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About This School

Vickery Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cumming. The principal of Vickery Creek Elementary School is Ron McAllister, whose e-mail is RMcAllister@forsyth.k12.ga.us. 1,211 children attend Vickery Creek Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Vickery Creek Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 1,211 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Vickery Creek Elementary School is 17:1. Covenant Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 81%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 16%
Limited English proficiency 1% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Awsome! I went here for k-4 then had to move. I hated having to move because i love the teachers there are AMAZING!!!!!!! They could get along with everyone. I don`t think anybody didn`t like the teachers.I wish the school was big enough for THE WORLD could go to that elementary school. Best school that ever existed.

  • (8 months ago)

    We recently moved to this county because of the schools. We are so impressed with the teachers and staff. The school is fantastic! Our daughter looks forward to going to school each day. Her teacher is wonderful.

  • (11 months ago)

    The school works really hard to match each child with the teacher that will best help them learn and love learning. Even though the school is a lot larger than what we as parents grew up with there is a small school feel to it. Our children feel very cared for and are known personally. The level of education has been excellent problems have been addressed and the teachers have made themselves very available to us as parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    Zero communication? Do these parents actually have children attending VCE? Between the teacher and parent emails and interactions it has actually been quite the opposite experience for us bordering on the absurd in the amount of communication. Then again I've seen countless "helicopter parents" at the school that can't seem to detach from their children and let them learn and become themselves without the parent constantly being in the classroom or demanding more communication. The teachers have been good with honest caring about our children and seeing that they achieve excellent academic progress. As for prior reviews about the content and pacing the school (and virtually all public schools) basically has the proverbial hands tied behind the back issue. So much of their content is based on state criteria and testing that there is a huge focus on mandated material and the teachers generally do the same teaching plans throughout the year. I can confirm this as having children the same age in different classes year after year.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have had students attending VCE for the past 8 years (2003 - 2011). We are so pleased with the care and quality of the staff at this school. We also had bullying issues that were quickly addressed. And our children were given an excellent foundation to start middle school with confidence. And we love the current principal Mr. McAllister.

  • (2 years ago)

    We are having the same experience. We moved here and have had the very worst experience. Bullying the first week which was addressed swiftly I must say. Zero communication from the teachers. A commitment from one teacher to provide extra communication that resulted in zero communications at all for 8 weeks in a row. If we are going to treat a 5th grade like a college prep program there has to be better structure and a communication strategy.

  • (2 years ago)

    This place has the most unfriendly unorganized administration of any school in our experience. The other posts back to 2007 remain true. Be prepared to teach at home and be prepared for zero communciation from your teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school with fantastic teachers. I have been so please with my daughter's education for the last two years. I couldn't be happier with all aspects of Vickery Creek Elementary!

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not agree with the posting that this parent says about the curriculum being advance I think that is average if not below average compared to the school my child came from. We have had a great experience at this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very happy with Vickery Creek. I have two children who attend VCE and they are both doing fantastic. The teachers are the best I have experienced. I have a child that grasps everything sent her way and a child that struggles. I feel that both my childrens needs are met. A+++ It is a rather large school but it feels so friendly. There are so many volunteers it makes it feel like a small town.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree with the parents that say that Vickery is a very good school. I've read the negative postings and have to disagree with them. School is not a day care and school is supposed to be challenging for the student. If it wasn't ... why go. My son is in Kindergarten and is learning French Math and is reading. When I went to school Kindergarten was a time to play. Parents also need to remember that school does not stop once your child walks out of that building. You need to teach you child and work with them when they get home. The teachers that my son has had keep us informed as to what is going on in class everyday (what my son needs to work on and how my son is progressing). I would recommend this school to everyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    Big Disappointment! Based on our experience learning the basics i.e. reading simple math writing is expected to have happened before our children entered Kindergarten. The curriculum for this school is broad and advanced. If the child doesn't grasp a concept when 'presented' at school be prepared to 'teach' it at home. There is no time for repetition at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great! I feel so blessed to have my 2 children there. The staff is wonderful! Security there is great too. Makes a difference!

  • (8 years ago)

    We were very disappointed in this school. Our son was privately tested since the school told us they didn't know how to check for forms of dyslexia. He tested off the charts at the highest level possible. His previous experience had been very positive (in former schooling). Luckily this school is receiving a new principal and hopefully a complete overhaul. I feel that if a student goes here that is the average kid he/she will do fine. However if you have a kid that is highly above the norm etc..I would be prepared for a struggle.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel very fortunate to have my children enrolled in such a wonderful school in a thriving school system. The administration and teachers are very well trained and have the progress of each individual student as their top priority. I believe that every aspect of the educational process is looked at carefully and is effectively carried out. Multiple opportunities are available to students at VCE to ensure that 'no child is left behind.' I feel welcome in my child's classroom and love seeing all the wonderful things that he is learning. VCE is a terrific school!

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree with one of the other reviewers that says the school concentrates on looking good not on doing good. My son had a horrific time in K and 1st grade labeled as a trouble-maker and worse. I was told he was not gifted (IQ over 170) and was I treated with distain. They handle children with obvious disabilities well. They are awful at children with 'hidden disabilities' such as cerebral palsy ADD or ADHD or autism. My son was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety after 1st grade -now he had straight A's and a cheery disposition at the end of 2nd in another school. I wonder why.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe this is a wonderful school for your child to attend. There is plenty of envolvement between the children teachers and parents. This schoold wants the parents to be very envolved in day to day activities of your child. The communication between the school and the parents is a nice flow. You always know what is uppcoming etc. The teachers are great with the kids. If there are any concerns or problems they are address immediately without delay. The parents can pop into school anytime and participate or just check up on things. I have moved to this area for this very school. Academics are great. If the child excels in a subject beyond the norm for the grade the teacher will challange them with harder material. This is good to determine the next step for that subject. Wonderful school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school where the teachers truely care about the students. If they didn't you wouldn't see their cars there until all hours before and after school.

  • (9 years ago)

    A real disappointment. All the talk is correct unfortunately it is not supported by actions. Emphasis is not on students needs as much as the school looking good in terms of meeting their quotas and objectives. Official reports are misstated. The report for last year indicated on 1 student failed to advance from K to 1st grade. Curious in that there were 5 in our neighborhood alone. 'No child left behind' while good intentioned appears to be backfiring at this school!

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