Madina Eshova, Gwinnett Magazine Intern
An elementary school is one of the first academic institutions that children attend. Starting from Kindergarten to 5th grade, the first years at school set an educational foundation that students carry with them for the rest of their academic career and beyond.
K. E. Taylor Elementary School, a K-5 public school in Lawrenceville, Georgia, strives to make meaningful connections with each and every student and leave a positive impact on them for the rest of their lives. From first learning to read and write, to solving arithmetic problems, students truly grow in their mindset and expand the possibilities for future endeavors. Teachers at Taylor are some of the most qualified in the state and make their best efforts to ensure all the students are learning to their full potential.
Ms. Bonnie Meaders, a former 2nd grade teacher for Taylor, believes that the backbone of what makes K.E Taylor, K.E Taylor, is the priority that teachers place on students.
"Taylor Elementary has excellent teachers that prepare students academically. They teach life skills helping them to reason and establish a higher order of thinking. High level reading skills are a top priority."
As many readers know, Gwinnett County Public Schools have distinguished themselves from those across the nation. Gwinnett is a large school district and has created schools listed in the top tier in the United States. Former student, Sara Elzokm, believes that having made the move to Gwinnett has had one of the most positive influences on her education.
"I moved from Ohio and when I came to Taylor, the difference in education was significant. Taylor had higher standards for academics. Taylor had higher expectations for their students. And everyone at Taylor, students and teachers alike, were so helpful, welcoming, and kind."
With more than 900 students, K.E Taylor manages to provide an extensive education for all and have students graduate the school, more prepared to face the world than when they first set foot through the doors.