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Canton, GA
Students enrolled: 811
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20 Ridge Rd
Canton, GA 30114

(770) 345-3070
(770) 345-0417
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March 30, 2015
My son is in second grade and we have had a wonderful experience at Sixes so far. All of the teachers seem to genuinely care about the students and helping them to excel. From what we have seen, academic excellence is a definitely a priority, but it is accomplished in a safe and nurturing environment. Principal Crews is awesome! I think other parents' comments about donation requests are a little off-base. All schools have fundraisers. The money raised from the fundraisers directly benefit the kids (the addition of new technology, labs, and playground upgrades). Also, keep in mind that many teachers come out of pocket for supplies. I think it's understandable to ask for snack donations for kids who forget theirs or are from low income families. I am happy to chip in a box of Cheerio's and some supplies every once in a while for someone who is truly dedicated to helping my child learn and grow. You won't go wrong with Sixes.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
I agree with the previous rating. The "donations" asked for at school is really getting out of hand. I receive 3 or 4 emails a week , if not more from the school or the teachers asking for money, food, school supplies, cleaning supplies, art supplies, party supplies. What was the point of giving us a "school supply" list at the beginning of the year if you are only going to ask for 100 more items on a weekly basis? and I might add, the school supply list was long and not cheap. Do they not understand not every child's family brings in 6 figures?

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March 25, 2014
When school was closed for 9 days they asked the K-2 if they would like a 'make up work' packet sent home. We asked for the packet, thinking it would be what was missed on those days. Well 9 days worth of work turned out to be more work then I have received from my child ALL YEAR LONG! (100+ pages) I also found out from the inadequate teacher that "sometimes we don't have the tests" because they "run out of time" and never have a "make up day" because they don't have time but when I have been to the classroom on several "pop-in" visits they are always watching a movie!? Teachers are huddled in the corner talking....good time management there. No one oversees that these teachers are doing the required curriculum. This school asks for 'donations' of money for everything on a weekly basis more then any school I have ever known (and I have other grown children, so yes, I am familiar with what is "normal"). I receive email on a daily basis begging for money or food for every occasion. The only things the teachers really care about is "winning prizes" for their classroom collecting the most money or items for whatever they are begging for this week.

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April 03, 2013
This is a Fantastic School! All three of my children have had the honor of going here. The teachers are second to none. The administrative staff is amazing. My children were prepared for middle school and all loved attending each day! We have been truly blessed!

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June 07, 2012
Ok, I have posted before but posted a name and didn't get approved. I will be quick and to the point. If you want to give your child the best education, send them to Sixes and if your child has special needs you have a better reason. The special education dept is superb. It has to be the best there is....it just has to be. Ms. V has taught my daughter to read and Ms. M both in the spec Ed dept are the reason why my husband turned down a transfer job. Let's just hope for the sake of their children, that the charter school parents realize there was not the need for charter and put their child back into the best school in the southeast. And the principal Mr. h is an awesome principal and person. Helped keep my son on the right track.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2012
Sorry. I meant mrs. M instead of Mrs. L. I don't think there is an L but if there is, I am sure she is good too!

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May 03, 2011
Great school! We moved from an excellent school area in another state about 2 years ago and looked only at areas with excellent schools. Sixes has not let us down. Leadership is great and teachers are first class. The AIM program also provides a wonderful opportunity. Parent involvement is high and our child has made some excellent friends.

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August 26, 2010
I have one student that has gone on to middle school and one in his last year at Sixes. We sought out Sixes when we first moved to Canton, and we've never looked back. Sixes continues to amaze us through the support that it gives its children and the respect that it lends to its parents. My children have been on opposite sides of the spectrum, one requiring constant challenges, and the other requiring resource assistance. Sixes, through its dedicated and patient teaching staff, and proactive administration has encouraged my two to not only achieve, but excel at their goals. You all will be greatly missed when our 2nd child moves on.

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September 16, 2009
The teachers care about the student development and happiness!

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September 16, 2009
Excellent school and wonderful part of the community.

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July 18, 2009
Our child has Autism and has attended other programs. This one at Sixes is amazing and our child has shown marked and I mean amazingly marked improvements this year. We are overwhelmed with what our child has learned as far as appropriate behaviors and academics. The administration is incredible as well. We love our child's teacher! Love you Ms. P!

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May 27, 2009
My daughter had a great year! This is a wonderful school with a ton of parental support. The staff and teachers are very dedicated and diligent.

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October 13, 2008
I absolutely love this school. We moved from Florida and I was apprehensive about the schools in GA. But we specifically picked this area for Sixes and have been extremely pleased. Mrs. McGruder is my son's teacher and she is the most amazing teacher I have ever met. She is so dedicated and wonderful with the children. It's nice to see teachers teach because they love to, not because it's their job. The school has something going on all the time, from dances to book fairs to Fall Festivals. The open door policy is great and they still maintain the safety of the children. Sixes gets an A+ grade.

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September 29, 2008
This school rallied behind my parents during a time of tragedy and absolutely amazed me with their thoughfulness and generosity. I would be so lucky to have my future children attend this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
August 05, 2008
It's like getting a private school education here in a public school. The staff is so innovative and make you feel like part of the Sixes family from the start!

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July 28, 2008
Outstanding school!! As former PTA president and currently a parent of 6 children attending the school, the school staff and teachers are awesome. They are prepared for students of all abilities and always have the students in a positive environment for the best learning possible. Great job Mr. Hultquist, Ms. Nay and Mr. Dixon as well as all the teachers for making Sixes the best elementary school in Georgia!!!

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June 09, 2008
If I could I would give 6 stars. Sixes stars really do shine the brightest! As former PTA Vice President, I can tell you that the staff and administrators at this school are WONDERFUL. They are loving, and help bring out the best in each student. GREAT special needs dept. too. Don't hesitate to send your kids to the school. Great, Great, Great!!

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July 26, 2007
I believe Sixes is the best school in Cherokee County. My child no longer attends this school but boy do I wish I could change that. The staff is very helpful and welcomes everyone. Great job sixes - keep up the great work!!

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May 11, 2007
This school has refined my kids education in all fields. The gifted program is the best and you can see the difference in academic acheivement and learning from the start. I especially love the way they really individualize study plans for every kid. I have been fortunate to have great teachers for mine and am sure all are dedicated similarly

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September 03, 2006
I absolutely love this school, our daughter has been there two years and this past year has had two unfortunate events and her teachers, staff and principal handled in a manner that was professional and very caring. We have considering moving many times due to our commute, however, confirm our decision to stay due to the quality of the schools and comparisons to other schools in areas that we have considered.

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July 14, 2006
Amazing school! We love SIXES and the staff. The teachers and administration are caring and keep you informed. I was impressed to hear from the teacher not only when there was a problem but when there were good things and even the funny things that happen during the day. We recently considered moving but are unwilling to leave this school. My son loves going to schoool and is excelling. My daughter starts this year and we are very excited. I highly reccomend it.

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May 29, 2006
I have nothing but respect for everyone at Sixes. I am on my third child to attend this school and I have never felt safer in her education and over all well being then at this school. All the teachers that I have encountered over the years have always let me know ahesd of time if they expect a problem so that I could fix it before it became a problem. The PTA meetings are always standing room only. And I find that the teachers do everything they can to make sure that the students do the best that they can.At Sixes everyone are truly Stars! Melissa mother of Cameron,Scott and Kimberly

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August 30, 2005
Wonderful Wonderful School. I absolutely loved the staff at Sixes Elementary. My daughter hated having to move away for fear there wouldn't be another school as wonderful as sixes.

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April 28, 2005
We specifically moved into Sixes district,so that my children could attend this shool. We had been researching schools for over a year and were determined that Sixes was our best choice. We have NOT been disappointed. We have found Sixes to be a wonderful school, with caring teachers and parapros, and an amazing level of parental involvement. The teachers and school structure allows children to have fun while learning. What a concept! My son enjoys going to school again. And at the kindergarden level,that is the way it should be. We are very happy to know that our research has paid off.

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Sixes Elementary School
20 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA  30114
(770) 345-3070
Last modified Sixes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sixes Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top