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District Jefferson County School District
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601 Park Rd
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127

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5 stars
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April 03, 2014
PGES offers students a wonderful educational opportunity. I'm glad that my son attends this school because of the caring, competent teachers and administration. The teachers, principal, and assistant principal are an outstanding team and they work together to provide a wonderful learning environment. My son is in the Advanced Placement reading class and I am extremely pleased with his continued progress. I have never had any trouble with the student pick up or drop off traffic flow. The Pleasant Grove area is safe, convenient, and has a strong sense of community. I think 'The Grove' is Jefferson County's best kept secret and the Pleasant Grove Elementary School is awesome. Go Spartans!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
PGES is an excellent school with a wonderful staff. The school is in a very central location which makes drop off and pick up rather smooth. This is my son's first year there and I cannot say enough good things about the staff and school. The Principal is very involved and genuinely cares about each student. The teachers are highly qualified and they make learning fun.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
PGES is a great school. My grandson has an excellent teacher that challenges him to his potential. He is very satisfied at this school and the teachers are excellent

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2013
PGES has excellent leadership and great teachers. My kids are challenged by the curriculum and are definitely being prepared to compete in an ever demanding and ever changing environment. The teachers are engaging and parents are involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING GETTING A HOME IN PLEASANT GROVE MAKE SURE IT IS NOT I REPEAT NOT WITHIN THE 2 MILE RADIUS OF THE ELEMENTARY OR HIGH SCHOOL ! BECAUSE YOUR CHILD CAN'T RIDE THE BUS ! POOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AT ELEMENTARY IF YOU ARE DROPPING OFF WELCOME TO ATLANTA BACK-UP TRAFFIC !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2011
This school is awesome. They have a principal and vice princopal who love every child in the school. They do not always make the most popular decision, but they make the decision that is best for every child. ARMT testing scores have been off the charts!!!!! Excelent school for anyones child!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
This school has great teachers and excellent leadership. Personally, I think the curriculum is challenging for the children. But, this is will prepare them to achieve in the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 22, 2009
I have had one child at the elementary school and graduated to the high school. Also I have another child in the 6th grade who will graduate this year. I have not had any problems with the school at all.A+++++

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
I have 2 children in Pl Grove Elem. So far we have had great wonderful and caring teachers. I also feel my children has learned alot from there teachers. Much more than I did at their age. hehe how times have changed.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2008
My child is a kindergardener in Mrs. Simons class. After a very rocky start to the school year, my child was diagnosed with ADHD. She has been really supportive and a great help. Thank God we were blessed to have her as his teacher. She is very patient and supportive of my son. Thank you again! Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
My child is in 5th Grade. She attended private school for 4 years. The transition was difficult for me. I think the school has great leadership and teachers. I wish there were more extra curricular activities in elementary schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
Both of my children have attended PGES since kindergarten, now one is in 4th and the other 5th. Not only have they had WONDERFUL teachers and experiences all the way around. They come home HAPPY from their day at school. As for Mr. Jacks, so far he has done great in my opinion. And as for my children, they have the utmost respect for him and make it known often. I have had no complaints in six years, and I'm a stickler for a Mom, trust me. I wish PGES another great successful year!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
I am very pleased with the school and I am very delighted to have such a great administration. Sometimes kids do not get discipline at home and the administration has the full job. I love the schools and the strict rules. our teachers can teach and my child learns and unruly children are put in their place.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
I have a foster child that started PGES November 2005. She did not know ABC, 123, anc could not write her name. She was placed in Miss Clayton's kindergarten class. She has learned her alphabet, her numbers, and how to write her name. At the conclusion of the school year ... she's reading, adding, and subtracting! I am very proud of our school, our teachers, and our administrators. I applaud Mr. Jacks' leadership. I appreciate the discipine and structure in the classroom and the school. My foster daughter loves PGES and I do too!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
My granddaughter Autumn has attended PGES beginning with K5, and all her teachers have been excellent. She is now completing 3rd grade. Each teacher has motivated her to excell in all subjects. The current principal, Mr. Jacks; and the assistant principal, Ms. Dill, do an admirable job; and all the personnel at the school are very helpful. My granddaughter Summer will be attending K-5 in fall, 2006 and is looking forward to going to 'sister's big girl school.'

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
I have had my child go there for the first time. And I will not be sending him back there. I am disappointed in the school in general. They are way to strict. Put way to much homework on a child. And they treat them as if they were adults not children. I am very upset with this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
Response to the previous message: I agree. The school has become an institution, not a school. Even the teachers feel over-regulated. We miss the inspiration of the previous administrators.

- submitted by a teacher
January 05, 2006
This is my son's third year at pges. I was very pleased with the school the first two years, but this year has been quite disappointing. To the new administration i have only one thing to say - 'this is an elementary school, not a boot camp!' elementary age children should be allowed to be 'kids'. Too much emphasis is placed on discipline, rules and responsibility which does nothing but intimidate the children and destroy their self esteem. More emphasis should be placed on making the children feel like they are in a warm, caring environment. As far as teachers go, my experiences thus far have been great. The pges teachers seem very dedicated to quality education for our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2005
Despite what the previous message says, PGES is a wonderful school with the best teachers and adminstration. At every school, you are going to have a disgruntled parents, but a huge majority of the people in Pleasant Grove believe that our school is the best. We are glad Mr. Jacks in our new principal. He will continue to lead us to success, just like Mrs. Blackwell did.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2005
I currently have one child attending Pleasant Grove Elementary and two children who are former students. I believe Pleasant Grove Elementary was once a wonderful school with excellant teachers, but the current administratiion has succeeded in changing these quaities.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
My granddaughter, Megan, has attended PGES from 2nd grade and is now in 5th. PGES is an excellent school and has been led by an excellent Principal, Mrs. Blackwell. I am sorry we have lost several 5th grade this year along with Mr. Jacks, the Asst. Principal, but am certain Mrs. Blackwell has replaced them with excellent choices. I also regret the loss of our tutor, Ms. Harris, who has gone on to teach at Mt. Brook. My granddaughter loves going to school, especially PGES!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
My son attended PGES this year and had Ms Moore as his first grade teacher. We have been very pleased with the attention given to our son by Ms Moore and would highly recommend PGES to anyone interested in sending a child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
I have three children attending Pleasant Grove Elementary School. My son is now in the 6th grade, he has attended PGES since first grade. He has had many fine teachers over the years at the school. The 5th grade team works very well together nad helps the students adapt to the practice of changing teachers for each subject. My daughters loved Jennifer Earnest in Kindergarten, she was well organized and helped them adapt to the new school environment easily. She truly made learning a joy for them.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
This is my son's first year at PGES. I have really enjoyed this year and his teacher Mrs. Hawkins is a true blessing to the school. She enjoys teaching and it reflects with my son's attitude of wanting to learn and get involved in the reading program that is offered. This is only his first year but, I am very pleased with PGES.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2004
Both my children have and are going to the PGES. I love the elementary school, the teachers and principals and what they do for our children. I only wish I had the same faith and confidence in the high school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
My daughter has gone to Pleasant Grove all her life, she was in 5th grade last year and had a little trouble, however, Mrs. Hollis is such a blessing and helped her. She really cares about her students! Thank you Mrs. Hollis! Debbie Howard

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
PGES is a wonderful school! The faculty and staff are the best!! I am proud to say my child is enrolled at PGES.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
My kids have attended Pleasant Grove Elementary for 2 years now and it has been a tremendous blessing. They have been exposed to many different things that weren't avaiable to them in the B'ham City School System. They are challenged a whole lot more and are encouraged to do more than what is required. The PTA is excellent and is constantly working to improve the school academically and well as environmentally so that the atmosphere at Pleasant Grove is well fitting for learning. Mrs. Blackwell is an exellent principal and leads her staff in the most professional manner. The whole Pleasant Grove family is just one big family and I am so very happy that my husband and I have moved to this community.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
Great school. Pleasant Grove is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

- submitted by a teacher
September 09, 2003
Great school, the 5th grade teaching team is the most organized group of teachers we have ever had. They are wonderful with the students and do a fantastic job keeping every one informed. They are the best.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2003
Fantastic school! Best school in the Jefferson County system.Principal does a great job, teachers have a true love and concern for the students, and the parents are willing to help with the education process.

- submitted by a parent
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Pleasant Grove Elementary School
601 Park Rd, Pleasant Grove, AL  35127
(205) 379-5200
Last modified Pleasant Grove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pleasant Grove Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.