Your family is always a top priority when choosing your new home and neighborhood. In your search for apartments in Johns Creek, you can rest assured that education is something you don’t have to worry about. That’s because the Fulton County school district focuses on student achievement, culture, community, and fiscal responsibility. Whether it’s elementary, middle, or high school – when you live at our Johns Creek apartments, there is a school that you can feel confident in your child attending.
When your family resides at NorthHaven at Johns Creek, your kids are just a short distance from Ocee Elementary School, Taylor Road Middle School, and Chattahoochee High School. Here’s a closer look at the school district and these three wonderful educational establishments that sit in the top percentile of all Georgia’s schools.
A Few Statistics and Some History
Fulton County Schools (FCS) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Georgia with approximately 14,000 employees including 7,500 teachers in 106 schools, administrative buildings, and support buildings. Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, it’s estimated that Fulton County Schools will see 93,500 students spread across 59 elementary schools, 19 middle schools,18 high schools, and 10 charter organizations.
The Fulton County School System was founded in 1871, and although it’s not the largest district in terms of population, it is one of the largest in terms of geographical area. The county is more than 70 miles long and, historically, included former Milton and Campbell counties – making Fulton the size of three counties combined.
As the city of Atlanta has grown, families are becoming more and more attracted to FCS because of its reputation for consistent quality in their system. Their goal is to educate and help children become involved, informed, and active citizens of the world.
Ocee Elementary School – Outstanding Character, Educational Excellence
Opening its doors in 2000, Ocee Elementary School is located just over half a mile from our Johns Creek apartments. Teaching preschool through 5th grade to approximately 700 students, Ocee Elementary prides itself on making sure each child has an equal and level chance at success. Operating under the Ocee Way, the school encourages its students to “be respectful, be responsible, and be a problem solver.” Greatschools.org rates Ocee Elementary an 8 out of 10 overall and a 10 out of 10 when it comes to test scores, so you can rest assured your little ones will be adequately prepared for middle school.
When students practice the Ocee Way, they are rewarded with Otter Bucks. Students who earn Otter Bucks can ‘spend’ them on classroom rewards or at the school’s Otter Market each month. The staff and teachers at Ocee want to encourage an environment of active learning, positivity, and confidence amongst the students.
Taylor Road Middle School – Strive for Excellence, No Excuses
With approximately 1,340 students, Taylor Road Middle School is fed by Ocee Elementary School, Abbotts Hill ES, Findlay Oaks ES, Lake Windward ES, and State Bridge Crossing ES. Conveniently located directly behind Chattahoochee High School, Taylor Road Middle School is less than two miles from our apartments in Johns Creek.
Offering languages such as Spanish, French, and Latin as well as award-winning music programs, Taylor Road Middle School has been recognized as an excellent establishment for 6th through 8th graders since 1991. Their “mission is to cultivate a love for learning through positive relationships, academic rigor, and active engagement,” as it states on their website.
Taylor Road Middle School boasts impressive statistics as well. Its students’ overall performance is higher than 94% of schools in the state. Their academic growth is higher than 76% of schools in the state. And 88.7% of its 8th-grade students are at or above their grade-level reading target. Taylor Road Middle School is rated an 8 out of 10 overall and a 10 out of 10 for test scores from greatschools.org, ensuring all of its students are set up for success in high school.
Chattahoochee High School – Continuing the Tradition of Excellence
Pride, respect, and integrity are the three tenants of character that Chattahoochee High School encourages and promotes within their 1,966 students. With a nearly 98% graduation rate in 2019, Chattahoochee, also known as the ‘Hooch,’ is higher than 98% of schools in the state when it comes to overall performance.
Excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics are what you can expect to find at this ‘Greatest Gains’ and ‘Highest Performing’ school. Since construction finished in 1991, Chattahoochee High School has continuously received recognition not only at the state level, but nationally as well. The ‘Hooch’ has received many notable honors including being named “One of the Area’s Best Hight Schools” by Atlanta Magazine in 2010 & 2013, named a Georgia School of Excellence in 1997 & 2009, and recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2000. Greatschools.org rates the ‘Hooch’ a 9 out of 10 overall and a 10 out of 10 for college readiness, keeping with the trend of preparing students for the future.
World-Class Schools Surround our Johns Creek Apartments
You can trust FCS and these three incredible schools with your children – excellence, trust, commitment, and results are their top priorities. Each school has a vision for all students to learn to their full potential and you can find them all within a two-mile radius of NorthHaven at Johns Creek. Schedule your tour of our premier apartments in Johns Creek today.