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Lawrenceville, GA
Students enrolled: 940

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275 Simonton Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

(770) 513-6637
(770) 682-4197
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October 20, 2011
I am happy with school ,with the all staff personal whos working here.I Llike all of this school

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September 13, 2011
I love this school. The improvement have been notorious. The results of CRCT test showed how this school has improved. Mi son and dauther love to go to school. I'm so proud of Simonton, its Principal and its teachers.

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August 19, 2011
The school has improved immensely under Dr. Young's leadership. She is extremely involved with the children. I have been very lucky to have Ms. Stacey Hughes and Ms. Whaley as my child's gifted education teachers. They are very open and approachable. I hope we see more parent involvement as this is the key to better academic performance.

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August 03, 2011
I'm very impressed by the principal's involvement in the kids activity. Wow my child's teacher in Kindergarten has a masters degree and working on a doctorate and above all my kid can read very well and is actually 2 grades above her reading class. I do understand the prior problem in d school was overcrowding but thank God for Gwinnett county 2 schools were built to ease this. Above all most parents think the job is done once their kids go to school and its the sole responsibility of the teachers to educate the kids; NO they have 80% of the work cut out for them to make sure their kids excel.

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June 26, 2011
I love this school, Dr. Young is really involved with the children and has introduced some great new programs. My son had Mrs. Little in Kindergarten and Mrs. Hammond in 1st grade and also Mrs. Whaley for as his gifted and talented teacher. All of these teachers were very open and honest, communication was a two way street and they always returned emails the same day.

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April 24, 2010
The focus at this school appears to be test scores. The so-called leadership at this school seems to care nothing for the overall development of the whole and complete child. Kindergarten has become a testing preparation farm where children are expected to have adult cognitive and reasoning skills (many adults do not have this). Kindergarten was founded as a place where children observe and explore the world in which they live through teacher facilitation. No more!! This school cares only about the numbers and will not attempt to go outside of their box. Children who are slow to be assimilated are punished at this school. Parents Beware!!!

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September 16, 2009
We just had my sons old 1st grade teacher become teacher of the yeaR!!!! (Go Ms. Adams!!!!) The care and dedication of all staff!

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July 15, 2009
I am terribly disappointed with Simonton Elementary...My childs only saving grace was that for the first 2 years (K+1st) he had decent teachers who really cared. That, by the way, is very hard to come by at this school. The entire mood there is miserable. The faculty claim to care but i find that they really are just on a power trip. I would be at that school almost once a week and would come see my child at lunch just to check on him. I sat in on his class 1 time and realized why he came home so miserable & unhappy. If you have the option in anyway for your child to not attend this school then run run run!!--Not to mention the over crowding and the fact that the majority of the classes dont speak english! I understand this is not the childrens fault but if

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August 05, 2008
I think that Simonton ES has a very caring and professional staff. I feel fortunate to have my child enrolled there.

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March 20, 2008
This is the worst school. It is completely overcrowded. The teachers and staff are....Umm, how do i say this nicely....Horrible! How in the world did this school win the silver award? Someone needs to recheck their scores and testing practices. I am totally cut off from my childs classroom because 'noone is allowed in the classrooms during school hours' yet they complain about the lack of parental involvement. I asked to volunteer and was turned away. My sons teacher tells me my son is lazy and I know that my A honor roll student isnt lazy. She just doesnt want to have to give that little extra time to one student (unless of course they are spanish speakers) I have seen/heard teachers yelling at the kids to 'shut up now! you're giving me a headache' this was on the day of the xmas party, after pumping them full of pure sugar.

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March 01, 2008
My child's teacher is a decent teacher, but I have had problems with the transportation and my son getting lost 3 (yes three) time coming home on the bus. This was very stressful for me and I did not appreciate it at all. I have also had issues with their lunch processes in which I have observed the lunch room employees pick up children's food with their hands and proceed to put it back into the tray with the other food. I'm not too impressed and plan to move to get my child into a new school district.

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November 14, 2007
This school is too crowded.

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November 07, 2007
Congratulations to the staff and students at simonton for winning the silver award for academics in the state of georgia! good work!

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August 07, 2007
I was very impressed with my daughters progress during her first year of school. Her teachers were terrific and made her excited about going to class everyday. The international nights and events that took place were also an added plus and made her first year memorable.

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June 11, 2006
My daughter attended Kindergarten at Simonton this year. She had a wonderful experience. The administration and teachers I met & worked with were great. There are were many opportunities for involvement. I am sad to say that not many parents took advantage of this as could have.

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April 26, 2006
My daughter struggled with learning Time and Money this year. Her teacher recommended summer school even though she didn't needed. I was very upset to find out that there were no other reasources available to help my daughter who needed a little extra help with the areas above. If you can pull children out of class to learn English than why doesn't the school have any resources to help students who need a little extra help with there math skills. There are 40 students and 2 teachers in my childs classroom which is ridiculous. I'm hoping to send her somewhere else when school starts.

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January 07, 2006
My son has attended Simonton for K-1st grade and his teachers have been wonderful and the adminstration is very focused and friendly. The pricipal is a positive leader and knows all of our family members by name. There are many opportunties for parents to become involved in the school, which definitely makes a difference. Class sizes for K and 1st were 17/class. I helped in some of the older classes, which to me still seem crowded (30/class in 5th grade).

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March 19, 2005
My son just started 1st grade at Simonton in the middle of the year, and is having a hard time adjusting to the changes between this and his other school. I don't beleive that the teachers are willing to help him to adjust and are 'too busy' or just not willing to give that extra attention to the students.

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February 22, 2005
My daughter is in 1st grade this year at Simonton. While her teachers have been wonderful, the lack of resources available for those children who don't need remedial work and need that 'little extra' is discouraging. Parental involvement is lacking, at cirriculum night less than half the children in my daughter's class had parents attend.

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June 22, 2004
My only child attended kindergarten this year at Simonton. As an older mom, I was simply astonished at the 'lack of' at this school. Never once was I asked to show identification to pick up my child, visit her class or pick up my neighbor's children. She ate lunch at 1:30 pm. By that time, the food was slim pickings and usually some of the entrees were unavailable. Lack of discipline, overcrowding, lack of security at front door and trailers. My white, American born, female child was a minority in her class. That's fine if the majority spoke English! I was the default elected class mother, because no one else volunteered. Nor did most of them participate in assisting the teacher, class or myself. Next year, Margaret Wynn Holt...hopefully this will ease some of the pain.

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June 18, 2004
I am excited that they are opening Winn Holt this fall to relieve Simonton. It was overcrowded and the carpool lane was awful. There were too many trailers. But, the teachers are great, on the ball, and are great about using e-mail and calling to keep in touch about the children's progress. We were sad that our teacher was leaving this year and not able to loop with us.

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May 11, 2004
When my kids started there 3 years ago the school was fine. They had no trailers. They need to build another school and completely rework the layout of the school. The school was not designed to handle as many kids as they have. The teachers seems fine but somewhat overwhelmed. At the last parent teacher conference in my sons class only half the parents showed up.

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February 25, 2004
Overcrowding is certainly an understatement. The problem also lies in teachers having to devote more attention to non-english speaking children. Children who want to succeed and enjoy school do not get the attention/strokes they need to continue. Safety is also a huge concern with so many trailers, fire safety, accessibility to the public. This school has changed drastically in the past 3 years. It used to be an excellent school with top notch teachers.

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February 23, 2004
The opening of the new school will relieve overcrowding and eliminate 20 of the 53 trailers, however the present issue is there is not adequate security NOW for our children in these trailers, no fences to keep predators out - human or animal. The teachers are great, but I'm not fond of the principal who never makes herself available and never returns phone calls or emails or messages. Thankfully, she is leaving to go to another school, and several students will leave to go to the newer school as well, so Simonton will have a real chance next year to turn out some super kids.

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November 25, 2003
Over crowding is not at issue. The school is just larger than many parents are used too. Other Gwinett schools have 5000 students.

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October 08, 2003
The teachers are outstanding. They are some of the best teachers in the profession. Leadership is uniform and very concerned about curriculum. They leave no child behind! Only problem is with the over crowding.

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September 09, 2003
This school has 50 trailors and is very over crowed! Some kids dont' eat lunch until 45-60 minutes before school gets out! My children have had wonderful teachers at this school!

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August 28, 2003
As stated in the earlier comments, Simonton has way too many children attending this school. The car rider line is out of control in the morning and afternoon. I truly believe the teachers care about the students but the students who struggle are left behind to the students who do not speak english.

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May 01, 2003
This school has almost 2000 students and is very overcrowded. There are a lot of security issues with a school with this many students. The teachers are good which is a plus.

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Simonton Elementary School
275 Simonton Rd, Lawrenceville, GA  30045
(770) 513-6637
Last modified Simonton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Simonton Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top