About School


Vision and Mission

At Norton Park our vision is achievement through collaboration for lifelong success.

Our mission is one Team for collaboration through The Park, Parents, and Partnerships.

Norton Park Elementary School employs the latest research based strategies so that all students can be successful. Norton Park challenges students by holding them accountable to the rigor of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English Language Arts and Math as well as the Georgia Performance Standards in Science and Social Studies.

We utilize an instructional framework that allows for a mini lesson, student work time, and a time for students to summarize their learning in all subject areas. This allows teachers to teach using research based strategies, students to have time to practice what they are learning, as well as time for students to explain the focus of the day.

A Culturally Diverse Community

Norton Park Elementary School is located in Smyrna, Ga., a suburban community in the northwest Atlanta metro area. It is one of 68 elementary schools in the Cobb County School District. The school has a culturally diverse population with an enrollment of over 800 students.

Teachers and staff work collaboratively to build a framework for understanding cultural values and to create an open community where family and friends are welcome. They also strive to provide excellence in instruction, a safe, supportive environment, and respect for all.

Learning is valued and celebrated in our school

  • Science Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Writing Lab
  • Math Lab
  • READ 180
  • Math and Literacy Parent Nights
  • PTA
  • Advanced Learning Program
  • Saturday School/Parent University
  • Early Intervention Program
  • Cultural and Performing Arts
  • Chorus
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Garden Club
  • Special Student Services
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Partners in Education