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Berkeley Lake Elementary School8

Berkeley Lake, GA | Gwinnett County

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January 25, 2015


This has been the best Elementary school. My 3 kids have gone to this wonderful school. my 5th grader is almost done with Berkeley Lake, Im sad to see my last child go. Looking forward to continuing on to middles school, we will miss all the wonderful teachers here, ive volunteered here since my 2nd child was going to BLES. BLES best elementary school in the county.

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April 17, 2014


I couldn't even think of any other place i would want my children to go to, this is the most amazing school/community i have ever been to. My children have the best teachers every year, they are challenged but having fun at the same time. If i could give this school 10 starts i would, i couldn't be any happier, this school is perfect.

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August 2, 2013


My son transitioned to BLES from a top rated Orange County, SoCal school, and let me tell you, I don't think I could be happier with the move. He was in 4th grade for 2012-2013 school year and his teachers were AMAZING. My son has special needs (Autism), and the co-teaching system of the Special Ed teacher/General Ed teacher integration was flawless. I was very impressed with the teaching methodology and delivery format of Mrs. Lehman & Mrs. Ashadele's class. They were very engaging and I believe that their impeccable teamwork left an indelible imprint on all of their students. I volunteered twice a week and outside of the horrific copy machines, I immensely enjoyed my time at BLES. The principal is gracious and available. The attendance desk staff are exceptionally efficient, even on the days where there are a ton of people in and out for various activities. The only drawback I see is their "Specials" rotation. Physically Education every 8 days or so is not enough. I think a revamp of the Specials inclusion is in order. Otherwise, BLES is a blessing!

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March 25, 2013


My daughter is in Kindergarten this year at BLES. Her teacher is amazing, and my daughter has made leaps and bounds both academically and socially. The new principal demonstrates outstanding leadership, and the faculty and staff exude positive energy throughout. Over the weekend, my daughter had an accident that has left her in a cast making it difficult to get around. This morning when I took her to school, I was met by her teacher, the principal, the assistant principal, and the school nurse . They had a plan already in place for my daughter to assure her safety in the classroom and throughout the school. They demonstrated such love and support, that I could see my daughter would be well cared for and still have minimal interruption with her learning environment. While I was not surprised by their willingness to go above and beyond for a student in their school, I continue to be thankful each day that my daughter is a student at BLES. It is an AMAZING school!!!!

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October 17, 2012


My son just went to middle school. He was at BLES foe 6 yrs. Great school Only problem is that there have been 3 different principles in the past 4 years. Other than that really good teachers.

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April 22, 2012


My daughter started Kindergarten at Berkeley Lake Elementary School (BLES). My job is located in Alpharetta, and I wish that she could continue to go to BLES next year, because she thoroughly enjoyed the entire school year. Her teacher came up with unique ways to make learning fun. I have been amazed and impressed by the fantastic faculty and teachers at this school and the amount of community information that they supply to the parents to keep them involved. The after school events and games allows the parent to have a better understanding of how much your child is learning and give your child time to shine in their own learning environment. These events help the children feel proud of their recent accomplishments and show the parent their progress. Life is so much easier when your child enjoys school and cannot wait to go back. I would most definitely recommend Berkeley Lake Elementary School to any parent searching for the best environment for their child(ren)!

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August 17, 2011


Just got the CRCT results from last year -- and BLES ranked FIRST in the STATE in language arts for the 4th grade! AMAZING!!! They increased their scores in all subgroups and in all subjects! AND they were 1st in the Duluth Cluster in 2 categories and 2nd in the Duluth cluster in the 3rd! There is a WHOLE LOT of LEARNING going on there!

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August 12, 2011


This is our 4th year at BLES - I have a son in 3rd grade and another son in 1st grade. The teachers we have had in the past have been fantastic...and I can already tell this is going to be another great year! Both of my kids are receiving an excellent education, enjoy and embrace the diversity of the school and thrive in the positive environment our principal has promoted.

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August 12, 2011


I cannot say enough great things about Berkeley Lake ES. My son is in the 2nd grade and LOVES going to school every day. The teachers, staff and principal are fantastic. They work hard to serve the great diversity in BLES. I am appalled at the review on 8/8/11 and think this parent would have been better prepared if questions had been asked before the first day of school. Teachers recommended water bottles at Open House, class schedules were given out and staff and volunteers were present to answer questions. Thank you BLES for creating a warm and inviting learning environment for our children.

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August 11, 2011


I am amazed to read the August 8 posting. Open House was August 4, when all the reviewer's questions would have been answered, and tours of the school have been available LONG before the first day of school. This school had 30 new students registering the morning of the first day of school, so the staff was very busy (hey parents, don't you know you have a child who needs to attend school before the first day?). BLES is not small, is not dirty (the school's janitor has won county awards), and is very organized - please visit again, but not at 8 am on the first day when there is a registration crush) - I am there often and am very impressed at the control, organization, and teamwork in the classrooms and halls. Last spring, BLES 4th graders scored #1 in the state in language arts - and this is a school with a great deal of diversity! I think the reviewer's "this diversity thing" comment says alot about her views, and I hope her child learns more tolerance at school than he is learning at home- my kids have been extremely happy and successful at BLES and I am proud to say their friends come from a wide variety of backgrounds - just like the world for which we are preparing them!

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August 11, 2011


We have had two of our children attend Berkeley Lake Elementary. One child is starting her second year at Duluth Middle. She attended BLES for 4th and 5th. My son started in second grade at BLES and is a 5th grader now. Prior to BLES we attended a well known private school. We wish we would have made the switch earlier! BLES is an amazing school!! We have been thrilled with the principal and staff!!! They are top notch!!! I am proud my children go to such a diverse, caring and academically strong school!!!!

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May 29, 2011


My son has been at this school since kindergarten and is about to enter 5th grade. I could not have asked for more caring, involved, motivating teachers for him. Many parents don't care for the diversity at our school, but I think it makes all of the students more culturally aware, which will prepare them for the ever-changing face of our nation. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!

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May 19, 2011


This is a big school that feels like a small community. The teachers are fabulous and the principal goes out of her way to make all the parents and students feel welcome! My daughter loves this school! The education and programming are A+!

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May 19, 2011


We have loved BLES. Our expierence has been wonderful. My daughter has loved everyday of school. It is a great place to get involved in your child's learning.

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May 19, 2011


I love this school. I have 2 daughters who attend there, and they are as different as night and day in what they need from staff. I feel that they are both getting what they need both academically and socially. They are in rooms with teachers who care about them, and who I consider my friends. The principal is AMAZING!!!! She loves the students and fights for them to have as many programs as she can get. I also feel that she is very approachable about any issues that may come up. I was amazed a couple of weeks ago to find out that she knew my oldest child (more than a face in the crowd of 1100 students), and she just told me "She is just a great kid." She works hard to speak positives into faculty, staff, parents, and children. The school is amazing, and I am so glad to be associated with it!

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