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Oakview Elementary School

Decatur, GA
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 833


Oakview Elementary School
3574 Oakvale Road
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 875-1302
Oakview Elementary School is located in Decatur, GA and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews7 Reviews

I had the opportunity of allowing 2 of my children attend this school for about 4 months last year. I would not let them return. My 5th grade child had a horrible time. She complained about her teacher daily. To the point where I showed up to the school and watched from the door and I witnessed what she was speaking of. My personal opinion is this..... If you wouldn't speak to a child like that in front of their parent then don't do it when we are absent. Respect is due to a dog. It was just overkill. I even made contact with the teacher via email and as a new parent the tone was all wrong. I felt like I was being repremanded. I kept the emails to show the principal. I felt like planning was poor and things were unorganized and rushed. Now my experience with my childs 1st grade teacher was the exact opposite. She was wonderful. She was organized and on point. The only thing that upset me was on 2 occasions she was bullied and I feel like nothing was done on one of the occassions which I raised the issue with administration. I want to Thank Ms. Stone for being so organized. Just for her diligence I raise my rating to a 2 star. On another note I think it is important that administration enforce dress code for the faculty. Some teachers look like they were trying to pick up men. To the point where you watch the male faculty stare at the women faculty behinds. Lets be professional and focus on the children.
This school talks the talk, but when it comes down to backing it up, they are absent. Too many teachers have dismissive attitudes towards many of the students and the parents. There are good teachers at the school, but they are not the norm. Parental involvement is abysmal. Parents have to be bribed with pizza parties to attend PTA meetings and even those are setup as dance parties or some other non-academic gathering. I have interacted with several of the children at this school, and for the most part they want to do great things, but they are being taught by men and women who believe otherwise.
This scho is horrible! The principal is nice and tries to be reasonable when they have issues with your child. The assistant principal is ridiculous. The assistant principal Mrs.Ward and some of the teachers treat the kids like they do not matter and they are only there for their check and they do not care about the kids future. I would not recommend this school to anyone!!!
I am really impressed with the direction in which the school is going. They have applied for S.T.E.M. certification, they have a robotics team, and have been awarded a National Honor for Beta Club. The principal is very personable, greeting children everyday on the curb, sunshine or rain. He truly cares for children, and is doing an excellent job.
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