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Schools Overview in East Cobb, Atlanta, GA

East Cobb is home to some of the best and sought after schools in the Atlanta metro area. Schools like Walton, Pope, Lassiter, Wheeler, and Kell are known for their academic achievements and consistently rank high in the state's charts. Check out this tour to find some of the best schools in the area.

Source: http://www.eastcobbhomeguide.com

Dickerson Middle School (6-8)

Marietta's Dickerson Middle School (public) serves 1139 students, grades 6-8. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Dickerson Middle School, established in 1980, is a Blue Ribbon middle school in Marietta, Georgia, as part of the Cobb County School District. The Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution in 2006 "recognizing and commending Dickerson Middle School for outstanding contributions to education in the State of Georgia and excellence in student academic achievement; and for other purposes." During the 2007-2008 school year, Dickerson Middle School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickerson_Middle_School
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Mount Bethel Elementary School (PK-5)

Marietta's Mount Bethel Elementary School (public) serves 994 students, grades PK-5. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Mt. Bethel Elementary School's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, and offer children the foundation they need in order to excel academically and socially.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/mtbethel/

Timber Ridge Elementary School (PK-5)

Marietta's Timber Ridge Elementary School (public) serves 600 students, grades PK-5. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Timber Ridge's motto is "Learning, Caring and Sharing", and the school climate reflects this motto in every aspect. The school sets high expectations for both academic achievement and conduct, providing the necessary environment and encouragement to each and every student.

Source: http://timberridge.typepad.com
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Walton High School (9-12)

George Walton Comprehensive High School, usually referred to simply as "Walton High School," is a public high school located in suburban Marietta, Georgia in the United States. It resides in eastern Cobb County and is a charter school in the Cobb County School District. It is a School of Excellence and one of the top schools academically in Georgia. It is also one of the larger high schools around the East Cobb area. As of the October 2, 2012 FTE count, there were 2,636 students attending Walton, making it the largest in the district by population.

For students in the school, many clubs, groups, and societies exist for a variety of interests. Walton has, for example, a Beta Club, a National Honor Society, and a Habitat for Humanity group. It also has a Politically Active Citizens, and a Future Physicians Club. Aside from general interest groups, service clubs, and honor societies, students may participate in various sports, fine arts, and academic organizations

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Walton_Comprehensive_High_School
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Dodgen Middle School (6-8)

Marietta's Dodgen Middle School (public) serves 1142 students, grades 6-8. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Dodgen Middle School's mission is to ensure that every child receives the proper attention, respect and encouragement needed to help them achieve their full potential. The school promotes a strong academic program, responsibility, creativity, mutual respect and self esteem.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/dodgen/
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Kincaid Elementary School (PK-5)

Marietta's Kincaid Elementary School (public) serves 683 students, grades PK-5. It has a 8/10 GreatSchools rating.

Kincaid Elementary School's mission is to create a safe and cooperative environment, help children develop both intellectually and socially, learn respect and responsibility, and reach their true potential.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/kincaid/
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Sprayberry High School (9-12)

Marietta's Sprayberry High School (public) serves 1741 students, grades 9-12. It has a 8/10 GreatSchools rating.

Sprayberry High School is known for its academics and programs in the arts and has been named a National School of Excellence and Georgia School of Excellence twice, an accomplishment made by only two other schools. It has also been recognized by Newsweek Magazine and the Washington Post as one of the Top 5% of High Schools in the Nation 5 years in a row. The school's SAT and ACT scores have remained well above the national average, with students continuously achieving above state average scores in all GHSGT subject areas. Georgia High School Graduation Test scores in the 2010-2011 school year were the highest in school history. Sprayberry has met AYP for the past 8 years, and since 2005, Sprayberry has been a Demonstration level Advanced Placement Certified School with over 20 Advanced Placement courses.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprayberry_High_School

Hightower Trail Middle School (6-8)

Marietta's Hightower Trail Middle School (public) serves 959 students, grades 6-8. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Hightower Trail Middle School is considered one of the best public middle schools in the area. It has ranked in the top 2-3% of the best schools in Georgia for the past 8 years in a row.
The school's mission is to stimulate learning through an interesting and challenging academic program in a nurturing, safe environment.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/hightowertrail/
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Tritt Elementary School (PK-5)

Marietta's Tritt Elementary School (public) serves 909 students, grades PK-5. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Tritt Elementary is a top ranked school in the county and the state, it consistently ranks in the top 5% of the best schools in Georgia and has received the Georgia School of Excellence award several times. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment with a strong focus on academic excellence.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/tritt/
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Pope High School (9-12)

Alan C. Pope High School is a public high school located north of Atlanta in East Cobb, Georgia, within unincorporated Cobb County. The school was founded in 1987 and serves approximately 1,888 students in grades 9-12. The school mascot is the greyhound, and the school colors are Carolina blue, navy blue, and gray.
Pope High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1989, it received the prestigious Georgia Blue Ribbon of Excellence in only its second year of operation. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_C._Pope_High_School; http://www.cobbk12.org/pope/
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Simpson Middle School (6-8)

Marietta's Simpson Middle School (public) serves 845 students, grades 6-8. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Simpson Middle School offers students a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging academic and social development. The school's mission is to help students develop the necessary skills to succeed in their future academic experiences and life in general.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/simpson/
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Lassiter High School (9-12)

Marietta's Lassiter High School (public) serves 1988 students, grades 9-12. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Lassiter High School was established in 1981. It was awarded the Georgia Public School of Excellence award in 1992, 1999, 2008, and 2010. In 2000, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. It also received the Siemens Award as the top Advanced Placement school in the state of Georgia in 2008, and was recognized in USA Today. The school was also recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top public schools in the country in 2007.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassiter_High_School
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Rocky Mount Elementary School (PK-5)

Marietta's Rocky Mount Elementary School (public) serves 625 students, grades PK-5. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

The staff at Rocky Mount Elementary believes in success through shared responsibility and cooperation with the students, their parents and the community. The school offers a safe and diverse environment, providing for every student's individual needs.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/rockymount/
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Heards Ferry Elementary School (PK-5)

Atlanta's Heards Ferry Elementary School (public) serves 568 students, grades PK-5. It has a 9/10 GreatSchools rating.

Heards Ferry Elementary School's mission is to offer its students a safe, nurturing environment and a challenging curriculum, helping them reach their full potential.

Source: http://school.fultonschools.org/es/heardsferry/
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Sope Creek Elementary School (PK-5)

Marietta's Sope Creek Elementary School (public) serves 1144 students, grades PK-5. It has a 10/10 GreatSchools rating.

Sope Creek Elementary is one of the largest elementary schools in the area, it also boasts an incredible diverse student population, representing around 50 different cultures. The school offers students a nurturing environment with highly professional staff and a proven record of academic achievements. Most students at Sope Creek stay for their entire elementary school experience.

Source: http://sopecreeklibrary.typepad.com
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Montessori-Casa Dei Bambini (PK-6)

Marietta's Casa Dei Bambini Montessori (private) serves students, grades PK-6. It is coed, Montessori and Nonsectarian affiliated.

Casa Dei Bambini school's main focus is to help each child develop and reach their highest potential. The school strictly adheres to the Montessori educational method, an approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.

Source: http://www.casadeibambini.info/;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education
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St Francis School (PK-12)

Atlanta's St. Francis School (private) serves 750 students, grades PK-12. It is coed and Nonsectarian affiliated.

Saint Francis School's mission is to offer all students an excellent college preparatory program with a strong focus on academics. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).

Source: http://www.saintfrancisschools.com/
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Mt. Bethel Christian Academy (K-9)

Atlanta's Bethel Christian Academy (private) serves 512 students, grades K-9.

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy's 44-acre campus offers a safe Christian environment and a stimulating academic program. The school is part of the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

Source: http://www.mtbethelchristian.org/
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East Side School (PK-5)

Marietta's East Side Elementary School (public) serves 1200 students, grades PK-5 and ungraded.

East Side Elementary is one of the oldest schools in the area, it was opened in 1952 and celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2012, in conjunction with the opening of its new, state-of-the-art building.

Source: http://www.cobbk12.org/eastside/
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Montessori International Academy (PK-5)

Atlanta's Montessori International Academy (private) serves 45 students, grades PK-5.

Montessori International Academy's primary mission is offering children the personal attention they deserve. The academy strictly follows the Montessori educational model, an approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.

Source: http://www.montessoriacademymarietta.com/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education
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The Wood Acres School (PK-8)

Atlanta's The Wood Acres School (private) serves 400 students, grades PK-8.

Wood Acres provides students with an rigorous academic program in a nurturing and safe environment. The school's mission is to help students achieve academic excellence without compromising social and emotional aspects.

Source: http://www.woodacresschool.org/
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High Meadows School (PK-8)

Atlanta's High Meadows School (private) serves 390 students, grades PK-8.

High Meadows School has been serving the community for over 40 years, being established in 1973. The school is situated on 40 acres of prime wooded real estate and offers students a beautiful campus. The school provides a strong academic curriculum with focus on creativity, environmental responsibility and social maturity. The school offers many extra curricular activities and tries to extend the learning process beyond its borders.

Source: http://www.highmeadows.org/
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Noonday Academy (PK-K)

Atlanta's Noonday Christian Academy (private) serves students, grades PK-K.

Noonday Christian Academy's mission is to provide a safe nad nurturing Christian environment to its students. Care and education are a top priority at the academy and every child's needs are fully considered.

Source: http://www.noondaychristianacademy.com/
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Primrose School of Sprayberry (PK-K)

Atlanta's Primrose Schools Sprayberry (private) serves students, grades PK-K.

Primrose's mission is to provide students with the right environment that will stimulate their intellectual, physical and social development. Primrose is an accredited private school and a leader in the field of early education.

Source: http://www.primroseschools.com/
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Schools Overview in East Cobb, Atlanta, GA