Atlanta district to recommend next use for former Inman Middle School

Atlanta Public Schools will hold two community meeting on Wednesday to discuss future uses for the former Inman Middle School, located in the growing Midtown High School cluster. VANESSA McCRAY/AJC FILE PHOTO

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Atlanta Public Schools will hold two community meeting on Wednesday to discuss future uses for the former Inman Middle School, located in the growing Midtown High School cluster. VANESSA McCRAY/AJC FILE PHOTO

Atlanta Public Schools will host two meetings to detail the district’s plan for a former middle school campus in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.

The building, located off Virginia Avenue, housed Inman Middle School until last year, when APS opened Howard Middle School about two miles south. Since then, the site has served as a temporary home for Morningside Elementary School while that building undergoes a renovation.

The long-term use of the Inman site has been a topic of discussion in a part of the district that’s seen enrollment growth. Schools in that area feed into Midtown High School, previously known as Grady High.

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Two options for the Inman site have emerged: Converting it into a new elementary school to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade or creating a fourth- and fifth-grade academy.

Superintendent Lisa Herring said officials will explain the district’s recommendation for the campus during virtual meetings at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“We will be sharing much more about the background for these proposed options, the opportunities and challenges of implementation, and how we can work together to ensure that the 2022-2023 school year can begin with excitement and positive impact,” she wrote in a recent letter to the community.

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