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6550 Alexander Pkwy
Douglasville, GA 30135

(770) 651-3200
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May 25, 2013
BAES has been a wonderful school for our son. Program Challenge, ScienceFair, Science Olympiads, Patriot Ambassador, Roadrunners, Chorus, Reading Bowl, Spelling bees, Money Market, Wax Museum, News Crew and many more programs for children to excel. The CRCT scores show the hard work the teachers and students put throughout the year. The Principal, teachers and staff really care about the children. It has been a great experience.

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August 20, 2012
The front office personnel is extremely rude. Again this year, I've been over looked and someone else was assisted help although I was there first. I had the same issue last year and just assumed perhaps it was just an oversight. No, I can honestly say for whatever reason, perhaps skin color is the reason why I've noticed a huge personality difference between certain parents etc. The personality I've experienced is cold and rude, but with others they are extremely friendly. I'm always walking in with a smile and a friendly hello or good morning and yup, I received the same response every time. 3x's so far this year she has looked at me directly at me and then proceeded to ignore me and assist someone else. There are many people available in the job market, perhaps they can find someone who does not discriminate.

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May 20, 2012
My son has been there since Kindergarten and now in 4th grade. The teachers are NICE, however; my son is lacking on ALL subjects, I am very disappointed in this school. seems the kids are not allowed to talk to one another EXCEPT recess?? Social skills people!! We are headed to the 5th grade and don't know our muliplication tables, money exchange and to my knowledge we haven't even studied the State Capitals !!! Like I said if you want your child to be loved only...this is the school for you, if you want your child to learn SOMETHING, look elsewhere!

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November 22, 2011
I have 2 childrn at Bill Arp and I love the school. Teachers, front office, prinicpals, and staff have been so caring and helpful. They go above and beyond when it comes to the students in their school. My children have been so happy here and have loved all of their teachers. ' GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!!!

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May 18, 2010
The staff in the office are rude and condensending. No sort of customer service or friendly greeting when you walk through the door. My daughter's 3rd grade teacher is lazy. For almost the entire month of May, she has had only 1 homework assignment! Communication with this teacher is lacking. Figuring out when assignments are due or materials needed is another issue. I am all for Teachers being evaluated based on the students' performance and in this teacher's case, she will fail miserably! The curriculm is not challenging, just a ho-hum, thrown together lesson plan. They need to step up their game. Just because many of the students are underpriviledged, doesn't mean they should get a 2nd class education.

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April 26, 2010
A large school with a small school feel. Kids are the most important thing at Bill Arp.

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August 08, 2009
We were new to the school last year and we very pleased with the entire school. Our children loved their teachers. We attended field day and every had a great time. It is a school for the entire family

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April 26, 2009
This school is interested in more than test scores. They care about my children.

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October 03, 2008
My son has been at Bill Arp now for 4 years and has thrived there. His Kindergarten teacher noticed his advanced aptitude and recommended him for Program Challenge. With the social skill issues he has, I've been in constant contact with all of his teachers and vice-principals and I have been so pleased with the level of professionalism and communication I have received from ALL of them. Most recently, I had an opportunity to work closely with Mr Pennington and my son on an issue and I have the utmost respect for his ability to lead this school in a positive way!

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September 24, 2008
Great experiences always come when your child has a great teacher. I have two children that attend Bill Arp and both have great teachers this year. In years past my son had a teacher that was satisfactory. Overall I think it is a very good school, and thankfully this year both of my children have the chance to learn from awesome teachers.

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July 19, 2008
Fabulous school, great teachers, great principals...my child came from a private school and this school is just as good!!

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May 31, 2008
My daughter attend Bill Arp in their Special Needs Program for Autism. I have been so pleased with her progress that my husband and I purchased a new house in that school district so my younger daughter could also attend the school.

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January 16, 2008
All three of my girls attend Bill Arp. It is a wonderful school that has challenged my girls. They love their teachers. Mrs. Pritchard and Mr. Pennington go out of their way to be helpful.

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January 08, 2008
My daughter is a student at Bill Arp Elementary. Everyone makes me feel welcome and I feel that I am able to contribute to my daughter's education. The teachers and administration go out of their way to make it the best school around.

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September 02, 2007
The classroom teachers at this school are excellent and have been well loved by both of my boys. However, those who monitor children in the lunchroom are harsh and seem to enjoy standing over the children.

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August 24, 2007
My son has had an excellent experience at Bill Arp. We could not ask for a better school.

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August 10, 2007
The leadership is lacking. In fact, they are sometimes rude to parents. Scores are slightly lower than in past. There needs to be a change in leadership to keep this school on track. Or at least a change in mentality.

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May 08, 2007
We just moved here a few months ago. So far Im not to empressed with the school. Im hoping its just the teacher, and next year will be better. Communication is a big factor. I can never get ahold of any one or get them to return calls.

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Bill Arp Elementary School
6550 Alexander Pkwy, Douglasville, GA  30135
(770) 651-3200
Last modified Bill Arp Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bill Arp Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top