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Centennial Place Elementary School
531 Luckie Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-802-8550

Engaging Students

Centennial Place Elementary School is a child-centered, community-based themed school that focuses on Science, Mathematics, and Technology. The school draws its student population from the Centennial Place neighborhood and surrounding communities including two shelters. The students bring a multiplicity of diversities in cultures, languages, socioeconomic status and customs. Centennial is designed with open classroom space configurations that provide technology rich learning environments. This configuration encourages cooperative, collaborative instructional teams to create and produce interdisciplinary work.

The Centennial Place vision is for families, schools, and the community to be unified as a Learning Village with focused strategies to change underlying attitudes toward education. The Learning Village idea was conceived by a coalition of Atlanta Public Schools educators, university leaders, and community business stakeholders. The ultimate goal of this unification is to create a pipeline beginning at Centennial to feeder middle school (Inman) and high school (Grady) and ultimately ending with our students enrolling into the Georgia Institute of Technology.

District Announcements

  • Atlanta Families' 2014 Nominations
    The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. 

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  • APS Superintendent Finalist Dr. Meria Carstarphen

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  • March 21, 2014
    Atlanta Public Schools is aware of recently reported abduction attempts near multiple school properties.  

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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  • APS Statement Regarding Personnel Changes

    Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years.  Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here. 

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  • Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.


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  • Learn More About Gifted Parent University 


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  • Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! 

    Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. 

    Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School. 

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