Fernbank Elementary School

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157 Heaton Park Dr Ne

Atlanta, GA 30307

(678) 874-9302

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 673

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

30 Parent Reviews for Fernbank Elementary School

Fernbank Elementary can be good again. It is in the right place; it has good bones. The problem is leadership. The ship is adrift with the wrong person at the helm. We have to get the ship on course again. Our future depends on it.

Posted by a parent on 06/27/13

Fernbank is definitely over rated. It's more of a parent social club than an elementary school. It is a close community, that's only if "they" accept you, students at Fernbank can be very mean and are very judgemental to be children ( you wonder where they're learning their judgemental behavior from---home ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/13

I am a very large fan of Fernbank elementary school. I attended this school from pre-k to 5th grade and as a student I enjoyed this school very much. The teachers their love jobs and you can tell because they have tons of respect for the children and are great teachers. I am now an 8th grader almost ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/02/13

I've had kids there since 2005. It has gone further downhill every year with respect to education. Environment is safe and welcoming however I've sent my two oldest to private middle school and they were way behind after being designated gifted and straight A's at FB. I'm getting my third kid outta ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/04/13

This school is great if you're bar is set relative to other public elementary schools in DeKalb. However, my children, after being identified as "gifted" , which means a whole lot of nothing with respect to more challenging assignments, and getting straight A's, struggled when I sent them to private ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/04/13

I have two children at this school and disagree with a lot of the positive comments. I have not been impressed with the standard of teaching and feel like my kindergartner is not being challenged at all! No homework and a lot of worksheets that are way too easy. As with all schools it depends what ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/08/12

Our family is very happy with Fernbank. We have two children at the school and now have had four different teachers. One was "fair to middlin"; the other three have been exceptional. One of the school's strengths is the principal, who hires good people and supports them. His door is open to everyone; ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/09/11

Every single adult at Fernbank does his/her job passionately and with the students foremost in mind. Although we are a large elementary school, there is a very palpable feeling of community-- we are a little village. The kids all know each other and the parent body is incredibly involved and present. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/11

Fernbank is a fantastic school with very involved parents and a fairly diverse population of students. Love Fernbank! My daughter was fortunate to have attended this Elementary School.

Posted by a parent on 09/07/11

We are currently on second child to receive a wonderfult education from Fernbank. The teachers are great at individual and group education and take time to know each child - gifted or not. Our oldest went on to a very challenging academic environment and was very well prepared by Fernbank!

Posted by a parent on 09/07/11

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Test scores for Fernbank Elementary School

CRCT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Fernbank Elementary School
Dekalb County School District
* In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Atlanta schools — Fernbank Elementary School is located at 157 Heaton Park Dr Ne, Atlanta GA 30307. 157 Heaton Park Dr Ne is in the 30307 ZIP code in Atlanta, GA The school district for Fernbank Elementary School is the Dekalb County School District. Fernbank Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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