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PK-5
Public district
Milton, GA
Students enrolled: 773
 

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14865 Birmingham Hwy
Milton, GA 30004

(770) 667-2820
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 19, 2015
BFES has the best teachers we have ever come across! Professional, organized, kind, effective, caring, experienced and committed! What else could you ask for?

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
August 19, 2015
Homework at BFES is always challenging, yet age appropriate. Also broken down by class - on level, Advanced and Accelerated.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
August 19, 2015
Persistence, grit and determination for elementary age children? Hmm. Not sure I want that in my second grader, not yet. But, I do think the school develops strong work ethics.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
August 19, 2015
Respect starts from the minute they walk in the door and carries through in all of their classrooms.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
August 19, 2015
One example - this year's #BeKind initiative where all children are rewarding for acts of kindness towards others.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
August 19, 2015
Kind, yet authoritative leadership is what this school is all about. They focus on the positive and build quiet confidence in each of these kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2015
Birmingham Falls is a fantastic school with an exceptional teaching and administrative staff. We have two children at the school and continue to be impressed by the active community within the school as well as the professional, yet encouraging leadership provided by Principal Bottoms. HIGHLY recommend!

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
August 03, 2015
WE entered the school only with a few weeks left to the school year when most schools are wrapping up and taking it easy. Not here; Principal stood on car pick up line to ask if we would like to meet some parents with the same aged children as well as learning the kids' names. This sort of caring from top down creates an excellent culture for teachers and students and administrators.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2015
Brand new to school and state. What a great school, with awesome teachers, administrators and a great principal! Extremely impressed.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2015
We have just finished our first year at Bfes and feel so lucky to be there. It's been such a great year. My kids and I are ready for summer but also excited to see what next year will hold.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2015
This is a WONDERFUL school! Couldn't be happier. It's interesting to me that the negative review on this site is about a county decision - the administration at the school had no control over who was placed in that class - and it should be directed to the people responsible for those unfortunate circumstances. Our administration is extremely responsive, proactive, and helpful. I'd recommend this school to anyone! Many people actually make the decision to build in our school zone based on the fact that their children will attend Birmingham Falls. That speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2014
We love this school!!!! I now have three children attending Birmingham Falls. I have one child in fifth, in second and in kindergarten. We couldn't be happier. There is amazing communication between the staff and parents and everyone is always willing to help. They have a wonderful and friendly front office staff, as well as a principle that goes above and beyond to make the school have a great learning environment.

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July 08, 2014
My daughter was enrolled in first grade at BFES this past fall. Soon before her first day, we were informed that BFES had more 1st grade registrants than expected and that my daughter would be placed in the overflow class with a temporary teacher. We were told that there was "nothing the BFES administrative staff could do" to rectify this until after the 10th day of classes at which point funding would be released (based upon the actual registered headcount). A month went by and still no permanent teacher. When the permanent teacher was assigned, we learned that this was to be her first solo teaching assignment. We were introduced to this new teacher and were immediately underwhelmed. Not only was she inarticulate, but she also only had about 10 teeth in her mouth. We thought, "Seriously? This is the best they could find?" Anyway, she lasted a little over two months; in early December, she just went AWOL; she just left one day and didn't come back. Meanwhile, the discipline and learning environment in the class were both in shambles. Having had no success eliciting any relief from the hapless bureaucrat of a principal, we finally pulled our daughter out of the school.

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March 31, 2014
I have a second grader and a kindergartner at BFES and we couldn't be more pleased with the curriculum, Teachers, and staff. Its a newer school so the facility is beautiful. It also has a great mix of experience with seasoned teachers and staff as well as newer graduates to the education field. We love our school!

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March 31, 2014
My daughter, and I, are very happy at Birmingham Falls Elementary. For the most part the teachers are excellent. I am very pleased with the parent evolvement, and the support of that from the teachers.

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March 29, 2014
My wife and our two kids were fortunate to move into the Birmingham Falls Elementary School district three years ago. Since that time, we have found the school, administration, teachers and staff to be profesional and caring about the welfare, educational and personal success of our children. This school has set a new standard in finding the balance of student success, in an era where success is driven by "numbers," by offering an exceptional learning environment for both parents and teachers. As a relatively new school, I expect the administation, including, the highly-respected principal and assistant principal, to continue on a path that will emphasis more opportunities for development of its students, including STEM initiatives. Parents are always welcome at BFES, and encouraged to actively participate in classroom and school activities. Yet, more can be done, and community leaders, local businesses and academic partners should also get involved, realizing the "gem" the Milton and Alpharetta communities have in this wonderful school. My take-away is optimism - seeing these kind, intelligent and creative minds flourishing makes me proud to be a Bobcat parent.

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March 28, 2014
This school has had some instability in administration over the past few years, but we finally have a wonderful principal who is doing a fantastic job bringing the community together! I would highly recommend this school.

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January 21, 2014
This school year has been wonderful so far. The new principal is amazing with the children and has made a big difference. The teachers we have met are inspiring to our kids and have listened to us when we have had concerns and questions. Overall, we feel that this is the best year this school has had and are looking forward to another year ahead. We are happy to have found such a wonderful community school after re-locating to Atlanta.

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September 05, 2013
School was ill-equipped to handle increase in 1st grade enrollment in 2013; their solution was to create one extra large overflow class and assign a temporary teacher to preside over that class. As a result, there have been huge discipline problems in that class and they are a month behind all of the other classes The administration has been completely unresponsive to addressing the issues I guess i shouldn't be surprised. As a government school, there is no accountability and no consequences for this type of behavior. It's shameful, but not unusual.

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July 18, 2011
We transferred to Birminham Falls. The teachers and staff were very helpful with the transfer. The teachers are very understanding and helpful towards both us as parents and the children with making them feel at ease. The boys love the school and couldn't be happier. In the short time they have attended the school, they have greatly improved academically. Thanks to the teachers! (and staff!)

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Birmingham Falls Elementary School
14865 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA  30004
(770) 667-2820
Last modified Birmingham Falls Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Birmingham Falls Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top