North Atlanta High was created when North Fulton High School and Northside High School were consolidated in 1991.
North Atlanta High has 1,200 students. It is the only high school in the Atlanta Public School system that serves the city’s North Corridor.
North Atlanta High has three Small Learning Communities (SLCs), which function as schools-within-a-school:
- The Center for International Studies houses the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, an academically rigorous course of study that promotes global awareness and intercultural understanding.
- The Center for the Arts is a highly acclaimed four-year college preparatory program that offers extraordinary instruction in the performing and visual arts.
- The Center for International Business and Marketing, a rigorous college-preparatory program with a strong emphasis on Small Business Development and Sports and Entertainment Marketing.
North Atlanta High was recently ranked in the top 4 percent of high schools in the United States by Newsweek magazine, based on the number of students taking advanced college-level courses.
The school sends more than 90% of its graduates to college, and its top students are routinely accepted into universities such as Yale, Stanford, Duke, Georgia Tech, Brown, Emory, University of Georgia and the University of Virginia.
Annually, North Atlanta students are awarded more than $15 million in college scholarships. The graduating class of 2010 earned more than $23 million in college scholarships.
North Atlanta is the only high school in the Southeast that offers four years of Arabic language instruction, and is the only high school in Georgia that offers four years of Chinese language instruction.
North Atlanta was the first high school in Georgia to offer the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) program, and was recently recognized for its accomplishments by the International Baccalaureate’s Board of Governors.