We recently moved here and in the 6 months my children have been at DEMA in their magnet program my son has had racist remarks thrown at him by other 2nd graders. He has been instructed by the adults to not "tattle tell" when he has tried reporting seeing with his own eyes other children being bullied both physically and verbally. The building and grounds are clean and beautiful other than that I unfortunately have nothing else positive to say about this school.
Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy is Tonya Thomas Douglass, whose e-mail is Douglass.Tonya.T@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 536 students go to Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 536 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy is 14:1. Bridges Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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This school has a major bullying problem rated the worst in Columbus GA in 2012-2013 school year (article in local newspaper ) Some of the Teaching staff needs major improvement or at east monitoring. Teacher of kindergaten wrongly reported a bad grade "I wasn't supposed to but too late to change " (they are only allowed 2 before child must leave the school ) then she did it again this was a kindergaten child doing homework every night. They really need to evaluate the bullying and teachers making "mistakes" that have changed a very young child's life. I would not send a child here .