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PK-5
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Lithonia, GA
Students enrolled: 1,058

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4603 Evans Mill Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038

(678) 875-3202
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August 06, 2014
Flat Rock Elementary School. My son has been attending this school since Pre-K. He is now in the 5th grade. I wasn't sold on Flat Rock as a whole but was sold on the teachers until last year. I encountered a 4th grade Math teacher that gave my son 2 zeros for not doing in class testing. She never notified me or administrators. Why didn't she notify any of us and allowed my son to do NOTHING during those time periods?! My son had a 88 average in her class at the time. This teacher showed poor mismanagement skills and unethical behavior! My husband and I requested a conference. The teacher was asked what happened to my son's test and she responded, " I don't know."The administrators showed lack of backbone because they know that they have immature and vindictive teachers under their leadership. They chose to do nothing about it. The children are who suffer.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
They doing great with the kids I like how they communicate with us let us know what's going with the kids in the classroom

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
I love this school. It is crowded, and maybe they should rezone to help with that, but that isn't the schools issue. It's a county issue. My children attended last year and we were truly blessed. By well equipped teachers who knew how to handle the crowd, while maintaining the teaching. There we some teachers who yelled at the students a bit much and obviously need to be retrained, but for the most part this is a GREAT school. If your child wants to learn, they can. It's just not up to the teachers entirely. It starts @ home.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
the school has some pretty good teachers who seem to really care about the kids, but there are major discipline problems at that school. How can a child be in a comfortable learning environment with an overcrowded classroom on top of the discipline problems! My child's teacher is doing the best she can but is not getting support from the principal. Administration needs to step up and do something about the discipline and organization problems in this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
I have been a parent at Flat Rock since its inception in 2007. The school has been through many changes, particularly the change in leadership. I am very involved and my children have always done well. I communicate with their teachers when there are problems and just general feedback. I applaude the staff for staying motivated and determined admist the many changes, large class sizes, and sometimes lack of parent support. I feel a school is only as good as the parental invovlement. The teachers can't do it alone. I have fought for this school to stay in our neighborhood and I believe that we are finally turning the corner to have success. I would recommend this school and encourage any parent to get invovled so that Flat Rock can be a high achievers school.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
If you care about your child then dont send them here. Its no wonders we are having the problems today in Georgia. Seems like teachers nowadays are doing it for a paycheck. I pray to God my child completes the school with confindentley know her studies. As I see it for this year the Teachers are lazy. Some of these may want to think about taking a refresher course in children studies and learn some better techniques. I dont care if your educated, its how you use it. I'm definatley starting to wonder if the state of Georgia it self has a education problem. So sad to see a state full of prosperous black people amongst so many irgnorant educators. God be with our children for the near future.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2010
This school is way too crowded. There are some great teachers there and they do the best they can but there are too many kids, too many behavior problems and too many discipline issues. Students get away with a LOT and it is totally unacceptable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 29, 2009
Don't be fooled by its outer appearance. This is overcrowed (1200+ kids) with facilities barely used as there are too many kids and not enough staff. Administration needs work even after replacing the former principal. Discipline is non exsistant here. My child will be in private scholl next year.

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no rating June 27, 2009
My son is a rising 2nd grader @ Flat Rock. He has atteneded Flat Rock every since he was in kindergarden. My son has scored extremely high on all mandatory test and was awarded the President's Education Award in Outstanding Academic Excellence signed by President Obama. Flat Rock Elm., has greatly contributed to his academic success! My partnership with Flat Rock extends beyond education. Flat Rock Elm.; is our extended family. Dr. Wright along with the amazing,Teachers and Staff know my son by name-this gives my son confidence and security. What a great school!--- Ms. Massey

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October 06, 2008
My children attending Flat Rock 2008-2009 and I was very pleased with this school. The administrators are very helpful, and the environment is very family oriented. The principal knew my children by name, and now that we are at a different school, I am considering moving back to this area so that my children can go back to Flat Rock next year. We miss you Flat Rock!

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September 05, 2008
This is our first year attending Flat Rock and so far so good. The teachers, administrators and office staff are very welcoming. I feel like I am welcomed every time I step foot in Flat Rock which is a huge improvement from the way I felt when I entered Bouie elementary (the last school my children attended). The scores are not great but scores are not everything. I want my children to be somewhere where they can be nurtured and encrouaged and challenged, not just pushed around like cattle.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
I am very disappointed in this school. It s disorganized and the test scores speak for themselves. I believe there is too much emphasizes on the wrong issues. One example is the attention to Greek affiliation. I believe it is too early for kids that age to be exposed to something that they will decide to be a part of in college (if they end up going to college). I graduated from college and I know that this is a choice that is not for everyone. But the bottom line is they can t even make that choice if are children are not passing the tests with decent scores. This is just one of the issues I have noticed there are others, but this will be the last year my children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
My sons attended this school last year (2007-2008) and because it was the first year the school was open, there were a some good things and some bad things. The students do wear uniforms, which I like, but the school is very big, in terms of students, over 1000! If you are an involved parent, the school is great. But if you aren't, there is no way the teachers will know who your kid is, or the staff as a whole, as there are just too many students. The school has a lot to work out, and I hope to see some improvements.

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Flat Rock Elementary School
4603 Evans Mill Rd, Lithonia, GA  30038
(678) 875-3202
Last modified Flat Rock Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Flat Rock Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top