Students enrolled 960
School leader Beverly Parks

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4555 Mavell Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30082

(678) 842-5814
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4 stars
Based on 68 ratings

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November 15, 2014
We moved from out of state and Nickajack Elementary school was assigned to us for our son, based on our home address. This has been such a challenging summer with our move, we were concerned about the school because our son had a need for speech therapy. We were also concerned about his adjustment on every aspect. We made an appointment to meet up with the staff working at Nickajack. We were very pleased with our transition. Together as a team, they helped our son feel comfortable as they met his individual needs. His kindergarten teachers are to be commanded for the smooth transition and great progress we have seen in our son, both academically and socially. We compliment the principal and the staff there at Nickajack for their professional, caring and friendly approach in meeting the needs of our children. They are truly committed to giving our children the best education.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
My son just entered Kindergarten this year after going to private pre-k. so far we had excellent expereience with Teacher, office staff, Principal. They make the kids very disciplined. My kids have learnt a lot made good friends in last 2 months. And he loves to go school. They have regular parent - teacher meeting. And its good to get involved. school has mix crowd of all ethnicity and different culture. Only thing is they should try to do more for After school program to keep them entertained or learning activity. And try to do good kids ratio with After school teacher. Overall will give 4.5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
We have two children who have attended Nickajack since Kindergarten (one is now in 2nd grade, the older one in 5th). Our experience has been great, in every way. Across the board, we are happy with our decision and our children truly love their school. Safety, academics, the individual care and concern of teachers, commitment of parents, and administrative leadership - these are all important to us and Nickajack has delivered at every level. The few times we've had concerns about anything, I've been pleased with the way the school responded. I highly recommend Nickajack, and only wish that the Cobb School District would do a better job of providing funding for academic resources, foreign language integration into curriculum, and a slightly better upkeep of school exteriors.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2014
I'm really happy with this school. Our daughter went to Vinings Academy and entered school about 1 year ahead of grade level, according to GA and Cobb County curriculum. Now, entering 2nd grade, she's still 1 year ahead of grade level. Instead of let her be bored, our teachers have allowed her to learn additional material and guided us on extra material to give her at home to keep her ahead of grade level. I'm extremely satisfied. I'm relatively new to Smyrna, and from what I understand, the principal and all the wealthy people moving into the area has improved the school a lot. The only thing I think the school could improve on, according to test scores, is math. The rest of the score differential with other schools is because there are a small percentage of disadvantaged students in the school who didn't have the advantage of preschool, etc.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
I have little faith in the accuracy of this rating given what I have experienced first-hand in my son's 5 years (PK-4) at this truly great school. The facilities are good, but more importantly the teachers, staff and faculty are terrific. Parents and the greater community are involved in hands-on learning and fun extras. For several years, we've had a foundation that raises money for a computer teacher (which the county should fund!) and other things on Principal Llyod's wish list. When we moved here everyone said, "You'll have to send your kids to private school." They were wrong and we've saved thousands while our son has learned what being part of a community means.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
I have a first grader at Nickajack and have been very happy. I like that there are activities other schools just don't have. Garden Club is one of them as is the running club. I've been very pleased with the multi-age program and the Target (gifted program) teachers are just fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2014
If you are an engaged parent at Nickajack Elementary School, the school is fantastic - the teachers, administration, staff and volunteers - and if your child attends, she or he will have a solid foundation for becoming a great human being and citizen, well educated, well socialized and with wonderful opportunities for their future. If are not an engaged parent, I am sad for you and your child. No school should ever be the primary provider of your children's education - none. As it should be, we reap what we sew. If you don't like your child's scores, do something about it. If you don't like the extracurricular activities, do something about it. Who complains about anything, any situation, without themselves demonstrating a willingness to improve it? Hopefully no one - but especially no one who'd like to have their child anywhere near mine. I've got enough to worry about, and I'm doing something about it. - Seth 770 778 8552

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My school is the best possible school to go to. If you want your child to be safe this is the place for them to go. I went here pk-5 and I wish I were still there. The teachers are amazing and take the time to make sure each and every child is to the best of their ability. The kids are always improving their grades. To get ready for the CRCT they hold a prepralley to get ready. We do jump rope for heart, for the American Heart Association. It is a school I am proud to say I was apart of.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2014
Don't judge a school by it's Great School rating. They are based on test scores, and if your only concern is test scores - well, you are missing out on a much bigger picture. Nickajack is a wonderful school with fantastic staff and community. I have a 3rd grader and a kindergartner who are thriving. Of course there are positives for smaller schools with "better" test scores. But elementary school is about socialization; character development; real-world learning, exposure to other cultures & so much more! We have it all at Nickajack. This is by far the most involved PTA I've seen in the area. And if you are a working parent - your child doesn't have to sit in an ASP classroom until 6pm - they can partake in an array of enrichment clubs - from chess, to drama, to science, to spanish, sports, LEGO, jogging, gardening.... We have the best facilities around. One location, a new addition, great fields for outdoor activities.. At age 8, I truly believe my son knows every administrator and teacher at the school (and it goes both ways). And probably 90% of the kids! For a larger school, it's a very close knit community. TOUR schools and ask questions - don't rely on a number here.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2014
We will, sadly, be leaving Nickajack after this year even though my children are still in elementary school. I don't buy this Great School rating for a moment. Nickajack is a wonderful school with a caring staff, fabulous teachers, and the most involved parents I've seen anywhere (and I've toured a LOT of schools in Cobb County). These ratings are based on test scores (of kids as young as 6 mind you!), and Nickajack is improving greatly in that area. But true learning and an atmosphere of caring are so much more important than any test! Want to know about character? Nickajack is all about teaching good character! Our guidance counselor, Nicole Pfleger (Weber) was named the TOP COUNSELOR IN THE UNITED STATES by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)! My kids LOVE their teachers, they rave about "specials" - P.E., science lab, music, art. They WANT to stay after school for chess and Brainy Builders. My kids are getting everything they need here and them some. As the community has changed, so has the makeup of the school. It is diverse in the best of ways. This is a wonderful place. Visit the school website and read about the NES foundation. So much to be proud of!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
We moved here from the West Coast. The communication from the teachers is excellent and our children were welcomed and fit right in. The school is very diverse and there are a lot of activities that the kids can be involved in. I have never seen a PTA so involved with school improvement and fundraising. So glad we chose this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
So far so good!!! We are new here from Baltimore & this is the zone school for my complex. From the moment we walked in the door everyone welcomed us and acknowledged there was a new student in the school. My son comes home everyday excited to do homework and loves his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
My daughter attended Nickajack for kindergarten and first grade. Since then we moved out of state. When deciding where to live in our new location, school was the top factor. We are now at a school with a Great Schools rating of 9. I am terribly disappointed with this school thus far. With a conceptual learning (vs. rote learning) philosophy, excellent extra curricular options, emphasis on character, great communication efforts, cohesive administrative and teaching staff, and more, Nickajack is a far superior school. The formula used for these ratings completely misses the mark!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
This is my son's first year at Nickajack and he loves it! I had my reservations about Nickajack, partially because of its rating on this website. But I am pleasantly surprised at how great my son's teacher is! Honestly, I have nothing but good things to say. The staff is friendly and attentive, and parental involvement is higher this year than ever before. It is a good school in an upcoming area, so I expect it to only get getter with time.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Our 4th grade son had been attending a private school until this year. We were apprehensive about making the change to Nickajack. We could not be happier with his teachers, classmates, and the administrative. The school has so many enthusiastic volunteers. I can't wait to get more involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
So far, so good!! The teachers are friendly and knowledgeable with many years of experience. I especially enjoy the array of activities offered for youth that attend this school. There is always something going on and opportunities to participate in my child's education. There are also Special Education services that will support your student. I like the experience my child is receiving at Nickajack Elementary School and the diverse environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
We have been at this school for three years and have nothing but good things to say about it. There is a lot of parent involvement, the teachers genuinely care and we have had good relationships with each of them. The administration staff and counselors are outstanding as well and always very visible.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
I was hesitant about sending my daughter to Nickajack for Kindergarten. She was at Primrose for Pre-K and it has not been a good transition. Her Kindergarten class has 23 children with 2 teachers and a floater. She is one of 7 or 8 girls.Everytime I have volunteered all I see is chaos. The teachers cannot control the children with clear behaviorial problems. I do not see how my child can learn in this environment. She also says that she hates school almost every day which she has never said before. Therefore we are enrolling her in a private school for 1st grade. I cannot imagine how it will improve adding more students next year. There are already 7 Kindergarten classes.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2013
This is a great school, but don't be alarmed by the low score (compared to King Springs). If you read the reviews 99% of the low ratings were 2003-2006 before the administration changed over and the socioeconomic condition of this part of Smyrna improved. Nickajack just completed an expansion project a few months ago and my 2nd grader has done extremely well in the new space. She was a Woodchase Adademy kid and has excelled at Nickajack socially and adademically. The teachers at Nickajack are excellent, and my daughter's 2nd grade class is a great size - only 17 students. We also have a 3 y.o. who will attend Nickajack in a few years.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
Our son is in 1st grade and so far, we have been very pleased with Nickajack. The teachers are all great, there is active parental and community involvement and support, and strong leadership from the Principal and two Assistant Principals. The guidance counselors are excellent as well. The school is diverse, which is a quality we value. The staff focus on teaching character, community, and personal responsibility in addition to required academics. And finally, the active PTA makes sure there are multiple extracurriculars to choose from to enhance the ASP experience. Overall, we are so pleased we gave Nickajack a try before looking at private schools!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
Only words can explain how happy and satisfied I am with this school. My daughter is in special Ed with Ms. Duris she loves coming to school because they make her use the walker. In Labelle my daughter was left in her wheelchair and her mobility skills were declining. This is what she told her doctor " I like my new school because they make me walk" Thank you Ms Duris and God bless you.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2012
We are starting our fourth year at Nickajack!Our kindergarten year was good. Our first grade year was not - due to teacher. Mrs. Parks, Mr. Perkins and now Mr. Foster are good leaders and love all the children. The teaching staff is great. Our PTA is very involved and while over the years may seem cliquish is trying to appeal to all. Get involved volunteer be at the school with your child it builds their confidence and gives them reason to smile! I volunteer as much as I can and my child loves me being there. I try to have lunch with my child and classmates. Test scores are just numbers seeing what and how your child is learning is the key. While I would like to see strong learning programs I and my child are enjoying NICKAJACK !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
Our son truly enjoys Nickajack, it is a great school and we are excited to see his progress and joy for learning. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2012
Nickajack has come full circle since many of the less desirable reviews from 2005. The Principal, Mrs. Parks, the staff and faculty are a wonderful family in education. In 2008 we pulled our oldest child from Private school and started her at Nickajack in 4th grade. She has excelled and moved on to Middle School. Our younger daughter was a candidate for special education and would never have gotten the kind of one on one support in the private school system (outside hiring a private tutor). She has been there 3 years and is thriving after having amazing teachers each year. When the economy reduced county budgets, a group of dedicated parents formed a Foundation to raise funds to hire additional staff and other educational support. There is a reading club for Dads and participation levels are inspiring. Parent involvement is critical in a childs education. Nickajack provides more than their share.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
When we relocated to the Smyrna area 2 years ago we were very conflicted on which route to take regarding school choices and decided to just give Nickajack a try and we are so glad that we did!! We have three children that attend and each one LOVES school!! Most teachers have continued their education and are over-qualified which is to our benefit!! The gifted program is phenomenal and expects the students to go above and beyond! Our principal, Mrs. Parks, is always available. She loves our children and extinquishes any issues before they become problems. Nickajack had a score of 8 here on GreatSchools website when we first started our journey. I am not sure why the score has dropped because as a parent on the inside, I cannot see where anything has changed for my children or the level of education in which they receive. I can truthfully tell you that this score does not reflect the joy that we receive by being a part of Nickajack's family!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
Wow what a great second year we are having at Nickajack. The teachers are exceptional, the homework is spot on where my daughter needs to be, and my daughter comes home everyday happy. What more could you ask for in your school. We are looking forward to sending our other child to Nickajack next year to start Kindegarten. Thank you to Mrs. Parks for taking care of her school and making sure they are teaching our children above and beyond what is asked of every teacher.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
My daughter started kindergarten this fall at Nickajack and we have been thrilled. She has caring, smart teachers that individualize her work and the school has constant activities going on. Very happy with Nickajack.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
The principal and teachers at Nickajack have surpassed my expectations! After several years at private school, we decided to take a chance on the public school. I was worried that my children would "backtrack" in public school but they are actually being more challenged because the school is required to take each child at their current level, and then push them to go farther. The teachers quickly started finding supplemental services for my children to keep them progressing at a "private school" pace. Mrs. Parks, the principal, is really a class act and the PTA and foundation are very strong. The foundation (only in its 2nd year) has already paid for 2 years of a computer lab instructor. I can only imagine that more "extras" will be in the future.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
Our autistic son has been with Ms. Bryant for the last 2 years in the special needs pre k and I can't express in words how amazing that class has been for him. Ms Bryant and all the staff in the SNPK rooms are the best. They get five stars from me, My oldest son had a wonderful experience in the multiage class as well. if you plan to use the after school program be warned, some of the staff they use is just horrible. We have had several problems with the rude staff ( not all of them are terrible just a few rotten apples, the mother / daughter team that does asp are so sweet). So if you can afford better after school care for you kids I would highly recommend steering clear of nicknack asp

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
As a parent of a child that will attend next August, I'm so frustrated as this seems like a great school. Wonderful, caring, very responsive stafft, Parent involved, great PTA. Why can't they get these scores up! I want to be a part of a school people WANT to get in. I am going help with the PTA as I want to be involved and don't want to stand idlly on the sidelines complaining. If you are a parent (and can) lets help get these scores up!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
WOW, this is a hidden gem in the West Cobb school district. I am really impressed with what this school has to offer students!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
They take the time to make sure the children are learning and the teachers are great communicators

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
Nickajack is a terrific environment for our child. The teachers are extremely dedicated to making sure each child has what they need to be successful. Principal Parks is always available. The PTA is involved in so many aspects of the school's success. It is like one big family.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
This school has been great for our child. The teachers are caring and take great pride in what they do. Mrs. Parks in incredible! She takes pride in Nickajack and is dedicated to making Nickajack a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
We recently relocated to California where my son is now in 1st Grade ... all I can say is ... I miss Nickajack! I miss the school and how well organized everything is (even lunchtime), the principal, the teachers, the standard of education and the parents (who are so involved). The staff are caring and compassionate. My son was taught at his advanced level and was challenged. I have truely left a gem behind. I too, had considered private schooling, but could not have been happier with my son at Nickajack. Nickajack is an awesome school.

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August 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2009
This past school year was my daughters first year at Nickajack, I must say that I was not that impresssed. Principal was awesome. Fundraisers it seemed like every other week. Her previous school was in urban Atlanta, and was much more nurturing, staffand parents just really seemed to care, I felt that the vibe at Nickajack was sorta phony..........meantime, my child had a great experience at Nickajack.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
We were extremely pleased with the Kindergarten program at Nickajack this year.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2009
We transferred from Gwinnett County schools this year and I can honestly say that Nickajack has restored my faith in Georgia Public Schools. Everyone from the principals to the lunchroom staff to the teachers to the ASP workers are truly committed to not only the education of their students but also the development of strong character. I love this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
This is a great school that works hard to get parents involved and is very much interested in the community. My son will be returning next year for first grade!

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April 14, 2009
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November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
I have been very impressed so far - my son is in kindergarten at NES and just loves it. He is actually very advanced in his reading and math skills so I was curious as to how NES would respond to his abilities. Within the first few weeks they had placed him in advanced programs and an accelerated reading program. I visited several private schools prior to sending him to NES and am very happy about my decision. He is thriving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2008
we recently transferred to this school this year from another school in the area. and words cannot describe how AWESOME Nick A Jack is... I bought a Townhouse in the area because the school is do great..

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
Mys son has been going to Nick-a-jack since kindergarden and he is now in the 4th grade. He loves this school as well as I do. The teachers and principal Mrs. Parks truly care about and only want the best for all of the students. His teachers has always gone over and beyond and truly challenges their brains. I could've been blessed for a better way to start his education!!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
Our daughter started at Nickajack Elementary this year and we absolutely love it. We considered private school and a charter school, but after visiting several times, knew that Nickajack was the place for us. The teachers are excellent and the principal is very impressive. It is so organized and cheerful. As a kindergartener, she is receiving the right amount of challenge and her reading is at a whole new level within the first month of school. She has a little bit of homework Monday through Thursday nights and she really enjoys it; she gets recognized for reading books, so she now asks to read every night, when before school started she lacked confidence and it was a fight to get her to read. Our daughter really looks forward to going to school every day. The PTA is extremely active, and there are countless waysto get involved. We highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 05, 2008
Unfortunately, I disagree with the above opinion. My son's teacher is a nice person but very bad teacher. She is very young and inexpert teacher. Everything was wrong for her and she was using only punishment rules. I would like to remember any long or good conversation but is impossible. I think the Principal is doing a good job. I hope this year will be different for my son, I will continue work with him, and as your child, he deserve the best school and the best teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2008
I have been pleasantly pleased with NES. We moved back to Smyrna from VA last year and I have to admit, I was somewhat hesitant about NES. Some parents I spoke with claimed it wasn't that great. Well come to find out none had even visited the school or talked with the staff or parents of kids attending. They rely solely on websites and gossip. I think websites are great but they don't give you the whole picture. My son's teacher Drew was terrific and enthusiastic. He isn't necessarily academically inclined but after a year at NES, he is motivated to learn beyond my expectations or hopes. No school is perfect and I'm sure I'll encounter difficulties at NES over the years to come. The important thing for now is that he is learning (his reading and math skills are impressive) and he likes his school. Good parental involvement also.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
My daughter came from another school district out of state and struggled her first year at NES. When she began first grade in Ms. Tennent's class, she was struggling with reading. Ms Tennent identified the areas that needed improvement and began working in concert with another teacher, Mrs. Thomas to improve. She has improved dramatically! I absolutely L-O-V-E this school. Whether you kid is an Einstein or if they need a little extra care, this is the school for him/her. I would gladly recommend this school to anyone

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
I just thank God I was blessed enough to find a school as good as NES. I have 3 kids in NES (5th Mosely, 4th Patterson, 1st Newman) and their teachers are truly amazing, involved and caring. These are not teachers who are just doing it for the summer vacations. My oldest came to NES with reading problems from her previous school with continuous encouragement from her teacher Mr. Mosely and school sponsored tutoring is finally excelling. I am so proud to be able to recommend this school to anyone. From the top (Ms. Parks) down... this school is top notch!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2007
My daughter has been attending NES since Kindergarten. She has had some wonderful teachers (Mrs. Tilt, Mrs. Newman, and Mrs. Butler). The Principal's have been phenominal as well (Peggy Pepper & Mrs. Parks). The staff truely cares about their students education and well being, and there is a lot of parent participation. I have noticed that as the years go by they are also adding more extra-cirricular activities. I would recommend this school to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
My children attended NES 1st - 5th grades & we were pretty well satisfied with the school. The former principal an the current principal were/are great leaders. The office staff is wonderful.

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July 18, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 14, 2007
My daughter has attended Nickajack for 2 years. I have been very satisfied with both teachers, Ms. Drew in Kindergarten and now with Ms. Butler in the Multi age classroom.. The best from both is that they are so positive and have shown a genuine interest in all the kids

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
I have 3 kids at NES and i have been very please with all of my kids teachers, Ms Patterson(4th) Ms Lauterbach(1st) and Ms Bulter(2nd) and Ms Tilt(k). The office staff are very friendly. My only disappointment is that i wanted to put money on a few kids account for lunch and i was told that i couldn't. School is stressful not only for the teachers, but for the kids as well. All the kids should have the chance to have the same lunch. Overall, NES is a wonderful school. Thanks to all the teachers, you are all excellent role models.

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September 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
I have 2 children at Nickajack and we started going to this wonderful school in 2000. The teachers we've had are second to none. Everyone seems to know and love my kids and they are eager to hop on the bus every morning and go to school.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
I have three children that attend Nickajack (Grade levels - 5, 4 and K5) and I have been extremely pleased with quality of teachers and staff at the school. In my 5 years (11 teachers), I have had great experiences with the faculty and staff and my children have made great friends with positive attitudes. I would recommend Nickajack as a great school to attend for academic, social and personal development. While Nickajack does require good character from all of its students, I have found that they also put great emphasis on the quality of education that each student receives.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
I am most impressed with the scientific, methodical approach the principal and teaching staff take to ensure academic success and quality of instruction. They also add a common sense approach and genuine care to their instruction and student interaction. Principal Pepper is adamant about good behavior, quality instruction and constant refinement of the curriculum and resources. The Target and Soar programs really challenge our son beyond the traditional class work. I am happy about the focus on character. Character-based education has profoundly affected my son (4th grade). He applies them in all areas of his life. They undergird his spiritual development. Music and art instruction are important components of learning at Nickajack. I'd love for Nickajack to pursue organized sports with character-based instruction...golf, basketball, soccer, swim. The PTA is strong and inclusive. Parent involvement is improving. A core group of parents make an incredible difference...more would really help the school excell. Thank You.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2005
My child exceeds academically compared to child in other schools in the area. ASP program offers many extras such as French or Spanish. The PTA is very active in the school

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
This is my daughter's last year at nes. She started in kindergarten, and i am just thrilled with the their staff. The new pe teacher is awesome, as is the new 'young' music teacher. The pta is very involved and approachable, as are the office staff. There still are some disciplinary problems but that has a lot to do with a child's homelife, and the counselors are doing their best. I have seen some kids 'come around' and improve since they began. A child's attitude starts at home; how they are treated, how they see their parents treat each other, what they hear their parents say about other people (that's why character building is stressed). The silver comet trail is at the end of the road that the school is on, which is nice for having 'outdoor classroom' time. The afterschool program could improve.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2005
My daughter entered her second year at Nickajack and I am very happy with the teachers and curriculum. Teachers are very involved and classwork, homework, and extracurriculum activities are all challenging. Parent involvement, safety and discipline, and principal leadership is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
I wasn't impressed with this school at all but my daughter seemed to enjoy it. She was only at this school for her second grade year and won't be returning. I don't think it challenged her enough. There wasn't very much involvment with the parents either and I think that makes all the difference in a way a school is run.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
I thought it was just me. Being from another state and all. I am not impressed with this school at all. In fact, I am quite disappointed. I can count on two hands (and that is a stretch) how many times my child has had homework (entering 3rd grade). It seems the emphasis is more on character. What good is that if my kid can't read anything and or count. How can the expect him to exhibit good character fully without an education. Needless to say I am on a huntfor a new school before it is too late and my children slip through the cracks and get 'Left Behind'.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
I think the teachers are being hendered by the current administrative staff. The focus is not on educating the students (and that may be mostly from the NCLB)but containing them until the end of the day. I definately think a new principal is needed. She does not have the best interest of the students in mind. She is only concerned with how the numbers look.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
This is my child's last year at this year. This school has not impressed me for the last three years, even with the change of leadership. I don't find her to be very friendly to all parents. The school is very cliquish. These are the people who she caters to. The school is predomiently African-American and the staff is predomiently Caucasian. Therefore, there is a need, I feel, for more African-American teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2005
I really dislike this school and took my child out. It has no authority figure I have never been so dissatisfied.

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July 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
I am so happy to see that we now have wonderful leadership. My children are very happy, and Nickajack is back to the high quality school it once was!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
My son has been here since PreK and now he is in 3rd grade. I have yet to be really impressed. This will be my last year here

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February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I am excited about this year. I agree last year was hard, but I have a good feeling about the new prinicpal and think things are going to be looking up!!

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Nickajack Elementary School
4555 Mavell Rd SE, Smyrna, GA  30082
(678) 842-5814
Last modified Nickajack 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.
Nickajack Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top