Chattahoochee Elementary School opened its doors to 502 students and a staff of 59 in the fall of 1989. Although enrollment was under projection, the students, parents and staff were excited and determined to make Gwinnett County’s youngest and smallest school one of the best.
Chattahoochee Elementary is located at 2930 Albion Farm Road in Duluth. Nearby flows the Chattahoochee River, from which the school gets its name. Chattahoochee is Cherokee for marked or pictured rock or stone. The immediate area around the school and near the river was once inhabited by the Cherokee Indians.
Since opening, the school has continued to grow. Chattahoochee’s student population has grown to more than 1,200. A number of additions have helped the school to house its growing population. In 1999, the school benefited from a 30-classroom addition, and in 2005 another 10 classrooms were added.
Chattahoochee Elementary proudly boasts a culturally diverse population. The school celebrates its different heritages, blending each unique history into one wonderful school community, rich in parental support and community resources. To further solidify that cohesiveness with the school community, the school aligned its mascot and colors with the other schools in the cluster. Chattahoochee Elementary School is proud to be the home of the Wildcats and home to great teaching and learning!