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Allatoona Elementary School

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Posted April 15, 2014

I think this school is awful I have a fifth grader who is failing all subjects and the teachers keep telling me how sweet and wonderful she is instead of helping her pass I am so unsatisfied that I am considering homeschooling so I can monitor her education on my own
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

My child is in 2nd grade. My child started Allatoona Elem as a Preschooler moved on to Kindergarten then First grade. Preschool was good there as well as Kindergarten and some of 1st grade but now my daughter now has many behavioral problems and possible learning disorders. It takes WAY TOO LONG to get a child tested and therefore, eligible for Special Educational Services. Currently it takes 6-8 weeks that's just the process of "Watching your child stumble through classes daily so that they can document it down on paper as evidence that your child does have problems." After that then, they take the evidence to the meeting to determine if your child should be tested further to look for any disabilities or disorders. But to speed that process up, I took my child to a private doctor to get a Psychological and have testing done on my own. Even with that my child is still struggling and nothing is being done to correct the problems that she is having and that I am having. So with that.I hope to find a Private School that can give my child the support she needs. My child has had a horrible time with being bullied she's only 8 years old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

My son is in 2nd grade at this school and has had problems all year with bullying kids. The teachers and principle do not seem to care at all, as I have called this to their attention several times. My son gets called fat on a daily basis and comes home crying. I also had a child go to kindergarten in this school a few years ago and I pulled her out after only 4 months and put her in a out of district school because of similar things...this school and its staff only care about themselves...I have NEVER had a good experience here and as soon as I can sell my home I will be moving to the Mission Rd Elem. district...they actually care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2010

this school is GREAT i went to that school since pre-k and now is going south central and i hate it i wants to fail so bad so i can come back but i cant because the teachers taught me better than that! i LOVE ALES!


Posted May 11, 2010

Allatoona Elementary School cares about their children. My daughter just started there this year as a Pre-k child and she has had a terrific time, her teachers are very hands on and go out of their way to make each child feel comfortable and loved. Also within the past week, the entire school celebrated Earth Week and my lil girl rushed home to tell me about 'Mother Earth' and talked about how we must take care of her and help her..lol! We talked about recycling our paper goods, glass and making sure that we always turn off the lights when we leave the room. This school and their teachers are doing a fantastic job at nurturing their little minds and souls! This school really deserves kudos for going that extra mile!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

My granddaughter was a student at Allatoona Elementary through 5th grade. She loved it and received excellent help from her teachers and the entire staff. I am a 40 year educator, and I am so pleased with her time there. Ms. Black was her teacher for 2 years (4th and 5th) and she went 'above and beyond' to help my grandchild. Kudos to all the staff and thanks from the perspective of a grandparent.


Posted July 21, 2009

both my kids wnet there from kindergarten to 5th.the teachers are great miss hannah,mrs riddle,miss black,mr bowen,loved miss ferrero so did my kids.great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I feel that all involved with the school geniunely care for each child. There is so much pressure put on the school from the state that it does sometimes roll down to the children. Allatoona teachers do their best to remember these are children first and students second. Both being of equal importance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

Our grandchildren received lots of individual attention and are doing excellently.


Posted February 27, 2008

Allatoona teachers are great. They go way above what is required to help each student do their best and be successful. Parent involvement is important and Allatoona has several activities during the year to highlight what is being taught and to get parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

Ms. May and Ms. Carder (K) are wonderful. If all the teachers my son has are half as wonderful I will be thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

My child has attended Allatoona Elem. now for 3 years. They have great teachers and wonderful award programs that honor each student several times a year. On the down side, Allatoona is a smaller community and I have noticed several times that if you or your child know someone associated with the school, disciline is nonexistent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

My daughter is in first grade in Ms.Ciomek's class.She is a wonderful teacher and has shown her caring during difficult times.The whole staff is wonderful and I am very pleased with everybody there.The most important thing is that my daughter loves her school and has always been treated with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 44%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Black 3% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jim Bishop
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  • (770) 975-4173

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4150 New Hope Church Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102
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