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Lawrenceville, GA
Students enrolled: 1,093

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2625 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

(678) 924-5300
(678) 924-5305
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September 12, 2015
This school is an absolute joke. Almost 5 weeks into the school year, they sent a letter notifying parents that they have staff members who are not qualified in the eyes of the state, but feel an "assurance" from the principle is enough to let it slide. Yeah, lets just "wing it" when it comes to the education of kids, right? Never have I heard of a school who even remotely thinks this is an acceptable practice. Downright disgusted as a parent with a little one going to school here for the 1st time. And the amount of homework? A project, a homework packet 9 pages long, and an extra two packets to be completed, all in one week? This is first grade that we are talking about. On top of that, they switch teachers around due to "numbers"?? And we're barely in September!

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
July 20, 2015
Some time it just seem that the teachers wait until it is near testing time and then dump a lot of homework on the student.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 20, 2015
I have observe when students act out for whatever reason the teacher give them a opportunity to express if they have a good reason for acting a certain way.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2015
Teacher really take a interest in whether or not the student is understanding what they are being taught. Dr. Davis the school principal is very involved and listening to the parents recommendation and concerns. Parents education center allows parents to stay involved in their children school work and to assist with extra material for the parents when needed.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2015
Highly disagree with the graduation ceremony of my son; Every year should be very special to them, but apparently not having much importance to the organizers of the school. The ceremony began with the hymn of Allegiance led by the school principal and finished very fast and without taking much importance, followed by the presentation of diplomas to students who really was super fast and without interest, enthusiasm was not perceived during the ceremony because the director was in a hurry for wanting to end the ceremony. Instead of looking at a graduation ceremony for our children was mostly handing out diplomas and goodbye.. I hope to change that style of ceremony and are accustomed to performing in that school. If time is the problem! They should be organized in time, because our children are waiting with great excitement that moment that their efforts at school; otherwise only delivered the diplomas in their classroom ..

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April 06, 2014
My kids are going to this great school. There is no trailer like any other schools. The teachers and staffs are very nice and helpful. My kids enjoys school.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2013
Alford is a great school with top notch teachers and staff. Couldn't ask for more!!

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2013
I have 2 kids at Alford now--my oldest is in 2nd grade and has been going to Alford since kindergarten, and my son just started kindergarten this fall. My kids and I like Alford. The teachers my kids have had have been great. The principal is really awesome, and the school makes a real effort to get parents involved and motivate kids to be their best. I got no complaints other than that I hear my son say he's watched a TV show there (I think possibly while waiting for the bus). I think tv--DESPITE being minimal and educational--has no place in a school. Otherwise, Alford does a great job. I gotta say, though: I'm surprised there haven't been any parent reviews since 2012. Where are all the Alford parents?!?!

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2012
Substandard special education program. One would think that with the funds this Title 1 school receives they would sufficient staff the Special Ed. department with trained and experienced personnel. One would also think that they would be interested in ensuring that their faculty follow the laws outlined in IDEA.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2009
Alford is a wonderful school. The studnets, faculty, and parents are great!

- submitted by a teacher

May 28, 2009
Alford is an Excellent School. This is our second year in public school and we couldn't have picked a better school. The principal and staff as so supportive. The school has high expectations of the children and my children have adjusted very well. There is always someone to help when needed. They are very professional and my children are really learning. I am on the PTA board and I would definately like to see more parents get involved. Other than that, the school is GREAT!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
I am so excited about my involvement at Alford! I have both an upcoming 5th grader and 1st grader at Alford and my years here have been both challenging and rewarding! Throughout the challenging periods, Alford's administration have been supportive, instructive and honest, meaning as much as I would like to think my kids are angels all the time, I always was given the honest feedback needed to guarantee my child's success! Bravo to Alford's administration, teachers and parent center! The students have the best support to succeed!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2008
J.A. Alford is a progressive and well balanced school, the teachers are of upmost proffesionalism and maintained an ongoing challenge on the students skills and learning abilities. My daughter is tough by Ms Nagy, has improve 200% in her reading abilities and her math skills are outstading. I considered moving, however this is an important factor I cannot oversee. Thank you to the staff and the school system for providing the envioroment and safety of Gwinnett Co. Schools.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2008
Alford is a wonderful school I want to take time to thank Ms.Santulli and Ms.Konick they both provided my daughters Jasmine & Giselle with an excellent challenging school year and have taught them so much , I was always aware of all they needed improvement on ,They are both such caring sweet and positive teachers :) I am sad to leave this school my children will be attending another next year . Thanks to all the staff for making it a great school

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May 29, 2008
I love the teachers that my daughters have had. They were all great!!

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September 15, 2007
This school is really great, the teachers get to talk about their student's problems and deal with it above all other things. When I had a bad score on a test, the teachers would make sure that the whole class would review that skill together just so I could learn, and I exceeded enormously. The lunches are okay too, and they're reasonable. There's a school store there, so you can buy your missing supplies, but the prices have changed since the last time I was there. And everything else, well, they're okay. When something bad is found in this school, and teachers get concerned too greatly. Overall, this is an okay school for a student to go to, there's nothing to worry about, and the enviorment is safe.

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2007
I think Alford is a good school comparing it to the school my oldest attended last year well it doesn't measure up at all , the office staff are all too busy to help, the teachers we had this year were great they were exceptional in all ways my daughters learned many things thanks to them , if the school wouldn't put such importance to selling things and making money then it would be a little more relaxed environment . I only hope that friendliness will be a requirement next year ...

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
I think Alford is a GREAT school. The teachers are all very friendly and have great relationships with the kids. The administrators are great and do a wonderful job working with the kids and running the school. I was a little worried at first when my child started Alford because it was a brand new school and it picked up students from two underperforming schools, I was worried the education would lack. But this is a great bunch, everyone works great together. The scores are great and my child is getting an awesome education while enjoying her days ate school. I am very pleased. I do wish there were a little more extracurricular activities, especially ones to further challenge education talents along with sports and hobbies. Parents should also get more involved there, the door is open for them!

- submitted by a parent
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J. A. Alford Elementary School
2625 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA  30044
(678) 924-5300
Last modified J. A. Alford 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.
J. A. Alford Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top