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Crabapple Crossing Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 6, 2014

When I read the last review I was appalled by the lack of knowledge and negativity. The school is amazing and it is because of the leadership of Mr. Freiberger, the staff and the parents working together to benefit the entire school. Losing him is a great loss to the school and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

If you are concerned about high stakes standardized tests scores and perceived image, this is the school for you. This school is all about image. The principal's philosophy is "my way or the highway." The parents have almost no input or voice at the school. The principal controls the PTA and LSAC. The staff at the school is even afraid to make decisions. They make sure that the get everything cleared through the principal. Most parents and teachers are afraid the speak up. It has created a very unpleasant atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

Crabapple Crossing Elementary is a 2012 Blue Ribbon School recipient. This school is a success because of the excellent leadership, the teachers and wonderful parent involvement. I could not be happier to have my children grow up through this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

My student is thriving at CCE. Coming from a private school, I was concerned about a few things. However, I have found nothing to be concerned about. My student's self confidence is growing exponentially! Love this community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

I had 4 children that attended Crabapple in 2009/10 school year. At first we hated the school because we had just moved from southern California and they held back my first garade son. He had finished kinder in CA but he wasnt up to par for this school standards 1st grade. We met with the school and we agreed to put him back in Kinder and it was the best desision we made. We are now back in CA and and miss Crabapple sooooo much! Five stars is not enough!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2010

CCE is an excellent school all around. This year, there have been changes with administration. The school has a more inviting and warm feel to it. The students, parents, and community actually know the Prinicpal and Assistant Principal. They attend every event and speak with parents. This has made a huge impact on how parents and students view the school. My children love coming to school. I know that they are getting the best education possible. The teachers go beyond expectations to make students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

I am a high school student about to enter college. I am very creative and intelligent, but lack motivation. At a critical development period point in my life, I was abandoned by this school, and lost a lot of my will to learn. Although I do not fully blame the school, I do wish they had reached out to help me. Instead I felt alienated. Because I was not considered the best of the best in a very competitive elementary school, my teachers didn t spend any time on trying to save me from my faults. I do not recommend this school. They are focused only on grades, not potential. For a long time in my life I felt fear and hate for school. That, I entirely blame on this primary school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2008

I am very pleased with the education my daughter is getting at Crabapple Crossing. She has excellent teachers, and is happy and seems to be learning all she needs for first grade. I have 2 older children who both went to Crabapple Crossing for elementary school, and they are both doing well. One is in college, and the other is in all honors classes at Milton High School. Both have been well prepared for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

The school is reactive and not proactive. The school will only take action on a student if they are very gifted (TAG) or in danger of failing. If a student is passing their grade, regardless of whether the child is realizing his/her potential, the school with leave them alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

CCE is a fine school. We've been here 2 years and I've volunteered extensively. I have yet to meet the principal. It strikes me as VERY odd. I've never seen her around. The front office staff does nothing to make you feel warm or welcome. The teachers are awesome and that's all that really matters anyways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

Crabapple Crossing Elementary has a fantastic administration and staff. Yes, parent involvement encouraged with fund-raiser activities (and these funds do greatly enrich learning opportunities), but also, parents are given opportunities to review new curriculum, take part in the Local School Advisory Council and then yearly, parents are asked to fill out a survey and give feedback on how the school is doing. There is genuine concern for the learner and there is passion by the staff for the subjects taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

Both me and my daughter now going on 3rd grade at Crabapple Crossing, has been very happy with the school structured curriculum, teachers (have been excellent!) There is preasure for these children's learning curriculum, however I think that my daughter has learned a lot from all her teachers. Alot of activity involvement with parents and children. I was part of a class parent last year and the PTA runs that very well. There is a lot of parent involvement which is great for the school. I do think the school should expand and rebuild the school for a more modern and all one school like their middle school next door. I don't like that there are trailer classrooms in the front of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2007

There is alot to be said for this school. There is so much concentration on money, money and mor money. Each school is given a dollar amount for each student for the year and on top of that the school still asks for a monetry donation ie; field trips. As far as safety, there are issues that are hidden within the wood work of this building. If your child is at grade level you may be ok. If your child is below grade level your child is in trouble. Please pay attention to the new standards that are being introduced at all grade levels. It is a Ga thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I TOTALLY agree with the parent who wrote that 'if your child is at or below grade level then you are in trouble. I find that the administration tolerates the parents but supports the teachers no matter what. I think your child's teacher makes all the difference in the world. My child had a wonderful teacher in Kindergarten but a horrible experience in 1st grade. They put too much pressure on these kids at such an early age. The parent involvement is tremendous at Crabapple! I do feel that my child is getting an excellent education, but I wonder sometimes at what expense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

My daughter has been very happy at Crabapple Crossing. No complaints. There's lots a parent involvement. The music and art programs are pretty strong, which I beleive is critically important.
—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 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

119 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 85% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

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 90% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

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

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 68% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Black 4% 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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