round of the lottery will pull three students at random from each school batch. After that round is complete, the number of seats remaining open depends upon the number of schools represented in the first round.
The second round places all non-selected students into one batch of applicants. Students are pulled at random to fill the remaining seats.
As an example: if 40 schools have applicants in the first round, then 120 seats could be filled in round one. This leaves 40 seats open for round two. 40 students would be pulled at random from the single batch of all remaining applicants.
Fifth and sixth grade students are placed into one batch of all applicants by grade. Students are pulled at random according the number of seats available for that grade level. We typically have 3 to 10 seats open at each 5th and 6th grade.
Why German? How long?
Students in the magnet program are required to take German in 5th through the 8th grade. This is not optional. Click the German Brochure link above to learn more about why German is important. Students new to German in 6th grade will be provided supplemental materials and support by the German teacher in order to catch up.
Do you use DeKalb textbooks and curriculum?
All students at KMS are issued the instructional materials provided by DCSD. We supplement, enrich and accelerate the curriculum through the use of teacher created materials and locally purchased resources. The state and district curriculum is just the starting point for teaching and learning at KMS.
Should I expect that my straight-A student continues to make straight As while at KMS?
No. The work at KMS is very challenging. Your child may make their first B while attending KMS. You and your child should be prepared for challenging work. Rest assured that every KMS child is capable of rising to the challenge presented to them and demonstrating academic success.
Does my child have to play an instrument?
Students in fourth grade begin on recorder and make their music course selection in December. New fifth and sixth graders choose their course upon enrollment. Music classes take place daily. Choices are Band, Chorus and Orchestra. Fifth and sixth grade students who have no instrument experience must choose Chorus or commit to private lessons if they want to start in Band or Orchestra.
Are there trailers at KMS?
There are two quads with four classrooms, bathrooms and water fountains in each one. Unlike trailers, quad classrooms are square and large in shape. They have everything our regular classrooms do which includes storage, white boards, flat screen interactive boards, and new student and teacher furniture.
If we gain a seat in the lottery, can I request that my child be placed in a class with a friend or with a specific teacher?
No. We ensure that students from the same school are in different classes. This helps all students learn how to make new friends. We do not take teacher placement requests at any time during your enrollment at KMS.
Do test scores influence the order of students selected in the lottery?
No. There is no ranking of students in the lottery.
Is transportation provided?
Buses are available at eight locations throughout the district for travel to and from the building. These are called our "shuttles." Parents are responsible for getting their children to and from the shuttle locations on time. About half of our student body takes the bus. The rest are in carpool or stay in after-care in the afternoons. The seven shuttle locations are:
Peachtree Middle School - 4664 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30337
Blackburn Park - 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Brookhaven, GA 30319
Northlake Mall/Sears - 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Memorial Studium - 3789 Memorial College Ave, Clarkston, GA 30021
Chapel Hill Elem School - 3536 Radcliffe Blvd, Decatur, GA 30034
Wadsworth School - 3039 Santa Monica Dr, Decatur, GA 30032
Princeton School - 1321 S Deshon Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058
Flat Rock School - 4603 Evans Mill Rd, Stonecrest, GA 30038
How do we enroll in After-care?
After-care has open-enrollment in July and rolling admissions throughout the year. Any student who needs after-care can sign up. The cost is $60/week or $15/day for up to two days per week. Students in after-care are supervised by KMS staff. All homework is completed daily before activities and outside time begins.
What do we do if we are selected in the lottery?
After 5pm on March 26th, you can check your child's status in the application portal. It will say selected or wait list. If you child is selected, you will also get an email with instructions on what to do next. Essentially, this consists of 2 steps: (1) Accept or decline their seat in the portal, and (2) Complete the KMS enrollment form linked in the letter.
You will be given a waiting list number if your child is on the waiting list. Please do not call the school to inquire about your waiting list status. We do not control or process the lottery or the waiting list. If your fourth grader is in the top 20 to 25 on the waiting list, based on what we have seen happen in the past, we think you have a small chance of getting into KMS by the time school starts in August. If you are beyond #25, you should prepare yourself for other school plans. If your fifth or sixth grader is in the top 5 to 10 on the waiting list, we think you have a small chance of getting into KMS by the time school starts in August. If you are beyond #10, you should prepare yourself for other school plans. The waiting list closes on August 31st, 2021 and enrollment is closed.
How are applicants from GLOBE Academy placed in the lottery?
1) Do they enter the lottery as GLOBE students or is their application attached to their home/zoned school?
Their application is attached to their zoned attendance area school.
2) Do you accept their standards-based report cards? I believe numbers are used (1, 2, 3, 4) instead of letters.
Yes, the school choice dept. works with the school in order to convert them.