North Atlanta High School suffered from “a climate of racial tension,” but educators didn’t discriminate by race, according to an investigative report released Friday.
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Facts about North Atlanta High
Racial composition: 56 percent black, 21 percent white, 17 percent Hispanic, 3 percent multiracial, 2 percent Asian, according to Georgia Department of Education data for the 2010-2011 school year
Principal: Howard “Gene” Taylor, who replaced Mark MyGrant last October
Building: The $147 million campus opened this fall
Oct. 6, 2012: The administrative staff at North Atlanta High School is dismissed at the end of the school day and escorted off the campus.
Oct. 9, 2012: Superintendent Erroll Davis announces Howard “Gene” Taylor of Gwinnett County Public Schools has been hired as principal, starting Oct. 29.
Sept. 13, 2013: Taylor abruptly resigns as North Atlanta High principal for a job offer as principal of Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County.
Sept. 16, 2013: Davis announces Taylor will stay in Atlanta Public Schools as a director overseeing about 20 schools.
Sept. 17, 2013: The school board rejects Taylor’s promotion.
Sept. 19, 2013: Taylor decides to stay in his job as principal at North Atlanta High.
Sept. 20, 2013: The APS Office of Internal Compliance releases a report that finds no evidence of racial discrimination.