The school combines activities with a challenging curriculum developed to help the growth of each student. The school was opened in 1956 and originally was used to serve a rural community.
Since opening, the school has evolved quite a bit and now serves the current population. Some of the awards won by Alpharetta Elementary include:
- “ENERGY STAR for Schools” Award – 2008, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
- “Evergreen School Program” Award – 2008-2009
- “Clean Air School” by Georgia Clean Air Campaign – 2010-2011
The school follows the Georgia Performance Standards and offers Bright Link Interactive projectors, classroom response systems and document cameras. There are two computer labs found within the school and they are equipped with 32 netbooks per lab. Some of the other features of the school include:
- Tumblebooks – Animated online picture books including chapter books and graphic novels.
- Reading Eggs – This program is for Kindergarten and Grade 1. The reading eggs help to reinforce phonemic awareness, vocabulary and other student skills.
- Study Island – This web-based program provides practice for reading for grades 2 through 5. It also helps with science, social studies and English.
Many other programs are available at Alpharetta Elementary, as well.
The school has an enrollment of about 660 students and is found in the Fulton County School District. It’s located at 192 Mayfield Road and has a five-star rating on GreatSchools.org.
Alpharetta Elementary has also achieved a 92% or better proficiency on Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests for all grades. With the many different programs to help students grow, those living in the Alpharetta area can feel good about sending their children to Alpharetta Elementary. It’s one of the top choices in the area for students grade K to 5.