Humphries Elementary School, located on the corner of Humphries Drive and School Drive, serves the Orchard Knob community in Southeast Atlanta. We are part of the South Atlanta Cluster and are a feeder school for Long Middle School.
We pride ourselves on being a small school that creates an individualized learning experience for our students. Working collaboratively with families and community members we provide our students with the intellectual and academic skills they need for college and career readiness.
Our students are important to us – they are our future and we are dedicated to providing them with as many opportunities as we can so that they will become lifelong learners and have the background to make a happy, successful lives for themselves.
Joseph W. Humphries Elementary School was named after the Honorable Joseph W. Humphries, an eminent member of the Fulton County Board of Education. The school opened in 1916 as a Fulton County School with only four rooms. In 1951 Humphries was converted to an Atlanta Public School. Over the years we have expanded and renovated the school. Structural additions were made in 1932, 1950, 1967, 1994, 1997-98, 2001, and 2019. The school was extensively renovated in 2021.