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2314 Jones St
Gulfport, MS 39507

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November 17, 2014
Anniston Avenue is going through some serious growing pains and the less kids that attend, the better. So, you probably want to find a different school. Now, if I haven't scared you off yet, and you're still interested, I must admit I love this school. This is the second year my children have attended and I'm happy with everything I've seen. They're willingness to challenge the gifted and lift up those who are struggling, is phenomenal. Your child will receive customized education which will help challenge their minds and keep them on track. Parent participation is strongly encouraged at school. Whether it's with helping your child to succeed, meeting for conferences or assisting with PTA events, the school wants you to be part of their academic community. What better way to stay connected to how you child doing than to be at the school, helping them help your child? Lastly, this school takes academics seriously. There aren't many parties or celebrations, and when there is, it's all academics based. When your kid walks in the doors, they're made aware it's time to get to work.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
My children have gone to Anniston since kindergarten. We recently moved due to a military transfer and leaving anniston was the hardest about the entire move. Mrs. Jackson was my daughters kindergarten teacher in 2009 and mrs. Bloom was my sons kindergarten teacher this year and they both have paved a very concrete educational road for my children. Parent involvement is a must at this school! They promote is and I can say that I'm very happy for that. It keeps me in the loop and if I have any questions I can text or email my children's teachers! Dr. Payne is the most involved principle I've ever seen! I love and adore her! She knows every single child's name and is always walking around checking on the teachers and students. I would recommend this school to anyone! The entire staff is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
Where do I begin? I transfered my kids into this school and I could not be happier...WOW!! Anniston has the absolute BEST teachers who are patient and caring. My children couldnt be happier. Gulfport School District really pushes these children but are also there to help them any way they can along the way. We are a Gulfport School District family FOREVER!!! Thank you AAE.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Anniston Elementary is a great school with a dedicated staff that really cares about the students. I appreciate the extra mile that the staff puts in to support the students. I work in the finance department and we do everything we can to support the staff so that students can be successful. Gulfport Schools works to ensure that all resources are utilized effectively and efficiently to provide a quality education for every student.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Anniston Avenue Elementary School display a positive attitudes towards the faculty as well as the students!

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
At Anniston Avenue Elementary we have the best prinicipal in the Gulfport School District and our students are very well disciplined!

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Anniston Elementary has a very caring staff, they are very interested in there students achieving there best and incorporate other activities so that the learning process does not bore the students!

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
At Anniston Avenue Elementary School we get along well! Everyone at this school is friendly, and well respected!

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Working with Anniston Avenue Elementary School employees as being a great experience. Being here 5 years and counting I have never had any complaints or complained on anyone!

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
This school strives to reach excellent academic performance daily. They do their best to make every decision based on what is best for every child. The school is child friendly both in design and staff. The principal knows most students by name and greets them in them in the hall. It has an enviornment that is open to not only encouraging learning but also character and personal growth.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Outstanding staff striving for the best of every student in every grade. Initially some "growing pains" while introducing the Common Core Curriculum but already see a difference in my son's approach to academics. 5-STAR's for sure!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
This school is a school dedicated and known for giving our students and parents a top notch elementary school learning experience! Our school's staff members, administrators and support faculty are dedicated to meeting the needs of each student, and making sure our parents are engaged in their child's learning process. Anniston Avenue Elementary School is an amazing school! We are setting trends, developing leadership qualities in ALL students, meeting the individual needs of our students, and having a blast doing it!

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2013
Anniston Elementary is an amazing school, and I am thrilled to know that my three children are receiving the best possible education. They have been attending Anniston since kindergarten, and I am confident that they will all be thoroughly prepared for what lies ahead at the middle and high school level. The staff and administration are absolutely wonderful! They are all very supportive and more than happy to provide each one of my children with the love and guidance they need to grow into responsible, well-rounded individuals. Their doors are always open, and I always feel like a welcome part of the Anniston community. My family and I feel extremely fortunate to call ourselves members of such a close-knit community of educators.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Anniston and the Gulfport School District have been very good to my 1st grader. We have wonderful teachers and a dedicated and involved principal. In addition, I don't know of any other elementary schools on the Coast with such a broad rang of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
I really considered sending my children to a private school, but when I saw the prices, I looked for other options. I started researching level 5 schools, and came across Anniston. I am so happy with my decision to bring my boys to AAE! I have one in kindergarten and one in first grade, and I am so pleased. I love the attention they give them. They push them to be the best!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Easy parent-teacher/staff communication. Parents encouraged to become involved in their childrens' education. Wonderful motivational reinforcements encourage students to work their hardest. Quest program is outstanding! Family-like atmosphere. I love the focus on becoming leaders!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Anniston Elem is a great school. Located in a large neighborhood, many children are able to walk or bike to school safely-can't say that about too many schools anymore. The children at Anniston feel important and respected and in turn learn to treat others the same. Teachers are attentive and willing to go the extra mile to make sure all students learn and understand the lessons. The gifted program is wonderful and the office staff is always very helpful. Fun reward activities for grades and reading keep students striving to do their best.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
I am so pleased with the educational foundation my grandchild is receiving at AAE. This is his second year attending school there and I could not have made a better choice of school. My child is pushed academically and I receive daily communications. The staff is warm and friendly and there is no limit to parents involvement either. I feel he is getting a solid foundation and will continue to sore. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
This school has an incredibly dedicated faculty. My daughters have both attended from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. I have nothing but positive things to say about the entire schools from adminstrators to teachers. The arts are included daily, Quest classes are offered for gifted students, and accomodations are made for special students without missing a beat. Everyone goes above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. I had no idea that teachers worked as many long hours as they do. I'm blessed to have had such wonderful people educating my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Anniston Elementary is a wonderful school in which all teachers are dedicated and strive for excellence for all students. Teachers and administrators continuously search for new strategies and attend workshops to further enhance teaching techniques. The staff goes above and beyond for the students and the students recognize the respect and compassion teachers have for them, thus leading them to work hard and reach academic and social goals.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
I am a district teacher and my daughter attends AAE as a 1st grader this year. As district staff we can choose which school we would like our kids to attend, and for us there was no better choice than AAE! They have some of the best staff and administrators in the district. I have only had the pleasure of really getting to know Ms. Kovacevich, Mrs. Liberato, and Ms. Shaw so far, and they are fantastic teachers! If you are looking for a great school, choose Anniston:)

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
AAE is a wonderful school that has devoted, professional teachers that encourage each student to perform to their greatest ability.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
Cudos to Anniston Elementary for its high standards of excellence. Not only in the classroom but in the hallways, cafeteria and out doors. It utilizes every learning environment to motivate and explore.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
I have worked very closely with the Anniston Avenue Elementary School staff throughout the past two years, and I can honestly say that I have never been involved with any other school that truly takes each and every students' educational needs into consideration when preparing them for the future.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
Anniston Ave Elementary is one the top ranking elementary schools in the district. The teachers and staff are always striving to make the students be successful.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
The staff and administration at this school strive to help students achieve their academic goals and will go the extra mile for every child, if that that is what it takes. There is no problem too big or too small for this faculty to handle. Way to go!!

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2013
I am very impressed with their system. A shout-out to Mrs. Estes and Mrs. Valdez

- submitted by a community member
October 20, 2011
My daughter went to Anniston for two years after attending another local "Blue Ribbon" school and the difference was baffling. She was not doing well and was "behind" at the previous school, but the wonderful educators at Anniston not only got her caught up to grade level, but now she is in Middle School and is ahead of most of her peers from surrounding schools. No only did she thrive, but she LOVED Anniston. So impressive! Thank you so much, Ms. Shoemake, Ms. Stokes, and Dr. Payne! I cannot say enough wonderful things about you all.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
My daughter currently attends this school. Since we live on the Seabee base this is not the school she was supposed to attend but after filling out a waiver she was approved to attend Anniston. Best decision of my life! She loves school and is so excited to go every day. Her teacher, Mrs. Huffman and her assistant are amazing educators. I have no complaints about this school. However, if you do not want to participate in your child's education don't send them here. They do have homework (yes, in Kindergarten) but it is to reinforce what is being taught in the class and is never that long. Every time I have gone to the school I have been greeted by the great staff. This school is one of the biggest reasons I am so sad to leave this area!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
As a parent transferring my child from a private school environment to the public school system, I have been incredibly pleased with my child's progress while at Anniston Elementary. She has excelled in all of her classes, particularly math, an area of concern for me while she was in private school and a motivating factor for the transfer to a Level 5 school. My daughter's educational opportunities have been enhanced by the Quest and Strings programs. Top rated school, particularly under the administration of Dr. Carol Payne and Jonathan Dill. As my child readies to enter middle school, I could not be more pleased with my decision to send her to Anniston. Particular kudos go out to Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Stokes for their special influence on my daughter's educational, emotional and physical well- being.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
My children have been students at Anniston for 3 years and we absolutely love it. The staff and administrators are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 24, 2007
I would just like to say that Anniston has always been First Class! I was a student at Anniston back when it was 1st thru 6th grade and without wonderful teachers that I had, I don't think I would have made it thru Jr. High and High School. I also have put 2 kids thru Anniston, and I have 1 in Kindergarden and 1 in the 4th Grade. I can honestly say that I still go back and see my favorite teacher of all times and that is Ms. Stokes! Without her, I would have never made it thru with All Accelerated Classes. Now at 34, I'm back in College and maintaining a 4.0 GPA with the Study Skills Ms.Stokes taught me. THANKS ANNISTON for having such a great group of Teachers who care for the Students and for Learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
Anniston has been a great school for my two children. Parents are very involved and the teachers really care... especially Ms. Stokes. I am moving and wish I could bring her with me!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2006
Anniston has an excellent staff and caring teachers. Both the art and music programs are wonderful and my daughter took violin while there. Both my girls were in the gifted program which they loved and it helped them go on to accelerated classes in Jr. High and High School. The oldest received full scholarship from MSU and I credit that in part to her excellent foundation at Anniston. I highly recommend Anniston for your child and parent involvement is welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
We found the principal and staff to be involved and positive in their interactions with students and parents; providing a safe and challenging learning environment at Anniston Elementary School. Academics were solid focusing on reading, writing and arthmetic. Extracurricular events were sufficient and the PTSA was active. The school environment was very open to parent involvement. Students were greeted and dismissed daily by the principal and teaching staff. We were very happy with the safe, nurturing academic environment the school and district provided our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2005
This will be our 2nd year at Anniston Elem. & we are looking forward to it. My oldest was in Mrs. Foster's 1st grade class last yr and she was wonderful! She worked with us thru his diffcult periods and encouraged us all the way. My youngest can't wait to start kindergarten this year and my only hope is his teachers & the 2nd grade teacher is just as wonderful! The principal, school nrs, the bus drivers & the school secretary recieve as much praise as the teacher! Thank you all for a making 2004-05 a wonderful year!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
I love Anniston and it is a great school. There is one thing I could think of that could use more work on and that is finding a few better teachers. Most of the teachers are great but there are a few that do not need to teach at all and will not contact parents even when requested to.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
We have been extremely pleased with the opportunities our child has had at Anniston. The teachers have been very involved and welcoming. The PTA has been outstanding and shown enthusiastic support of the students and faculty. I am also very impressed with the school library. I am very proud to say our child attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2003
My child has always had large classes of at least 25 - 28, with no one on one help. The after school has 100 children and only 4 adults to supervise them; and they are not all in there at the same time. With that many students the noise is too distracting to do homework, and the children do not receive help with it from the adults. My child failed Math the entire year last year and was still promoted to the next grade, which seems ludicrous to me. Child received no remedial help whatsoever.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This has got to be the most student oriented school in the district. Everything about Anniston is wonderful. The teachers are great and the principal is the best. I couldn't ask for a better school for my children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2003
My wife and I have raised three children in the Anniston school district and our fourth will enter primary school in 2 years. We could not be more pleased with Anniston. There is a very flat organizational structure and parent involvement is strongly encouraged. Glenn East and all of the educators at Anniston are superb.

- submitted by a parent
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Anniston Avenue Elementary School
2314 Jones St, Gulfport, MS  39507
(228) 896-6309
Last modified Anniston Avenue Elementary School is a Public school
Anniston Avenue Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top