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3574 Oakvale Rd
Decatur, GA 30034

(678) 875-1302
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July 26, 2015
I had the opportunity of allowing 2 of my children attend this school for about 4 months last year. I would not let them return. My 5th grade child had a horrible time. She complained about her teacher daily. To the point where I showed up to the school and watched from the door and I witnessed what she was speaking of. My personal opinion is this..... If you wouldn't speak to a child like that in front of their parent then don't do it when we are absent. Respect is due to a dog. It was just overkill. I even made contact with the teacher via email and as a new parent the tone was all wrong. I felt like I was being repremanded. I kept the emails to show the principal. I felt like planning was poor and things were unorganized and rushed. Now my experience with my childs 1st grade teacher was the exact opposite. She was wonderful. She was organized and on point. The only thing that upset me was on 2 occasions she was bullied and I feel like nothing was done on one of the occassions which I raised the issue with administration. I want to Thank Ms. Stone for being so organized. Just for her diligence I raise my rating to a 2 star. On another note I think it is important that administration enforce dress code for the faculty. Some teachers look like they were trying to pick up men. To the point where you watch the male faculty stare at the women faculty behinds. Lets be professional and focus on the children.

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May 05, 2015
This school talks the talk, but when it comes down to backing it up, they are absent. Too many teachers have dismissive attitudes towards many of the students and the parents. There are good teachers at the school, but they are not the norm. Parental involvement is abysmal. Parents have to be bribed with pizza parties to attend PTA meetings and even those are setup as dance parties or some other non-academic gathering. I have interacted with several of the children at this school, and for the most part they want to do great things, but they are being taught by men and women who believe otherwise.

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March 17, 2015
This scho is horrible! The principal is nice and tries to be reasonable when they have issues with your child. The assistant principal is ridiculous. The assistant principal Mrs.Ward and some of the teachers treat the kids like they do not matter and they are only there for their check and they do not care about the kids future. I would not recommend this school to anyone!!!

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December 29, 2014
I am really impressed with the direction in which the school is going. They have applied for S.T.E.M. certification, they have a robotics team, and have been awarded a National Honor for Beta Club. The principal is very personable, greeting children everyday on the curb, sunshine or rain. He truly cares for children, and is doing an excellent job.

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November 14, 2013
My children have been attending this school since 2011. At first I did not care for the school much, the quality of the educations was poor. Since the school changed the principal, I have noticed a change in my children's attitude about school, they don't complain much anymore. In addition, their grades have improved. The school also have more activities now. There is still much improvement needed; however, the school is much better.

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April 25, 2013
My son attends this school and I can see both sides of the coin. I am working with the new Principal to help improve the learning of the students so they can acheive. I need all parents and any other volunteers that are concerned about our youth to get in contact with Principal Mallory so we can all work as a team to reach our goals for the students. We can make Oak View one of the best schools however, it is going to take all hands on deck. Are you all talk and no action? Mr. Quitman

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September 19, 2011
This school looks very nice from the outside, but DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILD/REN!!!!! The office personnel, I would give 4 stars, they are very nice down to earth people. Some of the teachers however, yell, cut children down, are very unorganized, and could really careless about the children. It's a paycheck to them, period. One teacher in particular, scared my child so bad, she cried everyday we dropped her off. They say they LOVE parent volunteering, but the teachers don't even want you to communicate via agenda. So you know they don't want you in their classrooms helping out. Overall, it was a terrible experience for our family. I wouldn't want anyone to go through what we went through.

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March 13, 2009
The school is very organized and the teachers and staff take pride in instructing the students.

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November 12, 2008
School is well organized and students are very well behaved. There is a lot of student - teacher positive involvement. Great learning environment!

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October 08, 2008
The teachers are good, but the enviornment of the kids is not the best.

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May 27, 2008
My children attend this school after it was built and the students were very unruly. My daughters teacher had no control over her students and suggested I put them in another school. Thank God for theme schools. I tried to have audience with the principal about the problems and they were never available. I know parents work, but parents also have vacation days or time off. They could take the time out of their schedules and help the teachers with anything. Kids love to see their parents involved at the school. When parents don't take the time, they can't fault the teacher if their child is not doing well. I made sure my presence was known. Parents should not just show up for parent/teacher conference. Get involved and find out what your child is doing in class.

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August 08, 2007
This is a school that has not reached its maximum potential. When the Oakview parents become more involved with their children s education this school will succeed. My son attended Oakview for one year, two weeks into the school year I wanted to sell my house and move. The teachers and staff all met and some far exceeded my expectations. The lack of parent involvement is what's causing this school to fail. Something as simple as not following the school uniform policy teaches our children that they don't have to follow rules in life. I am sad to see Oakview rate 1 out of 10 but not surprised glad to have moved on.

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January 11, 2007
I feel overall this is a fairly decent school. We as parents are never going to be completely satisfied because there could always be more that can be done to help educate our children. Thru my experiences with this school, i am impressed with the discovery program teacher. I find this to be a great alternative to magnet schools and my son is challenged in this program and he loves it. Keep up the great work ms.Jefferson!

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September 19, 2006
I am impressed with my son's teacher(s) and I believe the homework assignments and amount sent home is great since he is in kindergarten. I think it is important to enforce the dress code, this would be one less disruption for all the students. I like the idea of the Thursday package being that I am well informed of the activities taking place in the class room, so that we can work on those same activities at home. I would like for the kindergarten class to spend more time in the library. I have informed my sons' teacher about my willingness to volunteer and I have not heard anything from her letting me know when I could.

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August 09, 2006
The Principal is not involved as she should be. Which leads to limited resources and support for the teachers. Most of parents are not assisting their children with their homework and also not complying with the school dress for success code.

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Oakview Elementary School
3574 Oakvale Rd, Decatur, GA  30034
(678) 875-1302
Last modified Oakview Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oakview Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top