Students enrolled 339
School leader Ms Barbara Lynne Wells

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1015 North Martinwood Dr
Birmingham, AL 35235

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(205) 231-5310
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4 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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April 12, 2011
My son has been great student at private schools. Going focus on failure and dwell on not helping. I feel my child doesnt like his school nor his teacher. He complains that she focuses on suspending the students. And want let them show they are talented. I can say you that " you get what you pay for". This school and their progress is the worst. No professionalism and the principal is never there.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
I am a parent of three sons at going elem and will have a fourth there next year. I enjoy this school and Im very pleased with It. All my boys are on the Honor roll each time. Cant wait till the New school Opens in December.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2010
I am a parent of a boy, and have read the issues concerning parents about the way that the principal and teachers respond to the parents. I recently had concerns about my childs grades and decided to follow up with the teachers about it. The principal as well as the teachers became offended when I approached them about the matter and said that my son had discpline problems. I am fed up with this school. I have been mistreated as a parent, therefore let's me know that my son is also being mistreated. I will not allow my child to attend this school next year, I would recommend each parent who reads this if your child isn't receiving passing grades, or you are constantly getting calls for minor problems further investigate the issue and see how the principal and teachers react.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
This is not an excellent school. I have two children attending this school. The boys and girls are treated so differently. The teachers focus more on trying to label the children with behavioral issues. My son attending another school before attending Going and had no issues. Every since attending Going there has been problem after promblem. The teachers are not very well at speaking with the children. The teachers behave more like children. The principal is the leader of the entire mess. Don't send your child here if you can avoid it.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
Going Elementary School is a great schools. The faculty and staff are dedicated and work extemely hard to meet the needs of the boys and girls. The Principal has high expectations for all of the students and expects nothing but the best. She along with the teachers care about the boys and girls. I would recommend Going Elementary to anyone

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
I love this school. The principal and teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
I have children who attend this school and it is not the best in Birmingham. It lacks creativity in its approach in teaching the children. The principal seems to micro manage teachers and tries to micro manage parents. Teaching the test seems to be top priority. The same assignments are given every year. For example, if you have a child in the second and third grade your second grader will have the same assignments and projects your third grader had the previous year. There is no extracurricular activity for the children. The principal and some teachers yell too much at children. There is a lack of respect for the parents by the principal. The principal gets angry if you have any concerns or question anything that happens there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 31, 2008
My son is in Second Grade there and the school has not impressed me or my child. He does not like going there to much yelling at the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 29, 2008
Goings is ok the school it self is old and not very accomadating.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
'I think Going School is a great school. My daughter has attended Going for the past three years and the learning experience has exceeded my expectations. The teachers, principal, and staff are on one accord when it comes to the education, discipline and well being of our children. My hat goes off to the staff at Going for such a great job! A.L. Cook, Exceptionally Proud Going Parent

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
Going is a small school and has a family type atmosphere. The teachers are meeting and exceeding bringing forth excellence in our children. The children are challenged in academics as well as social behavior. It is a Magnet school and an Empowerment for Excellence Zoned school. Parent participation is outstanding. If you are looking for a school that still has the old values you grew up with, Going is the school. Proud Going Parent, Mrs. C. Bowers

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
I feel like the school is where it needs to be academically. But I have heard several (10+)parents of male students complain about the principal and her discipline. I have a daughter and son at this school and have had very few problems with my daughter. But like other parents, have not been pleased with the way my son has been disciplined. Nor was I pleased with how I was treated as his parent. I was offended when the principal suggested that my son had learning and/or behavioral issues. I have since changed schools and seen a 100% difference in my son. He no longer has the problems that he had at this school. My only regret is that I did not change him sooner. So overall if you have a female child this is the way to go otherwise just say NO!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
My daughter has been in Going for the past four years and I love the school, the teachers, principal and other parents are really involved we are like one big happy family, I only wished she could do all twelve grades at Going.

- submitted by a parent
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Going Elementary School-Magnet
1015 North Martinwood Dr, Birmingham, AL  35235
(205) 231-5310
Last modified Going Elementary School-Magnet is a Public school that serves grades K-5
Going Elementary School-Magnet Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top