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Frey Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted May 2, 2012

Our oldest son will complete 2nd grade at Frey this year. He's been attending for the last 3 years since he started in Kindergarten. The teachers are amazing at Frey. We love them! Our 2nd child is now attending Frey this year as well. Both of our boys are doing exceedingly well academically, thanks to some wonderful teachers. Both boys were also privileged to have the same Kindergarten teacher, which was so exciting for us because she's just an incredible teacher. The teachers communicate regularly with parents via heir teacher blogs, emails and physical papers that are sent home in their folders. I appreciate that the school also makes calls on a regular basis to our home number to inform us of upcoming events at the school. A recording is left on our voicemail, if we miss the call, so that we don't miss the pertinent information. Parents are always encouraged to be involved as much as they'd like as well. I think the parent/school partnership is highly encouraged at Frey. We're always aware of what's happening at the school and welcomed to participate with our kids. We've had a great experience with this school. Our boys love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

I am very disappointed with this school, mainly the principal. She is unapproachable and is never open minded on what's best for children on an individual basis. Meeting with her gets you absolutely nowhere and she never admits when there's wrong-doing. Bullying is ignored and children with behavior problems are left in the classrooms causing kaos. The County should investigate the activities in this school. Parents complain frequently and are ignored!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We recently moved here from a school in PA with a much lower GreatSchools ranking, so we anticipated great things. While teachers and staff are friendly and my daughter is doing well academically in the fifth grade, there is poor communication from the classroom to home. In PA, I could access my daughters test grades and homework assessments directly online, so I always knew where she stood with all her classes. At this school, I get a folder once a week with her papers and tests, but no indication of how each is weighted into her grade or even which class the grade/homework was for. On a positive note, her 5th grade teacher is very responsive when I email her questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

Overall I am disappointed with the school. My child has a teacher who does not communicate with me. They placed my child in a program without my permission and without notifying me. The principal lacks people skills and is not respectful to concerned parents. They will not take advice from parents on what has worked for their children in the past and refuse to work with parents. They consider it a 'one man' show where school is completely separate from home, and they prefer for parents not to get involved. I do not advise anyone to place their child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

I have had two children progess throught Frey and am starting third this Fall. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. The staff is extremely dedicated and supportive. My children have made a diverse group of friends here and continue to achieve growth each year. The PTSA is very family oriented. The administration and office staff have always been supportive. I always feel welcome when I enter the door!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Awesome school, my kids love it here!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

AWESOME SCHOOL---I have been impressed for the past 4 years that my son has been there, my second child will be starting kindergarten in August and I expect the same as before---TEACHERS are amazing! Thank you Frey--
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My son was at Ford during the 2006-2008 school years. Our area was redistricted last year and he just completed the 3rd grade at Frey. He had an excellent year there! I could not disagree more regarding the diversity at Frey. My son had a much more diverse environment at Frey than he did at Ford. Even the educators are diverse at Frey (unlike Ford). I find the staff to be much more in tune with the students and parents. I would recommend this school to anyone inthe area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

My family loves this school. I do not agree that it does not diverse or that it does not encourage diversity. My child has friends of all different backgrounds and beliefs and thrives in this environment. The teachers are well liked and the staff seems very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

Frey Elementary is not conducive to a diverse population. The leadership is weak. It allows parents to possess entirely too much control in the entire climate and decision-making within the learning environment. My experience with Frey was extremely negative. I would not recommend this travesty of an educational institution to anyone. It is a very socially secluded culture. This school does not benefit children in preparing them to function (with diverse populations) in the 'real world.'


Posted June 4, 2007

We moved to this area a year ago, specifically for the schools. We took our child out of private school to enter Frey as a first grader. We were very pleased. The teacher was outstanding. Very enthusiastic and an inspiration to our daughter. When she entered first grade she was struggling with reading. By the end of the year she was reading at an advanced 2nd grade level. Her math skills also improved dramatically. The parent involvement is wonderful at Frey. The PTSA seems to run all the non-academic activities at the school and is very good about keeping parents notified of everything that is going on. Frey is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2006

I love Frey! We purposely bought our house in this school district. There is a mix of students, the teachers are great, the office staff are wonderful, my son went there last year - 1st grade and is excelling in his 2nd grade. This is a very active school and the children really have a great learning environment. We are sad that when the new grade school is built, we will be switched.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Frey is a very good school in all educational areas I just don't think it is culturaly diverse my children are earning a terrific education I have 4 in frey when we moved here in jan from orlando my kindergarten daughter was reading on first grade level by the end of march so yes it is a good school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

The staff at Frey is exceptional! Cordial, dedicated and easy to get along with. My son's graduating this year and well miss the warm feeling we get every time we enter the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

A+ This is a great place for children to learn and grow! As a real estate consultant I always tell my buyers to look at this school. If you want the best education for your child look no further, you found Frey!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

I think that Frey is an excellent school. When we moved here, my son was in the middle of third grade and let me just say wow! The staff were the friendliest I've ever seen! Also, my son's read level went through the roof. If you have a chance, visit this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

My daughter went to frey for kindergarten. Wow!!! i was blown away. Who would have thought that the principal, staff teachers and parents would be so great. Over the summer we moved and our daughter now goes to hayes. We should have never moved. We went from a wonderful school to a not so good school. I would do anything to get my daughter back at frey. If you are looking to move to this school, do it! you will be thinkful that you did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Our children have attended Frey for 4 years and I couldn't be more pleased. Academically they have thrived under caring teachers and administration. The PTSA is amazing and Frey is blessed to have incredible parent support. Frey is a great school and the test scores are proof. Teachers are approachable and kind toward the children and the parents. Frey is Freytastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

My child just finished his first year at Frey and I am proud to say that we could not have asked for a better year or a better teacher. The staff and administration always greated him with a smile and were willing to help. He finished kindergarten with a love for school and a fantastic attitude. (Not to mention reading well above level!) FREY IS A GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I have two children that were at Frey.One is now in middle school and the other had to finish elementary at another school. I now wished we had never moved!!! From K-5 I NEVER worried about my children and they received the BEST EDUCATION EVER at Frey . The teachers and staff are the best and I can honestly say that! Having gone thru elementary and middle with my children. The grass may looker greener at other schools,but Frey stands tall and IS THE BEST!!! And remember it will always be a better school if each parent is involved!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

110 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 85% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
94%
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 72% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2865 Mars Hill Rd NW
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: (770) 975-6655

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