Updates From the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools

About CINS

The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools, founded in 1978, represents the four elementary schools (Hope/Hill, Lin, Morningside, Springdale Park), two K-8 charter schools (Centennial Academy and Kindezi Old Fourth Ward), a middle school (Inman) and high school (Grady) that serve the cluster of schools known as the Grady Cluster. Each year, CINS awards grants totaling thousands of dollars to teachers in our cluster schools.

Contact CINS:

P.O. Box 8116
Atlanta, Georgia 31106

CINS Representatives for Kindezi School are:
Erika Henson

Angel Parks

Renel Jenkins

The CINS Member/Community Member meetings are on Wednesdays. They are open to all interested parents, educators and community members- no reservations or costs involved. 


  • CINS Request your participation in Research and Evaluation (see below)

School Performance and Data

The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) produces several measures of school performance. Please see the following links:

Georgia Milestones results can be found on the district website here.

The CCRPI is an overall measure of school performance. See here for additional information.

CRCT data: annual state test administered to students in grades 3-8. Data is available through 2014. Milestones data from 2015 will be available in fall 2015.

EOCT data: annual state test administered to high school students in eight core courses. Data is available through 2014. Milestones data from 2015 will be available in fall 2015.

High school graduation data.

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement also provides detailed reports of school performance, including test score data by subgroup.
Demographics and Enrollment

Enrollment by grade.

Enrollment by race, gender, and grade.

Enrollment by disability.

Free and reduced price lunch data.

  • CINS is offering its annual classroom grant! 


  • Please note that due to the holidays, the CINS board meeting has been moved to Monday, Nov. 30th at 7 pm in the Grady HS cafeteria.

Please put this on your calendar.

  • The next meeting will be held on November 30, 2015 at Grady High School in the Cafeteria, 929 Charles Allen Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

  • LSGT Candidate information session for the Grady Cluster is 12/10, 5:30 pm @ Grady. If you can't make the Grady meeting, you are welcome to attend any of the Cluster meetings.

  • Big Focus is on the conversion of the Atlanta Public Schools into the Charter System of Schools. This will consist of the GO Teams. For more information about the Charter System and the APS coversion. Please visit the APS site.


YouTube Video

"Know Your Cluster"
Speaker Series 2015 - 2016

Atlanta Public Schools will transition to a charter model for the 2016-2017 school year. This structural change will transfer some decision making authority to community members elected to the cluster's Local School Governance Teams (LSGTs). To best educate and inform community members who may wish to run for election, NAPPS will hold monthly general meetings this year designed to share information regarding cluster demographics, programming and testing. It is our hope that by sharing this information we not only help educate our future representatives but help educate our cluster's electorate as well.   

Community Meetings
September 30th
12:00 p.m.
Rivers Elementary
Students with Special Needs/Challenges
(Guest Speakers)
October 21st
7:00 p.m.
North Atlanta High School
Beyond Measure Documentary & Expert Panel (screening provided free to the public)
November 18th
12:00 p.m.
Sutton Middle School
Student Facts/Data Dig & Expert Panel
January 27th
12:00 p.m.
Jackson Elementary
Athletic Focus & Program Enhancements
(Guest Speakers)
February 24th
12:00 p.m.
Smith  Elementary
Student Population/Diversity Program
(Guest Speakers)
March 23rd
Bolton Elementary
BOE Update & State of the District/Focus
April 27th
12:00 p.m.
North Atlanta High School
Stellar Seniors & Next Phase of Life
Those wishing to serve on our Local School Governance Teams (LSGTs) or Cluster Advisory Teams (CATs) may submit an APS Online Application.  More details about the process, timeline and duties for each role may be accessed by reviewing the APS Charter Application submitted to the state.  Please stay tuned as our district and local schools will communicate more details throughout the year regarding the charter transition. 
Important Dates
  • Jan/March (2016) - LSGT Elections
  • March/April (2016) - LSGT Initial Trainings
  • April/August (2016) - LSGT Strategic Planning Process
  • See Charter Application for additional dates in 2017/2018
Take the time to learn more about our schools & cluster
so we can support our students!

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The mission of NAPPS is to increase community awareness and support for our North Atlanta cluster schools, ultimately resulting in a high student retention rate Kindergarten through 12th grade. By educating the community about existing public school opportunities and advantages, NAPPS strives to strengthen the bond between our community and our school system. 

Erika Henson,
Nov 20, 2015, 1:03 PM