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K-5
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Sugar Hill, GA
Students enrolled: 817
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5695 Sycamore Rd
Sugar Hill, GA 30518

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(678) 714-5770
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June 29, 2015
Great teachers and staff. Can't say enough about the teachers we have had thus far.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2015
My daughter spent K-4 at Sycamore and we've seen great improvement since Ms. Thompson joined as Principal. Sadly, we've had to transfer to a different school due to a move out of the area, and I can tell even more now than ever, how wonderful Sycamore has been. I feel that our new school (which was rated higher when we moved, but now Sycamore has surpassed) does not measure up to the standards to which we've become accustom. The teachers are caring, helpful, and communicative. Ms. Thompson is extremely proficient in keeping parents informed and included. They have great extracurricular opportunities for students by way of clubs and activities. They have awards' ceremonies (open to parents and families) to acknowledge the achievements of the students each semester; a great way to motivate those who strive for success. My only complaint is the recess area for the kids could be improved, but it's not a huge deterrent for me as a parent. I believe they've been working to improve that anyway. I know my daughter misses Sycamore, and so far, so do I!

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
June 01, 2015
Just speaking from personal experience, my daughter loved her teachers. I feel like they could have challenged her a bit more though.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
June 01, 2015
Although the "amount" of homework given seems to be appropriate, the quality of the homework assignments can sometimes be lacking. Much of it seems like "busy work" and teachers should provide more challenging assignments.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Agree
June 01, 2015
Kids will be kids, and they learn from all areas of life, not just school. Respect is expected at school, but who knows how well it's reinforced at home.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Agree
June 01, 2015
I think the school does its best to develop honesty, integrity, and fairness, but you will always have kids who don't demonstrate their best behavior. There will always be circumstances where those qualities are not displayed, but the school does its best to address any issues that arise. As far as I'm concerned, the principal has communicated with parents more than I would have expected a principal to do. She doesn't try to hide situations that arise, and is very forthcoming if students are doing things that would be considered inappropriate.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2015
Great proactive and involved staff. Wonderful principal is genuinely interested in the educational health of her students and it shows. They challenge the children and parents to achieve feat success.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2015
Sycamore Elementary is an outstanding school. The teachers are wonderful and the environment is very welcoming and friendly. You will not find a "clique" type of atmosphere among the parents here. Diverse populations are represented which is awesome since most people don't want their kids growing up in a bubble. There are so many opportunities to get involved and parents are encouraged to be in the school/classroom as much as they'd like. We are proud to be Sycamore Huskies and are very excited about the future plans for the school.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2015
Both of my children attend Sycamore Elementary - one is in 5th grade and the other is in 3rd. They both started in kindergarten. We have encountered the most educated, caring, & professional teachers and staff. They all have a passion for helping our children learn, excel, and become great leaders; as well as offer a challenging curriculum! We are blessed to be a part of the Sycamore family and look forward to what the next couple of years will bring.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2015
Sycamore is the best school for our children. The teachers and staff are always friendly and helpful in making everyone feel welcome at Sycamore. The curriculum is challenging for all the students and the classroom setting is structured around learning. The administration and teachers really care about all students and the learning process is top priority. We are proud to be apart of the Sycamore family in the Lanier School Cluster. Go Huskies!

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2014
Very bad school!!! Including principal! Use treatments to the parents. Lying and use another people for her purpose .

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2014
This is going to be the second year of my child in this school and I can ask for better school than Sycamore! I am also a volunteer in diferent areas at the school and it been a blessing expirience being part of this school! Your child is not only a student here is more like a big family! All the staff is very professional and kindness and our Principal is a very hard worker and always giving the best of her!! Give you child the opportunity of being part of this big family!!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
Teachers and staff are very welcoming to visitors, and they seem to enjoy each others' company, also. I have been volunteering in classrooms, in the Media Center, have eaten in the cafeteria frequently, and been on the playground with different classes. The teachers always seem to get along well with each other and work together well in various situations in working with students.

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2014
This is not your typical Title 1 school! All levels of students are served included advanced and gifted students. The Principal is devoted to excellence and achievement and it shows. There is also an active and involved PTA.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2014
There is NO place I would rather work at AND have my children attend with me than Sycamore for the past 6 years! 2 of my children were permissive transfers INTO my school because we now reside in Hall Co., but when I lived in Sugar Hill yet worked in Norcross, I chose to send my now-11th grader to attend Sycamore for his 5th grade year. What a wise choice I made as my last child is about to graduate Kindergarten-where she is thriving-and I will have her with me at Sycamore for the next 5 years! How blessed I am in so many ways! We love our students and truly desire for them ALL to exceed! Sycamore Rocks!

- submitted by a teacher

April 26, 2014
Great School! Great Teachers and administration!!! I have had two children be a part of this school and we have been very blessed!

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2014
I am a proud teacher at Sycamore! It is a wonderful school, filled with hard working, caring teachers and eager students that are ready to learn. The focus is consistently on teaching and learning and ensuring that all of our students are being taught on their instructional level in order to push them to exceed expectations.

- submitted by a teacher

April 21, 2014
Students, teachers, and parents all work together to help make Sycamore a great school for our children to grow!

- submitted by a teacher

April 21, 2014
This is a great school with hard working teachers and students that are eager to learn.

- submitted by a teacher

April 21, 2014
We transferred to Sugar Hill in 2008 after spending the previous (8) years in Fort Worth,Texas. Our son started in Kindegarten at Sycamore Elementary in August 2008 and will complete 5th grade in May 2014.During the six school years at Sycamore, which included leadership changes,the education opportunities provided have assisted in developing Jacob and preparing him for Junior High School. The special activities,including AP Math,Music Club and Beta Club, have provided our son with exposure to the skills and expectations of other kids and administrators while recognizing his achievements. As parents,we are impressed with the educators and their genuine care and committment to the kids and their overall well being. Principal Thompson and the Assistant principals are true professionals who display great organization and planning skills.The PTA support and the alignment with the educators have resulted in key accomplishments including the expanded playground and annual carnivals. We are proud to be parents of a child who has recieved early education at Sycamore Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
I like how this school has an abundance of teachers who truly care about the success of the students. My son's fifth grade teacher actively communicates information about the happenings in the classroom and the flip program. We have been welcomed to many events such as awards ceremonies and recently a volunteer tea. After being at a different Gwinnett elementary school before coming to Sycamore I realize how wonderful this school is and I feel comfortable sending my child here every day.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
My school is AWESOME! I have been at numerous other schools in Gwinnett County and I can honestly say that Sycamore ES is the friendliness, warm and caring schools I have ever worked in. Amazing teaching is happening daily and students are achieving. The focus is always on EXCEEDING and being the best you can be!!!

- submitted by a teacher

April 18, 2014
Amazing school...Very warm and friendly environment.. Students are genuinely cared about. The teachers are fabulous. I am so impressed with the quality of instruction and what the children are learning. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area and even those who might be looking for a great place for their child to receive a world class education.

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2014
My school is so awesome! They are the most loving school in the community. I love it here, and will for sure send my children here! Thank you!

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2014
Absolutely a wonderful school! After transitioning from a small southern town to a larger public school, this school has proven all the horror stories to be WRONG. My wife and I are so in love with this school and it's staff. We are both volunteers and look forward to many years here!

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
This is an amazing elementary school with the friendliest staff. My child has learned so much and been supported both academically and emotionally. The school is small so you feel like your child is going to a private school because everyone knows you and your child. All of the teachers are caring and very involved and go above and beyond. You see them at all of the before and after school activities and school functions. I highly recommend sending your child to this school. The principal knows every student and almost every parent. She has been at the school only two years and has brought the test scores way up in that amount of time. She works very hard to make sure the school is the best it can be.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
My grand-daughter transferred to Sycamore the 2013-2014 school year to the fourth grade. It has proven to be a very good move. She is growing academically, socially, and emotionally. The staff has the spirit of excellence in everything they do, and they are always looking for ways to improve on what they are doing. I believer Sycamore will continue to thrive and excel in the field of educating this generation. Again I must say the staff is awesome, caring and bright...The teachers are some of the best in Georgia. Thanks for a great transition to a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
My two kids attending here for two years. They definitely love Sycamore. Both my kid's teachers are wonderful and dedicated. I have been doing volunteer for two years willingly. Because I always thankful for everything what they have done for children.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2014
Sycamore has a dedicated staff who are passionate about the students they teach. Student achievement has really increased thanks to new administration and new teachers. Teachers in this school provide opportunities for students to be involved in many clubs and activities. Recently, Sycamore has added a swing set and an outdoor classroom.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2014
My daughter is just finishing up her first year at Sycamore Elementary. Last year as we were preparing to send her to kindergarten, I toured several schools in the area, including private schools. After careful consideration, I decided to send her to Sycamore and I am so thankful that we did. She has had an excellent year. Her teachers are so creative and truly enjoy being there. I love how the school recognizes the children after each nine weeks with an award ceremony. The kindergarten also does a Community Week in the spring and it was incredible! The learning at Sycamore has been so hands-on and interactive.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2014
The grass is greener here! Do you want your child to be highly educated, highly valued, and highly cared about? This is the school. The staff at Sycamore truly wants to challenge and encourage your child! My child had a wonderful experience at this school. She tremendously grew as a student but was never a "number" on a test! Go Huskies!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2014
Sycamore Elementary is a place where students are able to learn, lead, and succeed! The Administration and the staff at our school are focused on student achievement; making sure every child has the opportunity to achieve their personal best! We are a staff committed in providing our students the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as they continue their education at the postsecondary level and/or enter the workforce.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2014
I have two children at Sycamore Elementary. I have been extremely pleased with their education. The teachers are great, and so helpful. The administration is dedicated to continuous improvement. My kids miss going to school when on break, and never complain about getting up to go school. In fact, I rarely hear a negative comment about school. I love how small the school is and the great sense of community that is fostered there.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2013
My first impression of Sycamore Elementary was a pleasant one .I am continually impressed of how welcoming all of the staff are.The school is always clean .I love and admire the principal Mrs. C Cooper Thompson for her gentle but firm sprit with the kids.My daughter is in the first grade of which Mrs .W. Aristilde is the teacher , I think is a wonderful teacher who exudes confidence and positivity .This reflex greatly on the students .My daughter loves her and looks forward going to school everyday. I really love the fact that parents can visit your child's class and have lunch with them just about anytime . Keep doing what your doing SYCAMORE ELEMENTARY!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2013
My duaghter just started her 2nd year at Sycamore Elementary and we are very happy with the progress thus far. We have encountered great teachers; last year, Mrs. Zeigler and this year, Mrs. Aristilde. They are both top rate teachers who show genuine concerns for their students! We are pleased with the overall faculty and staff. Everyone is always smiling and courteous to others.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
My 3 daughters have been in Sycamore & it is our 6th year there. Have had a wonderful experience with the teachers & other faculty staff as well. They have the Focus, Gifted program as well as accelerated subjects. My oldest daughter was also the only elementary school goer in the entire Gwinett county to represent the Spelling bee at the District level. So, I would just say Go Sycamore Go.................

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2013
I love the principal at this school, she genuinely cares about the everyone in the school. You know how you go to some schools and you can tell that the teachers hate their job?...... Well, you will not get that feeling at this school, the teachers are always smiling and they greet anyone and everyone in the halls. Don't be fooled by the label "Title 1", this is not your regular title 1 school. A lot of these kids are not only meeting the standards, they are exceeding. It's a great community school.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2013
Sycamore Elementary is an outstanding school full of energy and compassionate teachers. What I love about this school is how the students feel free to express themselves and learn to the best of their ability. This school has grown to 720 students and continues to soar. The staff is willing to help students and the parents are very supportive! I strongly encourage you to send your child here. They will learn, be enriched and feel loved and supported!

- submitted by a teacher

May 29, 2013
My daughter was educated in my home from the time she was 3 years old. Entering Kindergarten, I had very specific expectations for her education, and honestly was comfortable educating her in the home if things didn't work out. I was pleasantly surprised! Mrs. Gonzalez and Mrs. Peralta's were the best. I swear by multi-age programs now. I am not a proponent of standardized tests or intense curriculum, but must admit I never bore witness to student stress from any of the children in older grades. I could be wrong with such limited dealings with the school, but I was very impressed with the caring attitudes of the teachers. I also have to note that one aspect of the school I really enjoyed was that I never witnessed any teacher yelling at the children or putting them down as I have witnessed in other schools. In fact, I commonly witnessed teachers reminding students to be good leaders. I love this, because it reiterates the common theme of the school, while simultaneously reminding students how they should behave without berating them. PTA is very involved, with parent involvement highly encouraged!! Great job guys!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2013
The teachers here are very caring & work hard daily for the kids. I have had one child complete K - 5th grade at Sycamore and another child going into 2nd grade in the coming school year and overall I have been pleased with their education. There were a few problems we ran into but after bringing it to administration's attention it was addressed and taken care of. The Prinicipal and AP's are available for the parents and have a open door policy and have the kid's best interest at heart. Sycamore had a new principal this year who came and made some changes many of which I have to say were for the better for the school and the students. Sycamore also has a very active PTA who desires to help enrich the children's education there. This year they raised enough money to have swings installed on the playground and they also bought and paid for two mimeos for the school. And to address some of the parent's concerns below regarding PE...yes the kids are on a rotation for PE, however the kids have daily outdoor recess where the children are able to run, play and be physically active unless weather is not permitting. We are proud to be a part of the Sycamore Husky community!

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2013
I have had two children attend Sycamore Elementary and have been very happy with the teachers and staff there. They are dedicated to what is best for their students, and always striving for higher achievement. The principal has leadership training programs in place with both students and staff. Sycamore also has many opportunities for parental involvement with the PTA activities.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2013
Sycamore Elementary School serves a small and very diverse community well. Our new principal is excellent and working hard to get everyone involved. Sycamore is the center of our community with dances, bingo night and the spring carnival. We also have Math and Science nights encouraging our kids to get excited about these subjects. And lots more. Each year the teachers go above and beyond to do more. Our Community program for example gets younger kids familiar with money and financial choices. Most of all I love the Sycamore Family that includes teachers, parents and corporate neighbors. This year everyone worked together to put in Swings!! I have had two children complete Sycamore and I have a 4th grader now.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2013
My experience has been that the teachers are very good towards the children. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2011
We moved here last Aug. and my daughter was placed in Mrs. Acevedos class. I was lucky enough to be able to help out at the school and would have to say that it was a wonderful experience. All the teachers were so nice. We are moving back to Florida but I would definitely rate this a 5+ school. The PTA did alot for the school and I would also recommend joining that.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
The scholl has the kindest teachers and my children really enjoy going there. The school also works with the Atlanta Falcons football players at some time during the year for a fundraiser and that usually brings out alot of people and the kids get a chance for pictures and autographs:)

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2009
We've been at Sycamore since it opened in 2003. i have 3 children attending and we love it. The teachers are wonderful and they continue to think outside the box on learning. My kids enjoy the school and the activities. The PTA is wonderful and active. They have provided a lot of parent involvement activities for parents. We may not be ranked #1 by some but I think we can compete with the best.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2009
I have had a daughter at Sycamore for three years and our experience has been very good. Her teachers have been caring and thoughtful. And this year, she had the opportunity to be on the Dance Team - in the 3rd grade. I am not sure how many other elementary schools have that, so that was very nice. One negative was being in a trailer because of overcrowding, but when the new White Oak school opens, there should be no more trailers at Sycamore.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2008
My daughter has attended Sycamore since Kindergarten, the inaugeral year the school opened. This is her last year there as a 5th grader. We have had nothing but positive experiences. She has had very supportive teachers who helped her worked through any academic weaknesses and challenged her in areas of strength. She has taken part in wonderful extra curricular activities. We have felt that the teachers and administration listened to any concerns and were always willing to help work through them!

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2008
My son has attended Sycamore Elem since the middle half of kindergarten and I have never felt so helpless. My experience has been that the teachers are very negative towards the children. I had to almost beg my son's first grade teacher to give him both positive and negative feedback instead of just giving negative feedback. You would have thought that I had two heads. I am very disappointed but am actively seeking a second job so that I can put my son into priviate school.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2007
My daughter attended this school from K-2nd grade.I was not impressed with the teachers. She felt as if the teachers didn't like her. This has affected the way she thinks about school. She doesn't want to go back. I didn't get the feeling that the staff nor teachers were warm and caring. I spoke to the Asst. Principal and was not made to feel that we could work through the problem. I also didn't like that PE is every 6 weeks on a rotation. I believe children need to excercise daily.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
We are new to this school, having come from a neighboring school and thus far, are very happy with the level of education for our 1st and 5th Grader. Both teachers are excellent and highly qualified. The school has many extra-curricular activities such as band, Strategy Games etc. The only thing that we are not that happy about, is that PE is only approx every six weeks, as the specials are done on weekly rotations.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2006
I was very unhappy with the leadership (principal) at this school (school year 2005-2006). I have to wonder if the principal even likes children. Some of the rules were just plain ridiculous. The teachers however were wonderful. The extracurricular activities were fantastic. I didn't like the big land fill in the 'backyard' of the school- what were people thinking? Fortunately, I hear there is a new principal this year.

- submitted by a parent

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Sycamore Elementary School
5695 Sycamore Rd, Sugar Hill, GA  30518
(678) 714-5770
Last modified Sycamore Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sycamore Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top