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General School Information

Garden Hills Elementary School
285 Sheridan Drive NE 
Atlanta, GA 30305 
(404) 802-7800, main office phone 
(404) 842-3050, fax

Principal: Tommy Usher

Home to 596 students in kindergarten through 5th grades, Garden Hills Elementary provides a positive learning environment designed to help children reach their full potential – both as students and individuals. Our school has a well-earned reputation for effectively and creatively meeting the needs of each child. We maintain our standard of excellence by providing our students with:

  • Model foreign language programs
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Gifted education offerings
  • Rigorous and challenging academic programs
  • Innovative fine arts programs
  • Small class sizes

Built in 1938, Garden Hills Elementary is on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful (and recently renovated) brick building is nestled among the older homes and stately trees of Atlanta's historic Garden Hills neighborhood. Additional green space and campus renovations that compliment the beautiful historic building are planned for the coming year. View the plan.

Our school currently serves historic Buckhead neighborhoods including Garden Hills, Peachtree Park, Peachtree Heights, Lindridge Martin Manor and the much anticipated Streets of Buckhead. To check the attendance zone for a particular address, please contact the school office at 404-842-3103. Click here for a school zone map.

School Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

After School Care: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Our Mission Statement 
We at Garden Hills Elementary School strive to achieve our greatest potential by becoming lifelong learners and productive citizens of the world.

Our Approach 
We work to develop confident, independent individuals with a desire for learning and respect for others.

We hold our students to the highest academic standards while providing them with the direction, support, and encouragement they need to be successful. 

Because children learn in different ways, we offer flexible programs that help each child meet his or her maximum potential. Our students benefit from small class sizes that promote classroom unity and foster lasting friendships. At Garden Hills children are taught respect for the individual and are empowered to go out into the world with compassion and caring for others.


Visitor Information & Parking 
Any visitor entering the building should enter through the front door and check in at the front office. All visitors are asked to sign-in, share the purpose for their visit with one of the secretaries, and put on a “visitor” sticker. When a visitor is ready to leave, they must sign out in the office.

Upcoming Events

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District Announcements

  • 2014 OPEN HOUSE 

    APS will host districtwide open houses at all schools on Friday, August 1st.
    High School:  1pm - 3pm
    Middle School:  3pm - 5pm
    Elementary School:  5pm - 7pm 
    We look forward to seeing you at open house! 
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    July 23-25 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & July 28 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Registration will take place at your zoned school.  
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  • Dear Atlanta Public Schools Class of 2014,


    You have completed the approved program of study, passed the necessary exams and satisfied all of the requirements for graduation. You have reached a wonderful milestone in your education journey and are certainly worthy of celebration.  

    As you continue your life’s journey, go forth to grow and to add value to everything you do. Again, congratulations, class of 2014, and very best wishes.  And remember, make good choices.


    Erroll B. Davis Jr.


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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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