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Oakley Elementary School is one of 100 schools in the Fulton County School district. The Fulton County School System is one of the most unique school systems in the nation.

As the fourth largest school system in Georgia, and the largest charter district, Fulton has more than 13,000 full-time employees, including more than 6,800 teachers and other certified personnel, who work in 100 schools and 14 administrative and support buildings. During the 2011-12 school year, approximately 93,000 students will attend classes in 58 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 16 high schools (includes two open campus high schools) and 7 charter organizations (some charters have multiple campuses but are considered one school).

Oakley is located in Union City, Georgia.  It was built in 2007 on land donated by D.R. Horton Real Estate Incorporated in Oakley Township, which bears the school name.  Oakley ES was built to relieve the overcrowding of Campbell ES, E.C. West ES, and S.L. Lewis ES. Our original enrollment topped at 950 students, which was reduced by about 200 students due to redistricting in 2008. 

The demographics of Oakley Elementary reflect the following:

Race – 86.1% African American; 8.61% Hispanic; 2.02% Multi-race; 1.35% Asian; and 1.35% white

Federal:  84% Free and Reduced meals

Classification: 5.9% Gifted; 8.6% Special Education; 25% Remedial; 1.62% both Remedial and Special Education; 4.9% English as a Second Language (ESL)

Oakley Elementary provides a rigorous and relevant instructional program with emphasis also on building relationships.  In addition to focus on Georgia Performance Standards and researched-based best practices, we also enrich our students with many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as field trips, school assemblies, Jr. BETA, Student Council, Robotics, Accelerated Reader, Scholastic Book Fair, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, writing, technology, and art competition, cheerleading, basketball team, Red Ribbon Week, Black Month activities, Career Day, etc.  Students are constantly recognized for their achievements during reading celebrations, semester awards assemblies; articles in our school newsletters; weekly announcements on our TNN Broadcast; Student of the Month luncheons, and display of work throughout the building.

Parents are very important to our children’s success.  We provide various opportunities, coordinated by our Title I Parent Liaison, to obtain their input in the school decision-making process through PTA, Local School Advisory (LSAC), and surveys.  We keep them informed through our website, Phone Messenger, and three monthly newsletters.  I-Moms and I-Dads Breakfast, Parent University, Curriculum Night, and CRCT Night are a few programs offered to support parent education. Family Math Night, Student Showcase, Trunk n’ treats, and Santa’s Workshop are opportunities for families to spend quality time learning and having fun together.  Our parent volunteer numbers and hours steadily increase due to the coordination of our Parent Liaison, also.

 The staff at Oakley Elementary is committed and dedicated in making a difference for all our children.  The majority of our staff has been with us since 2007, with an average of ten years experienced.  All teachers are either in or have completed post graduate work for masters’ degrees, specialists’ degrees, or doctorates.  Two staff members have obtained their Ph.D.

Technology has come to Oakley Elementary School in many forms. Through various funding (Title I, grants, PTA, General Budget) many new computers, printers, scanners, e-beams, Promethean Boards, hand held devices, and a wide variety of software are available to students and staff to “educate our children for the world”. The Media Center is fully automated with scanners to process check-in/outs and inventory control.  Through technology our teachers have easy and quick access to student data to improve instruction to meet individual needs through differentiation and increase student achievement.

We are very proud of our partnership with Bank of America and Delta. Through “Everybody Wins”, employees of these corporations come to read with our third, fourth, and fifth graders one day a week for eight months of the school year.  Data has shown that this has made a positive impact on student achievement and motivation.  Our partnership with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department has brought the G.R.EA.T. (Gang Resistance and Education Training) to our fifth graders to promote character building/anti-bullying and positive decision-making.  Other partners that have supported Oakley Elementary through financial contributions, certificates, recognition coupons are Subway; Smart Kids are Us, Chick-fil-A, and McDonalds.  Their generous donation of both time and money has helped each and every student at Oakley Elementary School.

Our Vision: “Educating children for the World”

Our Mission Statement: At Oakley Elementary School our mission is to collaborate with

family and community to:

· Develop students into critical thinkers who are technologically advanced and able to compete in a global society.

· Cultivate lifelong learners by utilizing relevant real world experiences.

· Promote student wellness in a nurturing environment.



We, the “village” of Oakley Elementary truly believe through the work of all stakeholders that the above is deserving of all children and we will continue to work collaboratively to ensure them a 21st Century education.

Department of Education School Report Card for Oakley Elementary

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