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Floyd L. Shelton Elementary School At Crossroad9

Dallas, GA | Paulding County

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January 12, 2015


I have four children who attend Shelton Elementary School, and I have been very pleased with the school. All four of my children's teachers communicate well, and regularly through email and newsletters. They use a lot of websites like Shutterfly to post pictures and recruit parent volunteers, which is encouraged a lot! They also allow you to bring your younger infants and toddlers when you come to volunteer, and that is perfect for me, because I have an 11 month old and I enjoy volunteering - bringing him with me is an added bonus. Two of my four children were tested and accepted for the gifted program, and they were nominated by their teachers. The school itself really does a lot for the local community, raising funds to help others and to add on things to the school, like new playgrounds. I am definitely satisfied with the school overall, as well as the educational improvements I am seeing in my children. They love the school, too, so we don't have any complaints!

Submitted by a parent

August 13, 2014


Don't let the great rating fool you. Your child is nothing more than a number, a statistic, and a paycheck. The principal is nonexistent and as someone had previously stated, he passes everything off to the VP who also lacks competence. As a parent, I am spoken to with patronizing tones and to top it off, there is severe issue with overcrowding.

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014


We just moved here in March and this school had been amazing. My child was welcomed here with open arms. Being that so many new neigborhoods are going up in this area, there are new students every week. My child felt very welcomed.

Submitted by a parent

February 27, 2014


We moved here at the beginning of the school year and can't say enough great things about Shelton. It is a wonderful school for my 5th and 2nd grader. The teachers are great and the administration is terrific!

Submitted by a parent

February 10, 2014


Could not be more pleased with Shelton. The new principle is a great addition to the school. I am extremely involved in our children's education and can see a great improvement in the learning environment since he has joined the Shelton team. Great teachers, staff and students!

Submitted by a parent

April 23, 2013


Disagree with the below statement. New principal is all talk and NO action. Nods his head and talks the talk, but doesn't know how or is willing to follow through on addressing issues. After alerting him of any issues he did nothing. Pawned responsibility off on assistant principal who is a hold out of last horrible principal. People need to be more involved to see the truth. This school is more concerned about test scores and who wears what then they are about the needs of its students. Teachers have way too much control of school and principal is too scared to administrate! If cookie cutter learning is for you...then you will thrive here. As far as I am concerned no child is the same or learns the same. This school is only interested in what's best for them instead of what is right for each individual student. Move to Cobb county! Parents are treated with much more respect there. Not perfect but so much better. Paulding county only wants what is bestforthrm and Shelton falls right into the mold.

Submitted by a parent

March 19, 2013


I have 3 kids that attend Shelton, the teachers are truly an asset to the school!! The principal that so many complained about is gone. The new principal from what I see, is a caring and very involved principal. He introduced himself to me on his first introduction to the school. I found this very ironic since I only met the other Principal after I finally introduced myself to her after seeing her on many occasions for 2 years, as I was very active in PTA, and I was very involved with my kids classes. I do agree that not much teaching goes on in the spring except for CRCT practice, but I guess the high test scores are a great outcome! We love the fabulous teachers and the new Principal is off to a great start!!!

Submitted by a parent

August 6, 2010


While the teacher's at Shelton have been nothing short of fabulous, the principal is one of the most disrespectful, unkind, uncompassionate human beings on the planet. Unless you are a teacher's child or a child of someone heavily involved in the PTA she doesn't even care to hear any of your concerns. Nothing that parent's say or suggest seems to be of any importance to her. She claims to know what is best for your child yet she doesn't know who your child is. This school could be a "great" school if the principal was replaced with someone kind, compassionate and nurturing to children rather than some sort of dictator on a power trip. It's shameful and sad for the children of this school

Submitted by a parent

July 1, 2010


3 of my kids have attended Shelton and theres been ups and down I have to admit. But all in all, Shelton has been a very community oriented school that my kids will miss!

Submitted by a parent

February 5, 2010


Our family loves Shelton Elementary. We specifically moved to the area for this particular school. My son has had great success with his teachers. He loves to go to school and learn because the teachers make it fun yet challenging! The bus comes and picks him up each and every morning at 6:50 a.m. in front of the same stop sign in our Bentwater neighborhood. His bus driver is very friendly. He is dropped off at the same place at the same time every afternoon. I made sure to be an active participant in his education and have taken the time to get to know the Shelton principal, office staff, librarian and teachers through volunteering and all of Shelton's wonderful yearly activities that were mentioned in the previous review. I have had no problems with communication from the school.

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2010


We have recently moved from Cobb to Seven Hills in Paulding to our regret. The bus system has no predefined stops or stopping times. Communication from the school is poor the electronic board outside has not being updated since December 2009. I am now considering selling my home and move back to cobb

Submitted by a parent

February 4, 2010


I think Shelton is a great school. This is our 5th year at Shelton. Our bus picks my kids up right in front of my home and drops them off in front of my home. If you are involved in the school, you would see the community spirit that Shelton offers. Not only do they challenge the children academically, but they offer many activities throughout the year to become more involved in the school - book fairs, Fall Festival, Art Fair, Fun Run, Polar Express, just to name a few. I have had 4 of my children at the school and could not be happier.

Submitted by a parent

January 23, 2009


To correct the prior review, the school still is overcrowded and they still use portable units as well as a huge portable unit in the rear of the school. Another new elementary is needed in order to correct this problem issue.

Submitted by a parent

December 4, 2008


My family and I believe that shelton is a great school! The principle is great she listened to our needs and what we wanted for our sons education and complied. His present teacher is doing a great job as well and really cares for the students learning growth. I'f you present your case right to the staff you will get the right action. NISA

Submitted by a parent

September 26, 2008


When we moved to this area, we thought due to the growth, the schools had to be good. NOT TRUE. Do not let Shelton's test scores fool you. The teachers are good but the principal does not serve the parents at all. She is impossible to get in touch with, willl not return calls, and does not follow up as she says she will. I was shocked at the unresponsiveness from her. I have never experienced anything like it. Paulding County is still very backwards, and with the growth rate, all focus is on building schools. The bar is set extremely low; little homework; little if any technology in the schools; no teaching goes on in the entire spring other than CRCT practice, hence, the higher test scores.

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