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Snellville, GA
Students enrolled: 864

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4521 Centerville Hwy
Snellville, GA 30039

(678) 344-2082
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June 18, 2015
Anderson Livsey ES was a huge disappointment to my family. The principal is over all of the fundraising events without any check and balances because there is not an active PTA. Unfortunately, I did not see how any of the funds raised was used to enrich the student's academic and social experience at ALES. I sent Principal Warren an email advising that my student was extremely upset with her because she did not keep her word to the students. At the Honor Roll program the students received expired Stevie B's coupons for a free kid's buffet. Also, she promised the AB Honor Roll students ice cream sundaes. But, gave them nachos and cheese instead. At the S.T.A.R Gala my student played basketball and drank out the water fountain. There was nothing festive about the gala. We met with her to clear up her failed enrichment efforts that lead us to question her integrity. Principal Warren attempted to use her anger to intimidate us. It did not work. Before she stormed out of the meeting, she advised me that if I would have confronted her before January, she would have granted me a permissive transfer. A week later I met with the Assistant Superintendent, Joe Ahrens. He showed a united front with his principal, no matter how outrageous I conveyed her behavior was in our previous meeting. I left the 2.5 hour meeting with Mr. Ahrens without any resolution for my student. My student told me that he felt like all of his hard work went to waste. For this reason, I do not recommend the Shiloh Cluster under it's current regime.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2015
So it's almost the end of the year , and you can see something is going on. All of sudden they want parent sit down with the AP/principal. A lot of changes are happening you can put sugar on a cookie and it will taste good for that moment. It's sad that suggestion that were given earlier in the year was shunned but now since state scores came in low. That's when improvement seem to be the priority. Parents do care and you should listen to them. #andersonlivsey #newleadership

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2015
This school really needs to get it together! It would be an awesome school if the facility cared! They don't..... They don't motivate the kids to learn. I really think they discourage it. This will be my kids last year there but last year was their first year and I have not seen any improvements! This is just sad. By the way...... Why don't this school have an officer directing traffic? Just awful. You can find a better school for your child.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2015
As a Community Volunteer, I have discovered how obtuse and arrogant the leadership there is. No teachers worth their salt are going to remain in an environment where their gifts and abilities are being constantly undermined, under-utilized and unappreciated. Worse than that he disrespect begins at the top. Parents are looked at, spoken to and treated as though they were something being scraped off the administrators boots. All others are are ignored all together. Visitors from the community that come in to offer services that would enhance the school's reputation and elevate its stature are treated just as badly. It is hideous, borderline vulgar how backwards and insecure the leadership there is. Their only purpose for being there seems to be to undermine intelligence [teachers'/parents'/children's] on all levels and to run off anyone genuinely devoted to insuring an above average education for the students at ALES. Once the best teachers have been run off, they are being replaced by less qualified teachers who are definitely no threat to morons and idiots employing them. Finally, the front office staff are low-class and have no professionalism. S.O.S!

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2015
This school turnover rate is ridiculous . It's going to turn out to be a first year training school. They have a hand full of original teachers left but they may no longer be. It's time for the parents to step up and make a move for a better administration. The morale is low in the building. Parents don't want to participate . This is sad for a school that should have so much potential. Parents it's time to take our school back.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2015
This school's biggest problem is lack of parental involvement. It is so bad that there aren't enough interested parents to have a PTA. Schools need the support of parents if students are to succeed.

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November 20, 2014

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May 21, 2014
Very displeased with leadership with this school. They have taken to interpreting the rules and regulations to be more severe and punishable towards the kids that have NEVER had any behavior issues in their elementary career. These actions are being recorded on the students permanent record. The administration is responding to it as a minor issue that won't affect the student unless they have a behavior issue. Many of the infractions are a result of the teachers being out of the classroom which would have more than likely settled any conflicts or situations. If the students are being held accountable for every action then so should the teacher and the administration! They know that many of the decisions are extreme but do not want to admit they are wrong. Unfortunately, as parents its hard to have any recourse when the county office will not OVERTURN the decisions that were ruled incorrectly.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014
For a new school I think it is doing good but can improve in areas of parent participation and stable administration which will lead to the support the teachers need.

- submitted by a community member

March 23, 2014
The first note received from a teacher had the most grammatical errors I've ever seen an adult make. Some words misspelled include: request, thankful, and worried. This person is supposed to be teaching my child, it is completely unacceptable that they would allow a person with a learning disability teach our children. Second problem, my son got off the bus with his shirt and pants completely ripped apart. There was no note explaining why or how this happened. I proceeded to call the school, and never did get an explanation, or even common courtesy. The staff at this school are not even fit to run a McDonalds.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2014
This school is good sent my clid he was was unsatisfactory the teachers are rode .its a bad school

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June 18, 2013
On the exterior, this school is a well polished, safe and sturdy institution. However, the infrastructure tells the tale. The principal is almost always MIA leaving the visibility to the APs. The teachers range from bullying themselves to apathetic. Some seemed actually qualified and interested in their students. Most seem irritated or nonchalant. Any any event, the overall feeling is counterproductive to what children should be receiving. Teacher quality is sadly missing. If you have the option, find a real public school in Gwinnett. A travesty and a shame.

- submitted by a community member

January 28, 2013
I've been to activities at this school where support from parents is imperative and the attendance has been luke warm to cold! There are always grumblers and complainers. Part of the problem teachers, educators and/or administrators have running these schools is that 'problem children' exist BEFORE they get to school. The parents ignore situations thinking children will outgrow them or "they'll be in school next year, the teachers get paid to deal with this stuff"! Many children are not taught the difference between right and wrong and fewer have consistent, reinforced discipline. This is necessary in order for a child to learn to 'self-discipline' when adults aren't around. We live in a society now where parents refuse to parent, then look everywhere except in the mirror for the solution. They already know their slack/incompetent parenting techniques are at issue, it's just easier to blame the schools. PTA meetings where only 8 or 9 parents show up is a statewide concern, so where are the parents? There is an obligation parents have to make sure your children are not a menace to other students, educators or themselves. Parents need to PARENT--the rest can be managed!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2012
This is a beautiful new school, the school does have problems to work through, however it absolutely could become a school that fosters a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. But accountability and a commitment to student safety has to be restored before this vision is 20/20. The class rooms are over crowded like must schools. Great support from teachers and counselors. My first 9 weeks experience at this school has been a horrific mess. Yes it involves bullying. This is only my opinion but the school leaders are indifferent towards acts of bullying. They do not follow up when acts of bullying are reported and are ineffective with their actions of discipline to deter the bullying from continuing. I lack the words to express how i felt when the school leader boldly defended the rights of the instigator(smh). The school behavior code and their support of the GCPS board anti-bullying policy are not enforced. They are just policy the school stores in file 13 to utter their no-tolerance for bullying hogwash. Parents from dekalb, rushing to get your child into a gwinnett school, should not let this be the only school they consider for their child.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2012
I had my twin boys in ALES for kindergarten and half of 1st grade. One of my boys had a speech problem and I started in kindergarten trying to get him in speech therapy, they didn't start him until right before we transferred half way through 1st grade. A YEAR AND A HALF!! This school is still new and working out the kinks, but what really made us move was the area, we didn't feel safe anymore the area is really going down hill.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2012
This is a fantastic school with ever increasing school spirit and enthusiam. It looks like a castle on a hill--who wouldn't love to get an education here?

- submitted by a community member

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Anderson-Livsey Elementary School
4521 Centerville Hwy, Snellville, GA  30039
(678) 344-2082
Last modified Anderson-Livsey Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5
Anderson-Livsey Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top