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Anniston, AL
Students enrolled: 585

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5600 Alabama Hwy 9
Anniston, AL 36207

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(256) 741-7700
(256) 236-9191
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May 18, 2015
I am very, very disappointed with what I have seen so far. The 'music and arts' program (if you can even call it that) is laughable at best. Music meets every two weeks for 40 minutes. Art? Doesn't even exist. Forget about seeing your child in a theatrical performance, because they don't exist either. This school follows the strict standards set forth by the CCBOE, and adheres to them in a rigid and unyielding manner. There is no room for creativity, and I feel like my once bright thinkers are now being dimmed into the cookie cutter common core robots that this industrialized machine is constructing. It's not all the faculty's fault. Some of them are very good teachers, and some of them are very poor. It's a matter of fact. Other commenters are right, you will feel like an outcast unless you belong to some after-school club, or other independent parent organization. I won't even get started on the bullying that's allowed in the classroom. It happens right underneath the teachers nose and nothing is done about it. I heard it is a zero tolerance zone for bullying..I cry BULL itself.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2014
Very disappointed in the current administration. Particularly the Principal Jonathan Gilbert. He does not support his teachers or staff. He seems to only care about himself. He rarely responds to emails, is short when asked to answer a face to face question, and overall lacks communication skills needed to be a leader. He does not evaluate teachers or make comments in Educate Alabama. He does not motivate or give his teachers positive or negative feedback whatsoever.

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2014
When my first child started here it was a great school. Over the last 2 years something changed. My younger child's teacher was awesome but other than that the school is a mess. Unorganized, little parent communication about school events. I didn't know about my child's awards program until the week before which left me no time to take off. His teacher told me a tentative date weeks ahead but said she was waiting for administration to finalize. It was like that all year. The principal and assistant principal park right in front of school covering the flag pole. They definitely have let the power they hold go to their heads. I felt terrible for my sons teacher because I saw the principal talk down to her in front of the students and myself. I hope they bring in new administration soon.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2013
This school is average from my point of view as a parent. Giving this school 5 star ratings is out of the question. Some of the teacher's teaching methods are really by the book; they don't believe in expanding a child's knowledge beyond the curriculum. There is much drama and not enough professionalism when it dealing with staff. It is small school in a rural area with little diversity for the students. My experience has not been great but it has not been bad. I reflect more on the education that my child is receiving and the opporunity that the school can offer. This school is great if you are well known in the community, and if you are apart of different parenting groups outside of the school. From my experience it would be probably a better option to choose a private school if this is your only choice for a public school. If private school is not an option then you need to be perpared for some concerns. Education is the key and when children are involved in staff and parent day to day drama their education is at question.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 03, 2009
White Plains Elementary cares about the students. They make every effort to give them the best education possible. Go Wildcats!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2009
I have 2 children attending now & another will start this fall. After spending years of research on schools in the area, I chose White Plains to build my home prior to my first child starting school. I have not been disappointed!!! Best decision I ever made.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2008
I enjoy sending my son to this school, we have been here since my son was in the 3rd grade (now in 6th) and the growth that we have seemed is huge. This does put a large strain on everyone but over all they seem to be cooping. I am also excited about the new middle school that is being constructed and look forward to my son moving over to it after winter break. As for the student to teacher ratio there are 127 students in the 6th grade and only 5 teachers so you do the math. Next year the school will be K-4 and that will help tremendously with space. When it comes to homework the key is which grade is your child in, 3rd and 5th have a lot of homework because they have ARMT testing, other than that the homework is not bad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 26, 2007
We are starting year number three at White Plains Elementary and have been nothing but pleased with our daughters growth and learning. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 06, 2007
white plains shool is areally good one and i'm glad i go to it.

- submitted by a student

March 05, 2007
I think White Plains elementary is a really good school. The valley I live in used to be small, and isolated. People are coming here so their children can benefit from our culture, values and way of life. The people I grew up with do their best to accommodate the influx of folks seeking a better way. Most of the time it works. As for homework my son works about one hour a night four nights a week and makes straight A's. I for one am well pleased.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2006
This school is the worst school I have ever sent my kids to.I really do not see how there scores are so good on the testing. Hours of homework only to make failing grades. They expect you to teach your child not the teachers. As for special education what special education. We have recently changed schools.My child was making all failing grades now my child is making all A's and B's.As for the disciplining of these children what group do you have to be in to get equal treatment for your child. Consider this if you are thinking of sending your child here.If your child can teach themselves,or is a big bully then this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
White Plains Elementary Has really grown! I loved the school when it was smaller with only half the students. When you could actually eat lunch with your child more than once a month. And meet with the principle and teachers at our conveyance not their's. It is also beginning to seem within the last year or two that the smart (Dynamic)students are recognized more than the average students that really try hard but just can't excel high enough. There's an enrichment program offered to these gifted children I guess to make them smarter, but no tutoring or extra help offered to make the average kids smarter.Whats the problem here? When a child works hours on end on homework each week and doesn't do good on a test, shouldn't that put up a red flag? And I think the homework is ridiculous! 4 and 5 hours a night?

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2006
I am very proud that my daughter is attending White Plains Elementary. I feel that White Plains is an eceptional school. The teachers and staff are very helpful. The Parents are encouraged to participate in the childrens school activities. Test scores are great here also. My daught will receive the best education by attending White Plains Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2006
We have a Great School! Our Teachers are well qualified and caring, and our Vice-Principal and Principal are excellent and always available to us. The remainder of the staff is also well qualified and helpful. Our Parents stay involved and volunteer whenever they are needed. All of these things combined are what helps to keep our school the Great place it is today. Lisa Elam

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2004
I think this is a great elementary school. Proud that my child is part of it! Great Teachers and a Wonderful Principal.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2003
The best school around....

- submitted by a parent
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White Plains Elementary School
5600 Alabama Hwy 9, Anniston, AL  36207
(256) 741-7700
Last modified White Plains Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
White Plains Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top