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K-6
Public charter
Kennesaw, GA
Students enrolled: 920
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3010 Cobb Parkway North
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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(678) 290-9628
(678) 290-9638
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Map of Kennesaw Charter Science & Math Academy address.

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June 22, 2014
KCSMA is a wonderful place. When you walk in, it feels like home. The staff truly loves every child and you can see that. They have gone through some growing pains, which is typical of any school that doubles enrollment in a few short years. Parent involvement is very important. Teachers will always have ways for you to volunteer. The PTO is pretty cliquey, but I've found my niche by going straight to the principal and letting her know how I would like to help the school. All in all, a great school and so much better than our local school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
Kennesaw Charter is a great school and has the potential to be even better but in order to get there they need new board members and better leadership. Mrs. Frey, the principal, seems to care about the kids and the school but doesn't seems as concerned about the teachers or the morale in the school. The board and some of the office staff don't seem qualified to be in their jobs and need to be replaced. They have been with the school too long and bring baggage into their jobs from the problems the school had in the past.. The communication from the school is very bad. The website rarely works and it seems they always wait until the last minute to send out information. I'm sure it is not the case, but the school board and the office staff just seem very unorganized and seem to not care about keeping the parents informed. I stay with the school because I hope to see change very soon and mostly because my kids love the school, love their teachers, and are getting a great education. The differentiated learning that is used makes all the difference, and so do the small class sizes. With a better school board and stronger leadership, KCSMA could fix many of their problems

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2014
KCSMA the school that could and hope it will. It is by FAR NOT the "mecca" of public schools. It has great potential, but needs assistance. For the newbies Ms. Frey the principle has done quite a bit to improve the school from it's humble and trouble past, she is dedicated however just a bit abrasive. Seems uninvolved at times and this may come across as not caring, but deep down she cares. Tthe newly appointed VP was not the best candidate and there was some underhanded operations to get him in that position The board members are arrogant , with inappropriate comments and jokes at meetings. The meetings are uninviting and if you are not familiar with the order of operations it may be intimidating. Attend anyway and voice your opinion 90% of the teachers are WONDERFUL, dedicated and caring. The major reason why the school is what it is today. You'll get what you put into your childs education. Parent involvement is a MUST, in the class as well as assisting with committees. The PTO is wonderful and always attempting to make improvements. Please assist, lend a helping hand as much as you can, it REALLY makes a difference. Looking forward to another great year KCSMA veteran

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
I admit that no school is perfect and there are some things that KCSMA is openly working on to get better. However, this is truly the little school that can. I have two children that attend and I am very pleased with the education they have recieved. The principal is extremely dedicated and truly loves the children. The teachers are very dedicated to the children and you can see that when you enter the building. As am involved parent, I see how much the kids love the 5th grade teachers and their CRCT and 5th grade writing scores reflect that. Every year the teachers, administration, and parents look at how they can get better and strive to become better for the students.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
We will be so happy to get our student out of this school ! The teachers and staff all but a few are rude and seem to only care about their school, not the students. If you want to speak to staff or principal, don't bother, they won't speak to mere parents. There is a 5th grade teacher who sais bad things about students all the time. There is no art or band. Students play in a mud field every day for recess, be prepared to buy uniforms all the time. Students have named ASP "after school prison". When you meet the staff you'll see why. Do your child and yourself a huge favor and choose private school.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
I want to love this school but I just can't quite get there. There is no consistency from one classroom to another. Some teachers are good about posting info to their blogs, but not all. They don't even use a consistent blog platform. By Spring Break the burnout factor seems to be in high swing here. I realize it happens everywhere but it seems worse here and a sense of apathy seems to take over for a lot of the staff that lasts til August. There has never been a summer reading list published and school supply lists are always late. Once you buy supplies more often than not once school starts you are told they don't need this or that and that they need things not on the list. The biggest problem I have is that there seem to be a contingent of parents who are unreasonable and I am sure they are very trying for the staff but as a result the staff seems to assume that every parent is unreasonable. My child is doing well here and I keep hoping things will start to click and be more professional. I would say the school is slightly above average with the potential to be great if they could just get a handle on the professionalism and consistency. I feel the students pick up on it too.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
My husband and I enrolled our son at KCSMA this year and LOVE the school, teachers and parents! Parents have to actively enroll their children here, so every child appreciates the school and really wants to be there! The teachers work so hard to give the students multiple opportunities to learn and review new lessons and techniques! Most of the lessons are emphasized with hands-on learning experiences (practice writing words in the sand, skyping with astronauts at NASA, and practicing spelling through song)! they offer many different ways of learning a new skill, so something will appeal to everyone (no child is left behind)! The specials teachers truly care for each student and show great enthusiasm for their area of focus! There is a heavy parental involvement! The school has a portal website that lists volunteer positions needed and gives the parents plenty of opportunities to get involved! They also allow plenty of opportunities for the older students to demonstrate leadership to the younger ones! I can't tell you enough how much we love KCSMA, the teachers, staff and parents! I always see smiles on the children's faces when I volunteer! They LOVE the school too!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
We were so excited to get a spot with the 2013-2014 lottery. My daughter is in Kindergarten and tells everyone how much she loves her school and her wonderful teacher. I feel they really try to match the student with the best fitting teacher when possible. Our teacher has a great blog and we receive communications regularly. Mrs. Frey loves the students and the front office staff is very friendly and helpful. They truly welcome parents and there are many opportunities to volunteer. For the parents that work full time there are still many chances to volunteer. We are so happy to be a part of the KCSMA family. We were a little apprehensive leaving our very family oriented Montessori school but those fears quickly left. I highly recommend KCSMA. While the school receives over $1million dollars less than the average public school they truly focus on giving our children the best education possible. If you just want a bus to pick up/drop off your child and the teacher do all the work, then KCSMA might not be the right fit for you. If you want a place where your child is valued and your as a parent are wanted then it is a great choice!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
The school now has a tremendous new and modern facility. All of the staff are very motivated and professional. There is a scheme in place to encourage parental involvement too. The number of students has grown considerably over the past few years though and I do feel it loses its small family feel due to that. I do wish they would return Spanish to the curriculum and extend their sports activities with school teams too.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
My son and I LOVE KCSMA. I don't know what I would do without this option. I'm already worrying if they will be adding the middle school option. KCSMA IS THE BEST.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
We left private school to attend KCSMA and are so glad we did! We weren t seeing the value for our tuition $ in pvt school. Our son is a 2nd grader and we were pleased to find that KCSMA has a stronger, more well-rounded & organized curriculum and a strong PTO. Students know what's expected of them and though my son complains it's too hard, I know he's really just being challenged, finally! His teacher shares a daily blog and I like how she has the students write their assignments in their journals that are sent home daily. This is great writing practice & teaches them to be responsible & accountable. I admire KCSMA for having standards of behavior, too. Students running wild won't learn much so this is appreciated! Sure, the chaotic afternoon carpool could use some improvement but the principal warned us about this BEFORE JOINING THE SCHOOL! Once you decide to join a school with over 900 students and no bus routes, common sense tells you it's going to be hectic for everyone, including those who are volunteering to help with carpool. As long as my child is safe and secure, I m fine waiting in line. KCSMA has been worth the wait so far!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My daughter is in her 2nd year at Kennesaw Charter. We came in when she was in the 2nd grade. I really like the school. The environment reminds me of being apart of a large family. The entire staff is very friendly and dedicated to the kids. Kennesaw Charter really focus on the development of each student. The principal and staff are very friendly and are always spotted out and about around the school. The communication is great as well as the follow up. I plan to send my 3yr daughter to Kennesaw Charter as well. I tell everyone that I know what awesome school Kennesaw Charter is and I love to volunteer my time, attend PTO and Board Meetings.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
Unorganized for sure, chaotic, rude and unprofessional. The receptionist never knows the answer to any questions. I wanted to talk to the principle Ms. Frey I was told I have to give a legitimate reason as to why I want to have a meeting so she can better prepare herself for the meeting. You have to email everyone you could never talk to the person you need to talk to. I was also told I cant walk my child to class one morning before class started. I had a visitor sticker visible I walked anyway but that to me doesn't make sense as well especially if it isn't habitual. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone I know. They couldn't find my child twice during car pool. When I asked was her carpool number called they said yes her number was called so I asked who she was released to they told me they don't know. but how don't you know if they don't no then who knows?? any one could have a number but if you don't no the persons name or double check a id to make sure its even a person authorize for pickup then that's a huge problem. That draws the lines for me. Not a fan and that's just my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
KCSMA was just named a School of Excellence by the state of Georgia. They were 1 out of 28 schools in the entire state to receive this honor. Out of EVERY elementary school - not just charter schools. Need I say more?

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My family loves this school. As stated in other reviews, as a charter school, they run on less money than traditional charter schools. Parents must be involved for the school to excel. What it lacks in playground equipment or smart boards in every classroom, it is made up by the commitment and level of personal attention to each student. Teachers know the students and not just those in their own classroom. The kids feel special because they are not treated as just another student. Mrs. Frey has led this school to be named 2012 Georgia School of Excellence. Way to go!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My children have excelled at KCSMA in so many ways. I have a 1st grader and Kindergartner this year. They love their teachers (so do I) and the staff really cares about the students. The PTO is incredibly active and the parental involvement within the school is unlike anything I have seen. I am happy to be a part of the KCSMA community.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
If you are looking for a great education for your children, KCSMA is where you can find it! You know the staff is dedicated to providing our kids a great education just by observing how much they care and how much they give of themselves. There are many people who don't realize how underfunded charter schools are. The staff and parents are so committed to making KCSMA the best it can be that they continually give so much of themselves to make up for the funds we do not receive from the state and county. Sure, every school has it's issues and challenges, and KCSMA is no exception. We have grown from 805 students to 920 students in one year. but compared to the district school our kids were supposed to attend, KCSMA far exceeded our expectations. If you are interested in SCHOOL CHOICE and looking for a great school you and your kids will enjoy, come check out KCSMA. You won't regret it.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
KCSMA is only a couple of days into a new school year, but the improvements to the track, drive space and signage is a positive move in the right direction. The school has grown so fast since moving to the new location it took a few months to manage the growth. Well done KCSMA. The parent communication we have received thus far exceeds expectations; the energy and overall happy climate of the entire school is unlike anything we are used to. We knew we'd made the right choice on day one!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
Being married to a teacher of a different school, I am very impressed with KCSMA. Not only do the teachers truly love their job, but they like what they do. One complaint I here at home, from my wife, is that school leadership does not ask the teachers before decisions are made. I have noticed that the leadership at this school makes informed decisions based on information from the parents and teachers. Mrs. Frey TRULY makes every decision with the best interest of the students at heart. Mrs. Frey is also not pleased with the status quo and is always looking for ways to improve and raise the expectations for the staff and students.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
KCSMA is a great school with a private school feel. I enjoy the personal touch from the staff and teachers towards my children. I love the new physical building and I appreciate the pursuit of growth amongst the teachers and staff. By growth, I mean improvement of classes, programs, and just the overall atmosphere of the school. As always, change requires time and patience, and when you believe in something, investing into it pays off. I want to continue investing in KCSMA so that I can continue seeing a wonderful alternative for Cobb County families...KCSMA is a school that strives for excellence!

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
So glad our children will NOT be attending KCSMA this school year. We made the decision not to return because the school just didn't deliver the programs and education we were promised. It is true that some of the teachers are great, but not all. And the Admin staff. . . . We were very turned off by some of the remarks we overheard them saying about some of the students. Staff members shouldn't speak unkindly about children. What a disappointment this school was for our family

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
We just pulled our children from this school. Although the enrollment is up, the administration is so poor and inexperienced we had no choice. Some teachers are better than others, like anywhere else, but this is no Math and Science Academy. They have a Science Fair, and only 5th grade and up are required to participate. The school is new, and only one science lab in the whole school for 900 students! No Math club or extra work. After the CRCT's, there was no homework for the rest of the year. Be prepared to spend two hours a night to supplement all that is lacking for your child to succeed at home if you are planning on enrolling there.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
We have had a great experience with the school. My only complaint is the "Specials." I am a strong supporter of fine arts and I dont feel the school places enough emphasis on the importance of Art and Music. I think maybe putting 2 or 3 classes in one Art Class is too much for one teacher to maintain control of the students. Other than that, we are very happy with KCSMA. Ms Fidell is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
My son went to this school for part of the 12-13 school year. It was a mistake to send him to Kennesaw Charter. He went from loving school in PreK to hating school in K. The K teacher was not willing to work with him to build confidence and the administration could not be bothered to address my concerns. Withdrawing him from this school was the best decision we made. I am mad that Kennesaw Charter took the love of learning from my son. He has since completed K in a Cobb County school and loves school again and is excited to learn again.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
Our son won enrollment lottery for '12-'13 yr but couldn't attend till Jan '13 due to 3 surgeries on leg. Enrollment admin spoke with principal and said this wasn't a problem, place would be held. Inquiries placed with school from Aug '12-Jan '13 to rcv coursework for son to "keep up" resulted in responses that such measures were unnecessary. (Most Cobb Cty schools do help with this and some even send tutors to your home). Upon son's recovery, our son's spot wasn't available as it had been given away. We would have to resubmit to '13-'14 lottery if we wanted our child to attend following year. Poor experiences with administration of this school as the parent of a child with special needs makes me unlikely to ever attempt to place my child there again. Especially given the fact that my child will likely require surgeries at irregular intervals until he is fully grown.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2012
We have two children at this school and love it! We have been there two years. We have been very involved parents and researched our local public schools and private schools in great depth. My oldest child tried the public elementary school and found he was not challenged enough, he needed more individual attention and teachers that would challenge him. I really like that they have a separate science lab, computer room, and art room just to name a few specials. The education is tough, I am often stumped with the homework that comes home but that is what I wanted out of an education for my children, I want it to be tough and challenging forcing them to be pushed to their fullest. The children do start getting daily homework assignments in kindergarten even, which I believe prepares them. The school does a lot of "real life" projects, the teachers do not have to follow the required curriculum required of teachers of the regular public schools so they have more room to teach how they feel will have the most impact on each individual student and class. Great school, students, parents, and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
The lack of academics? For Kindergarten? I guess they should be learning calculus. Just wow.

- submitted by a community member
October 16, 2012
We are a second year family to KCSMA. My oldest child entered kindergarten last year and my youngest this year. That being said we had what I would consider an average year last year. The teacher/parent relationship was strong. The only complaint I had was the lack of academics. I equated it to trying to get as many kids on the same page as possible. I figured home supplementation would at least get him through Kindergarten. Well thus far 1st grade has been much the same. They are not pushing my oldest to reach that potential. We have also had issues with his teacher this year. I am a firm believer in discipline however I also feel like it needs to fit the action. The teacher is praised for her control of the classroom however she is not discipling middle school children. They are first graders and should be treated as such & not bullied. For awhile I have told my husband that most of these problems are probably par for most schools. I am beginning to second guess that theory. I pray things turn around because for my children stability is key. I would really actually hate to leave the school as most of the parents and staff are very kind & loving. There is a sense of family there.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
I highly recommend Kennesaw Charter. My Son will start second grade this fall and my daughter will start kindergarten. The school building is brand-new. I deeply appreciate the personal attention that the staff has given to my son during his two years at this school. He has seen great improvement in his behavior and learning. In my experience, the staff has always demonstrated a professional attitude. I look forward to another great year at Kennesaw Charter!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2012
I agree with another reviewer here who stated the school is good, but that it could be GREAT. My son is going into his second year here, and last year we had a few issues come up discipline wise. The teacher's were not my issue, it was the way the principal handled the issue with me and my child that had me concerned. Accusing my child of doing something that even the teacher said he did not do, and never apologizing for it, well, that is a questionable practice. Needless to say my son was diagnosed with a condition this summer and will now be on a 504. We really love the teacher's, students, and the parental involvement here and would hate to leave. But if it doesn't get any better for him I will have to pull him out.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
We are very pleased with Kennesaw Charter School. My two children are gifted, and the Quest Program has proved to be a fantastic experience for them both. The brand new school building is georgeous,, eco-friendly, and will provide lots of opportunities for outdoor scientific investigation. I am most pleased that Science has been added to the "Specials" schedule along with Art, music , technology and PE. This will give my chidren additional hands on science experience apart from regular classroom curriculum. I can't ask for more than that!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
As a Kindergarten parent , I am so excited about the upcoming school year. I feel so grateful that my child will be able to begin first grade at Kennesaw Charter. The school offers band and chorus, which are not available in my district school. Another reason we chose this school is the reduced class sizes. My district school is allowing 35 students in a classroom! To me,Kennesaw Charter seems to understand what parent want, and what makes for a progressive educational environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
This is not a great school but is probably better than most in the area. It has many things to work on to become great. ie: staff team work, uniform parent communication, standardized parent conferences, improved conflict resolution and communication to parents. They do a great job teaching GA standards but unfortunately they dont go above or beyond those standards. GA standards are not upto par with other states. The Principal - she has done a good job stabilizing the school after many years of ups and downs . She has also been able to bring pride back to our teachers and students, but she lacks interpersonal skills and her discipline practices are somewhat questionable. Her ideas sound good but once you deal with her on student conflict you can tell her apathy, disdain and disrespect for children and parents. Very unfortunate. After 6 years my child will leave KCSMA, I have been happy with the education they have provided and turned my back on many of the issues due to the school's challenges but is time they get their act together and start working as a team if they want to be GREAT.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
This is the best school in the great state of georgia. I love the teachers and the staff

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I am writing to express my profound appreciation for KCSMA. My family actually moved out of the area of the school and I enrolled my daughter at another school that would be closer to our new home, however, one week into the school year, I clearly saw that I had made a mistake and I pulled my daughter out of the school and we returned to KCSMA. My daughter was able to thrive throughout the school year. Mrs. Lawrence and Ms. Smith are a dynamic team and I am amazed at the amount of information that they were able to teach to the students. Their hands- on approach really helped my daughter to get the most of the school year. During the year my daughter was able to get involved with many extracurricular activities including chorus, band, cheerleading and volleyball, which she has been able to take with her into the seventh grade. The skills that my daughter developed during her time in the sixth grade at KCSMA, has helped her adjust to seventh grade and are skills that she will be able to use throughout her entire academic career. I personally thank KCSMA as a parent for a wonderful year and I will always appreciate our time at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
My daughter attended KCSMA. Upon entering, my daughter's interest in school was indifferent to say the least. KCSMA sparked her curiosity and challenged her in many ways. She began to take an interest in many subjects. She received the support of her peers and teachers and she began to improve greatly. She was proud of her school and came home every day with a new story to tell. I commend this school for the efforts made by the teachers and staff to encourage my daughter to ask questions and to aid my daughter in improving her grades. KCSMA teachers are incredible and they made every effort to ensure my daughter was knowledgeable in all suject matters. She graduated from KCSMA well prepared for middle school and is doing great this year. I attribute this to all of her wonderful teachers and their interest in her. They always kept me apprised of her progress and provided input when improvement was neeeded. Her CRCT scores speak for themselves. I was so proud of her when I received them this year. She exceeded expectations in most all subjects. Way to go KCSMA! I would recommend this school to anyone seeking a quality education for their child.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
We are ready for back to school at KCSMA! The teachers are enthusiastic and have high expectations of all of the kids. The school administration has vision and a plan. Strong leadership is evident. The respect the teachers obviously have for administration is also evident. My children's teachers spoke of the planned science and math enrichment for this year. The academic program has really been taken up several notches in the last 2 years. In short, a strong academic program with high expectations and enrichment in math and science, strong leadership, dedicated and caring teachers. The perfect recipe for school success!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
We are entering our 6th year at KCSMA and I continue to be happy with the choice to send my children here. The school has been through a lot of challenges and changes but is now on a great path. Mrs Frey has turned many things around and has made such a difference. I admit to being skeptical in the past about if we would ever see a new building but I've never been so happy to be proven wrong. It is so exciting to see a building growing up out of the dirt on Cobb Parkway! We can't wait to walk through the doors.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
As the holiday season approaches, we all start to consider our circumstances and "count our blessings". I count being part of KCSMA as a true blessing , to me and to the community we serve. I have been part of this school since its founding in 2003-2004 and have seen many changes over the years. Despite many seemingly insurmountable obstacles, KCSMA has remained strong , and has reinvented intself into a high performing. science and math academy. We have endured two floods, a string of administration changes, and have escaped the grip of a stifling management company. KCSMA has emerged, stronger than ever, due in large part to our exemplary principal, whose vision, compassion and leadership paved the way for the passage of a second five year charter and the building of a new school. From our administration on down this school our commitment to our students goes "above and beyond". We have been told my our SACS review committee that our school "has the love of the children in our soul". I think that says in all.

- submitted by a teacher
November 30, 2010
So glad we found this school. I love the learning environment they create for the kids. The teachers do a lot of hands on learning, which I really believe helps the kids lock in the concepts much better than just pencil and paper learning. Teachers are enthusiastic and really seem to connect to each kid with their optimal learning style and their individual level. Every child is challenged to reach their highest potential. I feel like the are really working to teach the material and not just teach to the CRCT test. Class sizes are reasonable. My son has 14 kids in his class, my daughter has about 20. I love that everyone knows all the kids. They aren't just a number here, and that shows.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2010
No school is perfect for absolutely everyone, but KCSMA is a terrific option for a lot of us! I resent the implication that the only people who feel this is a 5-star school are board members and school employees. I am neither and I'm happy with our KCSMA experience. My child is happy and thriving. For anyone considering KCSMA, look at the test scores, visit the school for a tour, talk to parents and teachers and get a feel for the reality of KCSMA. I volunteer often and am active in the new PTO. I've witnessed Mrs. Frey interacting with students and teachers often. It is clear that the staff has more respect for her than they have had for any other principal and that speaks volumes to me. I have a very high level of confidence in the people steering the school right now. I firmly believe that while I'm happy now, the best is yet to come, and come it will! There are 500+ kids at KCSMA and I would wager that there are far more happy parents than there are disgruntled parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2010
If you are looking for a school that will provide enrichment in math and science curriculum, maintain reasonable class sizes, where learning is made to be fun and that has a great community feel, then this is the place for you. If you are looking for somewhere that caters to every whim of parents and allows parents to push teachers and administration around to the detriment of other students in their child's class, then keep looking. Charters mean parents have more involvement and the stakeholders (staff & parents) have more input. Charters don't mean parents can demand that their child receive special treatment just because. Unfortunately there are parents who believe that they can run the show, even when what they are demanding would be detrimental to other kids in the classroom. When they don't get what they want, it isn't because Mrs. Frey or the teacher is looking out for the best interest of ALL students in the class, but because she is not effective as a principal and/or teacher. As a parent I am thankful that we have a leader, and teachers, willing to stand up to parents who are in effect attempting to bully their way into getting what they want.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2010
It is apparent that the Administration, the Board, and the teachers who have no supervision or quidance is pushing the 5 star ratings on this school! This school is not what is use to be! Yes the school is growing because alot of parent were afraid of the growth in class sizes implemented by this school year. So, let's not make excuses to justify the lack of structure, organization, and academic excellent this school currently presents. DO NOT ENROLL IN KCSMA! You are better off having your child attend the school he or she is zoned for.....

- submitted by a teacher
November 23, 2010
Again! This charter school is no greater than the regular Cobb county public Schools. Actually, I think most of the Cobb county public schools are performing better than KCSMA. If nothing else the principal is involved and visiting the classrooms daily. By the way, I was a very involved parent in the office and classrooms. I could not take another minute of this administration. Mrs. Frey spends the majority of her day in her office. Yes she greets some of the students, however, I can assure you that she does not know or interact with the students like the past principal's of KCS. By the way, we are no longer at KCSMA and my child is happy, excited, and continues to make A's that I know he has earned! THE BEST DECISION WE COULD HAVE MADE! I'm ashame to say my child attended KCS/KCSMA and my tax dollars were used for such poor education...........

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
The number of students who attend Kennesaw has grown by a hundred since last year. Scores are better than county scores, they hired teachers galore this year while everyone else was making cuts. This school is going places. Sounds like anyone who is not ready to roll up their sleeves, and work with us towards the vision and goals for our childrens' success, needs to move on. I'm too busy working with my students' teachers and school leader to get bogged down in petty parent complaints from those who'd rather watch and gripe, than put some time and effort into their children's future. KCSMA is growing and excelling. This little Charter school is setting the bar high!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
We have seen this school go through many challenges in the past few years. Finally they are heading in the right direction! This year, so far, and last year there is a sense of vision among the staff. Our child is enjoying the creative lessons. We are enjoying the consistency in behavioral and academic expectations. For parents who want their children to learn independance, responsibility and self-confidence, this is the place for you. Those parents who are not willing to participate in their student's school experience, or who spend all their time blaming others for their kid's low grades or poor behavior, better move on to a school with lower expectations. We are very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
Former enrollment woman, former front desk woman, and former admin hag have all moved on, followed old principal to differentschool but are bitter enough to leave bad reviews on this site. we all know who they are, don't pay attention to them.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
What possible hidden agenda can an elementary school have? This isn't Pinky and the Brain. They can not conquer the world. They can't even turn a profit! My experience with the principal has shown her to be open minded, intelligent and absolutely more "plugged in" to the staff and community than any we had in the last 5 years. I've been impressed with teachers as well. My son's math teacher has called my wife and I both to talk about what we can do to help with math. He does tutoring after schooland sends emails as he grades tests and quizzes to tell us, and our son, how proud he is of our son's improvement. Any parent who can't see an effort being made to help children excel in math and science clearly isn't paying attention. Changes like math journals, hands on science activities and Brainstorm are just a few examples. My sons look forward to Brainstorm days and what I hear described is a fun-based focus on critical thinking skills, math & science. Check the difference in science and math test scores between KCSMA and Cobb Co for 3rd- 5th grades. This is the school to watch. If you aren't happy, step aside because there are others waiting for your spot!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
When there is change on the horizon, stress abounds. With a new school building in the works and the recent addition of 6th grade to KCSMA, this has been a busy year for 2nd year (at KCSMA) Principal Kay Frey. As a parent of a 6th grader who has been at this school since 1st grade, I could not be more pleased with how Mrs.Frey is handling the changes. I am a regular volunteer on campus and see her actively involved in nearly every aspect of the school. Her involvement promotes a great school climate and from what I see, teachers and students who want to be there and are eager to learn. As a former educator, I have never observed such an involved administrator. Maybe some parents don't realize what type of time and attention are given to parents of students in traditional public schools, but there is no comparison; it could take 2 weeks to get an appointment with a principal. I am thankful to be a part of such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
I would like to know what the hidden agenda is? My child has been at this school for 5 years and I must admit that academically things are not where they should be. I continue to supplement at home for their lack of teaching. They rush kids thru subjects, do not follow up with parents when they see children operating outside of their norm. For a science and math academy, there is little interest or effort being made to have kids excel in either one of those subjects. I know a new building is coming but lets concentrate on teaching the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
I too would love to know what the "hidden agenda" is. I have had SEVERAL one on one meetings with the principal since enrolling my son last year. I've never been closed out and pushed aside. I might be told that she can't meet with me that very second because she is in a classroom, or in a meeting, or is meeting with another parent but I was never told that she had no interest in meeting with me. Mrs. Frey is in the hallway every single morning as kids are walking to the morning meeting. I volunteer in the mornings and have seen her every single time. She's waving, saying hello, etc. Again... I don't understand how in the world anyone could ever say that Mrs. Frey wasn't available. Maybe it's one of those parents who hasn't stepped foot in the school? I am extremely excited about the new location, new building, and increased technology. The fact that Imagine is gone alone meant that the charter was renewed and the school keeps 100% of the funding coming into the school. How are those bad things?

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
As a teacher at KCSMA, I can honestly say that the two negative reviews written in the last few days are complete fabrications. The current principal, Mrs. Frey, is more involved with parents and with staff than any of her predecessors. I had to laugh out loud at the idea that she has a closed door policy! When I first started at KCS, the principal at the time had a sign on the door about the 500 mile rule; if you wouldn t walk 500 miles to tell her whatever it is you have to say, she didn t want to hear it! The principal before Mrs. Frey instructed staff to keep the office door closed, blinds shut and to actually lock parents out of the building! All of that changed on Mrs. Frey s 1st day. We have partnerships with KSU professors who come in regularly to work with the staff on math instruction and another who comes in to work with us on the discipline program and we have a partnership with the Georgia Youth Science Center at KSU. No other school out there has this level of staff development. I ve never worked for a more dedicated principal or with a harder working group of teachers. I m proud to be a part of KCSMA!

- submitted by a teacher
November 21, 2010
No effort to make sure kids are excelling in science and math? People, don't take the word of an anonymous reviewer here, check the actual FACTS. Go to the County or State web sites and compare the scores. Mrs. Frey took over last year and started moving KCSMA to a science and math school. GA tests for science starting in the 3rd grade. The test scores don't lie. spring 2010 Science CRCT Scores: KCSMA 3rd grade 90% (state average 80%), KCSMA 4th 98% (state avg 80%), KCSMA 5th 94% (state avg 77%) 2010 Math CRCT scores: KCSMA 4th 91% (state avg 77%), KCSMA 5th 98% (state avg 82%) Clearly KCSMA is doing something right! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2010
The new school board and principal at this school does not express or demonstration an interest in educating our future leaders of tomorrow. The principal has a closed door policy! She does not interact with the students and spends the majority of her day in the office. Have you ever seen a school where the prinicpal does not visit classrooms. Therefore, some of the teachers are during the bare minimal to educate our leaders of tomorrow. Reports have been made about teachers teaching for a small fraction of the time and on the computer the majority of the time during instructional time or sitting at their desk. Nothing has or will be done because the prinicipal is not held accoutnable for her action therefore, she does not hold the staff/teacher's accountable. So RUN don't enroll in this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love this school because of the brain based learning style used. They support and love our kids and the whole team works together to create an environment the kids can thrive in!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
Love it! The only thing I don't like is the building this school is housed in and that is only temporary. Last week the plans and location for a new school building were announced and they are amazing! The school has science labs, a nature preserve with nature trails, huge outdoor spaces with outdoor classrooms and everything. I can't wait! This year I tell myself I bring my kids here for what happens in the classroom, not for what the classroom and buildings look like. It will be amazing when the quality of the building matches the quality of the education.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2010
This is a great school w/ a real sense of community and family that excels in nurturing the best out of all of its students. It 's a true learning environment as confirmed by the test scores. Parental involvement is part of what makes it work. If you want to drop your child off somewhere for daycare - then this isn't the place for you. What I have found so interesting is that the few negative reviews listed here are to the far extreme. To me that says a lot - I guess you can't please everyone. We have been with the school for 4 full years with two children, who both started there right after aboout 3 years of Montessori. KCSMA provided a seemless transition with each child working to an individually designed learning plan developed collaboratively with teacher and parent. Facilities are meager, but a new bldg. is coming.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
This is my 4th year teaching at Kennesaw Charter and I am more excited than ever about the start of a school year! Mrs. Frey is a wonderful leader and has done a great job of creating a real community at KCSMA. The staff is truly engaged and focused on increasing student achievement and making learning fun. Board members are dedicated, involved and have the best interest of the kids and teachers always in mind. Families are actively involved in the school. Moving to a new building next year is only going to make a great school even better. We can't wait!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 21, 2010
Class sizes are going up everywhere else but are going down at Kennesaw Charter! Couldn't ask for a better school. Faculty and staff genuinely care about student success. Teachers don't 'teach to the test' but rather teach to the standards and know that will take care of the test.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
In a time when Cobb County is increasing class sizes and cutting teachers with total disregard for the education of our children, I am especially grateful to be a part of the KCSMA family. I know that the best interest of my children is the number one priority of the board, the principal, and my children's teachers. My children have made great progress academically and have learned how to treat others with respect. If you are uncertain about what faces your children next year at your neighborhood school, come check out KCSMA, Trust me, it will be worth the visit.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
It is interesting how different people can feel completely opposite about a school. This is our 5th year and our 4th principal. Mrs. Frey is far and above the best of the ones we've had. She is happy to sit down and talk to parents. I'm surprised there are parents who don't know why the playground is not used. Mrs. Frey explained it very clearly at the Town Hall meeting. Between its age and damage from the flood this year it isn't up to code and would cost an excessive amount to fix. She asked for parent opinion on if we spend the money since we are moving to a new building in another year. Also covered in the meetings was the fact that next year we start with an entirely new math curriculum. The school is great now. Once in a new building, it will be out of this world!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
This is my first year at this school and I will not be back. The bathroom smells, the media center is pathetic and the Principal (well do they have one?). The only time she is referred to me is if my child is talking too much in lunch or during the carpool line. The computers are outdated and the math program is just sad. There is NO PLAYGROUND for the kids to play on and I see them just standing around in the field doing who knows what. The only thing my son loves is a man he calls 'Coach'. If it wasn't for him I don't think I could have gotten my son to return to school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
'If you have a special needs child - don't walk from KCS - run' Another parent quoted this and I cannot agree more; Very disappointed and disheartened to think they only cater to those excelling of 'gifted' but leave the struggling child behind who have the same potential to be 'gifted' they offer no resources: parent encouragement: or tools to help these families. As a single parent this is not the school for us and really hoped it would have. First year was great this year is just completely the opposite and my son does not feel great about this academic progress. Last year he was so excited and now he feels discouraged. They dont seem to care for these students just their image with test scores and so its like they trying to weed out the rest. Well you got what you wanted we're gone!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
My family is thrilled to have found this school. Our son was struggling at our neighborhood school and getting very frustrated so we decided to try KCS. The teachers here have been just what the doctor ordered! He is still having trouble catching up to his peers but rather than getting frustrated with him and making him feel self conscious like his old school, his teachers at KCS have been so encouraging and celebrate accomplishments with him. They've really tried to understand HOW he learns and adjusting things to give him the best opportunity to learn. I've never seen a more dedicated group! I know some of these things can't be easy for the teacher but she surely put his needs above her convenience. I love seeing the confidence he has now. I'd recommend this school to any parent. They've taken my 'academically challenged' child and made him excited to learn!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy is truly an example of what a locally-run school of choice should be. The kids all know each other, the teachers know every single student in the school, and the school feels like a big family -- really feels warm and inviting, like home. Everyone is encouraged to express their personalities and shine, which also make the school a lot of fun. The Principal, Mrs. Frey, has created something really special here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
An amazing school. The time taken with students and with parents says a lots about what this school really values. When your kids are excited about getting back to school from Spring break, you know you're in the right school. What a change in just a year! The leadership and the teachers know where they are going and how they plan to get there- and it's always about the children. What a great feeling to know your child is safe and happy and being taught in a most creative and high quality manner. We are proud parents who look forward to being with this math/science charter right through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
Look no further for the school we all wish we could have attended as children! Kennesaw Charter serves a very diverse group of students, from all cultures, ability levels and socioeconomic backgrounds. My son happens to be gifted, but he would receive the same excellent education if he had special needs or was just an average child (if there is such a thing as 'average'). We love the staff, the communication with parents and the high expectations for all. The after-school program has got to be among the best in the county, offering all kinds of enrichment.. The teachers and principal seem happy to see you, and they seem to be conducting tours a lot. Seems the word has gotten out about this little school with great climate and awesome programming. recommend a visit if you have children who will soon be school age. There is quite a wait list.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
I have had my child at KCSMA for 4 years now. I feel the need to address the reveiw below with regards to families with young children. I have a child at KCSMA and a toddler. I am not denied access to the school, I am simply asked not to bring my toddler in to the classroom during instructional time. I do not feel that is too much to ask. Toddlers and preschoolers are distracting and disruptive to the educational environment and for the other kids. In addition, the school's insurance policy only covers students so to limit liability, they ask that siblings be left at home whenever possible. KCSMA welcomes and actively encourages parent involvement.. I don't want someone disrupting my child's education in the classroom. I am respectful of the fact that my toddler may be disruptive to other students so I leave her at home when I volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
I am currently a parent in my fourth year at the school. In the prior three years I was able to visit the school and my child like any other parent. This year when I went to the school to attend the fall craft in my daughter's class, I was told at the front desk that I would not be allowed entrance to the school. Since that day it has been a year of never ending frustration. It is now almost April and I have only been to the school to visit my daughter once this year. KCS discriminates between families with and without young children. If you have long children like I do, think twice about attending because the cost of attendance and volunteering is higher for young families. They require you volunteer but do not give parents like myself school access to the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
In reference to a the post regarding access to the school for parents of younger children, ir is important to note that the reason for this rule/policy is that the school's liability coverage will not cover children who are not students at the school. On the advice of the school's attorney, because of this policy parents can not bring toddlers and preschoolers in to the classroom to volunteer. Many neighboring elementary schools have similar policies/rules as well. Preschoolers and toddlers in the classroom can be quite distracting for other children and/or disruptive to the educational environment.

- submitted by a teacher
March 19, 2010
We started our daughter at Hayes. She went their for K-1. Our experience at Hayes was awful and our daughter was all but failing. We moved her to the Charter school and have seem AMAZING results. Her self esteem has improved and she is so excited about learning. The staff and teachers are AMAZING. They really appreciate a child's individuality and accept them for who they are. They are able to adapt their curriculum to meet the needs and learning styles of each child. They teach the whole child and help them reach their full potential socially, emotionally and academically. This school is everything that a great school should be. I recommend this school to anyone and everyone, you will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
I have a child in kindergarten and I don't know that I could have made a better choice for him. He is so happy and feels at home at KCSMA. His teacher is great and his parapro is great as well! We couldn't ask for anything better!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
Bit fustrated by the lack of curriculum structure at this school right now. Teachers are rushing to cover material and the kids are not getting it. Their only excuse is that CRCTs are approaching. Been with the school for years and did not expect this lack of structure after getting rid of imagine. Expected the teachers to be more organized and to improve parent communication but it seems to be going the other way. If they expect to become a science and math academy by next year they need to get their act together. When half of a class fails a test, who would you blame?

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
School may have been a bit disorganized at the beginning of this year but that is what happens when the principal leaves and takes the entire office staff with her. School opened with an entirely new office staff who were thrown in there with next to no training or transition and worst of all, given inaccurate information! The is our 4th year at KCS and it is by far the best! There is more consistency than ever before, more communication and better morale. There is a renewed focus on what is important: student achievement. Teachers are getting training they need, stronger curriculum, better procedures. This is what a charter school is meant to be and we are thrilled just to be along for the ride!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
Our son went to Kindergarten here for less than 1 month! Disorganized, Disorganized, Disorganized! This school does not communicate with each other and the people who work there are very under-experienced and rude. We gave them chance after chance, but when we started to get ignored, that was the last straw. NOT Recommended.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
On February 19, 2010 the KCS Board officially terminated the school's relationship with Imagine Schools. This move definitely improves the outlook for Kennesaw Charter. They will no longer be spending almost $30,000 a month on management fees to a for profit company. I can think of many ways that an extra $30,000 can be spent in the classrooms! The 'sun' has officially set on our relationship with Imagine and we couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2010
Is it possible to give more than 5 stars? because if ever a school deserves 6 or 6, it's KCSMA. My daughter is the youngest of 3 kids and is at KCSMA. Thanks to my husband's military background, we've sampled a lot of schools and this one is the cherry on top of my kids educational sundae. No school is perfect, and this one has its cons too (did someone say carpool?) but the great outweighs the slightly inconvenient 1000 times. Teachers are caring and supportive of the kids. The principal doesn't just say she has an open door, she really does and she has an open mind as well.Test scores are great, the kids are happy and they are challenged. Parents are welcomed. New discipline program is more about praising and encouraging the good than about punishing the bad and I see the difference it is making. A+++

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I cannot express how disappointed we are with Kennesaw Charter School. Our oldest child began there in 2003 when it first opened and we were very pleased. This year however is a totally different story with our youngest. The teaching team she is involved with is cold and harsh. The Board is only concerned with their agenda. As a parent you only have a voice if you are included in their inner circle. If you views differ from theirs, you better hit the road -- which we are. If you have a special needs child - don't walk from KCS - RUN.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
As the parent of a child who needs special accommodations and services at Kennesaw Charter, I can not disagree more vehemently with the review below. In the past, I've felt like an effort was made to do the minimum for my son to meet his needs. To the point of ignoring my request to consider a 504 plan and an OT evaluation for him last year. This year that was taken care of right away. Classroom and testing accommodations are in place. His teacher and OT stay in touch with me about his progress frequently. I also disagree about lack of parent voice. Most parents don't try to have a voice. They don't come to board meetings, didn't come to charter committee meetings etc. Decisions are made by those who show up! Show up, and you have a voice. 92% re-enrollment rate and a wait list at every grade speaks volumes!

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2009
I'm proud to say my children attend Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy! I moved my children to KCS last year out of desperation to get away from a bad situation at our home school. I was unsure if we would keep them here but after hearing that there would be a new principal, a divorce from the management company and a new academic focus, we decided to give it another year. Mrs. Frey is nothing short of an answer to a prayer! Last year this was the school we came to because we had no other choice. This year it's a school I am proud to be a part of and I school I will support and fight for even after my children graduate. If you want an affordable alternative to private school, where families are required to be active participants in their child's education, then KCSMA is for you!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
Wonderful alternative for parents looking for a great education for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
They really care about educating our children and do a wonderful job doing that.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
A great place to educate your children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Excellent curriculum and teacher to student ratio. This alone would not make a great school but add in obvious enthusiasm the teachers have for their subject and the children, the caring and inclusive atmosphere reinforced at every level... then you have Kennesaw Charter School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2009
The teachers and staff are excellent and really care about the developement of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2009
Kennesaw Charter is an amazing school which encourages the development of the whole child and does not simply inforce rules. The teachers are caring and intelligent and strive to bring out the best in the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The level of education is above Cobb county schools. My son loves this school as well as me because it challenges my son who is very intelligent. The teachers are awesome especially my son's second grade teacher Mrs. Ralston. KCs not only encourages parent involvement but requires it. They take pride in giving our children the best possible start in education. I am proud to be a part of the KCS team. I know my son is getting the best education. I hope it gets extended to not just Middle School grades but High School as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Love the new brain based method of teaching. I can't wait unil it is in all classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Kennesaw charter has been a wonderful experience for my son, he comes home form shcool and start on his homework before he ask to go outside or watch tv. KCS makes it fun to learn !!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Kennesaw Charter School (KCS) creates a safe and fun learning environment for our kids. The teachers and staff are committed to providing the best experience for our children. Mandatory parent involvement for a specific number of hours per year ensures that each parent is involved with the school and the staff. Awesome school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
KCS is amazing!! Parents help above and beyond the call of duty, the teachers care not only about their student but about the entire family. The administration is genuinely concerned with every aspect of our school. We have overcome so many obstacles that ordinary public schools never have to consider, and here we are, celebrating our approval for the next 5 years as well as the opportunity to move into a K-8 setting. They said we couldn't do it. They said they didn't approve of Charters. They said we wouldn't survive and to get our kids out fast. Our success proves that with hard work, diligence, and a lot of heart, youu can do anything you set your mind to. What a great lesson for our children to learn and experience first hand. Kennesaw Charter of Science and Math is a top notch school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
KCS is awesome! Their parents are very involved with their children and the school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
The teachers and staff are the best! Go KCS!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Something about this school (KCS) is different from the other charter schools that I have experience. Maybe it's the chemistry. Everyone works as a team to make good things happen. Having my kids there for two years has been a tremendous experience, not only for me, but for my family as well. The Principal, Parents, Teachers, and Administraion has been awesome! Let's all keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The teachers are awesome, and they really seem to care about the kids. My kids enjoy going to school and are allowed to learn in a way that works best for them. I love that the school not only encourages parent involvement, they require it. I love the uniforms, not having to argue with my kids over what they can or can not wear to school. KCS is proof that if you hold everyone (teachers, parents, students) to a higher standard they will step up to the plate and do their best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The teachers are awesome, and they really care about our kids. My son enjoys going to school and he is allowed to learn in a way that works best for him. I love that the school not only encourages parent involvement, they require it. I love the uniforms, not having to argue with him over what he can or can not wear to school. KCS is proof that if you hold everyone (teachers, parents, students) to a higher standard they will step up to the plate and do their best. I hope it gets extended to, not just Middle School grades but High School as well. I wish they were ready for Middle School already as my Daughter has to go to a regular middle school since leaving KCS.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
This is my second year with KCS and my son and I love it. The teachers and staff are dedicated to the well being of the children. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Excellent school that is only getting better and better. We were the underdogs for sure. Phooey on those former school employees who told us a the gloom and doom about how terrible the changes were going to be and how the charter would never be approved. Not only was it approved for 5 years but they let us add middle school and the charter was praised. That shows what little they know!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
At KCS, every student is known by name, abilities, and family ties. Children are taught one on when needed or put in a gifted program is they are exceptional. We are a family. We are NOT a large school where students fall between the cracks.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
My girls come home from this school excited about their day and what they learned. They can not wait to go back the next day and learn some more. What more can a mom ask for?

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Very close to my house, teachers are nice, simple school, my son likes it a lot.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
i just think it's the best! My 6-y-0 has shown tremendous improvement since starting in August. I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Exceptional staff, curriculum and program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Kennesaw Charter has so much amazing things going on for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Kennesaw Charter School has a spirit of excellence. I love the way they encourage the students to be law abiding citizens. They start them off early to obey the rules. And it is all done with a lot of love and patience. Good job, KCS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
KCS is the very best...teachers, staff, our new principle, everyone there makes the school a place for both the students and the parents to love, and an added bonus, an awesome education!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Kennesaw Charter is a great Cobb County school. The focus is Math and Science. I love the way they incorporate volunteer hours. This really let parents to be a part of there kids learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
My daughter feels more challenged, which is a great thing since she gets bored easily, and as a result works harder to get better grades.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
It has helped my twins sooooooo much!!! It is wonderful that they no longer complain about going to school because they are enjoying learning....

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Dedicated staff, faculty and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
With new focus on Maths and Science, this school is now bound to get even better and be one of the top schools. We love this school !!!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
This has been the best year yet for KCS! I'm so glad to see all the positive things happening. The principal, teachers and staff deserve huge thank yous for making this school so special and the board deserves huge thanks for securing a 5 year charter and expansion in to middle school grades.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
As a teacher, it is wonderful to see so many great things being said by parents. Kennesaw Charter is not only a great school for your children, it's a great place to work! Mrs. Frey is a true leader. I believe that under her leadership, KCS will grow and student achievement is going to skyrocket.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 03, 2009
I have 2 kids at this school. We are very happy with their teachers and the school. THey love going to school. I like that parents have to be involveld and do 20 hours of volunteer time.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
I am the father of 2 students at KCS. They come home from school happy every day and I am impressed with what they are learning. The test scores at Kennesaw Charter have always been higher than the scores at our neighborhood school. I am very thankful that we have the opportunity to send our children to a charter school.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Uniforms, parent involvement, good academic record, great teachers, good leadership, focus in math and science starting next year, school has full time teachers for music, art, pe and spanish in addition to regular classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I like Kennesaw Charter School because the children are taught, by wonderful and caring teachers and staff, a variety of interesting subjects in a school that is very diverse and multicultural.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I love KCS because, apart from the normal academic work, they also impact good morals onto the kids which our future leaders of today definitely needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I love the teachers and administrators!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
I love the teachers and the other members of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
My daughter has started Kindergarten this year and she absolutely loves it. I like that there is parent involvement, the curriculum, and that my child is learning Spanish at 5 years old.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
This is a school that understands that not all kids learn the same way and they always try to figure out how to help them learn and get ahead. My daughter is a 3rd grader at this school and she had never been so exited about school as she is now that she started attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
They provide a solid eductation, the faculty staff is very involved with the students and parents are required to volunteer and be actively involved with the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
High standard of education in a small school envirnment where staff members really know the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Having children in Kennesaw Charter has a wonderful experience. The quality of the education, the devotion of the staff, and the almost unreal level of commitment on the part of the parents has convinced me that I made the best possible decission in enrolling my children in this exceptional institution. Kennesaw Charter is truly deserving of any gift you would be willing to give them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Higher degree of education..the teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
I am very proud of the education my child has been receiving thus far at Kennesaw Chater School. I look forward to continued support of this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Amazing people... amazing kids, what more can you say?

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2009
I have been a parent a Kennesaw Charter since the begining. Kennesaw Charter has out performed my neighborhood school. The Board recently hired a new Principal. She is awesome. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. She brings a bright new approach to educating kids. She is approachable and knows how to educate children effectively. The board has made great changes lately and we are looking forward to next year as a science and math academy.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2009
Best teachers, best principal, best curriculum in all of Cobb County!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2009
Love that we will be a science and math school next year! Excited about the approval of the 5 year charter. Decisions are finally being made by the people that matter - teachers and parents - rather than by an out of state corporation who sits back and counts the money they make off of, and sometimes at the expense of, our kids and school.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2009
My family has found a home here and have blossomed!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2009
My grandchildren continue to surprising me daily on the level of things they learn each day. Their teachers are so dedicated and challenge the children keeping their interested in learning, it is so wonderful. Their principal makes ever effort to keep their school on top with improvements, new ideas and has her staff teaching with the newest techniques. It is so impressive and on a very limited budget.

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2009
I love that Kennesaw Charter is heading to new and exciting adventures and that we are being lead by a Principal that believes in our school, students, parents and staff!

- submitted by a teacher
October 30, 2009
I have 2 children at Kennesaw Charter School. This is our forth year at the school and it is by far the best year yet! In years past there has been constant drama, as the previous reviews state, the only drama this year is with the lack of an effective PTA. That is the result of self serving actions and attitude of a couple of people so hopefully it can be turned around. The new principal and some dedicated parents have picked up the PTA slack so the kids aren't missing out. A few of my friends decided to pull their children over the summer. I debated doing the same not because of academics but because of the constant drama. I always wondered what the source of the drama was but now that the management company is headed out and the drama stops, I don't wonder anymore.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
I am incredibly pleased with almost every aspect of this school. My children are happy, secure, challenged and confident. They absolutely love their teachers and think the PE Coach is a rock star! I love seeing them happy and challenged. Most of the problems of the past have been completely eliminated by the new administration. The only drawback is the PTA which is, in my experience, completely disorganized, dysfunctional and incredibly 'cliqueish.' It's unfortunate because the school has so much else going for it. My advice for parents considering Kennesaw Charter is to jump right in to the school, just steer clear of the PTA!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2009
I would like to echo what others have said. If you've heard negative things about Kennesaw Charter in the past, they don't apply now. The problems of the past are gone. Communication has improved 3000%. Parents are greeted with a smile now. The office isn't treated like Ft. Knox. Carpool is still carpool but they do the best they can with dismissing more than 400 kids all at the same time with no buses. The fact that the school will no longer be 'a proud member of the Imagine Schools Family' and will be a science and math school partnered with the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center makes it a stellar school! The only negative right now is the PTA which is a disaster of epic proportions! That is the result of a few spoiled apples in the PTA crop. Hopefully that can be turned around too!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
Great principal? check! Great teachers? check! Exciting new curriculum? check! Parents not only welcomed but encouraged to participate? check! New 5-year charter? Check! Future growth allowing my child to remain in a school of choice through middle school? Check! All we need now is a great new building and I understand that is in the works already. I couldn't be happier and neither could my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
A new five year charter was unanimously approved by the school board last night for this school. With this new charter the name of the school will become Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy and it will feature an instructional focus on science, mathematics and technology. The school will implement brain-based learning in all classrooms. Class sizes will be limited to 18 children in kindergarten, 20 in 1st through 5th and 22 in grades 6-8. Children will do school service and community service volunteer hours Each family will still be required to complete 20 volunteer hours per year. In addition the school will truly be a parent driven, community based charter school; exactly what charter schools are supposed to be about! With these features combined with a fantastic principal and truly remarkable teachers and staff, I am confident this school will become THE school of choice in Cobb County!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
Kudos to the School Board! I am so happy they wrote our charter instead of Imagine Schools (ugh) because it passed! We are starting a new day at KCS! Now nothing can stop us, especially you, Imagine Schools! Cobb County School Board members say we will be the model charter school, and they will send others to us to see how it's done. I am going to the next board meeting at our school and I am going to give Mrs. Hardegree a hug because she wrote a rockin' charter for us.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
Parents who want more out of a school for their children but who can not afford private school, look no further! This is the place for you! With a new curriculum, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, a new instruction method, a truly engaged board and a principal who has the know-how and vision to take it all to the next level, this will be the school parents are fighting to get in to very soon. It's ironic that things are worlds better than last year after we were told by the old principal and lots of school staff that the changes coming were not good and to stay away. Lots of families, and several teachers, believed that story and the joke is on them now because things could not be better! A++ for the new and improved Kennesaw Charter!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My children attended Nort Cobb Christian School for the last 3 years. Unfortunately with the downturn in the economy, paying nearly $20,000 for tuition was not possible this year. My husband and I researched schools and decided on KCS. I am so happy that we did! The curriculum is just as strong, if not stronger in some areas, at KCS than it was in the private school. The teachers inspire the children to have a love of learning, not just to learn what they need for a test. The staff is enthusiastic and it is obvious they love what they are doing and they are happy to be there each day. The principal has a vision for the school. It gave me goose bumps listening to her talk about what is coming in the next few years. Cobb County parents, look no further! Here's your private school quality education for free!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
This is my family's 4th year at Kennesaw Charter and it's finally becoming the school I knew it could be. The teaching staff is dedicated, caring and willing to teach outside the box in order to reach every child at his or her level and encourage them to achieve their maximum potential. My 4th grader has a teacher who is modeling the new science curriculum and his enthusiasm for and interest in science have skyrocketed! I can not wait to see what happens as the new science curriculum is implemented school wide next year. The new principal is the first we've ever had to show such a high level of professionalism and who inspires confidence that she can grow this school academically as well as fostering the sense of community that has dissolved over the last few years. I am thrilled that my children have the opportunity to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
We have one child in first grade at Kennesaw Charter. We are beyond thrilled with the changes we have seen already. I didn't think so many positive changes could happen so quickly. I see a big difference in the teachers and in my own child. The brain based learning is perfect for him.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
It's a new day at Kennesaw Charter School! A bright, happy, and hopeful new day! I can not express how happy I am with the changes happening at this school! The energy in the building is like it has never been before. I was a little nervous about the changes and was downright scared about the staff turnover but that fear is gone now. I had my child's conference yesterday and the enthusiasm these new teachers have is incredible. To listen to the teachers talk about the principal was inspiring. Finally, FINALLY at long last we have a principal who supports the staff and is friendly and welcoming to the parents. It makes a world of difference. So nice to hear nothing but positive coming from the teachers now! If this year made this big of a difference, I can't wait to see what is in store for us next year!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
I am so thrilled with this school! New management, a new charter, new teachers! They have kept the best of what made this school special and dumped the dead weight. Finally, finally, this school is the school we all knew it could be. A+ to the school board for insisting on better! Science and Math delivery will elevate the kids' education to the standards we all wanted years ago. They have a few openings still, even though school has started. Parents who are disappointed with neighborhood schools, hurry up!

- submitted by a teacher
August 23, 2009
The new principal, Mrs. Frey is nothing short of amazing! I think she is probably the best thing to happen to KCS. It's refreshing to have a leader who will take us in the right direction. My child has some special needs and the difference in how things are handled this year compared to the last 2 is night and day. I am confident that under the leadership of Mrs. Frey, KCS will shine!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
I have two children at KCS and we are very excited this year. The school has a new Principal who has experience in running a school with a Science, Math and Technology focus. She believes in the children and the vision of the school. The teachers are great and we all know what makes a school great are the teachers and the staff. With Imagine Schools out of the way the school will really take off in the next year. We are all very excited.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
My kids are starting their 4th year at this school. It's a time of big changes for KCS and they are definitely changes for the better! The school has been managed by a for-profit company that may be well known but is far from well respected. Just having their name associated with our school has hurt us in many ways. This year the school is transitioning away from them and already we see the positives from that. The new principal has already made fabulous changes. Teachers are more impressed with her than the past principal. Teacher seem very excited and enthusiastic about the changes too and that shows. I disagree that the changes are not in the best interest of the kids; the changes put nearly $300,000 more into classroom resources rather than into the pockets of a management company. We are thankful for the foresight of the board of directors.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2009
My children started at Kennesaw Charter 5 years ago, when it was still new. We wanted a school that would meet them each on their own level, and yet challenge them to do better. We wanted to be more involved in their school. We became part of a family that has worked hard to achieve great success at Kennesaw Charter. Our standardized test scores have consistently been high. We earned the Charter School of the Year award, and also SACS accreditation. The teachers and staff are dedicated professionals who really care about the success of their students. Sadly, we have already seen the best years at Kennesaw Charter. The KCS board of directors has made a plan for the school which we do not support. Personal agendas have taken a priority over the best interests of the students. Behavior problems, a lack of parent involvement and low teacher morale are the new order. We lost the best principal we ve had since the school opened. My son deserves a stable school environment that will meet his needs and encourage his love of learning. We are moving on. My advice for other parents looking for a better choice for 2009-2010 and beyond: Keep looking.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2009
My son just completed 1st grade at this school. We were very happy with his teacher, as well as the curriculum. This was our first year at the school, and there have been issues with the charter renewal. They got approval for a one year renewal through the end of the 2009/2010 school year. The new charter for a 5 year renewal is about to be submitted for approval. A lot of changes are being made to the school. As a working mom, it's hard for me to make weekday night meetings, and I read all the emails and other communications, but I still feel a bit out of the loop. I am hoping we will continue to have a positive experience with this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
I have 3 at KCS (4th, 3,2 all started in K) Teachers are awesome, leadership is not so good. Public school was not an option...so what choices did I have.... Homeschool, Private or Charter. I gave KCS a try. KCS had a learning curve just like anything just starting out.... but over time things did not get better, they got worse. Car Pool .. horrendous! After 5 years they still can't get it any better. One suggestion.... extend the time by 10 minutes! My children have always scored in the 99th % in the nation on their testing, but KCS has done nothing to enrich their love for learning... they did start a gifted program this year... but it follows Cobb Co. Standards...if I wanted those standards I would send them to a Cobb Co. School. I have decided to homeschool. I wish KCS would be more independent and not cave

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
The teachers at KCS are superb. Curriculum is excellent. Kudos especially, to gifted and band/chorus teacher. However, the Imagine administration is disorganized. Carpooling is disorganized. Bathrooms are unsanitary. I am fed up with this school. This is my child's last year and I am excited. There is always too much drama and too many inconsistencies. Choice is good, but at whose expense? My child's education is important, so is safety and health. Behavior/discipline is a major issue that needs to be addressed...too many bad seeds....

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
Kennesaw Charter is a good school choice over some of public school in the area. KCS has pros and cons. Pros are great teachers. Cons are car pool is disorganized, administration disorganized, not on par for 'gifted' students even though they are trying. For a charter school I expected more. They want to be called a Charter school, but follow the same guidelines as the local public schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating May 21, 2008
Kennesaw Charter School is a great school. A few spoiled apples can not spoil the bunch. Those teachers and current staff are truly committed to the success of their students. The parents are involved in the success of their children. My child is a 1st year student but her acheivements could only be matched by a Private Institution. No, one past or present can say the KIDS do not or did not come first even during the ups and downs. Those teachers and parents that have stuck to KCS believe in the school and its vision and if you believe in something you do not just quit because there is a rough patch. Yes, there was (past tense) an issue with the new Principal however the principal is no longer at KCS. True character is measured by the way we handle tough situations. KCS is one of Georgia's Best!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2008
This school went from being fantastic to being average in a lot of ways and below average in others. We always had outstanding parent involvement but this year midyear the PTA president pulled all activities over a disagreement with the then principal. The only people who lost out were the kids. The curriculum is wonderful but unfortunately with a constant turnover of kids and more and more below grade level kids coming in teachers aren't able to implement it they way they once were. We've loved Kennesaw Charter but won't return next year. Now our assigned elementary school is a more attractive option than remaining at KCS. It seems many parents feel that way this year.

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February 29, 2008
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February 27, 2008
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February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
I'm really torn as to what to say about this school. The teachers my kids have had have all been wonderful but overall the non-academic issues at this school are overwhelming. The concept is great but unfortunately when you pair a management company who doesn't want to play by the rules and a completely inept governing board, it doesn't spell good news for the school. Sadly I don't think this school will exist for more than another year. The charter is up for renewal and the actions of the management company and the board have seriously damaged our chances at having the charter renewed. The list of problems is too extensive to get in to here. Thankfully the wonderful teachers we have at the school manage to keep all of the administrative and political nonsense outside of the classroom and continue to focus on the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
We like the involvement of all of the teachers and the required volunteer time for parents. Our children are really enjoying this school and we see that they are finally academically challenged.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
We absolutely love this school! After having a child at a local public school,which was failing, then going to a local private school which wasn't any better, we had all but given up on having our children learn outside the home. We took a chance and started our children at Kennesaw Charter School as a last ditch effort for outside education and have not been disappointed. Every staff member we have met- from administration to teachers- has been friendly, helpful, and kind. Our children come home excited and motivated-something we never saw at their previous schools. The curriculum gives children choices and encourages them to take charge of their education. We are very pleased and would recommend this school to any parent who wants to not only be involved in their child's school, but who believes children should be allowed to take part in their own education.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
Wow, look at those test scores!! Awesome job from Awesome teachers & students! Way to go!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
We love our school, but only because of the wonderful teachers. There are many problems with administration and the school board. We are disappointed at the decline in the school and it is sad for the kids. The teachers are there 'at will' and that is what makes a difference. They want to be there. Although with the recent decline, I am not sure how long that will last...it saddens me...

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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December 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 07, 2007
I took some time and searched all imagine schools (from different states) in this website, to my surprise all had low test scores and many had bad reviews from parents. Most complaints dealt with the curriculum structure, school organization and administration. Just what we are experiencing at KCS. It shows that KCS is not an isolated case; Imagine is not doing their work. Charters schools can work, especially with the support of dedicated parents and teachers; however, the backbone needs to be strong and at KCS it is failing. Imagine needs to change its ways and hire knowledgeble and capable administrators.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
We believe our children are getting an oustanding education, due to our terrific teachers. Like many parents though, we are continually frustrated by the administrative issues, the problems with the management company and overall lack of strong leadership in the school. It's a true shame because this school has (or had) the potential to be a wonderful choice for families in Cobb County. Instead it's becoming a school of 'last resort' for many recent enrolling students and school officials aren't doing much to protect the vision of the charter and the initial environment for the kids. If not for the teachers--we wouldn't still be there.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2007
I don't think my children are getting any better education then at any other school. There are some programs that the public schools offer that KCS doesn't. I think that there are many issues to work on sadly have been let go too long and will take much time to correct. Only a teacher can make a difference in what you learn.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
We love this school. I have never seen one teacher without a smile on their face, even during carpool. I have found it very easy to get my volunteer hours with adhering to the policy of when parents can come into the school. My children are averaging above grade levels in all areas due to their committed teachers. This school may have some issues to resolve, but they are working on making it even better! My children are receiving an excellent education and it is still far superior to our local public school! I will continue to support the teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
Parent involvement is discouraged. Academics are subpar. Staf is unfriendly and unwelcoming.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2007
I am feeling very frustrated and saddened by the situation here. While I think my children both have outstanding teachers and I have been impressed with the principal (who I have found to be nothing but professional), the school community seems to be unraveling before our eyes. The building is not such a concern for me because I find it in no worse condition than any other older county school. What concerns me is seeing the attitude of entitlement of many parents. Parents seem to think they should be allowed free reign of the school with no boundaries. There are parents complaining that they don't have access to the teacher's lounge or wanting their child's teacher forced to allow them into the classroom to 'help' when the teacher has requested no parents in the classroom during instructional time. I am afraid there may not be a school to attend next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
I have a child in Kidergarten at this school. I am happy with her teacher and her willingness to reach out and communicate with the parents and get them more involved in the classroom. However, this school has huge negatives. The administration is doing a poor job, the facilities are unbelievably filthy. The school board has no authority and the managing company, Imagine, is unreachable and unaccountable. The new administration and its supporting staff treat parents as dead beats, uneducated and low class people. I just wished I did more homework on the school instead of listening to friends who are parents there. If I knew then what I know now about the school, I would have never chosen it. I will be pulling my child out, hopefully I can wait this school year out. Don't put your kid there.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2007
There is so much potential at Kennesaw Charter. Only time will tell if it will reach it's full potential or if it will flounder due to indecision and ineffective operational decisions. I hope that does not happen. There are fantastic, dedicated teachers who go above and beyond for these children. Unfortunately there are issues beyond the classroom that must be addressed if the school is to see long term sustainability and growth. There is a perception that the governing board is refusing to address issues; I am not sure that is the case but I do know they are refusing to discuss these issues openly with parents and concerned teachers. I love the concept of a charter school where parents have more input, unfortunately that concept is not a reality in THIS charter school.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
My children have been at this school for 2 1/2 years. We have been pleased with the teachers they have had, the curriculum & most aspects of our school experience. However my husband & I do not think our children will be returning next year. I am tired of feeling as though no one will 'be straight' with parents on important issues. I don't have confidence that the school will continue to move in a positive direction.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
I like KCS Curriculum. This is my daughters 2nd year.Teachers are great. I wish they have a much cleaner and nice building.( Bathrooms are really filthy). Wish they could provide school bus for the students. Parent involvement is good.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
I have 2 children at Kennesaw Charter. We came back this year hoping for the best and so far I love what I see! We ended the school year last year with low staff morale and 50% teacher turnover. This year with a new principal it's a total turn around. It feels more like a family. The teachers seem more motivated and all speak very highly of the principal. My kids even commented that the school 'feels happy' this year. Very active parent community, PTA that contributes close to $30,000 to school programs, teachers who differentiate instruction and now a principal who seems to truly care and want to see KCS succeed and flourish. I would agree that a new building is our next 'must have.' I would also agree that the school is flourishing despite having an ineffective and aomewhat hostile governing board.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2007
My children have attended KCS since the beginning. I have seen the school go through all kinds of changes but one thing remains the same, my kids are growing and excelling in their education at a rapid rate. My children ended the last school year almost 3 grade levels above. The school is immersed in diversity and parent involvement. The PTA is a strong active group that mirrors the school's goal of... children come first. Would highly recommend this education-friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
New principal and vice principal appear to be very positive, active and approachable. Facilities look better but still room for improvement. Teachers seem more motivated and happier this year. Nice alternative school option for parents who want a change. There may be no tuition but you pay in other ways. Dealing with the school governing board is frustrating at best. They seem unwilling or unable to put aside personal agenda and serve the best interest of all kids at the school. I am pleased with all aspects except the board. The good outweighs the bad. Good teachers keep us coming back.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Kennesaw Charter School is a great alternative to Cobb's public school. If you are the type of parent that is very proactive with your child's education then KCS will allow you personally to be involved with your child education. Of course this school can not be all things to everybody. However, the staff and administrators make the children feel at home which impacts the children's learning capabilities. The school is a bit on the shabby side I would like to see some improvement. Get this, the 20 hour mandatory parent volunteer hours will give me the opportunity to help pitch in with painting, landscaping and other things the school desperately needs.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
I am very please with KCS. This is my daughters first year attending, they were in Kindergarten and 2nd grade and when I compare the level of education my 2nd grader was receiving at public school I am truly impressed with KCS. The staff seems dedicate and although the facility needs work, the students seem motivated and they are learning in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
I wish that this school was as good as it looks on paper. In theory it is spectacular, in reality, it is not. The facilities are run down, many many many of the teachers will not be returning next year, there is a major lack of communication from administration, there is not a gifted program. I will agree that parental involvement is fantastic.

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June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
I am not happy with this school's lack of communication. The facility is dirty and run down. Per my childrens' opinion, the after school program is terrible. Good points; great parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
My son's a kindergartner and we have been extremely pleased with the education he is receiving at KCS. There is a huge gym, a new band program for older kids, and free tutoring for students who need it. Parents and teachers meet at least 3X a year to review individual learning plans. My son is working on a 2nd-3rd grade level in some areas and brings home work that reflects this. We chose this school because it allows students to work at their level-not above or below it-and have been very pleased. The principal spends most of her time in the classroom so may not always be easily reached but that's b/c she's involved in the school. The facilities aren't the best, but a new site is in the works.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
If you are a parent lucky enough to have a great teacher, you'll probably be satisfied, but don't expect great things. This school is nothing more than average among Cobb County schools. No gifted program and no accountability on individual student learning plans. Physical condition of the buildings is not great, few extra curricular activities and lack of communication are big negatives. Parents are definitely involved, which includes sending their kids to Sylvan and Kumon for the basics their kids are not learning in the classroom! Smaller overall school population and uniforms are nice, but can't make up for the curriculum deficiencies as well as the declining test scores. A great idea in concept, but seriously lacking in execution.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
I am very pleased with the quality of programs Kennesaw Charter School offers our children. I admire the staff, teacher and parent commitment to their education. My daughter is doing excellent!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
I am very dissatisfied with the leaders of this school. The principal, and the board is very hard to communicate with as it relates to issues that affect the growth of the school in a positive manner. I have seen a decrease in the morale of the teachers and lack of direction. When one enters the Kennesaw Charter School, you will immediately notice the poor and unclean condition of the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
The new PreK program is fabulous! The PreK students take part in PE, art, music, Spanish, and media. My son loves going to school. KCS is a wonderful school. All students are challenged and are taught at their ability level. The staff always looks like they're having a good time. It's a family environment!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
I am so impressed with this school My 2nd grader is doing things that she wouldn't normally see until 4th grade! This was the best choice and the staff is so supporting and the teachers.....THEY ARE GREAT! I always recommend this school to everyone that will hear!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
I love this school. They have a new art, music and spanish program. Being A chrter school they demand a lot of the parents, which is good, you really get to know the school and all the teachers. A great place!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
Love parent involvement, creative lesson plans, creative projects ideas, wish they had school buses to transport children, wish they had more fieldtrips, 3rd grader has vocabulary words like thermal energy,new teachers and leader a plus, one of the best schools yet. Hope they have JHS and HS in the years to come. My child loves to go to school and hates to miss a day.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
Required volunteer hours makes sure of parent involvement.My kindgergartner has a dedicated teacher.New principal very involved with staff, teachers and students.Scores are increasing,excellent job for a school just 3-4 years old. Having to wear a uniform is wonderful. Wish there were more challenging activities for the 'above average' Kindergarten students and school received more funds to develop the infrastructure and facility.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
Very motivated teachers, required volunteer hours and passionate staff make this a great choice in Cobb County. Test scores are increasing, and the teachers really want your child to learn. Minimal extracurriculars available, and location are a few negatives, but overall enthusiasm makes up for them.

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Kennesaw Charter Science & Math Academy
3010 Cobb Parkway North, Kennesaw, GA  30144
(678) 290-9628
Last modified Kennesaw Charter Science & Math Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kennesaw Charter Science & Math Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 205 reviews. Top