Russell Elementary School

Tammy Watson, Principal | Erin Schularick, Assistant Principal

3920 South Hurt Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30082
Phone: 770-437-5937
Fax: 770-437-5939
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Welcome to Russell Elementary

Home of the Russell Roadrunners

A 2015 GADOE PBIS Operational School
(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

School Tours Available on Wednesdays
(Please contact Ms. Jessica Jones to schedule.)

2016-17 Supply List

English   |   Spanish 




Dual Language Immersion Program

Russell Elementary will provide a Dual Language Immersion Program for the upcoming Kindergarten students. Dual Language Immersion is a way to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. The goals of the program are for the students to develop literacy skills in both English and Spanish while attaining a high level of academic achievement that is at or above their grade level in all content areas and to develop a world cultural sensitivity.

Russell Elementary proporcionará un programa de inmersión Dual para los próximos estudiantes de Kindergarten. Doble inmersión lingüística es una manera de aprender contenidos académicos mientras adquiere otro idioma al mismo tiempo. Los objetivos del programa son que los estudiantes desarrollen habilidades de alfabetización en inglés y español al mismo tiempo logrando un alto nivel de rendimiento académico que está en o por encima de su nivel de grado en todas las áreas de contenido y desarrollen una sensibilidad cultural del mundo.


Our Russell Space Team won a contest and was selected to travel to the Fernbank Museum on March 8th, 2016, to communicate with the International Space Station! The students will be asking the astronauts questions and are very excited. This is a huge honor!

AdvancED Parent Survey

The AdvancED survey for the 2015-2016 school year will be opened until April 1, 2016. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. The data will be used to inform the school and the district of parent’s opinions. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED’s eProve for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. Parents are welcome to complete the AdvancED Survey in Russell’s Parent Resource Room. To complete the survey, enter the web address into the web browser, the first page of the survey will ask you to select a language. This is the beginning of the parent survey. The URL address for the AdvancED Parent Survey is posted below.

Click to take the AdvancED Parent Survey

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

Congratulations 2016 Russell Elementary
Science Fair Winners

  • Jarobie Miller - How does color effect the amount of heat absorbed?
  • Cooper Jones - Does the number of papillae effect if you are a picky eater?
  • Khyla Butler - Which bread molds the fastest?
  • Haley Jones - Does exercise make your brain work better?

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphones or tablet. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can stop by the Parent Resource room during school hours to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at Russell. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The deadline to complete the survey is February 26th. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. Thank you in advance!

Click here to take the Georgia Parent Survey

NOW Accepting Lego Donations in Our Front Office

Click Here for more info.


STEAM IT Up @ Russell Elementary School

Did you know that our SPECIALISTS are blazing a new trail of integrating the ARTS into STEM? We are calling it, STEAM It UP! The Russell Specialists have planned lessons that align with the processes that our students are learning in their science and math classes. Be sure to ask your child about it today and check out our STEAM It Up bulletin board outside of our Art room. Please email Ms. Kelly Bodner for more information!

3-5 STEAM It UP Video

Check out our latest posting on Russell's Online Parent University YOUTUBE Channel!

Russell Online Parent University YouTube Channel

Our next video will be in November. If there is a particular topic you would like addressed, please email us below.

Email Us HERE!

 Clean Air Campaign 

We are excited to announce that Russell Elementary is partnering with The Clean Air Campaign. The Clean Air Campaign is committed to improving Georgia’s air quality. Daily they announce Smog Alerts on days when the air quality is unhealthy. You can check the air quality by visiting our Russell’s website or Each morning in the car rider line Blair the Bear will show the daily air quality.

Weather Bug

The Weatherbug system has been installed at Russell. We are one of only two schools in Cobb County to have the Weatherbug. Click on the weather bug to view the current weather at Russell Elementary School.

Calendar of Events

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Russell is a GREEN school!!!