My son has been going to Teasley since Kindergarten and my son loves it! His teacher is very passionate and cares about him doing well and take the time to give him the attention he needs. The principal (Mrs Mansfield) is very dedicated and the kids love her too!
Teasley has been an amazing school for my daughter. The school is lead by an amazing principal and is made up of a great faculty. Each student is made to feel like they are part of the Teasley Family, not just another kid attending the school. Out of all the surrounding schools, Teasley would certainly be my choice for a fantastic public education. And, with all the renovations/improvements being done (lets just say they needed to) it will continue to be "the best little school in Georgia!"
This is my 5th year at Teasley and I have seen this school grow with unbelievable strides. I was a little nervous to hear that my soon to be 1st grader would have to switch building this school year to allow for improvements at the main campus. After hearing and seeing how our principal has gone to back for our babies to make sure they are safe and comfortable at the new building has made me very happy. She really cares about our kids. My daughter and I are looking forward to share in this experience. And I will support this school 100%.
Teasley is a fantastic group of close knit families with fantastic teachers and staff, all led by a principal who bleeds purple and works hard to make Teasley "the best little school in town". We love Teasley!
Teasley has been a great school for my son. He loves his teachers and going to school everyday. I have been impressed with the principal who goes out of her way to welcome parents and say something positive about their child. My son is growing academically and I definitely feel like we are a team (his teachers and I) working together to make sure he is successful.
Academically Teasley is a good school. The teachers follow the curriculum and the students learn however there needs to be more "diversity" in this school when it comes to teachers. It is more then noticeable when you walk in the classroom that the children are culturally diverse and the teachers should reflect that or at least have training. All students should be treated the same.
This is my daughter's 3rd year at Teasley (entering 4th grade) and I couldn't be happier with her progress. Parental involvement seems to be limited to just the select percentage who can afford to be actively involved (SAHMs, for instance). There are a lot of extracurricular activities for the children and my daughter has excelled in all areas. The teachers keep the children safe and motivated. The staff is friendly and warm. I just wish they would give parents more notice of assemblies and such. The day before is NOT enough time to show up to support your child.
Teasley has fully met and exceeded expectations for my children. Teachers and staff are committed and caring. The facilities are small but an expansion is under way. Parental involvement cannot be more tangible than through the private Foundation funding (parent donation) of a Science Specialist position benefitting all grades. No other elementary school in the Smyrna or South County area has one. I can't think of a more relevant and impactful way to supplement the academic challenges our kids are facing today.
Outstanding. Ms. Mansfield (principal) takes decisive action to safeguard our children and staff and create an environment of workability so every child can grow, learn and develop with confidence and peace of mind. I'm really pleased.
My daughter is finishing up her 5th grade year at Teasley where she has been since Kindergarten. She has thrived there. Most all of her teachers throughout her education have been excellent. We found the curriculum to be rigorous and most of the teachers to be passionate about it, always pushing the children to do their absolute best work. So many times, my daughter has shared with me the fun and creative approaches many of her teachers used when presenting subjects: hands on activites, acting out historical events, songs, hand motions for example. Now, in 5th grade, she is competent in using power point for presentations by herself. I am confident that she will do well in middle school because of the foundation that she received at Teasley.
We have our oldest wrapping up 1st grade at Teasley and are SUPER happy. The teachers have been first rate (as good as any private school) and the heartfelt leadership of Principal Mansfield has been really fantastic. I've seen her sit up front and greet children individually in the mornings...a perfect, personal approach for students and parents alike. As to the comment on advanced placement not starting until 2nd grade, all students are tested at the beginning of 1st grade, and our daughter started in the Target program this spring. Last year, our K teachers even worked with the Target teacher to find additional, personalized challenges for several of the kindergarteners who needed a challenge. This really proved to me that Teasley was a great fit!
My daughter is in first grade at Teasley and I could not be happier with the choice we made sending her here. The faculty and staff are so friendly and have created such a positive learning environment. We are also very pleased with the academic progress our daughter has made thus far. I really can not say enough positive comments about Leslie Mansfield (principal) for what she has done for Teasley.
My son has been at Teasley for the past two years. We have been very pleased with the administration, teachers, and overall school experience. I like the welcoming feel you get as you enter the building, the love that is felt in the halls for the students, and the rigorous curriculum my child is learning. I also appreciate that the principal or assistant principal greets each child by name as the children enter the building each morning. Overall, I have been so impressed with the new administration. They have brought a great level of positive energy into the school. They are passionate about children and making Teasley the best school. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our son to Teasley Elementary.
The new leadership is horrible and ineffective. We have been at Teasley for five years and the past two years have been the worst. The teachers in the upper grades have poor classroom management skills and poor teaching skills. The 4th grade parent below is correct in that no curriculum has been communicated to the parents all year. They had a math open house which made it clear they can't teach math. Additionally, they don't even try to work with the parents. In the meantime, the administration and PTA constantly solicit the parents for money for various projects but have no regard for the students. Under the prior leadership they would have never been able to get away with this. It's no wonder our lovely school has declined from a 9 to a 7 under this leadership.
My son has been at Teasley since 2nd grade and he is now in the 4th grade. (2012-2013) This has been the worst year by far. The teacher's do not keep the parents informed. My child was failing and I never knew until he received his report card. there's not a protocol in this aspect and this doesn't display my son best interest. He did not get the opportunity to work toward making a better grade. These teachers are unprofessional and the counselor is very unprofessional. There has been several incidents that involved teachers yelling at children and it was reported to the superintendent however this is still going on and nothing is being done about it.
Teasley has an experienced staff and great parental involvement. The leadership is warm and welcoming. However, there is a small percentage of students at Teasley being underserved. There are no advance learning opportunities for K- 2 students who do not qualify for Target (gifted education). For the caliber of students that Teasley receives each year, one would expect more enrichment or acceleration options for above average students. As many parents have noted in their review, Teasley has quite a few students entering 1st grade on a 2nd grade reading level, but if they don't meet a set of 3 criteria (one being scoring in the 99th percentile) their only options for acceleration and enrichment are random rigorless home projects.
I do appreciate the higher standards of teaching. However, I feel that the teaching staff is not diverse enough to represent the majority of their students. There are plenty of qualified "minority" teachers however Teasley seems unable to attain any. I also do not understand why the staff is so callous when dealing with parent inquiries and concerns. As a parent I should be comfortable with asking questions and voicing my concerns. Racism is prevalent everywhere, after all this is the South. I just feel that it should be better disguised.
I have two daughters at Teasley Elementary. I have been completely satisfied with this school since my now 5th grader started in the 2nd grade. My youngest daughter just started Kindergarten this year and wakes up every morning wanting to learn. Her teacher really pays attention to each individual kid and know what their strengths and weakness are. One of the strengths of Teasley is the parents participation and involvement. When I hear parents complain about the school, I notice that these are the parents that do not get involved with the school. I have notice a huge difference in my kids learning abilities when they see my husband and I getting involved and know what is going on with the school each week. There is no perfect school in the state of Georgia but Teasley is one of the best elementary school in the Cobb County.
My son is in the 1st grade at Teasley. He had a very successful year as a kindergartener last year. He finished the year reading on the 2nd grade level. His teacher was focused and excited about teaching. Communication from the school was excellent. The community of parents is very friendly and comfortable. I am pleased my son attends Teasley. We plan to send our twin daughters next year for kindergarten.
Teasley Elementary is overrated. This is my son's first year at Teaseey and I am very disappointed. I moved to this school district because I heard Teasley is the best school in the area. If that is true, then the children of Cobb County are in trouble. The support staff is not friendly. They respond to your questions with short answers and it always seems like you're bothering them. Being a new parent to the school, I had a lot of questions about how the schools works and their policies that I feel went unanswered. Also the school recently hired a science specialist to teach the children. My only problem with this that one teacher spends one week with a grade and then rotates. Children should be exposed to science more. The school is drilling the students for their standarized test instead of actually teaching them. A parent should not be this concern with their child's school this early in the school year.
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