Award Year: 2013

Mountain Park Elementary School

11895 Mountain Park Road
Roswell, GA, 30075-1818

(770) 552-4530

Stacy Perlman, Principal at time of Nomination

Fulton County Schools

School Website


Learn to Think! Think to Learn!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Mountain Park Elementary School, located in historic Roswell, Georgia, is home to 850 PreK-5th grade students. MPE opened its doors in 1973. We are truly a neighborhood school where families contribute to our accomplishments and culture. Our school is one of the reasons many choose to remain in or return to our community. There is tremendous pride in being a Mountain Park Mustang.

Our mission statement is “Learn to Think, Think to Learn”. It is our goal to foster students who love to learn and are critical thinkers. Through our implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, students are challenged to go beyond the Common Core Curriculum and become navigators of their own learning.

Differentiated instruction at all levels enables students with learning challenges to thrive as well as provides challenge for those working above grade-level. Teacher teams operate as Professional Learning Communities.  Visitors often comment about our warm and inviting atmosphere. Teachers and staff truly care about students and one another, creating a nurturing and collaborative environment while maintaining high expectations for all. 

Our team of students, staff and parents is committed to continuous improvement and innovation.  Decisions at Mountain Park are always made based on what is best for students. We chose to enter the first cohort of schools in the Fulton County Charter System. As a Cohort 1 School, we have elected our first School Governance Council and look forward to increasing and improving our shared decision making process. We are seeking ways to continue to challenge our students and do things differently.  

We are proud that Mountain Park Elementary is an outstanding place to learn and teach.