Students enrolled 3
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School leader Jo Dinnan
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District Hall County School District
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5850 Brookton Lula Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506

(770) 983-3221
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4 stars
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April 30, 2014
I have two daughters that both go to Wauka Mtn. Elementay. I must say it is a great school overall. I'm not particularly thrilled about the impact that charter has had but I think its like any other school. There is always room for improvement. But most of my daughters teachers really care about them and about making mpact on their lives. I do wish though, that the teaching was a little more hands on. The age that these kids are, their minds process information better with doing schoolwork hands on. Kids take info in so fast and so much that they have a hard time remembering. So if I had to say that improvements should be made in that area. Wauka Mtn is one of the best in the cty but is well capable of being thebest.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
I love this school. I feel honored to send my daughter there. I am 40 yrs. old. 2 of my sibling went to this school. I feel as though they teach my daughter with dignity and pride. Everyday she comes home with something new she has learned. I'm so proud of her. Couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
WAUKA MT. ELEMENTARY has been such a disappointment this year it is not even funny. EXTREMELY RUDE teacher, and no where near enough teaching by her or his alternate teacher. It got so bad, that when it came time for them to get on study island to prepare for the 3rd grade CRCT, he didn't know how because he couldn't get the password from his teacher. When he asked her, he told be she would find out, but never did. Even other students were trying to figure out what it might be. In the end I actually had to call the 800 number of that website to get it. UNACCEPTALBE! I have gotten the impression they are simply tired of dealing with him since he is special needs because of speech delay. He is extremely intelligent and can be easily underestimated, which they have done. They seem to concentrate more attention on students they don't have to work as hard with. Doesn't say much for the "I teach because I love it" cry they are always saying. Seriously considering moving him to another charter school where the teachers might actually care whether he gets a good education or not.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
Such a disappointment. It is not the school it used to be. The charter has negatively impacted the quality of education. The children are no longer routinely exposed to art, music, computers or PE. Only if they take a speciality class that may fall under this category. The standards in these areas are not addressed. Two hours out of their days are into specialties where there are no grades, no accountability. The children are segregated by academic ability as well. They have little to no recess and the admin feels as if the one week they meet with the PE teacher is adequate. What are they missing from their academic day that they are able to put 2 hours into specialties?! My son's grades went down after the charter began including crucial standardized testing scores.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
Not a great school. The classes are grouped by ability, which I thought was illegal for elementary children. There is literally ZERO diversity at this school, it is 99.9% white children which seems strange. How is that legal?

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
This is our 2nd year @ WMMIA. Both of my children have excelled academically. I've read the other posts and find many complaints to be terribly negative, opinionated & unfounded. My children do have recess, plenty of physical activities as well as other specialty classes that have stimulated them academically, physically & personally. It was a wonderful change for us. The teachers are sharp & challenging. The staff is kind & welcoming. I've found it a great place to jump in & be involved. The test scores show that they are making their mark and that children are growing academically. I DO recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
This was my sons last year at Wauka Mt. Up until this year it was such a great school. But now they are focusing more on the specialty classes not what the kids should be learning. I'm not the only parent who feels this way. I know of several. Having the specialty class is great and fun for the kids but the real subjects should come first. If a kid is falling behind they should pull them from the specialty class and give them more help in that time.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
Wauka Mountain was a great school before the charter school. Some of the kids needs more help with the real work like spelling, reading, and math. Not classes with cooking, golf, swimming or photography. If they want to have those class that s fine, but for the kids that are struggling have a class that will help them in the areas that are hard to them.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
My neighbors children go to this school and they are very concerned because their children suddenly are below grade level in math and reading due to the fact that the children spend two hours a day in some kind of special classes and don't get science or social studies at all. Also they are upset because their children do not go to PE anymore or get recess. Maybe this information is not accurate, otherwise it would be very weird! What kind of school would cut out recess and PE in this day and age of all the obesity issues of our children and take the students out of class to do cooking or sewing or whatever they are teaching at that place?

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2010
Wauka Mnt. has been a great school. My daughter went through and was very prepared for middle school (not that i was lol). My son is still attending Wauka mnt. and is loving the new Charter school classes and learning a lot. Thanks to all the wonderful teacher he has and had there.

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April 12, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2010
Racist! Discriminate against disabilities and rude teacher,. that sums it up!

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February 19, 2010
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January 11, 2010
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October 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
As a parent, my children were prepared for middle school and loved every year that they were at Wauka Mountain. They felt successful, scored extremely high on national-normed tests in addition to state curriculum tests, and were able to participate in after school clubs such as drama and chorus. It is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Why do you love Wauka Mountain Elementary School? Because of the warm Family atmosphere. And the strive to make each child feel important.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The faculty is the best group of teachers to work with!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
We are like a family there and everyone is really concerned about everyone else. It is a caring community within our school that puts their hearts into doing what is best for our children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Wauka Mountain is a wonderful school full of supportive staff and parents! We rock!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
When you walk in the door, you immediately feel right at home. There is a warmth that wraps around you that says 'Welcome, we are glad you are here.' Wauka Mountain Elem. School has a staff that is committed to providing the best possible education for their students'. They have transformed their curriculum by infusing excellent teachers with 'best teaching practices' and strategies that engage students in their learning process. It is a true community school where parents are involved in their child's learning. There is an excitement in the air as students begin their day. Wauka Mountain has just voted to become a Multiple Intelligence Charter School so they can better teach to the strengths of their students. They continually challenge themselves as a staff to continue to learn ways to improve teaching and learning at Wauka Mountain.

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2009
Wauka Mountain Elementary School has the best teachers, staff, students, and parents. It's like being in a loving, caring community. The teachers give 100%+ to engage students in authentic, real life lessons. At Wauka Mountain, we Build Bold Thinkers as We Learn Together in Harmony!

- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2009
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July 02, 2009
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July 01, 2009
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May 04, 2009
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no rating April 02, 2009
I love the fact it is a small school and a close-knit community. The parent support is unbelievable. It saddens me that there is such a teacher-turnover.

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September 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
The teachers are the backbone of this school! We love Wauka Mountain and the sweet, hard working students and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
This school is by far the most child friendly place I have ever seen. The teachers care about their students. Academics is a priority.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2008
I certainly hope everyone will use their own judgement, the August review is way off base. The author must have a an axe to grind for some unfortunate reason. Wauka Mountain is such a nice family school. I am so proud that my children have such a fufilling school to attend. We are certainly blessed with our staff. This school has been the best kept secret in Hall county and it is only getting better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2008
I think Wauka Mtn. is an excellent school! Both of my children attend there as well as I did. I have seen nothing short of great progress with my children.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2008
I have two great grandsons that attend Wauka Mountain and I think it is a wonderful school. Both of these children are learning the great values that we want our schools to teach. Thank you Wauka Mountain staff. Keep up the great work. Joyce Mashburn

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2007
This is our second year at Wauka Mountain Elementary. This is also principal's Joe Dinnan's second year and I am quite impressed with the direction she is taking the school. While, there is always room for improvement, this school has heart. It has a sweet feeling that flows from the hallways, that can only come from the legacy of families that have grown up in this school. I feel blessed to have chosen this area to live in.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
This school was a huge disappointment to us. The teachers are unmotivated and lack creativity. The parents and students are unfriendly and do not make any effort to include or get to know anyone outside their little group. The lack of parent involvement is very disappointing, and all the work is done by the same select group of parents. The students are far too worldy for their years, and the subject matter of their conversation and their bad language is shocking in kids their age. The academics are very poor. My children were very bored with the curriculum and unchallenged. The city elementary schools in Gainesville offer a far superior education and are much stricter with discipline. Safety is a huge concern. I am so relieved my children no longer attend Wauka Mtn. and are in a far better school system

- submitted by a parent
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Wauka Mountain Elementary School
5850 Brookton Lula Rd, Gainesville, GA  30506
(770) 983-3221
Last modified Wauka Mountain Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wauka Mountain Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.