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About This School

Morningside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Morningside Elementary School is Rebecca Pruitt, whose e-mail is rpruitt@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 752 students go to Morningside Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Morningside Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 752 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 9% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Morningside Elementary School is 12:1. Laurel Heights Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 10%
Multiracial 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 0.8%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 2% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 83%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 76%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 11% 75%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Atlanta public schools are not intrested in helping kids who have minor learning disabilities who are diganosed with ADHD and or Dyslexia.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended Morningside throughout elementary school and I could not have been better prepared for the private middle school (Westminster) I attended. Morningside is to put it fantastically an almost magical place for a child to attend. The teachers are kind helpful and knowledgeable and I had never experienced problems of bullying or popularity until middle school. Teachers and students are well connected with one another and students form long-lasting friendships with equally kind and eager classmates. The best program at M'side is the Challenge program in my opinion. I'm running out of characters so basically if you get anything out of this review understand that when I moved onto middle school I had an equal or better education than some of my friends who attended private elementary school so never doubt a public school elementary education. I'll remember M'side fondly for the rest of my life and hope I can send my kids to a school similar to it in the future. Go dolphins and MES!

  • (2 years ago)

    Morningside is an excellent school. We have to children there in 1st and 3rd grades. Both have been there since Kindergarten. Most teachers are very good and communicate well. Principal is outstanding. Counselors could be a bit more active yet overall are present. Library is great!! Music classes are fantastic. Languages have expert teachers. PTA is very involved and feels like a community. EIP and Challenge special programs are functioning. Plenty of computers. Network needs to be better maintained... Building could be a bit more modern; it's an 85 years old school. The portable classrooms are going away this year and we'll regain the front lawn of the school. Yeah! Morningside is a great school. Be prepared to be involved and to participate as a parent!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children--one in 4th and one in Kindergarten-- at Morningside and we have been very pleased. Both of my kids love the school and I am amazed at the level of the curriculum. They are learning at an incredible pace.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in his 2nd year at MES. We have been extremely disappointed in the school in both academics and discipline. Tremendous lack of support from Principal and ass't principal. Great neighborhood feel and terrific parental support. Unfortunately it runs under the Atlanta Public School system.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter transferred in from a Buckhead private school and although I was nervous about the transition she has found a real home at MES. She has become more confident and happier since the move. The teachers/education have been excellent and it is a great neighborhood environment. We couldn't be more pleased!

  • (5 years ago)

    morningside is a great school especaly for the location. It is a great school

  • (6 years ago)

    Having had 4 kids here I've been very satisfied. My 2 with special needs are being served well even though it is a large school and the gifted children are being challenged. Community involvement excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son began Kindergarten this year (@ the off campus K-annex) and the school was not organized or ready for the first day of school (at all). Having heard so many positive things about the school I was very surprised. But the school seems to be running smoothly now and I am happy with the teachers. The principal (new this year) may be a bit overwhelmed as I have emailed her 3 times and left her a voicemail with her assistant-and never received a response (regarding curriculum differences in the classes - something I thought to be a very important topic!). Also I never see the principal on the Kindergarten campus and I spend a lot of time there volunteering for class projects reading stories etc... This lack of leadership couldn't be good for the teachers students and other parents could it?

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a rising 1st grader at Morningside and to say that I am satisfied with her progress at Morningside is to say the least. This is a wonderful school with wonderful faculty staff and leadership in the new Principal. It is the reason I moved into the City of Atlanta and increased my debt and living expenses. It is well worth it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Morningside is an outstanding school with a great administrative team. The teaching staff is very dedicated caring and capable. The PTA is outstanding and always willing to help in any way.

  • (6 years ago)

    When rating this school I consider children with special needs. My child has been attending Morningside for 5 years and there has been a lack of services to say the least. It is surprising to me that this school is rated so highly. There is a new principal who we all hope will be a better leader than the past principals.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended Kindergarten at Morningside last year. It is a great school. There is so much parent involvment. And the staff is very helpful with any issues or questions you have. I would send my kids back to Morningside in a heartbeat!

  • (7 years ago)

    Morningside Elementary is excellent in its academic programs. Most students exceed standards in all aspects. The program encourages creative thinking and reasoning. My child joined the chess club at 6 and he has continued playing for 2 years now. In general parents are very involved and cooperate with teachers

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful intown school. Great Principal great teachers - all it lacks is space!

  • (8 years ago)

    Morningside has been a blessing to our family. The teachers are top-notch and caring; the administration is adequate. There is heavy parental involvement in a beneficial way. The academics are rigorous enough and the extracurriculars although crowded are positive. We have had a great experience there and have not ever felt that we made the wrong decision by not placing her in independent schools. It offers a nurturing safe diverse tolerant and disciplined environment for children. I give it 5 stars.

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