Award Year 2016
- Black/African American: 3%
- White: 78%
- Hispanic: 5%
- Asian: 12%
- Two or more races: 2%
- ELL: 6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 3%
Mt. Bethel is a public elementary school serving Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students in Eastern Cobb County, Georgia. Our community is nestled in a suburban area a short commute from downtown Atlanta. We feel fortunate to teach students who we believe are the best raw material on the planet: high-achieving kids, with over one-third of our students qualifying for gifted services. Parents set high expectations for students, teachers, and the community and are actively involved - donating the resources of time, energy, and financial support in abundance. Our community is stable with a low transiency rate. Teachers continually seek opportunities for professional learning and engage in ongoing school-based professional learning, attend district-level trainings, and regularly attend national seminars.
Mt. Bethel's vision of EXCELLENCE IN ACTION brings a responsibility to develop students into well-rounded, well-educated, contributing members of society. This vision is the driving force behind all the programs and activities provided to all students, staff, and community members. In addition to our high-achieving population, we have a large number of students with special needs. The staff and community are welcoming, inclusive, and focused on an education based on what is best for ALL students.
Mt. Bethel strives to continually provide opportunities for students to develop a variety of skills. Academic skills are continually assessed and analyzed for ways to improve, and opportunities to develop proficiencies in fine arts, physical education, and citizenship are also provided. We believe that a well-balanced education allows students to truly become the leaders of tomorrow.