Top Georgia schools and homes for sale in those districts

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 For us at Mercatus Realty we know how important your home searches revolve around which schools to send your children can Make ALLLL the difference in the World.  So we have complied some information on some of the best schools in the state of Georgia that are in our area of expertise,  we've put together some valuable information as well as links and sites to help you make the right choice for your family when it comes to schools.


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Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Roswell’s local public schools are part of the Fulton County School System.

Charter schools:

Elementary schools:

    • Esther Jackson Elementary School


    • Hembree Springs Elementary School


    • Mimosa Elementary School



    • Northwood Elementary School


    • Roswell North Elementary School


    • Sweet Apple Elementary School


    • Hillside Elementary School


    • River Eves Elementary School

Middle schools:

    • Crabapple Middle School


    • Elkins Pointe Middle School


    • Holcomb Bridge Middle School

High schools:

Entrance to Roswell High School. The gymnasium (aka the Stinger Dome) is visible with its domed roof.



Private schools

    • Creative Montessori School



    • Chrysalis Experiential Academy



    • Cross of Life Montessori School


    • Eaton Academy


    • Fellowship Christian Academy


    • High Meadows School


    • Queen of Angels Catholic School


    • Village Montessori



    • St. Francis High School


  • Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School & Therapy Center


The city is served by Fulton County Schools[5]

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)[6]


    • Birmingham Falls Elementary School


    • Cogburn Woods Elementary School


    • Crabapple Crossing Elementary School


    • Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta


    • Mountain Park Elementary School Roswell


    • Summit Hill Elementary School


    • Sweet Apple Elementary School in Roswell

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[7]


    • Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell


    • Hopewell Middle School


    • Northwestern Middle School

High Schools (Grades 9-12)[8]




  • Cambridge High School in Milton

Lassiter High School


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Lassiter High School
Faceless Trojan.png
2601 Shallowford Road Marietta, Georgia,  United States
Coordinates 34°02′27″N 84°28′19″WCoordinates: 34°02′27″N 84°28′19″W
Type Public high school
Motto Reaching Excellence and Climbing Higher
Established 1981
School district Cobb County School District
Principal Dr. Chris Ritchie
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2023
Campus Suburban
Mascot Faceless Trojan
Rivals Sprayberry High School, Walton High School
Newspaper The Laureate’
Yearbook The Odyssey’

Lassiter High School is a public high school located north of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, United States.




Lassiter High School was established in 1981. It was awarded the Georgia Public School of Excellence in 1992, 1999, 2008, and 2010. Lassiter’s principal was Chris Shaw in 2008 and 2010 when those School of Excellence awards were named. In 2000, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. It also received the Siemens Award as the top Advanced Placement School in the state of Georgia in 2008 and was recognized in USA Today.[citation needed] The school was also recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top public schools in the country in 2007.[citation needed] Mr. Chris Shaw, the previous principal at Lassiter, was recognized as Georgia High School Principal of the year in 2008 by the PTSA.[citation needed] Dr. Chris Richie is currently principal, as of 2010.


Sports and Clubs

Lassiter has won 28 state championships in Georgia High School Association-sanctioned sports.[citation needed] The school’s first team state championship was in girls cross country, won in Fall 1982. The baseball team has won two state championships most recently in 2006. The baseball program won a national championship in 1999.[citation needed] More recently, the baseball team has been the state runner-up 7 times in their 9 appearances in the state finals. The boy’s soccer team was ranked 1st in the Nation during the beginning of the Spring season. The boy’s lacrosse team has won 2 state championships in 2004 and 2006.[citation needed] The girl’s swim team has won back to back to back state championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.[citation needed] The girl’s fast pitch softball team won a state championship in 2007.[citation needed] The football program had the associated press coach of the year and offensive player of the year in the state of Georgia in 2008.[citation needed]


The Lassiter High School Marching Band is considered to be one of the best high school bands in the country. This is largely due to their band director, Alfred Watkins, whom their band building is named after. The Trojan Band has won the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 1998 and 2002.[1] The symphonic band (in 1989 and 1996), orchestra (in 2001 and 2008), and percussion ensemble (in 2005) have performed at the Midwest Clinic.[2]


    • Baseball [3] (1999 & 2006 State Champions, 1999 National Champions)




    • Cross Country [6] (State Championships:(Boys 1988)-(Girls 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 93))



    • Fastpitch Softball [7] (State Runner-up 1997; State Champions 2007)


    • Football [8] (2009, 2012 Region Champions; 1986 Sub-Region A Champions)


    • Golf [9] (Girls State Champions 2001)


    • Gymnastics (Girls) [10] (2009 5th Place State Title, 2010 State Champions)


    • Lacrosse [11] (2004 Co-State Champions, 2005 State Runner-Up, 2006 State Champions, 2007 State Runner-Up, 2010 State Runner-Up)



    • Swimming [13] (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 State Champions, Girls)



    • Rugby union (club sport) (State Champions 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011)


    • Tennis (1996 Girls State Champions, 1998 Girls State Runner Up, 1999,2005 Boys State Champions and 2007 Boys State Runner-Up)






George Walton Comprehensive High School


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George Walton Comprehensive High School
Seal of Walton High School
1590 Bill Murdock Rd. Marietta, Georgia, United States
Coordinates 33°59′20″N 84°26′30″WCoordinates: 33°59′20″N 84°26′30″W
Type Public (charter) high school
Established 1975
Principal Mrs. Judy McNeill
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,636
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red, white, and blue
Mascot Raider
Rival Lassiter High School
Yearbook The Legend’

George Walton Comprehensive High School, usually referred to simply as “Walton High School,” is a public high school located in suburban Marietta, Georgia in the United States. It resides in eastern Cobb County and is a charter school in the Cobb County School District. It is a School of Excellence and one of the top schools academically in Georgia. It is also one of the larger high schools around the East Cobb area. As of the October 2, 2012 FTE count, there were 2,636 students attending Walton, making it the largest in the district by population.

For many years Walton has been among the top high schools in Georgia in SAT scores.[1][broken citation] In 2006, almost 800 Walton students took over 1,800 Advanced Placement exams, making it the school with the greatest number of test-takers in Georgia. Walton was also 1 of 6 featured “Outstanding American High Schools” out of 96 total by U.S.News & World Report in 1999 because of its high parental involvement and overall high level of achievement.[2] Additionally, Walton was ranked 109 in Newsweek’s 2008 “America’s Top Public High Schools” article for the number of Advanced Placement courses taken by students at the school as well as other critical factors. In 2011, Walton was ranked 67 by Newsweek based on new factors: graduation rate (25%), college matriculation rate (25%), AP tests taken per graduate (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10%), and AP courses offered (5%).[3]




Football Region 6-AAAAA 2008–2010
Subregion A Subregion B
Campbell Alpharetta
Lassiter Centennial
Pope Kell
Walton Milton
Wheeler Roswell


Football Region 5-AAAAA 2011[20]


Football Region Championships[21]
Year Record
1986 11–3 (Region 5-AAAA)
1999 9–2 (Region 6-AAAA)
2003 11–1 (Region 5-AAAAA)
2004 12–2 (Region 6-AAAAA)
2007 12–2 (Region 6-AAAAA)
2008 9–2 (Region 6-AAAAA)
2011 14–1 (Region 6-AAAAA)



Alan C. Pope High School


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Alan C. Pope High School
3001 Hembree Rd. Marietta, Georgia, United States
Coordinates 34°01′26″N 84°27′09″WCoordinates: 34°01′26″N 84°27′09″W
Type Public high school
Established 1987
Principal Dr. Robert Downs
Faculty 131 teachers
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,885
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Carolina blue, navy blue, and white
Mascot Greyhound
Newspaper The Greyhound Tracks’
Yearbook Panache’

Alan C. Pope High School is a public high school located north of Atlanta in East Cobb, Georgia, within unincorporated Cobb County. The school was founded in 1987 and serves approximately 1,888 students in grades 9-12. The school mascot is the greyhound, and the school colors are Carolina blue, navy blue, and gray.




Alan C. Pope was an honor student and athlete in the Cobb County school system who later returned to nearby Sprayberry High School as a coach and teacher himself. He was killed along with his wife and infant son in an automobile accident on November 30, 1975. Twelve years later, the school board named its newest high school in his honor. [1]

The school has seen much growth over the years, including the addition of baseball and softball fields, an additional student parking lot, a dedicated marching band practice field, a greenhouse, and several additions to the main school building itself. In latest year the school grounds have gone through a paint job, and minor construction which lead to the creation of the schools culinary wing of the building.

Extracurricular activities



Pope’s athletic teams are known as the Greyhounds (or Lady Greyhounds in the case of female teams). Their athletic rivals include Walton and Lassiter high schools. Pope is home of the 8-time Girl’s Slow-pitch softball State Champions in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, 4-time AAAAA Girls Soccer Champions in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons, The Greyhounds also won 2011 GHSA AAAA Traditional Wrestling championship, the 2012 GHSA AAAA Dual and Traditional Wrestling Championships, and 2013 GHSA Dual and Traditional Wrestling AAAAA Championships.[1] (Beginning with the fall 2012 academic year Pope was reclassified as a AAAAA school).[2] Pope won the Georgia AAAA Girls Basketball Championship in 1999 [3] The Greyhounds became the 2000 state AAAA Cross Country Champions, 2000 boys state swimming champions, and the 2009 state AAAAA baseball champions. In 2009 Pope’s Volleyball team won the state AAAAA championship, and in 2010 the volleyball team won the AAAA Championship (Pope was re-classed into 4A in 2010 due to enrollment numbers).[4] Former baseball standout, Brandon Boggs currently plays for the Texas Rangers. Former Pope basketball standout, Marc Reece, was featured on BET‘s Hit Reality Tevlevision Series College Hill and Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes. Former Pope quarterback, T.J Yates played football at North Carolina where he set numerous passing records. Yates was drafted in the fifth round (pick 152) of the 2011 NFL draft by the Houston Texans.[5]






    • Fencing – a club sport not recognized by GHSA















Pope’s Choral Department supports three different choirs that frequently merge on various occasions. The choirs consist of the Regular Mixed (Camerata), Intermediate Woman (Bel Canto) and Advanced mixed choir (Chamber) They regularly sing in locations around Atlanta. In 2001, the Pope Chorus performed at Carnegie Hall.

The Pope Orchestra consists of intermediate and advanced ensembles led by Mr. Eric Gray. Members are encouraged to participate in local community ensembles and state-wide competitions.

Pope’s Band consists of several different award winning symphonic bands, as well as a marching band that has competed in such notorious competitions like Bands of America. The band program has been under the direction of Mr. Gary Gribble since the school was formed in 1987. Assistant band director is former Pope Alumnus Josh Rudolph.

Clubs and organizations

A comprehensive list of clubs and organizations [2] is too numerous to list here, but some of the more recognizable organizations include:


    • Ambassadors, Juniors and Seniors who guide Freshman through their first year of high school.


    • Arrive Alive, which promotes awareness of the risks of drunk driving


    • Beta Club, an honor society for juniors and seniors


    • Book Club, for students who want to enrich their literary experience


    • Chess Club


    • Young Republicans, for students who wish to be active participants in the democratic process.


    • Speech and Debate Team, a highly successful academic club that regularly places highly in tournaments across the state and even at national levels.


    • Fencing Club Pope began competing in the Georgia High School Fencing League (GHSFL) in 2007/08. In the 2012/13 season Pope won both the women’s and the men’s events at the GHSFL Team Championship, Pope’s Katie Van Riper and Christi Nakajima took first and second place respectively in the Women’s Individual Championship, and Jake Wachtel took second place in the Men’s Individual Championship.


    • Young Democrats, for students who wish to be more active in the local democratic scene.


    • Drama Club, for students interested in drama and theatre production. Drama Club is responsible for putting up shows for students who are not in a Drama class to participate in.


    • Foreign Languages of Pope (FLOP) Combines all the various languages taught at the school into one ‘super club’


    • Math Team and Mu Alpha Theta, which promote interest and participation in math-related games and activities




    • Interact


    • Philosophy Club







    • Odyssey of the Mind The Pope Odyssey of the Mind Team has been to World finals every year since its inception in 2001. They have won 6 State Titles including a recent victory in the Ancient Egypt problem. [3]


    • Greyhound Rugby Football Club Won the 2006 Georgia High School Rugby State Championship, came 5th in the 2006 South High School Championships, and placed 4th in state in the 2008 season. The 8-pack consisting of super powered front row, Drew Rollins, Britt Bowen, and Sleepy was one of the most notable 8 packs of the south. website


    • Just Friends, for students who want to help with Special Education and Special Olympics

Feeder schools

All or some students from the following schools eventually find their way to Pope High School due to local district boundaries.



    • Mountain View Elementary School


    • Murdock Elementary School


    • Shallowford Falls Elementary School


    • Timber Ridge Elementary School


  • Tritt Elementary School
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