Shakerag Elementary School, located in the northeastern tip of Fulton County, opened its doors in August 1997. Our students reside in homes that are situated in over 27 neighborhoods in the rural setting surrounding the school. The area has grown substantially, predominantly in the development of subdivisions, small shopping centers, churches, and the Johns Creek Technology Center, a vast compilation of technology-centered businesses.
The name, Shakerag, was selected because of its historical significance within the local community. Some speculate that the name refers to the rag one shakes to tell passing trains, and maybe stage coaches, to stop to get the mail. Another famous legend centered around a bobcat that terrorized the community’s laundry. The women would do their laundry and hang the clothes to dry out back overnight. During the night, an animal would rip the laundry off the line and, shaking the clothes to rags, scatter the laundry over the backyard. One night, one of the residents saw a bobcat shaking the rags, and then everyone knew who was shaking their rags. They let the bobcat go, and the community got its name.
School hours are from 7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Arrival is between 7:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Students should not be dropped off prior to the bell ringing at 7:10 a.m. as adult supervision is not available. If you and your child arrive after the bell rings at 7:40 a.m., a parent or guardian is required to come in with their child to sign them in. Dismissal begins at 2:20 p.m.
Our professional faculty and staff members are the backbone behind Shakerag. Each person contributes daily to the strength and character of Shakerag. Our students benefit by being in a safe and happy environment.
Our staff listing, located on our website, provides e-mail addresses for all staff members. E-mail is the easiest form of communication for matters that are not urgent. If you have an urgent need, please send in a written note, or contact our front office at 470-254-3880 as the majority of our staff may be in the middle of instruction, or out of the building and not see your email right away. If you have an unexpected request for early dismissal, please call our front office at 470-254-3880 to ensure a staff member receives your message. All change of dismissal requests must be made in writing. An email request will not be accepted.
Shakerag is organized to include Pre-kindergarten through grade five. We follow the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), the Fulton County Continuous Achievement Guidelines and differentiate instruction to help meet the needs of each student. Our quest in the classroom is to foster success for all students and to enable them to become self-directed, productive problem solvers and thinkers. In connection with personalized learning, teachers provide specific ways for each individual to learn as deeply as possible and as quickly as possible, without assuming one student’s road map for learning is identical to anyone else’s. Instruction may be presented whole group, and/or in small groups within or outside of the general education setting to help meet each student’s maximum potential.
The curriculum includes the following: language arts (reading, English, listening, speaking, spelling, and writing), mathematics, social studies, science, and health.
In addition to the core content, we also offer:
- Art, Music and PE
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Media Center
- Talented and Gifted (TAG)
- ASL (Advanced Strategies Lab)
- Early Intervention Program (EIP)
- Interrelated Resource (IRR) Classes
- Artist Day
- Family Fun Nights (Bingo, Dance)
- Field Day
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Science Force
Shakerag Mission Statement:
Celebrating Learning. Inspiring Leaders.