Cheers to the Resilient Class of 2021! APS Reaches All-Time Graduation Rate High of 83.1 Percent

APS achieved an 83.1 percent graduation rate for cohort 2021, according to graduation data released today by the Georgia Department of Education. By achieving its all-time high graduation rate, APS has also narrowed its gap with the state rate of – 83.7% – by 2.9 percentage points to a difference of 0.6 percentage points. This... Continue Reading →

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Bus Operator Ronald Benton Safely Transports Students in the North Atlanta Cluster

During National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 18-22, Atlanta Public Schools will highlight various APS transportation staff members and their outstanding commitment and dedication to student safety. The following feature is part of this special series. For as long as he can remember, Ronald Benton always wanted to be a bus driver. "My mom says... Continue Reading →

Assistant Transportation Supervisor Helps Maintain Safety for Students & Bus Operators

During National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 18-22, Atlanta Public Schools will highlight various APS transportation staff members and their outstanding commitment to student safety. The following feature is part of this special series. As assistant transportation supervisor for the South Region, Adrian Wright has a plethora of responsibilities that include overseeing a team of... Continue Reading →

APS Maintenance Technician Keeps the Wheels on School Buses Moving

During National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 18-22, Atlanta Public Schools will highlight various APS transportation staff members and their outstanding commitment to student safety. The following feature is part of this special series. James Harden understands what it's like to be a school bus driver. That's because he used to be one. Now an... Continue Reading →

‘These Are My Bus Babies’: Shacario Bradley’s Love for Kids Becomes Her Guiding Force for Putting Students First

Her passengers call her "Ms. Que," and that's just fine with Shacario "Que" Bradley, who has been an Atlanta Public Schools bus operator since 2019. Known for her kindness, generosity, calm demeanor, and no-nonsense approach to school bus management, Bradley is among the more than 400 APS Transportation Department employees who ensure student safety to... Continue Reading →

Mays Raider Termarr Johnson is the No. 1 High School Baseball Player in the Country

A huge congratulations goes out to Benjamin E. Mays High School senior Termarr Johnson, who has been ranked the No. 1 high school baseball player in the country, according to Baseball America and Prep Baseball Report. An undeniably talented shortstop, Termarr's stats speak volumes. During spring 2021, the Mays Raider boasted a .417 batting average,... Continue Reading →

Give A Note and Huber Engineered Materials Donate $16,500 to 5 APS Elementary Schools

On Monday, Oct. 4, Give a Note (GAN) Foundation and Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) donated $16,500 to five Atlanta Public Schools elementary schools to help build new band programs for students. The congratulatory ceremony was held at West Manor Elementary School. The district recently hired a new music teacher specifically to add band programs to... Continue Reading →

Past, Present and Future: APS Celebrates the Rich History and Legacy of David T. Howard Middle School

A historic celebration - combined with jubilant reflections of the past, present and future - took center stage on Wednesday, Sept . 29, during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the long-awaited reopening of the new David T. Howard Middle School. Dozens of students, administrators, school staff, community partners and stakeholders joined Superintendent Dr. Lisa... Continue Reading →

Chick-Fil-A College Football Playoff Foundation Awards Dr. Miranda Dozier with $1,000!

Over the years, our partners, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl have worked with DonorsChoose to present and surprise a deserving APS teacher with a gift card of $1,000 to support projects listed on DonorsChoose. This year's recipient is: Dr. Miranda Dozier, First Grade Teacher, Boyd Elementary School She has... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Partners with Rock The Vote for National Voter Registration Day Pep Rally

Atlanta Public Schools was excited to partner with AMB Sports and Entertainment, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Rock the Vote, and New Georgia Project on a first-of-its-kind initiative, Democracy Class Atlanta, leveraging sports and entertainment to celebrate civic education and engagement and spread the message that there is “no off season in democracy.” Held on Sept.... Continue Reading →

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