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Daves Creek Elementary School10

Cumming, GA | Forsyth County

December 21, 2014


It's awesome that the school has a 10 but the question to ask is are all the kids benefiting from the school? I have two kids in the school, one of them is excellent while the other has some challenges. My child with challenges had a tough year last year and to my surprise her last year's teacher went to her new teacher this year to tell her how bad my child was in her class. She did not stop there either, she also went to my other child's teacher to tell her that my child will definitely have issues because the sibling had issues in her class last year. WOW! Not so professional and that tells me the caliber of teachers they in have in the school. I did not bother going to the principal's office because he will do nothing based on my experience with him. Overall, I do not like the school.

Submitted by a parent

October 28, 2014


Our son just started kindergarten at this school, and while we are relatively comfortable with the general quality of the education he's received so far, we're not really that sure how much the staff actually likes kids. And when dealing with the front office, about half the time we've encountered a truly hostile attitude-as if we parents are nothing more than a very great inconvenience to their daily lives.

Submitted by a parent

December 31, 2013


Daves Creek is now a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Quality of teachers and programs is excellent.

Submitted by a parent

November 22, 2013


I hate the school. Some of the teachers are horrible and the PTA here is VERY cliquish. If you ever end up here pray to get a good teacher for your kid or else you are going to be frustrated and then end up else well. Not all kids are catered for. Some teachers are biased to some set of kids and not willing to help or giving them the chance to be successful. In a net shell pray that your child will always end up with a good teacher through out his/her 6yrs in the school.

Submitted by a parent

October 21, 2013


I attended Daves Creek as a child and am now in graduate school. I truly feel that the foundational learning I was afforded at DCE has paved the way for me to lead a successful career in higher learning as well as the real world. I enjoyed my time there so much, sometimes I wish I could go back!

September 8, 2013


Great school, with an awesome principal. I think the teacher participation and interest is great which helps define a good school.

Submitted by a parent

September 24, 2011


Teachers seem very good, but the principal/administration lacks care/enthusiasm/passion. DCE can not succeed if their entire staff does not work under the same standards

Submitted by a parent

July 14, 2011


What happens to Daves Creek? The teachers are so relaxed that they forget that their job is primarily to teach rather than to discuss their private lives with the children. My child had not seen all the curriculum before the crct, and even if she has achieved excellent results, it s no thanks to his teacher. The quality of education decline year after year, priority is placed on the well being of teachers rather than their abilities. Some teachers keep their best , but not the majority. It is time to wake up and get back on track

Submitted by a parent

October 10, 2010


The teachers are awesome!

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2010


Daves Creek has dedicated staff and great parents who all strive to make this school the best it can be. The principal is always involved and lends a hand in whatever is needed. The staff is is warm and helpful. Daves Creek won the GA Gold Metal award for 2009! Need I say more!

Submitted by a parent

December 11, 2009


2009 Georgia School of excellence! The principal and teachers have done an outstanding job meeting the needs of all learners! Can't think of any school that is better and fair to everyone!

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2009


This school teaches at high standards. Grade 4 goes over the georgia standards. My child goes to Daves Creek Elementary.

Submitted by a parent

August 24, 2009


My son has been at Daves Creek for two years and based on test scores is considered an above average learner. I was concerned that he would be board because Horizons does not start until the 3rd grade but I was proven wrong! His 1st grade teacher and now his 2nd grade teacher have ways of challenging the above average learners while continuing to work with the students who are struggling. I have been very impressed with this and my son LOVES his classroom and teacher. I am always telling friends they need to move to our area so they can be a part of Daves Creek!

Submitted by a parent

February 3, 2009


My daughter went through a very disciplined and focused learning with some great directions from the teachers. However since last year the principal and some of the teachers are not providing the required attention and are biased in thier approach to all kids. Hope the situation does not deteriorate over the years.

Submitted by a parent

January 18, 2009


I am a teacher at, and am a parent of a child who attended, Daves Creek for 5-yrs. The argument seems to be whether or not teachers provide their students differentiated instruction so that all children's needs are met. In most classrooms, gifted children are challenged outside of Horizons, and those students who need additional guidance and assistance, receive it. Parents who aren't sure about the level of quality in education we provide need only to compare our test scores! Teachers arrive as early as 6:00 in the morning (2 hours before class begins) and the parking lot contains cars well after school hours. The dedication, commitment, and passion is ever-present.

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