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Rock Chapel Elementary

Dekalb County Schools



Be Safe. 
Be Responsible. 
Be Respectful. 


Demonstrating respectful communication with staff.
Following school operational procedures.
Working to ensure students are at school each day and on time.


Doors open/Breakfast Served 7:00 AM
Classrooms Open to Students 7:10 AM
In The School Door 7:34 AM
Announcements 7:40 AM
Instruction Begin 7:45 AM
Instruction Ends 2:15 AM


Rock Chapel Entrance

Rock Chapel School, located in a fast-growing south DeKalb community near Lithonia, originated in 1825 as a one-room log meeting house. In 1940 the school was established on the present site. Rock Chapel Elementary School is the oldest school in DeKalb County.  After many decades of facility upgrades and changes, Rock Chapel added a new wing with seventeen new classrooms in early 1999.

Vision: Where we are going
Our Vision is to be an educational community of high expectations and excellence; where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged to explore and develop the best version of themselves.  

Mission: How we will get there
Our Mission is to Operate in EXCELLENCE.  

Purpose: Why we do what we do
Our purpose is to ensure everything we do is centered on how to achieve exceptional personal, professional, academic, and social growth within students and ourselves.

Motto: Guiding Principle
Our motto is Every Day In Every Way We Are Getting Better, Better, and Better.
Our belief is discipline combined with our deliberate, intentional, and purposeful focus will aid us in being the very best we can be and achieving every goal set.

Rock Chapel Pride Pledge:
Today and every day, I am getting better, and better and better.
I will learn something new today that will position me better than I was yesterday.
I will try my best.
I will be SAFE in my actions.  
I will be RESPECTFUL toward all people and property.
I will be RESPONSIBLE for my choices.
I will be a LEADER.
This is my RCES School Pride Pledge.