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Pitner Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 25, 2014

Pitner is an amazing school with teachers that really care the best teacher I had there was Mrs. Curti. She gave homework when she truly felt we needed it, not every night. All the teachers are wonderful though. I would truly recommend anyone to send their child to Pitner.


Posted January 27, 2014

My daughter has been here since kindergarten. I wouldn't take her anywhere else!! Love it here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

AWESOME School!!!! The Staff are very polite, nice, understanding and friendly. My daughter has been attending Pitner since Kindergarten and every years it gets better and better. All her teachers has been a pleasure to work with Ms. Dobbs, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Pittner has all been amazing. The ASP program is offers so many activiites so the kids don't be bored. ASP director and staff is great to work with. I was thinking about moving to Lawrenceville and my daughter cried because she didn't want to change school because of her techers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I love my son's school. They are very attentive, educational, polite, and fun. Whenever my son misses a day of school he is very sad! He has attended favorite time academy and was never excited about his teachers and friends. However this year at PITNER he is excited everyday about school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

My daughter has been a student at Pitner for the past three years. I can tell you straight up that it's far and away one of the best schools anyone can ever wish to send their child to. I should know: I am an educator myself. The teachers are smart, involved, and enjoy teaching. The principal, Ms. Hill is absolutely phenomenal; she is very committed, organized, respectful, humble and on top of her game. I couldn't wish for a better school for my daughter than Pitner. Next year, my other daughter will start Kindergarten there. Excellent school, overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

We are so glad we took our son out of Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy to attend our neighborhood school. He is only in Kindergarten but he has learned so much MORE since we enrolled him here that he did the first 2 months at KCSMA. And the cost - 4.00 for lunch, school books were almost 45.00, school uniforms for the year at least 225.00, field trips, pictures, yearbook, plus they also dollar you to death. Guess all schools do that. We have found that our neighborhood public school is just as good IF NOT BETTER that a Charter or Private school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

This school acts like a private school. You must pay for everything. On hat day you must pay $1 to actually wear a hat. It cost $2 to go on a field trip to the schools own cafeteria They do not give an option for free, which is required by Federal law. Other than that and two terrible teacher, this is a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Mrs Hill has created an amazing school, she is wonderful. Pitner makes me feel like my child is the most emportant at Pitner. We have 3 children that have gone through Pitner since they opened the doors. Pitner is a great school, the staff loves on the kids... and works with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2012

LISTEN PEOPLE, if you are looking for a fantastic elementary school for your children PITNER ELEMENTARY IS IT!!! Mrs. Hill is an absolutely wonderful principal and we love all of the activities and family and community gatherings that they have for the kids and their families. my child was a 2-month early preemie and he qualified for the early intervention special ed class and it was like being in a regular classroom. he is now in kindergarten and is excelling well beyond what i ever thought he would. we are going to be moving, but definitely trying to stay in the Pitner school district if we can. My other son will be starting school next fall and I can't wait to see how he excels. Love that the school is mult-cultural in every way as well. I SEE NOTHING BUT GREAT PROGRESS OUT OF MY CHILD AND I'M LOVING IT! COME TO PITNER ELEMENTARY, IT IS THE PLACE TO BE. YOU WON'T BE SORRY!! GOD AND HIS ANGELS ARE AT PITNER. LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

We transferred from out of state several months ago and we love this school! Our daughter is in fifth grade and her teacher has been wonderful and made the transition very smooth. Highly recommend Pitner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

PITNER IS A GREAT SCHOOL! My son has been going there for 2 years and has excelled in every way. The Principal Mrs. Hill is phenomenal, and the teachers and staff are top notch. Thanks Pitner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

We moved to Georgia from Michigan. We chose the Cobb County School district and are satisfied with the choice of school. Pitner parents and staff work together. The school has high standards of which we are pleased. There has been a tremendous academic improvement for our son. He is challenged to learn. Pitner is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Pitner is a family. All of the parents and school staff work together so well. The teachers have such great relationships with their students. Ms. Hill is an amazing principal. Her standards are so high! The kids love her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

My daughter attends this school. They have great faculty and she loves the reading program. We heard great things about the school prior to moving here so when we began our house search we searched for properties in the Pitner district. We made the right choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

My children attend Pitner Elementary and they are doing wonderfully. Teachers have the vocation and best interest for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Pitner has the best teachers around, they make sure that every child is given the attention they need to succeed in school.


Posted June 10, 2009

This is such a wonderful school and just can't express that enough. When my kids started here 3 years ago they did not have and interest in learning and had weak test scores, well let me tell you, they made a whole 360. One is on his way to middle school without summer school(he passed the CRCT).My other child is making a lot of progress. I would like give Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Reynolds a two thumbs up on all that they do and all the teachers at Pitner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

This is a great school. The test scores this year showed considerable improvement (except 2nd grade). I'm not surprised because the teachers work hard and keep the kids on task. When a teacher isn't performing as expected, the administration gets involved right away to retrain or help if the teacher is struggling. My son is learning disabled and has an IEP. Once I got an outside medical diagnosis for him, they developed a plan right away. The few months of implementation was, however, not systematic. Then they reorganized the program over the summer and the next year they did an amazing turn-around. My son got the attention he needed, they had a team in place to assess his needs and he made amazing progress. Weaknesses: limited parental involvement (always the same parent volunteers); only some teachers regularly update their blogs; after-school programs, though great, are only available through ASP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

Pitner is a wonderful school. After Hurricane Katrina my family relocated to Kennesaw. Pitner welcomed my children with open arms and I am so thankful to Mrs. Noles, Mrs. Hill,faculty and staff for accepting them and treating them so kindly. My daughter enjoys art, music, computer lab, and gym class that Pitner provides. They also go on field trips, which is also a plus. Not only is Pitner a great school with caring teachers, the student population is diverse and I think this is so great. I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Boyer, Mrs.Bott, and Mrs.Hogan(Jackson). Thankyou so much for all that you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My son is standing here as I am reading this asking me to write that Pitner is perfect. I have been very pleased with the school and with the education that my children have recieved. I too believe that there is a lack of parent involvement, not so much in the school but in the home. The teachers would be able to do their jobs much more efficiently if they were not constantly having to discipline the same students over and over again. I have very little to complain about and so much to be thankful for. All of the teachers that my children have had are excellent, loving, and caring. The administration has also listened to my concerns and been very caring. I give Pitner a thumbs up as far as public schools go!
—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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

158 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

158 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

174 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

172 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
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

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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 49% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4575 Wade Green Rd NW
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: (678) 594-8320

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