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Concept for the Establishment of Two Single-Gender Secondary Schools in 2007-2008. Atlanta Public Schools Dr. Beverly L. Hall, Superintendent Byron Barnes, Assistant Principal on Special Assignment. Overview. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the
Atlanta Public Schools
Dr. Beverly L. Hall, Superintendent
Byron Barnes, Assistant Principal on Special Assignment
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the
positive impact single-gender schools have on student
achievement. During the presentation I will provide:
The establishment of two single-gender secondary schools serving grades 6-12 phased in over time in the northwest corridor beginning in the 2007-2008 school year.
Shirley Franklin, Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta has a long history of single-gender secondary and post-secondary schools.
Academy - East Harlem
and Citizenship - Bronx
As a system, we have a responsibility to address cycles of poor achievement that exists in schools.
Percent less than high school: 41.1
Percent high school graduate or higher: 59
Percent not in labor force: 50.8
Percent unemployed: 9.9
Selected Household Characteristics:
Percent of grandparents responsible for grandchildren: 50.9
been made by the students at Carson, the data
On March 3, 2004, a provision was added to the No Child Left Behind Act that provided local school districts the flexibility to create single-gender classrooms and schools. Guidelines for school districts have been provided by the US-DOE to ensure that single-gender schools comply with Title IX.
According to the Atlanta Public Schools legal staff, arguments both for and against single-gender public schools have been heard by various courts, and the Supreme Court has never ruled directly on the constitutionality of single-gender public secondary schools. However, we believe that research supports the administration’s view that the academic objectives underlying the development of high quality, single-gender public school programs can be met best by this educational approach and survive legal challenges that may arise.
first class of 6th graders.
academic setting through their matriculation into high school.
Ben Carson Co-edSchool 2006-2007
A. D. Williams
Single-Gender Academy for Girls 2007-2008
Five Co-Ed Elementary Schools
Single-Gender Academy for Boys 2007-2008
School for Girls
School for Boys
Single-gender schools will:
3. Increase student retention by improving support among parents and community partners.
4. Increase the number of students who are ready for post-secondary educational and career opportunities.