Principals of South Atlanta, Forrest Hill are out at APS

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Principals of South Atlanta, Forrest Hill are out at APS

Two more Atlanta high school principals are leaving their posts.

South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice Principal Charlotte Davis has resigned after a district investigation into alleged improper grade-changing.

And Forrest Hill Academy Principal Anthony Howell is out after Superintendent Meria Carstarphen declined to renew his contract. Forrest Hill is the district’s alternative school.

Davis signed off on at least 39 grade changes last spring, grade-change sheets obtained by WSBTV show. But Davis changed many more grades — several hundred — in a school with about 300 students, according to WSBTV.

All but one of the grades were increased to 70, the lowest passing grade.

In some cases, the new grades allowed students who earned numeric grades as low as 8 or 9 to pass.

Douglass High School Principal Tony Burks was also recently removed from his post in the midst of a federally funded school turnaround effort.

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