What really makes the school impressive is the level of parental involvement and support which only continues to improve as more and more people move into the surrounding n'hoods. It is one of the best neighborhood/parent supported schools, in my opinion, in all of DeKalb County.
My child has been in the inaugural German Immersion program at Ashford Park, and I have to say, Das ist Ausgezeichnet! What an amazing opportunity, and a fun family adventure. I could not be more pleased with the teachers and parental commitment to the school. We are joyfully looking forward to the years ahead at our gem of a school.
We love Ashford Park School and couldn't be happier with our decision to send our children to APES.
We have just transferred to this school from the Cobb County School District (East Cobb). I have to say that I have been very happy with this school. I have a 2nd grader and he is doing better academically than ever. His teacher and the entire administration has been wonderful to work with. I feel that they truly care about each and every child and embrace their differences. I am very happy with the community and APS.
My school is Ashford Park Elementary. I have had a child there for five years. She was screened in kindergarten and put in the gifted program, which is one of the best I have ever seen. I love that the kids get to go on field trips, we, as parents are hooked up online with the teachers and can communicate easily. Ashford Park School has a large and very active PTA community, with great support from local businesses as well. The volunteer spirit is strong and the grounds are almost exclusively cared for by parent volunteers. We have done many beautification projects so that it is a pleasure just to drive by the school. There are lots of great after school programs encouraging science, athletics, chess and others. The school is so popular that many parents have moved into the area, filling the school to capacity. I think the only improvement we might need is a bigger facility!
We have been at Ashford Park for 5 years and we now have two children who attend. It truly is an amazing school that has a strong foundation that is built upon a caring and compassionate Administration, hard working teachers who go above and beyond and last but not least very involved parents. The partnership that now exists between the Administration, teachers and parents is immeasurable.
APS is an amazing school and really enclosed in a great community. We have fought hard to stay in this district because of the vast improvements we've seen at the school in the last few years. Kudos to teachers, our new principal and parents who continue to support APS growth and improvement!
APS is a gem! We've been at the school for 3 years now and just love it. Tons of after school options for the kids, warm loving teachers who teach to the child, wonderfully involved parents and a Principal who is forward thinking, accessible and determined to take the school to the top. What else could a parent ask for?
I am the parent of a 3rd grade student. My child has had all A's since Kindergarten. The teachers are fabulous, and well prepared to teach. I am very happy with this school.
I have two children at Ashford Park Elementary and I have been extremely pleased with the education that both have received to date. Ashford Park is a great community school with rock solid leadership and high quality teachers.
We have a son finishing up first grade at Ashford Park and a daughter who will start in Kindergarten there next fall. We have been VERY pleased with the quality of education our son has received at APS so far. We have loved both of his teachers, both of whom care about him on a personal level but are not afraid to hold him accountable from both an educational and behavioral standpoint. He is clearly getting smarter, both inside and outside the classroom, and has a ton of great friends that he has made at the school. We have considered several of the private schools in the area, and still might for middle school, but at least through his elementary school years we are overjoyed to have found a fantastic place for our kids to learn and grow like Ashford Park.
Ashford Park School has seen a wonderful increase in test scores, parental participation, achievement awareness, and after school programming over the past 4 years. Many of my good friends are parents of my children's classmates. We have met through a mutual participation in many events/functions at the school. If I were grading the school, I would give it a 91% (great, but still some polishing to do),
Great teachers, great school and in a great neighborhood! We feel fortunate to be in one of the "good" schools in DCSS.
Been w/ Ashford Park for 5+ yrs. Our son started out in K and is now a 4th grader. Could have opted for a $15k/a private school. But why? I love the diversity,and all the teachers are on top of their game. Plus, he gets to experience all that life has to offer! No preselection by income, color, faith, language. Ashford has it all, and all the parents stand behind it!!!
Ashford Park is a wonderful community school. The teachers are caring (a few weeks into school, it seems as if every teacher knows every child's name in the hall, even those they don't teach), the parents are extemely involved (and we continue to see more and more involvement each year), and the students are learning so much. We feel fortunate to be in one of the "good" schools in DCSS.
We've had our children at APS for three years and are thrilled with our experience there! The level of parental involvement is amazing. The teachers truly care about the children. This year there are several new after school activities being offered which is wonderful and further enhances our children's learning experience. What a great school!
We are very pleased with our experience at Ashford Park School. We have been there for 1 yr and have thoroughly enjoyed the teachers, staff and PTA. The PTA is full of very involved parents who help to make the school "excellent". I am also very happy that the school requires uniforms which brings the children together and helps them to concentrate on school and not "who's wearing what". The community around Ashford Park also give generously and are applauded for this.
I am so happy my child is going to Ashford Park. The teachers and the staff are caring and loving. The kids are learning so much. I could not be happier! It is a very close knit community, with lots of parental involvement. I'm glad to be a part of it.
We moved our boys to Ashford Park three years ago from private school. I can only say that we wish we had made the move earlier. The quality of teachers and staff is phenomenal. It is a happy school with a friendly group of parents. What my children have learned since being there has amazed me. As you consider your options for schools, I encourage you to get over to Ashford Park Elementary and check it out.
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