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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
All you need to do is check the rankings on this site. 6/10 is a failing grade.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
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