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Atlanta Public Schools (known as "APS) is run by the Atlanta Board of Education. APS has an active enrollment of over 55,000 students, attending a total of 103 schools: 50 elementary schools (three of which operate on a year-round calendar), 15 middle schools, 21 high schools, 4 single gender academies and 13 charter schools. The school system also supports two alternative schools for middle and/or high school students, two community schools, and an adult learning center.
City Schools of Decatur is an independent public school district that serves all residents in the four square mile geography of Decatur, Georgia. With a total enrollment of approximately 4,200 students, City Schools of Decatur is comprised of nine schools--one Early Childhood Learning Center, five K-3 elementary schools, one 4th/5th grade Academy, one middle school, and one high school.
The system educates more than 101,000 students at 137 schools with more than 14,000 full-time employees and 6,000 teachers. The student-to-teacher ratio is 23:1.
The Fulton County school district is the only non-contiguous school district in the state, having a 17-mile (27 km) separation (Atlanta Public Schools) between the north and south. Fulton has 11,500 full-time employees, including 7,500 teachers and other certified personnel, who work in 99 schools and 15 administrative and support buildings. Approximately 94,000 students attend classes in 58 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 15 high schools, and seven charter schools.
The school district includes all of Cobb County except for the Marietta City Schools. It is the second-largest school system in Georgia (behind only Gwinnett County Public Schools) and among the largest in the United States, with a 2014 enrollment of 111,751. It has 13,371 employees, 7,103 of whom are teachers. The district is the county’s largest employer and one of the largest in the US (at least in school systems).
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