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About This School

Bolton Academy is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Bolton Academy is Laura Strickling and can be contacted at lstrickling@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 483 children attend Bolton Academy and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 17% of the Bolton Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 483 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 83% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bolton Academy is 12:1. Scott Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 46% 83%
Hispanic 37% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.06%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.8%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 76%
Limited English proficiency 17% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 75%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I don't know how they are getting a 3 when they should be in 8/9 maybe even 10. Look at the all the reviews they are great and true. This site needs to bump up the score when everyone gives such great ratings. My daughter attends this school and it is awesome. Don't waste you money on private schools when this is in our back yard save it for your child to buy their own home someday or even your own retirement plan. Public schools can be great and Bolton is the example. 10 out of 10 in my opinion!!!!

  • (11 months ago)

    A great school with involved parents. I have two children that attend Bolton and I must say that I have been pleased with there progress since they came from a private school. The teachers are very dedicated and want to see each child advance in there education.The parents are very involved with the PTA which helps a lot. This is a great public school in the Atlanta area.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton Academy is a diverse Title 1 IB School! We are extrodinary in the fact our young school achieved IB status after to being opened only 5 or 6 years from the hard work and tireless efforts from parents students and faculty. Our neighborhood was determined to make this school successful and a great public school to attend without the stigma of being a Title 1 school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been happy with Bolton so far. I have two children in the program. Both started with the Pre K program.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have sent three children to Bolton Academy and we have only had positive experiences with all the teachers and staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    We couldn't ask for a better community school! I have 2 kids that attend and both have had a wonderful exp. I am completely amazed at how interactive the parents are and how hands on the teachers are. They really go above and beyond!

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton Academy is becoming one of NW Atlanta's premier public elementary schools. Just just 10 years old it has grown each year in students and more importantly parent involvement. Over the last 3 years that my family has been a part of the PTA we have seen tremendous growth in the achievement of our students. The faculty and staff continue to work together with the PTA and our families to build a stronger school and therefore a stronger community. We are a diverse school as well as an IB certified school and our community couldn't be more proud!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our school Bolton Academy is a great elementary school! It is getting better each year with the help of the principal teachers and parents involvment and love for the kids! The PTA is growing every year and we have many activities that involve everyone. The kids at Bolton are very lucky to have the support they have. Thank you!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton Academy is a great place to learn! Both our children attend Bolton and are thriving under the great direction of their teachers. I call it the little school that could it's getting better and better each year with the amazing support of the PTA teachers parents and administrators. We are come a long way and it's only going to grow and become stronger with the newly formed Soaring Owls Foundation Hooty's Nest Egg funds and over all parent participation. We are proud to call Bolton Academy our neighborhood school!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my grandson s third year at Bolton Academy and I ve been very impressed with the progress he s made academically and socially. In particular his reading and problem-solving skills are at a level that I would have expected from much older students. I attribute this success to his teachers ability his parents involvement and his eagerness to learn an eagerness fostered and nurtured by the school s principal teachers and staff. Additionally Bolton offers a healthy variety of educational and cultural experiences and a spirit of inclusiveness that will serve him well all his life.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love our neighborhood school! The size feels just right - not too big but not too small. The Principal is 100% dedicated to providing the school with strong leadership to help increase its overall ratings especially academically. The parent community is also wonderful and committed to making the school an easy choice for those who live in the neighborhood. While we still have room to grow Bolton Academy gets my vote!

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton Academy is a wonderful school. The school is small the adminstration is easy to interact with and engaging. The teachers so far have been great. My child loves going to school here every day.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have volunteered here on several occassions. The staff is invested in the children and the children themselves are polite and eager to learn. The school is well maintained and in a neighborhood that some residents are fortunate enough to walk their children to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Two children at the school and couldn't be happier. Both children have done well. Strong community between parents and teachers as well. Very pleased.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year and we couldn't be more pleased. Our son loves his teacher and the parent teacher communication has been great.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have 2 children at Bolton Academy and could not be happier with the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton Academy is an International Baccalaureate accredited school feeding into an IB middle and IB highschool. It is an incredible part of the North Atlanta cluster. The teachers and administration are very hands on making each child feel welcomed and valued. I have two sons attending and have been very impressed with their level of education. All stake holders want each child to receive a quality education and become life long learners.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loves Bolton Academy. The teachers and principal really care about improving the school and providing quality education. The PTA is AMAZING. All the parents are very dedicated to helping the school achieve success.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton Academy is honored to have been recognized by Lowe's as a recipient of the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant. The grant will be used to build out our Science Education and Active Learning Lab as a part of our overall STEM education program. The grant is a result of the hard work of our PTA grantwriting committee and an example of continually increasing family involvement in our PTA. We are so excited to receive this award as we partner with our faculty staff community and generous corporations like Lowe's to create programs to enhance our children's learning opportunities.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bolton is a wonderful school. Both of our sons are doing extremely well and love their teachers and their friends. Parental involvement continues to increase as more of the neighborhood kids come of age and attend the school. I'd put the Bolton kids' aptitude and experience against any of the other APS schools; and this will continue to increase through the wonderful programs that Bolton has in place. In fact we were considering moving recently and elected to stay put because we feel so strongly about the school.

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