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Hinesville, GA
Students enrolled: 679

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635 Taylor Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313

(912) 876-0146
(912) 876-0256
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February 20, 2015
The staff is very uneducated as a whole, starting at the level of the principal. I found they are unfamiliar when concerning legal rights of students and parents. Schools and their staff are supposed to encourage students and assist them in meeting educational goals. Instead they make family members feel unwelcomed as well as the children attending. I have never seen a school that intentionally tries to destroy children mentally and educational wise. Many parents are having these issues and share similar concerns but don't acquire legal assistance to bring these issues to light. I have witnessed discrimination here and violations by law relating to children's' education. The staff is rude and calculating to, them it seems children are casualties that they don't care to loose. I wonder if this would be different if it were their children. My child was lost on the first day of school with NO Apologies and railroaded pertaining to their education. The staff didn't care to correct their errors and didn't show any compassion for the emotional damage my child received by various events. Parents if you love your children and want them to actually learn don't send them keep looking.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
I have never seen such unfriendly, rude and unprofessional people at an elementary school. I should of done my research before putting my child into this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
I absolutely love the school that my girls go to. I love the friendly staff, they are always so patient and always keep me informed on whats going on in the school. They have had no safety issues, the teachers are amazing. If there was ever an issue with my girls and their grades changed even by a couple points they would let me know. I wouldn't choose any other school.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
While this school is far from our previous school , Jordye Bacon, it has been great for our 4th grader. We were lucky and have had the same teacher again for 4th grade that we had for 3rd grade. So far we have had great success in the Liberty County School System. It is all about how much you want to be involved.. and the respect that you show the teachers and staff. Your child's education is a joint endeavor , not just the schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2013
Button Gwinnett is absolutely awesome. My children have been going to this school since they were in kindergarten. I love the from desk staff, principal and the teachers. One of the best schools in the county.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
BGE is a joke. My kids have gone to military schools since pre-k and have never had any problems in class or academically, but this school year already seem to be struggling and only less then a month in. Both NY kids dread going to school now, my 3rd grader is swamped with homework daily. I believe in homework but when a child at this age is having as much as she does and cries bc she's so overwhelmed there's a problem. Lunches- that's been a pain from the get go with BGE. My 1st grader was just fed 1 milk & 1 apple( no protein, bread) and when all of them were confronted they called my kids lyers bc "that's not BGE school policy". After reading all these comments I'm convinced my thoughts of what might be taking place are actually happening. Very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Ok im starting to think the reviews on here are right. We just noved here n my youngest is in kindergarten school started on aug 7 n its on the 22 . My son has had 3 notes/numbers sent home by this teacher. Ok im not staying my child is a saint by not a problem child. My son has been going to school since he was born , so I know he is advanced n most area than the rest of his class. I think my child is not being challenge enough the homework he gets he gotwhen he was 4 n preschool. Yes he says I hate school its boring all we do is color , and we don't go out side . I think the teacher is just sending home notes for everything n not even noting the problem how am I suppose to talk to my child or believe u if nothing if stated. Just a color or number of what he is doing wrong that day. Elaborate on your pbis key please.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
The worst school I've never seen! The teachers are very rude, the children eat lunch on dirty table, because after breakfast nobody clean the table. I think BOE need to focus on this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2013
Worst schools.The teachers are straight up horrible.The lunch is bad.I would consider to giving your child something good to eat and can be able to fill them up cause that lunch does not.The principal is so lazy.Please for your souls take your children to a different school.

- submitted by a community member
February 25, 2012
If you notice...the only positive reviews on here are from teachers at this school. So, that right there should show you how well this school is doing. My son is in Kindergarten and we have only been living in Hinesville for one year. After this school year, we will be pulling him out and sending him to another school. I have not been satisfied at all at this school. I feel that my son is treated poorly by his teacher and the things they are learning he already knew at 4 years old in Missouri. Update your curriculum Georgia!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
this school is ran like military boot camp. No talking EVER not even at lunch, the 3 teachers my kid had there did nothing to facilitate learning social interactions, how to deal with bulling etc. when my child was severely bullied she had to explain the incidents in front of the whole class which only lead to further bulling of the whiner. DO NOT send your child there if he/she is "gifted" that program does nothing to stimulate their brain. very very disappointed with the principal and the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
Not mom friendly, they ask parents to donate for several projects but they are not welcomed to participate parents aren't allowed to walk their kids to class but fathers can come in 1 friday each month and interact with not only their kids but children in other classes as well

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My son is severely affeected by ADHD. He has been at Button Gwinnett since kindergarten and the staff and teachers have always been wonderful and understanding in working with my son's special needs! When we decided to buy a home, we made a point of buying in the Button Gwinnett district so that we would not have to change schools. We have always been beyond pleased with his teachers. He has made great academic strides in the last five years.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
My child used o go to BGE, Kindergarten and I am glad she does not have to anymore! We just moved and now I have to worry about her not being able to go to first grade because my child did not get the support she would have needed. The leadership at this school is very unfriendly and did not seem like they wanted to help us, since they knew we were moving! Also I think for Kindergarten there is not enough time for making friends and socializing at all. Outside play time is very limited and lunchtime reminds me of a bootcamp! Silence is the big word! If I had the chance to do it over again, I would have moved in a different are, just to keep her from haveing to go to that school!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
BGE is a fantastic place to work. We are continuously striving to find effective and innovative ways to help our students reach the standards that we have been challenged with. We have a very supportive administration and our staff is truly like a family. I love it here and hope my students feel the same way I do about it!

- submitted by a teacher
January 29, 2009
I am a staff member here at BGE, and have to say after reading through all the reviews, I am pretty disappointed in them. I have to agree that our school in general has under gone many changes, but as policies in Education change, so must we. The faculty and staff at BGE work hard every day to ensure that your child is not only prepared for their next grade, but for life in general. I feel that there are a lot of great things going on in our school. I would like to address the parents in this next statement. Please do not ever feel that the your child's teacher is not interested in your concerns regarding your child and their education. Make those parent/teacher conferences and let us put our heads together and have the people who spend the most time with the child create a plan for you.Teamwork!!

- submitted by a teacher
November 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2008
Parents I'm a teacher at BGE and want to say that I am truly sorry that you are experiencing a bad year at our school. Once upon a time there was no drama. I can say that the leadership is the key to keeping this in order. You would actually be shocked at what goes on behind principal s doors. I will argue that we do have awesome teachers. I feel that you can t hold a teacher responsible for what leadership passes down. If you don t get support do you really think we do??? Nope! All I can say it do what the rest of us is doing go to the BOE and complain!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 01, 2008
I can totally relate to what people are saying about the lunch crew screaming and yelling at the children and making them have too many quit lunches. I have seen this happen every time I went into the school for any reason. My daughter came to this school last year from TN and went from being an outgoing eager beaver to go to school to coming home every day only to tell me how much she hates school now and wants to move back to TN. She complains about the lunch crew, too much homework, no breaks at school, no outdoor play, too strict rules and getting picked on by other classmates and no one (teachers or counselors) stepping in to take action against those they see doing things to her. I am concidering home schooling her until she is able to go to another school.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
When the district lines were changed last year my son got stuck at this school. It was NOT a good change. He went from being a straight A student to struggling. Also he went from being a good citizen every month to being a child who came home everynight to tell me he hated school, it broke my heart. I have never in the past 6 years had to go to school to talk to the principal and this year had to go in/call 3 seperate times. I agree w/ previous comments that the principal was very rude and uncaring towards our issues. The staff who oversees the lunchroom have no tolarance for children and are very quik to declare silent lunches several times a week, which is one of the few times children get to socialize w/ eachother throughout the day. We were not impressed w/ this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2008
I have 2 children who both attend/attended BGE. The staff is not the big problem. I beleive it all boils down to the leadership. The princpal is not the most kind individual and the office personell are rude. They have unqualifed teachers instructing classes and they have moved my daughter 4 time this past year due to the instructor problem. Which caused her some problems.I hope no one has to deal with the problems we have had. The librarian is great and some of the other teachers. Luckily they got rid of one of the really bad apple teachers. I think the princeple runs the place which is not her job. She is rude and just kind of nods her head when you are speaking with her. Choose another school if you can.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Button Gwinnett rocks! My children are educated in a safe, structured school where learning comes first. Great job principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
I am a very pleased parent! My three children attend BGE and are making great strides in their education. The principal is a professional. She runs the school as a safe environment that is focused on teaching and learning. Parents are permitted to visit classrooms, but are not permitted to interrupt instructional time. That is a great change for this school. There used to be a lot of interruptions to the learning process before the current principal arrived. I applaud her for the courage to take on this issue and stand strong. This school has made tremendous progress under the current principal's leadership. My advice to intelligent parents in Liberty County who want a high quality learning experience for their children is to enroll them at this school. The improvement in the three years the current principal has been there is unmatched in this school system.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
My oldest child started out at BGE and is now in the 4th grade and I also have another child just starting out at BGE in Pre-K and like many other parents I do not like the policy that stated I have to have permission to check in on my child. What's really going on? What are you all hiding? I can sit in my youngest child's Pre-K class and have lunch when ever I want but with the 4th grader I have to make and appointment. It's just lunch not a parent teacher conference. I think the BOE really needs to look into some of the unfriendly practices taking place in this school. Its no longer school. Its Elementary Boot Camp. Avoid the school if you can.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
I do not approve of the way the principal runs the school, She does not allow Parent involvement in the school, or have an Open Door Policy to allow the parents to randomly check up on the students or the staff. The teachers my child had for 4th grade did not take the time or have the attitude to want to help my child succeed

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
To the parents who have written such bitter and hostile comments...you are a part of the reason that BGE was about to be taken over by the state department of education before the current administrator arrived. The school staff has incredibly high morale, as they should. All concerned individuals have worked extremely hard, and the school is not only off of the 'Needs Improvement' list, but has actually been named a 'School of Distinction'. This did not happen becasue of people such as yourselves. It happended because intellingent people (students, parents, school administration, and staff) made it happen. The staff memebers who chose to leave or were asked to leave obviously needed to go. Wake up and get a grip people! BGE is the place to be in Liberty County. I am proud to be an active parent volunteer and of my children's academic opportunites. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
Although I am no fan of the current principle, my child's overall BGE experience has been positive. We have had caring teachers that have done their job exceptionally even when they have not agreed with some of the newer policies. Overall BGE has satisfied our educational needs

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2005
My children transferred to this school from Jordye Bacon-they attended K and part of 1st grade there. Since coming to BGE my childrens grades have dropped dramatically-from A's and B's down to D's and F's and their drive to attend school has dropped off.They are begging everyday not to have to go to school. I have not been pleased at all especially since the administration there has set such severe guidelines that were not in place at JBE. Why should I have to set an appointement to see my child at any time on any day I see fit? Both my children say that they are bullied at schoold and teachers don't reprimand the children doing it. I am very disappointed with the entire school system at BGE. Why hasn't BOE jumped on this?

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
Button Gwinnett used to be a wonderful school, with high teacher and staff morale and an inviting atmosphere. It is no longer such a place. The teachers are treated like children, not professionals. They are harassed every time they have to be absent due to illness of themselves or a family member. It is like a prison over there. The students are made to march around like little soldiers without any free time. They only have recess once a week, even the six year olds. They need to be children, not little adults. I can't wait until my husband is reassigned to another post. Button Gwinnett has become a place my daughter, who once loved school, no longer wants to go. When will the BOE ever listen to us?

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
Congratulations to the students at BGE! The school was taken off of the AYP list. Many great changes have been made over the past year to help all students achieve success. The school is concerned about just anyone walking into the school, and I am happy that they ask me where I am going and why. I feel my child is secure there and receiving a hands on education to prepare her for the real world.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2004
That whole school district was one of the worse I had ever seen and experienced.

- submitted by a former student
November 12, 2004
If you can avoid this school, DO!! The principle has soured the entire atmosphere of the school! It is depressing to see so many great schools in Liberty county and to know that my children must go to one that is run like a boot camp! My husband returned from war and was told that he could not met his childrens kindergarden and first grade teachers after missing out on a year of their lives!! I cant wait to leave that school behind and I cant believe that the school board ignores the complaints of so many parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
I think the parents of BGE needs to get together and get her out. They tell me I can't see whats going on in my child's classroom, I can't talk with my child's teachers unless I make an appt. first, What is she hiding?? There are many great teacher's in this school but we also lost around 20 this past year. The block school needs to go out too.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
I have never seen such unfriendly people in an elementary schhol. Makes you wonder how your child feels through the day? The prinicpal is trully not concerned about the well being of the children. But let me give her an A for effort in pretending. However parents do not be fooled! And when have you ever needed permission to check on your own child at school? What is really going on here? There are some nice teachers at this school. But let's face it what principal can possibily run off 20 good experienced teachers? So what is our school board doing about this? Don't know.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2004
My children have had a variety of experiences at this school. Some good, but mostly poor. This school has had a lot of problems in the past, and has consistantly pulled among the lowest scores in the county (with statewide testing). With NCLB, the school seems to be 'teaching to the test.' Last school year, my son spent a month on learning how to estimate on standardized tests. My oldest child was not prepared for middle school, he was never penalized for turning in home/classwork late and was shocked with the rigors of middle school. Even some of the teachers at SGMS are not happy with the lack of preperation students at BGE have.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
Regarding the comment from the parent about limiting parent involvement: Parent support of the faculty and administration of the school is always welcome, but there are always a handful of parents who have their own personal agenda to advance. Parents should concentrate on being supportive of the efforts of the professionals, and making sure their kids are prepared to do their best in school.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2003
My son attended B.G.E. in first grade and he loved his teacher, the school and the students. He enjoyed the school so much that after leaving Ft. Stewart he has attended 1st grade in NY city and 2nd grade in Florida and he still comments on B.G.E. We will be returning to Hinesville next year so my second son can start school there and my oldest son can continue his education there. We are looking forward to coming back to the warm, friendly, and caring faculty and staff. Thank you for all you're dedication and big hearts!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
The current Principal of this school should be watched very carefully. She has set up in house rules that limit parent involvement. I do not believe that she has the abilty to properly lead. I am deeply concerned for the students.

- submitted by a parent

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Button Gwinnett Elementary School
635 Taylor Rd, Hinesville, GA  31313
(912) 876-0146
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