School is great! Staff is great! My son and I came from New Orleans and the school personnel excepted us with open arms. I can't say the same for the pre-k coodinator the previous year, but your children will love the pre-k teachers. Ms. Alphabet (pre-k) and Ms. Williams (K) were sent from heaven! Ms. Boyd took my son personally under her wing to help him adjust as well....We love you all!
Great school! The staff is wonderful and Ms. Battle, the principal are both on the ball!
We couldn't have chosen a better school or neighborhood for our child. Grant Park is a nice place to live and Parkside is it's crown jewel. Paul
Wow. That is how I describe Parkside. We recently relocated from Los Angeles to Grant Park and had researched the Cobb, Atlanta and Dekalb County Schools VERY closely. At the insistance of a friend, we decided to take a closer look at Parkside and we were completely blown away during our tour. The school is poised to become THE shining example for other schools throughout the country. With it's integration of high end technology into every classroom, a principal that is well respected and loved by the staff and students and a teaching staff and librarian so dedicated to the school that they all send their own children there, you cannot go wrong with Parkside. I feel as if we are getting a private school education (actually BETTER than a private school education), for free. Gorgeous Campus. Phenomenal Arts Programs. Parents and College Students Who Volunteer on Campus. We love it!
Parkside Elementary exemplifies the true essence of a community school. The culture of the school is definitely student-inspired. Every wall in the school is adorned with the students work in a very coordinated way. For instance, my 2nd grader had a social studies project to complete on Japan and when you walk on the 1st grade hallway, the walls focused on geography (location) so throughout the school all grades are academically snychronized so that content is driven at every target. Also, Parkside has a very active PTA. They promote events quaterly and support the faculty and staff wholeheartedly. The Art teacher is awesome, he enhances the scenes around and about the school and inspires the students to be creative. I wish I had more space, but I personally recognize the expertise and character of: Ms. Smith, Ms. Broadway, Dr. Battle, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Gwinn, Ms. Boyd, etc.
My child absolutely loves her school. Last year I thought about moving back to California and my daughter was so adamant about staying at Parkside I decided to stay here in Georgia for at least another two years. This year she has her first male teacher Mr. Clayton. Mr. Clayton has very unique teaching skills and my daughter has really learned a lot in this first quarter. My child's self esteem has elevated and she has learned how to accept failures as well as her success in a positive manner. Parkside recieves a 100% in my book.
I absolutely love this school. I have 2 children attending this school. The teachers are very concerned with their well-being. Ms. Battle is very personable and my children love her. It is a friendly, warm enviroment. They also have many extracurricular activities. Excellent school.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Principal Battle is excellent with the teachers and the students. I loved this school from the very moment I enrolled my daughter 3 years ago. She is now a middle schooler at Inman middle school which is one of the top middle schools in metro Atlanta. If you are looking for a great no, excellent elementary school located near downtown Atlanta, this is the one.
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