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PK-5
Public district
Savannah, GA
Students enrolled: 964
 

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135 Whitemarsh Island Rd
Savannah, GA 31410

(912) 395-4000
(912) 898-4001
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April 14, 2015
My son began the second grade this year at Marshpoint. I am appalled by what I have seen and what he has told me. My son rarely complains, but he comes home every day and cries about the awful experiences he has had. The school is run like a jail for elementary students. It appears that the school's main goal is to teach children to take orders. The teachers are rude, unfriendly, and do not provide the nurturing and exciting environment a young elementary school student should have. Our son will NOT be attending Marshpoint next year. My husband and I have bit the bullet and are paying for private school after this horrifying experience. Do your children a favor by giving them the biggest gift of all by not sending them to Marshpoint.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2015
The punitive approach to this school is very damaging to the children. Today our children ate lunch with the lights off with no talking because the music machine was broken. (?) Normally they can talk for a shot period until the staff feels it is too loud and turns the music on. Once the music is on there is no talking. If children talk they are yelled at in a demeaning way.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
I had very high hopes for this school after reading several parent reviews and touring the school with the principal and staff. However I have experienced a hyper-controlling atmosphere with teachers - younger and older teachers alike- yelling and threatening kids without merit. The music in the lunchroom mandates silence - no talking whatsoever - why are they discouraging kids from learning such an important social skill - communication - kids are threatened with loss of recess should they speak while the music blares at lunch or they are placed at a desk facing the wall. There is a constant "shhhhhhh" during the lunch period (which should be a time to unwind). Teachers continue to yell at the kids to stand in line, three blocks from the wall and again lose recess time if the teacher determines them not to be standing at attention adequately. I directly witnessed yelling by staff at kids for absolutely no reason. It felt as if they were so unsure of their own abilities they felt the need to spread fear and intimidation to manage their own issues. All of this goes unchecked. We reported the threats of recess lost to the principal and her solution was to send out a memo.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
I visited again today and there has been absolutely no change. The yelling and threats continue in the classroom and recess is a frequently lost 'privilege.' This school presently carries a score of 8. It is one of the most un nurturing environments which touts itself as a school of excellence. A facade. We toured the school and were impressed. It wasn't until I dressed down/ indiscript, and wandered the lunchroom and halls that I witnessed what I saw and heard. This school scores at best a 2 because there is truly no nurturing which takes place and the yelling and excessive control is nothing short of damaging. How can children possibly grow their minds when they are told to shut them and tow a very narrow line of simple obedience without any curiosity and love of learning playing a role in the process? The principal should be ashamed. She touts something her school is not. Like I said I witnessed it first hand. On several occasions, several classrooms and not just the ones my children are in. My kids told me stories I didn't want to believe and then I experienced them.

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October 08, 2014
I have had kids at Marshpoint for 5 years now and pulled them from a private school to attend Marshpoint when it became my neighborhood school. I think this school is excellent. The teachers are great, the parent involvement is high and the principal and assistant principal are very involved in the daily operations and seem to know all the kids. The only negative issue I see is all the kids with bad behaviors being brought in from other districts b/c they have special needs and are brought in for the inclusion program. I think inclusion is a wonderful program but Marshpoint is receiving way too many special needs children and needs more resources for these kids.

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June 25, 2014
My grandchild had a bad experience at this school. He was bullied and the teachers were not nice.. He did not seem to be learning much either. HIs parents were surprised at this since they heard so many wonderful things about this school. After two years of not learning much and being bullied, they put him in a private school. His reading and math scores are much better now. He is much happier.

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2014
Marshpoint has made huge improvements in my daughters reading level and math scores. The teachers there really care and want her to succeed! It is a large school and because of that they take safety very seriously! They have a doorbell and camera to see who you are before letting "just anyone" in the building. That was strange to me at first but now I like the added safety. At Marshpoint the kids are family!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2014
I have three children who have attended this school. I am so impressed with the committment and dedication of the classroom teachers. They were like another parent to my children. My child that needed extra help got it and more. My child that needs to be challenged has been challenged. My children love this school. Everyone should be lucky enough to attend a school like this!

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February 26, 2014
This school has the rudest group of teachers. My son has been picked on an made fun of. The whole year in a half he has been there. As far as education he has gotten behind since he has been there. He went from a A student to a C student. . Moving here for a better education for our son was a big mistake.

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November 09, 2013
This is my son's second year at Marshpoint and I am extremely happy with this school. His teacher is amazing and genuinely cares about his needs and want to see him succeed.

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October 02, 2013
I was excited when my child was accepted into the IB program at Marshpoint. Two weeks in, I was even more excited when a spot opened up at another school. New teachers and administration could possibly breathe new life into the school, but I would not recommend to anyone as it is now. Teacher seemed unwillingly to work with a child that needed extra direction-- it was easier to doom him to repeat. There was simply an inability to handle situations outside of the box. Issues that were brought to the attention of the school were not handled properly either. When I went in to transfer, top level administration was rude and unwilling to help. I had heard so many great things about this school, from people that attended 5+ years ago. It does not appear to be what it once was. It is a better option than most of the public schools here-- but it's at the bottom of the specialty schools.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2013
We heard so many wonderful things about this school and we were very let down. The school itself is old and needs updating. Never felt like we were welcomed to go into the school or help with PTA. Teachers yelling in the hall made us feel like they were not happy either. Very odd situation. We moved and put our child in another school which has a much better teaching staff. Would not suggest sending a child here.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
Not to sure about this school yet. I never feel comfortable with this school. People were not friendly....

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March 15, 2012
If I could give them zero stars I would. This school is prejudice, there is no way around it. I hate the way we are treated and talked to. They say inappropriate things to my daughterand her teacher assigns children to rub her back. When I went to the principle about my many concerns she stood up for the teacher and said it must be a miscommunication, and she such a good teacher, and she said it's not true. Always an excuse. Please listen to me when I say DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN THERE! If I knew what I know now I wouldn't have even moved here. This school has made our experience here on Whitemarsh Island terrible.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2011
It has been 10 years since I went to Marshpoint, but I can say this: Marshpoint was the ONLY school besides the college I'm in now that I excelled in. I know more than half of the teachers I had back then are not there anymore, but I'm sure the current teachers there now are just as good. I miss Marshpoint and I treasure every memory I had there. You're not just a student there, you're a person. I would recommend this school to ANYONE!

- submitted by a community member
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April 18, 2010
I know some of the teachers and students that attend and work at MarshPoint. I have seen excellence in their learning and teaching. My great nephew is thriving there with high grades and much learning joy!

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April 16, 2010
Marshpoint has an excellent IB program that is going to have a feeder jr. high and feeder high school. If your child graduates HS thru the IB program, they can go to school almost anywhere in the world!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 01, 2009
The teachers are the best! Children learn while having fun.

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December 02, 2008
We moved to Savannah over a year ago from the Washington DC metro area. I was concerned about the public school system in Georgia and definitely Chatham County which ranks fairly low. But after doing much research I found that 1) the rankings can be deceptive and 2) Marshpoint is a phenomenal school. I went to private schools growing up and Marshpoint blows every institution I ever attended out of the water. The staff is great. The teachers really care. They challenge the students to learn while maintaining the fun. The parent involvement is off the chart. I am continuously amazed at what this school is accomplishing. My daughter started kindergarten at Marshpoint this year and the other day she said to me, 'Mommy, I really like my school. It's a good school. I have fun. I'm glad we came to Savannah.' That says it all right there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 16, 2008
My child is a special needs student at Marshpoint and has received excellent training.

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September 14, 2005
My family has traveled a lot. My son has attened schools in Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Marshpoint Elem. in Ga., out of all of them I have to say he and I both think Marshpoint was the best in ALL aspects. Everyone was so nice and helpful, the teachers and staff actually cared. The academics were challenging but yet not so hard it made the kids not like it. The extracirr. activities were great and parent involvement was very high. At the moment we are in Florida and the schools here are forcing so much academics at such higher levels that the students are having NO fun. In Alabama the academic levels were very low, and my son was doing such easy work it was boring him. We are going to be moving back to Savannah and WE can't wait to be back at Marshpoint!

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2005
Marshpoint is second to none! My daughter has Down syndrome and has been at Marshpoint since she was 3 years old (pre school intervention). The education she has received is wonderful. She is fully included in a regular education class with the inclusion model. The teachers, staff, principal and kids are loving and supportive. My daughter is happy and well adjusted, she has friends and is learning far more than most people would expect. Marshpoint has given her the chance to prove that she can succeed! We are thrilled with Marshpoint and wish it went through the 12th grade!

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October 24, 2004
Marshpoint is an excellent school. I recently enrolled three children there. Due to a move, they had to switch from another local school. Marshpoint made the transition easy. They love their teachers and are doing well in class.

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October 18, 2004
I too have had two children graduate from Marshpoint and enter into the private education sector. The transition from elementary to middle is not an easy one, no matter where your child goes to school. Not only was I thrilled with the education they recieved at Marshpoint but they are excelling in their current schools. My children were in SEARCH as well. There is always room for improvement in any situation. It appears the parent that made the comment about splitting the schools is in favor of a merger with a neighborhood school. Research has shown this is not in the best interest of ALL children. I will always have a special place in my heart for Marshpoint! Thank you.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2004
The high expectations, dedicated staff and cultural diversity at Marshpoint make it an exceptional school.

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August 26, 2003
Great school makes learning and achievement exciting for all students. Enthusiasm and pride are evident when walking through the doors.

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August 20, 2003
Mrs Kobleur is such a caring and concerned principal. She has the kids best interest at heart. I wish that we could take her with us all the way though to high school !

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August 11, 2003
This is by far the best school for children they are wonderful people and they care enough to take the time with for you and your child I highly recommend this school to anyone

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Marshpoint Elementary School
135 Whitemarsh Island Rd, Savannah, GA  31410
(912) 395-4000
Last modified Marshpoint 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.
Marshpoint Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top