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Georgia United School Crashers 2015!

2015 Georgia United School Crahers Runner-Up Schools:

Five additional runner-up schools were announced today to receive School Crashers mini-makeover grants.  Congratulations to the following schools who will work with Georgia United this fall to complete their requested improvement projects:


  • Kelley Lake Elementary, Decatur (DeKalb County) – Outdoor courtyard classroom grant & landscaping assistance: This 52 year old school was originally built around a courtyard that will now be turned into an outdoor learning space with picnic tables, benches, planting stations, bird feeders, flowers and shrubs. This outdoor classroom will become an inviting centerpiece for the entire school. 
  • Peachtree Elementary, Norcross (Gwinnett County) - Media Center makeover:  Thanks to the creative and heartfelt request of Media Specialist Mary Tyne, this diverse Title 1 School’s 44 year old media center will receive new furniture, carpeting and a more collaborate learning environment for their 1,790 students. 
  • Laurel Ridge Elementary, Decatur (DeKalb County) – Providing handicapped ramp & new projection/sound system for cafeteria stage: This small school serves special needs students from all over their district and will receive a handicapped ramp for the cafeteria stage so that all students will have access for programs like spelling bees, arts programs and graduation. Plus, the school is receiving a new sound-system and projection equipment for the cafeteria stage to improve communications.
  • Cohutta Elementary, Cohutta (Whitfield County) – Landscaping and Carpeting grant: This Title 1 school in Whitfield County serving 340 students will receive welcoming landscaping for the front of their school and much-needed replacement carpeting.
  • Brockett Elementary, Tucker (DeKalb County) – Art Room makeover:  Brockett School will receive an art classroom makeover, including a new kiln, art supplies, storage units and volunteers to update this creative learning space for their 520 students.


These five schools were selected from among the 2015 Georgia United School Crasher finalists and are just a few of the many deserving schools educating students in communities across the state.  


Georgia United announced Woodward Elementary School the WINNER of its 2nd annual SCHOOL CRASHERS makeover program! Woodward was chosen from among hundreds of nominations from schools across the state. Georgia United’s judges had a difficult time choosing just one winner from so many deserving applicants. 

Woodward Elementary School is located at 3034 Curtis Drive in Atlanta and has 1,030 students and 100 faculty/staff.  They received their specifically requested “school makeover” project during July 17 & 18, so the project will be completed before the new school year in August. 

See the Makeover:

Check out Georgia United’s Facebook page for “before and after” photos.


What is Georgia United School Crashers?

School Crashers is a unique program from Georgia United, which offers local schools the opportunity to apply for a facility “makeover.”  The goal of the program is to bring communities together to support local schools and their school systems. Any accredited school in Georgia was eligible to submit a 250 word statement why their school should receive a makeover.