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Nickajack Elementary School5
Posted March 03, 2015
- a parent
We absolutely appreciate the Nickajack staff for continuously staying in contact with us and working with our son. The school has a great spirit for the children it educates. Couldn't be happier to have my son attend Nickajack.
I have a son in kinderga and he was in a private school since he was an infant, the transition to Nickajack has been seamless. He did well in his private school and is doing well now in Nickajack, teachers have been incredible, some of the after school programs have been great for my son. Love this school and my wife and I are happy and proud to have my 5 yr old son enrolled here.
My daughter is in Kindergarten at Nickajack and we have been very happy with her teachers, administration, and bus driver. My daughter loves school and is always ready to go. Thank you Nickajack for a wonderful experience.
My kids will be here soon and we can't wait. We've conversed with tons of parents and teachers and Nickajack is doing some great things!! That same energy is pushing into the feeder middle schools too! It's an exciting time to be in Smyrna! Please please please join the "Wave of Excellence" Facebook page to talk with over 700 Smyrna public school parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.