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Gideons Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 535 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2011

What I was very taken aback as to how one teacher was yelling at a student and calling them names, I feel a teacher should never yell at a small child especially pre-k students, it is a new environment also have to adjust to learning how to adjust to their new setting,people. I asked her you really are a teacher?


Posted May 23, 2010

I see these reviews are pretty old. Let me update you since apparently a lot of things have fallen between the cracks. This has been the worst experience for my child. Teachers and principal will tell you they will take care of a problem. Don't hold your breath. Take care of it yourself! My son was constantly bullied and they did NOTHING!!!! No rules as far as traffic. Total confusion and chaos. Constantly coming in the wrong way. Glad this is over! Oh...one more thing - teachers yell at students. So wrong on so many levels. The only reason I gave it 1 star is because I can't give it 0.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

My daughter have been attending Gideons since she was in kindergarten and now that she's in the 5th grade it deeply saddens me because I'm afraid that I want be able to find another school that is as great as Gideons. She's in the gifted and talented program which only made her excell far and beyond my expectations. I am 30 years old and I also attended Gideons which has the same principal and some of the same teachers that I had which shows me that this school is one the best schools in Georgia because I received the same great education there that my daughter is receiving now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

My daughter and neice are receiving an education that many would be surpised to find at a public school. Mr. Salters is extremely approachable and open to parents' ideas. I wouldn't have either of them at any other school. The only problem I've encountered has to do with an APS lunch form that has flaws. (It is a district issue that has nothing to with Gideons) Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

This is my 1st child & because I love him dearly & want nothing but the best fort him, I put a ton of research into locating a Pre-K prgram that I would make me feel comfortable. After meeting with Mrs. West at the end of the school year, I told her that she would've been the teacher that we would've hated, but would always remember for demanding that we give her our best! I felt as though she brought something that many schools lack. She exhibited a sense of control, demanded the best from her staff as well as the students. Mr. Salters is also Great! He too takes away any excuses for a child not to learn. If a child doesn't learn then the problem is probably at home, NOT AT THE SCHOOL! I'm greatful for everyone at Gideaons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Armstead Salters is the best principal ever.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
78%
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
Black 98% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Anyee Moreland
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  • (404) 330-4103

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897 Welch St SW
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