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North Fulton CommunityProfiles Magazine 2018

Choosing the RIGHT

Choosing the RIGHT School When moving to a new city, or even just changing neighborhoods, parents want to know what the schools are like. Metro Atlanta boasts a wide range of options, from public schools to charters and a wide range of independent institutions that are committed to preparing students for college, careers and beyond. Determining the best choice for your family can be overwhelming, so do your homework and research on the system’s website (www.fultonschools.org). Public schools in North Fulton are part of Fulton County Schools and the area is home to some of the system’s best schools. The FCS comprises 59 elementary, 19 middle, 18 high and eight charter schools and is the fourth-largest system in Georgia in terms of student enrollment. North Fulton is home to the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. The system was the first school system in the country to receive system-wide accreditation from AdvancEd. After having boosted overall SAT scores from No. 25 in the state to No. 2, North Fulton schools consistently perform well, with Johns Creek’s Northview High School recently earning high marks with the Georgia Department of Education as the topperforming public school in metro Atlanta. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced 22 Forsyth County Elementary schools will receive 2016 Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards. With so many great schools across the county, North Fulton students are sure to be prepared for their college and professional careers. Here is a quick look at just some of the county’s top schools; for additional information, including zoning, check out the system’s website (www.fultonschools.org). 10 Public Education in North Fulton North Fulton County Schools fultonschools.org (404) 768 3600 Number of Schools: 35 Elementary, 12 Middle, 11 High, 2 Charter Elementary Schools Medlock Bridge Elementary (470) 254-2980 10215 Medlock Bridge Pkwy, Johns Creek The curriculum for Medlock Bridge’s 700 students focuses on what Principal Tiffany Hutchens refers to as the four C’s of 21st century learning: communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills. Dolvin Elementary (470) 254-7020 10495 Jones Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022 Principal Laura Zoll’s vision for Dolvin Elementary includes creating a 21st century learning experience using technology, balanced assessment, and community involvement. Abbotts Hill Elementary (470) 254-2860 5575 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Johns Creek Abbotts Hill, in collaboration with the community, is a place that celebrates and fosters the development of responsible, selfconfident, and self-reliant students. Students receive hands on helps with a student-teacher ratio of16:1. Resources to help the decision making process Middle Schools Webb Bridge Middle (470) 254-2940 4455 Webb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta As a Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch, Webb Bridge consistently meets the national criteria for high-performing middle schools and can demonstrate measurable gains in students’ academic success. Holcomb Bridge Middle (470) 254-5280 2700 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta Not only does Holcomb Bridge Middle excel in academics, but students stay busy with over 20 clubs ranging from student council to robotics. Northwestern Middle (770) 667-2870 12805 Birmingham Hwy, Alpharetta Between 2012 and 2013, Northwestern raised its CCRPI score from 92.4 to 93.9 and it offers school clubs in everything from cooking and broadcasting to engineering and math. High Schools Northview High (470) 254-3828 10625 Parsons Rd, Johns Creek Over eighty clubs, service organizations, and performing ensembles coupled with a full athletic program support the Titans’ mission to instill excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. In addition to its recognition from the state, Northview also earned a spot on Newsweek’s list of the top high schools in America for three straight years. It boasts a 94 percent graduation rate and offers 29 Advanced Placement courses. Chattahoochee High (470) 254-7600 5230 Taylor Rd, Johns Creek The school has earned accolades from Newsweek and Atlanta magazines and has twice been named a Georgia School of Excellence. Chattahoochee High School is ranked #300 in the National Rankings and earned a gold medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Ninety-five percent of its graduates go on to college, earning more than $8 million in scholarships. Johns Creek High (470) 254-2138 5575 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek Students at Johns Creek are sure to gain a wide range of collegeand career-applicable skills with 24 AP classes in subjects like 3-D Design and Language and Composition. Parent involvement at JCH is high, with its PTSA earning its third consecutive win for Outstanding Local High School PTSA in Georgia. CommunityProfiles >> 2017

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