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North Atlanta High School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Atlanta Public Schools
2875 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 802-4700

About This School

North Atlanta High School is located in Atlanta, GA and is one of 27 high schools in Atlanta Public Schools. It is a magnet school that serves 1243 students in grades 9-12.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See North Atlanta High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, North Atlanta High School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Georgia average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

1,243

Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

52% 48%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

52.5%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$13,933
per student
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Grade 9 Algebra I Performance

EOCT Results
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North Atlanta High School Reviews

Okay school, only people who say it

By a Current Student on

I know that this school is good. I go there and I live in the area. It at times seems stereotypical, because we segregate ourselves. Not saying everyone is mean to each other, it's just how it seemed to fall in to place. Teachers are...cool in a way, but expect a lot of work in ap and ib classes. Sometimes the kids joke around and says it feels like prison, but it's only a joke.

By a Parent on

The first day of school, the staff were not parent friendly and extremely unorganized. Way to go taxpayers. This is what we paid for!!!August 2013..
And It's a new school building. I expected more courtesy but that's public schools for you. I live in the district and I only tolerate this ignorance because my son loves the school, otherwise, I wouldn't deal with this!!Im glad he is a senior. No, it is almost like entering a prison... Sorry but Im telling the truth. Worst public school ever, should have continued paying $30,000 a year. You get what you pay for I guess. My younger son will continue going to private institutions that have more sophisticated staff. The staff including the principal seemed to be very boastful and proud. The school needs to focus on bringing up the graduation rates. Instead of shunning visitors and parents, please recognize the need for parental involvement and stop closing the door on our future generation.

Thank you and this includes all of your lackadaisical teachers, security, and staff for smearing taxpayers in the face... Oh yeah, by the way, get more educated staff please!!!!!!!

By a Parent on

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is extremely rigorous. Don't be fooled into thinking they are not offering excellent educations at NAHS. There are also sports and fine arts programs that are VERY successful. Check the website.  When the administrators were ousted in October, some momentum was lost but new principal, Dr. Taylor, is a godsend to North Atlanta. He deserves support from APS and the community for stepping up and taking on what cannot be an easy transition. He is identifying and tackling issues right and left, often staying late into the night and working weekends. Change for the better for ALL has finally come to NAHS.

By a Current Student on

I'm about to graduate from this school. I moved here in my junior year and there is a lot of talk this this is a good school. Academically, North Atlanta is a wonderful school, but discipline wise, it needs major work. There are too many fights and there is a lot of undertone racism. Being that many of the students are not even zoned for NAHS makes it more problematic.

By a Current Student on

I love NAHS and i think that it is a very good school. It is stereotyped as a "Ghetto" school and "Unsafe" and "bad education." but none of these are true. NAHS is a very good school that is just viewed badley by people that dont go there.....

By a Current Student on

I think North Atlanta High is a good school. I have fun and learn at the same time. I have some good teachers but some treat you differently than others students. It's not a school where everybody thinks they're rich and live in Buckhead even though we have some people like that. It's not mostly white either as most people think, it is actually diverse.

By a Current Student on

North Atlanta is a good school, but suffers from a lack of community involvement. Technically, I am one of the students who are bussed in from the "inner-city" (Metropolitan Parkway) Despite this, I am not only in the top 10% in my class, but also in the magnet program.

One of the fascinating things about it is that you have a small faction that view the rest of the school population as being too inferior (often the kids who want to go to Riverwood or private school) on one end of the spectrum; another small faction of reckless, stereotypical, "inner city students"; and a large gray area in between. It forces anyone who attends to reassess their views on people they might not be used to dealing with, and unfortunately some of the students from Buckhead are too scared of the students from "down south" (who are quite harmless regarding people they don't know) to realize what a great asset this school is.

The academics are actually decent if you are in the magnet program. Something that should be done is to ensure that the people in the rest of the school at least have access to rigorous courses. There are some affluent families from the district that give their wholehearted support to the school, and I applaud them. If the rest of the community would follow their lead without forcing the "inner city" students to leave, then it definitely has the potential to be one of the best schools in the state and perhaps the country.

By a Current Student on

okay i am a student at the so called bad school...you'd only know if it was bad or not if you actually attend it in its current generation...north atlanta is a great high school...full of loving teachers and administrators...it just wonderful...it is sorta diverse but race...but thats just cause of us kids...i hang out with white black hispanic latina/o and anybody who shows me friendliness...

By a Parent on

It is a diverse school, very good for the students and social skills. Academically excellent. For the people that dont like the INNER city kids being bused in, its a shame...its 2009...North Atlanta is a great school even if its located in 'the suburbs'..

By a Parent on

North Atlanta is a wonderful school.  It is truly an international school and it is truly diverse.   There are many extracurricular and educational opportunities offered.  The travel abroad program is awesome.  One of my children went to Israel and another to Japan and we have hosted exchange students in our home.

 My 4 "inner-city"  children have graduated from North Atlanta and have accepted to and attended top colleges and universities(Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Wellesley, University of Pennsylvania, etc).  
It's amazing that when a community is homogenized, and they see too many people of color, they run to private schools.  Then when the empty seats are filled by a more diverse student population they cry, its not representative of the neighborhood.  Just imagine, if all of the high school students in the North Atlanta area attended North Atlanta, there'd be more "white" students there and the school population would better reflect the neighborhood's population.  But as long as parents choose "white flight' to true integration, more black, hispanic, Asian children will benefit from the empty seats created.

My "inner-city" children have had friends that were diverse racially, religiously, and culturally.  Their friends have been black white, Hispanic, Bengali, African, South American, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and more.  Their friends have been extremely rich (living in mansions) and extremely poor (living in housing projects).  Yet they all have one thing in common, striving for excellence.  The rejoice in their similarities and are openly curious about their differences.  I have watched each child  and their peer group leave North Atlanta with a respect for each other's uniqueness and an appreciation of the cultures of the world.  Hopefully, my last "inner-city" child, will come away with the same experiences, as his siblings.

By a Parent on

Horrible.  It is not representative of the neighborhood. Most people who live in the neighborhood go to private schools because the school is so bad.  A huge percentage of the students are bussed in from other areas. It is a horrible school and we cannot send our child there and we live in the area. It is a huge problem and disappointment and disgrace to the neighborhood.

By a Parent on

I loathe NAHS.  There are too many inner-city children being bussed into the school. The teachers at times display child-like behaviors.  The students are misbehaved and will mislead/misguide your innocent children.

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