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Young Middle School
3116 Benjamin E Mays Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Young is one of 16 middle schools for 6th through 8th grade students in the Atlanta Public Schools system. The schoolMore is known for its year-round Spanish instruction, creative writing classes, orchestra and band, according to Principal Thomas Kenner.

Named for educator and children's welfare advocate Jean Childs Young -- who passed in 1994 and was the wife of former Atlanta Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young -- the school's mission is PRIDE: Provide Rigorous and Relevant Instruction to Develop Excellence in all students.  

School officials renovated the 15-acre campus in late 2009 and 2010. The $22-million renovation included the addition of a new 500-seat auditorium, music wing, art wing, football field and track-and-field facilities.

Young's school colors are red and gold and school sports teams are known as the Wolves.