ROSWELL, Ga. – Hundreds of children, adults, grandparents and friends celebrated Mountain Park Elementary's 40-year anniversary on Sept. 20 with festivities held after school on the campus field.
"From 1973 to 2013, Mountain Park Elementary has remained a special place for alumni and current students," said Principal Stacy Perlman. "We were so thrilled to be able to share our birthday event with the community."
Doris Robertson, the school's principal from 1981-1983, attended the celebration and cut the first piece of the birthday cake.
Mountain Park Elementary School opened in August 1973 with 250 students in first through seventh grades. Annually one of the top-performing schools in Fulton County, Mountain Park now houses more than 800 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school was named after Mountain Park, a town and nature preserve next to the school.
Recently, the school was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for its academic achievement.