Not a very good school at all! 30+ kids per class room. My children where bullied in both class rooms and different grade levels due to the color of their skin (white). YMCA program is even worse. My oldest son was hospitalized due to injuries. The school is near low income housing so you will see children that are not cared for properly at home and run a muck at school. Principal and staff pretend that they care but don't do anything. The incidents occurred over and over until i took my kids out of that school. Academic wise the teachers stick to their books. In comparison to other states and cities we have lived in this is the worst. I would say do not move to Atlantic Station if you have children. The area is amazing but the school available is HORRIBLE!!
Centennial Place Elementary School is a great school. My oldest will be entering 1st grade this year. I love that it is a year-round school and that when he is away from school he misses his teachers. I also love that there are positive male role models for boys. My son's first year was great! I am an active parent which has allowed me to see a PTA that cares about our students first. A principal who puts the best for our future first. And teachers who care about CPE kids not just their classroom of kids. The staff and administration are always kind and you can even hear the smile on the phone when you call CPE. The janitors always speak when I see them in the hallway. Like it or not EVERYONE influences your child when you send them to school. I am excited about CPE expanding to 8th grade and hope we are successful in this venture for our children sake! Keep up the Good Work CPE Family! Pleased Parent!
I went here as a child and only have bad memories of this place. The teachers that are kept here for the longest are the stern, intimidating teachers that threaten children and make them feel low to control them. The nice teachers are made fun of by the other teachers in the lounge! They usually feel out of place and leave within 1-2 years. There are no doors, there's more of a loft kind of feel to the entire building.(which is an upside) Lastly, the kids barely get any outdoor time on the small playground unless they are involved in an after school program.
Great School!!! My Nieces take FREE Ballet classes with a lot of these students at The Art of Confidence Performing Arts Alliance in Atlantic Station and they are all GREAT KIDS!
Centennial Place Elementary is a good school. The teachers, staff, principal and families work together to make it a good learning environment for the children. The "Dads" even manage the carpool drop offs in the morning... now that's parental evolvement on the grassroots level! Unfortunately due to budget constraints, the class sizes are larger than I would prefer; however that is an over arching issue in public schools today. CPE is one of the few public elementary schools that have daily foreign language instruction (Spanish) which helps to prepare students early for life in the 21st century. Additionally, while many schools are losing the critical "Specials" (i.e. Music, Art, Technology, etc.), CPE continues to offer a well rounded education including the "specials and foreign language. Thus far, our family has been pleased.
I have the exact opposite view of Centennial than the previous parent. I don't come on this site often but it upsets me when I hear this from a parent. The teachers give 110% and the entire staff is great. I wonder if this parent comes to the school often to see the great experiences like the Black History Program, the fundraisers and program to help a student who is fighting Leukemia. I think this parent is venting since he or she did not get the response he or she was looking for. While I am not a teacher, I am a committed parent who believes in the quality of Centennial Place. I see excellent teaching, great leadership and high level instruction. My child is also in second grade and there are NOT 30 kids in the class...this parent needs to speak to the state about class size ratios not the individual school. Also, Centennial Place has a unique design and the walls can be moved...they are not cheap...they use an open classroom design. Centennial Place is Great!
How are the students suppose to know to keep their hands to themselves when the Spanish teacher is kicking the children and the trashman(Mr. Freeman) grabbing kids by the back of their necks. This good teacher quality? Don't think so! Who is disciplining the teachers and the janitors.
I waited in long lines, in cold weather to get out of district permission for my daughter to attend CPE. I would do it again. She has received top notch teaching and acquired a love for learning. The success of schools in general and students in particular is no mere accident. It is my experience that the success of a school is in direct correlation to the involvement of parents with the same. Simply, we get out of it what we put into it. While I have done some volunteering I have surely not done as much as others, yet the school gives my daughter the benefit as if I had. A great great school. If I am blessed with more children I hope they will attend CPE.
I wish I had anotherchoice.Staff are rude and talk down to parents as if they are children. I feel judged each time I walk through the doors. I am a single working parent. I am unfortunately not available to visit the school and establish the close or somewhat personal relationships that some parents have. I would love to be more involved as a parent at the school , but my life does not afford me with this opportunity. I am extremely attentive to my children's needs and schoolwork . However I get the feeling that teachers and administrators may think otherwise. Further I have concerns with my child retaining lessons or not repsonding well to the curriculum. My child was an A/B student prior to arriving and now seems to constantly struggle. I'm looking for more options before it's too late.
I absoutely love this school. This is a great school .My child is now in the 1st grade. She did very well in kindergarten the staff is wounderful.
I am an active parent at CPE and I must say that the school is great. I have been extremely pleased with the level of instruction my children have received from Centennial. The school is full of wonderful resources that provide wonderful opportunities for the kids. The principal is always engaged in the learning and is an active part of the school. I have received high quality teachers every year for the last four years. The teachers are alays there to help assist during tutoing afterschool or before school. I love the fact my child attends a year round school and has an opportunity to have breaks throughout the year. CPE is not my zone school. I waited in long lines to get my child there and I am committed to making the school a success. I encourage all parents to send their child to CPE, it is top notch!
I have a daughter in the kindergarten at CPE and I am so glad that I opted for the administrative transfer to get her at CPE. Being a former teacher and schooled in the parochial/private school system, I can say that this is one of the best school. Parents and children can get out of it what you as a parent decide to put into it. My daughter succeeds with the help of the awsome teachers/administration and I working with each other for the betterment of my daughter. Keep up the great work CPE!
This school is the worse school that you could bring your child to. The children are terrible and the administration is the worse. They have no idea on how to handle discipline. The school is only concerned with text scores, not the students.
My two kids attended from K through 3rd. I was very impressed with all the classes and special programs this school had to offer. We moved after my husband received his PHD to the subburbs. We miss having spanish, technology, and orchestra. We found the teachers to be wonderful; some of the kids were difficult to control but all in all, we were very pleased with the staff and all the funding this school receives.
I personally went to this school from 2nd grade and graduated from the 5th grade in 2002. It was the greatest experience of my life, the teachers were excellent; they worked with me and my mom to make sure I did great in areas I struggled in. They also offered me a free tutor from the CocaCola building across the street to help me with math and liturature; two subjects that I excel in to this day. I aslo made childhood friends that I'm still in touch with now. I absolutly loved Centennial Place Elm. and you should definatly consider bringing your child there :]
I too have had a wonderful experience at Centennial Place. My daughter has been at Centennial Place since Kindergarten, and she is now in the second grade where she continues to excel. She did a phenomenal job on her statewide tests, and is in the gifted program. Her teachers have been there challenging her, and more importantly, encouraging and reassuring her. I really can't express how happy I am with her teachers! . They show a genuine concern for their students, and are always ready and willing to address any concerns, as well as provide parents with additional information and resources to further enhance the students' educational activities outside of school. Another thing that I truly appreciate is the 'sense of family' at Centennial Place.
WOW! I am surprised by some of the reviews. My daughter is in second grade and have been a student for two years. Her teachers have been FANTASTIC and demanding. My daughter is doing fantastic and has ace'd her statewide standardized test and is now labled a gifted student just like her older sister and brother who attended private schools. I think any childs success is a combination of teachers, parents and environments, NOT just the teacher. One last comment, my son and daughter ran into kid drama at school including having their lunch stolen at the PRIVATE school they attended. They survived and learned to keep track of their items and fight thru the legitimate channels to make school work for them.
This school gets zero stars from me period!The students have behavioral problems that cause the students who want to learn to be punished!My daughter who is in 4th grade packs her lunch daily .Today someone stole her lunch right in the class room ! She starved! The curriculum is not acceptable for her grade level in fact her math class is two years behind other local schools.And to top it all off the teachers will give them all an F if the class cant control themselves!This is my daughters first and last year she is a very bright child and I want to keep her that way! Please parents think twice b4 sending your child to this school!
It's a great school with caring, dedicated teachers. I'm proud to be an Atlantan!
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