My daughter attends this wonderful elementary school and I am planning on sending my son here as well. We have so far been impressed by the dedication of the teachers and staff as well as their loving spirit. The receptionists always give friendly greetings and the principal and asst. principal attend school events and make themselves available to parents. There are plenty of involved, creative parents and staff who care a lot about helping children succeed.
Our school is fantastic! We have qualified and loving teachers, strong leadership, and a welcoming environment. When my daughter learned that we didn't have school a few months ago due to a snow day, she cried. She loves going to school!!! My son participates in lots of activities - chess club, science Olympiad, bridge building team, and next year the math team!!! Out parent involvement is wonderful and our PTO is able to do lots of things to support the students and teachers. I really can't say enough about the school and how happy we are to be an OAES wildcat!!!
Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary has exceeded our expectations. We have had caring teachers who go above and beyond. Leadership is responsive to my questions and welcomes parent involvement in any way.
First of all, this website is inaccurate because a school's score is ONLY based on their test scores and all the test scores are from 2010. Let me tell you about Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School beyond the test scores. OAES was selected Georgia Department of Education Reward Schools for highest gains in the state. OAES has an incredibly dedicated staff that goes above and beyond for their students every day. The Principal and Assistant Principal care about their students, their staff and the parents. Every time I have emailed the Principal or my child's teacher with a question I have received a prompt response. The PTO is active and there are many involved parents at this school. If you want to know what makes a school a great school you need to look beyond a score on a website and visit it. Talk to parents who have children at the school and see if they're happy. I see kids running into OAES every morning with smiles on their faces and who are excited to learn. To me that's more important than any test score.
Oglethorpe is a gem of a school. The teachers are amazing and my daughter is learning so much. She is learning algebra in 2nd grade and LOVES to do math for fun because the school fosters that. The parent involvement is fantastic. We are so proud to be at OAES.
Oglethorpe Ave is a gem of a school. The teachers are amazing. My daughter loves to go to school and comes home with so much new information every day. Really a terrific school. I am proud to send my daughter there and son next year.
Excellent neighborhood school. My son is currently in pre-k and has loved it. His teacher is caring and attentive. Tons of opportunities for parents to get involved, and they do. Family activities happen a few times a month, and there's always a huge turn out.
Great school!!! Teachers and students enjoy what the do... And parents are involve in there students education, really nice community... :)
Great! School I just love the staff.zI have two daughters that goes here.One is I/ special ed shes in the fifth grade,and my youngest is in second grade. I been liking this school every since my oldest daughter started.They both are doing well in thier academics.All because of great teachers.Everyone is friendly Dr dunne she always greet! With a smile everytime you enter the front office,she always make me feel welcome to come and visit my kifs at anytime. This always have been a good school every since I was little girl going to school.Great teachers,and staff will always make a great! school.
We have been pleasantly surprised and totally humbled by our experience at Oglethorpe. My daughter started there as a kindergartner, and I was very nervous about public school and all that goes with it. I could not have been more pleased with her K teacher, Ms. Webb, who was cheery and smily and just what you would want in a K teacher. The following year, first grade, we had Ms. Holte, who is quite possibly the best teacher EVER. She pushed my daughter in areas that she was struggling and inspired her to learn. They put on two class plays, "A Christmas Carol" and "Charlotte's Web" and all parents were very impressed that first graders could memorize so many lines, scene changes, songs and choreography. My daughter has now just begun 2nd grade and everything is great so far. Our only complaint now is that her classroom is in a trailer, and hopefully the district will approve either to add on to OAES or build a new school somewhere. In the meantime, my family is looking forward to Culture Night, when everyone brings a dish to represent their family's culture, and Octoberfest! We love OAES!
The teachers are lazy, the principle fails to return phone calls, the kids are allowed to be abusive we no discipline, the kids are unsupervised during recess, my kids overall experience has been horrible. I can't wait to move my daughter out.
I am a proud teacher at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School. I have seen many schools in surrounding areas, but have not seen one with so many dedicated teachers and such diversity. We have a supportive PTA, strong administration, and amazing students with many different strengths and cultures. Each teacher brings his/her own unique talent to the school culture. If your child is a struggling learner, we are there for you. If your child is extremely gifted, we will bring challenges and opportunities to blossom. We have teachers who will not spare their time, energy, and resources to do whatever it takes for our students to have successful elementary years. We work closely with UGA and the community helpers to enrich and broaden classroom instruction toward real-world experience. It's hard to find a job that you love, more so to like whom you work with. I'm blessed to have both!
great school. we came from the infamous gwinnett county schools and was not excited when clarke choose oglethorpe for us, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I had one daughter that was getting bored in gc but here she is being challenged everyday and is loving it. I have another who was not progressing with her learning disorder for two years in gc, but here after just a few months she can write legibly and is reading! They could do better at a healthier food choices and more organizational pickup of children but the teaching and admin staff is top notch. dont let the ratings scare you this is a great school.
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