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!
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.
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
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.
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 !!!!!
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!!!!
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.
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+++++
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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