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WELCOME TO Our School!

We greet you with Roadrunner pride. Avondale Elementary School (AES) serves students in grades PreK through 5 as part of the Druid Hills Cluster of schools in DeKalb County School District. AES is a Cognia STEM-certified school and an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). Teachers and staff work together to instill a love of learning in each child, developing the whole child in a warm, nurturing environment and sending them into the world on a lifelong quest for knowledge and understanding.

A bit about us

Avondale Elementary School was established in 1923.

School mascot: The Roadrunner

School colors: Yellow and Blue

Recent Achievements

  • 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 7:35 am daily. Students can arrive no earlier than 7:00 am. Breakfast is served until 7:25 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.


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.

The PYP:

  • 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

Extracurricular Activities

  • Aftercare Program
    (2:15-6 PM)
  • Cool Girls, Inc.
  • Cub Scouts
  • Garden Club
  • Girl Scouts
  • Music Club
  • Safety Patrol
  • Sports clubs + activities
  • STEM programming
  • Student Council

Academic Services

  • 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)
  • AES Foundation

Our pledge

Mission Statement

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.

Need to get in touch?

Avondale Elementary School
8 Lakeshore Dr., Avondale Estates, GA 30002

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