Public Schools

April1ToomerElementary2Toomer Elementary has the mission is to provide a nurturing environment that promotes responsible, respectable, and highly motivated students so that positive self-esteem leads to academic and social excellence.

King Middle seeks to develop lifelong learners who are confident, competent, contributing members of society. Through challenging learning opportunities we will prepare our students to be high achievers, whose academic achievement is comparable to or exceeds the national average.

In 2014, Jackson High School completed a $40 million SPLOST renovation which resulted in one of the most modern and inspiring campuses in the APS school portfolio.


Charter Schools

Drew Charter School, one of the state’s highest performing elementary/middle schools, has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year. The primary attendance zone for Drew Charter School shall be students residing in the Villages of East Lake. Students residing in the East Lake and Kirkwood neighborhoods shall be eligible for enrollment to fill any remaining space, subject to a lottery (should demand for enrollment exceed available capacity).

Ivy Preparatory Academy focuses on building the scholarly habits, attitudes, and skills students need to succeed in college, in their communities, and in life. Our seamless college preparatory model provides Ivy Prep students with a rigorous curriculum, engaging teachers, and a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment that develops the academic, behavioral and personal skills of all students.


Private Schools

Kirkwood is very close to excellent private schools including Horizons, Paideia School and several Montessori schools.