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Burgess-Peterson Elementary School
480 Clifton Street
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: (404) 802-3400

Burgess-Peterson Academy is one of the schools to watch in the coming months ahead. As we evolve into one of the highest performing elementary schools in the Atlanta Public School System, we have a rich heritage and legacy to be proud of.  Located in the Southeast corridor of the East Atlanta Community, Burgess-Peterson Academy currently serves approximately 260 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. Our goal is to ensure that we provide students with hands-on and inquiry based teaching which will allow them an opportunity to continue to think critically and analytically for real-world application.  Over 80% of the faculty/staff hold advanced degrees in the field of education and we believe in life long learning. Burgess-Peterson Academy is a premier learning site, where our teachers uphold and embrace the S.O.A.R. model of excellence:


Standards are what we will teach every day at every grade level.


Our jobs are to teach children as we would want our own children taught.


Assessments and intensive data-monitoring will drive all of our decisions.


Rigorous and real-life instruction is the norm at Burgess-Peterson Academy.


As we S.O.A.R. to new heights of excellence for student achievement, we all embrace high expectations for all of our students to exceed standards, embrace diversity, and to excel in academics. The Burgess-Peterson Academy family seeks to nurture our children and provide the necessary support needed to learn at very high level 

Teamwork…values…high expectations, all the while improving student success!!!!!


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  • Atlanta Families' 2014 Nominations
    The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. 

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  • APS Superintendent Finalist Dr. Meria Carstarphen

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  • March 21, 2014
    Atlanta Public Schools is aware of recently reported abduction attempts near multiple school properties.  

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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  • APS Statement Regarding Personnel Changes

    Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years.  Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here. 

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  • Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.


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  • Learn More About Gifted Parent University 


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  • Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! 

    Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. 

    Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School. 

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