Oak Grove is an amazing school with A+ teachers, supportive and helpful staff members, and an outstanding new principal! The new principal has completely changed the atmosphere of the school and turned it back into a community school where the focus is placed on the students! My children loved everything about the school and so did I.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Oak Grove Elementary School. My daughter has gone there for four years since Kindergarten. She is thriving academically, socially, and emotionally. The school has a comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum. Oak Grove offers fun and challenging options for students during its aftercare program as well at an additional cost (i.e., drama, Spanish, chess, dance, etc). The teachers are very involved and caring, as are other parents. The test scores are WAY above the state and national averages each year per grade. The student body is diverse and the community surrounding the school is socially liberal. It's just a great place for a child to receive an education!
My school is great, the kids love it. The teachers and staff are the best.
Previous principal was an excellent speaker and very visible. However she did not follow through on promises. She left suddenly in the middle of the year to go to another school. Teachers have send notes home written in magic marker with mis spellings. Emphasis is on self esteem for students and everyone feeling good. Fortunately student body draws from neighborhood of professionals, hence the good test scores.
Our experience has been excellent ! Teachers and parent involvement is great. Immediate past principal was excellent - ongoing search for principal is in progress.
I am so happy to go to a school where the principal is so involved, not just on the big issues, but even to visit each classroom to see the students at work! The fourth grade teachers have been great, especially in science and math. I am proud that we are part of this school!
The teachers, staff, new principal and parents pour their talents and energies into making this school one special place for the kids who attend- and there are extra cirricular events like the math superstar program to the science olympiad and there are many events and activities ranging from the multi-cultural festival to the fun run, art night and much more. My now 4th grader loves going to school and I have to say I love volunteering in the outdoor classroom/garden!
The program is excellent, the teacher go the extra mile for the kids, most of the parents are involved, the new principal is great. It lacks of founding like all the public schools but still a great school located in a good neighborhood .
There is an amazing 3rd grade teacher who will blow your socks away. He comes up with incredible thoughtful projects that have taught me a thing or two. I couldn't be more thrilled. The new principal seems to be stepping up the game with the whole school to be on par with this teacher. I am thrilled.
Mrs. Neely the new principal in 2010 is awesome. She is extremely positive, upbeat, and professional. Her dynamic personality and experience is really affecting the school in many ways and her plans for the future will only make it better. Our kindergarten experience was lack-luster but we are extremely happy with first grade and the quality of education at Oak Grove. So many hands-on activities and enrichment opportunities. It's a great community of dedicated teachers and involved parents.
Oak Grove has a dynamic new principal and a team of dedicated parents, teachers and administrators have joined together to form The Oak Grove Foundation---who's mission is to make Oak Grove the most academically and culturally enriching school in Georgia. It's a great time to be at our school and the future will be even more exciting for students.
I have children in Grades 1 and 5 and they are both doing very well. In my experience I have found the teachers to be excellent with the capabilities to offer the children a successful school life.
Oak Grove is great K-3, but changes dramatically at 4th grade. The teachers are by far very caring and enthusiastic (with a only a few exceptions). The school leadership change in the 2008-9 school year has been to the detriment of the school - the focus seems to be on the management of a school, rather than the cultivation of the strengths of the children at the school. There is exceptional parent involvement, and the children perform accordingly.
The school has gone the extra mile in helping my child- it has the village where love and support will spur hime on to greater hights
The school is excellent because if its excellent teachers, caring staff, and parent involvement. The school extends beyond just the school day and has done a great job in creating a community environment.
Oak Grove E.S. is one of the best elementary school I have heard people talk about. It is the first school year for my daughter there and I have noticed alot of improvements on her in just 2 months of class. She loves it, her teachers and classmates.
Oak Grove is full of intelligent, nurturing, creative, enthusiastic, wonderful teachers. They make the school GREAT!
Oak Grove E.S. has such an amazing group of teachers and administrative staff who are supportive and nurturing. Couldn't ask for a better school!
Oak Grove Elementary is a best kept secret. The community is filled with parents who care about their children's education. The teachers are very dedicated to student learning and create a warm, nurturing environment. We could not ask for a better elementary school for our children.
It is a great neighborhood school with lots of parents involved. Technology is what is missing as well as an updated building. 2008 was Oak Groves 50th year anniversary celebration and the building is the same. Could save lots on energy bills just by replacing old windows. Could save lots of energy and time for all the teachers with new technology. The teachers are all wonderful and want the best for the students. They just need updated tools.
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