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Roswell, GA
Students enrolled: 835

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815 Hembree Rd
Roswell, GA 30076

(770) 667-2902
(770) 667-2906
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March 10, 2015
I don't think a review of a traffic guard, which has nothing to do with a school's performance, should warrant a 1 star rating on great schools! (Call transportation if you have an issue with a traffic guard.) I think she does a good job with the amount of cars she has coming through within a 15 minute window. The school is fabulous! Great teachers and staff, very involved and supportive PTA and students excelling at an award winning Title 1 school!

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
My issue is actually with the traffic crossing guard that works out front in the morning on Hembree Road. She seems to always be having a hard time keeping things under control and her "signals" do not really help any of us on the road, because she just waves her arms around and most mornings she does not have a reflective baton, so, with the mornings being quite dark we cannot see what she is is trying to do, or which way she is trying to direct therefore causing confusion and traffic jams. There have been several mornings I have witnessed cars come withing feet of hitting her,or other cars, because we can not see her, and she has nothing reflective on or in her hand. I am not sure her background, but she looks like she could really use some pointers or a "helper" out there. Most days she has traffic backed up for miles in all directions and this does not help late students or commuters.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2014
Hembree Springs welcomed me as a first year teacher with lots of professional development opportunities and classroom involvement from all of the administration. Parent participation is highly valued, and we love finding ways to bridge the parent-educator gap to ensure that we are educating the whole child. It is one of the best schools in which I have worked, and I know that the new administration team will new a great job continuing the legacy that Kali Raju helped create and lead. I am honored to have worked here!

- submitted by a teacher

March 08, 2014
I just moved from the area and I wish there was a school just as great as Hembree Springs where I live now. I've said it before and I still believe it now that this school/staff have a great learning plan that is being used. My son has always been challenged academically Teachers and staff are wonderful and communicate well. Absolutely a great school to be a part of.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2014
This is the second year my son attends this school, and I am very proud with the involvement of the teachers and parents, and leadership of the principal. My son is being well challenged. The small groups help each kids learn at his own rhythm, so they get the attention they need. The teachers go beyond to make sure all the students are benefiting to the max, each at its own level and stance. It is a great school environment to be in!

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2013
I love this school! My daughter is 5 yrs old and is in the autism kindergarten class. It has been such a blessing to have here at such a great school and with the most amazing teachers. She is making great progress! The school is well run, beautiful and everyone is very involved. Definite 10 out of 10!!!

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2013
Hembree Springs received the top score in Fulton County, 100.3 on the new Georgia educational evaluation mechanism, the CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Index). This placed them 13th in the state. They were recognized as a Georgia School of Excellence for 2012 school year (an honor you can only receive every 5 years). An amazing school!

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October 24, 2013
Hembree Springs Elementary is an awesome school. This is my son's first year in North Fulton county, and his transition has been amazing. He has an amazing first grade teacher! He is learning so much. Ms. Warner, you rock!

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2013
Much has been said about the GA School of Excellence Award - it's the best. The PTA also won an award - Outstanding Local Unit for North Fulton, besting many other schools in the region. Any given day there is an army of parents helping and supporting the wonderful staff there.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
Hembree Springs was just rated as the highest performing elementary school in North Fulton by the State DOE on the CCRPI Scale - college and career readiness performance indicator. A big part of what this scale means is "differentiated" learning - does the school reach EVERY child and not just the gifted, or the low-performing, or whatever niche your child finds him or herself in. As a very active parent in the school, I have seen all sorts of pull-out programs...Early Intervention, ESOL, Special Ed, TAG (Talented and Gifted) - and then when you consider every child has a choice of whether to be placed in on-level, Advanced, or Accelerated Math and Language...there are about 8 different options per class for each child. I think this helps "max out" the learning that takes place - meaning children are challenged at the highest possible level without overwhelming them. And all of this challenging is done in the most supportive way possible with caring, passionate teachers. The one other difference I want to highlight is the introduction of computer keyboarding at all grade levels. Children leave elementary school typing and knowing how to use Powerpoint and Word at a high lvl.

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August 09, 2013
My daughter is entering her fourth year at Hembree Springs and she LOVES it. I am happy that the staff communicates information about my child, school activities, and special information on a regular basis. I give it two thumbs up. Oh and principal Raju is awesome!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2013
This school is the top rated elementary in the district according to 2013 Georgia CCRPI ratings, and has extremely high achievement even with a significant at-risk population. The principal is the key to its success--she hires only the best staff who use only the best strategies. The expectations for all students are high and parent involvement is exceptional, even with a parent population consisting of about half who are not native English speakers. Students from more than 40 countries. A wonderfully diverse school that values all children.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2011
Our children attended HSES for 4 years. It was wonderful. There is a very active PTA, the administration is very involved, the staff seem happy to be working there, and though our children had different strengths, they were challenged in their own ways. We really liked the diversity of students, income, staff, and experiences. It offered a true reflection of our community. The children had cohesion within the school that surpassed any other differences they had. We were sad to move out of HSES's district. We had a very good experience there.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2011
I have two children at Hembree Springs and I have found it to be a wonderful environment all around. The children are learning so much more than I did as a child and the teachers and staff have high expectations of the students. The teachers are caring and able to handle students at any level and the principal attends all school functions - so great to see that! The school welcomes parent involvement and the kids love having adults around. My children are more excited for school to start than they were for a beach vacation. Hembree Springs makes school enjoyable for children by creating a wonderful learning envirnment and a place to make lasting friendships.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2011
Love this school! The principal, Ms Raju is awesome! Knows the kids by name. The teachers are wonderful as well. Great support from the parents and PTA. Starting our 2nd year there and I'm amazed at how much he learned the 1st year.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2011
We have been so happy with the leadership of Hembree Springs. We hear so many terrible stories regarding cliques and behavior at our other local schools, but the atmosphere at Hembree is positive and the school leadership is fair and responsive. The staff goes above and beyond what is expected of them and their is a great community feeling at the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2011
My child is in his third year at Hembree Springs. So far, I have been amazed by and very pleased with his teachers. They have been very positive, professional, and dedicated to students. He learned to read in Kindergarten and is reading well above grade level now. Kali Raju is a wonderful leader. She knew my child by name in the first few months of his Kindergarten year. She is very welcoming and open to parent input. I've requested to meet with her personally on several occasions, and she met with me and truly listened. This school is providing an outstanding educational experience for my child.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2010
My child has moved to middle school this year and is doing very well there. I attribute this to the excellent education/work habits my child received/formed at HSE. The principal's leadership is outstanding! She is very accessible, pro-active, and hands-on. My child was nurtured, challenged, and encouraged by some excellent teachers as well.

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April 29, 2010
Granddaughter moved in with us and started this school after the Christmas break. She has integrated beautifully from her prior Montessori school. Communication lines are excellent. I am impressed with the advanced curriculam.

- submitted by a community member

December 29, 2009
Hembree Springs Elementary is an excellent school. The principle and teachers are very competent and do an awesome job making the students feel at home. Both our children love their respective teachers. We know they are in good hands at Hembree Springs and we would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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December 28, 2009
We love Hembree Springs Elementary. Our daughter attended a blue ribbon private school before starting HSES in second grade. The level of eductation she now receives has surpassed her previous school. She is exposed to more technology, advanced placement classes and cultural diversity then she was before. The principal, teachers, and staff have been warm, caring and nurturing to our child. We feel blessed to be part of such a wonderful school/community.

- submitted by a parent
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May 23, 2009
I love this school! I have 2 kids that went here and my oldest son graduated yesterday... OMG.. Mrs. Raju is the best. They have strict guidelines that keep these kids in place. I am very pleased. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
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January 12, 2009
We just moved to the area about 4 months ago. I was worried because I had to move my son who had just started Kindergarten at another school to Hembree Springs in the middle of the year but the school has been great and my son absolutely loves it. They have made him feel at home and special and his teacher and the principal have treated us w/ great respect and consideration. He has learned so much in the little time he has been there. I would highly recommend Hembree Springs!

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2007
This is a class A school, where the Principal has very strict rules, the students work hard the hallways are very quite. It is very clean and the kids are treated like at home, with love and respect.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2007
I stumbled on this website by accident and thought I should speak up about how much we have been pleased with Hembree Springs Elementary. I had wanted to send my kids to a private school but a job loss changed that for us -- and what a blessing in disguise! We love Hembree Springs. My oldest just graduated from there, completing six years and what wonderful years they were for her! My middle child is a rising third grader and we have had a wonderful experience with her as well. As with all teachers, styles were different, but every single one of them showed that they cared for my children. Ms. Raju and Ms. Miller are hands on administrators who have proven they really care. The few concerns I have had (about 3 over the course of 6 years) were addressed immediately! The Machado Family

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June 09, 2007
The music program is awesome. Our family loves HSE!

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March 29, 2007
Both my daughters attended Hembree with the youngest graduating this year. The teachers,administrators, nurses and the principal Ms. Raju are fantastic. Very concerned and know almost all the students. Academic programs are very good. Both girls went from non-readers to advanced readers - scoring very high on standardized tests.There are not very many extracurricular activities, but we live in Roswell and use Roswell Area Park for extracurricula activities, so I didn't mind. It's a wonderful school and I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2007
I abosolutely loved this school. My child attended this school for one year. There's no comparing at all. Hembree Springs is hands down a more inviting environment and more tolerant of diversity. I would have loved to keep my child at Hembree if it weren't for our move. The teachers are excellent and they truly care about your chilren.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2006
My child is in the special needs Pre-K program due to a speech delay, and the staff at Hembree Springs have been great! Mrs. Avolio and her assistants are phenominal people. They are truly a godsend!

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January 30, 2006
Principal Raju has done an excellent job with the children and staff at Hembree Springs. My daughter looks forward to going to school each morning and is surrounded by loving teachers and students - it is just like a little family - keep up the good work over at Hembree Springs!

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2005
This is a wonderful school! My kids like it much better than Sweet apple!The teachers and principal are really expirenced and caring.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2005
I absolutely love this school! Principal Raju is the best and is very involved with our children. The teachers are very kind and caring about their students. My children look forward to going to school everyday and get very excited when they see Principal Raju. It just can't get any better than this. We have an awesome community here at Hembree Springs Elementary. The staff are professional, school academics programs are awesome, and 'The Buck Stops' at Mrs. Raju's desk! We love her!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
Our school is great! The teachers are loving and caring. They make learning fun! Parents are very involved w/ PTA and activities. The principal is very involved with all of her students.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2003
The Principal of this school allows Kitchen workers to smoke on Fulton County Property which is against policy. I feel this is poor leadership. How do we teach against the dangers of tobacco use and let the students see it being done at their school.Staff who smoke must wait till they get away from the school.

- submitted by a parent

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Hembree Springs Elementary School
815 Hembree Rd, Roswell, GA  30076
(770) 667-2902
Last modified Hembree Springs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hembree Springs Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top