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.