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Phenix City, AL
Students enrolled: 529

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9 Woodland Dr
Phenix City, AL 36869

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(334) 297-7313
(334) 297-7563
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June 16, 2014
Classroom's are not clean. Teachers have too many students in some of the classes, and they are not up to date with technology.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2012
MY daughter went to Ladonia and so do my grandchildren. No school is perfect but most of the teachers are great and the Principal and his staff are very professional.

- submitted by a community member

March 18, 2012
This is one of the worst schools in this area!! I pulled my child out of this school because she was being bullied and the teacher and principal were unwilling to help! She has been attending a different school in the county since last September where the administration and teachers are supportive and very competent!

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2011
All of my children attend this elementary school and they have all excelled. My oldest son has autism and he has the best special education opportunities out there. Ladonia was not our first choice but after horrible teachers and lack of special programs for my son we moved here and have not regretted it at all. The teachers are great and Mr. Hopper is a wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2010
This is the worst school I have ever stepped foot into. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The children do not receieve support nor motivation from the teachers. This school scored below state average that should say enough about the school. PLEASE don't let your child attend this school if you want your child to get a good education. I agree with alot of the other post this school should get shut down or all new staff brought in, anything would be an improvement.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2009
I have 3 children in this school and I have been extremely happy with their experiences during the last 2 years. I have found Ladonia to have a wonderful faculty and office staff. The dedication from the teachers is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2008
My Kids love it.. but we're moving so this is their last year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 30, 2007
I am a parent of two children who attend this school and I also work at this school. In my opinion it is the best elementary in this area. The teachers here are awsome. We have no bad teachers! From K- 3 you will not find any better teachers. We have some new teachers in 4-6 this year but the returning teachers are the best of the best. Everyone who works at this school puts the children first from the janitor to the lunchroom staff right on up to Mr Hopper. Ask the kids if they like the people in charge of them, they will tell you the truth. Look at the Teachers of the year.....where are they from? We are a star school when it comes to caring for our children and when children are loved and properly cared for, they are willing to learn!

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2006
I don't really have a problem with this school. My daughter is enjoying her first year. I can only speak about our experience with this school and she loves it. Her teacher is great, enthusiastic and pushes reading on her students which is great. My little girl is expecially happy with her teacher, class and overall experience thus far.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2006
I have a 4th grade child in this school currently..I am pulling him out and enrolling him in a private school . It is my only other option.This school lacks everything ..Funding , teaching and everything in between. Please take note...Walk around your neighborhoods and ask questions. Most of your neighbors kids are attending other schools , for good reason! Beware your child will be cheated out of the education they deserve!

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2006
I don't have a problem with this school. My daughter has been attending this school since August of 2005 and I have not had any problems with this school. The teacher that she has is a very energetic and bright teacher and she has an interest in her students future. I do feel that there could be more parent involvement; however there is a high percentage of parental involvment in her classroom. Parents have to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. That will help the schools reviews. I will let my child attend this school until she goes to the 7th grade or I move and I don't see the latter of that happening.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2005
I have 3 children, one of which is in 8th grade and one in the 4th this year. I am very happy with my childrens education from Ladonia. The teachers have always taken the time to contact me regarding any needs for my children. My 4th grader has food allergies, and the teachers have paid close attention to what he is eating at all times. My kids have enjoyed school at Ladonia also. My oldest has come out of Ladonia with the knowledge to score a combined score of 900 on the college SAT during his 7th grade year. I believe that most of his capability was developed during the elementary years, and I owe most of that training to the staff and faculty at Ladonia. My husband and I have thought about relocating, but we have decided to wait for our 3rd son to finish at Ladonia. It's the best!

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2005
Disagree with most of the negative comments. I have 3 children that have attend Ladonia in the last 3 and a half years. They all have had good quality teachers who care and work hard. The same is it be said about the principal and staff. Two of my children previously attend a DOD school and there test scores for the SAT's have stayed in the 90+. The largest difference I can see in the two schools are money related, appearance of school and extra curricular programs. Parent support also seems to be a problem. But from what I've seen the staff works hard to do the best with what they've got. None of my children have contracted lice or any other Contagious illness.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2005
I disagree with the negative comments about Ladonia School as my child had a valuable experience there. Ladonia School, like any school, has strengths and weaknesses. Ladonia's strength is in its teachers and its weakness is centered around (i) limited public funding, and (ii) lack of parental committment. Those parents involved in PTA efforts to meet the needs of the school and in supporting their children's teacher do, and will continue to, leave Ladonia feeling satisfied and confident about their child's education. My own experience was that the teachers are hard-working, fully committed to providing an above-average curriculum, and are experts at utilizing available resources to get the job done. Alernatively, those parents not involved in their children's progress continue to be the one's making the most irrational noise. Many thanks to the teachers and staff at Ladonia for a job well done in providing the basis for my child's education.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2005
I would have to agree with most of the earlier opinions of this school, my daughter has been attending there for roughly 6 months and in the past 3 months Anyway, to sum it all up, this school lacks effective and competent leadership, oversight, and acedemic standards and these problems have existed in this school for roughly 20 years (since I was a child) and I dont see it getting better anytime soon. Send your child to this school only as a last resort....

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2004
This school definately leaves something to be desired--the desire that you and your child will be left with will be a good education. You won't recieve it here in this school. Between the lack of monetary, the lack of teacher appreciation for what they do, and lack of many other areas that are so important to children I would have to say that this is by far a school that would leave your child far behind anyone that was schooled elsewhere. I would check into this school before you enroll your child here...remember there are many more ways to educate your child then sending them to such a poorly run school with such poor education standards. I've dealt with this school first hand and I must say--I'm glad my children no longer will no longer be involved with such a poorly run school.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2004
Attention parents & military new in the area, before moving into this area check this school out completely. This is the worse school you can possibly put your kids in. There is no funding ever available and the teachers lack teaching motivation. Lice & illnes out of control.People show up for paycheck but don't read to the children or work with them. Stay away, they should close this place down.....Look at the score below national level.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2003
This is a nice school, good teachers, fair principal, but after 5th grade there are no Middle schools within 20 miles.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
Please check schools out before you move into the area. This school has a lot of problems that probably will not get solved in the near future, such as lack of money and good leadership.

- submitted by a parent

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Ladonia Elementary School
9 Woodland Dr, Phenix City, AL  36869
(334) 297-7313
Last modified Ladonia Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ladonia Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top