APS board approves new elementary school in midtown

ATLANTA — A new elementary school will open next year in midtown despite opposition from some parents.

The Atlanta Board of Education voted 7-1 to launch a new K-5 school that would open in the Virginia Highland neighborhood, in the old Inman Park Middle School building.

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About 850 students from Springdale Park, Mary Lin and Morningside elementary schools will be rezoned.

A group of parents opposed the rezoning in May, citing concerns with the social, emotional and academic impact to students who experienced disruptions already during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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“I’m sad and disappointed in the way APS handled this,” said Lisa Luber, a Morningside Elementary School parent.

APS says the new school will address overcrowding in the schools in midtown.