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9999 Parkway S
Douglasville, GA 30135

(770) 651-3000
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4 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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May 16, 2014
This year was our first year at ASES. My son has enjoyed it. I have helped in the classroom and the front desk staff is so nice. They know my son and by younger daughter (She is in preschool) by name. The lunchroom choices are healthy and balanced. I appreciate the fact that I do not have to worry about what they are eating. One of the cafeteria staff walks around on Fridays and if your child eats all of their food then they get a sticker. The PE coach is nice and plans fun things for the kids throughout the year. The teachers update is with information weekly and keep us up to date on discipline daily. I really feel like the staff cares so much and I am looking forward to the years to come at ASES.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Arbor Station is an academically strong school whose teachers are dedicated to the success of all ASES students. My daughter has been attending ASES for 2 years and never complains. The teachers are friendly and very communicative when updating parents on academic or behavioral affairs.I love that! I love that my daughter's academic and social needs are met and that my parental needs are also met. Thank you Arbor Station!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
I've had my kids at Arbor Station for 2 years now, and I'm sad to say we are moving again and have to switch schools. I LOVE this school as well as the teachers. Everyone is very involved, our teachers are awesome and seem to always go above and beyond what they are "paid" to do. Love, love, love this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
My daughter started 3rd grade at ASES this year and I am thrilled! She is happy and excited to go to school, her teacher is outstanding and really challenges her. The teachers are superdedicated, the parents I have met are all very involved in the success of the school. I know my child is getting a great education and my other young children will be attending Arbor Station as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
I AM A GRANDPARENT AND AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE EDUCATION AND CARE MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE RECEIVING AT ARBOR STATION.THE OLDEST LEFT ASES TO GO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WAS WELL PREPARED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL. THREE MORE GRANDSONS ARE STILL ATTENDING THIS SCHOO. THEY LOVE SCHOOL AND THE STAFF WORKS WITH THE PARENTS. I GIVE THIS SCHOOL FIVE STARS.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2011
I'm amazed at the reviews saying parents aren't welcome here. My 2 older children attended Arbor Station for 4th & 5th grades and my 2 youngest started here in kindergarten and now in the 4th & 5th grades. In our experience this is a dream school! Every teacher has always been extremely grateful for any help offered. And I love how involved the whole school staff is with the kids. The teachers seem to know all the kids, not just the ones in their class or grade. By the time my daughter reached 5th grade she had known her teacher for years & wasn't nervous at all. I know for me & my family we could never find a school as wonderful as this one. Dana Richards

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
We have a fifth and first grader that attend ASES. Arbor Station is such a great school! The teachers are wonderful....very caring! The parents are very involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
I've never seen a school with such leadership and love and support for the children involved!! It goes WAY beyond a "job" for the staff at Arbor Station.....it is a PASSION to see these students succeed!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I have three children at ASES and this is our 6th year at the school. We love it! All of my children want to go to school and look forward to seeing their teachers and friends. There is great parent involvement and the teachers and staff are awesome! Our principal ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 06, 2009
ASES has the best team of teachers out there. On a daily basis you can see the progress the kids are making and they look forward to going to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
My twins are always excited to go to school they absolutely love their teachers (homeroom and electives). Both their homeroom teachers take time to communicate either via notes, email or phone which creates an optimal 'parent-teacher' relationship. We can identify issues before they become problems and work on strategies to maximize the educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Both my daughter and my son wake up every morning excited to go to school!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2009
They are very involved! They stay in touch with all the parents and go to great lengths to build school spirit!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
I love Arbor Station because everyone cares about what is best for children and their learning. Our daily motto 'Be good---Do what your teacher says--- and learn something new!' What is better than that????

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 28, 2009
My child has had awesome teachers and the staff is very helpful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2009
I love Arbor Station Elementary. The staff is pleasant and professional. They have the kids best interest at heart. Although the schools test scores are lower than I would like, I believe that education is the job of the school and parent. Great Job Arbor Station!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 05, 2009
Re comment 2/28/09, your stating about treated differently & your child if you complain seems to be widely practiced in the Douglas County School System. My daughter is at Eastside & same thing, principal is horrible, bad attitude, supports teachers & dismisses parents, school board refuses to address issues, school overcrowded. One parent said get involved don't sulk & complain on a post, this is the purpose of this site, to inform other parents of actual experiences. These are children & parents aren't always there to protect them, our tax dollars pay for this and kids are affected often negatively. Parents don't have a voice because school board supports the schools, not the parents. I'm looking for an alternative to move my child, but I'm disheartened about what I've seen & dont' think the public school system is going to work at all yet they will keep my tax dollars

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
Our daughter is now in her second year at ASES. We were hesitant to try public schools but have been very pleased with this school and its administration. It's very well organized, the administration and staff are very professional/approachable and the parents are involved and friendly. My daughter's current teacher is outstanding. I can't imagine finding another teacher we would be more pleased with!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
I am involved in the PTSO, so am up at the school frequently. I am very happy with the staff at the school. My children excel and are both in the gifted program without any prompting from me. My children are happy and are doing well, which is an indicator of who good the school does. Most of our parents are involved and help out. The best way to improve schools are to be involved, not complain on a website and sulk!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
After 5 years as an ASES parent, I can tell you that all of the teachers are highly qualified and most of them are putting in countless hours to do the best that they can for our children each day. The administrators do an amazing job and are very approachable! I am up at the school often and have never noticed any signs of favoritism. The administration, teachers, staff, and PTSO give ample opportunities for parents to have a voice. However, having a voice doesn't always mean that you get your way (Example: Presidential Elections). There are various fundraisers throughout the year, but you can pick and choose what you want to participate in (or not participate at all). There are many things that the county/state does not pay for. The money that is raised goes directly to paying for supplies, activities, and events for the students/teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2009
My child attended ASES for five years. Majority of the teachers were great but some were terrible. The leadership is terrible also. There is so much favoritism at this school. The teacher kids receive special treatment at this school. The principle has put her needs before the children needs many times with promoting staff without have qualified replacements. I strongly believe that the grading system was changed this year because of the lack of some of the teachers ability to teach the children sufficiently. There have been many children that grades have suffered related to the unqualified staff but instead of fixing the problem they changed the grading system thinking parents would not recognize the difference. Please do not complain because the leadership is so unprofessional they treat you different and also your children different. Money from parents is all they want. Parents have no voice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
Administration is more interested in keeping children on grade level than allowing them to excell. All you hear about it the CRCT all year long.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 24, 2008
My children have attended this school for two years and i have never had a problem.The principal is the best that i have ever seen she takes my girls as if they were her very on.This year my yongest one started kindergarden and this is the first the first time i have been able to just drop her and with out her crying for me last year she went to the roof and i had to take her in and she did not wont to leave me.This year she told that she was going to be taken care of she has gotten close to miss joe and has to give her a hug every time i come in to pick her up.I would not trade this school for anyother school around.

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June 16, 2008
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May 07, 2008
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April 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2008
I have been very pleased with my daughters 5 year education at Arbor Station Elementary. Their PE and Road Runner Program set them miles apart from other schools in the area. Great School and Great Staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
My husband and I are very pleased with ASES! My son is in his 4th year and loves it! He never wants to miss a single day! There are lots of parent volunteers and we love the teachers/staff! The P.E./Roadrunner program is phenomenal! The current office staff is very welcoming. In the past there wasn't a good system in place for utilizing volunteers. ASES has a new system in place now that is working very well. All GA public schools have pressures/limitations related to the CRCT. As a rule, the ASES kids are very well-behaved. We can afford private school, but look forward to 7 more years at ASES, as our younger child will be enrolling in 2008!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
Douglas County is one of fastest growing counties in the Atlanta Metro Area; hence, Arbor Station Elementary has been experiencing some growing pains. Had I written this review last year when my Daughter first entered kindergarten the review would have been lack luster. We stuck with it and I am certainly impressed with the teachers (particularly Mrs. Dotson K5), the academic programs and physical education programs. This school has made a quantum leap in a years times and I am proud to say that my kid attends what may soon be ranked as the best elementary school not only in the county but the entire Atlanta area.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
Teachers expect a great deal from parents and hold their position as delegators more than teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 17, 2007
My daughter has been addtending ASES for two years. She loves school. Great parent/teacher involvement there.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
I love this school. My daughter went to Kindergarten this year. There is a very diverse community, the teachers and staff were always very friendly and welcoming. The parents at this school are very involved. They had to have PTSO meetings in the Gymnasium (where it was standing room only). We volunteered for a few activities and found the whole community to be engaging and positive.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2006
My son fell through the cracks at Arbor Station. The staff was unfriendly and parents were not welcome there. I had no say in the education of my child. All you ever hear is how the parents are not involved but at Arbor Station they didn't want you involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2006
I never felt welcomed to visit the school to be an active participant in my children's education. My husband and I both felt like the only thing being taught was the CRCT. My children came home crying everyday and came up with all kinds of excuses not to go to school. Needless to say, we pulled our children out of Arbor Station to homeschool.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
I moved here from another state and I actually chose this school because of the test scores. I will never judge a school by test scores again. Where we are from the schools are funded by a per student basis. This encourages the teachers and staff to work with the students and encourage them to stay in school. My children were miserable and only lasted 3 weeks in this school. I also agree that they acted like parents were not welcome.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Arbor Station is a terrifc school. I went there 3rd-5th grade. I'm now in high school and can still remember the great teachers and experiences I had there. The P.E. department is amazing. They organize so many things for the kids. The people there really care.And it shows.

- submitted by a former student
August 05, 2005
Arbor station is a terrific school. I am very impressed with the level of skill the teachers have and the entire environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
June 21, 2004
I agree, the main concern seems to be in gearing kids for the CRCT. They lose government funding if they don't pass the tests. They get funding for each kid in EIP. My daughter's EIP class had 15 students. That is ridiculous. The teachers (not all, but most) don't seem to be very friendly or approchable. In the office, when I would go in there, no one hardly ever smiled or even acknowledged me, and in the lunchroom someone is always screaming at the kids to be quiet. It is in the middle of summer and we still haven't even received the results form the CRCT tests! If I had the money, my kids would be in a private school. At Arbor Station they seemed to be lost in the shuffle. Cuss words are on my kids bus and written on the walls in the bathroom. No one cares!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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Arbor Station Elementary School
9999 Parkway S, Douglasville, GA  30135
(770) 651-3000
Last modified Arbor Station Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arbor Station Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top