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Welcome to Boyd Elementary
Boyd Elementary School is committed to empowering students with the confidence, social skills and intellectual capacity required to successfully thrive and compete in middle school, high school, college and the global marketplace.
Our children represent our hopes and dreams for the future, and they deserve the best education we can give them. We believe every student has the potential to succeed, and we are dedicated to making a difference in children's lives by encouraging them to open their minds to learning, discovery and achievement.
We welcome you to the 2013-2014 school year. This will be my third year at Boyd, and I am very excited to provide you the best service possible. As your child’s principal, I will ensure your child has the best education imaginable.
On May 31, 2013, education advocates descended on Boyd Elementary School to listen to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan lead a discussion about early childhood education. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Associate Superintendent Steve Smith, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Commissioner Bobby Cagle joined Duncan as forum panelists, and responded to questions about the future of early education programs like Georgia’s pre-kindergarten program. The panelists spoke before an audience of APS parents, students and employees, elected officials and state and local activists. READ MORE...
Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years. Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here.
APS has approved a comprehensive plan allowing students to make up instructional time missed due to inclement weather. A district wide plan has been developed to increase the time and opportunity for students to receive critical instruction lost during the six days of inclement weather. The district’s professional learning day scheduled for March 17 will be a regular instructional day. The district’s original testing window for administering the CRCT to students in grades 3-8 will shift forward one week, with the testing beginning April 23 and ending May 1.
The remainder of the APS calendar, including spring break, the graduation schedule, and the last day of school will not change. Spring break will remain April 7-11 and graduations are scheduled May 23-25. The last day of school for traditional APS students remains May 23, and the last day for year-round students is May 30.
Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education.Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).
The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5 - 10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.
Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year!
Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School.
Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School.