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1801 Hewatt Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

(770) 972-8050
(770) 736-4498
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4 stars
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August 21, 2012
Leadership changed the year my child started K, then again in 2nd grade, and wasn't too impressed. In fact the AP had such a bad reputation that many people thought she should be replaced. We have an above average child with no behavior issues. The teachers are good, but not enough oversight or action by leadership when real issues happen. Parent concern are politely listened to but romises for changes are not honored. Even thought many families are moving and fighting to get into it, in the end, we moved out of the district.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
I hear many many good things about this school. Hopefully my 3 kids will have a wonderful experience and a high educational high skill for the next 6 years in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2010
Head is overall a great school, many of us parents feel the administration change 2 years ago has had a negative effect. The previous principal and vice-principal were much more engaged with the parents and really seemed to care more about what was best for the kids and the families. The current administration *seems* much more focused on test scores and leveling out the classes for the teachers. The teachers can vary from outstanding to average. The favoritism is very obvious, the teacher in every grade known for being the "best" has all the teachers' kids and PTA boards' children. On the good side - the PTA is very active and class ratios are good. The more experienced teachers are some of the best in the county.

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April 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
advantages of being at RD head are few.let me try and point some out. Comparitively small school .older teachers are very kind and attentive.Gifted education uptill fourth grade was very good. disadvantages are many. Younger teachers are inefficient and lack experience to handle kids this age.curriculum is not challenging at all.My daughter gets bored in class.it is good she is in Gifted prog otherwise this would have been a waste of five years for her.The pricipal needs to stop patting herself on the back for 'good' scores in county tests.Sometimes I feel that the administration only cares about CRCT results. No foreign language instruction at all.Not all kids are given equal opportunity.you will see the same kids participating in everything.teachers dont take the time out to encourage students who are quite but talented.members of PTA think they own the school.

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no rating January 20, 2010
We are new to Head, our daughter is in Kindergarten and she has Ms. Odum... not enough words can be written in this little space to say how wonderful she and Ms. Lacroix are. Thanks guys!

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September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It is a wonderful school. My son went there. Our neighborhood children go there. They have a wonderful PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2009
Love the school. Great teachers. Great PTA. Like family.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
Quality of teachers varies in this school (older instructors are very good). If you have a child who is having difficulty keeping up with the pace, don't expect individualized care. Supposedly no child is being left behind, but elementary school should be a place where the emotional needs and well-being are paramount...this is not emphasized/prioritized at RD Head. A lot of good people work there, but the staff are handicapped by the screwy curriculum and lack of common sense when it comes to disciplining the children. Our child has had repeated trips to the principals office (traumatic) for reasons that were dubious or petty. We are not fans of the administration there. Good luck.

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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
From the perspective of those from Georgia, i am sure it seems to be a wonderful school. To those of us educated in states ranking far above Georgia in National Ratings, it is clear that this is a substandard educational setting. Everyone is so busy patting themselves on the back, perhaps the truth is just too difficult to face. My children were not happy there and knew they were missing out on opportunities. They, both goal-orientated ,were worried about their academic futures and thought the gifted program was a joke. We moved so they could be in better schools and immediately the improvement was obvious. we were told such great things, but now I can see tht is by people who accept a lower standard.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2008
I am a former student of R.D Head Elementary. I graduated in 2004. My exprerience at R.D Head was great. It is very kid friendly, and when people need help others will go out of their way. Bullies are one thing you dont have to worry about the school has a zero tolerance for bullies and punishment is severe. I loved going to this school and others will too.

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2007
Head is BY FAR the best elementary school in the state! The staff exceeds that of other schools and it has remained small and home-like despite the growth in Gwinnett County. There are always wonderful activities to participate in and the fundraisers provide fun and finacial support to this great school! There are several teachers; Mrs. Paul (music), Mrs. Boone (K), Mrs. Byers (K), Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. Lowery, Mrs. Whaley, etc. who have been there for years and still love what they do year after year! They have gone over and beyond what is expected from a school and I am very impressed with the school! One of my children is in the special education program, not the gifted, but resides in an iclusion classroom. He has the best possible education and I am pleased with his education!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
I notice that most of the people who rave about Head are parents with kids in the 'gifted' program. That is wonderful, I'm glad to see some kids are having a great time. Meanwhile, if you have a child who isn't 'in the box', good luck. You'll have constant problems, constant phone calls, and meetings because they're so busy, they don't have time for a kid who needs any extra help. I can't wait for my child to get out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 09, 2007
I think this is a fantastic school. It is small and all the teachers and staff focus on helping the child reach their highest potential. My daughter is starting 5th grade this year and has been at this school since Kindergarden. She has been in the gifted program every year and loves the daily challenges and opportunities the teachers bring to the classroom. All administration here has proven to be very responsive to the parents and children. My daughter loves her school, teachers and we love her academic success and the fact that they are helping her reach her full potential.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
Wonderful school! Both my daughters are in the gifted program (Focus) and have really thrived and succeeded here (have attended for three years). Teachers are very caring and encourage parent involvement, admin is very proud of the schools test scores and working hard to keep them high. PTA works VERY hard and provides many extra services for children. Very satisfied!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
This school is a very pretentious farce. The facts are: Head was over-capacity by 101 this year and has several trailers. There were almost 30 students in my child's class. The traffic and parking situation at the school is bad. There is a lack of extracurricular activities for the students. There is only one regular club for some students and a great parent volunteer runs it. There is no auditorium, no decent playgrounds or foreign-language program (except ESOL), or some of the other things you see in many schools in the Atlanta area, despite continuous fundraising by supportive parents and students. Head Elementary leaves a lot to be desired by those of us who have seen and had better educational experiences. It has been a terrible disppointment.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
This is the best school in the state.I have 3 children that have attended since Kindergarten.One is now in 7th grade one is in 5th grade still at Head and one just started Kindergarten.They all love it.We could not be happier.Everyone is so involved and make it fun for the kids.The staff really cares about these children and it shows! All the parents know each other,it is very family oriented. Keep up the good work!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2004
We have had 1 child that attended for for four years and three that are still here. This is only the second elementary school that we have had experience with- but we cannot say enough wonderful things about this school! From the incredible, enthusiastic administration ( you don't hear that phrase too often in connection with administration!), to the top-notch teachers, to the involved parents-it's an all around great school. I love that it is smaller and that you get to know everyone easier than in the larger schools. My children have been very happy here and so are we. This is what an Elementary School is suppose to be like.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
I have been very pleased with R.D Head, my children have been there for three years now. I like how the parents and teachers are very envolved with the school, and I also like the student teacher ratio, and the fact that there are not to many children attending. The Blue Family, Lilburn, GA

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Head Elementary School
1801 Hewatt Rd SW, Lilburn, GA  30047
(770) 972-8050
Last modified Head Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Head Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top