Students enrolled 525
School leader Peggy Fleming

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3900 Due West Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30064

(678) 594-8071
(678) 594-8073
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5 stars
Based on 35 ratings

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August 18, 2014
Great school--teachers, principal and all staff except one. My son was so excited to get into Target last year and now is miserable due to the teacher. I figured that they would pick excited, thoughtful and creative teachers for these positions, but she's negative and frankly just bitter. Could have made a better choice for sure. Otherwise, absolutely love Due West.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
We love Due West and have been there many, many years. The teachers are great and the activities fun for the kids and families. My only concern is that since the district now allows teachers' kids to attend any Cobb County school even if it isn't a feeder school where they work, our school is becoming increasingly overcrowded. Our principal needs to consider the kids actually districted for Due West and stop stuffing our school. Say no! There are over 75 Cobb County employee students in our school that can only hold so many. I am all for Due West teachers sending their kids to Due West...it only makes sense. All the others need to move into the district or choose the school or feeder school where they work.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Excellent School! Wonderful Teachers and Staff! Exceptional PTA Volunteers! My child loves DWE - Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I love this school. The teachers are awesome. The kids support each other, and administration is truly concerned about each child's progress. I have one negative thing to say... Watch out for the PTA. They waste money on frivolous projects (see walking track) and took away the funding from the traditional field to get their project done.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
While the community surrounding Due West is growing the teachers and staff at Due West keep that tight knit community feeling within its walls. The teachers care about every one of the students at Due West and this is evident by walking the halls with my child, teachers that don't have a direct "role" in my child's day know them and acknowledge them. As a Due West Alumni I have and will bend over backwards to keep my children in THIS district. My daughter came to Due West in 2nd grade after completing 1st in another county. The teacher there never informed me she was behind or lacking in reading. Not only did her teacher pick up on it immediately but the whole team went into action to work WITH my daughter and brought her to grade level. I feel like every effort was made by every staff member involved and delivered with love as if it were their own child.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2013
This school was TERRIBLE!!!!!! We moved into the district for 4th and 5th grade. Her 5th grade class did two book reports and one "major" project. None of these items were ever graded and when the teacher was consulted she said "she didn't have time to grade them!" What kind of a pathetic excuse is that!!! The students are not required to keep up with their reading and are not actually assessed until the end of the school year. I would never recommend this school! If you want a good elementary school, go to Still Elementary!!! It is about five minutes from Due West...

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
Due West Elementary is a AWESOME school!! They really take GREAT care of the kids!!! My son is a student there and he LOVES it!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
As a Black America parent I am not happy with the level of attention giving to my daughter success. My daughter enter Due West reading 2 levels ahead of her class only to be told after a full school year that she was not comprehending Her test scores that I received did not reflect a issue. The teacher did not give any indication that my daughter was having any issues until the end of the school year. To late to address.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 17, 2010
Teachers are genuinely concerned with the success of the students

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
Because the teachers care deeply for the students and their sucess

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
The teachers at Due West Elementary are outstanding. I know they care about my child and are quick to respond to me when I have a question or concern. This school has many opportunities for parents to participate in the education process! My family is very secure with the education my children are getting at Due West!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
It is a small school where all the staff know the children by name and care about them and how they are doing. Such a a warm, welcoming and postive place to be as a child and as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
We love DWE because of the teachers! They always expect the most from our children and give them the support they need!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
The teachers are professional and collegial, and the curriculum, from kindergarten to 5th grade is well thought out, organized, systematic, and continuous. As a parent and an educator in another school, I am profoundly impressed with what is taught and how it is taught at Due West. I know from experience that my children are receiving an excellent education and will be well prepared for future studies after moving to middle school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
I love Due West Elementary School for the genuine love for the students the staff has and the way they portray this by making every child feel they are special and loved. The education a child gets at Due West is hard to compare to any other school in the system. When 'alumni' continue to return with their children, that is a sure sign that DWE must be doing the right things.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 02, 2010
This our first year at Due West and we are really impressed and happy. The teachers are wonderful, loving, professional and caring. They are the tops!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Due West is a great school because of the people that are employed there. I feel very confident that the leaders of Due West are empowering their staff to teach our children everything they need to know to succeed in life.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Due West is a small, warm community of actively involved parents that support their children AND their school. The children, parents, and teachers are an awesome bunch! As a teacher, I feel love and support from the parents and children every day. They know how much we love them, and want to see the children be their BEST!!! We LOVE our Due West Pioneers!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
We are so IN LOVE with this school!! Starting from the principal all the way down, these folks make my child feel so loved and, as a parent, that is all you can ask for!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Everyone at Due West works together as a family. It's a perfect size school with a lot of heart. We truly have the best teachers, support staff and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Due West is a gem in Cobb County. It's a small school with a lot of support from parents. The teachers and administrators are terrific and really give individual attention to all the kids. We moved from another district and can definately say there is no comparison to Due West.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Its a small school so it feels more like a family then a school! You always see familiar faces and the principal truly makes you feel like your child is the only one in the school! Makes a effort to know these kids by name! GREAT SCHOOL!!!! Couldnt be happier!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Due West Elementary School is more than a school is ever required to be. The people and the community give it the life that it brings into the homes of so many young children. In a time where children often become a number and a test score this school gives them an identity as well. Each child whether the are at the highest learning average or the lowest, is loved and known by their teachers and staff. There is no perfect school, just as there are no perfect people. What is different about Due West is that there is an understanding that each day it opens it's doors that there is the fight to do better today, than was done yesterday. That really is all we can do. There will always be children who have to go home to sometimes the best homes and sometimes the worst homes. At Due West each child gets to find there own way with solid guidance and a genuine concern to draw out the very best possibilities in each child. There is no better place for a child to grow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Small school with a large heart for teaching our kids! Best teachers who are always smiling!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I think Due West is a great school because they have great teachers and it's a small little community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I love Due West because it is truly a neighborhood school. Everyone is able to know everyone by name, and it is obvious the teachers love their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Due West is a great school. Awesome staff, extremely involved community and parental support as well.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2010
Love the small school atmosphere. the attention to making sure each kids needs are met.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
The attention the teachers and staff give to the children is wonderful! It is nice that the staff knows who you are and who your children are!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
My husband went to due west and my 3 boys. We love it. It has a private school feel to it - the size is perfect - and the staff is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
We moved to this area just to be in Due West, for the reputation of a small private school atmosphere. The faculty and staff supporting our children, has exceeded our expectations. The involvement of Faculty, Staff, PTA, as well as the Parental involvement contribute to a well run school. We have been at Due West since our Daughter started Kindergarten, and every year since our Teacher has gone above and beyond caring for each child in their class, making sure all children are getting their individual needs met to ensure the highest possible acheivement. The administration is top notch, and whether you are in the office, Lunch room, Nurse's office, or Media Center the staff knows the Parents and the children by name. When you get all these factors in one package, You've got an A++ school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
I am so impressed with the individual attention that each and every staff member gives to our children - each child is greeted by name - they are not a number. The staff truly cares and they go the extra mile to help each child succeed by recognizing their strengths and develop strategies to improve their weaknesses. Many thanks to all the teachers and staff who make Due West such a welcoming Educational experience for my child and the parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
It's Cobb County's best kept secret. The teachers treat each student like a person, not a number.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
The children's education is always first! Awesome teachers & administration in a close, friendly encourging environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Small and organized - everyone knows everybody so the students are well cared for.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
I love due west elementary school because of the great teachers that work there, the child friendly environment in each class, and because my child loves it!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Due West has been great for my kid. The teachers and administration have gone out of their way to provide all that he needs to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
We love Due West Elementary! My son entered Kindergarten this year and he absolutley loves it! I really think that with such great teachers and support staff, they have helped him truly *love* school. He's bummed when we're off! His class size is small and the attention each child receives is excellent. I feel that the teachers and staff truly care about each child and we are excited about his upcoming years at Due West. We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
What makes Due West great are the teachers and the families that attend. It's a small school with a big heart.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Caring, friendly staff and families who encourage respect, creativity, and acedemic success within a positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
I love the atmosphere at Due West Elementary!! The faculty is amazing. They truly love children and they make learning fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
My children are so happy there and that makes me happy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Great family school.Feels like family.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
It's small and personal. Compared to all other elementary schools in Cobb County, it has around 500 students while others average 1500 or more. The principal, vice-principal, secretary, etc. all know my kids names - and that's not because they are bad kids! They are just well loved, as are all the other students there. It's like a suburban school with a small town mentality. And the teachers are excellent. CRCT scores prove it every year. The parents are involved and the PTA is active. I've done homeschooling and private school and I appreciate what Due West offers to my kids in a public school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The small, intimate setting and the dedicated and resourceful teachers make this school a place where students enjoy attending. Due West truely is a neighoborhood school and we moved into this area for this school and it has exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The Teachers and Staff are so caring, and the school is just overall a great place . It feels like a big family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Love the small community feeling at Due West. The teachers are great. My kids love the school. So glad it is K-5, so we can enjoy the school for 6 years!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
This is a small school that has kept its personal touch. I went to this school when I was a child then moved around after elementary school, I came back to this area for this school when I had kids of my own.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
At Due West, it is full of wonderful people, Each and everyone of the staff care about each and everyone of the students. You will not find a better school in Cobb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
They truly love the children and help them in every way possible. It still has the small town feel. They're just family.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
The teachers are so dedicated and they and all the staff go above and beyond to teach both academic and life lessons! The children really feel involved and part of the team, bonding that empowers them and makes them accountable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The student body at Due West is still small enough that everyone pretty much knows each other, creating a close knit community. Despite budget related shortfalls, there is a high level of student achievement at Due west thanks to the united efforts or administration, faculty and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The administration puts the children first, and the parents are so supportive of the school and the kids!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
The one on one attention my daughter receives! And the special programs they offer-

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
They do an excellent job of communicating with parents, engaging with the community with special events, and make school FUN for my child. Can't say enough good things about the warm welcome everyone there presents each day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Due West provides an outstanding environment for childrens to learn and grow. Due West is 100%committed to investing their time, talent and treasure in the world's future our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I love that the size has remained small and the one on one attention my daughter receives!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Because it is such a friendly school that makes parents feel welcome!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
Teachers are always helpful and friendly, class sizes are relatively small, kids are friendly, adminsitration always helpful. School gets great community response.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
Teacher's are still wonderful! But, now that Dr. Jones (the previous principal) has moved on, the new principal Ms. Hanauer and assistant principal Ms. Fausett are not supportive of parent and student needs. They do things their way, and very 'closed door,' policy. The whole atmosphere of this school has changed. I am just waiting for them to move on!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
My son is Mrs. Ullmer's class and is new to Georgia. Mrs. Ullmer is a sweet and caring teacher. She has done her best during the school year to keep me informed through email, phone calls and quick notes. Transitioning from another state can be a difficult process but she made it so much easier. My son also came from a gifted class in his previous school and Mrs. Ullmer took special care to give him extra work to keep his mind stimulated. The school secretary is also very pleasant, informed and stays on top of things. If a problem arises you can be sure that the principal, Mrs. Hanauer will be on top of it as soon as you bring it to her attention which was the case with a bullying incident. Small school/great teachers and administration.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 06, 2008
My son is in Ms. Robterts' kindergarten class. She is an amazing teacher and provides a very nurturing, friendly, fun, and exciting learning environment for all of the students. The school as a whole is very centered around treating all students and parents as one big family, it's a wonderful place that my son is spending his elementary days!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
Due West is fabulous small public school. There are only 480 students K-5, which allows the teachers and administrators to get to know all of the students quite well, which is quite different from the typical elementary school of 800-1,100 kids. This family atmosphere supports the learning environment very well. The teachers are all experienced and very dedicated. Most teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that every child is well-educated. The level of parental involvement at Due West is very impressive. Due West also has a lot of gifted children and they receive excellent attention. My children were extraordinarily well-prepared for middle school after attending Due West- we couldn't have chosen a better public school in the area!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
Due West is a great school. Alot of caring people that want the children to learn.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
All three of my children have attended Due West. I feel truly blessed that they were able to be in a school where people really care about each other. My children were challenged and encouraged in all areas. It is a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2006
It's like sending my daughter to a private school without having to pay an arm and a leg. The entire staff is wonderful, and my daughter is getting an excellent education. I'm greatful my child is a Due West student!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Due West is fantastic. My 6 year old is reading at a 4th grade level and looks forward to each day. The small size of the school makes all the difference. His kindergarten class was compiled of 12 students and 2 teachers and that contributes to more attention overall for each student. The parents and community are very actively involved and this school promotes the kids in higher grades to mentor the younger students which is great. The staff knows my son and family on a first name basis and I am amazed at the level of parental involvement. Their academics and extracurricular activities constantly stimulate these young minds on all different levels. I have full confidence that by the time our son is complete at Due West he will be more than ready for middle school, both academically and emotionally.We moved here for this school and best decision ever.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
The teachers at Due West are very attentive to the needs of each child. The student:staff ratios can be excellent! There were only 12 students in my child's Kindergarten class this year, and there was 1 full-time teacher and 1 full-time parapro. Staff turnover is very low as the teachers really seem to enjoy teaching at this school. The principal is very receptive to parent involvement. The music teacher is outstanding! Many of the students have stay-home parents who are very involved with the school and the PTA. Due West is a great place for children to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
Due West has an intimate environment that makes a child feel comfortable and empowered. Most of the teachers are competent and caring while many of them are truly gifted. The school administration is responsive and parents are very much a part of the daily activities.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
Great school, great teachers and helpful staff! My daughter loves it.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2003
Great small school with loving and devoted staff!

- submitted by a parent
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Due West Elementary School
3900 Due West Rd NW, Marietta, GA  30064
(678) 594-8071
Last modified Due West 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.
Due West Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 72 reviews. Top