Slater Elementary School and Price Middle School were removed from the list this year; Carver STEAM exited the list in December 2022 and remains off. Improved academic performance was among the criteria that led to this achievement.
“Bad food is cheap and cheap food is bad.” That is the mantra of Carolyn Pusey-Wade, Director of Nutrition, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, more affectionately known as Chef Nana. Since she started in SY 2022-23, the number of students who participate in school breakfast and lunch has increased significantly, particularly among high schoolers, where the … Continue Reading →
“I am a bold future leader, a confident reader, and a limitless believer.” Everyone at Slater Elementary begins their day saying these powerful words. The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) recently recognized Slater among 155 Georgia schools who have exceptional achievement or growth in third-grade reading as 2022-2023 Literacy Leaders. Slater is among 84 schools … Continue Reading →
Reading is fundamental to learning, and Slater Elementary is getting creative to cultivate a love of reading for scholars. The school underwent a shift in building leadership during the 2022-23 school year and established aggressive goals to improve schoolwide literacy. To achieve these goals the following initiatives took place: A cohort of teachers, paraprofessionals, coaches, … Continue Reading →
Thanks to the enormous talent and passion of Atlanta artist and activist Christina Ward, Slater Elementary School students will now enjoy beautiful new murals along their school hallways. The gorgeous mural features Slater Tigers (both students and mascots!) interacting with different school subjects, including math, literacy, science, botany, agriculture and more. The murals use bright … Continue Reading →
The urban agriculture program at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is educating the next generation of farm entrepreneurs. It may not be the first area of study that comes to mind when thinking about Slater Elementary, Price Middle and Carver STEAM Academy. Yet, agriculture is one of dozens of enrichment programs offered across this network of … Continue Reading →
Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Purpose Built Schools (PBSA), and our community partners are making sure every student affected by Forest Cove delays has a seat and the appropriate resources for a successful start to the school year on August 1.
The 2021-22 school year has been full of signs that our model is working. Even despite the setbacks of the pandemic, we are thrilled to celebrate the progress and achievements of our schools. Scholars have made meaningful and significant individual and collective gains. Our schools grow stronger every year, and the families who entrust their … Continue Reading →
Last fall, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to provide a “learning pod” for approximately 70 students who were identified as having the potential to benefit from additional learning resources in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The club is serving as a distance-learning hub where students of all grade levels can come during the school day to do online classes.