Atlanta Partner High Schools

Benjamin Mays High School

“Benjamin Elijah Mays High School is the flagship institution of the city of Atlanta. Named in honor of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, a humanitarian and international pioneer, our academic foundation and world class athletic program is as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. Our learning structure is built on the premise that smaller is better. Therefore, we currently serve approximately 1800 students in 5 small learning communities.  Our communities include the following: Science and Mathematics, Business & Entrepreneurship, Eagle Leadership, Dorothy Height Academy of Leadership, and Mass Communication.”

George Washington Carver High School

“Carver School of Health Sciences is a public high school located in urban Atlanta, Georgia. The school is a part of The New Schools at Carver Complex and shares a campus with three other small schools. Carver School of Health Sciences opened in August 2005. The Class of 2009 was the first graduating class. The school is comprised of 29 certified staff members and 5 classified staff members. The school currently has 1 principal, 1 assistant principal, 1 counselor, a graduation coach that is shared with the campus, and a behavior specialist that is shared with one of the other small schools on the campus. There is one nurse on the campus. The student population fluctuates throughout the year. We presently have 350 students. Of the student population, 96.5% is Black, 2.5% is Hispanic, and 1% is Multi-Racial. Approximately 88.6% of the student body receives free and reduced lunch. 14.8 % of the student population is special education. Over the past 3 years, the special education population has increased. The English Language learner population has been very small over the past 3 years. Carver Health Sciences & Research has a very transient student population. (

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School, formerly called Southside Comprehensive High School, is presently in its 26th year of operation. In the 2007-2008 academic year, the school participated in Wave II of Atlanta Public Schools’ high school transfor­mation initiative. As a part of the transformation, stakeholders proposed renaming the school. On June 16, 2008, the Atlanta Board of Education approved the renaming of Southside Comprehensive High School to Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School.

The school came into existence in Fall 1985 as the result of the merger of two schools: Smith and Roosevelt High Schools. The school facility consists of a $20 million three-level complex designed to house 1,400 students. The previous design of the building reflected the comprehensive nature of the school, which integrated the seven Career Technology components of the school within its academic areas. In 2008-2009, the school opened as Small Learning Communities. The current principal of Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School is Stephanie Johnson.

Maynard H. Jackson High School was authorized in 2013 as an IB World School.  During the school’s application process through the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years, Pre-IB students were enrolled in Honors and/or Advanced Placement (AP) courses as well as level 1 foreign languages Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, or French.

North Clayton High School

“North Clayton High School (NCHS), is one of Clayton County Public Schools’ oldest high schools. North Clayton was established in 1937 as Flat Rock School. At that time, there were eight teachers, one of whom was a college graduate, in one room building. In 1937, 20 students were in the tenth grade and 14 were in the ninth grade. Eleventh and twelfth graders attended finishing school. In 1938, Flat Rock School added eleventh and twelfth graders and became North Clayton High School. Currently, North Clayton houses over 1300 students in grades 9-12 in several large brick buildings. Today, the school’s personnel include one principal, two assistant principals, one vocational supervisor, who shares the role of assistant principal, and over 100 faculty and staff members. Fifty percent of the teachers, most of whom are African Americans, hold at least a master’s degree. The student body’s demographics are roughly 0.03% Caucasian, 91% African American, 3% Hispanic, and 6% Asian.”