APS Announces “APS Homecoming” Schedule, Including Venue for 2017-18 State of the District Event

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools wants its alumni, community supporters, parents and students to “come home.” APS Homecoming Weekend will be Oct. 20-21 The district announced today a weekend of events – Oct. 20-21 – under the theme “APS Homecoming. Events include: The annual State of the District address at Hollis Innovation Academy, followed immediately... Continue Reading →


By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... Continue Reading →

Grady, Carver, Mays and Washington Hit the Field as APS Hosts High School Football Classic August 22

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Department of Athletics will host the 2015 High School Classic Saturday, Aug. 22 at Lakewood Stadium, 70 Claire Dr. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30315. The following high school football teams are scheduled to compete: 11:00 a.m. – Tri Cities vs. Hardaway-Columbus 2:00 p.m. – Grady vs. Washington 5:00 p.m. – Carver-Atlanta vs. Carver-Columbus 8:00... Continue Reading →

The Sixth Annual L.J. Price High School Alumni Breakfast

Luther Judson Price High School first opened its doors in 1954 as the fifth African – American High School in Atlanta Public Schools.  Price High was known for an outstanding education provided by dedicated teachers and administrators.  Price was also known for its athletic prowess as well as its academic scholars.  Throughout its long history... Continue Reading →

College and Career Motivation Day at Gideons Elementary

Gideons Elementary School held its College and Career Motivation Day on January 25, 2013. Over forty professionals representing a vast array of professions along with Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Davis and Assistant Superintendent Smith gathered at Gideons and spoke to the elementary students. The importance of elementary, middle and high school studies was stressed along... Continue Reading →

Shaun Kleber is Honored as the 2012 David S. Barr Award Winner

Shaun Kleber, Grady alumnus and 2011-2012 co-managing editor of Grady's newspaper The Southerner, received the David S. Barr Award at The Newspaper Guild-Communication Workers of American Freedom Fund Award Banquet. Kleber presented a phenomenal speech prior to accepting his award among professional award-winning journalists from The Miami Herald, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. Kleber’s... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates Black History Month — on the airwaves

Atlanta Public Schools salutes the heroes of Black History Month with compelling programming on its two television channels. First we invite you to flip to Channel 22 to watch "A History of Black Achievement in America," an original, eight-part series that documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and... Continue Reading →

E.L. Connally celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during “Teach-In” program

Schools around the district paid tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during guest “Teach-in” lectures this week. It served as a perfect way to kick off Black History Month. At E.L. Connally Elementary, the Teach-In program featured inspirational tunes by students as well as teacher Samuel Prater, who performed "Wind Beneath... Continue Reading →

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