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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Department of Special Education Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week, Dec. 6-10

The Atlanta Public Schools Department of Special Education will proudly celebrate Inclusive Schools Week, Dec. 6-10. This year's theme is “Rebuilding Our Inclusive Community Together.” Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) activities will vary from school to school. Celebratory activities include daily videos/announcement, SEL lessons, art day, Elbert Einstein Day, Pride Day, a jump rope contest with prizes,... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Star Educators at 2021 -2022 APyeS! Awards, Jayla Bailey Receives Excellence in Teaching Honor

Honoring excellence in our classrooms, schools and beyond! Atlanta Public Schools announced Jayla Bailey, a math teacher at Sylvan Hills Middle School, as the 2021-2022 District Excellence in Teaching Award Winner (also known as Teacher of the Year) at the annual APyeS! Awards Gala, held Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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