And the 2019-2020 APyeS Winners Are:

Atlanta Public Schools teachers, administrators and staff tonight took a much deserved break to celebrate those among us who best demonstrate the efforts to prepare our beautiful children for college, career and choice-filled lives. I’m talking about the annual APyeS Awards, which were held at the Delta Flight Museum! We’ve been teeing up the 2019-2020…

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APS Raises Overall District CCRPI Score to 74.1, Narrows Gap with State

District narrows gaps with state with its elementary and high school scores and surpasses state in middle school grades. Through the course of the year, a number of state agencies, testing boards and national assessment programs deliver a wide range of data to school districts around the nation. For Georgia schools, this includes Georgia Milestones,…

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It’s Georgia Bus Driver Appreciation Day: Three Honks for Our Teachers on Wheels!

APS honors our beloved transportation team – bus drivers, monitors, mechanics and support squad – all charged with safely transporting our precious students to school, field trips, athletic events and co-curricular activities Honk if you love our bus drivers today! Every school day, nearly 400 buses Atlanta Public Schools take to the streets to transport…

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Nine APS Middle School Scholars Selected for REACH

Atlanta Public Schools has a specific mission to see every student graduate ready for college and career. And while we often think mostly about high school students when thinking about graduation and entering college, we fully live the mission when we think about students in all grades. Today, we focused on middle school students; specifically…

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APS 2019 Graduates Achieve 19.1 Average Composite ACT Score, Slight Gain over 2018

About a month after the College Board released SAT data, the other leading college entrance exam has released its own data. According to figures released today by ACT, Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) 2019 graduates achieved an average composite ACT score of 19.1, a slight increase of 0.4 points from the 2018 average of 18.7 and…

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Stirring the Pot: APS Nutrition Goes for Gold … Cooks Up Platinum Radish Award!

As we celebrate National School Lunch Week, so many reasons to showcase the APS Nutrition Department As a school district, especially one in an urban setting, Atlanta Public Schools often must make a priority of not only feeding young minds with good academics but young bodies with good food. Three of every four APS students…

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Creating ‘Llama Drama’ for Georgia Pre-K Week

In pre-kindergarten classes across the district this week, our youngest students reveled in the story of a totally turned up Baby Llama in red pajamas, waiting for his mama, coping with bedtime drama. As part of Georgia Pre-K Week, a celebration of the lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K program, school officials, board members, parents, caregivers and community…

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In Remembrance of a Beloved Educator: Lorraine Reich

When I arrived in Atlanta in 2014, so many educators, families, students and neighbors embraced me as the new superintendent. They not only welcomed me but also offered to be my friendly guides so that I could understand the unique characteristics of each school and every community. Among the first people I got to know…

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APyeS! Applauding our 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Finalists

Mornings like today are the ones I cherish most as part of my work in Atlanta Public Schools – getting to celebrate excellence in teaching and learning! Today was especially special because – as is tradition in APS – we surprised three extraordinary teachers to give them the news: You are a finalist for the…

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