Top Elementary Schools in Atlanta (2020)

Looking for the top elementary schools in Atlanta?  The popular Niche website just released its 2020 rankings of elementary school districts from across the country and highlighted the top 25 elementary schools in Atlanta Metro.  As you’ll see below, Forsyth County elementary schools are coming in strong this year, with 9 out of the top 10 schools!  The second runner up is the City of Decatur School District with 5 of their elementary schools making the Top 25 list!  View the full list below and search for the latest homes for sale by elementary school district.

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Top 25 Atlanta Elementary Schools for 2020

#1  |  Johns Creek Elementary School
#2  |  Big Creek Elementary School
#3  |  Daves Creek Elementary School
#4  |  Brookwood Elementary School
#5  |  Settles Bridge Elementary School
#6 |  Mashburn Elementary School
#7  |  Shiloh Point Elementary School
#8  |  Sharon Elementary School
#9  |  Haw Creek Elementary School
#10  |  New Glennwood Elementary School
#11  |  Midway Elementary School
  • Forsyth County Schools
  • 500 Students | 14:1 student-teacher ratio
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#12  |  Buford Academy
  • Buford City Schools | Buford, GA
  • 1,400+ students | 16:1 student-teacher ratio
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#13  |  4/5 Academy At Fifth Avenue
#14  |  Whitlow Elementary School
  • Forsyth County Public Schools | Cumming, GA
  • 1,200 Students | 15:1 student-teacher ratio
#15  |  Kelly Mill Elementary School
  • Forsyth County Schools
  • 1,200+ Students | 18:1 student-teacher ratio
#16  |  Kedron Elementary School
  • Fayette County Schools
  • 600+ Students | 14:1 student-teacher ratio
#17  |  Clairemont Elementary School
#18  |  Oakhurst Elementary School
#19 |  Peachtree City Elementary School
  • Fayette County Schools
  • 500+ Students | 14:1 student-teacher ratio
#20  |  Vickery Creek Elementary School
  • Forsyth County Public Schools
  • 1,100+ Students | 17:1 student-teacher ratio
#21  |  Sope Creek Elementary School
#22  |  Winnona Park Elementary School
#23  |  Addison Elementary School
#24 |  Burnette Elementary School
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools | Suwanee, GA
  • 13:1 student-teacher ratio
#25  |  Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Fayette County Public Schools | Peachtree City, GA
  • 500 Students | 12:1 student-teacher ratio


Picture of elementary school kids smiling - because they are in one of the top elementary schools in Atlanta!As you’ll see in our Top 25 List above, almost EVERY elementary school in the City of Decatur was included in the list!  The Forsyth County School district stole the show this year, with more than a dozen elementary schools ranking in the Top 25.  Cobb County and Gwinnett County also had a few on the list!

Other top-ranked Atlanta elementary schools include Westchester Elementary (City of Decatur), Chattahoochee Elementary (Forsyth), Mountain View Elementary (Cobb County) and Rocky Mount Elementary (Cobb County).

How did Niche determine the best elementary schools in Atlanta?   Based on their website, they review four categories:  The Academics Grade (statistics and surveys from students and parents), The District Overall Experience Grade (considers all aspects of the school district), The Teacher’s Grade (stats and surveys about the teachers) and the Student Culture and Diversity Grade (surveys and stats on the elementary school’s demographics).

Have questions about any of the Atlanta elementary schools or the communities they serve?

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