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1040 King Way Dr
Lithonia, GA 30058

(678) 676-3902
(678) 676-3910
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June 17, 2015
I am not impressed with this school at all. The amount of students in each classroom is laughable and so ridiculous, I don't know how the teachers are able to focus on them all. The school administration is nice but they do not have an effective means to communicate to parents when students are misbehaving. I was the last person to find out that my child was having behavioral issues and difficulty focusing in his classroom. I was always approached AFTER the situation... they are not proactively involved at all, they are more REACTIVE.There should never be a time when a parent is told that their child is constantly misbehaving at the end of the semester, especially when I am a phone call away, let me know from the start so that I can work with behavioral modification and get on an action plan to correct it. The counselor even said they never knew there were any issues with my child until AFTER my child was suspended. My child was identified as a gifted child and considered for the program but I never heard back from the school. Even after being in the program as a trial my child fell in love and the behavior was so much better because of the attention to studies and hands on learning which I believe some children need because each child learns differently and reacts to a classroom setting different than others. I am a very caring parent and I do not expect others to raise my child but to be the last person to know about anything going on is absurd. And to ignore the needs of a child that may be on a different learning level, knowing that the test scores show that they can take on more advanced studies, just a mess! The test scores with this school as a whole, don't get me started, my child will not be enrolled this following school year. This school is not for us.

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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 17, 2015
When a child is considered gifted, I don't believe they take into account how the child may react in a normal classroom setting. If they are really bored thus becoming disruptive maybe they should consider putting the child in an environment where they are challenged.

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May 14, 2015
Every since we have got a new principal I have seen a lot of improvements. The school was already good but it is even better now. The office staff and administration staff are very polite and welcoming. My kids have been blessed to have great teachers. My 5th grader reads on a 9th grading level. My 3rd grader reads on 5th grade reading level. If I ever have any concerns they are always addresses immediately. Good School!

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April 21, 2015
Don't know why the community rating is 4 stars... obviously parents didn't look at the test scores. This school has a 2 out of ten. It should be shut down. That's as ridiculous as Redan elementary having a 1.

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July 25, 2013
Great news... We have a new principal! Our students, teachers & community are going to benefit greatly.

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June 05, 2011
My son has been a student at Shadow Rock for the past 5 years, his teachers have all been excellent; this is evidenced by the fact that he is a straight A student along with many others in his class. The principal is a little different but the Assistant Principal is excellent one of her children has been my son's classmate for years. The one thing that I can unanimously say about Shadow Rock teachers is they CARE! As far as Parent Participation... myself and several other mom's are there all the time. I have received a Rose award every Honors ceremony all 5 years. It is an excellent school.

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June 03, 2011
Shadow Rock has gone down tremedously! Administration does not address behavior concerns. Teachers are treated with disrespect on a regular basis from administration, students & parents. The school has low/no parental involvement.There is a great need for new leadership. Special education services are a joke.Teachers aren't given the proper training needed to effectiviely educate the students when new textbooks are given & when special need students are placed in the class. Teachers are unhappy & frustrated because of the lack positive direction, major school wide discipline problems, & just not being appreciated. If you don't believe what has been written, please feel free to come to the school and see for yourself.

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August 05, 2009
Shadow Rock Elem. is a great school with an outstanding principal.

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July 10, 2009
As a parent of two Shadow Rock students, I must say that I have been thoroughly impressed. The staff and faculty work hard and diligently promote a high standard of excellence from the students. The programs offered promote a comfortable, diverse and exciting environment for the children to learn. The principal, vice principals, teachers, and support staff are all deserving of KUDOS for the effort that they give to promote parent participation. I will be more than happy to have my third child enter into this tremendously enriching environment! GOOOO Shadow Rock Eagles!

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March 27, 2009
I have two kids enrolled. I have been impressed with their progress and interest shown in the development of my two sons. I have a 7 year old male and a 5 year old male so far a great experience.

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August 10, 2008
Poor for children with special needs.

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no rating
May 27, 2008
I love Shadow Rock Elementary. The staff for the most part provides support to parents. The staff is constantly providing conferences and seminars to involved parents in the learning experience.

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no rating
March 05, 2008
I love this School. This is my childs first year and she is doing great.

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September 08, 2006
i think that Shadow rock is highly rated. This is the second year that my grandkids attended this school.the teachers and the counselors and pricipal are very much involved.They all are very caring and concerned for the kids.

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Shadow Rock Elementary School
1040 King Way Dr, Lithonia, GA  30058
(678) 676-3902
Last modified Shadow Rock Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shadow Rock Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top