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Category: North Fulton County Public Schools

North Fulton Schools Receive High Marks

North Fulton is home to some of the best performing schools in the Fulton County Schools district. With a $1.085B total K-12 revenue, average annual teacher salary of $65,151 and a student-teacher ratio of 15-1, Fulton County Schools serves north of 90,000 students spanning from south of Atlanta in College Park all the way up to North Fulton’s Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, Sandy Springs and portions of Duluth.

The system receives high marks for diversity, athletics, college prep, academics and activities/clubs from Niche Rankings, earning Fulton County Schools a spot at #12 in Best School Districts in Atlanta and #28 in Best School Districts in Georgia. Niche Rankings also designates the system at #4 in Most Diverse School Districts and #15 in Best School Districts for Athletes in the state of Georgia. And the accolades don’t end there. State Bridge Crossing Elementary School in Alpharetta was honored as one of Metro Atlanta’s six National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020, a coveted designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

Fulton County Schools’ systemwide dedication to excellence is inspired by the tagline Where Students Come First. That’s an important mission – considering the fact that Fulton County Schools is the 4th largest school district in Georgia in terms of student population, after Dekalb County at #3, Cobb County at #2 and Gwinnett County Schools in the #1 spot.
With 786 buses moving 78k students twice a day, Fulton also represents the 4th largest bus fleet in the state. With 111 schools and 25 programs, that fleet averages more than 1M miles driven each month. The system was recently awarded a $1.9M United States Environmental Protection Agency grant to convert its fleet from diesel to propane. Of course, ground-breaking moves like that aren’t anything new to Fulton County Schools. It was the first school system in the country to receive system-wide accreditation from Cognia, formerly known as AdvancED – a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the U.S. and internationally.

  • Founded in 1871, the Fulton County School System is one of the oldest and largest school districts in Georgia
  • From its southern tip in the City of Chattahoochee Hills to its northernmost point in Johns Creek, Fulton County is more than 70 miles long.
  • Fulton County Schools employs more than 14,000 full-and part-time staff members, including more than 7,500 teachers and other certified personnel
  • The system comprises 111 schools as well as one virtual campus
  • During the 2019-20 school year, 91,746 students attended classes in 59 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 20 high schools, 10 charter schools and 3 alternative centers
  • North Fulton schools rank high among Top SAT scores in Georgia with Duluth’s Northview HS at #2, Johns Creek HS at #3, Alpharetta HS at #5, Alpharetta’s Chattahoochee HS at #6, Milton’s Cambridge HS at #8
  • U.S. News & World Report has declared Alpharetta High School as the #1 high school in Fulton County and #7 in the state with an enrollment of 2,233, a college readiness score of 72.7, and 93% graduation rate. It is followed close behind by Duluth’s Northview HS at #2 in the district and #10 in the state. North Fulton’s Chattahoochee HS, Cambridge HS, Johns Creek HS, Milton HS and Roswell HS round out the Top 7 schools in the system
  • With 22 total sports, Milton High School makes Niche Rankings Top 20 High Schools for Athletes in Georgia. Way to go, Milton Eagles!

The quality of schools can prove a major allure for homebuyers with school age children – just another reason North Fulton’s popularity continues to rise. For additional information about Fulton County Schools, including zoning, be sure to visit the district website at

Georgia Department of Education, 2019-2020 Report Card
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North Fulton County Public Schools

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 (

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.

Middle Schools
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.

Northwestern Middle
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
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
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.