From pre-school to grad school, metro Atlanta’s educational system has much to offer. Its 27 public school systems, which include more than 800 elementary, middle, and high schools, nurture over 700,000 young minds, while other students attend one of the city’s more than 200 private schools. Several resources are available to help parents select the best educational facility for their children.

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Native Georgians and students from around the world flock to Atlanta’s world-class universities, which helps explain why the city ranks ninth in the nation when it comes to the percentage of adults who have completed college (31 percent of adults aged 25 and older). The two largest universities, Georgia State and Georgia Institute of Technology, enroll about 40,000 students every year in their nationally recognized programs. Highly competitive Georgia Tech actually requires the highest test scores of any public university in the nation. Graduate students seeking programs in law, medicine, engineering, and business should consider Emory University, which consistently ranks among the top in the nation in these disciplines. Private schools such as Agnes Scott College, Mercer University, and Oglethorpe University are also renowned for their quality of education.

The metro area’s more than 40 accredited degree-granting colleges and universities, offering more than 400 fields of study, and nine post-secondary technical institutes ensure an unending stream of skilled, career-ready graduates, who help maintain Atlanta’s reputation for dynamic job growth and vibrant culture

Atlanta Public Schools aims to prepare students for college and in-demand occupations by providing high quality educational opportunities. APS is ensuring students receive a rigorous learning experience through its STEM Signature Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). According to the Georgia Department of Education, STEM Education integrates curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory projects, problem-based learning and students centered development of ideas and solutions.

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