Three Atlanta Schools to Watch
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently published a list of the top 50 zip codes with the largest growth in white population share from 2000 to 2010. Atlanta’s 30317 (Kirkwood, Edgewood, East Lake) ranked 7th in the nation. From 2000 to 2010, the share of white residents in the zip code grew from 10% to 37%. Other zip codes covering East Atlanta and the Old Fourth Ward also made the list.
Over the past few years, demographic shifts have also begun to show up in the Atlanta Public Schools, which are starting to look more like the city as a whole.
Historically, whites in the city of Atlanta have been underrepresented in the school system. In the year 2000, non-hispanic whites represented 31% of the city’s population. However, only 7% of students were white.