May 23, 2018 Sandy Springs - A Fulton County Schools bus brings traffic to a halt on Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs, in the last week of school. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Metro Atlanta students starting back to school 

Like an ice cream cone that melts too quickly, summer break is almost over, and school buses and parents — no longer off the grid for vacations — will again squeeze onto Atlanta roadways during rush hour.

Most metro area school districts will open their doors in early August, taking in more than 800,000 students, though more than one will have kids in their seats in July.

This is when school starts in 18 of the region’s largest districts:

Atlanta: Aug.  1 (details)

Buford: Aug. 2

Cherokee County: Aug. 1

Clayton County: Aug. 6

Cobb County: Aug. 1 (details)

Coweta County: Aug. 3

Decatur: Aug. 1

DeKalb County: Aug. 6 (details)

Douglas County: Aug. 8

Fayette County: Aug. 6

Forsyth County: Aug. 2

Fulton County: Aug. 6 (details)

Gwinnett County: Aug. 6 (details)

Hall County: Aug. 7

Henry County: July 30

Marietta: Aug. 2

Newton County: Aug. 1

Rockdale County: July 30

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