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PK-5
Public district
Roswell, GA
Students enrolled: 868
 

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11895 Mountain Park Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 552-4530
(770) 643-3331
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June 16, 2015
MPE is an innovative school that consistently finds ways to help students flourish both academically and socially. We have been pleased with the partnership between school and home. We're proud to be mustangs!

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
June 11, 2015
The homework given is enough to reinforce the topics learned in school. Sometimes the projects can be time consuming, but its great to see my kids learning time management.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
Kids are always being challenged with interesting projects. Quite a bit of opportunity for extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
The kids have had several opportunities for help in the community and give back. These projects are always approached in an enthusiastic manner.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 11, 2015
I feel that all of the children are taught to respect each other. Never had any problems with children being bullied or bothered for being ethnically different.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2015
Wonderful school. The education my kids receive at Mountain Park Elementary is wonderful and exceeds my expectations.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2015
MPE provides a top notch education in a nurturing environment. Any concern we've ever had has been addressed quickly and to our satisfaction. The school is moving in a progressive direction with project based learning. Our children and family are very happy there.

- submitted by a community member

May 29, 2015
We have two children who attend Mountain Park. MPE is a warm, non-limiting, supportive school/community where our children thrive. The PTA is all inclusive and hardly asks for money as they run an annual fundraiser.We love not having to sell wrapping paper to the neighborhood. The teachers have high expectations and the children are kind. One of our children has some special issues and the staff has been nothing but supportive. We feel that this is the only community for us.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
Mountain Park is a fantastic school with a supportive and caring staff. The staff there really works to get to know each student, and our children really feel "at home" at MPE. This year, Mountain Park incorporated project-based learning in their school day for every child, and I have personally seen students flourish from the hands-on learning, engagement, and challenge. I love seeing the pictures of the students on twitter laughing and just loving learning! If you're looking for a place to really have your child blossom, MPE is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2015
I have had the most awesome experience as a parent of a student at Mountain Park. My student started in kindergarten and was identified as a student with some reading weakness. She was taught strategies throughout her elementary years that enabled her to succeed in her middle school and high school academics. I have no doubt she would not be as successful as she is had it not been for the team of dedicated admin, teachers, and support staff at Mountain Park. This not only helped her academically but built her self -esteem and continues to empower her as she attempts new things. This school continues to reach out to alumni for different programs for the current elementary students to feel a part of their future high school. The community is warm and welcoming to all. I feel blessed to have had my child become a part of the Mustang family.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2015
Mountain Park is a fantastic school with a supportive and caring staff. The staff there really works to get to know each student, and our children really feel "at home" at MPE. This year, Mountain Park incorporated project-based learning in their school day for every child, and I have personally seen students flourish from the hands-on learning, engagement, and challenge. I love seeing the pictures of the students on twitter laughing and just loving learning! If you're looking for a place to really have your child blossom, MPE is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2015
I placed my child at MPE under the open enrollment program for Fulton county. This was the worst mistake. Like previous comments I can also confirm that this school is score driven. If your child didn't start here from Kindergarten to be molded into a robot your child isn't teachable without being medicated or tested for medication. The Math curriculum is at least 2 grades higher than the grade students are in and even the staff stated it was a ridiculous curriculum. I can also say that parents are cliquish and the school is controlled by the donations they encourage ALL THE TIME. If you don't fit the "Stepford" child criteria your child will have problems. There is also a bullying problem that is overlooked even when addressed to staff. After my child was pushed into muddy water by another student his pants, shoes and socks stayed soaking wet all day from 11:45 a.m. until the end of the school day. No note was sent from the teacher I found out from my child who told her at school. There have been too many incidents to list...Just go to another school. Sweet Apple Elem. is very good my other child was placed there this will be my childs last year at MPE.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2015
I am actually a parent and a teacher. I started teaching at MPE last year and felt instantly at home the day I walked into the door. The front office staff is wonderful. They are so friendly and helpful. I have worked at quite a few schools in Fulton County, and this is one of my favorites. I was so happy with the school that I chose to send my daughter there this year. The school has a family environment. The teachers and staff at MPE are amazing! They work hard to make sure the students are challenged, needs are met, and that they feel loved. The administration is wonderful! They are positive and supportive, and work hard to make sure the school is a good place to be. I love the school so much that I am thinking about moving, so it is my children's home school. MPE is a great place to work and to send your children!

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2015
MPE is a wonderful school and has a terrific community surrounding it. The teahers are top notch and always learning new and innovative ways to teach students at the highest level. We were previously a private school family and you could not pay me to leave MPE. The staff, teachers and parents truly work together to make this a wonderful school. Proud to be a part of the MPE family.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2015
MPES is a wonderful school full of dedicated teachers, supportive staff, and willing parents. We specifically moved into this area so that our children would be able to benefit from the fantastic academic and community opportunities that MPE provides. We have been more than pleased. The education here is above and beyond most, if not all, the private schools in our area.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2015
Our children attended a local private school before transferring to Mountain Park Elementary. Once we did, we wondered why we were throwing our money away. The quality of education and personal attention that each of my 6 children have received is incomparable. The administration has been quick to respond to any concerns that have arisen, and as my older children move on to the local middle and high schools, they have done so well-prepared for the challenge. The staff always seems positive and encouraging. They care for each child, and it feels like they are as proud to be at Mountain Park as my children are.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2014
It's so sad to see a once flourishing school decline as MPE has. Just a few years ago it regularly ranked in the top 10-15 GA elementary schools on every education website and now is barely in the top 30. And for valid reasons. While there is always a friendly veneer, once you scratch the surface, the cracks begin to show. Even after six years, I can't precisely pinpoint the root cause but I can definitely say the tension, anxiety and increasingly low morale throughout the staff has compromised MPE's former greatness and subtly contaminated the learning environment. Aside from the obvious detriment to the students, it's also just heart-breaking to watch such truly exceptional teachers become so demoralized. In the two years since I followed my gut and moved my children to another school, I'm able to see and feel a stark difference in both the general "atmosphere" and more importantly, the positive and relaxed attitude in the kids. While I don't know what caused the seismic change (becoming a charter school?), I am sure there was one. I just regret drinking the Kool-Aid for too long.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2014
Mountain Park Elementary is an outstanding public school. We have 3 children who have attended (or currently attending) and cannot speak more highly of the staff, teachers and quality of education. We have the option of private school or homeschooling but cannot imagine a better education for our children. Strong parent involvement and leadership working alongside the staff ensures quality programs, extracurricular activities and many 'extras'. Any issues we have had were quickly resolved with the help of supportive staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2014
Wonderful teachers, supportive families, and hard-working students make this school stand out as an exceptional school. The school is lucky to have people falling over themselves to help make the school the success that it is, but it's teachers like Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Brock, a principal like Mrs. Pearlman, and exceptional staff members that inspire families to feel so compassionate about MPE. We moved to Georgia from WA state and sought out the best schools we could find. MPE has surpassed those expectations. The students are well-behaved, and this has allowed my daughter's teachers to pay attention to her individual challenges and shape her learning in such a way that has enabled her to engage in advanced reading and math groups. We will be moving soon, and we will all miss this wonderful, creative, academically-focused school.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2013
From the moment we arrived I knew this school was the right choice for our family. We were welcomed by the office staff, very impressed by the principal and couldn't be happier about the education my two children are receiving. The teachers truly care and keep us informed about the progress of both our son and daughter. We had heard about the great reputation of this school. Now we know firsthand that it was all true. I feel like we're getting a private school education in this gem of a public school. See it for yourself!

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2013
MPE a phenomenal school. I have no doubt that my children are receiving a high quality education. There is an electronic newsletter that is published every few weeks which keeps me abreast of the activities at MPE. The teachers don't send lots of information home, but on a whole they are responsive to email and almost always available to meet with me if I have a concern. This school is by no means perfect, but, the MPE staff appears committed to correcting imperfections and moving this school forward. If I had to pinpoint an area of improvement I would actually say that the school doesn't push the students to their capabilities. I feel that the students could probably handle a more rigorous curriculum.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2013
We just started this school and from what I have seen is more than the private preK-8 school we attended. The teachers genuinely like and care that the students do well all the way to the principal who is often in car line. Also, the teachers inspire rather than just teach and the facilities are up to date and fairly well kept. We look forward to graduating here in 6 years!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
We are outsiders (from the North) and we have been welcomed in the classroom, by the pta and the administration. I have a very bright, charming and challenging child (with behavior challenges) and his second year here, in the first week of school, three teachers contacted us telling us that he was so bright in math that he needed to be in the advanced class and put the wheels in motion to get him where he could succeed and excel. They are really looking out for him! I have found the parents to be super involved-- in a good way and love that there are many volunteer opportunities for the working and not-working-outside-the-home parents. The pta is very inclusive and is supportive to new ideas and programs. The administration is also very supportive and provide many opportunities to voice your opinion and get the skinny on what the school's plans, goals etc are. It has been a great experience and we are very grateful to be here!

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2012
Overall we have had a good experience. Great teachers and responsive admin. We wish the bright kids could be challenged more in class or be grouped together. Also, wish more parents took responsibility for educating their children.

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May 21, 2012
I just finished my 8th year at MPE with two more years left. I love MPE and have volunteered for many years in the classroom and with the PTA. My three children have received a strong, well-prepared, and well-rounded education. The Principal, Ms. Stacy Perlman and Assistant Principal, Ms. Mary Ellen Robson, are dedicated, involved & engaged with the students and with school activities. There is never a day when your child will not be greeted with a smile and by name from each. The PTA volunteers are passionate and hard-working. They may seem cliquish, but that s because they are focused on helping the school-please volunteer! On a final note, Ms. Perlman asked the 5th graders to write thoughts about leaving MPE this year. My daughter wrote the following: What is the best thing about MPE? The friends we all share and laugh together with. What is your advice for your teachers and principals? Our 5th grade year has constructed and changed our behavior toward education and we will remember that thanks to you. What is your advice for younger students? Focus on your goals so you may achieve confidence in time and live to your potential. Yes, MPE is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2011
Mountain Park Elementary provides not only stellar education, but also a community of caring people as well. Recently our daughter experienced a difficult injury and the entire staff rallied to support her and provide the best support possible. She was provided with home teaching that actually enabled her to get ahead! They've never given me a hard time about taking her out of school for the subsequent doctors appts and therapy. MPES understands that her health is our first priority, her spirits my second. They provides excellent education, care and supoprt to our community.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2011
Most of the families in Mt. Park community live in 1980's. These people are so behind the world. They are concentrated on scores without teaching their kids real values. Don't come to this school as there is nothing to give to your child here other than training him to pass the tests. Some teachers are not professional at all.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2011
Mountain Park Elementary has always had a stellar reputation in Fulton County. That reputation has only improved under the current leadership. Of course test scores are important and those scores are why most parents in this community choose/chose that school. If anyone denies that, then he/she is not being honest. I am honored to be associated with Mountain Park Elementary. In my opinion, everything "seems" to be working just as we would hope.

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2011
This school has both good and bad teachers. The reality is that the administration and teachers seam to focus only on test scores. They put lots of priorities on money, money, money, how to keep it and how to get more. We have been lied to, we have not been given answers to questions and had teachers telling us to put our child on drugs. Watch this school carefully and talk to lots of other parents about it.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2011
Mountain Park Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my two children from K through 5th grade. The teachers were excellent and had very high expectations. The current leadership in place is outstanding and is setting even more challenging goals for Mountain Park. Anytime we had an issue of concern, the teachers and administration took care of the situation immediately. Mountain Park is truly a great all around school.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2011
We moved to be in this school district after a dismal experience at a Cobb County private school two years ago. Overall, we are very pleased with Mountain Park Elementary, as an academic institution and as an active part of the communities and neighborhoods that feed it. I am a person of color and have felt no ostracization whatsoever. I volunteer from time to time, and though I do not socialize in these "cliques" (which I see as groupings based on familiarity through volunteering), I do not feel like an outsider. Most importantly, my children are getting what they need from their school.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2011
Mountain Park is a wonderful learning environment. The school has in place many extra programs to enhance the learning experience beyond the basics. The teachers and staff care about the kids and want every child to do well. The PTA is active and all that is done is for betterment of the school and the kids. It is a very family friendly environment where kids can excel. Parent participation is encouraged at all grade levels. My family and I love this school, the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2010
The goal of the management is to get maximum donations and volunteers. All the rest, including children s education, is on private afterschool math and reading programs and parents. It's not a good place for kids who think outside the box, who have seen different cultures. Conformity and mediocrity rule. There is a lot of parent involvement, but the moms are pretty cliquish. Helps to be white and not working. Again, not a horrible place, but not as great as they think they are, either.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2010
We moved to Atlanta and were deciding between the Fulton school district and Tritt Elementary. We landed in the MPE school district and I must say that I agree with previous posts. The school is rated a 10, but is an average school. The parents are VERY cliquish and the teaching is great, as long as your child fits the public student mold. They are very limited in adapting learning styles for different kids and for managing behavior proactively. I would definitely suggest considering other schools though if you land here, your child should be ok.

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October 07, 2009
Two of my children have attended Mountain Park and we are very happy with the school. There is a small family environment-perfect for elementary age. The school also feeds Crabapple Middle and Roswell High School, at which my children have had FANTASTIC experiences. Mountain Park has strong academics and is geared toward gifted children, but has a strong program in place for on-level children too. My only complaint is that the PTA members (not leaders) can be very cliquish and it can be hard to feel welcome if you don't live in one of the country club neighborhoods.

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no rating
May 05, 2008
I agree with previous poster. This school relies on past performance. Nothing to brag about in the past 6 years.

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no rating
September 28, 2007
Great curriculum based school. Some teachers will go above and beyond for some students, others give and get just the bare necessities. Very cliquish parents therefore the children are taught the same. Parent involvement is excellent, however if you have a discrepacy with staff and/or personnel and you are a working parent whose presence is not on a regular basis your concerns are going to be on the back burner until someone feels the need to address them. Not a well rounded school. Great if you're in the 'in crowd'. Over-rated school in more ways than one.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2006
A great school, but was temporarily spoiled by poor Principal leadership over the past few years. MP was a top ranked school and has slipped in the rankings. My kids now go to a school that will feed into a better middle and high school. Did not want Crabapple Middle School (MP feeder school). MP was a wonderful place to be in their early years and feel they have the academic and social skills to carry on in the future. The staff is wonderful and wish them luck under new leadership starting 2006/07. I find their new school has more to offer in arts and extracurricular. Maybe this has something to do with the Fulton County school system and budgeting. Academics was the strong point and am very happy with what my kids accomplished.

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August 23, 2006
I have had children at this school for over 8 years. The school is wonderful in every way. Teachers are so caring and there is a high focus on academic success. High parent and student involvement. As a parent, I believe this school is hard to beat...it feels more like a private neighborhood school than a public school.

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April 19, 2005
We moved to Atlanta, and spent a lot of time researching schools to pick which district to move to. We heard so many good things about Mountain Park Elementary, that we chose our neighborhood specifically for the school. All of our expectations have proven to be true. Although the schools is not 'shiny-new', it is an immaculately kept facility, with such a good, happy atmosphere. Both of my children's teachers seem to genuinely care about their progress, and they communicate regularly with the parents. Parental involvement is very high in this school, which helps to make it what it is. The principal, Mr. Brannon seems to know all of the children's names, and greets them regularly, and the children seem to really like and respect him. My children attended a private school, and I would say that Mountain Park is a better school. I am thrilled to have them there.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2004
We moved to the Mountain Park school district seven years ago from another Fulton County school because we'd heard so many wonderful things about this school. The things I had heard were all true; I recommend this school without reservation. With three children, we've had fourteen classroom teachers, as well as five gifted teachers. I've been pleased with each one of them. The new principal this year, Mr. Brannon, is excellent and he has high expectations for staff and for students. There is a high level of parental involvement and the children benefit from it. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model is an innovative program that brings an innovative 'extra' to the curriculum. There is only one 'portable,' which houses two fifth grade classes, and that portable is located less than twenty feet from the building. The only 'downside?' The middle school (Crabapple), but after that there's fantastic Roswell High!

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2004
We moved to the MPE school district because of its reputation. We have been extremely happy with the quality of teachers and parental involvement. Our 1st graders have been challenged and feel loved by their teachers. It is without a doubt a top ten school in the state!

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Mountain Park Elementary School
11895 Mountain Park Rd, Roswell, GA  30075
(770) 552-4530
Last modified Mountain Park 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.
Mountain Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. Top