BIRMINGHAM FALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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14865 BIRMINGHAM HWY
ALPHARETTA, GA 30004
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Phone: 770-667-2820
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Fulton County School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 125
  • Number Students: 750
  • Number Teachers: 100
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5831
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Windy Bottoms
  • 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 (9 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-08
    "My daughter was enrolled in first grade at BFES this past fall. Soon before her first day, we were informed that BFES had more 1st grade registrants than expected and that my daughter would be placed in the overflow class with a temporary teacher. We were told that there was "nothing the BFES administrative staff could do" to rectify this until after the 10th day of classes at which point funding would be released (based upon the actual registered headcount). A month went by and still no permanent teacher. When the permanent teacher was assigned, we learned that this was to be her first solo teaching assignment. We were introduced to this new teacher and were immediately underwhelmed. Not only was she inarticulate, but she also only had about 10 teeth in her mouth. We thought, "Seriously? This is the best they could find?" Anyway, she lasted a little over two months; in early December, she just went AWOL; she just left one day and didn't come back. Meanwhile, the discipline and learning environment in the class were both in shambles. Having had no success eliciting any relief from the hapless bureaucrat of a principal, we finally pulled our daughter out of the school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-31
    "I have a second grader and a kindergartner at BFES and we couldn't be more pleased with the curriculum, Teachers, and staff. Its a newer school so the facility is beautiful. It also has a great mix of experience with seasoned teachers and staff as well as newer graduates to the education field. We love our school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-31
    "My daughter, and I, are very happy at Birmingham Falls Elementary. For the most part the teachers are excellent. I am very pleased with the parent evolvement, and the support of that from the teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-29
    "My wife and our two kids were fortunate to move into the Birmingham Falls Elementary School district three years ago. Since that time, we have found the school, administration, teachers and staff to be profesional and caring about the welfare, educational and personal success of our children. This school has set a new standard in finding the balance of student success, in an era where success is driven by "numbers," by offering an exceptional learning environment for both parents and teachers. As a relatively new school, I expect the administation, including, the highly-respected principal and assistant principal, to continue on a path that will emphasis more opportunities for development of its students, including STEM initiatives. Parents are always welcome at BFES, and encouraged to actively participate in classroom and school activities. Yet, more can be done, and community leaders, local businesses and academic partners should also get involved, realizing the "gem" the Milton and Alpharetta communities have in this wonderful school. My take-away is optimism - seeing these kind, intelligent and creative minds flourishing makes me proud to be a Bobcat parent."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-28
    "BFES has hit its stride as a newer school - we have an excellent principal who shows tremendous leadership and is well-respected by teachers and parents. Our teachers and admin are second to none - any issues I have ever voiced concern over as a parent have been addressed competently and fairly; teachers have been wonderful about working with us as parents to find solutions anytime our children struggle in areas related to curriculum and academics. We came from a private school before moving to this area and were reluctant to enroll in public school - we have found BFES to be everything we look for in a quality educational experience and will be so sad to leave elementary school when the time comes! It has truly been a home for our children and I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone."
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