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Amana Academy

Charter | K-8 | 700 students

Harvard-based Expeditionary Learning approach
 
 

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 16 ratings

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Posted August 18, 2014

I attended Amana Academy as a 6th grader when it first opened in 2006. I graduated as a 8th grader in 2008 with the first graduating class! Because I absolutely loved the Amana environment, I attended a charter high school. Because Amana challenged and prepared me, I was ready to take on college during my senior year by being enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program at GA Perimeter College. After my senior/freshmen year, I attended GA State University in which I am currently a senior studying Communication with a minor in Psychology and Sociology! During this time, I decided to work to gain professionalism & to be able to pay for my Master's. When I thought of where I wanted to work, Amana Academy instantly came to mind. I sent in my resume, was interviewed, and then hired as the full time Paraprofessional for Kindergarten! Three weeks into working at Amana Academy, I am truly amazed at how much Amana has grown (300 students to 750) and how it continues to strive for what's best for everyone. I am truly blessed to have been part of this community and to finally be back in it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2014

My kids have been at this school for 5 years and we have been very happy. The small classrooms. The EL program is great! All staff and teachers knowing my children by name has been welcoming and personal ! My son needed extra help in reading and they quickly made arrangements to help him. One of the parents commented about the preference in school because of religion....We are Jewish and WE NEVER have been treated unfairly, in fact, we felt more welcomed at Amana than our old school up north! Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2014

My child attended this school two years ago and I voluntarily moved him to my neighborhood schools. Things I liked: lots of diversity. The annual International day event is very nice and lots of different cultures are represented. Things I didn't like: my son started in kindergarten and it was his teacher's 1st year teaching. She had little support and her inexperience hurt my child in the end - emotionally and academically. This was and continues to be a common theme at this school. His experience the following year was the same. This school struggles with wanting to compete academically with the public schools nearby, but with much fewer resources and talent. The kids pay a heavy price in the end. One final note, I know this isn't a popular comment, but there is a significant cultural bias at the school in favor of some of the kids who share common religious beliefs. This Was my experience at the time. My child's experience since leaving has been a 360 both academically and emotionally! We haven't experienced any of the challenges we faced while at Amana. It's confirmed that environment plays a key role in your child's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

I have truly enjoyed the past three years at Amana. My daughter has developed so well and staff has been amazing. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

I have three kids in this school and they all love it. My priority is safe and friendly environment where kids can gain confidence and Amana is so far the best school in providing this opportunity. Staff is very supportive and the best thing about Amana is that we parents are crew not passengers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

As parents of two Amana students, we couldn't be more pleased with the direction of the school. The leadership is very strong and the faculty are heavily engaged with their students. The teachers are very committed to seeing their students succeed and the school uses all of its resources to give the students the best possible educational experience. The students at Amana are more than test takers. They are well rounded from an academic, social, environmental, and innovative perspective. They are creative, diverse, and more. If you are looking for a school to enroll your children in, as an Amana parent, I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

I am a parent of a middle school child at Amana and couldn't be happier with the quality of education and the environment. I applaud the faculty and administration for the amazing work they do and feel so lucky to have this school as an option for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

I am currently an eighth grader at Amana, and I have been there since fifth grade. I was, I admit, skeptical of the school beforehand, because of the uniform. Four years later, however, I realize how much easier the uniform is on everyone. It cuts down on bullying and makes the mornings much easier. Also, I have never personally had any accounts of bullying at Amana. I have seen very few disputes between my classmates, and they were addressed immediately and cleared up. The staffing of the school is definitely above the bar. I have been very fortunate in my past education. That being said, Amana has been successful in specifically addressing a student's needs one on one, where my previous schools have failed. Teachers strive to help and aid their students in any way they can. Something else I would like to point out, that other reviews seem to be lacking, is Community Circle. Before coming to Amana, I was very shy. After a year or two of doing community circle, I expressed myself more effectively. (Just a side note: Some of the reviews written by 'parents' do not sound like they are written by adults. The grammar mistakes and general rudeness do not sound mature and adult-like)


Posted August 5, 2013

The school has remedied the skirt uniform issue and now allows both knee length and ankle length skirts. A step in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Amana is an excellent school. I think involved parents will naturally have a better experience. When I go to the school to visit I find that there is always something new going on. I won't say its a perfect school, for example I don't like the front desk telling teachers you are on your way to their class and no that doesn't happen everywhere. I also don't think parent input is taken into accout at all times. The uniforms are nice but we need more vendors, especially for the jackets. The school buses really need monitors since k-8 share a bus, and there needs to be a better grasp on bullying. For an overall I think academically Amana is amazing. We just have small things to work on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

The idea behind expeditionary learning is wonderful, however this school has a really long way to go. The administration tries hard to please parents above anything else and will often let behavior concerns off with a warning. Communication and organization left much to be desired. I would not send my kids to this school, nor would I want to work on the staff at this school. There is something to be said about a school that lets more than 30% of their staff go at the end of the year either due to non-renewal or resignation.


Posted July 1, 2013

I've attended this school and frankly I loved it. The whole atmosphere of the school is heart warming and if I had a kid they would more than likely end up going to Amana


Posted January 27, 2013

I am proud of our students and our school; and it is disheartening when someone who transferred their child mid-year and spent only 2-weeks at Amana could write a nasty and unjust review like the one posted on January 25, 2013. Our most recent parent survey through AdvancEd tells a different story. Overwhelmingly, parents are very positive on the school. Go Amana Eagles!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2013

We relocated to the area and chose this school based on the excellent school tour we were given. We were really excited about the curriculum and the focus on leadership, character, and respect. BIG disappointment. HUGE disappointment. The middle school behavior problems are out of control. Students name calling, using profanity in the classroom, disrespecting the teachers, talking during tests and quizzes. The teacher probably has no parent support from these particular parents and no admin support, which I believe is the problem. When I brought my concerns to the Middle School principal she said she wasn't aware of the problems and would make some inquiries. Then never got back to me although she said she would call me the following day. Other parents I spoke to said they could write a book, it has been ongoing and nothing is going to change. My advice, realize kids are possibly attending the charter school because they have had problems in the district school. Also, the charter school wants to keep their enrollment up as to avoid losing their charter so they are not enforcing the student handbook rules. Unbelievable. Terrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

This is my son's first year at Amana Academy. I really wish I had known about Amana some years ago. While my son got a pretty good education from his elementary school, I feel like he missed out on that "special something" that Amana offers. I love the cultural diversity and my son has excelled in Arabic. His teachers are fresh, innovative and eager to address the needs of the students. I get constant feedback on my son's progress. I also have had very pleasant experiences with the staff and other parents while volunteering at the school. I am looking forward to what the next few years will bring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

Amana is a very special place. My oldest son started in 5th and graduated last year. He is now at FSA High, and though very different from Amana, he says he feels close to Amana still because many of his friends attend high school with him now. (How's that as praise from a kid who just left middle school?) The teachers are top-tier--many have PhD's. Diversity is welcome. My blond, green-eyed child stood out! He never once felt out of place, though. And the academics are rigorous but approached in such a way that learning is joyful. I'm so grateful for what Amana did for our family and my son's academic experience, which before 5th grade had been spotty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2011

All of these 5 star reviews sound like they are written by the same person
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

Amana Academy was just named Georgia'a 2011 Charter School of the Year by the Coca-Cola Foundation. Yay Amana!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

I moved from public school in 7th grade to Amana for 8th grade last year and I can not tell you how SNOTTY i was ! i didnt even realize it! i disproved of the school's "poorness" (just because they didnt have brand new things) and the dedication of the teachers. i was used to a public environment with cliques drugs lies and the such. but here, i learned to bond with the other students so well and we all became friends! at the end of the year, every student literally could not stop saying how the place was like a second home to us. it was such a deep environment, so free, so happy, so ...PURE that it was just beautiful! it was almost like a miniature heaven. the education was fabulous, we had fun everyday learning and that part surprised me the most. that i could laugh and joke while doing math! it was just too amazing to be true because amana taught me and the others not to be plastic. it taught us that we can be who we are and we don't have to worry about what others think. we even had some cheesy heart to hearts in class with the teacher where we'd talk about stuff while doing work and the teacher would hear it and explain it instead of telling us to be quiet. i love this school!


Posted August 19, 2011

I have a son who graduated from Amana and a current student there. The graduate started in 7th grade. He was immediately welcomed by staff and students alike. He never felt like an outside, as new students do in many traditional schools. My youngest has been here since kindergarten. He loves the diverse nationalities of his friends. He is always learning something new about their cultures. The Environmental Ed program is excellent. He is always coming home with a new "green" tip he has learned, and loves being a friend of the planet. In PE/Health, he has learned to make healthy food choices, and even tells me when something I serve is unhealthy. If you are looking for a small school environment, where you and your child will be known by all as a person, not just a number, where they get a holistic education in a culturally diverse environment, look no further than Amana! The first day of school this year he came home and said, "Mommy, I love my school!" That speaks volumes.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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94%

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Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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87%

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93%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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84%

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Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 92% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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97%

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96%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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94%

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96%

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81%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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96%

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100%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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96%

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96%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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85%

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87%

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96%
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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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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94%

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89%

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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

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


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

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
Black 31% 37%
White 30% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 3%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Arabic languages
French
Russian
Spanish
Urdu
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ehab Jaleel
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (678) 624-0892

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Expeditionary Learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center
  • Alpharetta Parks & Recreation
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Please visit our website calendar for tour dates.
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2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
47
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
287

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285 South Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
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Phone: (678) 624-0989

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