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Peoples Baptist Academy

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Posted July 24, 2014

In response to the June10 comment, I can assure you that the statements made were fabricated. I have taught at PBA for 20 years and know of no such conduct by faculty or staff. The teachers love children and love what they do. Students who transfer into PBA typically are two years behind the national average. The atmosphere is conducive to learning, and parents tell us that their children thrive because of it. New programs are constantly being added. For the coming year, an intramural Junior Knights program for Grades 1-6 has been added, and a community football program is underway this week. The school holds 28 state championships in high school sports. As for curriculum, it is constantly evaluated, updated, and improved, and teachers are required to maintain certification. Each year we hear from college professors, both Christian and secular, who are impressed by our students' knowledge and abilities. Our greatest joy is that we are now also teaching children of our alumni. What a privilege and vote of confidence!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2014

I attended this school a while back and my experience was horrendous. I was left handed and, because of some bogus scripture, my left hand was tied to my desk and the fingers were taped together so that I could not use it, I was forced to learn to write with my right hand. They paddle students for what they deem to be "misbehaving" actions such as: writing with your left hand, having nose bleeds in class or displaying any sense of independence. I would never send my future child to this school for fear of my child being brainwashed. Terrible school, terrible faculty and terribly inadequate school curriculum, I was always wondering why my friends who attended public school were smarter than me.


Posted December 5, 2012

Peoples Baptist Academy is well respected in the Atlanta area and is known for its high academics. The teachers are among the best I have ever seen. Many of them have more than 30 years of teaching experience. My children attended PBA and my grandchildren are now attending, and our family loves it. They have a lot to offer and their facilities are beautiful, but the best thing about them is what you find when you walk through their doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

To the august 18th poster, re-check your facts. All the teachers at this school are NOT college graduates. In fact, some have never even been to college. Some of the teachers are caring individuals. Some are power hungry, self serving and their salvation could be questionable. If they really are accredited, it would be safe to say they paid for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

Our family loves Peoples Baptist Academy. It offers a well rounded experience that includes strong academics, sports, and fine arts. The teachers and faculty are very qualified, some even holding masters degrees. The class size is small offering individual attention to all students. The school environment is caring and encouraging to all students and families. The administration encourages parental involvement. My children have thrived in this environment and I would not have them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

We love Peoples Baptist Academy. My kids have no desire to go anywhere else. Many of the high school classes are advance learning where the graduates are able to test out of some of the college English and Math classes. We are very pleased with the qualifications of the teachers. As part of being fully accredited, the teachers are college graduates and are well trained to educate the students. This school will provide a Christian atmosphere to help develop you child both academically and spiritually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

To the previous reviewer who submitted a negative comment, the academic program at Peoples is far superior than many public school programs. The school definitely scores well above public school averages in SAT testing. One graduate who did particularly well received a huge scholarship to Auburn University. The majority of teachers hold a bachelor's degree in their area of teaching and several have master's degrees. One of the administrative staff is also working on a doctorate. I would say qualifications are doing well. Besides, "real education" begins in the home.


Posted August 3, 2011

Teacher Qualifications are questionable, standardized testing (SAT schores) are low. These children are not getting a real education. But it is a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Great place! It is refreshing to be in a school with a principal who knows what he is doing and is leading the school in a great direction. The teachers love the students and there is a great quality academic program. The school is strong on structure and organization, and it's nice to see that the teachers are in charge and not the students. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a traditional education in a structured environment!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2011

I would say overall my experience with this school was disappointing. I would not recommend this school to any family looking for a caring and compassionate school for young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

I am a former student of this school, and I greatly disliked my experience here. This school uses the ABeka cirriculum, which is great for elementary school, but lacks in the middle/high school level. I was always bored in my classes. I happened to have a teacher that felt that it was her job to ignore me and give me lower grades because she disliked me; once, she gave me a grade that was low that I felt was unfair, and I took it to the principal, who made her change the grade. I would say that this school is okay, if you agree 100% with their beliefs/values. Also, If your child has a more independent personality, I would urge you to not send him/her there. I feel that, during my time there, independence was discouraged. How will an adult function if they aren't independent?


Posted November 14, 2009

This is my childrens first year here, and they both seem to love it. In the beginning I thought that my daughter would struggle coming from a public school. To my surprise, her grades and attitude are even better now. I am a strong believer now that the atmosphere and environment plays a big role in your child's behavior. I placed me kids in private because the public schools in this county are very disappointing and extremely easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

this is a gret school ecspecially the teachers and principal mr.rickner abd ny pastor hes the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2009

Peoples, like all schools, has positives and negatives. On the plus side, they offer a strict bible based A Beka Curriculum. Small Class Sizes allow for increased 1 on 1 attention. They offer many sports and other extra curricular activities. As a bonus the price is right for parents seeking a bible based education for their children. On the negative side, they are way too strict on everything from dress code to what you can't do outside of school. A lot of the staff is tough to deal with; although the administrator is a very nice understanding person. They lack many programs that you might expect from a larger school. Overall my son has amazed me at the things he has learned there, but I feel like he might be a little behind other students as I transfer him to a larger school in the coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

PBA is a well rounded academic and athletic school my children enjoy going to school each day knowing they do not have to be scared about being judged by their clothes since they wear uniforms. It is a safe and well disciplined environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

PBA uses the ABeka curriculum here and is best as far as reading writing and arithmetic are concerned. We attended for 2 yrs. The teachers are loving and concerned and my children excelled. There are no sports programs for under jr high age although they have excellent facilities. Parents are encouraged to come on field trips and help out on special occasions. I personally had a problem with the uniform code for boys (long pants khaki, navy)which I thought was not practical in the summer. torn knees and stains made it more expensive as well. Definitely a conservative school and parents are expected to uphold the dress codes as well(ladies in skirts,men in slacks.) This is a super organized school which helps make life simpler for the busy parent. Your child will definitely progress and get extra attention if needed to catch up, mine did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

We have been at PBA going on three years and love the close knit community. There is a strong sense of family values and strong morales taught. It is a blessing to have found this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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850 Mill Road
McDonough, GA 30253
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