Clayton County no longer has any on the list; Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School had been on the 2017 list but no longer appears.
“This is another indication that Clayton County Public Schools is making progress as we continue to grow in our commitment to high levels of performance,” said Superintendent Morcease Beasley, in a written statement.
Gwinnett and Cobb do not have schools on the list.
The state's chief turnaround officer identifies schools from the list for intervention. The state can use the threat of financial pressure to get districts to accept those interventions.
APS launched its own turnaround plan in 2016 to try to improve schools, including handing some over to charter-related groups to operate, providing extra academic support and social services, and closing and merging schools.
APS announced Wednesday that five schools -- Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, School of Technology at Carver, F.L. Stanton Elementary School, Long Middle School, and Kimberly Elementary School -- posted a high enough three-year average to be removed from the state list.
Two other Atlanta schools were added -- Carver STEAM and Douglass High School-- bringing the current total of Atlanta schools on the state list to 13.
Carver Tech has merged into Carver Early College. APS turned over Carver STEAM to an outside operator to run this year.
The state previously designated Georgia’s worst-performing schools as “chronically failing,” of which APS had 23 schools in 2017.
Atlanta Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said the district has been providing more help to its lowest-performing schools.
“I’m encouraged to see that five APS schools that were previously on the state’s list have earned their way off that list, but we’ve still got a long way to go. We remain committed to that work and committed to the transformation of APS,” she said, in a written statement.
Here’s full list of Atlanta’s 13 “turnaround-eligible” schools:
Boyd Elementary School
Gideons Elementary School
Woodson Park Academy
Price Middle School
Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy
Douglass High School
Scott Elementary School
Young Middle School
Thomasville Heights Elementary School
Fain Elementary School
Harper-Archer Middle School