Public Education in North Fulton
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 58 elementary, 19 middle, 17 high and eight charter schools and is the fourth-largest system in Georgia in terms of student enrollment. The system as a whole has received many accolades in the past few years, including being named one of the top school districts in affordable places by Money magazine. It was also the first school system in the country to receive system-wide accreditation from AdvancEd. And the system is determined to never stop improving, 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 top-performing public school in metro Atlanta. Its 2013 College and Career- Ready Performance Index score was 93.9. Other top-performing schools in the area include Webb Bridge Middle and Medlock Bridge Elementary.
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, be sure to check out the system’s website (www.fultonschools.org).
Medlock Bridge Elementary
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. The school also earned a score of 97.4 on the CCRPI.
Fulton Sunshine Academy (charter)
Students who live in Fulton County are admitted to this charter school each year via a lottery. FSA’s robotics team recently won a statewide competition, and the school offers a host of extracurricular activities like public speaking, technology and creative writing.
Abbotts Hill Elementary
Nearly 94 percent of Abbotts’ third graders met or exceeded CRCT reading standards in 2012, and the school earned a CCRPI score of 95.1 in 2013. Principal Dr. Roytunda Stabler was nominated by other Fulton County principals as someone who exemplifies the system’s beliefs and mission statement.
Webb Bridge Middle
In 2012, Webb Bridge earned its second Lighthouse School to Watch designation, which means it consistently meets the national criteria for high-performing middle schools and can demonstrate measurable gains in students’ academic success.
River Trail Middle
This spring, River Trail’s Academic Team was crowned Georgia Academic Team Association champions at its annual competition.
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.
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.
The school has earned accolades from Newsweek and Atlanta magazines and has twice been named a Georgia School of Excellence. It was also named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2000. Ninety-five percent of its graduates go on to college, earning more than $8 million in scholarships
Johns Creek High
With 24 AP classes in subjects like 3-D Design, and Language and Composition, students at Johns Creek are sure to gain a wide range of college- and career-applicable skills. Parent involvement at JCH is high, with its PTSA earning its third consecutive win for Outstanding Local High School PTSA in Georgia.