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Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school’s consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools – Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,…

W.T. Jackson Elementary earns 2010 Georgia Schools of Excellence recognition

Warren T.  Jackson Elementary School is one of only 22 schools in the state to be recognized as a 2010 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement award winner. Jackson earned the recognition for being among the top 10 percent of schools in Georgia, as determined by the results of state standardized tests in reading and…

Meet the APS Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Leslie Harrell-Tumlin, Warren T. Jackson Elementary

Leslie Harrell-Tumlin Warren T. Jackson Elementary School Dr. Lorraine Reich, principal Tamara Cotman, executive director, SRT-4 Leslie Harrell-Tumlin is a 2004 graduate of Furman University where she concurrently completed two bachelor of arts degrees in elementary education and French. Her first teaching assignment led her to an “at-risk” school in rural South Carolina. Two years…

Sutton Middle and W.T. Jackson Elementary win National Recognition Awards for wellness efforts

Sutton Middle School and Warren T. Jackson Elementary became the third and fourth schools in APS to earn bronze medal National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. They were two of only 11 Georgia schools to be so honored. The medals are awarded to schools for their wellness efforts, from nutrition to…

Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall visits Jackson Elementary to observe Roots & Shoots program

During her visit to Atlanta Public Schools on Friday, famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall greeted Jackson Elementary students in English, French, German — and even a little Chimpanzee. Delighted elementary students listened eagerly as Goodall shared her path from animal-loving toddler to world-renowned humanitarian, author and environmentalist. “As a child, I wanted to live with…

SRT-4 schools among Georgia schools awarded for outstanding achievement

There were 327 Georgia schools honored under Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which awards schools based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status. And APS’ SRT-4 schools were among them. The recognized schools will receive a congratulatory letter and a banner announcing the accomplishment. The schools are awarded on four…