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PK-5
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Marietta, GA
Students enrolled: 1,014
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1306 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067

(770) 916-7070
(770) 916-7072
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October 27, 2014
Excellent place to learn. My son has been there 6 months and grades have really improved. Teachers are very caring.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
My son looooooved this school. The teachers were friendly and amazing. The principal is suberb. She is amazing! The staff was exceptional. The parents were friendly and helpful and all of the kids seemed to get along! The academics were average to above average. My child was challenged, however, he is smart and could've handled more. Parking and getting into the school is a nightmare though. I wish they could start a little later than 7:30am and have easier access for carpool.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
Greatly improved! Looking forward to the new building, new location, and state of the art technology. Parental involvement here is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
Thank you to all the teachers at Brumby Elementary! My children have had a great year. We will miss everyone!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
My experience with Brumby has been great. This is my child's second year, started with kindergarten. Both years she has had great caring teachers. When I have left a message, I have always received a call back. I haven't had any complaints and I make sure to be involved with her class and available. Both of her teachers have communicated well and I look forward to another year. It may not be rated the top school in Cobb, but its not the worst.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
New to school district. Not happy at all. Child has been in this new school for a little over a week. Had 4 "incidents" with other kids already. Contacted school and left a message. Still waiting on them. Spoke with neighbors about the incidents and the school as a whole. was told to "look into other options" but I didn't get any specifics as to why. The fact that my child LOVED going to school and now it's horrible in the morning says something. We will be moving into a better school district next year. Sooner if we can.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
This school rates one of the lowest in Cobb. I can see why. My son had one of the most disorganized flighty teachers I've ever met. None of my wife nor my request for the teacher to contact us about his school work was answered. Also the school gender separates the kids from 3rd grade on. Very bad idea when the teacher can't even keep her things straight to control a room full of boys. Can't wait to move to a new district.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
We enrolled at this school for kindergarten and from the school ratings we were not enthused, but it was the only option as the charter schools were full. We have had an excellent school year thus far and the best teacher we could ask for. You have to make yourself available, communicate with the staff, and get involved! I must say I have not one complaint! The PTA is also great and involved, but they have to pull for parent involvement! Participate, get involved!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
To start my REAL complaint is with the pettiness at ASP! I have gotten so many calls that my child is crying alot, SO WHAT!!!!!!!!! Now they've gotten thrown out b/c of that & today was my boiling point, told me something that was completely out of my childs character do I KNOW they lying! The director is very unprofessional, I dont even know WHY she deals with KIDS! Especially smaller kids. I HATE this ASP! So parents that are going to be new in 2013, don't say I didnt warn you. It may be the cheaper option but if your kid is not PERFECT they will be getting dismissed. So ready to move to a better SCHOOL District!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
My daughter goes to this school and she is challenged everyday. Keep up the great work Dr. Ritchie!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
My initial experience with my son s Pre-K teachers was a great one. He had two teachers who were very respectful to the parents and treated the children great. My wife and I both had opportunities to sit in the class and observe. We felt comfortable with the environment the teachers created there and my son was on track with his learning. Outside of the class we had several issues concerning communication, disrespect, and even false accusations with the principle of that continued on throughout his progression in the first grade school year. The problem with the principle got worse and expanded with the two teachers that taught my son in his first grade class. They all were very disrespectful towards my wife, but treated me a little better, however my request for the school to contact me if there was any problem with my son was ignored several times. Even my request for his school records and a curriculum of what he should be learning was ignored. I wondered if it was a problem with us, so I asked a few of my neighbors and found out that they had similar problems on and off depending on what teacher their kids had.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
We love the teachers and facilities at Brumby. I grew up in WI, and the school itself is nicer than any elementary school I went to (leather couches in the office?!). It has a bad rap in East Cobb, but I think it's mainly because it's being compared to all the insanely fancy areas of East Cobb (so it's considered the 'worst one'). The teachers and principal are great; I never expected to have such a working relationship with my son's teacher, but she writes personal notes often and sends/answers e-mails all the time. She really cares. The school is attended by almost all apartment dwellers, which brings problems. There are a lot of luxury apartments on one side of the boundaries, but the other 2/3 is low(er) income housing. The teachers say there is hardly any parent involvement from these families, and little financial help. There is a very large population of foreign children who barely know English. This makes it very hard on the teachers, to have a productive class. My son is halfway through kindergarten, and I'm still waiting to hear about him learning something new, that he didn't know before (since class is kept SO basic, to benefit the foreign kids).

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
My daughter has been attending Brumby School for three years she graduates this year. I m a volunteer for the PTA. The teacher s show much consideration for the students education and future which in turn the children want to learn and do their best. Thank you, to all the teachers at Brumby Elementary. Thank Dr. Richer for running a safety and educational environmental for our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
Before considering my review please note that I found the faculty at Brumby to be friendly & engaging. That being said, the teaching staff is less than satisfactory. Most schools have one mediocre teacher for every good one- Brumby's ratio seemed to have an additional bad teacher- in addition to the mediocre one- per good teacher on staff (1/3). Frankly speaking: While the principle and assoc. principles seem more than competent, the school is just hamstrung & overwhelmed by its concentrated transient, ESOL, & economic demographics. Consistently below average (state) test scores are just the tip of this iceberg. The decision withdraw & go the homeschooling route becomes the necessary choice when considering the alternative of making your children Brumby Bobocats. Remember, elem. school is the foundation of your kids' education.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2010
My son attended Brumby from K-5...although there have been several changes over those years they worked out for the better. I absolutely love this school and now that Dr. Richie is there, I have seen a wonderful turn around. I wish she was there throughout my son's experience. oh yeah, I also loved Mrs. Shue but she didnt stay very long.....Great School!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
My daughter attended her last year at Brumby. Entering school at 5th grade; mid-year can be very challenging. Yet the teachers, staff and children were so welcoming to her. She would come home each day happy and excited about all the new things she was learning in school and not to mention their Jekyll Island class trip. My daughter felt that this was the best school she has attended in both Cobb and Gwinnett. I tip my hat to the staff! Thanks for making my daughter's last year in elementary- one to remember. Ms. Suber is GREAT !

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May 07, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
My daughter has been attending Brumby since they had the pre-school program there, she is now in 2nd grade. This is an awesome school, the teachers are top notched, the administers are truly the best ever. I have seen so many changes since I have become a Brumby parent and they are still making changes to make it a great place for our kids to learn. Keep up the excellent work Brumby!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
It's a great school. It has a great learning environment. It's very nice, it's clean. And they offer many extracurricular activities. I love Brumby. -Melissa

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January 30, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 29, 2010
Brumby is so much more than a '3.' My family moved here from a highly ranked elementary school in the Midwest and we were concerned about what was in store for our kids at Brumby. The moment I walked in, however, I knew things were going to be just fine. On the day we registered we were able to meet with Asst. Principal Clark to discuss our children's needs and she responded in such a great way. The teachers are great, the children are happy and welcoming to new students and our kids are excelling in the environment. I would not hesitate to give Brumby a 'thumbs-up' to the next new family in town.

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January 07, 2010
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December 11, 2009
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October 17, 2009
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August 07, 2009
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August 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
When my family moved to atlanta,ga this was the first school i visited and i love it and she has been going since then she will be in 5th grade next year. she has been there since 2nd grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
My daughter has attended Brumby since she was in kindergarten i have always loved this school.My daughter has simply exceled in this schoool. The teachers and staff are always pleasent and warm when i visit the building.Her teacher she has now Mrs.Hankerson is the absolute best she expects nothing but excellence from her students.It is simply refreshing to see teachers and students that are still excited about learning. -Amara's Mom

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2008
I have been a substitute and a volunteer at this school and although some teachers are super, others are disrespectful, unprepared, and untruthful. The same goes for the administration. Communication and Teamwork are this school's weakness. Teaching is not an individual accomplishment, it takes communication, teamwork, and compassion. Most of the teachers at this school share in those traits, but the ones who do not spoil the opportunity to be more successful.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 01, 2008
I love this school, very friendly and informative. the teacher are great! i would recomend it. It ratings for all the schools in cobb is it in the 80-90's so that is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 04, 2007
This is not a great school to send if your child has special needs. I strongly advise against it.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
Brumby is the best! It has the hardest working teachers in Cobb County! The teachers do not get the credit that they deserve. Good job, Brumby teachers!

- submitted by a staff
March 12, 2007
My son has been at Brumby Primary for 2 years. His teachers have been excellent. But there are many problems at this school such as 1) terrible communication between the school and the parents, 2) close to zero parental involvement, 3) no soap in the bathrooms With all the help that is offered to this school it is so sad that they can not capitalize on it. There are also no extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
My children have been going to Brumby since kindergarten. My oldest son is in the 4th grade now. Brumby could use a lot of work. My children have [5 times] been sent home the wrong way (riding the bus home when they needed to go to ASP, or ASP when they needed to ride the bus). There is a lack of communication between the teachers, administrators, and parents. I love the teachers that my children have been blessed with, but Brumby just seems to be a little behind when it comes to quality of work and education. They're not as well-organized as other schools in the country. I do think Brumby has a lot of potential. They have a wonderful, caring staff, but someone needs to do something differently.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2006
Brumby Intermediate School is truly a magical place. My child started at Brumby in third grade, and is now in fifth. In her time there, my daughter has not only excelled academically, but she has become a better person. She has learned to accept and celebrate all cultures (including her own), she has learned to judge people by their character, and she has learned that language differences and cultural differences don't stand in the way of friendship. If we had stayed in our old district, where there was minimal diversity, I don't know if she would be the same child she is now. Any school can teach kids to read and write, but it takes a special place to teach love, acceptance, and colorblindness. Brumby is such a place. If you have never been to Brumby, I highly recommend a visit.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
I personally think that Brumby does not get the credit it deserves. My family and I are not originally from GA, and when my son entered Mrs. Burkes class he could not read, math was not his favorite thing to do, and he was not in the least bit interested in school. By the first report card, my son was reading, writing, and coming home telling me things I didn't know about science. The afterschool program has also been a big help for me and my family, because his homework was always done! Raising a child takes teamwork, not just the work of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
Great school with a great staff! This school is truly committed to making each and every day successful for each individual student.

- submitted by a staff
no rating May 12, 2005
I also believe that overall the school has alot of positives. But as they say a few bad apples spoil the bunch. I think teachers as a whole need to be trained on how to deal with children 'diagnosed' with adhd and/or add. The need to not alienate these children is very high. The asp program should have better and more timely tracking of funds. All the classes should have chairs and tables to accomodate the growing body of the children attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2004
Overall I think Brumby is a great school with a few exceptions. The school has a high volume of children and the afterschool program could use staffing that would help the children with thier homework. Alot of times my child tells me there is not enough staff to help with the homework so she usually waits until she comes home to do it. Also some of the teachers are not so willing to hear the parents concerns in regards to learning disabilities. I have requested for the last two semester to have my child evaluated and the process is initially started but not completed. This year I plan to take this to the principle if nothing is done

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2003
Not nearly enough proactive communication from the school. The school has potential, but when it realizes it takes a joint 'team' effort from parents and teachers, and not just trying to find ways to hold parents accountable; it will make strides in its test scores.

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July 28, 2003
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Brumby Elementary School
1306 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Marietta, GA  30067
(770) 916-7070
Last modified Brumby 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.
Brumby Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top