Flippen Elementary School

  • Enrollment*  |   Total Students - 597   |   Administrators - 2   |   Counselors - 1  |   Certified Staff - 48   


    Principal - Dr. Toni Obenauf FLES

    Adminstrators - Mr. Marlon Gilbert, M.Ed.,     

    Mission - Focusing on Learning for Every Student

    Vision - The vision of Flippen Elementary School is to focus on LEARNING so all students will perform to the best of their ability and be prepared to graduate high school as self-motivated, responsible leaders ready for real world experiences.


    FLES Continuous Improvement Plan   


    425 Peach Dr., McDonough, GA 30253   |   Main# 770.954.3522   |   Fax# 770.954.3525

    *2021-2022 Enrollment

Student Body Community

      Our Staff
      Administration: 2
      Counselors: 1
      Teachers and Staff: 48



    When I think about Flippen Elementary School, I think of the word Family. This school is definitely memorable for being able to develop a sense of Family and closeness amongst the staff as well as the students. I say this because when a teacher works at Flippen, they truly feel like they are a member of a family, and when they leave, they always remember their "Flippen Family!" We always say, "Once A Flippen Falcon, Always A Flippen Falcon." The teachers and administrators care deeply about the students and families we work with. Administrators are always welcoming to different perspectives from their educators. parents, and students.
    They are open to discussion so that everyone involved can work toward the best interest of students. Our student population also has fond memories and they often come back to visit their Flippen Family. We do our best to involve faculty, staff, and students in different events throughout the year to enhance our "Family" atmosphere.


    We have worked diligently to provide a positive and accepting culture and climate at Flippen Elementary. Our PBIS Team has led the charge with our Student Ambassadors, teacher and support staff of the month, student of the month, positive office referrals, shouts out recognitions, positive pop-ups, celebrations, etc. We feel

    Flippen gives so many different opportunities for staff, students, and parents that should be highlighted. Student of the Month; Staff Member of the Month; Shout Outs, positive recognitions and celebrations are ongoing. Our school climate is happy and fun. Students are frequently rewarded with Gotchas and drawings once a week for Gothcha winners! Our faculty and staff go over and beyond to create a positive, fun, family school climate.



    Flippen is always hosting and participating in after school events that involve our families. For the past few years, Flippen has provided an extracurricular event every winter. We host a ball for the students to participate in after school hours. It is well planned and executed with a great amount of detail.

    There is always a theme and it includes being able to dress up in formal attire. The students love this, and it gives them a chance to see their teachers 'socially' rather than just as their educator. Flippen has had several events that have allowed students, families and teachers to build relationship inside an outside of school. Other events include, Family Fun Days, Field Days, Cultural Diversity Night, PINK OUT for Relay for Life, Art Shows, etc.


    Flippen Elementary offers a variety of extracurricular activities that allow our students to broaden their minds. Our Robotics team allows our students the chance to program and use 21 century skills in todays time, the Reading Bowl
    team introduces our students to the many adventures that await them if they only take the time to read.

    There are many other extracurricular activities at Flippen that challenge our students and allow them to grow into the young men and women that will one day change our world. Robotics has been a great addition to the school.
    The students get into the building and coding that comes with the robotics team. They were really excited to join and go on trips to compete against others. Another event that is memorable for our school is "Taste of Flippen". This event celebrates the different cultures in our school! Restaurants of different cultures come to the school or send food for students to taste. Parents are involved by dressing in attire that represents their culture and/or provide displays.


  • Specials:
    • Music
    • Art
    • P.E.
    • Computer
    • Art
    • Challenge 24
    • Good News
    • Honor Chorus
    • K-Piano
    • PBIS Student Ambassadors
    • Poetry Recitation Winners
    • Reading Bowl Team
    • Robotics Team
    • Science Fair Winners
    • Spelling Bee Winners
    • Writing Winners