Welcome to Atlanta Public Schools (APS). Our mission is to ensure that with a caring culture of trust and collaboration, every student will graduate ready for college and career. Our vision is one of a high-performing school district where students love to learn, educators inspire, families engage and the community trusts the system.
APS is organized into nine high school clusters with distinct feeder patterns. Unlike split-feeder patterns, the cluster model allows all students attending a particular elementary school to matriculate to the same middle school, and students enrolled at that middle school will matriculate to the same high school.
Atlanta Public Schools has 89 learning sites, including 61 neighborhood schools, 5 partner schools, 18 charter schools, 2 citywide single-gender academies, 3 alternative schools and 4 alternative programs. As of August 31, 2018, district enrollment is approximately 52,000 students.