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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Atlanta Public Schools is a public school district located in Atlanta, GA. It has 51,500 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
Address
210 Pryor Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30335
Telephone
(404) 802-3500

Atlanta Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1050
1,429 responses
Average ACT
21
1,341 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
51,500
Free or Reduced Lunch
77.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,975
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$805,195,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,378/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    4%

Atlanta Public Schools Reviews

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I love Atlanta Public Schools! As I just moved from Nassau, Bahamas a few years ago I noticed the huge difference which is for the better in my opinion. Schools in Nassau was so restricted. We had no individual freedom and weren't allowed to express ourselves as individuals. We all wore uniforms, we weren't allowed to wear nail polish or fake nails, dye our hair or wear extensions. We didn't have spirit week, homecoming or as many clubs and sport that I now have. Students were forbidden to bring any electronics to school including cellphones which risked our safety. I also love the diversity seeing that the Bahamas consisted mostly of African Americans. It's amazing to see how we have the student body to make sure all our voices are heard. Overall APS gave me an experience I never thought I would have which made moving to Georgia a little better.
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I liked the Atlanta Public School system but there are many things that could be changed to make it a more enjoyable experience. The one thing that I would change about my school would be the opportunity to go outside of the school. We were in the building the entire day. Giving the students a courtyard or area to go out for lunch or just a break from the classroom would be great. Secondly, more exciting teachers would be great. Teachers that make learning fun, like, Ron Clark at the Ron Clark Academy was great at this and could train many more teachers with his training program. Make learning fun! Lastly, there are many scholarships available for students whose parents can not afford college tuition or have run into a life crisis along the way, such as my parents. The school system should have a teacher specifically certified to assist with writing scholarship essays that can be awarded to students entering college.
I like the school it’s in a nice area. The teachers are great at their jobs. Especially Ms.Williams she actually teach the kids at Maynard. Plus Communities and Schools are are very helpful place for students. Especially me I would’ve made it out if it wasn’t for them and others staff members. The school is a bit racist to the IB students, French teachers, and the principal racist!