Students enrolled 861
School leader Gina King

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44 Russom Elem. School Ln.
Dallas, GA 30132

(678) 574-3480
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5 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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March 25, 2014
I drive out of district for Russom. The best school, the best principal and staff. We've moved a lot and my 4th grader has been in 5 different schools, this is the best one of all. They partner with you in your children's educational growth and focus on what's really important, not sweating the small stuff. Great school, I will keep my 2nd grader there through 5th too!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My school is great because we learn so much....I love going to school. Teachers are great !!!! From Lillie Cosmas-Motley-Student

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2012
This is a great school . Lots of cool and fun people to meet . I loved my experience here as a student . The only thing is that there is a handful of teachers who arent caring towards the students and never smile. im sure that will change soon though.

- submitted by a community member
February 16, 2011
Great school (no pun intended), has excellent facilities, positive and caring teachers, supporting administration. I'm very glad I moved to this district. I would like to see more communication online, especially from PTA. Having to rely on children bringing home papers isn't the best way to advertise, especially when their bags are full...

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
this is the best school ever it has great teachers and staff is pretty friendly

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
Our experience with Russom was very disappointing. Some of the staff were not welcoming at all. The administration handled several situations very inappropriately. There are several good staff members at the school, but the ones we had to deal with could use more training. I will go into details at a later time about our experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
The teachers are amazing. They are very caring and helpful. The teachers go out of their way to make sure your child exceeds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
The leadership at Russom had developed the most dedicated teachers I ve ever meet.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It is a caring and supportive learning environment where everyone truly cares about each other and their students. Teachers go above and beyond to make sure that children aren't only successful students, but kind, decent, and respectful contributing members of society.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It is an awesome school. The teachers are very cooperative and helpful in carrying out the needs of my children. I have two that are special needs and they have really adapted and doing very well thanks to the staff at Russom Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2010
My two kids attend Russom, teachers are great, always excellent service, lots of communication between parents and teachers very friendly enviroment and kids are always involved in all kinds of activities. School levels are preatty good 7 out of 10 but of course we parents should not be expecting school to do all the work. Teachers are always very informative and if we parents can be responsables and do a minimum effort for our own kids they'll do great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 28, 2009
This is such a great school. My daughter's 4th grade teacher is the best teacher she's ever had. For example, she maintains a website that keeps everyone informed and is great about providing feedback. Also she really pushes my daughter to do exceptional work. We choiced into this school and I'm so glad we did--We love it.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
I am surprised this web site has the school rating at 7. I believe it should be a 10. My kids love the school, the building is beautiful, and the staff is highly qualified. As a parent I enjoy knowing that my children are in a safe and loving environment. To top it off, the education at this school is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2009
This is my first tine submitting a review to any online forum. However, I was compelled with all the good reviews about Roland Russom Elementrary that I just had to add mine. No, the school is not good. It is excellent. We are immigrants and black family and felt uneasy with our kids being in a at-first-glance 82% white school. No, it's not 'whitey' at all. It actually has a reasonably mixed balance of cultural and racial diversity. The School Principal, Mrs Gina King, is awesome. She doesn't fail to amaze me how she calls our children by their first name effortlessly regardless that she is not their immediate. The kids are given enough homework, parents are heavily involved in their children education, the staff and teachers are polite. When we relocated to another country, our children were depressed. This is one of the best schools around, no doubt.

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May 17, 2009
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April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2009
We have been very pleased with our son's experience at Russom. I appreciate that the teachers he has had have taken the time to ability group the students in some aresas so my son faces new challenges. He has learned so much this year. Regarding the comments about fundraising, the PTA sends home a comprehensive list of all fundraisers/restaurant nights/social events during the first weeks of school and I use this to determine how I want to spread my overall donation budget since you can pick what you want to participate in. I think that the parent involvement is outstanding and you can really tell that there is a culture focused on making the school open to parents. Also, the school has purchased licenses for several online learning/testing sites that you can use at home to enhance the classroom education or just to see somthing presented in another way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2008
My children have been going to Russom since it opened - 5 or 6 years. I am very pleased with the school and the open communication that I have always been able to have with the administration and teachers. I have not once had an issue or question ignored. My children (3) have thrived in that school.

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October 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2008
I have no relatives teaching or working at Russom. But my experience with Russom has been horrible. The staff is completely incapable of providing an comfortable environment for children to learn in or feel safe in. My plan for the future is to move out of Paulding County to get away from that school since my son has two younger brothers who will be stuck in the same misery if we stay there.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
My son is a student at Russom and my wife is a teacher there. This is absolutely the best school in Paulding County. Yes I am biased by association; but their test scores are consistently tops in Paulding County and their specials classes (P.E., Music, Art) are as good as their class room education. Students get an extremely well balanced education from a great staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
I am very pleased with my son studying at Russom E.S. This is a terrific school. The administration is there every day to enhace their students every second. The school is safe for children. Teachers are high qualified and encourage them to improve their skills each day.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2008
We moved to Paulding County last year. My daughter is in third great. This school is excellent. The teachers are great. My daughter is really enjoying the school. My only concern is the lack of planning, this is school is couple of years old and they already have to use trailers for some students.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2007
We just moved to the area this year. I must admit that I was really worried about the lack of diversity. My child is multiraqcial and the school seemed to lack that diversity. The first person I met was Mrs. Linder, one of the assistant principals and she is black. This was a big surprise. It really helped to see a lot of different ethnic groups in the school. The principal and other assistant treated my children so nicely and welcomed them. They have great teachers and the PTA is so active! This school has proven to be a great experience for my children. I understand why they test so well and why it is such a great place. Keep it up, Russom!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2007
Our oldest child attended kindergarten at Russom last year. I was very nervous with the start of the school year. However, all of my fears were laid to rest after the first week. My son loved his first year at Russom and was eager to go to school every day. I am so thankful for the teacher that he had. She has many years of experience and it shows! My son loved the 'specials'. (art, music, PE, media, etc.) I feel that Russom is a wonderful school with great teachers and staff. We are looking forward to 1st grade this year! Also, our twins (who are only 3) ask every day if they can go to their brothers school. Thank you to the staff of Russom. Keep up the great work!

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July 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2007
My son started Kindergarten at Russom 2006-2007 school year. It was a difficult adjustment at first as he was coming from a Montessori program. I met with his teachers, Ms. Teague and Ms. Seagle, prior to school starting and explained that he was coming from a Montessori program. Both ladies worked to help him adjust to the new cirriculum. Any concerns we had were addressed immediately in both classroom and after school program. I was impressed by the devotion the teachers and staff showed the students. My son brought home some of the niftiest art projects and gifts! The only blemish on an otherwise stellar year was the frequency of fund-raisers. It seemed like he was bringing home something to sell or solicit donations for every other week. It got to be rather exasperating by the end of the year!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I hate this school! My husband and I did a lot of research before purchasing our new home. Russom scored at the top of the list for the state testing, so we decided to purchase in that school district. Boy if only we had known how awful the school is. Also, the teachers do not do a good job of helping the students fit in!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
Russom has a special needs pre-k, but with no special needs afterschool program. The speech, physical and occupational therapists are great, but provide no ABA.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
Russom is a top-notch school. They are very committed to the students and strive to make the school one of the top in the county. I feel very fortunate that my child is able to attend Russom. The parental involvement is wonderful - on any given day you see parents all over the school; helping in the classrooms, volunteering with the PTA, working in the media center. The staff is very welcoming and I have been very happy with the outgoing and current administrators. We love Russom and wouldn't think of going anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2006
This school is the most awesome school! I have two children who attend there and I would have them nowhere else! The former principal was the best...so good that he is now at the county office. The new principal will be wonderful also. The academic programs are challenging, the specials (art, PE, computer, music) teachers and programs are great, and the PTA is the best I have ever seen. The parents are supportive, active, and involved. The teachers are caring, friendly, welcoming, and enthusiastic. They truly want the best for their students. My children love going to school!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2006
I thinks they have some great academic proggrams- saxon phonics, writer's workshop have really help my child develop. We have both programs. The music program has a choir. The art teacher is awesome! I can't believe the things she can get my son to create. The paremts are very supportive. The PTA raised a lot of money through family nights and fundraisers. They do some great teacher, student programs. The school has also purchased some great things for the school with the money. We have been very happy with the whole school experience

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
I have 3 children going to this school & the fund raisers are tooo much. Children should go to school and learn, not having parties for EVERY holiday. Time spent on preparing for the Q&U wedding is a total waste of time & money! I believe that parents would be more willing to help with school supplies rather than event after event. Parents are too busy to help & room moms end up spending too much of their own money to help with all of these events! The student ratio for my children is 22 to 31 per class. The 4th grade teacher was GREAT but, cannot say the same for one of the kindergarten teachers. There will be a new principal this year so I cannot comment on what the next year will be like. It's a new school and could use more organization.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
My daughter attended this school for all of 2nd & part of 3rd grade. The school operates on a principal of favoritism for students whose parents provide lots of volunteer time at the school. We removed our daughter due to the inability of the school to challenge her and her recognizing that there was extreme favoritism going on for certain students within the school. Thankfully, this school will have a new principal next year, and hopefully, she will set a better example and be willing to work with the parents for the benefit of the students. My daughter has excelled at the new school that we put here in and has regained her joy of learning.

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March 17, 2006
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Roland W. Russom Elementary School
44 Russom Elem. School Ln., Dallas, GA  30132
(678) 574-3480
Last modified Roland W. Russom Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roland W. Russom Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top