Primary and secondary schools in the Westside continue to face challenges in proficiency and 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. Comparative data on reading and math proficiency for Hollis will be added to the Westside Progress site when it comes available.

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Enrollment

Data Sources: 2011-2015 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)

  • Bethune Elementary

    2.5% Decline between the two school years.

  • M.A. Jones Elementary

    0.2% Increase between the two school years.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    0.9% Decline between the two school years


  • Brown Middle

    1.1% Increase between the two school years.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    6.0% Decline between the two school years


  • Washington High

    9.4% Increase between the 2013-2014 school year and the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Washington High

    7.0% Decline between the 2014-2015 school year and the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    12.4% Increase between the 2013-2014 school year and the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Atlanta Public Schools

    0.4% Decline between the 2014-2015 school year and the 2015-2016 school year.

Academic Achievement

Data Sources: 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Standout Stat: Between 2000 and 2015, the area saw a large decrease in the number of residents with less than a high school diploma, from 41.3% in 2000 to 15.8% in 2015.