Students enrolled 736
School leader Ritu Satyavrat Ahujar

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10200 Wooten Rd
Roswell, GA 30076

(770) 552-6390
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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June 10, 2014
Principal, teacher and staff are always ready to help. They greet you with smile and are ready to resolve any issue.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
We specifically chose to relocate into this area because we'd heard such wonderful things about Northwood. Now, two years after making the move, we continue to be delighted with our decision. We honestly feel like part of a big extended family at Northwood, there is always a welcome smile and greeting as you enter the school. I guess one of the main reasons I feel this way is because I make a conscious decision to be involved as much as I can - reaching out to teachers and other staff as much as possible. I am fortunate enough to be able to have the time to be involved and it's paying dividends for everyone - myself, the children and the school. Our teachers go above and beyond on every occasion. This was recently demonstrated during the crazy winter weather and even now we have a dedicated crew who are providing additional learning opportunities for our students. I understand that the demands on our students and teachers nowadays are huge but I know that my children are getting the best education available in a loving and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
My daughter attended Northwood from K-3 and her teachers were excellent. She received a good foundation in reading, writing and math.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
We have 1 graduate of Northwood and one currently attending and have nothing but great things to say. The teachers, staff and volunteers have made this a safe, fun and academically a top notch school!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
My kids have had a fantastic experience at Northwood! The teachers have always been great and what a fantastic PTA! Schools that have great parent support really make a difference. My daughter went all the way through Northwood and my son is now in the 4th grade. They have been in Special Needs classes to Tag classes and I have always been pleased! Keep it up!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
Great school. The teachers, parents, PTA and staff are dedicated and friendly. We just moved to the area last year and we love it. I've had no concerns or issues. Communication has been open and frequent. Lots of school sponsored local events, we love our neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
very disappointing! impersonal and huge lack of communication with parents especially in emergency situations. The counselor is the only one that is actually pleasant.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Great TAG program and teachers. I recommend this school to any child entering elementary grades.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Northwood used to be wonderful until Mrs Ahuja became principal.She is totally out to Lunch.The Vacant look in her eyes when you ask her a question and the lack of concern has me very concerned for my children.The Vice Principal is just as bad.Mrs Ahuja has taken the magical experience of Northwood and now runs it like a gas station or a 7-11.There are 25 kids jammed into a class and there used to only have about 13 kids in a class.Its heartbreaking to watch.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
I am a 5th grader at northwood and I have enjoyed this school right up to 4th grade. mrs. ahuja removed almost all of our beutiful murals, spent TONS of mony retiling the school, repainting the walls, making her able to cut HUGE portions off our music and arts programs. she also spent too much money on the special ed classes, and not spending any on TAG( witch I am in). They also take up WAY too much learning time to prepare for the CRCT.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2012
I've had 2 children graduate from Northwood and 1 child currently enrolled. This school is great and I have no complaints. I've never experienced any problems with bullying and the staff is very professional.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2012
This school has unfortunately gone down the tubes in the past couple of years with the change in administration. The parents (PTA) are the best part of Northwood. The current principal & VP are useless & unresponsive to problems that arise (ie bullying). We became so disatisfied with the quality overall environment we moved to a better district. I know many parents who have also pulled their children out...unless there is a change from the top, save your pennies & put them in private (or move).

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
I made the decision to move to N. Fulton County with my childrens educational interests in mind. I have read the reviews on Nwood, and for the most part I would agree- provided that your child never finds themselves on the administrations bad list. Since my children have gone through several years there, the adminstration has made recommendations that 1)my 5 year old be put on ADHD meds because the teacher could not control her class- she has since been promoted a grade and will finish elmentary school early, 2) that my oldest child (who is now in private school) was lying about being bullied, 3) that my husband and I were liars when we brought up issues to our district rep. regarding the administrations lack of interest in resolving bullying. Having two daughters is difficult, and unless you are a mother that can volunteer every day to sit at the school and be a part of the in-crowd of mothers, your child will not be treeated with respect, and neither will you. The current principal is condescending and only cares about protecting the other members of her administrators. The vp is worse. I am so glad that we are out of that school this year.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2011
I have two children at Northwood, 3rd and 5th grade,who have been there since kindergarten. We have been very pleased with their education. We chose our neighborhood based on the schools our kids would attend and we have not been disappointed. The TAG program is great and the teachers are quick to help in whatever way they can. Our principal, Mrs. Ahuja, is very helpful and always looking for ways to better our school in all areas. She's very responsive to our needs and seems genuinely interested in making our school the best it possibly can be. If you're looking for a great school with a great community and an awesome principal, you've found it.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
I've got a 5th grader at Northwood who has been there since Kindergarten. I also have a first grader. Northwood used to be a great school. With 2 changes of principal since we arrived, it's not so great anymore. Current principal not receptive, assistant principal not experienced. Some of the teachers are fantastic, truly, but don't expect to get any problems solved from the top!! Class sizes have grown to ridiculous this year as well. Look elsewhere with your gifted child.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I have been so pleased with Northwood Elementary school. The teachers are wonderful to work with. I have a child going into first grade and a child who just finished fifth grade. They have/are excelling at Northwood. The parent involvment and school community is outstanding. I always know what is going on in all my kids classes and I feel welcome at the school. The parents have built a great network with each other. I would not choose a private school over Northwood for any reason including academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
This school is a really great school with excellent teachers. They communicate with the students and also the parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2009
Northwood Elementary has some excellent teachers, however, the administration seems to be sub par. I feel 100% that with some strong leadership this school could be outstanding. Case in point, the funds recieved by the school could be put to much better use...i.e., spent on the kids. Much money is wasted with inefficiency and carelessness.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
Since enrolling my children with Northwood, I have please announce that they are progressing. My daughter loves to read attributed to her teacher, Ms. Bennett. Also, my son has some special classes and with the direction of Mrs Carter and others he'll soon emerged into the regular population.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
I am the parent of two very different children- personality and academically. Our family struggled with the decision of public vs. private schools before entering Northwood. Both of our children have had such positive experiences in this school- and we have benn VERY pleased with their academic acheivements. The communication between parents and adminsitration has improved tremendously over the last year- I truly feel like they always have an open door and open mind.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
Everything we've experienced at this school has been positive. The teachers are fantastic, the children are disciplined, and our daughter has thrived as a result!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
principal lacks leadership

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2008
The administration is terrible. The new principal Michael has brought this school down. I have never met someone that will go out of her way to keep from speaking to a parent. She treats her teachers terrible and has lost so many of our best teachers in one year. 19 new teachers this year alone. That speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
My two sons have had an amazing experience at Northwood. My eldest wasn't a strong student, but Northwood emersed him in exciting projects helping him to learn. He scored high on the CRCT and it was all due to his excellent education. My youngest has CF and the nursing staff, teachers and administrators have been his advocate. They make him feel like the greatest kid in the school. I attended several schools in my youth as an Army brat and I can tell you there are very few schools that measure up to Northwood!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
My son is in the 1st Grade at Northwood and I am so happy with my decision to purchase a home in the Northwood district, just so that he could attend this school. I have been extremely satisfied with everything so far. Hats off to Norhwood!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2008
Northwood Elementary has been a great public school experience for the last 3 years. The teachers are great educators with a true passion for educating ALL of their students. Northwood strives for excellence and continues to impress me and my family with a strong PTA, fundraisers for educational tools, such as, interactive classroom ACTIV boards, SAR (above State requirements) and AR reading programs, TAG and a streamlined approach for introducing higher math, language arts and social studies curriculum. Not to mention excellent Art and Music departments. In addition, Northwood continues to focus on academics through PTA events that allow children to have great time which allows for less distractions during instructional class time. Keep up the great job Northwood!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2008
I am a Northwood Parent. I am sorry to say, of my 18 years of having a child in public school, this one is by far the most incompetently administered, and uncaring of student needs. The teachers are relatively untrained and to all appearances unsupervised. Overall a bad scene.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2008
Though there are quite a few great teachers at Northwood, leadership is lacking. My children have not been challenged at Northwood and there is very little interest in anything but the 'No Child Left Behind' and preparing for the CRCT. I have moved 1 child out of Northwood and will be moving the other one just as soon as possible. GA as a whole has a long way to go in figuring out how to equip a child for learning and the future!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2008
I am an eighth grader who went to Northwood in the first and second grades. From what I remember, the halls and classrooms were clean and beautifully painted with murals. I have nothing but fond memories for the school, especially the amazing art teacher who was there when I attended Northwood.

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
From our first relationship with Northwood we found that great emphasis was placed on the parents being involved with their child and their child's classes. I believe this is a very important key to any school's success. My son graduated after attending K - 5th grades. I appreciate how the teachers kept him challenenged during his years at Northwood. He was a TAG student from 2nd grade on and thanks to his TAG and 'regular' teachers continues to excel in Middle School. My daughter is currently in 4th grade and Northwood and has really begun to blossum in her academic studies as well. She has always been gifted in art and music, but now is beginning to demonstrate her academic skills as well. Great job Northwood!!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
I just have to disagree with all the glowing reports! The facilities are very nice, and hopefully things are better under the leadership of the new principal, but I hated that school when my children went there. There was a stop sign in the front foyer to keep parents from accompanying their child to their class! I was a room parent every year I had kids there, and I still found it the most parent-unfriendly school I have ever been associated with. I will say, though, that the teachers were mostly excellent. My daughter was in the TAG program, which was a good thing for her. I found the tight rules for the few parties allowed to be stifling, and there were precious few field trips. Those things may have been Ann Kingrea policies, and maybe they have changed for the better now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2007
Great School, great teachers, beautiful and calm learning enviroment. Structured and hard working educators.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
This school is such a great school! The students are involved in band, chorus and other activities. Parents are also very welcome to help in the classroom and around the school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 05, 2006
Wow! A private school education at a public school. Elementary school can't get better than Northwood. I've had a child attend there for K-5th and now have a 3rd grader enjoying the benefits of a well-run school. The principal, Dr. Ann Kingrea, has a tremendous reputation that is well-earned. I think she knows every child and most parents by name and shines with a permanent positive attitude. She ONLY hires the best qualified AND most caring teachers! The curriculum is well structured and includes the teaching of good values. An amazing amount of effort is put into publicly & frequently rewarding good behavior (she calls them 'Good Choices') Just watch a class in the library, walking in the halls, or in a classroom ... These kids are happy, well-behaved, & learning. Kids are frequently evaluated in each subject/skill and individual needs are identified/addressed. Academic excellence is promoted and achieved.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2005
Overall Northwood is a great school with many dedicated and hard working teachers. There are a lot of positive learning activities and the school provides a safe and clean learning environment. The TAG program has been a bonus for my children, however I do have concerns that the lack of focus on science and social studies causes these students to struggle a bit when they get to middle school. And the Diversified instruction is fine if your child is in the average range but if you have a gifted child, he or she will be terribly bored and unchallenged by the course work. Several years ago, Northwood grouped their children into different Language Arts groups based on ability and children in the higher groups could move faster according to their ability. They changed that & lumped them altogether with the low/middle level children which doesn't challenge the bright kids at all.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2005
I have a 4th grader and a 2nd grader at Northwood, a wonderfully diverse school where students are well prepared for the real world. Gradewide policies make all students live up to the same expectations. The school has been using SRA as an addition to the reading curriculum starting in Kindergarten providing every student with small group leveled direct instruction. My children has such strong phonics skills as the school reading scores show. The fifth graders produce Explorervision, a closed circuit TV show every morning. There is an afterschool jumprope club starting in 4th grade. I have found the teachers to be real partners in my childrens education ensuring my children reach their full potential. We e-mail frequently. The PTA is very active providing many activities. The principal actually called me at home before my first child started and we talked for over an hour.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
Northwood is a wonderful school, with great teaches and staff, that take interests in their students learning. My daughter has learned a lot since starting at Northwood in her fourth grade year. She always have great things to say about her teaches. Northwood keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
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Northwood Elementary School
10200 Wooten Rd, Roswell, GA  30076
(770) 552-6390
Last modified Northwood 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.
Northwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top