Welcome to Mountain View
A Georgia School of Excellence
Celebrating Over 80 Years of Excellence

Dr. Renee Garriss, Principal  |   Dr. Whitney Spooner, Assistant Principal

Click here to read Dr. Garriss' Welcome Back Letter to Parents

1928         to        2016

Photo Tour of Mountain View Elementary

News and Information

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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.

MathFestElementary MathFest for 4th and 5th Grades

Walton High School is sponsoring a math tournament for students in 4th and 5th grades on Saturday March 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Please click here for the registration reservation form and for more information.

IOWA Assessment Data - Fall 2015

This year third and fifth grade students in the Cobb County School District performed above the national average on the 2015-2016 Iowa Assessments, a set of norm-referenced tests that compare students’ performance to that of their peers across the United States.  Cobb third graders had an average composite score ranked in the 59th percentile, meaning that on average Cobb third graders scored equal to or better than 59% of all other U.S. third grade students who took the Iowa Assessments.  Composite scores for fifth graders ranked in the 60th percentile.  Also, third graders performed best in science, scoring in the 64th percentile, and in reading, where they ranked in the 59th percentile.  Scores for Cobb fifth graders were at the 67th percentile in social studies and 63rd percentile in English language arts. Please click here for more information about the Iowa Assessment Data for Fall 2015.

MVES 2015 Milestones Data
Please click here to view a PowerPoint presentation with audio recorded by Dr. Garriss which provides information and data about the 2015 Mountain View Milestones.

KissthePigPrincipal and
Assistant Principal
at Mountain View

On Friday, October 30th at 1:45 pm, Dr. Renee Garriss, Principal and Dr. Whitney Spooner, Assistant Principal kissed a pig in front of the student body on the track of Mountain View Elementary School. The events were hosted by the Mountain View PTA and Foundation. The school reached its fundraising goal of over $50,000 through the Mad Dash (fun run) and Silent Auction held on October 16th at the school. The funds raised will go to the salaries for the computer lab and science lab teachers and school enrichment programs.

The Mad Dash was a fun run completed by the students on the morning of October 16th. The students asked for donations to support their efforts on the track. The top students received gift cards and the top class receiving the most donations won a pizza party, a special yearbook photo and the exclusive right to name our mascot, the Mountain View Lion.

The Silent Auction was held the evening of October 16th during the school's Fall Festival. The auction utilized mobile and online bidding and was a great success. Many families and local businesses donated items to the auction. The teachers and staff also donated special experiences which were coveted items at the event. Please enjoy a PowerPoint slideshow of this special event.

School is Cool Breakfast

School is Cool Breakfast312 students and 29 staff members celebrated having Perfect Attendance (0 tardies and 0 absences) for the first nine weeks.  Students celebrated with a healthy breakfast of yogurt, apples, and bananas.  Students were also awarded  a special attendance certificate and a free shaved ice pass from Bahama Bucks!  Being at school is paramount to learning!  School is cool! Please click here to view more photos of this special event. 

Georgia Parent Survey
We need your input for the Georgia Parent Survey. The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents will be able to complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Window open from October 5, 2015 – February 26, 2016
Georgia Parent Survey:


Mountain View AchievesJump Rope for Heart National Ranking for
Jump Rope for Heart

Mountain View finished 19th in the Nation and 1st place for Public Schools in Georgia for our contributions to Jump Rope for Heart for the America Heart Association. Please click here to find out how our contributions will make a difference.

Mountain View RebuildMountain View Rebuild Information
Please click here to view the Project Outline for our school rebuild.

National PTA Names Mountain View Elementary a  2015-2017 National PTA School of Excellence

PTA School of ExcellenceWe are excited to announce that Mountain View Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, MVES made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2014-2015 school year.

Mountain View Elementary School joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  

Safe Route to School ForumMountain View Selected Safe Route to School Forum Partner of the Year
Congratulations to Mountain View Elementary School and PTA for being selected as the North Georgia Region 2015 Partner of the Year at the Safe Routes to School Forum.  This demonstrates outstanding commitment to encouraging students to walk and bike to school and an admirable dedication to caring for the environment.  

Mountain View Receives
2015 Georgia SHAPE Award

Mountain View Elementary School was awarded the 2015 Platinum Achievement in Wellness from the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll. This award recognizes Mountain View's dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students, and community.

Mountain View Recognized as Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite

Mountain View has been awarded the Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. As a Platinum level award recipient, Mountain View has fulfilled key criteria and demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.

Mountain View Receives Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E.’s Heart Safe Certification
Mountain View has completed the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Project S.A.V.E.’s Heart Safe certification. Our Cardiac Emergency Action Plan has been formulated and practiced in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Emergency.

Mountain View Wins 3-2-1
Blastoff Award
We are fired up to announce that Mountain View has won the 3-2-1 Blastoff Award in the amount of $150! Fire Up Your Feet is a core program of Safe Routes to School National Partnership available to any elementary and middle school (grades K-8) nationally. Please click here for more information about the Fire Up Your Feet program.

Mountain View Recognized By
Let's Move!
Active Schools for
Promotion of Physical Activity
Let's Move! Active Schools, a sub-initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, recognized Mountain View for creating an active school environment that provides students with opportunities to move throught the school day. To earn recognition, Mountain View improved its physical education and student wellness policies and programs, including the addition of physical activity options throughout the school day, the promotion of active commuting, and the implementation of policies that support physical activity.

Dr. Whitney Spooner Named
Assistant Principal at Mountain View

It is with great pleasure that Dr. Garriss announces to you our Assistant Principal for the upcoming school year. Beginning July 2015, Dr. Whitney Spooner will join the administrative team as our school’s AP. Dr. Spooner has been a teacher for 13 years and eight of those years have been at Mountain View. She has served as our School Leadership Intern this school year and has done an exceptional job! Dr. Spooner is thrilled to take on this new and exciting role.

Nancy Janas Elected Cobb County PE Teacher of the Year
During a staff meeting on May 7, 2015, Nancy Janas, a PE teacher at Mountain View Elementary was presented with the honor of Cobb County Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Among the attendees were Mark Anderson, Supervisor of Health & Physical Education as well as Mrs. Janas’ husband Mike and daughter Haley, a teacher at Griffin Middle School.

Pictured above (left to right):
Renee Garriss-principal of Mountain View;
Rachel Stafford-author of parent letter included in nomination packet; Brian DeVore-author of colleague letter included in nomination packet and previous winner of Cobb Elementary PE Teacher of the Year when he was on staff at Mtn. View in 2012-2013; Nancy Janas-PE teacher at Mtn. View, 2014-2015 Cobb County Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year; Anna Gibbs-Mtn View Fifth Grade student and author of student letter included in nomination packet; Mike Anderson- Supervisor of Health & Physical Education.

Melissa Edwards Elected
Teacher of the Year for 2015 - 2016

Third grade teacher Melissa Edwards has been elected Teacher of the Year for 2015 – 2016. After earning a Master’s Degree from Auburn University, Mrs. Edwards began her career as an educator for Cobb County Schools. Mrs. Edwards has taught for fourteen years and has spent a majority of her teaching career at Mountain View. Approximately nine years of Mrs. Edwards' career has been dedicated to special education and the remainder of her time was spent in general education. Mrs. Edwards believes that "teaching is a calling. I am honored to be voted Teacher of the Year."

Fourth grade
special education teacher Leanne Schneider is the runner-up teacher of the year for 2015 – 2016. Mrs. Schneider has been a special education teacher at Mountain View for 10 years and has taught for a total of 15 years.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Mrs. Schneider later earned a Master of Elementary Education from University of North Carolina and then added a concentration in Special Education. Mrs. Schneider’s passion is “teaching students with special needs.  I am particularly drawn to children with autism. I love my job and believe that children learn best when they are in an environment where they are accepted, challenged, and differences are celebrated and respected.  I feel very grateful to my peers for the nomination and recognition.”

Ruth Leddin Elected Classified Employee of the Year for 2015 - 2016
Congratulations to our Classified Employee of the Year for 2015-2016, Ruth Leddin. Mrs. Leddin has worked as a paraprofessional with Cobb County School District for six years and at Mountain View for the past five years as a Kindergarten and Special Education paraprofessional. She has also served on the BLT committee for the past two years. Mrs. Leddin says that she is "very grateful to those who nominated and voted for me. I feel very blessed to work with the BEST staff, students and parents in Cobb County."

District Direction for
Continuous Improvement

Please click here to view the chart entitled
"One Team, One Goal: Student Success."

 Gold Award

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