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PK-6
Private
East Point, GA
 

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2148 Newnan Avenue
East Point, GA 30344

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(404) 761-3388
(404) 761-1495
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February 19, 2015
Romar Academy provides an excellent learning environment with a family atmosphere that has been extremely beneficial to my two daughters. They both love going to school every day, which was not the case at their last school. My husband and I have watched them grow and excel academically in their time there. The administration has been communicative and regularly above and beyond my expectations in customer service and addressing any concerns I may have. Their location is easily accessible to major highways and less than 15 minutes from my office in downtown Atlanta. In comparison to other comparable educational environments in the area, they are quite affordable and I am grateful every day that my girlfriend recommended Romar to me and that I followed her advice and enrolled my girls there.

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June 05, 2014
Our family has been at Romar for 5 years and have watched it deteriorate into the substandard school that it is now. The teachers (particularly first through third grade) are known to bully the kids by hitting , pinching and grabbing them. It is not uncommon for them to degrade them in front of their peers, talk about their parents nor embarrass them. The teachers often time use homemade computer generated tests, which leave way for a lot of subjectivness when grading. The administration is weak and has no formal education or educational leadership training. I would not recommend Romar Academy to anyone whose child is entering the first grade. Pre K through kindergarten come highly recommended. Romar is nothing like what it used to be, the academics as well as the building are subpar. The first through third grade teachers are very unprofessional and leave a lot to be desired.

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January 06, 2014
I am glad that I enrolled my son into Romar Academy. The school is an excellent learning environment. I see improvements over where he was academically and where he is currently. The only issue that I see is in the leadership. They should communicate better with the parents.

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May 18, 2013
I am extremely happy that I decided to enroll my child at Romar Academy. They have an extraordinary academic and extracurricular program at very affordable rates. The school is small so every adult knows and looks out for my child. My daughter is excited about school and has excelled here. While they may not have all of the fancy bells and whistles of some other private schools, they have correctly placed their emphasis on a quality accelerated curriculum balanced with healthy child development in a nurturing environment. In addition to regular classroom academics, all levels have computer instruction along with using I-Pads and take foreign language class.

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April 26, 2013
As a parent I know the challenge to find a great school that invovles great learning as well as a family atmosphere. Well I took a chance and I am grateful to find such an outstanding school. All of the teachers including staff really get to know the students. The teachers are warm and passionate about thier jobs. Again I am thrilled to have my son attend Romar and look forward for many great things to come!

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2012
Romar Academy is a great school! My child is reading, adding/subtracting, and learning a foreign language at four years old. He is excited about learning. The entire staff is friendly and familiar with everyone at the school. I love this school!

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January 27, 2012
Romar is an excellent school. We've recently upgraded our computer lab and will be installing Smartboards and getting an IPAD library. Its challanging and requires parent involvement. It has a family atmosphere with many extracurricular activities.

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February 16, 2011
Romar has one of the best cultures that I've seen. All of the kids know each other, even the older kids in 5th and 6th grades know the kids in Pre-K. The students encourage each other and have an innocence that you simply don't see in most other schools. No bullying or teasing, just friendship and support of each other. My oldest child gets upset if I pick him up from school before 5:30 because he enjoys being there so much. The parents are very involved and the family atmosphere is one of kind. I feel that my children are being challenged academically and ITBS scores prove it. Paying for private school is tough, but tuition at Romar is a bargain for what you get. The administration has listened to any concerns that I have brought to their attention and made an honest effort to address them. The school could use more funding, but their active PTA continues to raise funds to supplement their needs. I have visited upwards of 20 elementary schools around SW Atlanta, South Fulton County, and South/Southwest/West/Northwest of I-285 and this was by far the best fit for my children.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2010
Romar is a blessing. I have two children there who are thriving and love to go to school in the morning. The early years program is awesome and challenging!

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November 03, 2009
Romar Academy is the best kept secret in the Atlanta area. The small class size allows the excellent teachers to teach basic concepts in a nurturing envirornment. The PTA is one of the best in the Atlanta area and gearing up for a Fall Mixer and Holiday Toy exchange program. I recently attended the Fall Carnival and it was like attending a real live Home Coming: awesome! This private education setting is second to none.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2009
Well seems like either Romar was listneing to the parents or they had enough of the administration thmesleves to make the decision to part ways with the previous director/staff. Welcome back family envioronment! Welcome back Romar!

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February 10, 2009
I love Romar My child has improved alot from where he was and he loves Romar too

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September 07, 2008
I have sent 2 of my children to Romar and was pleased with the education, the community and the committed teaches.

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August 17, 2008
Romar is an excellent choice for my children. It is one of the few accredited elementary institutions where parental support of excellence is highly encouraged. This year there are so many academic enlightning programs for the students. I am just amazed about the excellent test scores, exposure and guidance. This year Romar Goes Green campaign will help our children understand the importance of being an environmental safe country.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2008
It kills me to see all of the negative comments about Romar Academy. My daughter has been at Romar since she was two and my son will be there this year for PK2. Most of the negative comments are about the director. My daughter has been reading since she was three years old and her entire kindergarten class scored higher than 98% of kindergartener s nation wide (mine scored in the 99th %). So if you want to base your decision off of something, use the numbers and not the personality clashes.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2008
My children have attended Romar for the last three years. My Kindergartener has been reading since Pre-K3. He knew all of his phonics sounds in preK2. My two year old did not talk and was not potty trained at the beginning of the school year, but Mrs Knight and Mrs Saffold have worked miracles. He is talking, potty trained, well adjusted, knows all of his phonics sounds, can count to 60, and passes all of his quizses, yes I said quizzes. They really teach your children great fundementals of education and life. I believe the teaching staff at Romar Academy are the greatest asset to the school and my children.

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March 29, 2008
Had the potental to be a top school. Administration not focused of academic and a bit too much drama for me. This will be my last year!

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March 19, 2008
I started my child at Romar this year inspite of all the bad rumors I had heard & read. I thought I would give the school a try for myself. While the teachers are exceptionally well, outgoing, & dedicated to the children, the Director has lack of professionalism, charisma, & passion for the children. If the teachers were not already motivated & enthusatic, she would not be a good lead for them to follow. It seems that the director operates on a buddy system. No issues are handled unless you present them multiple times. The director is out of reach for the contact or questions because she is always busy, not in the office, or 'meeting with a parent' when you call. This school year is one that I can truly say I'm glad is almost over. I would not recommend Romar Academy to anyone, it's a good school gone.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2008
We Love Romar! My daughter has attended Romar Academy for the past 3 years and the actual education and care they have taken of my child has yet to disappoint me. The students that attend are great, the teachers are caring, the parents are involved and the atmosphere is happy. Yes, Romar has absolutely changed, and will continue to change (I suspect), but I really believe that those future changes will be for the better. Romar is without a doubt still a great school.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2008
I have been a Romar parent for 11 years. Our oldest is currently a high school honor role student. He attended Romar from Pre-K3 through fifth grade. We have two students at Romar in Kindergarten and Pre-K3. Both have excelled and continue to progress. In comparing our curriculum to that of their peers at other schools, it is apparent that Romar is way away ahead of the curve. My son has had daily homework since he was in Pre K-3 and by the end of that year was reading Kindergarten level reading books. The textbooks used in Pre K-4 (yes textbooks) were Kindergarten books. I feel that if I moved my children from the school they would be bored in another academic setting. Yes there have been changes in the past year, however, I have not experienced the negative reactions from Mrs. Nash. I highly recommend Romar.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2007
I have taught at Romar Academy for several years. In the past the teacher were dedicated to the quality of education, loyal to the ownership, and focused on the children. With the current changes in administration and lack of funds it is hard to focus on the most important aspect- the education of the students.

- submitted by a teacher

November 19, 2007
My son has attended Romar for the last three years and I am worried about whether we will make it through the end of this school year. While the teachers we've had have been wonderful, I would not recommend this school. There is no longer an atmosphere of nuturing and leadership is unresponsive.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2007
My child attended Romar for 3 years. This year, we moved to another school. This past school year was challenging, but not for the good. There was a change in leadership and for the families that had been there for years, the change was immediately noticed. Being open to transition, I waited and watched. This past summer enrollment was the lowest I had ever witnessed. My family continued to try and hang in with Romar, however there is too much wrong or of high concern. This is indeed not the school it use to be.

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August 13, 2007
As a new parent at romar academy this year 2007, today was the first day. It was not good! can I say, I am willing to loose the mony I have invested. New parents, please, please, please, check this school before you enroll. The school is not what administration is telling you. I have two children pre-k4 (no teacher) and a 4th grader (combined with 5th). The teachers are not happy and afaid to answer your questions. The answers to everything is check with the front office. I dont know what the school use to be. But today it is not a 'nurturing environment.'

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2007
Romar Academy provides a nurturing environment for students of all ages to thrive. They have a dedicated staff who have both vision and conviction -- a rare mix, in these changing times. As a parent, you know you have found the right learning center for your child, when they can't wait to go to school. It's an environment where the kids welcome one another in the morning with a hug and a pat on the back -- and say, hey I'm glad to see you again...let's have a great day! Romar Academy stresses building up their students' self-images. The student to teacher ratios are superb -- which is what one should expect from a private school. In addition, to having strong science and math programs, the school emphasizes critical thinking skills. I feel confident knowing that Romar Academy is providing my children with all the tools to be an intelligent, self-reliant young adult.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2007
Romar is an excellent school of Quality. The teaching staff is very dedicated and highly qualified and many of the teachers have been with the school for over a decade. The school is growing into higher levels and is progressing to give our children the highest level of education possible. As a parent I am proud to have my 3 children attend this instituion that is dedicated to teaching children values, self respect and academic excellence. Thanks to the dedication of the school's leadership the teacher ratios are very low (1:12) and allow for lots of teacher interface. Check out the rest they are all just copies of the original, ROMAR, with 30 years of experince. With a growing world Romar is changing in the right direction to stretch our children. All you see are smiling faces because the enviroment is so positive. Keep up the good work

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2007
As a former teacher of Romar it saddens me to see all the negative comments posted on this site. It also saddens me because I agree with every comment that is written about romar. Romar was an excellent school with great potential but under the new leadership the school's perforamnce has failed greatly. Being someone who knew first hand the issues at Romar I truly belive the leadership is lacking tremenously in all areas. Ten teachers who were over qualified for their postion's are no longer at Romar and it's really sad for the children who will never experience these teachers. It is my hope that Romar will eventually realize that the leadership is the problem and will continue to be the problem.

- submitted by a teacher

August 01, 2007
My child went to Romar for her Kindergarten year. The teacher was great but dealing with the administration was such a hassle! They were not easy to talk to and would take forever to return calls. The new leadership made too many changes and most not for the good of the children. If it were not for the teachers that still cared the year would have been and expensive waist. My little ones K5 teacher is leaving this year and so are we. (we will miss you Ms Morris!)

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July 31, 2007
My child attended Romar Academy for two years Pre K3 and K4. I was very disappointed to learn how much my child did not know when I took her for an assessment at another school. My child never brought home site-words, could not recognize numbers and need help with phonics. I think the teachers were so disgruntled with the leadership that the children suffered this last year. Romar was an excellent school in the past and I really hope they reorganize and pull through these taught times. This once was an education leader in the community.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2007
Romar Academy has lived up to my every expectation! As the parent of one of the PK2 students, I wanted to take the time to commend Ms. Knight and Ms. Saffold for the super job that they do! They are so good! I have not experienced any of the drama that I have heard about and see posted on this site but I wanted to highlight two wonderful ladies that have truly made a difference in my son's life. Change is always difficult and I trust that through the storm will come sunshine!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2007
This year at Romar is a good, but sad, example of how a change in leadership can negatively impact a school. What was once considered a highly recommended school is now a school that parents would not consider recommending at all. It's sad that the administration does not see or acknowledge the negative impact that the new director has had on the school. I am saddened at the direction that school has taken and sad for the teachers, parents, and children who once desired to be at Romar. Under the current leadership, Romar could see the end of what was once a highly regarded

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
Romar continues to be an excellent school! I highly recommend it! I have children who are testing (ITBS) over 3 grade levels beyond their current grade, and are ranked in the 99th percentile in EVERY academic subject. As a parent who judges a school on academic progress, not petty personality clashes, I have nothing but excellent things to say about the school. You will notice that all of the negative comments about the school are actually negative comments about the new leadership. Sadly enough people just do not like change, even when it is for the better. Parents have thrown darts at Mrs. Nash since she replaced the former director that resigned. I am very please with the improvements that have been made at the school. I have 2 children enrolled for next year, and just got my only niece in. Kudos to Romar for updating with the times!

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
My children have attended Romar for numerous years. At one time I hoped they would graduate from Romar. Unfortunately I feel compelled to remove my children after this year. Historically Romar has been an institution of academic rigor and excellence. Previously my children exceeded the performance of their friends in public school in daily academic curriculum and standardized tests. This year their public school friends were ahead of them academically. We selected private school to exceed the GA public school curriculum. This is no longer the case. The school is in the midst of change with the new administration. These changes have not been communicated well. This has resulted in a lack of trust between parents and the administration. This cannot exist in an environment established to foster the intellectual and emotional growth of young children through a partnership between the school and parents. Romar I wish you luck.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
My child began at Romar in the first grade. The staff was exceptional and it was a good fit for my child. But every single teacher that has made a positive impact on my child (with 1 or 2 exceptions) did not get their contract renewed. How can I recommend this school to anyone when we don't even know who the staff will be. I've read parents positive comments about the excellent staff but most of those 'great' teachers will not even be there next fall of 2007. As most of the staff who made the school excellent depart, they take all that value the school had with them...So in fall of 2007 what are you really coming back to?

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2007
Romar was a great school, but now due to the current leadership and management of the school it has become a shell of what once was a exceptional school and learning environment. The school has great teachers unsatisfied & leaving, poor & ill-defined ever changing curriculum (emulation of GA's poor education curriculum implementation), unfair management and leadership practices negatively affecting the Romar students and teachers, new, less qualified staff being hired, and parental involvement has declined due to current leadership. As a parent that is well versed in education best practices and curriculum, I unfortunately would not recommend Romar Academy to those who wish to seek out the best for their children's elementary education as I would have done in the past under the previous director.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2007
Romar is an example of how an excellent school can fall to its demise due to poor leadership and management. I don't recommend Romar.

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May 04, 2007
Extremely disappointed at the direction that romar has taken under the new leadreship. I'm extremely sad to take my kids out of romar this year beacuse it as too my hope they would finish fith grade

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May 04, 2007
As a grandparent I am very pleased with the education of my grandchildren at Romar. My grandson graduated from there and now my granddaughter is there. Some of the negative comments about the Director are personal without any validity. It is a shame that some people cannot adjust to change and is not willing to give Ms. Nash a chance to prove herself, but want to tarnish the school's reputation. I see the school moving in a positive direction all for the better. The teachers and staff are the best. When all of the unsatisfied are gone , with new programs and leadership, the ones that are not followers and decided to give the school a chance under new leadership will be happy in tine end

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2007
My children attended Romar from 2000 to the present. This was I place I loved and was considered a home away from home. Unfortunately, the past director left the school and a new person has assumed this responsibility. It is truly sad to see a wonderful institution become one of the worst in a period of three months. The staff is transient, the values and culture of the school have been deserted and the curriculum is not as rigorous as it was. In fact, my children were behind because concepts weren't introduced. Parents, save yourself, children and wallet from the grief. Romar is not and probably will never be what it used to be!

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2007
Up until this year I would have recommended Romar without hesitation. Under the new leadership, not only am I not recommending it, I am steering potential parents who want to be involved in their children's schooling away. Unfortunately, there is a huge underlying tone of favoritism that starts at the top and trickles down. There have been some changes to the afterschool program that have been atrocious in terms of getting students to complete homework. You get the feeling that corners have been cut so that the new administrator can hire her friends (who aren't necessarily the most qualified). Parent involvement was one of its selling points but with the dissolution of the PTA after this year, that too will disintegrate. I am sorry to say that I cannot wait to leave a school I had so hoped my children would attend until 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2007
I highly recommend Romar Academy to anyone who is looking for an exceptional learning experience for their child. My child has attended Romar since she was three years old. I can honestly say that I am very pleased with the upward move that Romar is making. I am also very impressed with the current principle. Mrs. Nash was chosen for this position because the board believes that she can get the job done. I also believe in what she is trying to do. I have had many conversations with Mrs. Nash and consider her to be very easy to talk to. Despite all the negativity that is surrounding her I belive in her and think that she is doing an outstanding job. I truly belive that Mrs. Nash will take Romar to outstanding levels. She is a blessing and a true leader. Thank you Mrs Nash for coming aboard.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2007
If you're looking for a school where the children come first - then you are looking for Romar Academy. This year is our childs first year at Romar and we've experienced hard work, dedication and commitment to ensuring our child excels. The new leadership is all about change, embracing change and taking the kids to a new level. There will always be those that can not accept change and choose to allow their children to suffer because of it. It is our quest to continue to support Romar's outstanding leaders in shaping and making our Romar experience the best yet. To the current leadership - please continue to make changes for the good of our children and for the good of the school and know that you have parents that truly believe in what you are doing. Continue to excel and we will continue to support your success!

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2007
As a new parent at Romar I have found that the school is making great changes; changes for the better. The director has a vision and is making the necessary changes to make this school a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. My son is learning by leaps and bounds and the aura of the building is professional and high expectations. This is a result of the vision of the instructional leader. Her vision is compelling and will produce classrooms with standards based learning. I appreciate her resilience and willingness to make Romar a better institution of learning and a school that embraces students with arms of love and high expectations.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2007
I'm the parent of a former Romar Student as well as a current Romar Student. Therefore, I have a relationship with the former Director,Sandra Quash as well as the new Director, LaVerne Nash. Having respect for both Romar Directors as well as the school itself, I can say that Ms. Quash managed Romar Academy, kept the environment stabilized, teamed with the parents and love the kids. It became time for Ms. Quash to rise to higher heights and well wishes went to her. Mrs. Nash is in charge now & has a vision for Romar. She is dedicated to extending the foundation by elevating and maximizing what Romar has to offer. In doing so she too fosters communication with parents and shows a spirit of love towards the kids. Romar is an awesome school Academically and Administratively. The problem lies with the parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2007
My son is completing third grade and has been at Romar since kindergarten. Not only has the school prepared him to excel academically (attributable to a challenging curriculum and competent educators), the Romar experience also has helped instill a high level of self confidence (small class sizes and dedicated educators) and a keen appreciation for how he can positively impact the community in which we live (Romar's focus on service). Now, a new principal -- with new ideas and new challenges --is positioning the school to reach still greater heights. It is clear that the Romar experience is laying the solid foundation required for my son to evolve into a man of character who also is prepared to compete and succeed in our ever-challenging society. One testament to that is the large number of doctors and other professionals who choose to have their children educated at Romar.

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April 19, 2007
Romar was an outstanding school. I want to recognize the staff for hanging in there despite the difficulties they have endured under the current leadership.

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February 09, 2007
Better overall environment under Ms. Quash's leadership. New principal lacks people skills, and does not fit, nor appear comfortable in, her environment. Hang in there Romar teachers, your bright, intelligent and knowledge-thirsty kids (and very-involved parents) need you now more than ever!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2005
If you are looking for a school where your child can grow and learn, Romar Academy is the place. My son has attended Romar for three years and he loves it. When your child enjoys going to school and learning, you know that's a good school.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2005
Romar, by far, is a best kept secret in its category of academic learning institutions. My son is a student in PreK-Two class and my husband and I are very impressed and approving of the quality of education the school offers. The teachers recognize the abilities of each child and expounds upon those abilities where learning has no limit. The academic curriculum includes all areas of education, math, science, physical science, english, etc. The teachers also welcome participation of the parents during classtime as well as during extracirricular activities. The Head Master and Directors are knowledgable of all students and greatly aid to the students'academia. I look forward to academic success for my son as well as the school.

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2004
Based on my assessment of the school, it is superb. As a result of my 4 years old son's attendance at this school, my son has grown intellectually, socially and exemplifies Christian values. The teachers and parents truly care and go the extra mile in every aspect of children's educational growth and social develpment. At the age of 4 my son knows all his contients, can speak some Spanish, etc. In addition to the above, it is affordable. This school is a true blessing from God.

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2004
Statistically, students are drawn from Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, DeKalb counties, etc. Many of the students have parents that are third or fourth generation college graduates. The social economic data reflect that parents are upper middle class and they come from areas outside of the zip code of Romar Academy. The parents are executive and professional business owners and very active in PTA and teacher's support. Additionally, the teachers are very proactive in students development and communicate effectively with parents. As a parent I feel that the school has done a superb job of educating my son.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
I love the academic environment! The teachers are very qualified and the students are very enthusiastic about learning. Since the school building is fairly old, the appearance might not seem very impressive to some, however, the level of committment from the faculty and parents (in addition to the educational environment) can't be beat. I know, I've searched a long time for a good school for my daughter. I finally found one in Romar.

- submitted by a teacher

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Romar Academy
2148 Newnan Avenue, East Point, GA  30344
(404) 761-3388
Last modified Romar Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Romar Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top