We greet you with Roadrunner pride. The goal of AES is to deliver academic excellence by engaging students in comprehensive learning, following International Baccalaureate (IB) principles. We invite families, faculty and the community to explore the educational offerings of our school by visiting, observing and asking questions. We’re glad you’re here!
A bit about us
Avondale Elementary School was established in 1923.
School mascot: The Roadrunner
School colors: Yellow and Blue
- Winner of KaBoom! grant – the school received a new playground!
- DCSD Technology Fair winners in three different categories, and students advanced to the state level competition for the fourth year in a row!
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta partners with AES to promote healthy living through the Strong4Life program.
- AES raised its CCRPI score by 10.9 points during the 2016-2018 academic years.AES is an authorized International Baccalaureate School.
- Created the Avondale Elementary School Education Foundation, Inc.
School starts at 7:45 am daily. Students can arrive no earlier than 7 am. Breakfast is served until 7:30 am. Study hall tutorial is provided for students in 3rd-5th grades until 7:25 am.
Daily instruction is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework and the DeKalb County School District Curriculum, which incorporates the Georgia Performance Standards.
Students experience daily recess and specials. Specials include Physical Education, Music, Art, Spanish, and Technology. Students also visit the STEM Science Lab and the Outdoor Garden Classroom.
Dismissal starts at 2:15 pm. Buses are dismissed first. Then, daycare vans, car riders, and walkers. Students must be picked up no later than 2:45 pm.
IB at AES
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the official curriculum framework and teaching methology of the International Baccalaureate Organization. The PYP was developed to meet the needs of the whole child, in the classroom as well as the world outside, through other environments where children learn.
- Is a natural fit with standards-based practices.
- Draws upon the best practices in elementary school instruction.
- Is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning through interdisciplinary units.
- Strives to help students develop an international perspective – to become aware of and sensitive to the points of view of people in other parts of the world.
What we offer
- Aftercare Program
- Spirit Squad
- Cardio Club
- Coding Club
- Cool Girls, Inc.
- Cub Scouts
- Elite Gentleman’s Consortium, Inc.
- Garden Club
- Student Council
- Afterschool Tutorial
- Band and Strings
- ESOL Program
- Gifted Program
- Pre-K Program
- Saturday School Enrichment
- Special Education (MID, Resources, Co-taught, and Para Support)
- Speech and Occupational Therapy
School Climate Supports
- Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
- Pathways Transition Program
- School Counseling
- Path to Shine®
- Social Worker
- Principal Advisory Council (PAC)
- Active PTA
Avondale Elementary School will provide students with authentic real-world experiences that challenge them to be caring communicators, collaborators, and critical thinkers with local, national, and global awareness acquired through inquiry and problem-based learning.
Avondale’s Vision Statement
Avondale Elementary will be a school where students realize that education is the power to becoming contributing members of society.
Avondale’s 3 R Pledge
I pledge to be respectful in all of my actions, responsible for all of my choices and resourceful in all of my decisions. Following the 3 Rs, I honor my school, my family and myself.
Highly Qualified Teachers
In compliance with the requirement of the ESEA/NCLB, all of the teachers at Avondale Elementary are highly qualified. Parents have the right to request information about their child’s teachers’ training and credentials.