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PK-5
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Doraville, GA
Students enrolled: 644
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2914 Evans Woods Dr
Doraville, GA 30340

(678) 874-2702
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September 11, 2013
They are becoming a Magnet, Language immersion, STEM-certified school. Principal is forward-thinking and improving the performance of the school. Parental involvement is strong. Strong PTA. Redistricting changing the demographics and dynamics of the school. Probably the best elementary school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
In 2005 my family made the conscious decision to purchase a house here so that my children could attend Evansdale Elementary. This school has so many wonderful things to offer. The teachers are great across the board with very few exceptions. Administration does an amazing job working within the constraints of the county's dysfunctional school board. A strong fundraising arm (the Foundation), active parent base (PTA) help bring it all together especially in recent years where we've faced budget cuts, population shifts, redistricting and more. Test scores do not tell the full story of this school especially as current #'s are not up to date. New and innovative programs (STEM, French immersion) along with a great feeder pattern to Lakeside HS make this a really attractive choice for anyone looking to live and send their children to school in DeKalb county.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
There is no argument that Georgia, and in particular DeKalb county, education is plummeting because of mismanagement issues. Evansdale is an exception. Redistricting brought in hordes of ESOL students. School management, teachers, PTA, and parents did a fantastic job of transitioning. Still a great place because of great teacher retention and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Evansdale Elementary is fantastic. It is a Magnet School and a STEM school. They have a great science program. The teachers and staff are excellent. Parent involvement is high. It is a great school in a wonderful community. They are starting bilingual classes with French Immersion for K in 2013. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Great local elementary school with great parental involvement. School doesn't follow the trends of local Atlanta/Dekalb schools of poor management and declining education. School is top notch with great teachers and great results. STEM and science programs are very well handled as is the language immersion components

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
We have two children in Evansdale and couldn't be happier with the quality of education and the community. It's cliche, but a strong education for our children takes a village and we are grateful for the village of Evansdale. Parents are involved, teachers work hard and we have strong and consistent leadership with Dr. McGuire. The school offers many programs and opportunities for the children and has done a lot of work to advance the STEM curriculum, foreign language and physical fitness as well as other programs that I'm sure I'm forgetting. The school has so much to offer - you just need to take advantage of it!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
This is such a wonderful neighborhood school. The staff and administration are very receptive and the teachers are wonderful. There is a very active PTA and Foundation. Evansdale has applied for STEM certification and has a new Kindergarten French Immersion program. We are very happy our children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Evansdale has been a wonderful school for my children. The teachers are engaged and constantly working to improve themselves for the educational benefit of the children. The administration is supportive and striving to increase the educational reach of the school. There have been some wonderful changes over the past year with the movement to becoming a Science & Foreign Language Magnet School (formerly a program), the addition of a state-funded French Immersion Program, and the efforts towards STEM certification.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
2 of my kids went to Evansdale k-5 and I have another who's starting Kindergarten this fall. I loved it when my kids went there and I'm looking forward to being an Evansdale mom again. It's such a great neighborhood school. It's so simple to just run in and meet with a teacher for a conference when you need to. One of my daughters needed some extra help reading and they took care of it. The teachers are wonderful and the PTA is outstanding,

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
Evansdale is a great school with great parental involvement. The community embraces the school. We love living in such a great community

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
I just love this school! I am new to Atlanta and thus new to the school systems here in the Metro area. Upon moving here I was concerned about the education my children would receive here in Atlanta. At the first school they attended the teachers were nice but overwhelmed and the principle was out to lunch. Evansdale is different the teachers go the extra mile supervising afterschool programs and offering enrichment. We haev been the most impressed with the principle he is outstanding. He is always involved, at night I have even seen him mopping the floors! He always give 100%. The PTA and Foundation are amazing. I love that the school expects that parents and the community want to be involved at the school. My children are thriving, challenged academically and are doing well socially. When we moved 6 months ago Evansdale was rated a 10, now it is a 6. In my opinion the school has just gotten better. The school has been names a Magnet School, they are getting STEM certified and will be a Dual Immersion school for French. The school's test school are great, too. I don't know what the deal is but the school is just getting better and better. Evansdale is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
Certainly not going to mention names, but the current administration (Principal and AP) are part of the reason this school is in trouble. They aren't involved in the school at all, unless you count their kowtowing to helicoptering parents as involved. Teachers in crowded classrooms have to deal with the latest great idea from the administration. And do they even know the kids' names? I guess if one of them was off the cell phone enough he might learn those names. The county is partly to blame as well. Inundating this school with hundreds of kids from an underperforming school certainly did not set it up for success. However, again back to the administration - perhaps they could have done a little more to prepare for this influx. Overall, I hope that the great teachers who have made this school hang around, but I fear that it's on the downward slide to the status of Pleasantdale. Would I send my child here? My child goes there, but at the end of this year will no longer. Hope that answers your question.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
First, let me lay out my biases. I think that the public educational system in Georgia is awful. In Dekalb County (as well as other areas of the Atlanta Metro Region), there has been corruption in the administration and allegations of continued corruption. The public schools also need more resources, and the current Dekalb County administration has the brilliant (sarcasm) idea that packing more kids into school buildings (shooting for 900 kids per elementary school) is going to help our kids. So why would I send my children to Evansdale? Evansdale is a light in the darkness. The principal and teachers overall are wonderful. Because Dekalb schools do not have the needed resources to provide quality education on their own, parents are needed to fill in the deficiencies. Fortunately at Evansdale, this system is working. Educational studies have shown that some parental involvement improves learning; groundskeeping, photocopying, and other scut work probably aren't essential forms of parental involvement, but they allow the teachers to focus on their work. See you soon.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
This is a wonderful school. Still has that neighborhood-school feel. Parental involvement is off the charts. Do you want your child to go to a great school? Make it great. Get involved and get others involved!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2010
This is a great school! There are many experienced, smart, and caring teachers on the staff. The Discovery and science programs are expecially good.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
This is my child's third year at Evansdale. He started at Evansdale in the lottery-funded pre-k class. I've been very pleased with all three years of his education there, and am looking forward to the next four years, too. The principal and the teachers are very caring and give their all for our kids. The parent involvement is extremely high, and the math and reading scores are as high (and in cases higher) than those at other highly-rated schools like Oak Grove. I have never regretted moving here for this school, and recommend the school to friends all the time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
I true community school that reflects the wonderful diversity in our area and the passion that the children, parents, teachers and faculty deliver everyday. We love being a part of this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Evansdale is an outstanding public school with excellent educators, a dedicated parent community and a high achieving student body. The PTA and newly formed Evansdale Education Foundation work collaboratively to help Evansdale realize its full potential. Evansdale has been recognized mutliple times as a Shool of Excellence and has a longstanding heritage of educational excellence!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Small and a devoted faculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Evansdale is in a great community and has a wonderful staff. There is a high level of parental involvement and this helps to make it great!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Our children have had a great experience at Evansdale. The class sizes are small and the staff has been great. The biggest attribute that this school has going for it is community involvement. The parents have pitched in whenever possible to make this little school a big success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Evansdale is an awesome school! The school community is wonderful. Try NOT to get involved...I dare you! You'll feel like the odd one out. Everyone pitches in to help. The kids are kind, smart and interesting. We have a fabulous new principal who works so hard to make the school great. We also have a wonderful science and foreign language program. While the test scores are great, I don't really care. My child is attending a school where he is loved, nurtured and challenged to be his best. That's all I need.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
I have had two children attend Evansdale. My review is mixed. If you have a child who is average to gifted, he or she will do well here. However, if your child has challenges, I found it less supportive and at times, a very negative experience. I will say that the current principal and school counselor are taking steps to correct that, but there are a few close-minded teachers to avoid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
Because they are so kind and loving to the children. Because the children learn so very much and have such fun doing it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2009
This school is great!! My daughter is really loving her. The teachers in normal programs and after school programs all are nice and knowledgeable. All teachers, students and parents are very friendly. I would give 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
I have been an Evansdale parent for 5 years. My daughter just graduated from there. The school is great. Mr.D'ambra is retiring and will be missed and I am wondering who the new principal will be. The discovery teacher, Mrs. Rios is great. One of the other teachers needs to go, and that is one out of a staff of 26-32. Students are challenged, and have fun at the same time. Ms.Cook is also a great teacher I hear. This school is just excellent. It's too bad I have to get away from it. :(

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April 11, 2009
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March 31, 2009
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February 20, 2009
I have been an Evansdale parent for 6 years now. My son graduated last year and I have 3 others that still attend. The school is a success because of Mr. D'Ambra (principal), quality teachers and the PTA. The number of parents involved in the daily life of the school is amazing. Parents enjoy the school as much as the students! Students are nurtured, challenged and encouraged to do their best and soar like an Eagle.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
My child has been here since fifth grade and now is in college. She said that the teachers are great here but the down side is that her teachers from years ago are retiring and her little sister won't be able to meet them anymore. This school is wonderful. My other child has been here since Pre-K and is present there now. She says that some teachers can be nice and some can be mean but if they are mean it's because they care about us more and want us to have more disipline. Although time is moving on this school is still the best in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2008
Evansdale is a wonderful school my child has been there since first grade . we love this school . The principal Mr D'ambre is an amazing principal . Most of the teachers are wonderful and work with your child through every difficulty the child has on a one on one basis . A couple teachers need to go but I think it is not likely that they will be fired any time soon. The parents are very involved . I think it is a wonderful school. Down side is that it has too many kids from apartments and from other parts of the county.

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October 06, 2007
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September 28, 2007
I think Evansdale is a excellent school. My child is in Kindergarden Magnet program and it's just our first year at Evansdale, but so far my expectations are more that exceeded by the school's participation, involvement, and educational quality!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2006
Evansdale is a wonderful school my child has been there since kindergarten . we love this school . the principal in the past Ms Sam and the present principal Mr D'ambre are the most wonderful people . the teachers are wonderful and work with your child through every difficulty the child has on a one on one basis . they are never tired to help . The school councelor is always there to help to . my child loves the school and is sad she will be leaving in a year for middle school . parents are very involved . i think it is a wonderful school .

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2005
Evansdale is a great school with a very supporting and involved parent community. The student body participates in many worthy fundraising and awareness-raising opportinities. My three kids are attending the school and I will be sad to see them move out of it.

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September 02, 2004
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Evansdale Elementary School
2914 Evans Woods Dr, Doraville, GA  30340
(678) 874-2702
Last modified Evansdale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Evansdale Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top