The Achievement Zone

  • Leadership

    Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Area Superintendent
    Email

    Jermaine Dawson
    Jermaine Dawson
    Area Executive Director
    Email

    Support

    LaVera Trosclair
    LaVera Trosclair
    Professional Assistant III
    Email
    470-254-0931

    Eddie Breaux
    Eddie Breaux
    Human Resources
    Email
    470-254-6828

    Program Specialists

    Keysha G. McIntyre
    Keysha G. McIntyre
    Math
    Email
    470-254-0945

    Sonya Carter
    Sonya Carter
    Literacy
    Email
    470-254-0940

    Torey Domineck
    Torey Domineck
    Data Support
    Email
    470-254-0933

    Patrice Barlow
    Patrice Barlow
    Community Engagement
    Email
    470-254-0935

    Scott Farr
    Scott Farr
    Behavior
    Email
    470-254-0967

    Heavenly Montgomery
    Heavenly Montgomery
    Accountability
    Email
    470-254-0934

    Chelsea Cohen
    Chelsea Cohen
    Academics
    Email
    470-254-0932

Contact Us

  • FCS Achievement Zone Logo

    Launched in 2015, the Achievement Zone is a geographic area that makes up the Banneker High School attendance boundary in the southern end of the Fulton County School district. The Achievement Zone is designed to accelerate the school district's efforts to improve academic outcomes for the students who attend schools within the zone.

    The Achievement Zone designs, coordinates, and implements strategies to close the achievement gap in the Banneker cluster by focusing on three strategic themes: Talent, Culture and Climate, and Learning and Teaching.

    • Talent: We ensure all students have access to high quality learning and teaching by accelerating and concentrating initiatives to recruit, hire, develop, and retain the most talented and effective employees. View our recruitment video.
    • Culture and Climate: We create student-centered learning environments where all staff and stakeholders believe unequivocally that all students are capable of achieving at high levels and assume responsibility for student success.
    • Learning and Teaching: We utilize high-leverage, research-based practices and strategies to accelerate students’ learning, particularly in the area of literacy.

    Schools within the Achievement Zone are committed to implementing research-based strategies which have proven successful in turnaround environments across the nation. Additional strategies will be phased in over the course of the next few years.

    Achievement Zone Strategic Plan Overview?

    Achievement Zone Question and Answer

Student Release Days​​

  • Our focus is that all Achievement Zone students receive a quality education, thus we have extended the school day by 30 minutes. The new bell times are as follows:

    • Elementary: 7:40 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
    • Middle: 8:55 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
    • High: 8:20 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    In addition, the calen​​​​​dar for schools in the Achievement Zone includes eight student release days when students do not report to school. The student release days are listed below:

    • Friday, August 24, 2018
    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • Friday, October 19, 2018
    • Friday, November 9, 2018
    • Friday, December 7, 2018
    • Friday, January 18, 2019
    • Friday, February 14, 2019
    • Friday, March 15, 2019​

    The modified bell times and release days allow additional professional development and collaboration for staff without reducing instructional time for students.

    NOTE: Banneker High School will not hold student release days during the 2018-19 school year due to its School Improvement Grant.

Schools in the Achievement Zone

  • School Name
    Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School
    3353 Mount Olive Road
    East Point GA, 30344
    470-254-8050
    Email Principal: Mareen Lilly
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    Banneker High School
    6015 Feldwood Road
    College Park GA, 30349
    470-254-3410
    Email Principal: Duke Bradley
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board District: 3, 6
    Brookview Elementary School
    3250 Hammarskjold Drive
    East Point GA, 30344
    470-254-8020
    Email Principal: Jovita Wallace
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    College Park Elementary School
    2075 Princeton Avenue
    College Park GA, 30337
    470-254-8040
    Email Principal: Dr. Maisha Otway
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board District: 3, 6
    Feldwood Elementary School
    5790 Feldwood Road
    College Park GA, 30349
    470-254-2001
    Email Principal: Racquel Harris
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    Heritage Elementary School
    2600 Jolly Road
    College Park GA, 30349
    470-254-8144
    Email Principal: Cheree Turner
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    Love T. Nolan Elementary School
    2725 Creel Road
    College Park GA, 30349
    470-254-7950
    Email Principal: Evon Hewitt
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
    5925 Old Carriage Drive
    College Park GA, 30349
    470-254-7940
    Email Principal: Taylor Pratt
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    McNair Middle School
    2800 Burdett Road
    College Park GA, 30349
    470-254-4160
    Email Principal: John Madden
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member: Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    Woodland Middle School
    2745 Stone Road
    East Point GA, 30344
    470-254-2182
    Email Principal: Jason Stamper
    Our Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Attendance Zone Map: View Map
    School Dashboard: View Report
    Area Executive Director: Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board District: 3, 6