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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APS Celebrates $11 Million Renovation During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Barack and Michelle Obama Academy

Thursday, Nov. 3, marked a new trajectory at Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the recent renovations to the campus. “It always seems impossible until it is done,” said Principal Robin Christian of Barack and Michelle Obama Academy. She repeated this phrase three times that morning... Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to Celebrate the Renovation of West Manor Elementary School

Thursday, Nov. 4, distinguished a new direction for West Manor IB World School, as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held commemorating the renovations. West Manor International Baccalaureate World School is located in the established in the Atlanta community of Lynhurst and has consistently enrolled students from the neighborhood and surrounding area. West Manor’s students have successfully navigated... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Renovation of Atlanta College and Career Academy

On Thursday, Oct. 4, Atlanta Public Schools hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the refurbishing of the facilities at Atlanta College and Career Academy, held in honor of Dr. Michael S. Maze with E-SPLOST funds. E-SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education) funding allowed Atlanta Public Schools to invest $8.4 million to make... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates the Legacy of Eddie S. Henderson Sr. with Stadium Renaming Ceremony

Henderson Stadium. L-R: Tonya Henderson-Freeman, Jasper Jewell, Eddie S. Henderson Jr, & Dr. Lisa Herring Mr. Eddie S. Henderson, Sr. offered more than three decades of public education and public service accomplishments, experience and acumen in athletics and high school sports. He was a product of his own environment and was tirelessly dedicated to changing... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron New Beginnings Academy in Renaming Ceremony

The former Forrest Hills Academy located in southwest Atlanta was renamed for the National Baseball Hall of Famer Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was born February 5, 1934, the third of eight children born to Estella Pritchett Aaron and Herbert Aaron. He attended Central High School and later transferred to the Josephine Allen Institute, a private... Continue Reading →

Student Innovators Are Encouraged to Sign Up for the 2022 APS Technology and Innovation Competition 

Calling all student innovators! The 2022 Atlanta Public Schools Technology and Innovation Competition is underway! The districtwide submission window will be Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 31, 2022, providing our APS students the opportunity to showcase their 21st century technological skills, talent and creativity. Students can work individually or with a partner to develop... Continue Reading →

Ceremony Renaming Midtown High School Marks a New Era, Focus on the Future

Wednesday, Oct. 27, marked a new era for Midtown High School, formerly Grady High School, as the Atlanta Public Schools community turned the page on an old chapter toward a new beginning with a special renaming and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The celebratory program was held in Midtown High School's spacious and newly renovated media center. The... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Commemorating the Renovation of Humphries Elementary School

Atlanta Public Schools has been hosting a series of ribbon cutting ceremonies honoring and commemorating the renaming and renovation of schools around the district. These events introduce the community to learning facilities remodeled with Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. Joseph W. Humphries Elementary School was named after the Honorable Joseph W. Humphries, an... Continue Reading →

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