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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

  • Operating Models and School System Flexibility Options Flexgraphic

    Atlanta Public Schools will host Community Visioning Sessions across the district to inform and gather feedback from district stakeholders about the school system operating models and flexibility options outlined by the Georgia Department of Education. All session meetings will be open to the public, including parents, students, employees and community partners.
     
     
     
     
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  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights include the right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

    One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    Also, upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. 

    For more information about Student Records and disclosures, including directory information, please refer to the Student Handbook, and Board Policy JR and Administrative Regulation JR-1(R). 


     
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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email outofzone@atlanta.k12.ga.us   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754


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