WESLEY LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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685 MCDONOUGH PKWY
MCDONOUGH, GA 30253
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Phone: 770-914-1889
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Henry County Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 90
  • Number Students: 540
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5854
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Lori Squires
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (24 ratings)
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    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-19
    "This is my son's first and last year at Wesley Lakes. I've had problems with the school from day 1 starting with the office. My son had to miss his first day and a half because the office lost his paperwork including shot & ear, eye, and dental records. On a previous occasion, my son almost missed his doctor's appointment because his teacher didn't read my note to have him in the office. It took almost 20 minutes to find him because they didn't know where he was. He's a kindergartner! Also, I'm looking into other options because when he took his kindergartner test I was told he knew almost everything they were going to learn for the entire year. Now he comes home complaining almost everyday because he has to sit in class and go over what he already knows. This has been such a disappointing experience."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-15
    "Wesley Lakes Elementary cares about their students. The teachers here would love to see more parent involvement! We have seen an increase in our parent involvement and it has made all the difference in the world. I strive daily to provide quality instruction and invite you to see the changes in our school. So often a few negative opinions can unjustly give our school a bad reputation. Come and experience the changes here at WLE. We are changing for the better. Come and see the new WLE!!!!!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-24
    "At first after reading all the reviews on WLE I wasnt happy at all that my child was going here. However, with the new teaching methods, smaller classrooms and communication I have received, I see that this school cares to turn things around for the best. My child just started to go here this past year but from what I have seen these parents care, the school faculty cares and this school seems to be trying to improve and really change things around for the best. With all of the different support groups for moms, dads and SEIP programs. Good for you WLE, Keep up the good work!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-10-24
    "Horrible School all around. No parent involvement. Lack of money and funding. Teachers do not even take the Box Tops when I sent them in. The school is not diverse in race. Old school building. Just not a good school in general."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-10-11
    "Correction! WLE may be a Title I Distinguished school and I am an involved parent; However, I did noticed that there wasn't a response for the support of the school leadership. Additionally, WLE has not made AYP in years! Do some research. The school leadership or lack there of, is much larger than "teachers going the extra mile". Teachers can only do so much when they are micromanaged. Did you know that the teachers at this school could not send home graded work because they are instructed to keep a portfolio of each student and are only allowed a limited amount of copies? This also affects the quality of homework a teacher can send home for students. Did you know that WLE is not in compliance with most 504 plans and modification mandates? Did you know that WLE is one the lowest scoring schools in mathematics in Henry County?"
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