The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools, founded in 1978, represents a cluster of seven schools, all located within Atlanta in town neighborhoods. CINS includes the five elementary schools and one middle schools that feed into Grady High School. Each year, CINS awards grants totaling thousands of dollars to teachers in our cluster schools. [To read more about CINS Grants click here.]
CINS mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to foster the development of safe, quality education, in the Grady cluster of schools. To meet this goal, CINS conducts monthly meetings of parents, school administrators, and Board of Education members to explore resources, identify critical issues and seek solutions to problems.
CINS' Meet-N-Greet with ABOE Members & Annual Town Hall with APS Superintendent, Feb 20 (Thurs.), 6 pm to 8:30 pm @ Grady HS
CINS will host a Meet and Greet for the newly elected Atlanta Board of Education (ABOE) members from 6 pm to 7 pm at Grady High School.
The nine newly elected board members are District 1 Leslie Grant, District 2 Byron Amos, District 3 Matt Westmoreland, District 4 & Board Vice Chair Nancy Meister, District 5 Steven Lee, District 6 Eshe Collins, Seat 7 at Large & Board Chair Courtney English, Seat 8 at Large Cynthia Briscoe-Brown, and Seat 9 at Large Jason Esteves. All nine members have confirmed their attendance.
The ABOE members are already working on the district's annual budget, reviewing and refining school policies, and evaluating who will be the next APS Superintendent. So, please come and welcome them to the Grady Cluster and share the good news about your neighborhood's schools.
Following the Meet-N-Greet, CINS will hold its Annual Town Hall with the APS Superintendent. The community has submitted questions in advance for Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. These questions include the K-12 capacity needs for the cluster, funding, APS equity audit, school safety and curriculum issues. Questions from the audience will be taken as time permits. This portion of the evening will be from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
The meeting will be held in the Grady High School Auditorium, which is accessible from the 10th Street entrance to the campus. CINS thanks its special guests for the evening along with GHS Principal Dr. Murray and the GHS PTSA who will help CINS host this event for the Grady Cluster community.
CINS is a not-for-profit organization that has worked for over 35 years to empower public schools in our cluster located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. The Grady Cluster includes the following schools: Grady High, Intown Academy (K-8), Inman Middle, Centennial Place Elementary, Hope/Hill Elementary, Mary Lin Elementary, Morningside Elementary and Springdale Park Elementary.
CINS’ mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools to foster the development of safe, quality education in the Grady Cluster of schools.
CINS' community meetings are open to the public.
ABOE District Representatives
The presentation from the December 11, 2013 meeting: "Part II: A deep dig on the Grady cluster data" can be found HERE.
Inman Named a Highest Performing "Reward School"!
The Georgia Department of Education has named Inman Middle School as a 2013 Reward School in the category of Highest Performing Schools. This distinction recognizes Title I schools with the highest student performance on statewide exams over three years. Way to go Inman! For further details, please visit Talk Up APS, the online version of the Atlanta Public Schools’ Communications Office newsletter.