Welcome to your Atlanta Schools and Real Estate Guide! Quite often, the school district is the number one priority for Atlanta home buyers. Not only is it important to your children's education, it is also a factor in your home's value and resale potential. Navigating through the maze of City of Atlanta Schools versus County Schools, redistricting, test scores, charter schools, and home prices can be a challenge. We want to help simplify the process for you help you find the best possible school and the best home for you and your family.
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In 1872, the Atlanta City Council created the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and opened three grammar schools and two high schools to educate the city's children. Since that time, APS has grown to an enrollment of over 50,000 students with 22 high schools, 16 middle and over 50 elementary schools. The student / teacher ratio averages 1:20 and the school system is continually striving to improve the children's educational experience with several intiatives including, ProjectGRAD, Effective Teacher in Every Classroom, and the Math and Science Initiative. Learn more about schools in the City of Atlanta.
Some of the Best Schools in the City of Atlanta GA
- E. Rivers Elementary School - South Buckhead Homes for Sale
- Garden Hills Elementary School - Homes for Sale
- Mary Lin Elementary School - Properties for sale
- Morningside Elementary School - Homes for sale
- Morris Brandon Elementary School - Learn more and search available homes
- Sarah Rawson Smith Elementary School - Real Estate and homes for sale
- Springdale Park Elementary School - Homes for sale
- Warren T. Jackson Elementary School - Buckhead homes
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Located about 15 minutes from Downtown Atlanta, the City of Decatur schools are some of the finest in Georgia. This independent school district serves all the children within the four square mile area of Decatur, Georgia (zip code 30030).
There are approximately 3,500 students that attend one Early Childhood Learning Center, four K-3 elementary schools, one 4th/5th grade Academy, one middle school (Renfroe Middle), and one high school (Decatur High). Decatur is also home to some top-notch teachers -- over 70% hold advanced degrees with an average of 13 years teaching experience. Learn more about the City of Decatur school system.
Elementary Schools in the City of Decatur GA
- Oakhurst Elementary School - Homes and condos for sale
- Clairemont Elementary School - Decatur homes for sale
- Glennwood Elementary - Homes, townhomes and condos for sale
- Winnona Park Elementary - Decatur real estate and homes
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The Cobb County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in Georgia, serving almost 110,000 elementary, middle and high students. There are 114 schools in the district, with 56 of them ranked at "Georgia Schools of Excellence" and 22 are National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Walton High School in Marietta / East Cobb is one of the most popular and consistently delivers some of the top SAT and ACT test scores. Brumby Elementary and King Springs Elementary schools were recently named 2014-2016 Schools of Excellence by the National PTA. This is an incredible achievement, as only 170 schools in the US received this designation. Learn more about the Cobb County GA Schools on the official website.
Popular Schools in Cobb County GA
- Brumby Elementary - View current homes for sale
- King Springs Elementary - Smyrna real estate for sale
- Mt Bethel Elementary School - Marietta homes for sale
- Sope Creek Elementary School - Marietta homes for sale
- Pope High School - Tour the latest properties for sale
- Walton High School - Search real estate listings
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The Dekalb County School district serves more than 100,000 students in 143 schools and centers. Seven schools (three high schools, one middle and three elementary schools) participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and there are also a total of 14 Charter Schools in the district.
For those who are new to the area the districting can be a bit confusing, as the City Atlanta Public Schools serves the Atlanta portion of Dekalb county while City Schools of Decatur serves the school system in the City limits of Decatur. All areas outside of the city limits attend Dekalb County Schools.
Popular Schools in Dekalb County GA
- Ashford Park Elementary - Brookhaven Atlanta Homes for Sale
- Austin Elementary School - Dunwoody Homes for Sale
- Briarlake Elementary - Homes for Sale
- BriarVista Elementary School - Atlanta / Emory Homes for Sale
- Brockett Elementary - Tucker Homes for Sale
- Fernbank Elementary School - Homes for Sale
- Hawthorne Elementary - Homes for Sale
- Henderson Mill Elementary - Houses and townhomes for Sale
- Montgomery Elementary School - Homes for Sale
- Oak Grove Elementary - Decatur Homes for Sale (including townhomes, condos and foreclosures)
- Sagamore Hills Elementary - Homes for Sale
- Vanderlyn Elementary School - Dunwoody Homes for Sale
- Woodward School - Search available real estate
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Founded in 1871, the Fulton County School System is one of the oldest and largest school districts in Georgia. Fulton County has a long list of top ranked schools in many of the highly-sought after communities around Atlanta, from Buckhead to Alpharetta.
Serving almost 100,000 students with 58 elementary schools, 7 charter schools, 19 middle schools and 17 high schools. Of the 17 high schools, ten were named in US News & World Report as some of the top high schools in Georgia and the US.
Top Notch Schools in Fulton County
- Barnwell Elementary School - Homes for Sale
- Heards Ferry Elementary - Atlanta / Sandy Springs Homes for Sale
- High Point Elementary - Real Estate for Sale
- Lake Forest Elementary - Atlanta homes
- Northview High School - Duluth homes for sale
- Milton High School -- Alpharetta and Milton homes
- Centennial High School - Roswell real estate listings