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PK-5
Public district
Dunwoody, GA
Students enrolled: 646
 

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5435 Roberts Dr
Dunwoody, GA 30338

(678) 874-8102
(678) 874-8110
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August 20, 2015
Think twice before u select this school for your child. staff is very rude and impolite. They welcome according to race only. So If you are not an American Think twice before choose this school. Your kids will be welcome and get more chances if you are able to donate fundraisers, and more money, it doesn't matter if child is talented, only thing that Austin needs is your money. My child's homeroom teacher was so rude from the very beginning and wasn't even a little bit helpful. She was always discouraging my child by yelling at my child in front of the class. But for a American child who came after my child teacher was so kind and helpful. This is the most bad school I ever experienced.

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July 20, 2015
My kids gained important educational foundational skills - which their former elementary school could just not get in front of.

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 20, 2015
This school is definitely the equivalent of a public-private school! School community is supportive, caring and most importantly - kids are gaining a great educational foundation!

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December 10, 2014
If your child has a learning difference but does not meet criteria for an IEP, this school is awful. Awful. The county psychologist (representing Austin) and upper administration's response to my child's independent testing were stunningly disrespectful and rude. Hire an educational advocate to navigate this school if your child has learning differences.

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August 18, 2014
Worst school for Pre K kids! The teachers are cold and rude to parent's queries. Won't even bother to reply on emails and will not try to comfort the kids if they are crying. They are busy doing their paper work while the kids are arriving in morning and expect them to stop crying and settle on their own. They are happy with only those kids who do not bother them much!!

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April 25, 2014
My child's 3rd grade teacher told me that she was sorry that my child reads on a 1st grade level, eventhough my child is in the 3rd grade and that she knows that I must be really disappointed about that. As a homeroom teacher, she could not could only write about how nice my child is. I find it hard to believe that she has no knowledge of my child's academics, because we have had conferences about my child's academic performance. The prinicipal is never there. She is very good at acting like she does not understand. Her favorite phrase is,"I did not know, sorry"(very nonchalantly). That to me speaks to a person's willingness to be held acccountable. If you are a leader, lead. It is hard to hear her say things like I am just a principal. I am responsible for the student body as a whole, and not necessarily a student individually. I am just here to make sure the teachers are in place, but I let the teachers do things their way. Talk about being absent. If there is not accountability...then people are left to do what they want to do. If a student is of Indian descent or any other ethnicity, Good Luck with getting on the discovery team.

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October 22, 2013
Austin is great! Jordan Smith is an amzing kindergarten teacher. She really loves her kids!

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September 27, 2013
Austin is a great school. Parents-teachers relationship is great. Kids go through an excellent education process at this elementary.

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September 06, 2013
My little one 1st grade teacher tries to apply military style discipline. in her class. I wonder if she realizes kids can't be disciplined like adults and she needs to be a little more indulgent.

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August 16, 2013
Our kid joined the school last year in kindergarten and we could not be happier. Teachers in this school are very dedicated towards providing the best to kids. Our kid is an advanced learner and the classroom teacher kept her excited by providing education material for the next level. One of the best schools....

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March 27, 2012
The only qualification needed for a child to qualify for the gifted(discovery) program is for their parents to donate fundraisers, the more money you give the more good chances for your child to qualify, it doesnt matter if she's talented, only thing that austin needs is your money!!!

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January 09, 2012
We bought our house to be in Austin district instead of doing private school, we are now on our son's 2nd year going to Austin and are extremely happy with the teachers and school staff.

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December 18, 2011
My son is starting in Jan and the front office was not helpful and simply answered all my questions:"It is in the handbook" I hope the teachers are more friendly than them. Moving in the middle of the school year is hard enough, I want my son to feel welcome and comfortable.

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March 05, 2011
austin has talented teachers and staff.all the children are smart and love this school.you learn so much,I can't belive it. :)

- submitted by a community member

September 17, 2009
Open House was simply chaos and communication with the front office staff definitely can be improved. Luckily, my daughter is in 3rd grade and her teachers are great!

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September 16, 2009
Great teachers, great support staff and a great little neighborhood school.

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February 13, 2009
My daughter have been attending Austin since Oct-2008. Initially she struggled little bit. The class teacher took care of her. Now she is enjoying her KG. They gave special english training for other country students. The class teacher is calling parents-teacher(one to one) meeting for every couple of months.

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November 27, 2007
Austin is a top rate school with a good balance of academics and fun (per my children). From top down, the school is run like a successful business and as a result, we (kids and parents) can't say enough great things about the program there.

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February 06, 2007
My children have been attending Austin since November of 06 and I must say that this school thus far has been the best thing that has happen to my children s academic and social life. My third grader have been faced with many academic and social problems that was not giving the proper attention at his previous schools, and the attention and response that has been giving to his challenges is by far more then I could ever ask for. My family was greeted with a warm welcome from the teachers and students here at Austin and I proud to be apart of this school.

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January 28, 2007
Austin is a great school. The teachers really care about the students and are very available. The principal is also great. I have two children here and could not be happier with this school.

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January 10, 2007
I am somewhat surprised that there are so few extracurricular activities available for students at this school. This was touted as one of the best schools in the Atlanta area and after a year and a half, I am not as impressed as I had hoped. Some of the teachers are excellent, the others are waiting for retirement! The principal is adequate at best. Overall, I do not think this is as good a school as I had been led to believe.

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November 03, 2006
My child is in Austin for the past 6 years. She stayed for stability reason. I am so glad she is leaving there at the end of her 5th grade. Overall, the assumed quality of academic programs there are better than most schools in the area but I questioned it more with experiences. The school overall social issue is an added PROBLEM from faculty to students.

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June 15, 2006
My family moved here to Atlanta in Jan 06. My daughter was in the first grade. Due to the other school she attended she was way behind at Austin. So I put her back. That seemed to work, now she reads at the 2nd grade level and her math is coimg along. As for the parents, yes they are involed in the PTA and the school but they don't make it friendly for the outsiders who are just attending. My daughter has been attending since Jan 06 and I have to have 1 person come and say hi or welcome me to their (Dunwoody Club). On the other hand I wolud say that this school is a lot better then where my family has come from before. I look forward for the up and coming year.

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April 16, 2006
Although I've heard great things about Austin's academic standards in comparison to other public schools, my daughter's experience has been uneven there. She had a wonderful kindergarten experience. It was challenging and fun for her and she loved her teachers. However, her first grade experience has not been good. I've not been that impressed by the quality of some of her teachers who seem to be 'marking time' until retirement. With new apartments going up in the area, there has been an influx of a lot of new students. I've had a couple of minor concerns that my husband and I have tried to address with the administration and, frankly, they didn't seem very responsive. Parent involvement is great but geared toward stay at home moms with meeting times and events happening mid-day, etc. PTA seems a bit 'Dunwoody clubby.' A good school, but has room for improvement.

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March 09, 2006
Austin is an outstanding elementary school. It gives the private school quality of education in the public school setting. The teachers go over and beyond to address the needs of all studnets. My child has attended there for 6 years and I am truly appreciative of her educational growth.

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October 29, 2003
Austin is wonderful. Under the leadership of a very high integrity principal this school excels in most categories. Most of the teachers my boys have had have been awesome, the others were pretty darn good. I've needed to engage some of the support systems to address my oldest son's ADD and while a little slow moving (thanks to DeKalb county), the various individuals have been caring, knowledgeble, helpful and supportive. We've made great strides. The parental involvement here is tremendous (a little hard to keep up for those of us working moms) but the difference is clear. The PTA technology committee was so active the county has made Austin it's technology flag ship with 3 mobile computer labs (10 laptops each) and a school wide wireless network. Slightly less structured than Dunwoody's other premier elementary (Vanderlyn) this school seems friendlier and more accomodating than you would expect from a public school.

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August 17, 2003
My child attended Austin through grade 3. She was on the 'Principal's List' every semester she attended there and was in the high achiever's program also. The quality of her education grade k - 2 was pretty good, however, at grade 3 it became noticeably substandard. We placed her in private school for grade 4 and she required 1 year of weekly tutoring to catch up to her peers. Today, in a private, competitive school, my daughter still struggles, compared to her privately educated (since kindergarten) peers. She is a high 'B' student at her school, and her teachers continue to point to her weak foundations in core subjects (Language Arts & Math) It has been a very expensive and painful lesson regarding the 'quality' of this particular school district.

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June 11, 2003
Austin has an active PTA and great faculty and staff. They provide for students at all learning levels. It is a very caring community school where any child can flourish.

- submitted by a community member

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Austin Elementary School
5435 Roberts Dr, Dunwoody, GA  30338
(678) 874-8102
Last modified Austin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5
Austin Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top