Established in 1964, Atherton Elementary School is a part of the DeKalb County School System. It is a magnet school that offers educational programs to students in prekindergarten through five. Atherton Elementary School offers an accelerated reader program that allows teachers to monitor students' reading levels. The school provides academic programs in various subjects, including reading, writing, English, math, science, social studies and physical education. Atherton Elementary School offers various special education programs for students with emotional and physical disabilities. The school offers the English as a Second Language program. Atherton Elementary School operates a media center that offers a variety of books, magazines, study materials and Internet access to students. The school is located in Decatur, Ga.