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2101 Overbrook Drive
Arlington, TX 76014

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(682) 867-4900
(817) 419-4905
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November 22, 2013
RUN and keep Running. My child spent the worst 21/2 weeks of his 3rd grade there , it was awful from day one the teachers are rude and treat the children as though they are orphaned with no family their whole attitude is Don't Let your Parents fight your battles. In other words they do not want the children to report any thing that goes on there ,it borders abusing the rights of the child ,my child had recess twice and the whole class had to write lines for some other persons infractions or whenever the teacher felt like it ,my child is right handed and was made to use their left hand to write lines (who does this ?) their whole attitude is uncaring my child was becoming nervous everyday just going to school his attitude was changing to uncaring about school (this being a straight A student) I feel many Teachers should not be teaching now as they often tell the kids they have woken on the wrong side of bed again who says that to kids ?(parents might not teachers) our experience was an eye opener to what a bad school is and a good school suffice it to say my child was withdrawn and returned to the previous school where he is sleeping again and still a straight A student.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2013
To apple pie in Texas....I'm currently applying to teach at this school and could use some productive insight.....what is this graphic content you speak of? I'll e-mail my address if you can share some info with me....

- submitted by a community member

August 15, 2012
I had a child in the school for many years. I often return with a parent and see that school conditions have descended further into practical ruin and shambles. I am currently writing an expose' on the school that will shock and amaze people in its graphic content. We believe that the gravity of the situation is brought on by ineffective management by administration. The principal Ms. Hawthorne is the main figure in the school. With disrespect and common courtesy thrown out to the garbage she breeds hostility and malice. The teachers and staff respond and then the attitudes trickle down to the children. The state will have to step in at some point. That means everyone involved with the school and local and federal government. We should all be in the front line for this. Please lets protect the children. apple pie in texas

- submitted by a community member

September 15, 2011
My daughter left her school from the prior year on the A & B honor roll. Her teacher here could care less about helping her. I actually have to pay for a tutor to get the assistance she is not getting here. This school is garbage and im currently searching other alternatives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 04, 2010
My children attended this school two years in a row and it is by far the worst elementary school in the Arlington School District. The entire administrative staff needs to be replaced with the exception of Ms. Turnipseed. The lack of interest at this school is stifling. The principal was consistently late to school functions and always had an excuse for her unacceptable tardiness. I wonder if the students or staff at her school are granted this same liberty. An organization is only as strong as its leadership. I did not give this school a rating since a scale for negative numbers does not exist.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 15, 2009
I have three children and one started in pre-k the other in kinder and my oldest in 5th. I cannot complain. I believe it is a good school and they caught my sons speech problem in time. As far as the traffic tell me which school doesn't have traffic jams.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 24, 2008
to many student in this school,have hard time to drop, and pick up ...school use spanish more than english, is it a bi-language school?

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2008
I don't recommend this school to anyone. My son which is ADHD went to this school two years ago, the principal and counselor didn't trying to work with him. Mainly, the principal should NOT be a principal...

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2007
The school is completely unorganized. The principal is never there or cant be seen. The best teachers all left and they have an awful way of teaching too many students and the AISD does nothing about any of this.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2007
I absolutly love this school! I even transfer my daughter so she can go there. My other daughter who starts this year will do the same. The staff is friendly and helpful. The teachers are amazing! They never seem to give up on any child. My daughter has been going there for 3 school years now and just loves it. I can go in there and sign my daughter out with ease because the office staff knows us very well. As for the traffic, yeah, it's bad, but what school has smooth flowing traffic? There are attendents out there who are watching for children crossing. I guess what I am trying to say, is, this is a good school. The people there are awesome, even down to 'Mr. James' the janitor and the caring lunch lady! Thanks!

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2007
I do not recommend this school to anyone. picking your kid up from that school is a nightmare. People are so rude, I have almost been ran over numerous times in front of the school. When my son first started at Atherton, I was on the PTA Board and I enjoyed helping the kids. But, the office staff quickly put an end to that. Last year the school did not even have a PTA. There was no carnival, no nothing all year. It is very sad. I can not wait until this year is over and my son is out of that school!

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2006
This school is one of the worst in Arlington. There are way too many students. Look at all the numbers of the other schools, 500, 600, and this one has almost 1000. One would think AISD would do something about it. Atherton is completely unorganized and does nothing for the children. The teachers so far have been great, but everything else at this school lacks.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2005
I think this school is a very well all around good school for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2005
Great parent involvement with a growing number of active PTA members. Academics improving each year. Attendance area growing swiftly. Thriving Fine Arts program.

- submitted by a teacher

March 30, 2005
My daughter is currently a first grade student at Atherton Elementary. I am disappointed to say that I would not recommend this school to any parent with children. I think that there needs to be a restructuring of the school. Also, there are entirely too many students attending the school at this time. I have a deep concern with the safety at the school. There have been numerous times that I have checked my daughter out of school, and my ID has not been checked. I also think that there is a lack of deep concern for the students education. I will not allow my daughter to attend the school next year. In fact, I am in the process of relocating so that she can have the education she deserves.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
The Principal never returns phone calls and it is impossible to get to see her. The vice principals never answer questions. The teachers don't get along and they dont stop children from fighting until it has gone too far - they are turning children into gangsters and then are trying to say they have alot of bad children -when much of it is the schools fault. The city turned a beautiful neighborhood into a section 8 area- I do not understand this at all.

- submitted by a parent
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Atherton Elementary School
2101 Overbrook Drive, Arlington, TX  76014
(682) 867-4900
Last modified Atherton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Atherton Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top