Morningside Elementary Named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

For Immediate Release September 28, 2016 ATLANTA – U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Atlanta Public Schools’ Morningside Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Morningside Elementary is among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Principal Audrey Sofianos and a teacher will represent... 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 →

Congratulations! Stephanie Johnson, Principal at Maynard H. Jackson High School, Named a Principal of the Year Finalist

By Erica Fatima On Friday, January 15, the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) announced Atlanta Public Schools’ very own, Stephanie Johnson, Ed.S, as a finalist for this year’s Principal of the Year.   Principal Johnson joins a distinguished list of finalists that include: Dr. Julia Daniely, Westside Pre-Engineering High School, Bibb County Dr. Sean... Continue Reading →

Eight APS Football Players Named to All-State Team

Eight Atlanta Public Schools high school student athletes earned All-State honors in football from the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) recently, while seven were named to the AJC’s All-City/South Fulton team. All-State teams reflect the top players in each one of the state’s six classifications, which are based on student population, while the All-City/South Fulton team... Continue Reading →

Henry W. Grady High School wins top national press awards

By Kimberly Willis Green Atlanta Public Schools’ Henry W. Grady High School received the 2015 Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) Gold Crown Awards for its publications The Southerner newspaper and Nexus magazine. Both publications were one of 20 nationwide to win a Gold Crown in their respective categories. The Awards Convocation for Scholastic Crown recipients... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Honors 16 Students as Inaugural REACH Georgia Scholars on Statewide Signing Day

ATLANTA – As part of a REACH Statewide Signing Day, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen welcomed 16 students into the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia scholarship program for the 2014-2015 school year. The APS REACH scholars, comprised of eighth and ninth grade students from across the district, signed scholarship contracts... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools awarded for environmentally clean bus fleet

The Atlanta Public Schools Transportation Department accepted Georgia’s Blue Sky Award on Monday August 25, 2014 for its outstanding work in reducing emissions. “There isn’t anything more that we can do to help you guys to get cleaner buses. You’ve got the cleanest on the road today,” said William Cook, Engines & Fuels Unit Manager in the... Continue Reading →

Award-winning virtual world planned for students this fall

By: Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer Students heading back to class for the 2014-15 school year are sure to notice their new virtual desktops. The approval of a $15 million infrastructure upgrade, a digital resource known as MyBackPack, officially launches at the start of this school year but has already been recognized as an innovative use... Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King’s Cross Country Coach Valerie Missick was honored at the 2014 Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer: Coach Valerie Missick has been selected to receive the 2014 Positive Coach Award. The award is in recognition of a coach who is a role model for his or her team and reinforced the “Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete” as defined by Positive Athlete Georgia. Those definitions include an optimistic... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School recognizes 2014 graduates for community service, leadership and academics

North Atlanta High School recognized four graduates with awards for community service, leadership, and athletic and academic achievement during morning commencement exercises Sunday, May 25, 2014. John Rudd received the Warrior Scholar Award. This award is to recognize the student-athlete who illustrates uttermost promise both academically and athletically. John’s name will be added to a... Continue Reading →

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