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!
WOW, this is a hidden gem in the West Cobb school district. I am really impressed with what this school has to offer students!
They take the time to make sure the children are learning and the teachers are great communicators
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were extremely pleased with the Kindergarten program at Nickajack this year.
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!!!
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!
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.
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..
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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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