Students enrolled 1047
School leader Angie Wright

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1075 Rocky Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

(770) 978-5560
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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September 01, 2013
My son attended Craig ES from K-5. He received a well rounded education. There are many extracurricular activities available throughout the school year. Of course, as in all schools, there are a few teachers whose personal likes/dislikes are displayed in their interaction with children. Overall, we only encountered one difficult teacher throughout his years at the school. Kudos the administrative staff who are supportive and willing to help resolve conflicts. Great principal also, very personable. Overall great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
CRAIG IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN BROOKWOOD FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION! THE ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHERS ARE EXCELLENT! MY SON HAS A VERY EFFECTIVE SPECIAL ED. TEACHER! SHE IS CARING SO CARING! I LITERALLY WITNESSED HER WIPE AWAY THE TEARS OF ONE OF HER STUDENTS AND WHEN MY SON WAS SICK AT SCHOOL SHE TOOK EXCELLENT CARE OF HIM (YES, MS. REY & FINLEY TALKING ABOUT YOU!) YOU ARE THE BEST! MY SON IS LEARNING SO MUCH FROM YOU!

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2012
My son is go in to 3 grade and hi is so much happy and always say the best gift from my parents is to send me to the best school with amazing teacher and I said tanks Craig elementary

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
Great School. Great home works. Great teachers. Great Students. This school is great. The Teacher works hard to make sure all the students are successful. They have some of the best test scores in the county

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
My son has been a student at Craig for the last 3 years and we have had a wonderful experience. Craig is a school of excellence and it is apparent that teachers and administrators are striving to meet the needs of the children and to ensure that they have the resources they need to succeed and reach their greatest potential. The parental support and involvement is also great. I have been very pleased.

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May 05, 2010
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February 13, 2010
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May 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2009
This school is great. The Teacher works hard to make sure all the students are successful. They have some of the best test scores in the county.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
My daughter was transfered to Craig to last year from Gwin Oaks and I must say what a difference between the 2 schools. The teachers at Gwin Oaks didn't seemed concerned about her education and I was often told to put her on medication which I didn't agree with at all. The first year at Craig she made the honor roll twice without any medication at all. Mrs. Ray is a very good principal and is truly concerned about all the kids education and encourages all of them to be the best they can be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 18, 2008
We LOVE Craig! We were a transfer from the Shiloh Cluster for the 07-08 school year and found that the teachers are great, the academic standard is high. They provide quality education along with a great environment. The teachers really work hard for the students to achieve.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
I am more than in agreement with the many parents who have reviewed Craig Elementary before me - the principal is very difficult to work with. But, she is retiring this year and we all hope for a new and more open environment. The parents are still there and more than willing to participate, so we are all excited to see what comes next!

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September 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
We moved to this area because of this school. Our first year at Craig was wonderful. We loved Ms Kate Ervin, her teacher of 2nd grade. Our daughter improved tremendously and achieved straight As.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
Craig was once a wonderful school. I really tried to give the new principal the benefit of the doubt. She has a personal agenda and is unwilling [to] admit or correct mistakes. Parents no longer feel welcomed at the school. The grade level leader-teachers are often in meetings during the school 'teaching' day. The principal sent out a letter listing the teachers that would not be returning next year and their reason for leaving. As of this year, the school has also fallen down in its ranking based on CRCT test.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I love this school. I did a lot of research before moving to this school cluster from another within Gwinnett county. Over the past 3 years my child has attended, I have found just about every staff member, from top tiers down, to be attentive, caring and quite passionate about providing quality education in a quality setting. The school far exceeds my expectations in every way.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
Great school from the ground up. Very caring professionals.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2006
I have one child which completed Craig Elementary and one now in the school. In years past, Craig was an inviting and welcoming school to parent involvement. Teacher morale has declined as well as parent involvement and input to the school. While the quality of teachers has not declined, the atmosphere that they and the parents have to contend with in the new administration is far lacking in true community union. This principal should review what made Craig such a success in the beginning and move back to what works, rather than 'forcing' opinions and her own personal agenda. Children (and teachers) have gone from anticipating with delight to go to school, to an atmostphere of restriction and intimidation because of all the 'new rules' without justification. Learning can be fun. We need a change in administration for our school, before it has a negative affect on the learning and value of our community.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
My children have attended Craig ES for many years. Prior to the new administration, the school appeared to be more welcoming. Cultural Night has been eliminated. This used to be a highlight for children and parents during the school year and embraced cultural diversity. The former principal was much more accessible than is the current principal. As with any school, some teachers are excellent and others are adequate. The academic programs are excellent. The inner circle can be difficult to penetrate.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
We've had two children attend Craig. Our youngest is still there. The quality of the academic programs is about as good as you'll find in the state. However the new administration with their closed door policy has placed a noticeable 'chill' on the atmosphere compared to the previous administration. The openness and accessibility which once characterized Craig has been replaced by a colder and more distant approach. There has been a noticeable turnover of teachers as well and the latest edition lacks the skills and experience of their predecessors. I would sum up this new administration as one which is focusing on grade scores more than they are focusing on the students whom they are there to serve.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
Craig appears to be one of the better elementary schools in Georgia. In terms of teacher quality, Craig is probably no different than other schools in the county: our kids have had one or two truly excellent teachers; and they've had a couple who probably should not be teaching! The real reason for Craig's success is the community: young, professional, reasonably well-off and upwardly-mobile, highly motivated parents who have, until recently, been most actively engaged in the school. Recent troubling trends: parent involvement in the school seems to have declined since the new principal took over...some of the best teachers have left...more bureaucracy and focus on school statistics, less focus on the kids as individuals. Craig may be taking a turn for the worse. The current school administration would do well to pause...then examine and reproduce the previous principal's approach. The school rose to prominence under that approach.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
We moved to Atlanta from Maryland when our children were in 2nd and 4th grades. We came from an excellent school in Maryland and were concerned about the reputation of Georgia Schools. Craig Elementary compares favorably to our Maryland elementary school in every aspect. We were extremely surprised at the quality of the academic program at Craig. We know our children are being challenged to their full potential at this school. The test scores coming from this school are phenomenol. The principal is very personable and the teachers are very involved in our children's success. This school has the huge benefit of massive parent involvement. The PTA reaches 100% membership every year and they maintain a busy social schedule at the school with activities for the children and families throughout the school year.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2004
My child has attended Craig Elementary since her kindergarten year. We have had nothing but success here at Craig. She will be graduating this year to the sixth grade. She has participated in the wonderful chorus program for the last two years. Craig is very community oriented. My husband and I have alway felt very welcomed at Craig. The principal has an open door policy. Any concern of yours is a concern of hers and her staff. Good luck with your child's or children's success at Craig Elementary.

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Craig Elementary School
1075 Rocky Rd, Lawrenceville, GA  30044
(770) 978-5560
Last modified Craig Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Craig Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top