Students enrolled 588
School leader Hermia Charnelle Simmons-Deveaux

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5891 Dodgen Rd SW
Mableton, GA 30126

(770) 819-2483
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3 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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October 17, 2014
This school is an older school building and does not have all the "bells and whistles" that a lot of the newer campuses have, but the teachers and administration are dedicated and teaching top-notch practices every day! We have had amazing teachers that challenge high-level students and help students that need more assistance catch up to be on grade-level in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2014
We just relocated to Mableton and are excited for our children to be attending Harmony Leland. The administration and staff are extremely friendly and loving toward the students. The school has been recognized as a Distinguished Title I school for multiple years based on student achievement. I love the diversity of the school as well. Mrs. Brown in the main office is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
My daughter is in kindergarten and this is our first school experience. It is a great experience for me and my child. We love her teacher (Ms Williams) and the staff here at the school. I've witnessed the superior learning experience that the children receive and it's a refreshing feeling to watch the kids grow and excel with the help and support of the teachers, tutors, mentors and guidance. I'm extremely happy we chose to enroll our daughter at HLES. The PTA team is awesome and supportive. I commend the Principal and Assistant Principal for all that they do and commit to seeing that out children are provided the best opportunity to learn.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
HLES is a wonderful school where my 1st grader and 3rd grader are thriving academically. The teachers and administration are well qualified and supported by a growing community of parents, church and civic groups as well as local businesses. There are many great clubs and extra curricular activities for the students to explore and learn beyond the classroom setting. The PTA is active and encourages families to participate through their blog and Facebook pages. The school building might be old but it's the environment of engaging learning that allows parents like me to look beyond the physical building and focus on the great things happening inside. HLES is an excellent public school option in Mableton!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
My children have been going to HLES since my oldest started school and this is her last year before middle school. We have never had a teacher who wasn't loving, caring or wasn't amazing towards each student at the school. I am very involved at the school and have never heard or seen a teacher or another staff member be mean or rude to any child. We love HLES and all of the amazing loving teachers am staff members at the school. HLES is one of the big reason we Haven't moved out of the area!!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
This school is terrible, I placed my son there for 2 weeks at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. I was told by the counselor Ms.Shepherd that they couldn't do anything with my son who was in 2nd grade. They said they would have to move him back to first grade and it would be good and should fit his personality better. The teachers/staff are mean to the students, unless your child is accustomed to people handling them mean and rudely they will not adapt here. It's ashame tax payers in this school district cannot get anything for the taxes we pay. We can't get descent teachers to care for an teach our beautiful children. Cobb County shame on you for allowing these people to represent this side of Cobb. The school definitely need friendly, loving and kind teachers. First you need to get the child to love you before you can teach. My son is excelling in private school now because he loves his teacher and he loves learning. I speak for a good bit of this district who are zoned for this school in saying this school is not a place you would put your child for nurture and growth.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
My child is attending this school for 3 years and its been a wounderfull experience so far. We came from the private school and our concerns flew away very quickly. The teachers are profetional, caring and involved. The principal and her assistant where attentive to any request and concern we had. I love this school and hope it will go higher in the rate cause its worth more!!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
This is one of the worst school experience I have ever know. We moved from out of state, from a state that is not know for its public schools. Our old school looks fantastic compared to this dump. The school is unclean, they have no funding, and the leadship has a lot to be desired. Unfortunately, we bought a house in this school district, and will have to pay to move our kids to private school next year. We are very disappointed in this school, our kids are learning a year behind. VEry below average school

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
Go to the District!! The Principal's Boss Start at the top. Better yet the Super. The school need a cleaning and an unexpected observation from Cobb County Schools staff from Glover Street. They need to come out and see, hear whats going on behind the "smiles". The asst. principal, Mckinney is awesome, only asset of the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
My child has thrived in this school. When she started Kindergarten, she only knew a few sight words, now she is an accelarated reader, reading at a first grade level! She has learned so much this year, and I have to give credit to her dedicated and wonderful teacher. The Principal is approachable and easy to talk to. Parental involvement could be better, but we are working on it. We are definitely going back for first grade!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2012
the teachers at this school are horrible!!! they bully the kids and speak very bad to them!!!! how can i change my childs school? the principal doesnt do anything!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2011
I am very dis-pleased over all with this school's principal and some of the teachers.I have had a teacher put their hands on my child,i have attended school dance functions that have foul language rap playing.I have seen the Principal put out to the entire school and students her political views.I have had teachers say horrible things to my children so bad that i have been documenting everything.This has been a horrible experience for me and i will not have my children attend this school again.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
In the two years my children have been at HLES, they have thrived! Thanks to the committed and responsive teachers, they are growing both academically and socially. The assistant principal and the principal are more than available for my questions. Plus, with the various clubs--art, chorus, blogging, violin, cheerleading, LM Smart, etc.--there is plenty of opportunity for well rounded experiences. PLUS, classrooms are quiet; kids are focused. There aren't the disciplinary distractions at HLES that there are at other schools. I just wish the PTA had more cash to work with. My kids are challenged and happy. So come on parents! Support your school! Don't waste your money on private school, save that financial burden for college.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
My daughter attends Harmony Leland. The principal is unapproachable and parents are often redirected to the Assistant Principal. The teachers and staff, with whom I have had dealings, show a genuine concern for the children and their academic achievement. It is my guess that involvement from parents will improve if/when the HLE administration make a conscious effort to continue in the initiative to recruit and solicit for fathers to become more involved, without completely disregarding and/or alienating mothers.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
My son attended this school from Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and I was impressed by the continuous strides they made towards excellence during his time there. Through it s partnership with PTA, the school has increased parental involvement and implemented numerous programs that directly support the enrichment of the students learning experience. The teachers and staff are awesome. I continuously see them working longer hours even though their pay has decreased. For ALL the HLES teachers reading this review, allow me to say WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 13, 2010
My daughter recently graduated from HLES, I have another daughter in the 3rd grade and a son in the 1st grade... This school has gone through some serious changes and it's AWESOME! They have secured some of the finest quality teachers around and the parent/teacher communication is bar none! Thanks HLES, for a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
Harmony has been great for my son. The PTA is active and informative. The teachers and staff communicate well with the parents, and this has been a great transition from a Charter School. The extra curricular programs are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
I see a real change happening at this school (Harmony Leland Elementary). The school (by parents' votes) is enforcing a uniform code. I see more parents getting involved (our PTA jumped over 100 % in 2008-09). The PTA is offering 2 new programs designed to get even more parents involved : three4me (where parents committ 3 volunteer hours per school year) and the All Pro Dads program, designed to get fathers on deck. If you are a parent out there in the 30126 district that is nervous of public schools, specifically Harmony Leland Elementary; feel the need to pour into other local public schools, I encourage you to give this school a chance. Harmony offers a slew of art programs through YAMS. I have 3 kids (twins in kindergarten and a 3rd grader) and am a proud member of the PTA. Thanks for reading :-)

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2009
I am a very proud parent of a kindergartener at Harmony-Leland. My daughter's primary teachers are Mrs.Causey and Mrs.Cox. I've had the opportunity to visit the classroom during instructional time and found their interaction with the students to tremendous. Also, I've had the opportunity to interact with the Principal ( Mrs. Simmons-Deveaux) and her staff on several occasions and they are great! My daughter came from a local private school and truthfully we were a bit skeptical upon entering Harmony-Leland. I am proud to say we are extremely happy with the academic environment and ,more importantly, the level of care for the students from the faculty and staff. As result, my daughter has had a great experience thus far at Harmony-Leland. Thanks Harmony-Leland for a GREAT kindergarten year.....Russell Gibson

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September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 22, 2008
I am A very proud former Student From Harmony~Leland. Harmnoy Lealand had the best 5 years of my life and I will miss this Awesome school very dearly! The principal Mrs.Simmons-Deveaux and Assistent Principal Miss.Maynard (who we will all miss because she was moved to another school) are the best principals in the whole world. The teachers are also really great and will give your child a good education. The best teachers at Harmony~Leland are-Mrs.Grizzle,Mrs.Barnes,Mrs.Kim Williams,Mrs.Raki,Mrs.G and Mrs.Fredrick!!! I love all my teachers like mommys :) Go Cheetahs!!!! ~ *Karla Leiva *~

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May 21, 2008
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April 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
School is moving in right direction but lack of parental involvement keeps school from reaching full potential. As a mentor I just do not see enough from parents. If we look at some of the higher ranking schools parental involvement is off of the charts.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
Under Mrs. Ervin, the school was a wonderful innovative place for our children's education. The current administration, especially the principal, are destroying the school from the inside out. They spend all of their time covering for each others incompetence rather than focusing on quality education. Most, if not all of the good teachers are leaving. Parental involvement is at an all time low. More than likely because we are seen as the enemy and not as a partner in our kids' education. No one cares about this school anymore. All of the blame lies at the feet of the principal. The administration is obstinate, secretive and very protective of itself. This is a sad and shameful circumstance that has befallen what was once a shining star the community could be proud of. If the administration isn't removed, this once great school will undoubtedly continue on its rapid descent into mediocrity.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2006
Unfortunately, this school has severely lost its credibility and value over the past year and a half. The new leadership is lackluster at best and the few good teachers left are soon leaving. My child has attended Harmony Leland since Pre-K and our family felt blessed to be a part of this school when Mrs. Ervin was at the helm. Since the change in administration, parental involvement barely exists, teachers are no longer motivated, and the children are no longer excited about learning. Some of us are bound by finances to attend this school. As parents, we are forced to rely on the commitment of a few good teachers to supplement the values and foundation of learning we create at home. It's a sad, sad reality but this school needs to be gutted clean and rebuilt from the ground up.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2006
Unfortunately, this school has severely lost its credibility and value over the past year and a half. The new leadership is lackluster at best and the few good teachers left are soon leaving. My child has attended Harmony Leland since Pre-K and our family felt blessed to be a part of this school when Mrs. Ervin was at the helm. Since the change in administration, parental involvement barely exists, teachers are no longer motivated, and the children are no longer excited about learning. Some of us are bound by finances to attend this school. As parents, we are forced to rely on the commitment of a few good teachers to supplement the values and foundation of learning we create at home. It's a sad, sad reality but this school needs to be gutted clean and rebuilt from the ground up - starting with the so-called leadership! God help our children...

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
Unfortunately, this school suffers from many of the same issues that most of the South Cobb area schools do. The leadership in the school is inadequate. There is no clear vision, the principal seems very disconnected from the students and parents. This had adversely affected parental support and activism. In a very short period of time, this school has really deteriorated.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
HLES at one time had the best interest of the kids at heart. My daughter attended K-5 and was able to achieve high scores throughout. There have been alot of good teachers that have left over time. The few great teachers who are left are facing an administration that discourages alot of positive energy within the faculty. The bureauercracy is taking the light out of our children. The middle schools nor the high schools in this district are very promising. Parents, GET EDUCATED!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
I am the parent of a fourth grader at Harmony Leland. Under past leadership, this school was one of the most innovative schools in the county. I am extremely dissappointed in the new administration.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
My children love this school tremendously. The staff is caring and dedicated. Parent involvement is good but could be better. I have remained in an apartment complex for 3 1/2 years just to stay in this school district.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2004
I am the parent of a 1st grader at Harmony-Leland, a Leonard Bernstein School of the Arts. I am totally pleased with my experiences within the school. There is an awesome environment of nurturing, caring and learning throughout. Under the direction of the Principal, Mrs. Ervin, the school has made and continues to make wonderful progress. Kudos also to Mr. Weathers, Ms. Maynard, the counselors, teachers and paraprofessionals. My son attends one of the best elementary schools in Georgia.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2003
My son is in 1st grade at Harmony-Leland. Harmony-Lelannd is a school with great leadership, which causes high moral with teachers and staff which transpires effective teaching. Students respect each other and their teachers. Students are challedged and learn in a loving and caring environment. It is truly harmonious, living up to the schools'name!

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August 10, 2003
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Harmony-Leland Elementary School
5891 Dodgen Rd SW, Mableton, GA  30126
(770) 819-2483
Last modified Harmony-Leland 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.
Harmony-Leland Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top