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The top 10 Metro Atlanta schools in affordable housing markets

by Peter Thomas Ricci

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How do the housing markets compare among Metro Atlanta’s top-performing schools? And how do those scores look when the schools are separated by the home prices of their respective markets?

Courtesy of a detailed analysis from RealtyTrac, we have charted Metro Atlanta school rankings in two distinct categories: top schools in accessible housing markets; and top schools in pricier markets.

We should also note two things: first, for our rankings, we used a median price of $250,000 as the cut-off point; and second, in regards to test scores, the state average is a score of “1.0.”

School Name Location 2015 Test Scores Median Sales Price
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics Marietta 2.44346392 $138,500
Sope Creek Elementary Marietta 2.08507317 $165,000
Peeples Elementary Fayetteville 1.96802271 $229,500
Ford Elementary Acworth 1.87159742 $205,500
Brookwood Elementary Snellville 1.86520999 $170,000
Puckett’s Mill Elementary Dacula 1.845743 $212,500
West Side Elementary Marietta 1.83087447 $245,000
Bascomb Elementary Woodstock 1.79683254 $223,000
Camp Creek Elementary Lilburn 1.78284731 $170,700
Gwin Oaks Elementary Lawrenceville 1.77265912 $158,000
School Name Location 2014 Test Scores Median Sales Price
Big Creek Elementary Cumming 2.35869698 $316,000
Sharon Elementary Suwanee 2.31552802 $295,000
Morningside Elementary Atlanta 2.25248425 $465,000
Warren T. Jackson Elementary Atlanta 2.20940461 $739,000
Sweet Apple Elementary Roswell 2.17032717 $363,750
Wilson Creek Elementary Duluth 2.1569155 $365,000
Austin Elementary Dunwoody 2.15560868 $399,800
Simpson Elementary Norcross 2.12267073 $265,000
Kedron Elementary Peachtree 2.10037944 $288,700
Crabapple Crossing Elementary Alpharetta 2.07780244 $313,250

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