CCSD Announcement:  2018-2019 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2018-2019 School Choice webpage.  Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.


Principal's Corner

Dear Allatoona Community,

As you may or may not have heard from the February 15, 2018 school board meeting, I have been named the Principal for Cobb County School District’s New Oakwood High School Academic Academy (New Name to be Determined), which will open at the beginning of  the 2018-2019 school year. 

I was approached by the district early last month about the opportunity and was certainly not looking to leave my current position as the proud principal of Allatoona.  After much emotion, prayer, and thoughtfulness over these last few weeks, with the support of my family and mentors, I have decided to accept the position which the county has offered me along with the challenges that will come with it. 

With that being said, the decision to accept this position and leave such a wonderful school community was not an easy one to make.  Allatoona High School is a special place, and it has been my honor and privilege to be a part of this faculty, staff, and community as its principal for the last three years. 

I am very proud of the things we have been able to do here to add to the legacy and definition of what it means to “BE A BUC.”  Allatoona is and will continue to be the best place to teach, lead, and learn.  It will continue to thrive under new leadership. 

I will continue to work and remain committed over the next few months to assist the district, our staff, and our next leader as he or she transitions into the principal’s role here at Allatoona.  Our administrative team is one of the best with which I have ever worked, and they, along with our fantastic teaching staff, are committed, as am I and the district, to ensure “smooth sailing” through the rest of the year and this transitional period. 


J. P. K.

John Kelly Signature