Category Archives: East Cobb Schools

The Wood Acres School – Academic Excellence in East Cobb

Quick Facts about the Woods

  • Wood Acres was founded in 1969 as the Wood Acres Country Day School. Originally located on the corner of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Roads in East Cobb County (yes, it was once just a beautiful forest!), the school provided unprecedented educational programs for Early Childhood students.
  • Wood Acres moved to its present location in 1983. A multi-million dollar campus renovation was completed in 2007 in preparation for program expansion and growth into the middle school years.
  • The Wood Acres logo, the oak leaf and acorn, comes from the original campus oak still seen on Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb. With the addition of Turner Hall, Wood Acres adopted its mascot, Navi-Gator. The compass rose, found in the school plaza, provides the school community a daily reminder of the importance of direction and purpose in all that we do.
  • Many schools, both public and private, tout low teacher-pupil ratios (TPR) but embedded in the numbers are additional non-homeroom teachers and support staff. Wood Acres’ TPR is a true representation of the importance we place on small class size and personal attention to a student’s learning. The Twos average TPR is 7:1, Threes, Fours, and Kindergarten average is 8:1, Grammar School (first through 4th grades is 16:1 and Upper School (5th through 8th grades) is 18:1. These TPR averages include applicable teaching assistants as they directly impact instruction. Toss in all our specials teachers (i.e. music, art, etc) and our TPR drops to an amazing 5:1 in the Early School, 8:1 in the Grammar School, and 8:1 in the Upper School!
  • For the discerning family who compares both educational value and expense, The Wood Acres School has no competition. Our tuition is not just competitive; it consistently ranks on the top of lists comparing quality vs. tuition. Wood Acres firmly believes that a first class private school education should not cost more that college tuition! Specifics concerning tuition and fees can be obtained during your on-campus tour or by calling the Wood Acres Financial Accounts Manager.
  • Leadership at Wood Acres ascribes to the tenets of 30 years of research on effective schools. Hence, The Wood Acres School focuses on a clear and focused vision, high expectations for student achievement, strong instructional leadership, a safe learning environment, close monitoring of instruction and time on task, a positive school climate, and close home-school-community partnerships. Through these lenses leadership and teaching teams constantly evaluate themselves for continuous improvement.
  • Wood Acres is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Founded in 1901 this commission accredits both private and public schools in the state.
  • Wood Acres does not ascribe to any one teaching methodology, any one curriculum approach, or any one academic mindset. The programs and adopted curriculum are strongly research-based, geared to national standards, and represent myriad approaches that have proven successful for student achievement and academic success.
  • Although an independent school, Wood Acres students do not wear school uniforms at this time, although a smile is a prerequisite throughout the school day! Spirit wear is popular and available through this website.
  • Choice in education can be both an invigorating experience as well as a challenging one to implement. The Wood Acres School works closely with prospective families in hopes of making a great educational match between student and school. One visit to our campus will help you shape your child’s educational journey.

Price Reduced on Stunning East Cobb Home

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East Cobb Home Open Sunday, August 5th from 2-4pm

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Exceptional Value in Popular East Cobb Neighborhood

This is a great new listing in the Tritt Elementary, Hightower Trail Middle, and Pope High School District.

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Top East Cobb School Districts Show Stronger Home Sales and Fewer Homes For Sale

The news involving the real estate market often seems confusing and conflicting from day to day.  We’ve been hearing alot about strong sales and declining inventory of available homes which would lead you to believe the market is recovering, but after the past few years anyone in the real estate field is cautiously optimistic but hopeful that this breeze of activity may soon turn into a gust.  I recently researched the East Cobb area that is so popular for the excellent schools to see how the market is doing with some sound statistics, not just speculation.  This graph below is from Trendgaphix and shows the sales activity for the past year from May 2011 through May 2012 for the zip codes of 30062,30067, and 30068 for the price range from $300,000 and up.  You’ll see the number of available homes in May 2011 was 450 compared to May 2012 of 307, a 31.8% decline.  The number of homes that went under contract rose slightly, but the sales rose 16.4%.  With the decreased inventory and increased sales, the months of inventory based on closed sales is much more favorable at 4.8 months compared to a high of 13.9 months in January of 2012 and 8.2 months in May of 2011.

This is great news for sellers that have really been beat up over the past 5 years by this buyer’s market.

Atlanta High Schools Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report reviewed 21,776 U.S. public high schools; 77 Georgia schools made their rankings.

Of the Georgia schools ranked in 2012 for the U.S. News Best High Schools, 8 were awarded gold medals, 30 earned silver medals, and 39 received bronze medals.

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

Top Ranked GA Schools

500 WASHINGTON AVE, SAVANNAH, GA 31405
615 12TH ST, AUGUSTA, GA 30901
1590 BILL MURDOCK RD, MARIETTA, GA 30062
10625 PARSONS RD, DULUTH, GA 30097
5900 HEARDS DR NW, ATLANTA, GA 30328
1700 CHEROKEE AVE, COLUMBUS, GA 31906
2600 SHALLOWFORD RD, MARIETTA, GA 30066
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD, CHAMBLEE, GA 30341
3801 BRIARCLIFF RD NE, ATLANTA, GA 30345
3737 BROCK RD, DULUTH, GA 30096

See complete Georgia High School Rankings

 

 

East Cobb Home Sold After 33 Days on the Market

This beautiful riverfront home in one of the top East Cobb School Districts was under contract in 33 days.  After being marketed for several months last year by another real estate company without securing a buyer, the exceptional marketing provided by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty gave this special property the attention it deserved to attract a buyer after only 33 days on the market.

Stunning East Cobb Home Participating in National Open House Weekend

Open houses open doors to buying opportunities! So what could be better than a weekend full of open houses, encouraging people to tour homes and learn more about the benefits of home ownership? That’s the promise of the 2012 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend, Saturday and Sunday April 28-29, in which REALTORS® and real estate associations across the country will hold thousands of open houses in their local communities.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agents will hold numerous open houses throught the Metro Atlanta area in conjunction with hundreds of agents citywide. With housing affordability at record highs, real estate professionals are hoping this year’s event will be a big jump-start to the spring market, in which we are already seeing record sales numbers.

Nearly half of home buyers visit open houses during their home search, according to the 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®.  Open houses give buyers a stress-free way to visit homes for sale in different neighborhoods where they might want to live. For sellers, the weekend provides a high-visibility effort to promote traffic and drive home sales.

Housing in the Atlanta market has been showing many signs of improvement in the past months. Mortgage rates continue to be at record lows and affordability is at record highs.  With beautiful weather forecasted for the upcoming weekend in Atlanta, there’s no better time to visit one of our fabulous listings!

Stop by and see this stunning classic in one of East Cobb’s top school districts on Sunday, April 29th from 2pm-4pm.

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Stunning Classic in Top East Cobb School District

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Fifteen Cobb County High Schools Named 2012 AP Honor Schools

Fifteen Cobb High Schools Named 2012  Advanced Placement Honor Schools

The Georgia Department of Education announced today the 2012 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools, recognizing schools that have increased access to rigorous AP coursework. The program honors schools in five unique categories, based on the results of 2011 AP classes and exams :

2012 AP Access and Support Schools (Schools with at least 30 percent of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African- American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher)

Kell High School

McEachern High School

Pebblebrook High School

South Cobb High School

2012 AP Merit Schools (Schools with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of three (3) or higher)

Harrison High School

Kell High School

Lassiter High School

North Cobb High School

Pope High School

Sprayberry High School

Walton High School

2012 AP STEM Schools (Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science))

Campbell High School

Harrison High School

Hillgrove High School

Kell High School

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Lassiter High School

McEachern High School

North Cobb High School

Osborne High School

Pebblebrook High School

Pope High School

South Cobb High School

Sprayberry High School

Walton High School

Wheeler High School

2012 AP STEM Achievement Schools (Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher)

Campbell High School

Harrison High School

Hillgrove High School

Kell High School

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Lassiter High School

North Cobb High School

Pope High School

Walton High School

Wheeler High School