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School leader Greg Wiseman

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510 Avery St
Decatur, GA 30030

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(404) 370-4490
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5 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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August 13, 2013
As a parent of 1 child here and another one who went here, I have found that the teachers are very warm and caring for the students. We moved into the Winnona park neighborhood specifically to have our children go to this school and are very pleased we did. My only concern is that the Decatur city schools enrollment is growing so fast that the class sizes are getting to the point where expansion is necessary. Obviously the word is out that this is a great nurturing school.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
My kids came from a private school, and the education is as good or better than they received there. The school asks for a lot of parental involvement, and that participation helps to build a strong community spirit and sense of participation. The kids have a lot of projects that they are expected to take charge of and complete themselves, but very little busy work. They are active and engaged in their own education.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2013
My children attended Winnona Park Elementary and went on to great success in high school and college. They attended the prestigious Duke TIP program and scored high on their SATs. I attribute much of it to their early education at Winnona Park. Teachers are, bar none, the best there are.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2013
I have two children at this school, both receiving special education and I have been very pleased with the services they have received. Principal really listens to parents and teachers go above and beyond. True group of smart professionals. They should be paid more!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2012
We have had two boys at Winnona Park. From the principal on down the school is run very well. The teachers LOVE being at this school. It says something to me when there are over 300 applications for 1 job. I consider living in Decatur, and having sent my boys to WP as a great honor, and am so happy that we sent our boys to Winnona Park.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
As a current homeowner in Winnona Park, I highly recommend the school. We have 2 children in the school right now and have been very pleased with our children's development, the strength of the teaching and the high level of involvement from parents. We feel very fortunate to have our children at WPES.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
I agree. As a former Winnona Park homeowner ,2003-2008, mother of three, and currently a middle school teacher in Dekalb County, I can wholeheartedly Not Recommend Winnona, Glenwood, or Renfroe due to my children's experiences while attending those schools. There is a vast divide between reality and the perception of the City of Decatur School System. After two frustrating years of numerous cases of incompetence, I moved my children to Fernbank. They excelled at Fernbank and are now enjoying Druid Hills. The Public Relations Team in Decatur City does a exceptional job in promoting their lackluster schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
The receptionist, contrary to the positive messages posted on the wall behind her, was unhelpful and uncommunicative. Spoke briefly with the principal. I came away with no impression of him. I have since sent an e-mail to the principal, called twice and have gotten no response. We were thinking of moving into this school district. We are not so sure now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
I love their community spirit and their commitment to incorporating growing and cooking fresh, healthy food into the core curriculum.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
It is a wonderful school with a diverse body of high-achieving students and excellent staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 23, 2010
Went into this school super excited. But are now looking at our other options. This school is fine, but that doesn't cut it. There is a considerable lack of communication from the the principal and teachers (at least when you ask for help for your child). Expeditionary learning would be a nice idea if they actually followed through and engaged in anything.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
The teachers and principal and students give this school a very warm and welcoming spirit. I particularly love community circle. Expeditionary Learning is a perfect fit for Decatur. My child loves to go to school every day!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
We love this school! My child is now in third grade and has had excellent, creative teachers every year. The extracurricular opportunities are plentiful, and the principal is committed and fair.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
Great school, great staff, great neighborhood. I believe that there isn't a better elementary school environment in the nation than Winnona Park.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
Love this school, the principal and its teachers. Very nurturing environment, enhanced by an active PTA. We feel so lucky to be part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2006
The culture has changed a lot over the years. We are not as happy with this school as we once were. Parent involvement and even achievement have suffered a bit recently. Still a good little school in a nice neighborhood though.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
I met a whole lot of great friends and the teachers were wonderful. they taught me most of the stuff I know to day.

- submitted by a former student
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Winnona Park Elementary School
510 Avery St, Decatur, GA  30030
(404) 370-4490
Last modified Winnona Park Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Winnona Park Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top