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School leader Lisa Nash
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District Fulton County School District
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520 Greenland Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

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August 18, 2014
My daughter is in Kindergarten this year at High Point. she attended Pre-k at highpoint last year and we were impressed with the parent participation and the level of commitment the Principal and teachers have for their students. Most of our friends in the area have children attending private schools and we considered this as an option. After touring the school and speaking with several of the parents in the PTA, we made the decision that High Point would be a great learning environment for our children. My child is a forward thinker and very curious about the world. I was concerned that public school might stifle this. But i have found that the teachers have nurtured these strengths thus far. I believe that High point is a hidden gem!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
This is our 3rd year at High Point and we are so happy with our decision to attend this wonderful neighborhood school. The principal is fabulous and provides excellent support to the teachers, staff, families, students and the PTA. It is a very special place with enthusiastic teachers who care deeply about each student s success. The front desk seems to know every student and family by name and is always more than helpful with whatever anyone needs. The school is well equipped to challenge students of all different levels and to give each child the best education possible. The hallways are calm and quiet and the students are courteous, well behaved and happy to be at school. Our family loves the community feel of the school and our children continue to thrive in both their academics and social life at school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
We are 5 weeks into our 6th year at High Point and are once again thrilled with the experience our children our having. Both students are being pushed academically, adore their teachers, and are encouraged both personally and academically. We continue to love the diversity and are amazed with how well teachers are able to challenge and meet the needs of each student. From a parent's prospective, I was delighted by a conversation I had with a teacher who is new to our school this year. I helped set-up breakfast treats for the teachers yesterday morning and at least 5 teachers thanked us and said that we (parents/PTA) went above and beyond. The aforementioned new teacher summed it up when she said, "You know, I have only been here a short while but this is teamwork at its best. Parents, teachers, and administration all working for the best of kids." Wow! Needless to say, that conversation made my day and I certainly agree!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
My 6 kids have been at High Point Elementary. It started with my now junior daughter who went to Pre-k there. My oldest actually worked for years at the front desk also helping parents and being a great resource for all. I still have a son left there as the other 4 have been through. I have found my kids engaged, challenged, pushed to their maximum capcity, and respected. The staff is willing to go the extra mile with each child as each has had their OWN areas of specialty. The school is also a WONDERFUL reflection of what our society in the US is today a multi cultural, multi speaking kaleidoscope of kids (and teachers). My kids are not only getting a great education but also great exposure to what is out there in the world. My husband and I both work full time in this environment and know first hand the need for this total package for our kids. Lastly, anyone who is NOT engaged with the many opportunities to volunteer is missing the biggest part of what education is, a partnership between the teacher, child and parent. It is NOT a babysitting place for our kids. Sadly the neighborhood homeowner parents are at times the smallest population of involved parties percentage wise.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
I have had two children attend High Point and now have a grandchild attendint - and it continues to be a wonderful experience for all of us! She is thriving, has had and continues to have wonderful teachers, and looks forward to going to school each morning. The parents are wonderful - totally committed to the school and spend lots of time there helping in whatever capacity is needed. The school has a great sense of community - we are all very happy with this experience!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Five years ago, we pulled our girls out of private school and made the move to High Point. We couldn't be happier with the teachers, staff and curriculum. With classes focused on different levels of learning (ex: on level, advanced, accelerated), our kids receive very specialized education. A strong PTA with a group of very involved parents ensure that our kids are getting what they need. Principal Nash is phenomenal and knows every kid and every parent at that school. One of our daughters is now at Ridgeview Middle School adn I continually hear from teachers tehre that the kids at High Point are always the most prepared for middle school compared to the other elementary feeder schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
This is our third year at High Point Elementary and we could not be more pleased. The teachers are fabulous and my 1st grader is now reading at a 4th grade level. I have two younger children in pre-k and I am amazed at how much they are learning! Lisa Nash is an incredible principal and has created a loving environment where kids are thriving. We love the school family and are amazed at how involved and invested the parents are in HPES. Overall, a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
One of the BEST schools in 30342!!! We have been at High Point for 5 years and have loved every minute of it! I have 3 children there and we have had wonderful teachers every year. One Kindergarten teacher actually called me at lunch the first day of school just to let me know my daughter was doing fine! I was so worried about my "baby" being in a big school. What an amazing teacher! I could breathe the rest of the day. Each one of my children are different and have been given such personalized care. Lisa Nash and Carrie Pitchford have always done a great jo picking the teachers that will be best for my kids. Parent involvement is what you make it. There are about a million things to volunteer for and help out with. Every time I go to the school for anything I see at least 3 parents there helping out with something. All in all we are in LOVE with High Point! I wouldn't put my children anywhere else- even if it was given to me for free!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
We could not ask for a better school experience for our child!!! Compared to our previous school experiences this year has been AWESOME so far!!! Our teachers, the administration and staff have gone out of their way to make us feel loved and welcome. I know my child has learned more since the beginning of the year than he did in his previous school. He loves to go to school, learning new things and feels a sense of pride in his accomplishments. What more can you ask for as a parent?

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
We have a first and third grader at High Point and every year has been nothing short of amazing for both of them. They get off the bus every day with big smiles and stories of their day. The teachers and staff are so friendly, helpful and caring and our strong PTA and parental involvement help make the school an all around wonderful place for my children. The principal, Lisa Nash, is outstanding. I am so grateful to have such an impressive neighborhood school.

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September 17, 2013
This is our 5th year at High Point Elementary. We are extremely happy with our daughters experience. Thanks to the dedicated teachers and administration our daughter has prospered and grown each year. The teachers are very attentive to each student helping them progress academically and grow into kind young people. My daughter came home one day and thanked us for all we do for her. She had learned from the teachers to "fill peoples buckets" each day with something nice. High Point is a caring and effective learning institution. The school has a community of involved and supportive parents who are always eager to help each other. We are proud to be High Point Elementary Parents! Thank you Ms. Nash and your whole team for what you do each and every day for our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
One of the worse schools in the 30342 area! Not education focused, lack of awareness and concern for others, not parent involved, "dumbed down" teaching, overly populated with spanish speaking students which funding supports the school and it shows! Rude staff, not worried about students being progressive learners. VERY POOR LEARNING SYSTEM! Removing my son from this school ASAP this year!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
TAG is awesome! (I am a 4th grade TAG student and I have only been in TAG 1 year) . 5th grade TAG deserves a field trip! Lots of parents were mad that the school was asking students to pay $1.00 to wear a hat one day to help pay for 5th grade TAG's field trip to Tybee Island if they wanted to. They deserve it because TAG is NOT EASY! Most Tag students have to finish TAG work and do their classwork for that day, and most have been in TAG for 4 years. The 5th graders were also studiyng animals from that regions, so it's not uneducational. I don't care if you don't donate, but don't get so mad, because they deserve it.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2012
First day at this school. Daughter begins first grade. Unbelieveable how organized this school is, and how friendly and helpful everybody is. My daughter's new teacher, Ms. Long is so picture perfect I almost cannot believe she is her teacher. Poised, intellegent...the perfect roll model I would want for my child to spend SO MUCH time with. I know it will be a great year. I am so thankful for this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
In response to the posting about TAG students being treated differently than the rest of the population at High Point.... This is ridiculous...the request they are referring to was for children to pay $1 to wear a hat to school to help raise money for the 5th GRADE TAG TRIP TO TYBEE. EVERY child had the OPTION of participating. This type of fundraising is supported throughout all the schools in the cluster whether it be elementary schools, middle school or high school. Pay $1 to wear pink, pay $1 and you can wear jeans, but a bracelet for $1 and help support Heifer International... It is just a fun, OPTIONAL way for kids to raise money. I have been at High Point for over 9 year and I have 2 children in TAG and one that is not in TAG. I have NEVER felt that they are treated differently in any way. Please educate yourself entirely before slamming a school in a public forum.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
Is a great school, with hardworking teachers and staff. This school provides quality education to all students, and students with English as a first language score very high on state tests. Be cautious when comparing schools -english as a first language and english as a second language students test scores are often lumped together in one score. Our family comes from a very highly educated background with great expecations from our school, and this school may not be the most beautiful, or newest, but it is certainly one of the best!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
Here's another example of how the highpoint TAG students are supported and held in higher regard than the other students in the school. This week's school newsletter posted a request for donations from all students to fund a field trip exclusively for the TAG students to Tybee (Island?). Highpoint has a large portion of low income minority families while TAG is disproportionally white and middle class. It seems unconscionable that the school would ask all these families for money to fund this field trip for so few. Once again, TAG students are lavished in attention, resources, and praise while the vast majority of students are left to share the few resources and in some cases untalented teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
High Point meets the needs of all their students. Interesting to read below regarding the "non-TAG" experience. My child is an "on-level" student. I've never felt that his needs weren't being met in the past 3 years. Quite the contrary. When he started to slip out of the "above-average" reading group his teacher worked with him and I to catch him up. She understood that moving him down would affect his confidence and perhaps start a spiral downward. By the way, she's the NORM not the exception when it comes to teachers at HP. Like every school, what you get out of a school is commensurate to what you, as a parent put in. I'm in the school a lot and my children are thriving in Pre-K and Second Grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2012
High Point continues to provide our children with an excellent Elementary School experience! This is our 5th year at the school. The BEST teachers and staff you can ask for! I'm always getting such wonderful feedback from outside family and friends when I tell them what my kids are up to. It's so nice to have such a wonderful community of kind, caring families.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
We love this school! It has exceeded our expectations in transferring from private to public school! The teachers, the principal and the curriculum have provided students a great opportunity to excell! The PTA is extremely supportive and friendly! I feel confident and fortunate that my children are in such a great place!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
My daughter has been attending High Point since Kindergarten and is currently about to finish her 1st grade year. We LOVE the school!! You can not find better, more committed, teachers or administrative staff anywhere. They have always been open and available to discuss any concerns/suggestions that I have had. My daughter has always been taught to her own academic level and has been consistently challenged each year. In fact, the teachers have moved her into more advanced groups as the school year progressed when she showed she was ready. The school is clean, bright, safe and a happy place to visit. My daughter (and our family) could not be more pleased with the education she is receiving. Additionally, the parent involvement is amazing. The parents and community are all committed to making High Point the best school possible! So proud to be part of a wonderful neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
My daughter attended High Point for the Georgia Pre-K last year, and is now finishing up Kindergarten. We could not be happier with our experience with the school. The teachers are fantastic, the parent involvement is AMAZING and the school as a whole is simply wonderful! I would encourage anyone who lives in the area to consider sending their children to High Point for a quality education and fantastic elementary school experience!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
We have the most WONDERFUL experience at High Point. We are going into our 5th year there, and what my kids have gained at the school is unmatched anywhere in the city. The academics there are incredible, and teachers are fully committed to ensuring kids are constantly challenged. Sometimes that means moving them up a grade level to learn a particular subject while keeping their core curriculum and friends in place in the classroom. Their is tremendous effort on behalf of the teachers, the staff, the principal and the parents to ensure the school is safe and focused on excellence. I am convinced that High Point Elementary breeds leaders in a way that is unmatched in the city. These are the children who don't have to deal with social pressures at an early age and who are focused on achievement and involvement, and when these kids move on to middle and high school, their experience at High Point will prove to have been an invaluable stepping stone to their success and self definition. I can't say enough good things about the school!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
I love this little school. My son was so fortunate to be selected in the Pre-K lottery this past year. His teacher Ms. Johnston was awesome. Life sometimes throws a curve ball, and as it turns out he needed extra help. The High Point teachers, staff and support personel were over and above an advocate for my son. I cannot say enough fabulous things about them, their kindness, professionalism and helpfulness. We were transferred to Woodland Charter which had a class more suited to my child's needs. We will be there another year, but will be back to High Point by the first grade. The parent involvement is awesome. Their school fundraiser rivals any private school in town. You feel the sense of caring wehn you walk in the door.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
We are so pleased we switched. Our daughter came to High Point two years ago from a private school that we enjoyed very much. Nonetheless, since coming to High Point our daughter has become a much stronger reader, more active in a variety of school activities and has qualified for TAG. The teachers and staff are amazingly committed to each and every child. The parent group is welcoming and tremendously supportive of the school. It has been such a positive experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
My son has had such a wonderful kindergarten year at High Point! We have been so impressed by the dedicated, supportive, and loving teachers and staff. The principal is amazing and the environment of the school is warm and inviting.

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September 10, 2010
My daughter started High Point in Pre-K in 2006 just when the school was on the cusp of a demographic change. We are amazed and the influx of neighborhood children over the past few years. With the redistricting and neighborhood involvement, the school in 2010 is completely different than 2006. We have been thrilled with the teachers, administration and parental involvement of all ethnicities. I am proud to walk into the school and see a variety of cute little faces. These children are learning at a very early age about diversity and cultures. Our daughter is thriving in her advanced math and advanced reading classes and enjoys the TAG program. Our youngest daughter joined her sister this year as a Pre-K student. She is as proud as she can be to be a High Point Hound.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
My 1st grade daughter had the worst experience at High Point! She had two major incidents at HP and both times I had to go and talk to the principle. Shockingly the both times the principal seemed less than concerned, and told me that if i didn't like the school I could take my child out...I refuse my child to emotionally bullied and torn down because of HP's lack of control over the employees and students.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2010
My son has been at HP since Kindergarten and has thrived! He is now entering 3rd grade and he loves school! The quality of the teachers and staff is exceptional - step into the school and you are greeted by name or at least a 'Hi, come in!' Parents actually take their kids out of expensive private schools to come to HP. The school has a large Hispanic population which adds to the rich cultural diversity. ALL students learn at HP - come see the amazing things our kids are doing!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
What makes High Point stand out from other exceptional elementary schools is the fact that they really focus on the individual student.

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December 04, 2009
We are a transitional family to Atlanta. The staff welcomed us with open arms, have been very helpful, and I feel safe having my child at this school. You won't find better staff including the principal. HP has a great after school program, and as a single parent I feel lucky to have found this hidden gem. I can't believe that more of the local parents don't enroll their children into this school. I agree that private school can be a great choice and that you get what you pay for, but in terms of public school choices-- this is a very good one.

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no rating October 12, 2009
My daughter has been going to HPE since 1st grade and is now in 2nd grade. I initially had reservations about HPE but boy, was I in for a surprise. The teaching staff is enthusiastic and supportive, the educational programs are comprehensive and the extra curricular activities plentiful. The school is multi-ethnic with a great bunch of students. Lots of effort is made to improve all students- my daughter was a bit behind in math but the school has had a lot of programs to help her improve and she is now getting straight As in math. While no school is perfect and as a parent you always keep wanting the best for your kids, I have to say that HPE is a very good school - I look forward to sending my younger son to HPE next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
I have a first grader and a third grader. Both have been at High Point since kindergarten. We love High Point and would choose to move into the district if we didn't already live here. What I like best about High Point is that each child is taught at their level, the administration is supportive and available, and the students are friendly, kind, respectful, and grateful. No school is perfect. Every school and every person has room for improvement. But, as a school, High Point comes pretty close to perfection as does Lisa Nash as a principal. If you are considering High Point, please take the time to visit the campus and to talk to the parents who have chosen to have their kids there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Wow....has the school changed for the better over the past couple years! When I first sent my child to High Point, I was one of the few in my neighborhood to do so. everyone else was doing private. At the time, High Point was overcrowded and had a large transient population. The experience my child has received over there is incredible! The teachers are loving & suppportive, and i would challenge anyone to find a better principal anywhere. My child has been learning a full grade above level at High Point due to the excellent teaching and committment to excellence. I think it's worth a gander if you live in the area to look again. You might be surprised at what you find there!

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- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2009
We relocated from Henderson NV, where my son attended a private school (the Henderson Internaitonal School) , and I could not made a better choice. My son loves everyone in this school, I always keep my son on the next level, at home we are teaching him 4th grade math and language arts. We are a multi racial household, but I keep my son ahead of his shool year because, my son is 8 years old curetly in 3rd grade and reading at an AR level of 5th grade. I understand the concern of htis being a community shcool. I agree the distric should be more forward to determine the household geographical attendance. THose who invest in their communities should reap the benefits of thier efforts. I have not seen major score testing, and I do not think my child has not enough homework.

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January 02, 2009
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October 13, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2008
I am thrilled with High Point Elementary. My son just started Kindergarten. He loves his teacher, he is learning so much and the school administrators really care. We chose High Point over a private school and could not be happier.

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April 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
This would be a wonderful neighborhood school if any of the kids in the neighborhood went there. Unfortunately, I found out too late that the local parents send there children elsewhere. The reason? Crowded clasroons, inexperienced teachers, very little English spoken, poor test scores, and lax supervision. This school will NEVER be a neighborhood school until the administration gets out of denial and fizes these problems.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
Look at the CRCT scores on this website. The numbers don't lie. it is not suprising that High Point students score well below average on English. Just visit the campus any day, any time and you will see for yourself. the redistricting is the best thing that's ever happened for my daughter's future. Bye bye High Point!

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2008
This school is a wonderful neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
I just love High point elentary school , the teachers are excellent , special Ms. Fischer is the most amazing teacher my daugther ever had ,i didn't move from this area just because of the school !

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
We have been at High Point for years. While the school is overcrowded, the classrooms are not. The ESOL children are taken out of the classroom for special instruction, leaving the all English speaking children with quite a low ratio teacher/child. As for fundraising, we do two a year: Sally Foster & Silent Auction. We have had teachers in each grade and I can tell you without exaggeration that our children have had the best of the best experiences in learning on all levels. The teachers were fabuluos even when the administration was not. Now, with Mrs. Nash we are fortunate to have great leadership leading some of the best and most dedicated teachers. Ultimately the education anyone's child receives, regardless of where they go to school is in direct correlation to how important the child's education is to their parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 19, 2007
Less than 3% of families living around High Point send their children there. That was the first clue. Our daughter transfered to High Point from a neighboring county and we were all unprepared for the level of disappointment. Specifically: the classrooms are overcrowded, more time has been spent translating than learning, the teachers are either brand new or ready to retire, and fundraisers are priority #1. I hope the redistricting in 2008 saves this school. Something needs to.

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October 30, 2007
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October 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
We ve had children at Highpoint Elementary for some time now and I thought it would be worthwhile to write and voice my support for the teachers, administration staff and parents. I have found everyone at Highpoint, from the principal on down, to be hardworking and engaging. When I drop my kids off in the morning I leave knowing their best interest, both educationally and socially, is being looked after. I attribute a large part of mine and my children s positive experience to my better half s willingness to become involved in as much as Highpoint Elementary has to offer. As I watch her and the other committed parents, I have truly come to believe that parent involvement, with a positive attitude, is a key component to success at this level. I challenge any parent who reads these postings, including myself, to become more involved. In lieu of posting negative comments on a message board visit the school, talk to teachers and staff, join the PTA and find out how you can help.

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September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
High Point is a wonderful school. The diversity at the school represents what Atlanta and this country is all about. The teachers are phenomenal whether brand new or old timers, they are focused on the children and truly WANT to TEACH. One teacher actually gave up a 100% paid scholarship in journalism at Georgia to pursue a career in teaching! One teacher is an EMT on weekends and one teacher just came from Iraq. These experiences and stories are wonderful for the children. As a parent of 6 children, 4 are at the school today so experience abounds with us at High Point. The administration is totally focused on the children with many having children at the school themselves! WE LOVE HIGH POINT!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Highpoint is 59% Hispanic, with 80% free/reduced lunches, and growing at an amazing rate. With this demographic, what is being accomplished here is nothing short of miraculous! Read the reviews parents who are involved and committed love this school; parents who have issues with the demographics can t see beyond that personal blind spot. The staff, teachers and parents are building our future, struggling with realities no other school in this district has to face and they are winning! I ve been a HP Dad for 7 years now, and will be for at least 7 more. I ve seen the progress, and fully expect to continue to be wowed in the future. I m PROUD to be a part of this success story!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2007
This is our first year at HP and I would say so far it is a mixed bag. The teachers I have met are genuinely interested in the students and have several years of class experience, the diversity is students is great. However, the administration is troubling. Example: parents were recently told of an edict from the principal: we could not walk our young children into the school, that we had to drop off from the curb.

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September 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
High Point is truly an undiscovered gem! People that have not visited don't know what they are missing! The teachers & staff are first rate. They come from all around to work at High Point. A Happy Staff makes for a Happy Learning Environment. Most of my friends children go to private school. I wouldn't send my child to private school knowing that I have High Point as an option. The teachers have years of experience & those that are new come with exciting new ideas and a fresh perspective on teaching. Being in the education field myself, I understand the importance of mixing old & new ideas to make the learning environment fresh and exciting. An engaged student is a student that is learning! The Principal is available to answer any concerns that you might have. I would however, like to see more parent involvement on the volunteer side.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
One of the best judges of a school is the teachers themselves. One teacher recently confided in me that she's very happy to be teaching at High Point. After spending a few years teaching in Alpharetta, she moved to High Point to be closer to home. HP is the only school where the assistant principal and principal came to her and asked what she needed to perform her job better. She really appreciated their offers to help in any way possible. I'm so happy that my child attends school where the administration and teachers work together for the good of the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
Highpoint is a great school. Our family has had a positive experience across the board. The teachers communicate with us on a regular basis. Our needs and concerns have always been address. And our kids are working at an above average grade level. If you want to really get to know Highpoint, get involved. Be a part of the solution instead of perpetualting problems. We as parent have the greatest influence on our children. We need to support the teachers and raise children to respect and admire the teachers and staff that give so much of themselves to enrich the students' lives. If you spend any time at the school you would see this supportive, learining evniroment. Get involved and form you own opinion rather than accepting the opinion of others

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no rating August 16, 2007
Any parent who does not give this school at least four stars has not spent any time on campus. A three million dollar addition has brought all the homerooms inside the main building and expanded the playground. The school has recieved distinguised status for the last three years and has been awarded the status of a Georgia School of Excellence. The administration is dedicated, enthusiastic and fair. The overwhelming majority of students and parents love this school. Don't make your decision about a school based on a few people with an axe to grind who are completely ill-informed and think that diversity is a bad thing. Visit the school and make your own decision. No school is a perfect fit for everyone whether it be public or private.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
Any parent who rates this school higher than one star has not spent any time on campus. The teachers are either new (no experience) or ready to retire (no motivation). The administration is fully aware of the problem and does *nothing*.

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July 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
My daughter started Kindergarten at Highpoint in the Fall of 2006. She loved being a part of Highpoint and looked forward to attending everyday. She thrived in the environment and was reading full sentences by December. I think her teachers Ms. Churchwell and Ms. E did a great job. As parents we are both involved with our daughter helping her with any work assigned and have always been involved with teaching her prior to her ever being in school. Parents and teachers should work hand in hand. It is our duty to guide our children and not just leave it up to teachers and other adults who are involved in our kids' lives. In response to the comments below about the Hispanic population; I think it is great for our children to be exposed to other cultures and languages besides their own. This is the society we live in. Accept it.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
My son is a 3rd grader who just attended his second year at High Point and we are greatly disappointed at this school's steady decline. Unfortunately, with public education, you do not always receive what you give. Teacher enthusiasm is great, but it is no substitute for actual teaching or a quality classroom environment. This school lacks both. As others have posted here, diversity can also be great, but this school has some serious problems. My son can learn Spanish in a Spanish class, and his early education shouldn't suffer because of this school's misguided sense of 'accommodation'. The administration is out of touch with the day to day educating of the children, and more worried about the next fundraiser.

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May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2007
My daughter started first grade at High Point this year and I have mixed feelings about this school. Her teachers (Ms. Pitchford & Ms. Lambert) have done a great job and my duaghter's reading & math have improved dramatically over the course of the year. The school has a huge percentage of Hispanic students, and the school seems to forget that no matter what the demographic, english is the spoken language in this country. They cater way too much to non-english speakers - to the detriment of the other kids. Also, High Point seems less like a school and more like a fund-raising foundation. They put a lot of pressure on these small children to sell things and get their parents to donate countless amounts of money, rather than focusing on education. I will be sending my daughter to private school next year.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2007
Yes, the principal is on-site and is a cheerleader for her teaching staff but does a poor job of addressing safety and educational student issues and working with parents. Although we were fortunate with our teachers, on several occassions I overheard others belittling young children. In light of these experiences we had and observed, to counter another review, I feel that children will find friends anywhere; this is not a reasonable criterion for a good school. Overall, I would not recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2006
This school is overcrowded and little playground. Teacher's are of a high standard however proncipal seems to be more concerned footware of teachers than student progress.

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September 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2006
High Point is a wonderful school with great teachers and a fabulous administration. I am confident that the education both of my children are receiving is as good as any available at any public school in the Atlanta area. I have been associated with High Point for many years and I have never seen any discipline problems that are not dealt with immediately. I never worry about the safety of my children while at school. Since Lisa Silverstien became Principal, High Point has been named a Georgia School of Excellence and received consecutive Distinguished School awards. Don't form an opinion solely based on what you read, visit the school and make the decision that is best for you and your children. Our experience has always exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
High Point is a once good school that has gotten a lot worse lately. As other people posted, many of the students are segregated into different classrooms to be politically correct. This is done with no regard to what the best situation is for the child or parent only to make sure no one is offended. It is impossible to make friends for your child at the school if you are not fluent in Spanish. The main contention we have had with the school is that bullying and violence go uncorrected.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
I have a child who isn't leaps and bounds above what I know but apparently he is way ahead of the students around (who are still learning colors in Pre-K). I agree - the teachers are great but this administration rations out the kids that are from affluent neighborhoods so that there is an equal distribution of race. The language barrier is so bad I feel like I am in a foreign country. Even if my child makes friends (which is the case) I can't have them over because I cannot communicate to the parents. There aren't any friends to make in the same boat as we are in (not race - language and culture!) I am all about diversity (why we wanted our child to go here) but this is ridiculous! Not sure the quality of education yet but the politically correct policies here really have me put off.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
We have been at High Point Elementary for seven years. I have three children who have been educated there. My husband and I have graduate degrees and yet we decided that this was the best place for our children. Over the years, although the administration has changed, the children have received an amazing education. The teachers do a great job, care about the kids and set the bar high for them. Since Ms. Silverstein came, the teachers are happier. She is almost always on-site, and manages the school by walking around. She makes sure that the teachers do their jobs and rewards them well for a job well done. The music program is TOPS, with gifted instructors really helping the children learn, the group of parents is great! High Point School is a treasure! We are very pleased with our decision to educate our children there -- we strongly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
My seven year old son has been at high point for more than a year now. All along it has been a wonderful experience for him. Not only is he learning a lot but is taking up a many other duties in his classroom with a great amount of enthusiasm. My son is a shy person by nature, so this has come as a pleasant surprise to us. All of this is possible only due to the excellent motivation provided by all his teachers and everyone else involved. I am glad my son is at High Point. He will always have wonderful memories of his early schooling days.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
Since Lisa Silverstein came on as Principle, this school has gone through amazing change. I liked the teachers before but Lisa has improved things ever further. A truly dedicated Principle with a truly dedicated staff and now the school is rated a Georgia School of Excellence.

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August 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
My daughter went to this school and I can tell you we moved to another city and she was a grade ahead and now she is an all A student and is in a gifted program for smart students. I would like to thank the staff and principal for the great work that they do and a special thanks to Mrs. Woods k-grade teacher, and Mrs. Slotnick 1st grade. I recommend any parent that this is a great school keep up the good work for our kids of the future.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2004
I have met the new Principle, Lisa Silverstein and she is outstanding! She has a lot of enthusiasm and is very excited about creating positive changes in our school. Both of my children go to High Point and we are extremely pleased with our 'neighborhood' school.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Ms. Gaines may be a great principal but she has very little visibility during the school day. She doesn't seem to have a lot of parental involvement as well and even though I wrote a letter to her last year requesting certain qualities in a teacher for my child, it was never answered or acknowledged yet I heard that it was read by several teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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High Point Elementary School
520 Greenland Rd NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
(404) 843-7716
Last modified High Point Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
High Point Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews.