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Posted Thursday, July 3, 2014

We have two children at Fulton Science Academy and we cannot be more pleased with the curriculum and staff. Principal Sener is the hardest working man, and he is always walking about, speaking with children, parents, and even cleaning trash off a playground if needed! We highly recommend the STEM/STEAM experience (FSA's STEM + Art is weekly and part of the curriculum, not a once-a-yr STEM week like some schools).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

Currently, I cannot think of a better school for my children. They loved FSA very much and we will continue to enjoy this great academically strong and nurturing environment for many years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

This school's achievements speak for itself. My child never had these many opportunities to excel in her prior school. We love FSA and we are very excited about the new campus. I am very thankful to my neighbor for recommending FSA to our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

I have three children at FSA and I am very pleased with the education my children received so far. My children love going this school everyday. Seems like the school will be improving each and every year. They introduce new features every year. This year they added daily foreign language classes starting Pre-K. I love the feeling of achievement and improvement at this school. I have no complain about teachers. They are very kind and hard working people. It is especially great that they help my children excel in their academics. I have observed continuous increases with my children's nationally normed test scores and I am very happy with it. We can't wait for the new campus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

Amazing school! My daughter loves going this school every day. She loves science olympiad and robotics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

I can't thank enough to the administration and teachers of this wonderful school. My child is very happy and excels each and every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

We tried to put our child into FSA when it was a charter, but never succeeded. When FSA went private, we jumped at the chance and enrolled him. Less than a year later, we pulled him out. We had expected a nurturing environment. But found a cold, "teach yourself" philosophy. But, his was not the cause for our departure. Our son became the focus of bullying at FSA. We enforced the "tell a teacher" rules, but the administration always came back with "there is no proof, there is nothing we can do." Ultimately, profanities and vulgarities were written on our son's locker. The school still responded with "there is nothing we can do." FSA did not even investigate the incident. Two days later, we gathered our son's belongings and withdrew him from the school. The vulgarities were still on the locker. I blame myself for ignoring all of the news reports that Fulton Science Academy was a troubled school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Fulton Science Academy is the second best middle school you can go to. I would defineetlry recommend this place


Posted September 30, 2013

I am a former student at Fulton Science Academy. After attending FSA for the past 3 years i have noted that it is one of the best schools anyone could ever go to. Not only do we have bragging rights for being the 2nd best middle school in the state (kidding) but we also have amazing teachers and a great curriculum. I'm also very happy that last year we began using iPads for textbooks, note-taking, and other academic tools. For anyone looking for a school with strict discipline, this is definitely the school for you. Discipline is taken very seriously at FSA, which i am very grateful for. I would highly recommend FSA to anyone interested in elementary or middle school.


Posted April 1, 2013

VERY POORLY. The teacher are rigid, have cold personality and are UNable to provide the creativity, innovation needed for dynamic reading and writing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

Smaller class size, better focus without Fulton County's time consuming paperwork, and fresh start with great staff motivation ! I congratulate FSA parents students and staff for their persistence on the best education in Atlanta.


Posted August 31, 2012

'Coach', you believe parents evaluate a child's school based on an impressive name? As parent of 3 who attended FSA, I can agree wholeheartedly w/ good reviews. Kids learn SO much from the excellent free extracurricular programs (Sci Olympiad - 23 different subjects, Odyssey of the Mind, Model United Nations, Math competitions, Tech Fair, even Chess team, many more) grow in creativity, International awareness, working in diverse population...things important in today's world. Communication w/ teachers- easy and welcomed; went out of their way to work w/ my brilliant but more 'challenging' child. Only 2 of my 3 have taken SAT: both had exceedingly high score, due in part to excellent training by FSA to participate, work hard, be proud of achieving. Two of my kids were on high school lacrosse teams. That has value, but I must say I believe teamwork at FSA academic teams to be more valuable and relevant for working in tomorrow's world. FSA contributed much to my high achievers. I suggest that you, Coach, should review the FSA website & you will see that this school is about so much more that a "name"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

I have had experience with many schools in Florida and in Georgia. I moved to Atlanta for FSA. I did not regret. My intelligent, but different child,did great in FSA. He academically excelled. His standardized test scores were perfect. He was finally happy and comfortable with a school. Finally, a school appriciated his intelligents and creativity and nurtured that. I am sorry for what happened to our school this year. Politics will not stop me. Private or public, my children will go to FSA. Thank you Mr. Sener for being the most caring Principal and Mr. Conrad for being very supportive and patient with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

High quality private school education at public school price - FREE!!! Academics is great - they consistently rank on top of all standardized tests in the state. The atmosphere is very friendly, the teachers, the kids are great - it is like one big happy family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

After a horrible Middle School experience with our first child, we sought out FSA Middle for our second. The run down building and the predominant Turkish administration was definitely something that surprised us on the tour, but after our previous experience we had to try it. We felt so welcomed and the atmosphere was so very different. It was obvious that the teachers there just loved their jobs and that was a priority for us especially with what we witnessed in the zoned school. They motivate, are kind and are compassionate. They work creatively so that ALL children can learn and this is where the performance numbers are their testimony! In this school, academics not only come first, but it is 'cool' to have good grades and the children are motivated in the most simplest of ways. The parents are ENCOURAGED to provide feedback and not shooed away like little pesky flies. And, if we have a concern, we can ask ANY ONE - no escalations needed. (ex. last week I had to escalate to a principal of our zoned high school for a simple schedule change that the teacher, the counselor, and the VP could not handle). This would have never happened. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2011

We've had 2 kids at this school for the last 5 years. We've been very happy there. We love the uniforms as there's not so much brand-envy. The administration is attentive and kid-focused. It is tough academically. There are not a lot of the distractions we see at other middle schools around cliques and dress and sports. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2011

Amazing school where my child is thriving and happy! We are so thankful to have this school nearby!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

Middle school can be a scary place for both students and parents but FSA recognizes and handles each child's needs very well. Faculty and staff are welcoming and warm yet lay down the expectations up front which helps kids know their boundaries from day 1. Uniforms are worn and checked daily. Academics are delivered well..smartboards and decent technology in all classrooms. Could benefit more from better facilities, ventilation, location.


Posted April 22, 2011

My son graduated from FSA a few years ago. From his first day in high school, the teachers commented on how the FSA kids were so much more prepared and organized than the kids from the typical middle schools. FSA is a great environment for an age group with many social issues. The school is probably the most integrated school in the state, with kids from dozens of countries and cultures, all from families who take education seriously. They manage pubescent kids will skill! We still refer to the kids that went from FSA to our high school as "the FSA kids", since they've stuck together and all done well. I see a comment about Mr. Sener, and suggest that seems to be sour grapes, since there are no facts given to back up the accusations. Based on my experience, FSA is run by a great set of administrators who are consistently fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

My son is a 6th grader at FSA and he loves it. The uniforms are not that bad and teachers are super nice. It completely prepars you for high school. Overall an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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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

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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 82% in 2012.

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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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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 3%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

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Male 57%N/A51%
Female 43%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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