Morris Brandon Elementary School

Morris Brandon Elementary School

Morris Brandon Elementary School is a public elementary school located in the Buckhead community in northwest Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1947 as part of the Fulton County school district, it is has been a part of the Atlanta Public Schools since the annexation of Buckhead in 1952. The Main Campus, located at the intersection of Howell Mill and West Wesley roads, serves children in the second to fifth grades. The Primary Center campus was added in 2009 for kindergarten and first grade. It is located in the former Margaret Mitchell Elementary School on Margaret Mitchell Drive (opened in 1954) and was extensively renovated prior to occupancy in August 2009.

The school was named for Atlanta attorney Morris Brandon, whose children donated the 10 acres of land on which the Main Campus is located. Brandon's portrait hangs in the lobby of the Main Campus.


Honors and awards

Morris Brandon was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003, a 10-year honor.[1] Brandon was named a Georgia School of Excellence in 2007, which lasts for five years. For consistently high achievement, Morris Brandon also received Georgia Department of Education Platinum Awards in 2005 and 2006 and a Gold Award in 2008. These awards are given each fall based on the previous spring's test scores.[2]

International Baccalaureate Program

Morris Brandon has been an IB World School since 2007,[3] offering the IB Primary Years Programme. Children zoned in the Brandon school district have a seamless IB program with Atlanta Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grades: Brandon, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School.

Statistical Profile

Enrollment (at beginning of 2011-12 school year)
1,017 students total
Main Campus: 721
Primary Center: 417

Demographics (2007-'08)
86% white
5% black
4% Hispanic
3% multiracial
2% Asian
7% eligible for free/reduced meals

School colors: Red, white, and black
School symbol: Morris Brandon Bee


Principal: Karen Evans
Assistant Principal: Mattie Lamar
Primary Center Administrator: Pete Settelmayer (2009-2011), Marcia Mayo (since 2011)


External links

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