Top 10 Best Atlanta Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 193 public schools serving 136,667 students in Atlanta, GA (there are 135 private schools, serving 28,694 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Atlanta, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Atlanta, GA are Kittredge Magnet School, Heards Ferry Elementary School and Austin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Atlanta, GA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Georgia public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Atlanta have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Atlanta, GA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kittredge Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 87% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2383 N Druid Hills Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 874-6602
Grades: 4-6
| 479 students
Rank: #22.
Heards Ferry Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6151 Powers Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30339
(470) 254-6190
Grades: PK-5
| 679 students
Rank: #33.
Austin Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5321 Roberts Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8102
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #44.
Springdale Park Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1246 Ponce De Leon Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 802-7150
Grades: K-5
| 722 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Jackson Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1325 Mount Paran Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 802-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1857 Oak Grove Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7402
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #77.
Vanderlyn Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1877 Vanderlyn Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-9002
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #88.
Morningside Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
774 Virginia Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 802-8950
Grades: K-5
| 809 students
Rank: #99.
Mary Lin Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
586 Candler Park Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 802-8850
Grades: K-5
| 634 students
Rank: #1010.
Dunwoody Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1923 Womack Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 875-4002
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #1111.
Spalding Drive Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
130 W Spalding Dr
Atlanta, GA 30328
(470) 254-5880
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #1212.
Morris Brandon Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2741 Howell Mill Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 802-7250
Grades: PK-5
| 819 students
Rank: #1313.
David T Howard Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
551 John Wesley Dobbs
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 802-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,154 students
Rank: #1414.
Chamblee Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3601 Sexton Woods Dr
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 874-8202
Grades: 6-8
| 979 students
Rank: #1515.
Sara Rawson Smith Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
370 Old Ivy Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 802-3880
Grades: PK-5
| 803 students
Rank: #1616.
North Springs High School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7447 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
(470) 254-2490
Grades: 9-12
| 1,332 students
Rank: #1717.
Fernbank Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
157 Heaton Park Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-9302
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
Rank: #1818.
Montgomery Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 668 students
Rank: #1919.
Ashford Park Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2968 Cravenridge Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30319
(678) 676-6702
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #2020.
Atlanta Classical Academy
Charter School
Math: 44% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3260 Northside Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 369-3500
Grades: K-12
| 688 students
Rank: #2121.
Sagamore Hills Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1865 Alderbrook Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7502
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Atlanta Unbound Academy
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1743 Hardin Ave
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 579-0247
Grades: K-7
| 190 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Atlanta Youth Detention Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5651 Stonewall Tell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30349
(404) 656-4522
Grades: 7-12
| 22 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Booker T. Washington High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
45 Whitehouse Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 862 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Corretta Scott King Young Womens' Leadership Academy
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1190 Northwest Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 802-4900
Grades: 6-12
| 312 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Kipp Vision Charter School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
660 Mcwilliams Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 537-5252
Grades: 5-8
| 395 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Margaret Harris Comprehensive School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1634 Knob Hill Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 874-7002
Grades: K-12
| 65 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Mcclarin High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3605 Main St
Atlanta, GA 30337
(470) 254-8080
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Whitehall Ter Sw
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 802-7950
Grades: PK-5
| 306 students
Rank: #22 - 3022. - 30.
West Manor Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
101 Hemphill School Rd
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 802-3350
Grades: K-5
| 204 students
Rank: #3131.
Resurgence Hall Charter School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1706 Washington Rd
Atlanta, GA 30344
(404) 382-8512
Grades: K-4
| 405 students
Rank: #3232.
Globe Charter School I
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2225 Heritage Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 867-6183
Grades: K-8
| 1,065 students
Rank: #3333.
High Point Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
520 Greenland Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
(470) 254-7716
Grades: PK-5
| 677 students
Rank: #3434.
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter - Middle School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
820 Essie Ave Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 904-0051
Grades: 6-8
| 232 students
Rank: #3535.
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter - Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
688 Grant St Se
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 624-6226
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
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Atlanta, Georgia Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
286 Wilson Mill Rd Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-4300
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
286 Wilson Mill Rd Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-4300
Grades: PK-2
| 383 students
2050 Tiger Flowers Drive, Nw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 792-5914
Grades: PK-5
| 357 students
1261 Lockwood Drive, Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 752-0746
Grades: K-5
| 182 students
569 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 492-5362
Grades: K-8
| 467 students
4525 Bakers Ferry Rd Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 505-7877
Grades: 7-11
| n/a students
1890 Donald L. Hollowell, Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 792-5944
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2210 Perry Boulevard, Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 802-3500
Grades: 7-8
| 405 students
1820 Mary Dell Dr Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 802-4944
Grades: 9-12
| 245 students
220 Northside Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-8200
Grades: PK-5
| 524 students
1445 Maynard Road, Nw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 699-4504
Grades: K-5
| 335 students
45 Whitehouse Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 246 students
45 Whitehouse Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 296 students
45 Whitehouse Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 348 students
1559 Johnson Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 792-0070
Grades: 8-12
| 25 students
386 Pine Street, Ne
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 853-4011
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
21 Thirkield Ave Sw
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 802-7533
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1442 Metropolitan Parkway Sw
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 802-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 237 students
3132 Clifton Church Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 874-4402
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
1550 Hosea L Williams Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 802-6600
Grades: 6-8
| 261 students
3050 Collier Drive, Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 699-4507
Grades: PK-5
| 466 students
1654 S Alvarado Ter Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 802-8450
Grades: PK-5
| 371 students
211 Memorial Dr Se
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 802-8500
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
1190 Northwest Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 802-4962
Grades: 6-8
| 284 students
601 Beckwith St Nw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 330-4170
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
256 Clifton Street, Se
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 371-7105
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
256 Clifton St Se
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 802-5800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1995 Womack Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(678) 874-8402
Grades: 9-12
| 230 students
3075 Alton Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
(678) 676-6602
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Jim Cherry Center, 2415-b Nort
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-3011
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
145 4th St Ne
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 802-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 219 students
2295 Springdale Circle SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(865) 384-4179
Grades: K-5
| 600 students
101 Hemphill School Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-8600
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-7102
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2914 Evans Woods Drive
Atlanta, GA 30340
(678) 874-2702
Grades: PK-5
| 468 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Atlanta, GA?
The top ranked public schools in Atlanta, GA include Kittredge Magnet School, Heards Ferry Elementary School and Austin Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Atlanta, GA?
193 public schools are located in Atlanta, GA.
What percentage of students in Atlanta, GA go to public school?
83% of all K-12 students in Atlanta, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Atlanta, GA?
Atlanta, GA public schools minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public schools average of 63% (majority Black).

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