History

  • Virginia-Highland Elementary School is part of Atlanta Public Schools.  The school is located in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood and serves students currently residing in Ansley Park, Midtown, Morningside, Sherwood Forest and Virginia-Highland.  Virginia-Highland Elementary was originally built in 1924 and was named after Samuel Martin Inman, a cotton merchant from Tennessee.  Through the years, the school has been renovated and newer editions to the facility were added and, in 1978, the elementary school was converted into a middle school.

    Virginia-Highland Elementary was born in 2023, when the in-town elementary schools of Morningside and Springdale Park became so popular, they outgrew their spaces.  In 2023, Virginia-Highland Elementary opened with approximately 600 students from the Morningiside and Sprindale Park schools.  Mr. Terry Harness was named the principal of Virginia-Highland Elementary. 

    With over 600 students currently enrolled at Virginia-Highland Elementary, our charming and historic school offers a rigorous course load, including art, music, physical education, media center, technology and an extensive STEAM curriculum for all grades.  VAHI Elementary also offers Spanish for all grade levels, band and orchestra for 4th & 5th grade students and Gifted & Talented instruction for students who qualify.