The best elementary schools in Metro Atlanta

by Peter Thomas Ricci


Fifth Avenue Elementary in Decatur is the best elementary school in Metro Atlanta, according to new rankings from Niche.

Using such factors as state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality and the overall quality of the school district, Niche ranked elementary schools across the region. Remarkably, Decatur elementary schools nabbed the top five spots.

See our chart below for the full top 10, along with more information about how each school was graded:

Elementary School Academics Grade District Grade Teachers Grade Culture/Diversity Grade
Fifth Avenue Elementary (Decatur) A+ A+ A+ B+
New Glennwood Elementary (Decatur) A A+ A+ B+
Oakhurst Elementary (Decatur) A A+ A+ B
Winnona Park Elementary (Decatur) A A+ A+ B
Clairemont Elementary (Decatur) A A+ A B
Johns Creek Elementary (Suwanee) A+ A A B+
Buford Academy (Buford) A A+ A+ A
Brown Elementary (Smyrna) A A A A
Settles Bridge Elementary (Suwanee) A A A B+
Kedron Elementary (Peachtree City) A A A A-

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