Pleasantdale Elementary School

3695 Northlake Dr, Doraville, GA 30340
(678) 874-3502

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 733 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasantdale Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Pleasantdale Elementary School is Terri Brown and can be contacted at 733 children attend Pleasantdale Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 42% of the Pleasantdale Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 93% of the 733 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pleasantdale Elementary School is 16:1. Evansdale Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 55% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 70%
Asian 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 71%
Limited English proficiency 42% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    well a couple of years back i used to go to this school and it was not one of the best schools you can ever imagine. the staff are kind of weird and stuff the teachers aren't really helpful and the school food is terrible also the students over there are very unkind and disrespectful so i recommend your child not to go to this school trust me.

  • (3 years ago)

    People who live in the neighborrhood do not want to send their children there anymore. Over-crowded many transient familes from Pleasantdale Road low to no parent involvement. Too many ESOL children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very supportive staff and good teachers. ( Lagiglia-johnson l - klaft - sandford - harris - etc ). But parents need to be more involved. Recomended !

  • (6 years ago)

    excellent staff. full off love

  • (8 years ago)

    GREAT Kindergarten teacher & paraprofessional. Principal and school staff are all very friendly and want to ensure the parents are comfortable with the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Awesome school! Amazing teachers who are very friendly and who genuinely care. Yes there is a slight language barrier but that is mostly among the parents. Besides that all of the kids are extremely well behaved and the education recieved is top notch - which is what is most important. I have seen my child's learning ability move at an extremely rapid rate. Highly recommended!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school administration and teachers are very supportive! The unfortunate thing there is a high population of other nationalities attending this school so there is little or if any parental involvement due to the language barrier. Most of the students who attend are from the surrounding apartment complexes so you see a high turnover rate of children leaving and coming. The PTA members are not active or visible. My hands go off to the staff and teachers who a lot of times go beyond the call of duty.

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