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Lithonia, GA
Students enrolled: 843
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5776 Marbut Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058

(678) 676-8802
(678) 676-8810
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October 09, 2014
My son began attending Marbut in Kindergarten and now he is in the fourth grade. My daughter just started Kindergarten at Marbut. I LOVE this school!!! The teachers are phenomenal! I've had the opportunity to compare the work my children bring home to work of other children in their same grades at different schools and yes the work load at Marbut is heavier but the results fill me with pride.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
AT FIRST I HAD TO GET USED TO ALL OF THE WORK BUT I GOT IT NOW LOL....I HAVE 2 CHILDREN IN MARBUT AND MY THIRD WILL ALSO BE ATTENDING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I LOVE THAT THEY HAVE A STRICT UNIFORM POLICY. HAS HOMEWORK EVERY NIGHT AND GIVES THE PARENTS AND CHILDREN A CHALLENGE. MY CHILDREN ARE VERY ADVANCE AND IM SO LOVING THAT EVERYWHERE WE GO PEOPLE NOTICE THEIR LEVEL OF MATURITY MARBUT IS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL TRUST ME I AM PICKY I AM A YOUNG PARENT AND AM VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE CHOICE I MAKE FOR MY CHILDREN..YOU WILL LOVE IT

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2013
Marbut is a good school overall. My daughter has attended for two years now and I can see where she is learning and growing. The teachers are very involved and so are some of the parents I have encountered. Parental involvement is key to having a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
We have a Kindergarten, soon to be First Grader. Our experience has been a wonderful pleasure. Mabut has challenge my Daughter being expected measures. The school has offered Monthly projects, Daily homework. I do believe it has prepared her for First Grade. It has made me to work hard to have better Time Management skills, that is what you will need to make it here at Marbut Theme School. You have to stay and be an involed Parent to make it work as well. The Staff is friendly. We have truly enjoyed our first year here, and hope for many more rewarding challenging. Thanks to all the K-Staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
Marbut is an excellent school. My son attended from k - 5 grade. He was challenged and taught to think for himself. Yes there are a lot of projects but I did not do them my son did. That is the way it should be. The principal had high standards for her staff, student and parents. It really shows later on when your child is out of the school. My youngest will be attending fall 2013. Go Mountain lions!!! The school could use a bigger parking lot and work on letting the kids have a little more free time during the day to converse with their peers especially at lunch. All work and no play makes for unhappy kids at times. Otherwise it is great!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
I have a Very Strong Positive Level of Comfort with Marbuit Elementary School. I have met the past and current Principle and have volunteered as required in my granddaughter's classrooms. I have participated heavily in her homework, projects and most activities... I lIke What I See!! Of course, I could easily spend time in all areas of the school-you can volunteer in any department including the Parent Center. BUT I haven't rreached that point yet... The student development/activities are endless and communicated very well on the calendar..now virtual. There are endless ways I see the Expectation and Standards being filtered into the students and parents. You have to Execute to Learn and to Excel. I trust that at this level in my 1st grader's life: She Is in A Great School learning, expliring, enjoying and developing. key skills and excellent traits of confidence and achievement for her future! THANKS MARBUIT!!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2012
This school has excellent follow up and great guidelines for developing my child. We have been a part of Marbut Elementary for about 1 year and the principal is hands on. As a parent I have grown from educated my child on the projects they assign him in class. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
My child has been at Marbut for three years and I am totally happy with the school and the leadership. You and your child must be willing to do the work to enjoy all that the school has to offer. Parents must volunteer. I have read a couple of negative reviews, and it seems as if those are parents that are use to just dropping their child off to school and picking them up. They do not want to assist in the homework or projects. Speaking as a parent, those are the ones that you want to leave the school. Those are the children thqt slow down the classes and the parents that do not show up for meetings. They eventually pull the school down. At Marbut parents have to participate in order for their child to succeed. It is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
Marbut is great school, it is however not easy. Not on the kids or the parents who have to do mandatory volunteer hours The staff cares, the class and homework work is challenging, but in the end the kids grow and perform well. I can tell how well my child is tought at Marbut when she is around other children of the same age who go to schools that are not as challenging. She shines just a little more. Not all parents can deal with the requirements, but if everybody could do it, then it wouldn't be special.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
All for show - keeping up images tactless and unprofessional principal and some staff

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2010
Marbut is a great school considering it is located in the heart of Dekalb County which is a not so great school system. My child attended Marbut from 2nd-5th grade and it was the best thing I could have ever done for my son. He was challenged on a daily basis. I was challenged as well. The leadership from the principal definitely filters down to the staff. The entire staff genuinely cares for the children and are determined to have their students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2010
I hate the fact that some teachers do not give age-appropriate assignments. I would like to see one of those teachers successfully fly a rocket ship to the moon solo with out the appropriate training and qualifications beforehand! School should be fun, not a headache for parents! Children should feel good about their OWN achievements in school over the years, not the fact that their parents had to do most of the work for their projects and some assignments.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
I LOVE Marbut! If you are not willing to volunteer or are unable to, this is not the school for you. If you arent willing to work with your child every night on homework, this is not the school for you. I have seen it time and time again where in a regular school they give the child MINIMAL homework and NOTHING is enforced. Here you MUST do your volunteer time, projects, MPU and homework. Ms. Zeigler is GREAT! The only cons; the parking lot is way too small. And I think Marbut should consider having an entrance exam. If your child is lazy, please keep them where they are. They will only be taking up room for a child that is truly willing to work, and make the extra effort to comply with the STANDARDS that Marbut tries to live up to!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2009
Coming from the middle georgia (Warner Robins, Ga ) school district having my child attend public school in DeKalb County was totally scary. Overcrowded class and I heard that the bullying was over the top in the school system. We tried Marbut and I liked the parental involvement concept. The school was a perfect fit for my son. Marbut is not for everyone or every child. I urge parents to chose schools that add positively to who your child is scholastically and personally. I would strongly urge you to chose another school if you lack time management skills, and if your child has difficulty learning. It is fast paced and challenging. I always say, 'Set your child up for success not failure!'

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2009
Marbut Elementary is an excellent. My daughter started in Kindergarten in 2008 and she had done very well. The teachers are excellent and also the principal who is a no nonsense person, which I love. Principal and teachers shows so much interest in the children, it it truly amazing. Thanks very much Marbut Faculity and Staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
Both of my daughters had the Marbut experience. The school has created a positive self drive in them. They are confident in the things they do, but humble enough to respect the beliefs and thoughts of others. Marbut keep producing 'The Leaders of Tommorrow'.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2009
My son started this school in the 3rd grade and now he is in the 4th. He did not want to leave his old school (which rated a 1 ) Marbut pushes him to be a better student and that is what he needed. The push from home and school. The parental involvment is fair and the projects they do just gets them prepared for their next level in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2009
This school is okay, it's not as good as i thought it would be. Both of my kids have attended this school which of one of them is still there. This school is more focused on test score than the kids actually learning the material. It's like they have this standard with keeping up the test scores that they really don't care if the kids actually learn the material or not...from grade to grade I have actually had to be the one who teaches my child pretty much everything that he knows. This school does not stand behind what they are suppose to uphold as a theme school........I would caution anyone who wants their child to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
I love Marbut! The parents are great and so are their children. Teachers really do care! It's more than homework, projects, poems, or uniforms.... we strive for the same goal for your children.... for them to succeed! We all want whats best for our children and prepare them for the bright future they have ahead of them. Instead of being frustrated at the amount of work... think about how this is a great experience to work with your child and teach them skills that could remain with them for a lifetime!

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September 24, 2008
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September 21, 2008
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September 19, 2008
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March 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
This is my daughter's second year Marbut. I love the fact that parent must be involved with their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
Marbut Theme is the Premier dekalb school. I attended marbut form 1999 until 2005. People complain abot how much work we get and hard it is.Marbut strives for excellence and always has. Marbut stimulates your mind. I remeber in 3rd grade i was reading on a high school level. I commend Miss Zeigler for her excellent leadership throughout my years. My little sister s attends MArbut now in the 3rd grade reading on a 7th grade level doing 6th grade math. Its not becuase she is 'gifted' it is because Marbut parents, teachers and staff push herr to achive excellence. I am in 7th grade and i attend Champion Middle School. I read on a 14. 6 reading level which is a College Sophmore in the 6th year of school. I do 10th grade algebra and 10th grade life science and is Marbut that got me here. Aaliyah Copeland

- submitted by a former student
no rating July 10, 2007
My child has been at this school for two years, (A) student. The first year was great. However, all good things come to an end. Words can't describe the experience and I noticed a change in her attitude towards the classroom. The curriculum is no different from all other elementary schools in Dekalb, it depends on supplemental resources used. Don't be fooled about a superb curriculum!! The projects were too much and parents basically end up doing the projects. Coming from a private school, now that's a different curriculum and better. Marbut is known for extreme projects which leaves little time for extracurricular activities. We must remember that a child can burnout just like adults but they think overloading a child with projects, bookreports, & poems makes them a top notch school. Returning to private in the fall. I want my child to learn and enjoy school. Mandatory parent participation!!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2006
I like many other parents heard about the good reputation of Marbut prior to choosing Marbut for my child. I am so displeased with this school and the staff. Marbut has not lived up to that reputation! The homework was so overwhelming and the projects were not appropriate for the grade level. I found myself doing most of the homework and projects for my child. If you take a look at all of the projects displayed throughout the school, it's not hard to see that many parents like myself where also doing the projects for their child. My only choices where to home school or place my child in a private program. We are so happy now and the school work and projects are appropriate for my child. Yes, I now have an out of pocket school expense, but my child is so happy and I can truly see a difference.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2006
My Marbut experience was very disappointing. I do not recommend this program if your child is not an A/B student. This was my daughter's third year attending. She was having some academic problems. EIP was a waste. My child did homework from the time we got home until bedtime. The school has a great academic record but has no true consideration to those students needing assistance. The focus drifted to proving her inabilities vs how to improve her abilities. I felt unwelcome at the school. It was very difficult for me to even manage what assignments, projects, and test were due and the content. There was no consideration to what the school could have done better. I moved her because I no longer trusted that teachers or adminstrators had her best interest at heart. I think there is too much focus on maintaining excellent test scores vs meeting the student's needs.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
Curriculum great! As w/ any school you have your excellent teachers who teach well AND truly DEMONSTRATE genuine concern for the pupils. Then there are others who perhaps are burnt out and might be better suited to consider some time away or a change in profession. Front Office Staff - Mrs. Brownley is ALWAYS courteous and helpful!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
I can only agree with the previous responses regarding Marbut. My child has been at Marbut for the past two years and next year, I am happy to say that we are moving him out of the school in search of something better. I love what Marbut stands for and maybe my expectations where too high. All children are not the same and Marbut has yet to realize this. The advise and words of the parents fall on deaf ears. If you are looking to have a voice in PTA....forget about it. PTA is made up of members that have their own agenda and not with the childrens best interest in mind. Marbut does have some good points, but have some ways to go. My child can not stand by and wait for Marbut to get it together.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
I have 2 students at Marbut, and I feel that the school is on the positive track, howeverI do agree with the other parents that say that it depends on the teacher you get because some are very devoted and others act like thay don.t want to be involved, and would rather not be there. I feel that the school offers a very challenging cirriculum, but does lack programs that offer tutorials or extra help for those students that may struggle to make A's and B's They feel that all students are able to preform on the same level and that is not so,everyone is different, and I think that the Marbut teachers and Administration needs to realize that.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
Academic programs are great!...However, the staff at marbut does not utilize all of the tools available to the school nor do all of the teachers follow marbut's programs. It all depends on the teacher. Many teachers seem unhappy and have left. There was a very hight teacher turnover last year. The overral moral has been fair to poor, a great decline from 2000 when my child first started at marbut. Parent participation is good. My child is academically challenged and is finding the extracurricular choices exciting. We at marbut have our issues, but we have the kids' best interest at heart and we strive to do better. My second child will be leaving marbut next year and overall, our experience with both children has been positive. There are some learning pains since the 1st administration, but we'll get there.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
I feel that this is a good school, because it encourages parent participation. I do feel more should be done with the poems than just memorization. I must agree with another parent regarding the staff. My child's teacher was wonderful, but the front office staff offers something a little different. I needed some paperwork, I watched the young lady stop several times and converse with others, go get her breakfast. I advised her that I needed to leave soon, because after watching her for 27 minutes, my time was winding down. She advised me that she was actually doing me a favor, because I should have been taking that around myself, in which I would have had I been advised of that. This is an isolated experience, but it left me with a bitter taste towards the front office staff. If school hasn't started, don't think about asking any questions.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
My child's 3rd year, and I have mixed feelings for the school. The curriculum (I understand designed by state) is very aggessive and fast paced for my child, an average student. He studies hard to make the 'B' & occasional 'A'. The homework leaves very little time to do activities outside of school. I do realize that my full time demanding job makes my child's challenge even greater. Front Office - I find rude at times and not very friendly....a smile & greeting would help. Principal and Assts - not always willing to listen to concerns of parents. At times I've felt that my principal was insulted by questions of her staff, and not open to suggestions for best teaching styles for my child. Let's work on 'Partners In Education'. However, vision & new programs are excellent! Parental Involvement - Cant find more dedicated parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
I have 2 children at Marbut - K and 1st grade. My eldest child is an A+ student who is thriving on a daily basis. Last year my son was in another school, and was disruptive showing discipline issues - he was bored! I truely believe that Marbut's curriculum, parent/teacher involvement, and the pure pride that is instilled into all children at Marbut is a true testimony to its success. Thank you Marbut.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
I was one of the original parents that slept out side Marbut Theme school to have my child attend, and I have not been disappointed with the quality of education my sons recieved. Overall, I am very satisfied with the quality of education they have recieved. the Poems and book reports have been a great advantage to my sons, the poems have helped improved their memory and allowed them to develop good public speaking skills, and the book reports required and encourage them to read. My biggest disappointment is the parents that voluteer because they have to and not because it is a wonderful opportunity to stay in touch with their childs educational experience.any negative encounters with teachers or staff have been minimal, and would more than likely occur in any institution of learning. kudos to Marbut theme school !

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
Marbut is a school that does not claim perfection, but only strives for excellent in their daily attempts. We are happy our children had the Marbut experience! It has been a part of our household since 1998. This being our last year, we shall miss the staff and leadership!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
Marbut elementary school has very good plan in place for educating children. Currently I have two children attending Marbut. The required parental involvement on campus is good for the staff as well as the students. Parents are required to work a number of hours on campus each year. I think it provides a means for parents to show more support, which I believe is needed for the students of today.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
My children attended Marbut and I was disappointed in the curriculum and how the students were taught. There were few critical thinking skills and lack of hands on activities. Much of the learning consisted of rote memory,and lots of homework for parents to do. Students learn poems week by week and do nothing with them, no discussion, just rote memorization. Many of the teachers are very good, however, they lack support from the administration. The turnover of teachers is high due to relationship with administration. The day I visited, the principal locked the workroom to keep teachers from using the copier. It has the ability to be an excellent school, but it should go back to the original philosophy and stop being so political. The school was based on Marva Collin's teaching principles.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2004
I am the parent of a fourth grader. My child has attend Marbut since Kindergarten. The curriculum is excellent and it provides a diversity for the children. One crucial aspect that makes a difference at this school is parental invovlement. Parental involvement in the classroom, in and around the school, and the PTA. I have appreciated the daily homework, semester projects, creative book reports and poem recitations.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2004
Marbut is an excellent school for those students who wish to have a quality education which is above the norm. Parental involvement is essential at Marbut and is proven that with parental involvement our students can thrive. Marbut is an excellent school for academics and is filtered down from the administrative team to parents. If there are any concerns our asset the 'PTA' will make it happen. I wish there were more schools like Marbut.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2003
Marbut Elementary is a wonderful school for any child. The parent support is excellent. The quality of the educational program at Marbut is terrific! The teachers and administrative staff really care about the students education. Any parent who enrolled their child in this school, would not be disappointed. But keep in mind it takes committment and dedication, to be a Marbut parent. We are serious about our children's education.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2003
My daughter has just started her 3rd year at Marbut Theme school. I am extremely pleased with the uniform, academic, volunteer and discipline requirements that are demanded by this school. I am also pleased with the fact that when a concept is not working for the majority, the leaders at this school take the teachers, parents and students concerns seriously and are willing to make revisions to make things work better. On top of all that my daughter has had no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
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Marbut Elementary School
5776 Marbut Rd, Lithonia, GA  30058
(678) 676-8802
Last modified Marbut Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marbut Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top