Primary and secondary schools in the Westside continue to face challenges in reading and math proficiency and high school graduation rates, and only two neighborhoods have quality childcare providers and pre-K opportunities.

One of Westside Future Fund’s goals is to improve academic achievement in area public schools and provide more access to high quality early childhood education. Check out the Westside Future Fund’s impact goals on our website.

Note: Hollis Innovation Academy opened in the Westside in 2016 and currently serves students in grades K-6.

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Enrollment

Data Sources: 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

Early Childhood Learning

Data Sources: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) - August 2017

Standout Stat: The WFF area neighborhoods have a total of 196 Georgia Pre-K slots, with 154 of those located in the Ashview Heights neighborhood and none in Atlanta University Center or English Avenue.

Early Learning Centers as of August 31, 2017

  • Dean Rusk YMCA Head Start Academy

    Quality Rated Provider, Has Pre-K program (110 slots)

  • Grow Montessori School, Inc.

    Quality Rated Provider

  • Hollis Innovation Academy

    Has Pre-K program (42 slots)

  • M. Agnes Jones Elementary

    Has Pre-K program (44 slots)

  • KIDazzle Child Care - Lowery

    Quality Rated Provider

  • Northwest Youth Power at Magnolia Park, ELC

    Quality Rated Provider

  • Preferred School Care at Hollis Innovation Academy

  • Preferred School Care at M. Agnes Jones Elementary

    Quality Rated Provider

  • Thomas, Barbara G

    Quality Rated Provider

Georgia Milestones Testing

Data Sources: Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA)

  • Hollis Innovation Academy

    1% Increase between the two school years.

  • M.A. Jones Elementary

    5% Decrease between the two school years.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    No change between the two school years


  • Brown Middle

    6% Increase between the two school years.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    8% Increase between the two school years


  • Washington High

    2.4% Decline between the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Washington High

    6.2% Increase between the 2016-2017 school year and the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    8% Increase between the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    3% Increase between the 2016-2017 school year and the 2017-2018 school year.

Academic Achievement

Data Sources: 2013-2017 American Community Survey

Standout Stat: Between 2000 and 2017, the area saw a large decrease in the share of residents with less than a high school diploma, from 41.3% in 2000 to 16.6% in 2017.