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New Georgia analysis: see which Atlanta schools ‘beat the odds’

new analysis of performance with at-risk student groups shows Atlanta with a relatively high percentage of schools that “beat the odds.”

The annual statistical analysis by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement compares schools’ ability to teach based on student characteristics that are “outside the school’s control.” Race, ethnicity, disabilities, English fluency, economic “disadvantage” and transience were considered in Thursday’s report for 2017.

Typically, 40 percent of schools beat the odds. In Atlanta Public Schools, it was 61 percent, according to a review by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

See how your school performed.

  • Atlanta schools that beat the odds

APS-Forrest Hills Academy 

Bazoline E. Usher/Collier Heights Elmentary School 

Beecher Hills Elementary School 

Booker T. Washington High School 

Boyd Elementary School 

Brandon Elementary School 

Burgess-Peterson Elementary School 

Cascade Elementary School 

Centennial Academy 

Charles Drew Charter School JA/SA 

Charles R. Drew Charter School 

Cleveland Elementary School 

Continental Colony Elementary School 

Corretta Scott King Womens' Leadership Academy 

Crim High School 

D. H. Stanton Elementary School 

Deerwood Academy School 

Dobbs Elementary School 

Douglass High School 

Dunbar Elementary School 

Early College High School at Carver 

Garden Hills Elementary School 

Gideons Elementary School 

Grady High School 

Heritage Academy Elementary 

Humphries Elementary School 

Hutchinson Elementary School 

Inman Middle School 

Jackson Elementary School 


King Middle School 

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 

Kipp Strive Academy 


KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy 

Lin Elementary School 

Long Middle School 

M. A. Jones Elementary School 

Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. High School 

Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy 

Miles Intermediate School 

Morningside Elementary School 

Slater Elementary School 

Springdale Park Elementary School 

Sylvan Hills Middle School 

The B.E.S.T Academy 

The John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary Schools 

Therrell High School 

Thomasville Heights Elementary School 

Towns Elementary School 

West Manor Elementary School 

Whitefoord Elementary School

  • Atlanta schools that failed to beat the odds

Atlanta Classical Academy 

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter - Elementary 

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter - Middle 

Benteen Elementary School 

Bolton Academy 

Brown Middle School 

Bunche Middle School 

Carver High School 

F. L. Stanton Elementary School 

Fain Elementary School 

Fickett Elementary School 

Finch Elementary 

Harper-Archer Middle School 

Kimberly Elementary School 

KIPP Strive Primary 

Mays High School 

North Atlanta High School 

Parkside Elementary School 

Perkerson Elementary School 

Peyton Forest Elementary School 

Price Middle School 

Rivers Elementary School 

School of Technology at Carver 

Scott Elementary School 

Smith Elementary School 

South Atlanta High School 

Sutton Middle School 

Toomer Elementary School 

Tuskegee Airman Global Academy 

Wesley International Academy Charter Facility 

Westside Atlanta Charter School 

Woodson Park Academy 

Young Middle School

The AJC's Ty Tagami keeps you updated on the latest in Georgia education at, the subscriber website of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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