Public school bus drivers and the students who ride them in metro Atlanta are getting ready for the last day of school. For most Atlanta area schools, the final day for the 2018-2019 school year falls just before Memorial Day. Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com

When is the last day of school for metro Atlanta public schools?

Most schools will start their 2019 summer break before Memorial Day

Most public schools in metro Atlanta will begin summer break before Memorial Day. The last day of school is as early as May 22 or as late as May 29, depending on the school district.

The most popular date for the last day of school in 2019 is Friday, May 24, according to a tabulation by the Georgia Department of Education. Statewide, 116 school districts will send students home on that date. In another 41 districts, the last day is May 21, 22 or 23. A handful of the state’s 159 districts, including Cherokee County, end the school year after Memorial Day.

Below are the last day of school dates for metro Atlanta school districts, based on their published calendars.

> When is the FIRST day of school in metro Atlanta 2019?

Atlanta Public Schools: May 24. Teacher work days end May 28.

Buford City Schools: May 24. Teacher work days end May 28.

Cherokee County: May  29. Teacher work days end May 31.

Clayton County: May  23. Teacher work days end May 30.

Cobb County: May  22. Teacher work days end May 24.

Decatur City Schools: May 31.

DeKalb County: May  23. Teacher work days end May 24.

Fayette County: May 24. Teacher work days end May 29.

Forsyth County: May  24. Teacher work days end May 29.

Fulton County: May  23. Teacher work days end May 24.

Gwinnett County: May  22. Teacher work days end May 24.

Henry County: May 24. Teacher work days end May 29.

Marietta City Schools: May 24. Teacher work days end May 29.

May is also graduation season for metro Atlanta and Georgia high schools. Here are links to metro Atlanta graduation schedules by school district.

APS: Atlanta City Schools 

Cherokee County 

Clayton County 

Cobb County and Marietta

DeKalb County

Fayette County

Forsyth County

Fulton County

Gwinnett County

Henry County

For more metro Atlanta school news, visit the AJC School News page and the AJC Get Schooled Blog.

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