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: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Henry County Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 91.7
  • Number Students: 550
  • Number Teachers: 65
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5854
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Jodye Callaway
  • 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 (27 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (19 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-08
    "I have 2 kids at WLE, kinder & 5th. This is my 5th graders second year and my K's 1st year despite the ratings for WLE I chose to remain at WLE. Here's why: >The Staff of WLE CARES and if you speak to any one of them at random you will know this. SERIOUSLY visit and see for yourself or if you are also a WLE parent stop a educator randomly and talk to them, ask questions that matter to you. The 1st yr for my oldest then(4th grade) was rough and when the educators realized this they contacted me at the end of the 2nd wk of school. We begin to jointly work through a plan that eventually helped my child improve significantly(5th grader now). > Many resources for you to help your child at home(Educating YOUR CHILD is a JOINT responsibility help out get involved) >Test scores for the 14-15 school yr improved, stayed the same and also declined see website for the results, use this as a factor in judging. >WLE is updating the equipment, resources and interior so far its awesome. >Drop off/Pick Up is rough without the crossing guard and police posted to catch the speeders. >Could use an assistant in the parent resource center. >Small PTO participation A village raises a child!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-15
    "my child will not be returning to this school period. he is in kindergarten and this year has been horrible. the first teacher he had was nice but not stern and had no control over her classroom and failed to inform me of areas that my child needed extra help with. i continually went to the school sat in the classroom and spoke with the principle numerous times and when i suggested that my son be moved to a new class the principle insisted that he was in the best class for him and i completely disagreed. once he moved to the new teachers class his behavior improved slightly and academically they were very uninterested in keeping me updated on how he was doing i did not find out until 4 weeks before school is over that he was struggling in areas and that he was going off in a small group to get extra help. my son has improved significally with reading sight words because of me what i have bought to work with him at home. the classrooms are way over crowded and my child has not benefited from anything from this school since he has been there everything he knows at this point i have taught him. WESLEY LAKES GET A F IN MY BOOK AND I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND ANYONE SEND THERE CHILD THERE"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-08
    "My daughter has been at Wesley Lakes for 3 years now and My husband and I are very pleased with her progress, and the staff. Mrs. T. Harris, Mrs. Paris, and Mrs Hertwig are 3 of the B E S T teachers that Henry County has to offer. They keep/ kept the lines of communication open between parents and they keep/ kept me up to date on my daughter's progress. My daughter is typically shy and mild mannered. However, since being at WLE she is building her confidence and breaking through her shell and I am very proud of her! The ladies in the office (Mrs. Montague and Mrs. Britt) are very professional and such pleasures to encounter each visit. My husband and I are considering a move/ home purchase, and one of our primary goals in to find what we want in THIS school's district. Thank you Wesley Lakes for caring for my little love bug!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-25
    "This is an okay school if you're looking for an average school. This is not a school for you if you're looking for opportunities for your children to advance in higher learning. It may be helpful to enroll your child in learning programs as far as after school goes. The parents aren't too involved either so that could be part of the issue."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-24
    "My son attended Wesley Lakes for Kindergarten and first grade '10-'13. Our experience with Wesley Lakes was good. I especially appreciated how his kindergarten teachers recognized his capabilities and kept him challenged. Mrs. Cortez, his assistant teacher in kindergarten was the best. There are a lot of good teachers there and I never had a problem with staff. They had the drama club after school free of charge and did their best to accommodate the many children who signed up. They always encouraged parent involvement with I mom & All Pro Dads. Someone mentioned that the school is not diverse, it is primarily African American because that is the race that lives in the area but he had a sprinkle of other races in his classroom. All the kids in his classroom were very sweet on the occasions that I would have contact with them. A lot of them would remember me when I came to the school and come and give me a hug. This was my experience. I think if you have good communication with the teacher and try to be involved, you would have a good experience."
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