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Fairburn, GA
Students enrolled: 872
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7250 Hall Rd
Fairburn, GA 30213

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(404) 763-3600
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August 11, 2013
Terrible, the allow a lot of bullying between the kids, and don't do anything about it!

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July 25, 2013
My niece attends this school as a rising 2nd grader. I love the school. The daily parent correspondence sent home very much keeps the working parent involved. They welcome parental check-ins with open arms. Ms. Stubbs Carter and Ms. McDole are great! Ms. McDole showed so much patience but yet allowed her first graders responsibility and independance. Her door was always open to my sit ins, field trip attendances, or just my email communications. Looking forward to what the new year brings with new leadership.

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January 26, 2012
My daughter is a kindergartener in her first year at this school. I am very impressed with the amount of communication to parents, the amount of homework she brings home, the depth of the curriculum, and the dedication of the principal. This school is great because the staff proactively seeks to identify areas where they are lacking, and actively works to improve.

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December 28, 2011
I have a son who attends R.E.S. he has been going there since the Kdg. and has been very successful. He is in advanced classes,and the Beta Club.He is now in the Fifth Grade and is a very well rounded student.

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May 30, 2010
My son attended grade 5 in this school from out of state. His teacher in particular was very helpful. He entered grade 5 here halfway through the school year and she immediately picked out her concerns regarding the upcoming grade 5 CRCT and communicated with us via email on a regular basis. She also sent home practice books and links to internet websites where he could practice for the upcoming pass or fail exams. One aspect of the school that I did not like, the children do not get any recess time which makes them go through the whole day without a break outside for fresh air and physical activity. They stayed inside for lunch also. I did note that parents were always encouraged to come and help out with the school. I did not have a chance to meet the principal. Overall, my son's experience was good.

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May 23, 2010
Although the school is beautiful and new, the administration is terrible. The principal does not create an environment where the parents and teachers are encouraged to communicate with each other. I quote her directly by saying to her staff, "we will not let the parents run this school". She said this in a staff meeting! How does this encourage good interaction? The teachers seemed to have taken this to heart. Most of them are unapproachable, and do not communicate effectively at all. I even met with the principle and vice principle and they both disregarded each concern that I brought to their attention. We stayed at this school for three years and ended up moving to get out of the school district. My children are doing much better in their new school, and the parent/teacher involvement is much appreciated!

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2010
This school is excellence my childs grades have improved drastically from his last school. Lots of extracurricular activites and academic programs.

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September 20, 2009
This is my son's second year at Renaissance and I love it. I volunteer in the classroom twice weekly and help with other things around the school so I am able to truly see the worth of the education my son is receiving from multiple facets. These schools were built for 'us' and they are new, well-equipped and the pride of our community!

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May 26, 2009
Renaissance has good academic skills they teach your child everything he/she needs to know!!

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no rating
May 12, 2009
My child is in SNK(Special Needs Kinder) and I am glad I did not put him in Palmetto Elementary. I am in love with this school. It is one of the best In Fulton. I have kids in Creekside, Bear Creek, And Palmetto. I like this school The best. The teachers and Administrators are incredible.

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November 06, 2008
My thoughts are simple... compared to the other schools throughout Georgia - there is NO comparison. This school by FAR exceeds my standards as student of academia and a passionate parent of education. I love the structure, the challenges provided to my children, the resources, the involvement and my ability to be actively involved in the student-parent relationship! In the State of Georgia... Renaissance has raised the bar of Excellence and serves as a model for neighboring schools and counties to followd! Its been a night and day experience! My children love it and the most important factor *** the TEACHERS really care!! Shouts out to Ms. Hassenritter, Ms. Maddox, Ms. Sanders & Ms. Williams... and Mr. Cook (the take charge Assistant Principal) Dr. D has a dynamo staff....

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October 23, 2008
Renaissance Elementary has truly evolved since 2006. Dr. Deshazier is doing a great job with the school and works every year to implement new things that will assist our students in becoming the best that they can be. Thank you Dr. Deshazier for your committment to our children, your staff and the community!

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no rating
October 22, 2008
I just love this school. All of the staff and Teachers do a very good job with the students. The school is always clean and my daughter loves the food in the cafeteria. She also has a great time in Physical Education Class. My daughter is in the third grade ,I feel confident that she is recieving a great education.

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August 08, 2008
Great school environment, curriculum, and disciplinary focus. Students display a positive attitude where they embrace learning full circle; whether Math or P.E. Principal has a genuine concern for the well being of students and staff.

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August 06, 2008
I will start by saying my daughter and I enjoyed her kindergarten as well as her 1st grade classroom teacher. I really enjoyed Ms. Burke a great deal. Being a young teacher she really gave me a good feeling on what she expects from my child as well as other students. Kudos to you! Renaissance I believe is off to a great start. Keep up the great work.

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August 01, 2008
Are experience this last school year was great, with hard work from parents and teachers combined and persistance from the students they will exceed at this school. The commitment from parents is an important factor and will determine with out a doubt the results you get from your child in any school. The test scores are on the lower side in comparion to Stonewall Tell or A Phillip Randolph or EC West but it is also new with alot of children from other states who are used to a different curriculum and frame work then this school with time the scores will change.

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no rating
July 09, 2008
I am a grandparent of a student at Renaissance Elementary. This will be my grandaugther's third year and hopefully a good one. Her first year was wonderful and the second year terrible because of the teacher. I pray that she get's a more caring and experienced teacher this year. I love Dr. D. She is awesome and supports all of the children, parents and teachers with such devotion.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
November 09, 2007
We recently moved to the South Fulton area from out of state. We knew little about the school system but were concerned primarily because of Georgia's overall standing in the country. We have been pleasantly surprised by the commitment of teachers here at Renaissance Elementary. We have a daughter in (Mr. Cook's) second grade class. His dedication to our daughter's academic growth has been nothing but the best. He has a sense of humor that keeps my daughter and all the children completely focused on the goals of the classroom. Overall, the schools teachers, academics and leadership seems to be flawless. Also, a special kudos to Dr. D (principal) for her beautiful way to get to know all families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 17, 2007
My child loves the school and so do I. My child is in third grade and his teacher is awesome, she writes in the agenda daily has supplied me with not only her telephone number at home, but her email and a website address too. I love her Monkey theme, she is extremely enthusiastic and always eager to assist me.

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October 13, 2007
I will have to agree with the some of the other comments the school year did start out very rough. However, the teachers as well as the administration have really made it very easy. The PTA is very active and I as a parent have always felt welcomed at the school.

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August 27, 2007
My son was zoned from Stonewall Tell to Renaissance, we welcomed the change. Our son s teacher was very good (P. Martin), he performed well and we were pleased with the outcome of his academic year. The staff is abrupt but I would imagine that they re under a lot of pressure being a new school and all. Hopefully this year, they will find their groove.

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August 08, 2007
My child's first year at Renaissance was 2nd grade. Although I was not content with her first teacher who left midyear (not sad at all), her second teacher brought out the confidence that she needed to excel in the classroom. She scored perfect on the reading portion of the CRCT and above the 90th percentile in math and language arts. Not that standardized testing is the only litmus test for success, but it is an indication of the desire to succeed. The administration needs more structure around planning of events and timely, ongoing communication to parents -- specifically for preparation for the upcoming year and teachers EFFECTIVELY communicating with parents. I have not been a proponent of public school since I am the product of the private sector; But I see hope based on my experience to date. Keep striving for excellence, Renaissance. I will do my part to assist.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2007
Last year we were hesitant to leave E.C. West but, excited about the possibilities of attending the new school. That excitement was soon squashed. We too, were required to purchase an agenda, which was just used by the teacher to draw faces regarding behavior. She only sent yellow, red, or green faces -..never explaining what our child had done specifically to receive the mark, how can we counsel or encourage them about a face if we don't know what actually happened. Our enthusiasm about participating in the classroom was met with instructions that parents have to give 24 hr notice to come to the school and that we could only stay 1 hour to observe or participate. We just did not feel welcome however, at every turn it appears our money was. I hope this year the teachers & leadership are more ingratiating,down to earth, and open to students and parents.

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July 10, 2007
I do understand how hard it is to try and educate under construction. With that in consideration I think it was a great year! My son teacher (Ms Hampton)and I had great communication throughout the year and the principal and her assistant was great at communicating as well. I found the administration helpful with assisting me whenever I called upon them. Even with construction going on the school managed to have successful events which I participated in every one. [M]y son and I had a ball. Parent involvement is very important and renaissance left the door open for that to happen. The construction is done and the campus looks great so everyone can focus on making fall 2007 a great school year.

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June 24, 2007
My child attendented Renaissance this school year and he was happy there but I was not happy with the lack of support or communication that I received from his teachers. I had to purchase an agenda at the beginning of the school year for communication, but the teachers' never wrote comments in the agenda nor did they reply to my emails. I am happy that my son was happy with the school though! The supply of lunch meals was not adequate.

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May 24, 2007
My child was rezoned last year to this school from stonewall tell elementary. (we were sad to leave) It's the first year and it seems to be a big difference already. It's a new school so its hard to say what kind of rating to give it. I know the administration is still getting settled but things have been a little confusing with so many new things happening It's to be expected. However, basic events have been very unorganized. So far I'm not happy with the school's academic progress. The community is upper middle class blacks. Mostly college educated.Parent are involed. If things don't improve we'll have to explore moving. My family cannot afford private school. However, that does not mean they should be 'left behind'. It seems as though that is the direction we are headed. I am disappointed but still hopeful.

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Renaissance Elementary School
7250 Hall Rd, Fairburn, GA  30213
(404) 763-3600
Last modified Renaissance Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Renaissance Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top