PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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685 MERCER ST SE
ATLANTA, GA 30312
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Phone: 404-802-4100
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Atlanta City Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 100
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 60
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6816
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Phillip Luck
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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  • 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 (37 ratings)
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    School Reviews (48 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-09
    "I was previously happy with this school but after this past school year I am very disappointed. My child made high honor roll but unlike most parents I wasn't happy. Why you may ask? Well I often assess my child to see if she is in fact learning what she is supposed to. I was so disappointed because what they said my child knew she didn't and it was impossible for her to have been on honor roll. I often times asked about certain things I knew she should be learning and was just told oh everything is fine. On top of that they do a very poor job of recognizing the few parents who volunteer and stay involved. I knew it was time to go when my own child asked to go to another school. I am Black but I come from a very culturally diverse background and grew up with people from all races and nationalities and that is one thing I desired for my child. If this is something you want for your child, you will not find it here. However, they will be well educated in AA History, Sororities, and Fraternities which is not a bad thing at all except when its all you display. The world we live in is not just Black and not just White. I don't know when APS schools North and South will realize this."
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    Posted 2013-10-08
    "We have had a terrible experience and can't wait to find another school that we can switch our daughter to. We have had issues where other children have hit our daughter & used racial slurs at her and teachers who do little if anything about it. We are 1 of the VERY FEW white families at this school and have not been warmly welcomed. I have spoken with the administration they state that they will handle it yet nothing ever changes and no follow up is ever received. The staff seems to care very little and I was shocked that they did not have a required daily planner for the students to use to teach them responsibility, time management and self confidence. There is no cultural diversity amongst the staff, all staff is of black decent except the principal. The gym is full of roll models and their pictures, all of which are black. There seems to be quite a bit of racism toward white families & we feel uncomfortable here. I hate to have to say that as we try to show our children that everyone is created equal and how someone acts is more important than how they look. This does not seem to be a value that the school and many of the families we have come in contact with seem to follow."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-30
    "If negative reinforcement, belittling, and yelling is your parenting style, this is the school for you. My child attended this school for Kindergarten and that was one year too many. We escaped this school and moved to another school district where the teachers care, love kids and love teaching. The para "professional" ( there was nothing professional about her) told my child that a picture he had colored was awful, the classroom was always in complete chaos and the teacher acted as though she did not even like children. The administrative staff was uncooperative, unprofessional and rude. Anyone who gives this school a good review has extremely low standards for their child. If you are even thinking of sending your child to this school, I would seriously reconsider. I was given no choice but to give this school 1 star, which is much more than it deserves. On my own scale I give this school negative 5 stars. I wouldn't send my dog to this school. I feel as though we escaped, and my child feels the same way. Run, do not walk, but RUN from Parkside,, sending your child to this school would be one of the biggest mistakes of your life."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-29
    "My daughter is a kindergartner at Parkside and as a parent I've gotten heavily involved in volunteering. The teachers are warm and committed and enthusiastic, and do a great job at keeping the students motivated and well-behaved. There are a ton of fun school activities that promote wellness, literacy and culture, and lots of opportunity to parents to get involved in making this school even better. And the resources are fantastic: a fully equipped science lab and computer center, a beautiful library (media center), a school garden that is just getting resurrected, and a bank of computers and a promethium board in every room."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-07-23
    "I'd have to say this school is average but nothing more. Like the other parent said some of the teachers have poor English skills but are very sweet to the kids. Education wise? Well you've seen the news and if you look up the ratings for all APS schools the testing scores have dropped dramatically. Bottom line is I wouldn't keep my child here for long, they just don't have the resources and education level I'm looking for...and this school is supposed to be one of the BEST APS has to offer."
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