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16455 Great Oaks Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681

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(512) 464-6850
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October 08, 2015
As a former educator, I tend to be very picky about schools, especially for our firstborn. That being said, I absolutely love this school! Our son's kindergarten teacher is wonderful. She keeps us informed, and has set individualized goals for the students. Our son adores her! He is already beginning to read longer books, and add numbers. We have also noticed him being more imaginative, creative and focused as the year progresses. The school employs a staff of caring, attentive individuals, and actively involved parents. It truly is a community school. Check out their "Watchdog" program. Dads are on campus daily! Our move to Austin from DC was a difficult transition, but both my husband and I have said that seeing our son thrive at this great school has made it much easier for us all. Go Geckos!

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April 24, 2015
I wonder if the 2nd grade teacher from the previous review is the same one my daughter had last year- Yes, There is a second grade teacher that according to my daughter "screams at kids" and is rude -ONE bad apple- HOWEVER, this year my daughter was placed with an awesome & truly positive third grade teacher that goes the extra mile to provide awesome help (extra tutoring) if needed. My daughter comes home happy and always has GREAT comments about her 3rd grade teacher. We also have another daughter in Kinder- she is also having a great experience!!! Learning environment is great. The K-teacher always has a genuine smile in her face and makes kids feel confident & comfortable. She has a "yes! We can" attitude. Yes- there is room for improvement, specially in the morning traffic... But how about dropping off kids early to avoid the last minute commotion!? -The Principal is very engaged, looks for ways to improve the school and 'tries' to be friendly (yes, COULD be better)... but no one is perfect. -As parents, we can engage in activities to get to know the teachers, and hope bad apples change or leave... A great School also needs GREAT parents!

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September 11, 2014
I used this website to decide what school to send my children to. As a parent of a student that has been there for over two years I am saddened to say this school does not deserve 9/10. My daughter's second grade teacher told her that if she were to take medication she would be able to go to University of Texas. Insinuating that if she did not that she would fail. She made her entire second grade year The principal is just a "Yes man" he just agrees and soon as you walk out that door nothing will change. The traffic to drop your children off is unlike anything ever seen. Keep that in mind before choosing this school because all traffic is directed to one small area and dropping off your child can take up to 30 minutes. I wouldn't be surprised if the previous review was by a teacher considering they are actually that childish, rude, and at times condescending. It is sad to hear other parents also have issues with this school and their "methods" of "teaching." As the previous review mentioned, putting your children in a private school is probably a far better idea considering this school teaches to the test. They even tell students, do well or we may be fired! Unprofessional.

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April 19, 2014
I think you're a little off with your remarks. The first question you need to ask yourself is, "Does my child want to be In advance classes to begin with?" Most parents think it's the right move but don't think that it actually takes away from the child learning at his level. To be honest most kids are not ready for advance classes. It's the parents that push them to do it. Kinda reminds me of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras". So many over zealous mothers with faded dreams living their lives through their children. Very sad. With that said, the principal does a great job communicating with parents and children. My son has been there for 2 years and have no complaints.... Except for some of the parents who do not follow rules when dropping of their children. If you feel that your child is not getting the education they need at a public school maybe you should think about paying for a private school. There are plenty here in town that may fit your child's academic difficulties. It will just cost you some $$$.... But that shouldn't matter considering the motivation you have for him/her to learn at an advanced rate.

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April 18, 2014
Terrible school!!! Actually I think it is just part of the Texas public system. They don't push the advance students. Yes, there is the TAG program, but if they don't get in then they just sit there bored. The principal is worthless. All he does is say " Yes, that is a good idea but we can't do that". This school is run like a day care, instead of an academic challenging school. There is no communication with the teachers. They don't want to have parent conferences unless they are failing...

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January 12, 2014
My son went to Great Oaks from KG to 5th grade and my daughter is in 5th grade. We are very happy with Great Oaks Elementary. Teachers are awesome. My kids love to go to school. Both of them actually missed their teachers and school during vacations.

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December 26, 2013
I am curious as the if the other parent review on November 15th is a kinder teacher. This school is wonderful for my 4th grader, not so much for my kinder. He went from being enthusiastic and WANTING to learn before starting GOE to being in tears when I try to teach him at home now. He is totalling shutting down. Handwriting has gotten horrible also and the correct way to write I have taught is being reversed somehow in the classroom. I do agree with the advanced kids not being pushed academically and recommend TAG classes. It also has to do with who the teacher is as well. Do not hesitate for constant communication and if that is still refused go to principal.

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November 16, 2013
Great Oaks has given my kids a wonderful community to support and encourage their education. So many parents are active in supporting the school, and the PTA Carnival in the spring is amazing, both as a fundraiser and as a fun time for kids. The principal is friendly, energetic, and positive. He know kids and often parents by name, and he and the assistant principal are always visible and engaged with the school community. I LOVE the teachers my kids have this year. There are a few teachers who aren't as strong, but on the whole, the teachers are on top of their classes in terms of curriculum and class management. The school also offers excellent support services for kids who need additional assistance, and most teachers are quick to consult with other staff members and talk with parents if they think a child is struggling, so they can get the child back on track asap. I am so happy that my kids are Geckos!

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November 15, 2013
The teacher is new so she may just not know her way around the school yet, but I must say, I am very unimpressed. My son was transferred from Bluebonnet ES in hopes this school would be better academically, and it's not. In fact, it's FAR WORSE! At Bluebonnet he was given special attention because he was much farther advanced, but in this school he is left sitting bored in class, and is falling behind!

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June 29, 2010
We moved here from Louisiana where my children went to a private school. GOE has them beat hands down!! The teachers are passionate, caring, intelligent and go above and beyond any I've seen. They have set the standards for education.

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June 02, 2009
My kindergartner is excelling at GOE. Teachers and staff really show they care about the kids. As a teacher in another school, I can easily recognize good teachers. There are a bunch of them at GOE! Mr. C. and the Wellness program is superb. I would not want my daughter anywhere else.

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April 28, 2009
Great school and teachers. They're always coming up with new and interesting ways to teach using field trips, parent involvement and community resources. I bought my house in this neighborhood specifically for Great Oaks.

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January 02, 2009
YOu can't beat Great Oaks! It has been the best learning experience we could have ever asked for. The teachers are great, the staff is wonderful, and the enviorment is incredible.

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December 19, 2008
Great Oaks is the best Elementary School in one of the best distrists in the state. The teachers and staff are second to none, and the parental involvement is incredible. My children are getting the absolute best education they could recieve; public school, or private. We are never moving out of this neighborhood until our kids have finished middle school!

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August 03, 2008
GOE Has been a great experience. The entire school is involved your kids learning experience. The staff makes you feel welcome. I am happy to have my family be appart of the Great Oaks Family.

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August 28, 2007
Private school quality at a public school. This is my sons 3rd year at Great Oaks and we have been consistently impressed with the schools operation and its teaching staff.

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July 02, 2007
Great Oaks is a community oriented school with strong leadership and a vision to meet the needs of all students. The staff is excellent!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2006
G O E is a great school that strives very hard to mee the needs of students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 09, 2006
Great Oaks elementary is a fabulous school. Their slogan is 'Where teachers, parents and students say WOW!' That has been our experience at Great Oaks. My 4th and 5th grader have attended Great Oaks since Kindergarten. The parent involvement is high, the PTA is active and the enrichment programs are plenty. For example, the older students are involved in the small TV studio on campus called KGOE. Students take turns being on camera or behind the camera. The school uses a group dynamics process called Tribes which allows students to be part of a community of learners where sharing concerns or using the 'right to pass' are equally valued. Wellness ( with a strong focus on nutrition),Art and Music are strong here as well. Each grade level is involved in a service project each year. Fifth graders are involved in a recycling project. Great Oaks is a shining star in RRISD.

- submitted by a parent
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April 03, 2005
My child went here for elementary and was educationally challenged with the TAG program. She also had great fun with the morning newscasts and they provided lots of usefull experience.

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Great Oaks Elementary School
16455 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock, TX  78681
(512) 464-6850
Last modified Great Oaks Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Great Oaks Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top