School Details

Medlock Elementary School

2418 Wood Trail Ln, Decatur, GA 30033
(678) 874-7202

(out of 10)

Public 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Medlock Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Decatur. The principal of Medlock Elementary School is Fred Hammonds and can be contacted at here identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the Medlock Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 58% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Medlock Elementary School is 12:1. Laurel Ridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


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


  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 69%
Multiracial 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 11%
Asian 22% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 71%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 60% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandchildren attend the school. The teachers are caring and welcome visitors. The school makeup is diverse and creative.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandsons are getting a world-class education from some of the most intelligent and caring staff I've ever experienced.

  • (5 years ago)

    The motto is where everyone knows your name and it's true. It's a tight knit school with active parents. Biggest bonus is it's multi ethnic my child gets exposed to many religions and races. All the children blending in and having fun being the young ones they are meant to be. I love this school the teachers the parents and all the talented unique group of kids that make this school so special and great.

  • (5 years ago)

    Medlock is a small school with a big heart! It serves a very diverse community with compassion and understanding. At Medlock you are not just a student parent or teacher ... you are family. Everyone knows your name!

  • (5 years ago)

    Medock has excellent teachers parents support staff and a fantastic learning environment for our kids. With a new after-school art program along w/ art music P.E and recess -they are creating well rounded kids. Also the BEST Discovery teacher in the county works here!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school and the community it serves work well together. We plan lots of projects in conjunction with each other to benefit each other.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Medlock and the look on her face when she comes home so far has been the best for me.

  • (7 years ago)

    I just love Medlock. all three of my kids attend and they each get the leval of education they need.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our daughter is halfway through her second year at Medlock and we are very happy with the school. The principal is responsive and involved and I love the individual attention and recognition that the students receive. Art P.E and music are all part of the curriculum and the teachers are great. Decatur/Dekalb's best kept secret in public schooling!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son is thriving after our his first year at Medlock we are really confident that we made the right choice moving to this neighborhood. We love the diversity and the small community feel. His kindergarten teachers were extremely talented and dedicated--it was clear they loved coming to school as much as my son. We were especially encouraged by the individual attention he received for his love of reading. First grade just started and we are looking forward to another great year!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the few gems around.I have two kids at this school.They have done great! The wonderful teachers that are here seem to really care about their students! My wife and I actually attended this school when it went to seventh grade. The new principle is also doing a great job.I was initially apprehensive when the old principle retired. She was also great! Its been a wonderful experience going through it with my kids. Keep up the good work! Butch Godard

  • (9 years ago)

    I have four children and they all attend medlock except for one and he has moved on to middle school and I have to say this is great school the teachers are really concerned and the principal is awesome. My children are doing very well there and the best thing about Medlock is the many nationalites. I am really thankful for this school

  • (9 years ago)

    Medlock is a heart of this little neighborhood/Decatur. This is our first year but we're already in love with this school. A great school teachers are very well trained.

  • (10 years ago)

    A jewel in Decatur. Medlock is a wonderful little school with tremendous parent involvment. I have both my daughters there and have served as co-president of the PTA. I couldn't have asked for more support from a great group of loving faculty staff and parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has attended this school for the past four years.We love it because of it's size (small)and because of the neighborhood involvement in the school.The teachers are great and we have a wonderful new principal.I think one of it's special qualities is that it is a multicultural school and a neighborhood school. The parents are very involved at the school and the PTA works hard to fund special programs like an accelerated math program and a wireless network for the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had the most terrible year ever at this school. I was at the school 3 or 4 times a week with problems. I had to go to the Board of Education 4 times during the school year. Hopefully I can get transfers for my children for the upcoming year.

  • (10 years ago)

    My autistic child attends a Special Education class. She has shown great progress since her enrollment. The teachers are wonderful. Parent involved is encouraged in every way possible.

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