Located in Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia. Briarlake has enriched and educated Pre-K through 5th-grade students since 1956. 

We are a small, neighborhood school with a wonderful staff supported by our parents and the community.

Our PTA organizes events and activities throughout the year. We hope all of our families will find ways to be involved and participate.



Briarlake Elementary School
3590 Lavista Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (678) 874-2502     Clinic: (678) 874-2507                
List of BES Staff   

School Website



  • 7:00 AM - Doors open/Breakfast Served
  • 7:20 AM - Classrooms Open
  • 7:40 AM - Tardy Bell/Announcements
  • 7:45 AM - Instruction Begins
  • 2:20 PM - Instruction Ends

Getting to and from school


Directions: From LaVista Road turn on to Cedar Canyon Dr, RIGHT on Aspen Dr, RIGHT on Silvastone Dr, RIGHT on Briarlake Rd, RIGHT into the school.

NO LEFT TURNS into the school grounds from Briarlake Road.


Please display yellow name signs until your child is safely in your car. Using a “skirt/pant” hanger on the mirror of the car is a great idea! All students should be picked up by 2:45 at the latest. Thank you for helping keep our children safe by turning off your cell phones in the carpool line.


Map and Directions



Each student will be placed on his/her scheduled bus each day, unless written permission
is received to allow another means of transportation. Students are not allowed to board another bus without written permission signed by the principal.

DCSD school bus routes available here.