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About This School

Sawyer Road Elementary School is a charter elementary school in Marietta. The principal of Sawyer Road Elementary School is Jill Sims, who can be contacted at JSims@marietta-city.k12.ga.us. 676 children attend Sawyer Road Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 30% of the Sawyer Road Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 676 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 73% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sawyer Road Elementary School is 12:1. Lockheed Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Hispanic 47% 29%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 63%
Limited English proficiency 30% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 72% 62%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Sawyer Road Elementary is a fantastic school. The teacher and staff truly care about the progress of every child - including those who are behind and those who are advanced. The IB Primary Years Program is sought after in many school districts and private schools charge a great deal of money for this type of curriculum. The students at Sawyer are getting the curriculum as their public education! My son has flourished at this school the past three years and I would urge everyone in this school district to go take a tour because you will be blown away.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sawyer Road is AMAZING. We are districted for Sawyer Road and looked around at various public and private schools. We could not be happier with the choice we made. The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum integrates all the subjects helping the children make those connections and learn better/quicker. Our kindergarten student has made leaps and bounds in just the first four months of school. The staff is amazing truly cares for each student and meets each student where they are at and then challenges them to get better. Rather than the one size fits all approach. I was initially concerned about the high diversity (socio-economic and ethnic) but now truly appreciate it. Our child is getting to experience many different cultures and backgrounds. Better preparing them for life and interactions with people of all backgrounds. We would strongly encourage any parent to send their child to Sawyer Road.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sawyer Road is an excellent school. The school is committed to providing excellence in education. The teachers are always willing to work with you and the principal is amazing. She is so involved and cares about the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent I could not be more please with the quality of the education my son receives at Sawyer RD. The teachers are caring devoted and extremely skilled. The leadersip is outstanding and strives to inspire teachers/staff to continue to learn be creative and use their talents. There is so much opportunity for the children to develop their interests and talents through a challenging yet nurturing approach.

  • (4 years ago)

    An International Bacceloreate (IB) education for elementary ages children will provide them with the extra advantage needed in the global market we live in. Many families pay $15 000 + a year for an IB education at local private elementary schools. This opportunity is unmatched. Once you realize the value prestige and rigorus academics an IB education provides you will love this school as much as our family does.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school. I am very grateful my kids attend this school. Teachers and staff are wonderful. Sawyer Road is an IBO school and their learner profile teach students values that will go with them the rest of their lives in addition to teach students to love education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sawyer Road is a wonderful school! As a parent I am grateful my kids attend this school. Teachers are wonderful. I have seen how they do their best to make sure my children reach their full potential. The building is new lots of windows computers and SmartBoards on every classroom. My kids love the Starfish Reef and the discipline plan is awsome. THe principal is the most caring principal I have ever met. She loves all the kids. Specially I love the IBO program. The IB learner profile where they want students to be communicators risk-takers knowledgeable open-minded reflective principled balanced inquirer thinker and caring is exactly what I want for my kids to have for the rest of their lives. At Sawyer Road teachers and staff understand that a child-centered education is the best for the student. I am grateful for the

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is now in first grade and absolutely loved his kindergarden year last year. He read 74 books over the school year and we are so proud of not only him but to be a part of the school and the wonderful teachers. Thanks Sawyer Rd.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school... great principal.. great teachers.. IB certified.. best teacher in all of country.. both my kids went their and they absolutely loved it.. Whenever I had a problem Principal was right there to talk to me.. she listened and handled it.. Principal is at car rider door every morning greeting each child as they get dropped off.. Just an Awesome school ...very very neat and clean.. well kept..great positive atittudes.. both my kids are in middle school now and I miss Sawyer Rd Elementary....Janet M. (Pris and Jason)

  • (5 years ago)

    All those people who wrote bad reviews should think wisely before talking. I actually attended this school and personally I loved it. Both of my parents were actively involved in the school without being in the PTA. Even when my grandmother came to visit from new york the school allowed her to volunteer. About the school's academic abilities our school's reading bowl which i was in won beating the magnet school. Also in the district spelling bee our student which was me came in 2nd place. By the way this was all in the first year Sawyer Road opened. Marietta School District is one of the best districts in the state so get your facts straight before writing stupidity. I love this school it has much to give to students from a beta club to safety patrol. I'm a freshman in highschool now.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! I was hesitant because this was an MCS school...but I have to be honest our experience has been great! My daughter did exceptionally well on her testing and her wonderful teacher played a huge role in getting her prepared. I am really satisfied and plan to continue with Sawyer!

  • (5 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! The pricipal is GREAT! She fights for her school and is constantly writing grants to improve the progress and learning capabilities of our future leaders doctors lawyers etc. Sawyer is an International Baccalaureate School. My daughter has rapidly advanced since she has attended the school. I've never known a principal to stand in the hall greet and hug EVERY SINGLE CHILD that passes through. Its sad to say that a lot of our children don't get that kind of affection and reasurrance prior to being dropped off at school. The teachers take pride in their jobs and want to see each child grow to be mature and successful adults. If you are considering relocating or want your child to have the best education Marietta City Schools is the way to go. Keep an open mind when reading reviews. The truth is you can't please everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter was in a wonderful Cobb County School but transferred (divorce) after her 3rd grade year to Sawyer. I went in kicking and screaming--not knowing much about this relatively new school. My daughter loves this school. She is involved in extracurricular activities and is in the Junior Beta Club. The principal and teachers are all wonderful; the kids love this school. I am extremely pleased with the love commitment that is brought to the schol every day. I travel frequently for work but I never worry about my child while I am away; Sawyer is a community with a home town feel--something our children so desperately need in the world we live in today. I

  • (5 years ago)

    We are very happy with Sawyer Road. My son transferred from out of state a couple of years ago in the middle of the school year and he was made to feel very welcome. His teachers have pushed him to explore all of his abilities and to not settle for just finishing the work. The principal and staff work very hard to fulfill the IB mission and it shows with two of the teachers receiving prestigious teaching awards in the past 2 years.

  • (5 years ago)

    SAwyer Road is by far the best Elementary school in the district and County. We moved from a County school and di extensive research. Sawyer was and still is our choice. Principal Teacher and support staff is always friendly and involved. Sawyer Road has an ecellent amount of computer available to all students all grade levels.The lunch room has a friendly feel. The Starfish Reef is a 'blast' like my son says.Mrs. Board is always smiling and friendly. Mrs. Sims is an excellent principal she is always interacting with parents and students. A school to be recommended.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was very nervous when my daughter first came to Sawyer Road. We were redistricted and when she began 1st grade we came to Sawyer Road. We loved our old school. However from day one I have been impressed. First you walk in to a beautiful extremely clean building brightly painted with lots of sunlight and beautiful decoration. The library is wonderful! The children can earn passes to the Sawyer Road Starfish Reef for some (educational) R&R as a reward for great behavior good study habits helping a friend in need etc. The Principal is a beacon of light. Always smiling and always accessible to parent student and teacher alike. My daughter could not wait for school to start! My son can't wait to go. She loved Mrs. Leonard me too! We love Mrs. Powell! We love the volunteer parents and PTA (also parent volunteers Parent Teacher Association). We love Sawyer!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children attending Sawyer Road Elementary 1st & 2nd grade. My kids love the school and so do we. The school recently received IB accreditation as well as Charter status. The school is equipped with state of the art computers interactive 'Smart' boards etc. What I appreciate most about Sawyer Road is the feeling of community and the teacher s commitment to teaching my children excellence. I believe the test scores of any school speak volumes and Sawyer Road test scores have been steadily increasing each year. My 2nd grader scored really well on the ITBS (which is a nationally test that measures children s academic standings in comparison with other same age/grade level children). I am a very active parent at the school. I personally believe my role is aiding in the success of the school to benefit most importantly my children. I strongly recommend Sawyer Road.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been at the school since it opened and we love the school administration but most of all the teachers. The few times small issues I encounter the administration and teachers responded immediately to work with me to resolve the issue. They are compassionate and go beyond the call of duty to teach our children to be well-balanced leaders. Those few parents who wrote negative about the school the principal the children and teachers are obvious not teachers and do not have compassion for children or community as a whole but only look out for themselves and their spoiled kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a little lost about the past comments. These people must work for the school. A lot of the teachers do have children at the school. These teachers are unmovtivated. It is hard to get anytime in the classroom. They really get an attitude when you want to visit in the room. Activities for the children afterschool (dances parties) are mad houses! Not organized at all. This was our first year and our last. The only light at the school is Mrs. Geoff. I hope she becomes principal. They need real leadership. The current one is very gossipy (if that's a word!). The PTA pres. is an employee of the school! If they get a new principal and more motivated teachers and better behaved children it would be great! Although the children would be better if they were more motivated.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in Kindergarten at Sawyer Road. He loves the school and the teacher. He went to Private school for Pre-K. The curriculum is not as challenging but his teacher works around his academic level. The principal is great! She is always there in the morning evening special events. I have even seen her roaming around the library during the times I volunteer there. Over all it is a great school with the IB program. I was very happy that they became an IB school because I graduated from an IB highschool in Canada.

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