I did a lot of homework before making the decision on where to buy a home and where to send my children to school. I went in for school visits including attending an after school fundraising event, visiting a classroom after school, visiting the media center during school, and talking to several different teachers and parents. Now that my child has started attending school, I have been welcomed into the classroom and the school to volunteer. That being said, I have only encountered positive experiences and I think I have barely scratched the surface. There are organizations in place on every level within this school in place to ensure children at every advantage or disadvantage to reach success. It. Feels. Good. Knowing that the school and volunteer social services are taking care of the children who need it so our teachers are at full capacity to do what they are there to do: teach... is exactly what I'm looking for in a school. I have spent a decent amount of time in the school already and am entirely impressed by what I am seeing. Our classroom got straight into a routine and the teachers challenge with a very positive teaching style. I hope at the end of this year and the next I will continue to feel that my child is challenged academically, because, when it come right down to it, that is what it is all about. I couldn't ask for more than the results I'm seeing! Two thumbs up for Chestatee Elementary.
II have two children that attend this school. They love it. One teacher is awesome. While the other sends no notes home and seems to be very strange person who does not seem to only contact parents by email to let them know what's going on each week. Since I don't have access. To Internet often I have no clue what's going on each week for my child's class. This school should send out more info on curriculum. Activity's at the school. Such as chorus..... the new principal. Seems very nice.. always smiling. While the ladies in the office seem to be stuck up and not greeting anyone.
I don't know where that first comment came from, we just moved to the area and everone we have met at the school has been wonderful. The Office Staff has always greeted me with a friendly face and smile, and that includes everyone else, from the teachers to the maintenance group. Very Friendly. My son loves his teacher, the school and seems to thrive more since there is less drama than you would see in schools closer to the ATL..
i like the school overall but i don't care for some of the teachers who seem a little more stuck up and unwilling to work with parents. the office staff i have dealt with have always had their noses in the air but they treat almost everyone that way except the people they really know and are friends with. i have learned to ignore it but they could be a little more friendly and helpful. as far as education i think they do a great job. my kids love the school.
I have had 1 child go from 1st to 5th here, another child in 3rd grade now, and will have another here in a few years. I love it. We moved here from another county when my first son was in 1st grade. He had been excelling in all his classes at his previous school and was behind at Chestatee because the curriculum was more advanced. We have had 3 tremendously wonderful teachers and 2 good teachers. Will keep my kids here!
I have had 2 children at Chestatee and I have been more than happy with the education that they have received. My daughter is ADHD and the teachers & administration worked hand-in-hand with us to get her to excel despite her learning disabilities. Honestly, we've yet to have a bad teacher. If we do have a teacher that is a little lacking, we make up for it at home. There is little parental involvement which is sad. Parents working together with the admin & teachers is what makes for a successful school. The new administration is a breath of fresh air. She makes it a point to visit with the kids & learns their names. It isn't just THIS school that places importance on the CRCT. Unfortunately, that is something that trickles down from the STATE level.
I have had 3 children attend Chestatee. The first and second year I was simply amazed. My children were thriving, and had the best teachers I could ever ask for. The 3rd year, when my son was in 1st grade, he had a horrible teacher, when my concerns were expressed to the principal, it was actually the asst principal who contacted me back. In my opinion the teacher has no right to even hold a teaching degree. After speaking to many other parents who have had children in her class, they have said each year she picks out a few children in her class and just basically attacks them all year. I really hope this year with the new principal and staff, things will get much better. It is a public school - some teachers care and others just simply are teachers so they can have summers off.