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Welcome to Fulton County Schools

Fulton County Schools (FCS) is the fourth largest school system in Georgia with more than 10,900 full- and part-time employees, and more than 6,900 teachers and other certified personnel, who work in 104 schools and administrative support buildings.

During the 2024-25 school year, a projected enrollment of 87,262 students will attend classes in 59 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 19 high schools, 7 start-up charter organizations (some charters have multiple campuses but are considered one school), and 1 full-time virtual school.

For more information about student demographics and test scores, please see the infographic below.

Our Goal Is...

To Prepare ALL Students To Graduate Ready To Pursue and Succeed On Their Chosen Paths.

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Student Achievement

We ensure that every student is supported according to need and prepared to excel in the classroom and beyond

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People and Culture

We attract, develop, and retain the best employees to support and foster student achievement

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Community Collaboration

We engage all stakeholders as active partners in order to create community ownership of our schools

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Fiscal Responsibility

We manage and protect public funds and assets through efficient and effective use of available resources

FCS "Facts at a Glance" for 2024-25

FULTON SCHOOLS EMPLOYEES

More than 10,900 Full-time Personnel

More than 6,900 Certified Personnel
(Teaching or Administrative Certifications)

SYSTEM-WIDE ENROLLMENT

87,262 Students
(Projected for 2024-25)

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS: 104

58 - Elementary Schools Grades K-5
(Pre-kindergarten available in some schools)

19 - Middle Schools Grades 6-8

19 - High Schools Grades 9-12
(Includes two open campus high schools)

7 - Start-up Charter Schools

1 - Full-time Virtual School

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DIVERSE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

41%
Black or
African American

25%
White

17%
Hispanic

13%
Asian

4%
Multi-racial

0.1%
Pacific Islander

0.2%
American Indian


STUDENT NEEDS

21% - Talented and Gifted Learners
11% - ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
11% - Special Education
53% - Economically Disadvantaged

TEST SCORES

Georgia Milestones

American Lit./Comp.
  Fulton - 52%
  State- 40%

Algebra I
  Fulton - 51%
  State - 37%

Biology
  Fulton - 56%
  State - 47%

US History
  Fulton - 40%
  State - 37%

End of Course Assessment 2022-23 School Year

2023 SAT
  Fulton - 1085
  State - 1045
  National - 1003

2023 ACT
  Fulton - 22.8
  State - 21.3
  National - 19.5


BUDGET

FY24 General Fund Budget:
$1,422,055,825

FY24 Cost per Student
$16,296 (estimated)

FY24 Tax Levy
Maintenance & Operations - 17.24
Debt Service - $0
Total - 17.24

More about Fulton County Schools

​Founded in 1871, the Fulton County School System is one of the oldest and largest school districts in Georgia. With a focus on student achievement and a commitment to continual improvement, Fulton has earned a reputation as a premier school system. This long history of excellence is evidenced by the many state and national honors bestowed on Fulton's schools, staff and students.

The Fulton County School System is one of the most unique school systems in the nation. Though not Georgia's largest school system in terms of student enrollment, it is, however, one of the largest systems in geographic area. From its southern end in the City of Chattahoochee Hills to its northernmost tip in Johns Creek, the county is more than 70 miles long. What is known as present-day Fulton County was formed by the 1932 consolidation of the former Campbell and Milton counties, making Fulton the size of three counties.

To add to Fulton's uniqueness, the City of Atlanta has long had its own school system and its own Board of Education. These lay in the center of pre-consolidation Fulton County. During the consolidation, the schools within the former Campbell and Milton counties became part of the Fulton County School System. But the City of Atlanta maintained its separate school system, driving a physical wedge between the newly joined counties. The result is that the Fulton County School System is physically bisected by the City of Atlanta and its school system. While this wedge often leads to references of north Fulton and south Fulton, there is only one Fulton County School System.

The southern part of Fulton County is comprised of the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, the City of South Fulton, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, South Fulton and Union City. The northern part is home to the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.

As the Atlanta metropolitan area has grown, so has the Fulton County School System. Families are attracted to Fulton County because of its consistent and well-deserved reputation as a quality school system. Businesses also establish a foothold in Fulton because employees want to live and work in communities with excellent schools. 

Involved, active and informed parents and community members contribute greatly to the success of the system. All schools have business partners and local school advisory councils. The system also receives support and additional resources through the Fulton Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the performance and lives of Fulton County students and faculty through innovative programs and recognition activities.