Avondale Elementary School

Basic Information

Address: 10 Lakeshore Drive Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
County: United States
School District: DeKalb County Schools
Phone Number: 678-676-5202
Fax Number: 678-676-5210
President: Rosemary E. Malone
School Type: Public
Programme: PYP

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Avondale Elementary School
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Additional Information

IB Region: Americas/North America
IB School Code: 2556
IB Authorization: December 2007
Ages/Grades: Ages 4-11/Grades PreK-5
School Size: 432
School Schedule: 6hrs and 30 minutes
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Size: 432
Classroom Size: 20+
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Curriculum:

Georgia Performance Standards

After School Programs: Yes
Uniform Guidelines:

All students are expected to wear the designated school uniform.

Admissions Requirements:

Students living outside of the school's region may apply to attend. This application process is held every March for the upcoming school year.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Avondale Elementary, in partnership with home and community, provides all students with a standards based instructional program ensuring academic success and responsible citizenship.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe the focal point for the school is student learning.
We believe a safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
We believe students learn to make appropriate decisions given a supportive and challenging learning environment.
We believe understanding the existing cultural diversity in our school can increase students' acceptance of their peers.
We believe a student's self esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among staff and peers.

School History:

In effects to raise the standards for education and prepare Avondale’s students for the 21st century, the union between Avondale Elementary School and IBO began in May of 2005. Avondale’s mission to provide students with a standards-based instructional program which will ensure academic success and creating responsible citizenship is embedded in the IB Primary Years Programme. The programme’s transdisciplinary themes and inquiry pedagogical theories align closely with teaching strategies required to cover the Georgia Performance Standards. The Primary Years Programme is a challenging programme that demands the best from both motivated students and teachers. In addition, the programme aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people to help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.