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K, 3-5
Public district
Decatur, AL
Students enrolled: 348

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801 Wilson St NE
Decatur, AL 35601

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(256) 552-3056
(256) 552-4690
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March 14, 2013
Very disappointed with the direction the school is headed! We began Leon Sheffield 5 years ago and now with our second child, I have to say the quality of teachers and curriculum offerings are sliding quickly. Leon Sheffield really offers nothing different than the neighborhood schools now with the exception of the outstanding school play at the Princess. They have eliminated foreign language and really don't follow IB principles as Ben Davis does. Struggling now with the decision of whether to allow our next child to attend after completing Ben Davis or to go back to our neighborhood school/private school.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2013
Having had children in both a neighborhood school and the magnet program, I can truthfully say what an amazing job I think the faculty,staff, and administration do here at Leon Sheffield. As far as the foreign language program no longer being in the school, that is not entirely true. Our students are being taught Language Exploration and are learning Latin, French, German, etc. They have been exposed to many different lanaguages and cultures, which in this day and age with the US cultural diversity, is a plus in my book. The students will take spanish and french when they move on to middle school. I can't say enough wonderful things about this program and Mrs. Hill who is teaching it. And as for the administration, Dr, Rachel Poovey does an amazing job communicating with the parents and students on a daily basis. We are very pleased with our years at Leon Sheffield and look forward to many more.

- submitted by a parent
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April 14, 2008
Gordon-Bibb School is no more. The magnet program once housed there has moved to Leon Sheffield Elementary School. The buildings were torn down and replaced with a new school, Banks-Caddell Elementary School. It is a 'regular' school, and does not house a magnet school program.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2006
This school is amazing! They have moved this year because of construction and everyone was feeling nervous at the begining of the year about the new place. They did a wonderful job and the kids are very happy. They are as strong as ever in academics, music and arts. The only drawback though is that the kids do not have a playground.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2004
Has a great technology lab and teaching. My child is receiving the best education that can be found in Decatur...let the scores tell you the story.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2004
The administration, faculty, and staff at Gordon-Bibb are all committed to helping each child excel.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2003
This is the best school for my gifted children. They really excelled.

- submitted by a community member

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Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School
801 Wilson St NE, Decatur, AL  35601
(256) 552-3056
Last modified Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K, 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top