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School leader Penny Noel

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1531 Cedarcrest Rd
Dallas, GA 30132

(770) 443-4244
(770) 975-9172
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3 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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August 13, 2014
Don't let the great rating fool you. Your child is nothing more than a number, a statistic, and a paycheck. The principal is nonexistent and as someone had previously stated, he passes everything off to the VP who also lacks competence. As a parent, I am spoken to with patronizing tones and to top it off, there is severe issue with overcrowding.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
We just moved here in March and this school had been amazing. My child was welcomed here with open arms. Being that so many new neigborhoods are going up in this area, there are new students every week. My child felt very welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
We moved here at the beginning of the school year and can't say enough great things about Shelton. It is a wonderful school for my 5th and 2nd grader. The teachers are great and the administration is terrific!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
Could not be more pleased with Shelton. The new principle is a great addition to the school. I am extremely involved in our children's education and can see a great improvement in the learning environment since he has joined the Shelton team. Great teachers, staff and students!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Disagree with the below statement. New principal is all talk and NO action. Nods his head and talks the talk, but doesn't know how or is willing to follow through on addressing issues. After alerting him of any issues he did nothing. Pawned responsibility off on assistant principal who is a hold out of last horrible principal. People need to be more involved to see the truth. This school is more concerned about test scores and who wears what then they are about the needs of its students. Teachers have way too much control of school and principal is too scared to administrate! If cookie cutter learning is for you...then you will thrive here. As far as I am concerned no child is the same or learns the same. This school is only interested in what's best for them instead of what is right for each individual student. Move to Cobb county! Parents are treated with much more respect there. Not perfect but so much better. Paulding county only wants what is bestforthrm and Shelton falls right into the mold.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
I have 3 kids that attend Shelton, the teachers are truly an asset to the school!! The principal that so many complained about is gone. The new principal from what I see, is a caring and very involved principal. He introduced himself to me on his first introduction to the school. I found this very ironic since I only met the other Principal after I finally introduced myself to her after seeing her on many occasions for 2 years, as I was very active in PTA, and I was very involved with my kids classes. I do agree that not much teaching goes on in the spring except for CRCT practice, but I guess the high test scores are a great outcome! We love the fabulous teachers and the new Principal is off to a great start!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2010
While the teacher's at Shelton have been nothing short of fabulous, the principal is one of the most disrespectful, unkind, uncompassionate human beings on the planet. Unless you are a teacher's child or a child of someone heavily involved in the PTA she doesn't even care to hear any of your concerns. Nothing that parent's say or suggest seems to be of any importance to her. She claims to know what is best for your child yet she doesn't know who your child is. This school could be a "great" school if the principal was replaced with someone kind, compassionate and nurturing to children rather than some sort of dictator on a power trip. It's shameful and sad for the children of this school

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
3 of my kids have attended Shelton and theres been ups and down I have to admit. But all in all, Shelton has been a very community oriented school that my kids will miss!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
Our family loves Shelton Elementary. We specifically moved to the area for this particular school. My son has had great success with his teachers. He loves to go to school and learn because the teachers make it fun yet challenging! The bus comes and picks him up each and every morning at 6:50 a.m. in front of the same stop sign in our Bentwater neighborhood. His bus driver is very friendly. He is dropped off at the same place at the same time every afternoon. I made sure to be an active participant in his education and have taken the time to get to know the Shelton principal, office staff, librarian and teachers through volunteering and all of Shelton's wonderful yearly activities that were mentioned in the previous review. I have had no problems with communication from the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
I think Shelton is a great school. This is our 5th year at Shelton. Our bus picks my kids up right in front of my home and drops them off in front of my home. If you are involved in the school, you would see the community spirit that Shelton offers. Not only do they challenge the children academically, but they offer many activities throughout the year to become more involved in the school - book fairs, Fall Festival, Art Fair, Fun Run, Polar Express, just to name a few. I have had 4 of my children at the school and could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
We have recently moved from Cobb to Seven Hills in Paulding to our regret. The bus system has no predefined stops or stopping times. Communication from the school is poor the electronic board outside has not being updated since December 2009. I am now considering selling my home and move back to cobb

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
To correct the prior review, the school still is overcrowded and they still use portable units as well as a huge portable unit in the rear of the school. Another new elementary is needed in order to correct this problem issue.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
My family and I believe that shelton is a great school! The principle is great she listened to our needs and what we wanted for our sons education and complied. His present teacher is doing a great job as well and really cares for the students learning growth. I'f you present your case right to the staff you will get the right action. NISA

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October 22, 2008
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October 12, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
September 26, 2008
When we moved to this area, we thought due to the growth, the schools had to be good. NOT TRUE. Do not let Shelton's test scores fool you. The teachers are good but the principal does not serve the parents at all. She is impossible to get in touch with, willl not return calls, and does not follow up as she says she will. I was shocked at the unresponsiveness from her. I have never experienced anything like it. Paulding County is still very backwards, and with the growth rate, all focus is on building schools. The bar is set extremely low; little homework; little if any technology in the schools; no teaching goes on in the entire spring other than CRCT practice, hence, the higher test scores.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2008
great teachers, friendly staff. i'm so proud that my son is a student of this school( Shelton Elementary).

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2008
My husband and I moved here last year and due to the housing market, we settled on Shelton and Paulding county. I am now regretting this. We are outsiders and we are treated as outsiders. I have no doubt that one day this will be a good school, but the county had to re-evaluate the school progress. The area has / is growing to fast and the school system has shown no interest in keeping up with times. Some of the teachers are great, but great teachers can't make up for what it is.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
The school itself is absolutely wonderful due to the teachers. The teachers are amazing at Shelton. The principal, however, needs to be forced into early retirement. She is definitely not concerned about a child's education. Thats the last thing on her mind. She has more important things to worry about in the mornings such as what to wear to work!!

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
We moved from California to Georgia about three years ago and the reason for picking this area was because of Shelton Elementary. The principal now was the vice principal then and she was wonderful to us. She asked what grade my daughters will be coming into and showed and introduced us to the teachers that they may get. We didn't even have an appointment and she spent an hour with us.I am pleased that she is now the principal and feel that she is doing a fabulous job!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
The best thing that could ever happen to Shelton would be to remove the principal. She is all about show and has no heart to speak of. The teaching staff is actually quite good.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
wondrful school! Very high standards. Loving environement.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
I have to say that I read all the reviews before writing mine and I am so surprised at what I read and that is why I feel I should write a review for this school. We just moved from NY (which means we are not in any clique) and Shelton Elementary is one of the reasons why we moved to this area and I have not been disappointed. My daughter started K this year and her teacher(s) are excellent. I have volunteered when I can and everyone I met (staff and parents) have been wonderful. Yes the area is growing and I am sure changes will be made to accomodate this. Now I can't comment on the extracurricular activites becuase my daughter isn't involved in any, but as for parents involvement... excellent. As for academic programs... its more than what I expected for my eager to learn daughter.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
Shelton is THE top elementary school in the county. The growing staff and student population work hard together for this success. The principal is not supposed to just be there for parent gripe sessions. As a parent, I have seen her deal with instructional issues, behavior problems, safety concerns, etc. This is where her focus should be, not on placing kids in requested classes, or dealing with whiny parents. The teachers here are dedicated and love the children and their jobs, and it shows. I have never requested a teacher, and my children have had excellent teachers every year. Teachers provide chorus, dance team, safety patrol, and other things, all without extra pay. Parents at other schools are envious of our good fortune. If some of the parents at Shelton aren't happy, they should join the PTA, work for positive change, or pick up a school choice voucher.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
I agree the Principal is way over her head and not in tune with the kids or parents. The school would be a better place if the principal would leave.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
I agree with the grouping and not being on the students sides for education. This year alone my husband and I have put almost $500 into our son's class and fall festival. The excuse has always been not enough school money or funding. We are not happy with the principal and staff. They seem to be in it for a benifit to themselves. I would have a different school if it was my choice. The school is not up to any standard for new families wanting a good education for their children. We will probably not be back next year. My son is bored in class and not challenge. He is very smart and needs more during learning time. More needs to be done and a new principal and staff put in.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
I have 1 child attending shelton. There are way to many cliques between the parents, principles, PTA, and Teachers. This school definately shows favorites. If I had to choose a school all over again I would definately not choose Shelton, nor any Middle or High School in Paulding county.There is always the same children put together, and when other people request teachers they recieve them and when others ask it seems like nothing can be dont about it. It is very unfair to the others and many children get their feelings hurt. At this school the parents try and communicate with the teachers and most of the times the teachers do not respond.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
I agree with the post about certain families and kids getting requested teachers over others. This is the Principals fault for letting certain people control her moves. Amazing how the same kids are in the same classes year after year.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
My kid has gone through Shelton, and it has been great! Parents here have rated the school somewhat negatively based on things that the school has NO control over. They have so many constraints and do an excellent job with all those demands. None of the teachers there do an 8 hour day because they love kids and are workaholics. Curriculum is state mandated and so are the number of instructional minutes, recess time. So, if your kids are well behaved and you do not expect the public school system to homeschool your child individually, then your child will succeed in this school and be in a healthy and accepting environment with very high standards and a great staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
I have 3 kids currently attending and one that has gone on to middle school from Shelton. My experience has been less than satisfactory. The curriculum was insane for the fourth graders last year (including mapping cellular structures, but without any kind of proper instruction or examples which was also in the 6th grade science curriculum at the same time at the middle school). The next worst part is the insane number of fund raisers that the children are pitched on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
Too many Cliques between teachers and parents. You have parents requesting teachers and getting them at the begining of the year. This is very unfair to other children.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
Our daughter attended Kindergarden and first grade here. This school does not support creativity but promotes and rewards conformity only. Unfortunately, our daughter was not challenged by her teachers. One conceded that she had to spend more time dealing with those students who did not learn the basics, that our daughter was quite capable of helping/challenging herself during class time. I felt that I did a majority of the work in keeping my daughter challenged and helping her to enhance her education. The staff seems to operate on the principle of what is in their best interests not the students. Our daughter was picked up at 6:45am for a half hour bus ride to school. She was not the first pick up and would usually be at school 45 minutes before it started. One lunch recess only.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
I have three sons. One who has attended and two who are still attending Shelton. I am also a substitute teacher, therefore, I get an 'inside' view as to how things run. I am very satisfied with Shelton and would not want my children anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
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Floyd L. Shelton Elementary School At Crossroad
1531 Cedarcrest Rd, Dallas, GA  30132
(770) 443-4244
Last modified Floyd L. Shelton Elementary School At Crossroad is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Floyd L. Shelton Elementary School At Crossroad Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top