Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Manning Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

52 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 29, 2014

When we moved to alpharetta, we read reviews and did not want our child here. But after 1 school year my son who is 4th grader has improved in all subjects. I should say that the reachers have done a great job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Great school!! Wonderful teachers! My three kids joined the school, they all loved it! Manning Okas is one of the best schools in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I love the school infra structure,teaching,organisation and staffs.Staffs are so parent and student friendly.Teaching method is too good.My daughter is studying 1st grade here.She is too good and I am so impressed with her reading and writing skills.Teachers are so perfect and complete their syllabus with in the mentioned period and conducting unit tests once they have completed thier syllabus.Test papaers are sent home periodically and they are conducting parents meeting regularly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

My daughter is in first grade and this is her second year at Manning Oaks. The teachers are wonderful and helpful. The staff is nice. The new principle Mr Webb is great! We are very happy here and will continue on through 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

Our 4 children have attended MOE for the past 7 years (the oldest went there K thru 5th), and we love our school. The staff members are friendly and attentive, and we have gotten very good teachers each year. The teachers have communicated well, and been good educators and role models. My kids look forward to visiting past teachers at the start of each school year. The PTA is dedicated & active, offering a variety of activities. MOE's diversity is one of its strengths - as the community is very involved and welcoming. We have learned so much about other cultures, and our children have experienced the Real World - a mixture of friends and families from over 25 countries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

The school provides a welcoming and warm environment. The teachers and administration are top notch. The student population is very diverse, thus providing my daughter an opportunity to learn about other cultures. She looks forward to meeting her classmates and LOVES her teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

After visiting many elementary schools in Fulton county, I would say MOE is one of the best. The school is so welcoming with a great environment! The principal, teachers and counselors are dedicated to the students.


Posted January 27, 2014

Manning Oaks is such a wonderful and well rounded school! The principals and staff are great.


Posted November 18, 2013

Great school if you believe your child should be optimize their energies toward test-taking rather than learning or having truly solid fundamentals. It is an incredibly cynical approach to education which seems to be re-enforced with zealous fervor by the Fulton County School District. My daughter is a solidly a straight-A student at MOE and likes her teachers, but the "unit test" obsession coming from external pressures are way over the top. I miss our old Cobb County school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Both of my kids go to this school. K and 2nd grade and teachers are very good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My daughter is a 5th grader at MOE and has been there since 1st grade. We love it and are so sad to be leaving! The teachers and counselors are so concerned, caring, and eager to help! My daughter has ADHD and an anxiety dissorder, and her teachers bend over backwards for her! MOE rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My two children attend Manning Oaks Elementary School. This school and staff members are so welcoming and helpful. We moved away and came back to Manning Oaks, not because it is only a Great school but because the princaple and teachers really care about the students. They truely have a Great Team and it won my choice in schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Love this school. Excelent teachers, counselors and administration. Great PTA. Go MOE! My son and my daughter are always happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Great school. Very good staff. Very Happy that my kids go to this school. Principal is very active always and communication is perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

I have had the total opposite experience of the last comment. My son is in the fifth grade and only has 30 kids in his class. He has attended MOE since kindergarten and has had outstanding teachers every year. All of his fifth grade teachers have been exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

we feel like we wasted a year in this school , 35 students per class is not good , and it showed in the attitude of some of the teachers for 5th grade we moved to an area with less students per class and are much happier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

Our child is in second grade. We absolutely love this school! The teachers we have had ,have all been wonderful. We especially love the Talented and Gifted teacher! What a great program. There is such a wonderful diversity of people at Manning Oaks. The PTA does some great events. We recently attended the silent auction and dinner and were so impressed with the lovely evening ! This school is a gem in Alpharetta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

In response to the single star rating on Feb 22nd post...first of all, not sure what school you were at, but our VP is a woman, not a man. Bullying is a very serious issue and is not taken lightly, but can only be judged by the people involved and those who witness it. Did you come in for the parent speaker on this issue that the school paid for? Did you kid participate in the bullying efforts? I did...and I learned a lot. The staff is very attentive and the front office is amazing!!! They always have control of the entire building and its security and never cease to amaze me! They are queens of multitasking. It is sad to see parents complain about a school and its staff when most of them don't bother to do anything to resolve issues with the school rather than talk bad about it - not thinking of the consequences it hold for the rest of the students and parents. I am glad you have decided to go to a private school, which is what many of the complainers should do rather than bash a great school. One bad apple does NOT spoil the entire bunch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2011

Manning Oaks is not the same school anymore! I have had children at the school for almost 7 years. Although, we loved Principal Reinig, the school has gone downhill in just 2 short years. The school has lost 2 AP's and 1 Curriculum Specialist that were the backbone of the school. The New AP does not always know what she is doing and treats teachers in a very demeaning way. Many teachers have been in tears this year! The new Curriculum Specialist has not gained the respect of the staff and it has been 2 years. She is not supportive of the teachers, doesn't appear to know what she is doing either and constantly has my child's teacher doing her job. Over half of the teachers are requesting to leave the school this year because of the CST and AP. We are hopeful the new Principal will make necessary changes so that half of the school does not try to leave next year! Please bring back the old MOE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

We have been MOE parents for 7 years, ever since our now-middle schooler started kindergarten. MOE has been tossed around by the school board during some nasty redestricting campaigns and has lost a lot of single-home neighborhoods--and the active parents that come with them--in the process. Parental involvement is now lower than wealthier schools, but I am always impressed by the number of people, despite their full-time jobs, that show up to volunteer. We have been consistently impressed by the dedication that individual teachers have to their professions. They are saddled by state requirements and unnecessary bureaucracy from the school board, and yet remain optimistic and enthusiastic in their profession. The current Curriculum Support Specialist is nothing short of amazing--she is as good as they come. I don't love all the teachers--who does?--but we have always felt good sending our kids to MOE every day. Our middle schooler got a great start at MOE and is top of his middle school class. We know our elementary school does a good job preparing kids.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
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 30% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 3%
Hispanic 19% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

405 Cumming St
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Phone: (770) 667-2912

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Amana Academy
Alpharetta, GA




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT