Heritage Academy Elementary School is located in the Orchard Knob community in southeast Atlanta.
In April 2002, APS completed construction of a new 81,000 square foot school facility in southeast Atlanta called Heritage Academy. It was formerly known as Minnie Howell Elementary, for Minnie Smith Howell, who played a significant roll in fostering many civil accomplishments in the Evans P. Howell School Community in the early 1900’s. Howell Elementary served the Southeast sector of Atlanta for forty-seven years and will continue educating well into the new millennium. The new Heritage Academy adopted the slogan “Soaring Eagles Reaching High Standards”. Heritage has a population of approximately 500 students.