Students enrolled 709
School leader Barbara Harmon Swinney

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5950 Nichols Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127

(678) 594-8298
(678) 594-8300
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4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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May 12, 2014
We moved here three years ago and have had great experiences at Vaughan. The teachers and administration have high expectations for students. There are lots of opportunities for parents to be involved in the Vaughan community.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
My grandchild goes to Vaughan and our family couldn't be happier. All of our interactions with staff have been positive and welcoming. It is clear that the students get more than just an education there. Love the SOAR theme!

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2014
The new principal the worst leadership ever. No connection with parents whatsoever, doesn t bother with listening to your concerns and if you are "lucky" to get an appointment with her you are wasting your time. You will never get to the point when school takes appropriate actions toward your concerns even if you have all evidences to present. We moved to the area because of great ratings of this school. Now we have to admit if was the biggest mistake we ever made. My child is completely discouraged by favoritism that practices at school. If you are not one of those parents who will send donations every months and be a always at school parents your child has very little chances to be treated properly. And if you are a different nationality you will be judged from the minute you enter the school. My husband and I decided to sell our property and move to another school district. And next time we will make sure to check the school not based on online ratings and we hope we won t make the same mistake ever again.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2013
Vaughan is an amazing school. The teachers are amazing, the administrators care for the students, staff and parents, and the PTSA is active and organized. Better than a private school!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
I have two children who attended Vaughan from Kindergarten through fifth grade and it has been a very positive experience. Parents are encouraged to become involved and the teachers and staff care deeply about the students. As another parent said, many of the staff members live in the area and have children that attend Vaughan so they have a vested interest in the school. The middle school and high school that Vaughan feeds into are also fantastic schools. I would highly recommend this community to anyone wanting to move to West Cobb.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
Vaughn Elementary The worst school experience possible. If you are new, your child does not stand a chance of breaking the code. The Teachers are not helpful. Administration even less helpful. My child is so discuraged, this school year cannot end soon enough!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
Transitioned here from another school and couldn't be more disappointed. Chose this school due to ratings and recommendation and it has been a terrible experience. Our child is social and easy going and has been repeatedly bullied for it and threatened to learn his place in a new territory. It was reported to administration and the children did not face any consequences. Prior to this, our child looked forward to school everyday and since we moved, it is just the opposite. Does not want to go and does not like school at all. Grades have dropped and I am struggling to get assistance with it. Would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
Highly recommend this school. There is a new administrative team which has been a positive change. Excellent school, excellent staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
Now that they have a new principal (started in 2012-13 school year) this is the best administration Vaughan could have ever asked for. They have a wonderful nurse also.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
Vaughan has a very good faculty and staff. I've had children attend K-5 at this school over the last 14 years. Principals have come and gone but many of the same teachers are still there and I am glad for that. Leadership protects instruction time and all staff seem very dedicated to providing a great learning environment and finding the best learning path for each child. Much of the faculty lives in the same general area and their children attend the same schools as mine. There is a very active PTSA, a nurse on staff who is caring and knowledgeable, "specials" teachers who are full of energy, and a great cafe staff. There is a large, well organized media center and lots of books from which to choose. The office staff is friendly. The school is always clean and maintenance appears to be done on time and correctly. The surrounding community is one that generally believes in the importance of education and, as such, values the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2012
This is our first year attending Vaughan Elementary. We feel blessed to be a part of this school. The teachers and staff truly care about the students and parents are very involved. The positive attitudes and ant-bullying culture is price-less. We have no complaints and all praises for this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2012
Our daughter has attended Vaughan for three years now and we have had a wonderful experience. Our daughter began to have some challenges this year which we were able to quickly address with the support of school administration. Couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 19, 2009
What a wonderful staff! Happy teachers, happy students!

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November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
It is such an awesome school! It really cares about the kids, the community is active within the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2008
My son & many of the neighborhood kids really enjoy learning at this school. Teachers are very responsive and cooperative with parents and the school offers many opportunities for parents and community to be involved with educating the children. The inside is painted with murals of country gardens, zoos and solar systems. It's probably the most inviting and beautiful public school I have ever seen. I feel comfortable, safe and close-knit with the school community. Thanks Vaughan Elem Staff, PTSA, students and parents for being such a good example of public education going in the right direction!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
The school is very committed to excellence and strives to make sure that each child is special.

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June 26, 2005
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Vaughan Elementary School
5950 Nichols Rd, Powder Springs, GA  30127
(678) 594-8298
Last modified Vaughan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vaughan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top