Students enrolled 1044
School leader Kindra Smith
Transportation options Yes
District Fulton County School District
After school Yes

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10525 Woodstock Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 552-6320
(770) 552-6326
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4 stars
Based on 108 ratings

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August 26, 2014
As long time Roswell residents now with a little one, we had our daughter here for K and 1st. We had an incredible experience with both our K teacher, Ms Schindler, and our 1st, Miss Williams. Not only the teachers but the principal, Ms Kindra Smith is caring, motivating, energetic and very involved. It is her mission to get these scores up and put RNE on the map again. The negative reviews have to be from un-involved parents as if you've attended any of the school functions you will see immediately that this is a very tight knit community of fabulous folks and kids! We have since moved to Cherokee because our family needs have changed and we love our new school, too, but I felt compelled that you needed a review from a fellow RNE parent. We will forever be grateful for our experience at RNE and will remain close to these folks forever. Our daughter thrived here educationally and with her peers. Go Bears!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
We absolutely love RNE! We considered private, decided to give RNE a shot and have been extremely happy with the entire staff. Our child loves this school! Our principal is very motivating, involved and energetic. She truly has the children's best interest at heart. AND she IS the principal of the year for Fulton County!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
We are looking forward to another great year at RNE. The preparation put in by the teachers, staff and parental/community volunteers is impressive. They have set the table for the students to succeed! Go Bears!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
We've been proud RNE parents for over 3 years now and are looking forward to many more. We're so blessed to have the leadership of Fulton County's Principal of the Year. The teachers are so engaging and invested. Our parents come together and work very hard for the school and the best for ALL students.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
Principal Smith is one of the best leaders I have witnessed in any school system. She always motivates not only the students , but the teachers and parents as well. Mrs. Smith is building one "team" with the parents and facility and the support for the school programs since she has taken over has been very good. Parental involvement is excellent at Roswell North and Mrs. Smith is always out networking with the PTA and supporters. To say that you have to be very involved as one reviewer stated to get the most out of the system is stating the obvious. You will be able to have more input into the decisions that are made if you get involved with the PTA and attend many of the open meetings. OPEN is the key word here as the opportunities to hear about new programs and provide inout are available if you look for them. I am a very happy parent.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
This is the beginning of our 9th year at RNE and our kids have been so happy here. The school, PTA and Foundation all work together to provide experiences and technology that would not have been possible without additional resources. RNE has great leadership and a stellar teaching roster. We love RNE!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
Our son attended RNE from 2nd to 5th grades. Initially put-off by the older building, we grew to know and love this school, both under the leadership of Jerome Huff and then Kendra Smith. We found dedicated teachers, good communication, responsiveness to parent input and a positive environment. We were actually sad when it was time for middle school. We are very involved parents and felt very welcome.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
You may have noticed that there are a lot of posters on the same day. We were asked by a PTA rep or RNEEF rep to come here and put positive reviews to counteract the negative ones. I've been in the RNE family for about 9 yrs now. I 've experienced 2 principles. Smith was Principle of the year, but she has a lot of learning to do still. she is compassionate. To get these things the positive posts portray you must be a VERY active parent. I was and learned how to work the system. You have too in order to help your child. I have experienced not being able to get the help or challenge for my children. I have experience the most wonderful teachers. I have experienced bad teachers and administration. The front desk ladies are awesome and most helpful. All in all This school is just average and talking to parents from other schools is very similar to Mountain park and Sweet Apple. Each year it's harder for the PTA to get volunteers. Last year they enlisted middle school kids for the festival because they couldn't find enough volunteers. involvement is still great on a day to day bases and it's wonderful dads are also involved. As with any school the more you show your face the better.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I love this school! I have three children who have attended RNE and one on the way, I cannot say enough about the school....it is GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
We love this school!! I am shocked to read the negative comments but happy to hear these delusional parents pulled their kids out of our school. If our principal is "terrible", why was she awarded Principal of the Year for Fulton County? Because she is passionate, caring and respected, that's why. I have two children at RNE and could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
Roswell North Elementary is a wonderful school. We have had great teachers and we love the principal!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
As a parent of 2 children who have attended RNE (one has moved on to middle school now), I can say only GOOD things about the school. My children have been challenged academically, taught about character and why it matters, encouraged to do their best, and so much more. I really wonder where any negative comments must be coming from.......did their children actually attend RNE? RNE was the first North Fulton elementary school to have a fully equipped Science Lab with a teacher to run it. What a great hands on experience for the kids, it has made science come alive, instead of just reading about it in the text books. RNE, WE LOVE THIS SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
Roswell North Elementary - Kindra Smith has built a team of caring, loving, energetic, smart educators who will go above and beyond to help your child succeed. Parent involvement is really great. We moved here 15 years ago because of the schools and really they only keep getting better.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
Fantastic school. My kids have loved it. Very supportive teachers! Can't wait to see how well they progress in middle school next year!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
We left a private school to come to RNE what a great decision it was for us. We were at RNE for 4 years and the teachers were amazing, and considered how my child learned and was motivated. I was very touched by the commitment to his success. I loved volunteering with SO many other active parents and the PTA. Mrs. Smith is the perfect balance of strong and soft (and she's award-winning) love her! The rest of the staff are each a blessing, from the front office staff, to the media staff and the custodians! We have "graduated out" now, and hated to leave the warm, safe nest of RNE. We will forever be grateful for the love, inspiration, and care they gave us. They all know they are changing little lives forever and take that very seriously. We love RNE.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I've got 3 kids who go to RNE. We have been very happy with the school. The principal is so involved and very caring. I love chatting with her. All of our teachers have been great and the kids have been happy. My kids are learning and thriving so well. I couldn't ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
My son completed his first year at RNE last year and we were very pleased with the quality of teaching and support we received. They were always willing to address our questions and concerns. Our son excelled and developed and I have no reservations in recommending the school to another family.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
We are in our third year at Roswell North and love it. My daughter loves going to school every day. Mrs Smith puts her heart and soul into leading the school and caring for our children - her energy and enthusiasm seem boundless. She is Principal of the Year for a reason! We also have an amazing PTA and Foundation that support tons of extras for the kids and teachers, from special events and field trips to a fully staffed science lab. A great school with a great spirit!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
About to start our 2nd year at RNE and are so excited about it! Great, new, wonderful things are going on at this school. If you ever get to hear Kinda Smith speak, you can just tell she exudes passion for these kids and this school! They don't just award "Principal of the Year" to anyone! We are very proud to be a part of this community. So many great volunteers and supporters!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I love this school. The staff along with the parents make this a top notch school. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
We have 2 children at the school, and we love it! In fact, I am a teacher at Roswell High, and of all of the feeder schools available, RNE was where we chose to send our children. The teachers are first rate, the PTA is amazing, and the administration works well with the kids and community. The diversity of the student population reflects the real world, and my children are growing to be well rounded citizens. I'm proud that my kids are RNE Bears!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
RNE is an incredible, tight knit school, that loves its children. While the school may be 1,000 students, it surely does not feel like it inside. Familiar faces and friendly smiles fill the halls. Every time I am at the school as a parent volunteer or just picking up my child, I want to be there more and more. Our children have been well-cared for and had excellent teachers. We love RNE!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
This is an excellent school with excellent teachers, parents and community support. RNE has become the "it" school in many North Fulton circles. From a great PTA, Foundation, Dad's Club, Art's Program, Science Lab and growing technology, this school is not waiting for government to figure it out, they are investing in their own school and making a difference. It appears that some reviews have an agenda. If you wandered by the school during open house and talked to veteran parents, I think you would hear 99% positive. The Principal was Teacher of the Year for Fulton County this year, test scores continue to improve and they embrace the diversity of their student body and cherish the diversity as the asset that it is. Beware of the school you get if you judge only test scores, it may lack heart.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
Roswell North is a wonderfully diverse school. Teachers meet the demands that are placed on them. It is a large school that feels warm. Teachers and administration truly care about the ALL students.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
I have read many of the reviews before posting my own. Is the lunchroom rigid? yes, a bit. These ladies are trying to encourage our children to eat their lunch and not return to the classroom hungry. I have been through RNE with my oldest now at RHS and he is an honor student, taking 3 AP classes and will have NO problem being accepted to any college he chooses. This is due to the love of learning he received at RNE. My second son is now attending RNE and I am even more thrilled!! The caliber of teachers along with a Principal who received the Fulton County Principal of the year award is truly a Blessing! My son has an IEP and while we struggled in the beginning it is now running smoothly. The struggles had nothing to do with the school but with the red tape at the County level. PE is physical!! My son comes off his bus sweating on PE days, he has been enjoying music as well as Art. There are also many extras you will not find in other schools. Artist day, Science day are two of our favorites in this house!! My children are Blessed that they have received an education at RNE.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
I love RNE! I think it's a great school. My daughter will be a first grader in the fall and she loves it here. This will be her third year there. Kindra Smith the principal was just voted principal of the year for 2014 and she deserves it. If you live in or move to Roswell this school is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
The principal is terrible and passes her duties onto others. When you complain and try to point out the things that to be fixed they put the blame on the parent. Since the principal became principal the school went down hill. She's not focused on helping the children, especially special needs children she's more concerned about money. If a persons passion is getting the children the education they need to succeeded then they will do what's in the best interest of the child not for their personal needs. Very unprofessional and also gets involved in custody cases which by law school staff is not suppose to make suggestions or get involved unless children are being abused or neglected. Favoritism all around and it's so disgusting. 6 out of 10 ratings is a fail.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
This school has been a great disappointment and it is necessary to notify other parents of the shortfalls in order for them to avoid the negative experiences we've had. Where to begin? Teaching is academically weak, homework is inconsistent and confusing, papers are mis-graded, then "lost" and a lack of organization pervades the classroom. Worse, there is bullying going on that is denied by teachers and principals. In addition, lunchtime is a free for all chaos that results in grossly inappropriate conversation and conduct, which goes unnoticed and unattended by staff. Leadership gives lip service to advocating for the needs if children but when questioned or challenged they spread the blame instead of taking responsibility. We're withdrawing our children as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
We moved to the city due to the schools parent ratings. My children and us as the parents have had all positive experiences with everyone from Ms. Glass in the cafeteria to the teachers and office staff. Tons of parental involvement and staff that is very helpful. The principal creates a wonderful and motivating environment for the children to cultivate participation and growth as young individuals.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
My children LOVE going to RNE! I am very involved in my children's education and the administration, teachers, and staff go above and beyond to make sure the kids are happy and are learning. The parental involvement is second to none and the PTA and Foundation provide enriching opportunities to all students. I feel like my kids are getting the best education possible at this awesome school. The negative comments on this site in NO way represent the feelings and thoughts of the MAJORITY if the families at this school! This is school is a wonderful, engaging, and caring place! We are lucky to have a school like this in our own backyards!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Roswell North is one of the best schools in North Fulton. I have two children in 3rd and Kindergarten, and we have had an amazing experience. The Foundation and PTA provide excellent opportunities for parental involvement and provide technology, science lab, and free field trips. I am thrilled that we will be adopting the STEAM model next year!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
All you need to do is check the rankings on this site. 6/10 is a failing grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Roswell North is an outstanding school and I would highly recommend it to any family. I have had two boys attend from grades K-5 -- one a TAG student and the other on a 504 plan because of his ADHD. The school environment has felt more like that of a private school than a public. The teachers and administration strive to make sure every student succeeds and have always been available and in communication about both the achievements and challenges my boys have faced in elementary school. There is also a strong PTA and high level of parent participation and community support. Roswell North is truly a school that cares about their students and the families they serve.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
My son & daughter attended this school Mr.Walter is the best teacher ever if I ever move in the area again I would definitely let my kid's attend School here

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
While we are fairly new to the school, I have been extremely happy so far. My daughter is in Kindergarten and she has come so far this year already. Her teacher is very supportive and attentive. The PTA support and parental involvement also seems great. We are very excited to get more involved with the advancement of this school in the coming years!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
We attended this school two years ago. I can't begin to explain the difference between the school we attend now and Roswell North. I think the new principal has come in and is driving this school into the ground. Why hasn't she claimed the school on greatschools.com to answer people's concerns? We didn't have the issues with lunch I read about on this site, but we did have big issues with the teachers not teaching. They would just send the test home the day before for us to teach. We also noticed a big deal made about the "TAG" program, our son would refer to himself as dumb because he wasn't in TAG. We are no longer am at this school but we couldn't help but comment after reading the reviews. Our experience here was also bad as other people have commented. I encourage parents to look into other public and private schools before settling with Roswell north.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
Roswell North is...a place most kids call their second home. I have seen through my own children's eyes the love of their teachers, principals and friends. I am very involved with their education and I feel the school goes above and beyond to help each child succeed. Are there areas needing an overhaul? Of course, but if you think there is a school out there without these issues, you are living in a dream world. Thank you to to previous parent for being positive. It is very easy to post on this site and I encourage others to take the time to do it. My one rebuttal is about the lunchroom. My children really don't mind the music. It might not be their choice of music, but they enjoy being able to eat without classmates yelling in their ears. Lunchtime is a time to fuel up for the rest of the day. If they talk and play the whole time then they don't eat. Hats off to the staff that has to be in there day in and day out.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
I couldn't agree more with the recent reviews. Yes they have a computer lab, but I'm told they play angry birds while there. Yes they have a science lab which they visit maybe once a month. Lunch is like an institution where they have intervals of three minutes to talk five minutes of silence. Art and music are a nightmare. They send the test home the day before so you can teach it to your child. Carpool is a mess and the bus is even worse. They focus on "center work" during class time which is basically the kids doing their own thing for two hours of the day. They don't instill the basics like addition and subtraction but skip around from topic to topic in math. They have no accelerated reading program or any emphasis on reading at all. They give the kids spelling words that are not even gone over in class, but they test them on the words. There are many disipline problems in the classroom, which seem to go unattended. The classrooms are bare and not child friendly. The grading system is like a high school, except they set such high goals for the kids but dont help them achieve them. They throw work at them and expect the parents to teach it. Basically, I would avoid this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
Stay far away from this school. We thought we had found a gem but it went horribly wrong. My son and his class was bullied by his teacher all last year. The staff has never come clean or apologized for their lack of dealing with this issue. It's all been quietly covered up. Also lunch in the cafeteria is very rigid. The children are only allowed to talk in 3 minute intervals when the music isn't playing. During the whole lunch period they are berated and yelled at by staff for being too noisy. It's very stressful.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2013
Great parent involvement with the Foundation and the PTA. Wonderful teachers, staff, and principal. We could not be happier to have our child at Roswell North Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
I have to say that I have been pretty impressed with this school so far. I had really wanted my children to go to a well-regarded private school in the area, but just couldn't pull together the expensive tuition. But as it has turned out, my kids have had awesome teachers at Roswell North, are excelling in their school work and really enjoy going to school every day. Our family is happy with our school thus far!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Leadership at RNE is very weak. The principle seems to be lost in how to give RNE the cutting edge and project the school in the right direction in order for it to stand out more. Our school seems to be going more in a downward spiral vs upward in excelling our students.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
RNE lacks in music and arts programs. It claims to be diverse, but from what I see if your child is not in TAG they can easily fall between the cracks. Disappointing, just another public school in the Atlanta area. Poor leadership and unprofessional teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
Roswell North Elementary- I have three children at Roswell North and couldnt be happier. I am a little disappointed that the special needs program has been moved to other schools but overall I have been pleased with the administration and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2013
Roswell North is an excellent school. The entire leadership team is very approachable and addresses concerns quickly. Our principal is fantastic.....she is very visible during school hours, at all school events, and even goes off-site to cheer "her babies" at extra-curricular activities. She is very committed to the overall success of each student at RNE. She touches every aspect of school life and truly thinks about every detail and how it will effect each student and the school as a whole. She has maintained an excellent teaching staff and has recruited phenomenal teachers and staff to join us at RNE. Our parent volunteer base is amazing. The programs sponsored by the PTA and the Foundation lift our school to places we would never achieve through the basic funding. With a top notch Science Lab and programs such as AR, IXL, and the Student Enrichment Model, our students are engaged in learning and enriched academically. Our "fun events" such International Night, the Fall Festival, the School Dance, Artist Day and many, many others just add to our family environment and enjoyment of the community of RNE. We BELIEVE in RNE!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2013
Roswell North is an great school for our child. The principal, teachers and staff is extremely competent and caring. The parental involvment is second to none. We could not be happier to have our child at Roswell north

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
I couldn't be happier with RNE! There is excellent parent involvement which allows me to get to know the teachers and staff.The teachers inspire their students and care about their academic growth. The principal is a strong leader and is on sight with a smile at every RNE function. My 2 children LOVE going to school and learning because they are challenged in a positive environment. Thank you Roswell North for motivating my children to want to learn!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
I have been very pleased with RNE. My daughter has been there for 4 years now and we have had nothing but great experiences with all of our teachers and the staff there!

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2012
this school is the best im in middle school right now and i have to say roswell north was the best. they helped me a lot with my work and now im hapy to tell everyone that roswell north is the best school ever. with there teachers and other staff especially the principal she is the best .

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2012
We've had children at this school since 2006, and couldn't be happier. When we moved to Roswell, we notice Mountain Park had a slightly higher rating and higher test scores, which remains true to this day. But Roswell North is the oldest elementary in the area, whereas Mtn. Park was specifically districted to include almost exclusively upper middle class and above homes/families. It's 90% white. Roswell North looks much more like the real world; your children will learn beside kids from families who are from other states, other countries, and varied socio-economic backgrounds. The staff handles it all amazingly well and produces a caring, effective learning environment. The new wing (couple of years old by now) is amazing, and the parent involvement is very high, generally. EXCELLENT school.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2012
Love this school. We actually got in this school through Fulton County open enrollment and couldn't be more pleased. The teachers are great and the principal is even better. You see her involved in all the activities and even out at carpool, which is run with military precision, by the way! Great PTA and lots of ways a parent can be involved.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
We LOVE this school! We moved here from out of State and were nervous about starting a new school. EVERYONE made us feel welcome and helped ease my sons fears.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2010
I love this school, teachers area amazing , My son loves to go to school and he is getting really good education.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2010
I love this school for my daughter. She came from the Cobb county school district, which the school was just o.k. but not GREAT. I was very pleased with the support in tutoring they offered students that have difficulty in one area or another. I think that's why students do so well in this school, is because they provide whatever help and support 150% of the time for the students. Please continue to offer the tutoring one on one for the students because it really works and the volunteers in this school is so amazing, I have never seen anything like this.... I hope with a new principal coming aboard this school year they will continue to do amazing things for Roswell North. Thank you all,

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Excellent School. Strong Parent Envolvement, PTA, Staff, and especially the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Great parent teacher involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
This is the most amazing school. The administration and teachers work together to build a strong foundation for our kids on an academic level as well as on a personal level. The kids feel like they can count on the teacher and administrators to support them, be there for them and be a strong adult to have in their corner. I love this school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Great Parent teacher involvement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
My grand daughter is getting a great education and loves going to school

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Mr. Huff the principal ROCKS, the teachers are PASSIONATE and the parents are DEDICATED! We love RNE!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
This is our first year here at Roswell North and our son is in 5th grade. Roswell North's staff and administration has been the friendliest and most helpful in getting us acquainted with our new school. The principal, Mr. Huff is so approachable, so accessible and so visible in this school. Anyone who enters this school would be terribly impressed. The teachers at Roswell North are top notch and their experience with students is apparent. They know what they are doing! We couldn't be happier with our choice of Roswell North Elementary- I emphasize choice because it was a choice for us. There are so many wonderful schools in this area but we chose Roswell North for it's diversity, it's leadership, for the teachers' experitse, and the active PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
Fantastic School with a great principal and parent involvement! The teachers truly care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2009
We just moved into this school district this year, and WOW, I am so impressed with RNE. We moved from Mountain Park, but I truly believe RNE blows MPE out of the water. The staff is great, and the overall atmostphere at this school is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
We have fantastic teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
The teachers and principal are professional, encouraging, challenging (in a good way), patient, and fun.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
Fantastic staff and school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2009
We have to admit that we have never seen such devotion to children and their education! This school leads by example for teamwork,excellence,a friendly upbeat environment that makes my son want to be a part of being the best when it comes to getting an education! We love our school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
It is among the few public schools in Georgia to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 8 out of 10.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
Our Principle and teachers really care about our school and it shows. The parents stay involved with the school and the kids. As soon as you walk in you can feel the sweet.loving spirit there. The kids are happy, the staff is smiling. Excellent environment for learning and growing. I LOVE ROSWELL NORTH !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love Roswell North Elementary because they educate and take care of children in the child's best interest.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2009
My granddaughter has the kindess, sweetest teacher. She loves her and you can tell by just talking to her that her passion is children and their learning. Thank you Roswell for taking such pride in your school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Top notch teachers, a loving environment and very enthusiastic principal. We also have very motivated and devoted parents who make lots of extra time for fundraisers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Mr. Huff, the PTA, and the teachers are the best...we LOVE this school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
Principal Huff and his staff are very genuine about their love for children and RNE. They want every child to succeed and go out of their way to create a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
We love Roswell North Elementary and so do our kids! Our children are receiving a great education. The principal and staff truly want our kids to succeed. The bus drivers, the staff and the teachers make every day a great day for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
We love the teachers, staff, and bus drivers!! Everyone truly cares for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
Our principal loves to lead, our tachers love to teach and so our kids love to learn-- that's what school is all about.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
Its a great neighborhood school with lots to offer the children as well as the community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 11, 2009
We transferred in this year with a second and fourth grader, and things cvould not be going any better. Both children are happy and doing well, both socially and academically. We are so happy to be a part of Roswell North.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Roswell North Elementary is a fabulous school with staff that really cares about our students. There are many activities the kids can get involved in and the opportunities for learning are fun and challenging.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Open minded, empathetic and motivated principal and faculty. Also, very involved parents and all around good atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
It is my daughter's first year and she absolutely loves it--the teachers, principal, and staff are fantastic and I am so proud to be a part of Roswell North Elementary

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
ALL of the teachers are wonderful!! Everyone from the principal to the youngest students are positive & cheerful as they encourage a fun learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Mr. Huff and his staff have made this a truly wonderful school. We moved to Roswell so our kids could attend RNE. They have so much to offer from the Dad's Club, the RNE Foundation and much more.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Our principal is the most understanding principal I have ever worked for. He fights for his teachers, makes parents and children feel welcome, and sets clear boundaries for all of the above mentioned. Our PTA and parents are so involved and our children are creative thinkers who cannot learn enough. We truly have life long learners here! Our parents and staff have banded together on many occasions to help other families facing disasters. If there is ever something that we need, our parents and administration make sure it happens!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 06, 2009
We have the most awesome Principal - Jerome Huff. I also think we have a wonderful PTA and stuff. I love my kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Teachers, Principal, Parents and Children make it the place where everyone wants to be. Outstanding love, care and devotion to our students that you can't find anywhere else. Roswell North... 'We do the right thing because it's the right thing to do.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My triplet grandchildren love the school and the school has brought out the best for each of them. The school has helped their self esteem and accentuated their individual personalities.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
We have wonderful and diverse students, teachers, administrators, and volunteers that all care about learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Diverse student body, family feel, great leadership, low teacher turnover - strong teachers, very active PTA, Dad's club. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This is a school where students know learning is fun, and teachers have hearts! I know this because Emma D. and her mommy told me.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
This school is the best. Surrounded by a great principal, staff and teachers, Roswell North is without a doubt the school of choice in North Fulton. The PTA and newly created foundation insures not only that current students thrive but all future students to come. We have a Dad's Club that now includes 253 members. Dad's are involved in all aspects of our children s academic growth and are making a positive impact in the lives of all the students at RNE. My entire family loves our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My great nieces and nephew attend and have learned so much already. They enjoy school so much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Roswell North has excellent teachers who really go the extra mile to help every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Roswell North Elementary is a loving, caring, positive place - my 18-year old daughter and her best friend say it's their favorite school they ever attended!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Principle Huff is the best thing to happen to RNE - he is strict, yet, kind and very taken with the kids. He also picks the best teachers! All are committed to our children. The new facilities are also quite nice - but, the school would not be what it is without the people who run it and hold it together@

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love Roswell North Elementary School because of the people who work there and volunteer who have made it a School of Excellence! Not only do we have a wonderful and enthusiastic Principal Huff, but everyone from the office staff to the teachers shares a TRUE caring for our students and for the school. Teachers are top-notch and possess all qualities a teacher should have: such as great teaching ability, along with discipline, and also love for our kids--this makes me feel good as a mom when I drop off my child for the day. I know she is in a safe and nourishing environment. Everyone working at RNE makes sure that each child is properly challenged and reaches his/her utmost potential. Parent volunteers also play a strong role in the success of our school! Roswell North Elementary School is a true positive 'community' in which our children are taught not only facts, but they are also taught how to be good people! It is for all those reasons that I love Roswell North Elementary School!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
RNE is not only a PTA national school of excellence and a Governor's Platinum school of excellence, we won a Standard and Poor's 2006 National Award for narrowing the achievement gap between economically disadvantage students and non-disadvantaged students and we did this while raising the achievement levels of the entire school. RNE has a great PTA, a terrifically involved parent based and a newly formed non-profile 510(c)3 Foundation to raise money to support the schools need to improve the technology resources within the school. Meanwhile, we are also helping several other area public schools learn how to start their own foundations. The schools leadership is top notch, teachers are committed and enthusiastic.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
I love our caring staff, administration, and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
A high standard of excellence as well as diversity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
RNE has an awesome PTA and parent volunteer base

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
I love the diversity of the school and how much the teachers, staff, and principal care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
The principal rocks. The PTA is awesome. My children are happy.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
commitment, dedication, discipline, support, warm, inviting are just a few words to describe our wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
We Love Our School! The Best PTA-Everyone Cares :)

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The principal knew not only my kindegarteners name after 3 weeks but the name of his 2-year old younger brother too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
RNE is a lead by example school. The prinicipal leads with authority and compassion and expects the same from every member of the staff and each member of the school body. The students love him and fear him and he loves them right back!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2009
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April 13, 2009
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February 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2008
After a year of having our oldest son at nearby and highly-rated Mountain Park Elementary, we moved down the road 2 miles into a bigger house for our growing family. Initially we were concerned about the school performance and reputation but we quickly found RNE to be an excellent school under the leadership of principal Jerome Huff. The staff is very caring and highly professional and the environment is bright and orderly. Our second son is now enrolled in Kindergarten at RNE and is thriving and loves his teacher.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
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February 09, 2008
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February 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
We moved to the Atlanta area about four years ago, and did a lot of research on schools before buying our home in the RNE district. We even toured the school before we bought when our daughter was still in diapers. We have been so happy with the quality and dedication of the wonderful faculty and administration. We are both involved parents, but I think that the enthusiasm and commitment we see would be the same regardless of our ability to participate in school activities. Mr. Huff is a wonderful leader for a first class team of professional educators. We are particularly happy about the diversity of the school which is very important to us as part of the white, middle class suburbanites.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
As with any school you hope for the best teacher. There are a few teachers here that may not be the best fit for most children. The school does allow you to have input on the type of teacher and classroom they should be placed. The principle is available to parents and always visible. Yes, parents are involved but PTA meetings are not the quality I expected from such a well rated school. The only parents that show are those having a child in the play they put on for that evening. Business is usually done within 5 minutes of starting. I was happy to see my daughter was given extra help within the first week of school with reading. Although this school keeps improving You really need to be involved to get the best education for your child. This year we have an excellent teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
My daughter started kindegarten at RN. When she began she was ahead of her age level, by the time we left -the end of March, she was barely at her age level. We bought a home in the Gwinnet School District-that is wonderful. The differance in the school work from RN to the new school is huge. It is also very sad. It is amazing the change we could see, and how much my daughter learned in 1 1/2 months. I was not impressed in the least.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2007
I am now a seasoned Roswell North Elementary (RNE) parent. I have seen RNE grow over the years, as I have also. The adminstration is willing to listen to and improve areas that need improving. The school motto is one that can be applied to ones life at any age. The building upgrades is a very nice and functional improves the ability for the staff, children and parents to interact more effectively. Mr Huff is a strong proffessional leader and deserves the utmost respect. RNE is a true blend of education and culture, a great place for the future of america to grow.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
This is our fourth year at Roswell North, and each year is better than the one before. I am at the school frequently, and see first hand how dedicated the teachers and staff are to the growth and education of each student. Mr. Huff has assembled a top-notch enthusiastic team. The students are challenged daily to 'do the right thing', and give their all, and learning is supplemented by reading and math extracurricular programs. The level of parental involvement is quite good - it is encouraged and welcomed both in the classroom and in school support activities, and announcements for volunteers come home in the Friday folders. Students participate in a number of extracurricular activities, ranging from choral performances, to chess tournaments to art displays. Students also produce the morning news broadcast and the yearbook, and serve as peer helpers. We are happy to be at Roswell North !!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2007
Roswell North is a National PTA School of Excellence for parent involvement. It's a special certification that is not easy to get. Also, RN has an excellent administration beginning with Jerome Huff, principal. The teachers and guidance counselor are unsurpassed for exceptional skill and devotion to the children who attend.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2007
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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 26, 2007
Roswell North is an amazing elementary school. I have had 4 children attend this school, 2 of which have gone on to middle and high school. They received a strong & solid foundation to be able to continue to excel academically and socially. When you walk into the school, you notice the kind smiles of the women in the front office who genuinely care about each child, the amazing Principle who's door is always open to parents, teachers and children, knows everyone by name, and who truly cares about this school. The teachers are the most hardworking and committed group I've ever seen, always available to the parents. Lastly, the Roswell North PTA partnered with the staff and teachers and all the parent volunteers bring to this school so many extracurricular programs. Math Superstars, Science Day, Accelerated Reader, Artist Day, concerts,theater,carnival,and much more. To quote our Principle 'I love this school!'

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
I ve been a parent at Roswell North for many years and have experienced nothing but a positive experience. It offers programs for all types of children ranging from outstanding special needs services to a terrific talented and gifted program. Each student has the opportunity to progress at their own pace through the continuous achievement program. The music and art programs are some of the best in the county. The staff has consistently been caring and more than happy to help with questions, directions and how to s . Do volunteer and do stop by for lunch with your child. You will love what you see. It s a small school with a big heart.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
I absolutely love this school! Academics are first rate. The teachers and support staff that I have worked and communicated with have been wonderful. I have two kids that attend RNE, and they love learning at RNE. The front office staff is always helpful and friendly. Get involved, and I am sure that you too will have something good to say about RNE.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
Our family is new to Roswell North Elementary this year. We moved from out of state and are pleasantly surprised at finding such a great school for our kids. The principal keeps us well informed with his newsletter. The teachers seem to genuinely enjoy working for RNE. Our kids love the school and their grades are constantly improving. My daughter has an undefined learning delay and RNE started her in tutoring and testing within the first few weeks of school. We are also glad that the school has a mixture of kids from many backgrounds. Another bonus with RNE is the well enforced no bullying policy. My kids came from a school without this policy and suffered. Here they feel comfortable and are better able to learn. I can't say enough good things about RNE. Teresa

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2006
My older daughter attended this school for kindergarten. Unfortunately, good teachers won't raise a school, when there are so many other problems.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
My daughter loves this school. The teachers are caring and nurturing. Unlike comments from others I find the front office staff friendly and caring. Mr Huff (principal) is outstanding. I am very pleased with the quality of my daughter's education here.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
Roswell North Elementary is a good school. The Administrative Staff are kind and helpful to new parents. The Principal is readily available to meet with you. For the most part, the teachers and para-professionals are dedicated and energetic. With the exception of an over-zealous first-time Kindergarten teacher sending my son to the Principal's office during the first week of school for 'rough-housing' and then suggesting that we have him diagnosed for ADD (we changed teachers, child was seen by MD and found very decidely not ADD), teachers have done a great job with presenting curriculum material and engaging my son. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
My daughter attended RNE and is now in 1st grade at another Fulton Co. school. Overall it wasn't a bad experience but I think it could have been better. The school she is now is more structured and I get more feedback from the teachers. I felt that my questions at RNE weren't answered as well as they could have been. I think more time should have been taken to really speak with each parent. Just better communication. I'm more pleased with her current school. Much better structure and communication. Administration and staff is more involved.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2005
I am a teacher at RNE and could not be happier. I love this school. This is my 16th year, so I have seen a number of changes. We have the best administration ever, a very dedicated staff and wonderful children. I love coming to school every day! Our standards are high, as are our expectations of our children, both academically and behaviorally. They meet expectations 99% of the time. RNE is a wonderful school with a caring, nurturing environment. We are the best!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 21, 2005
I appreciate the fact that parents have taken the time to provide feedback on this website. As the principal of Roswell North, I can guarantee the viewers that the negative opinions of a few parents is not reflective of the entire school. This is my second year as principal and I cannot find a harder working staff than Roswell North. It is evident as our CRCT scores soared last year which garnered us a 'Platninum Award' for best test score gains! I have heard from countless people commenting on the excellent customer servie given to them. We are not a perfect school but we are a caring and nurturing school that care about the needs of every child we encounter. Thank you to the RN community who constantly support our efforts. We strive each day to be better than yesterday. Jerome Huff

- submitted by a administrator
November 02, 2005
My children went to this school for 3 yrs. The new principal is the best thing to happen here. The staff is a little clickish. It all depends on the teacher and your involvement in the school. Racially it needs work but overall they do work hard there. There are far worse than RNE.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
Overall Roswell North is a very good school. We had both good and bad experiences. The two keys here are to be an involved parent and to hope for a good teacher! The new principal seems promising and has some good ideas.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
We have been at RNE for 2 yrs. My son has had wonderful teachers and we have been pleased with his progress. We have also been pleased with the fact that his abilities have been noticed and challenged. Parent envolvement is high at the school and reasonable in the classroom. We are looking forward to next year!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
I agree with the previous comments on labeling and the friendliness of the staff. I do not feel comfortable sending my child to this school. My son and I are African-American and I notice that their AA scores are way below the average. I also know he is not getting the attention he needs or learning as much as he should from his teachers. He learns more during his after school program in 3 hours than he does at school all day. I know this because whenever I ask him where he learned something he tells me and it is definitly not from RNE.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2005
The academic programs are A-1 quality. My child loves it here. He gets a great mix of music, art and sports. I have no complaints about anything at RNE. Parent involvement is welcomed at every level. I also love the cultural and racial diversity. Go RNE!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2005
Wonderful school. I have 5 children and 4 of them have been through Roswell North and it has done a fantastic job of preparing the children for the next level.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
The staff at first says parent's involvement is welcomed. Some teachers are competent and warm but especially the office staff are judgmental, and seem at times education deprived. Think twice before choosing this school for you child and if you do, I suggest you to volunteer and dropping in for 'surprise lunch' with your kid. The PTA is quite involved in enriching the curriculum, but if you are not on the PTA active member group; you are not , despite the appearances, welcome to be part of your child's education. There's a new principal who seems a lot better than the previous one, no doubt. But he's surrounded by people whom in my opinion 'got stuck doing this job' and only a few people who actually are involved with children because they genuinely love and care for them.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
In here, a teacher or the school never will take the blame for a bad report card or test score! It's always the children's fault, even if they are in first grade! What lesson is there to be taught to our kids, huh?! Despite their claim to have a 'nurturing environment' I don't feel that's the case at all. Discipline is good and necessary. But to me this school is confusing discipline with lack of warmth and dogmatic small mindness. They'll judge you and your child, the office staff never seem too pleased to receive a parent or their questions. My advice: If you absolutely have to have your kid here, volunteer and stop by for lunch, if you see what I saw, you'll soon be looking for another school also!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
One bad teacher - and it does not matter what a school's overall rating is. Two bad teachers in one year (different subjects) - disaster. 2003-2004 school year is a total disappointment, even hard work at home cannot overcome school's failure. When the whole class does poorly on test, and teacher keeps using the same methods - there is something definitely wrong with this teacher, and the school officials that overlook this as well. And that is the biggest problem - there was not a single principal test done in school this year, room parents spend too much time in the classrooms...

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
This school to me has forgotten about the foundation or fundamentals of school. They want everything to be delt with be the parent with them having to face any consequencies. What happen to schools of yester year. Students are to quick to be labeled and thrown to the side at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2004
We moved to the Roswell area about 5 years ago. We tried the private school route, but found that we love Roswell North Elementary! It has a very caring and nurturing environment and the sense of community is wonderful! It's like being in a small town within a large city. Our children are very well adjusted and love the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 18, 2003
I have a 3rd grader and a kindergartener at Roswell North. We recently moved and staying in this school district was top priority. There is a nice mix of students from various background and the sense of community is great.

- submitted by a parent
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Roswell North Elementary School
10525 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA  30075
(770) 552-6320
Last modified Roswell North Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roswell North Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 147 reviews. Top