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Ocee Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 3, 2014

A great diverse school with high academic standards. Very community driven and an active PTA. We came to Ocee from a private school and are very impressed with the school, the community and its programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2013

The principal Debbie Pernice should not be leading an elementary school. The teachers are excellent. The principal expressed that children with disabilities should be medicated instead of additional supervision. This school really needs to move her or help her realize its time to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

great school, staff seems really dedicated. the cuuriculum seems to be great as well, the teachers are motivated to help the students learn, it's great they have daily progress notes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

Our first year at Ocee was great. It was a great learning environment and his teacher was amazing. Communication was also great between his teacher and I. I would certainly recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

Considering transferring to this school. Our son with a learning disability expressed much anxiety his first week. He suffered some fear entering a larger classroom. In the counselors office, I was called to help and was surprised when the principal along with two assistances entered the small 8x9 room with my son,me and the counselor. I mistakingly made the mistake leaving the room upon her request and came back in to find two adults straddling my son and holding his mouth shut. The poor leadership in the school was evident when we noticed the counselors responsibilities end quickly. The school head needs additional training as to handling ALL children. Typical lazy suggestion " medicate him" as quote ". His previous school expressed that lights ,noise and confined areas create stress. Our pediatrician instantly reminded her about is condition. Leader is expected to exhibit comfort/ solutions . My son was expelled for one week. Upon returning to the school he was ignored by the principal that I felt showed complete lack of professionalism. Many of the staff understand school foundation and guidance,Thank you. The principal should stop parading at her sons restaurant a tad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Excellent staff and a wonderful environment for all kids to thrive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Close knit community - it is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I have two children at the school, a 1st grader and a daughter who attended from K and is now in 5th. Ocee is a wonderful school with great teachers and an excellent principal. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

The programs, activities and parental involvment seem very good so far. I had lunch with my child there and sat with the rest of the kids which was really neat. However, they don't monitor what the kids eat like they did back in my day. One little boy ate his ice cream bar and left everything else; that's all he ate without any word from a monitor. Only ding I have against them at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Sept 2006 -my daughter is in her first year @Ocee,we moved from Ct. She loves 2nd grade. The teacher uses all positive reinforcement,teaches the children how to self monitor ,and is giving my daughter problem solving skills. The curriculum uses creative life events to teach certain principles. She loved the Fall Community project!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

No leadership, go by the books.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Ocee is a great school with terrific parent participation, which is a cornerstone for a great education. This school is in it's fifth year, with the start up Principle left to build up another N. Fulton County school. He did a great job getting Ocee off the ground and we will miss him. The current principle is doing a good job as well. You can't get much better than Ocee when it comes to public schools in GA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

We are absolutely thrilled with the education and development that our two children receive at Ocee Elementary School. We have two children in the school and our oldest has been at Ocee since it opened five years ago. We think the school is fantastic because of the high test scores, solid curriculum, caring and effective teachers, competent administration, and very high level of community involvement. There is a tremendous amount of support and volunteer time provided by the parents in the community. Our kids and their friends love going to Ocee as the school provides a very positive environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Ocee E.S. is a wonderful school. The leadership of Mr. Anderson since it opened has been first rate. Quality of teachers is high. The school scores consistently in the 90 percentaile in standardized tests. The kids have a sense of pride a ownership in the school. Parents are actively involved and if there is anything lacking that Fulton County cannot provide, the PTA rallies to help provide with volunteers and fund raising. While blessed with resources, the school assists those less fortunate by giving back to the community with charitable activities (clothing, book, food drives, giving tree, etc..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

A new and very devoted school with the motto ; ' Ocee where children come first '. A big parents involvement and support. A very good ESOL teacher and program. A very concerned and warm staff who bring a good atmosphere to school everyday.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

127 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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

131 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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

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 94% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
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 54% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 3%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Black 9% 37%
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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