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Connally Elementary School

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Posted April 6, 2010

A Great School with great teacher and a wonderful principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

I would advise any parent to enroll their child in this school. The pre-K program is excellent. The teachers are very interactive with students and the cirriculum is challenging. My son makes excellent marks, and has begun taking kindergarten classes in reading, even though he's still in pre-K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Ilove the teachers at this school.They taught my kids alot. All of my kids are on A/B honor roll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

Connally is in the process of updating its reading program. I hope that it works. The math program needs improvement. It's confusing to the kids and teachers. The administration should support, not attack its teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2006

The conditions at E. L. Connally are not good. Discipline, teacher support, and treatment of students by the principal are of concern. The principal's attitude is very difficult to deal with. My child's attendance has yet to be corrected, and the after-school programs did not provide my student with the support she needed. The school has claimed that it is a 'School of Excellence,' but after researching I have found thatThe current condidtion of the school is not the best and parents should pay more attention to what's happening to their students at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

Connally is now the best school. My last child is in the 5th grade at Connally. Mr. Underdo, the principle and the teachers should be commended for turning the school around. Under Mr. Underdo's leadership, the student scores have skyrocketed. This school use to have the lowest scores in the district, now they have some of the highest. I wish Mr. Underdo was the principle at Connally when my first child was a student there. My youngest child is doing very well and reading above grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

'This is my daughters sencond year at Connally. I have mixed feelings. The fifth grade staff:Mrs. Christopher, Mr. Rowe, and Mrs. Warner, seems to care greatly for my child. The Principal seems to be a comedian, everything is a joke. I love the time and attention my daughter's teacher's give to her. If it wasn't for them I would say that Connally doen't put the students first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

My daughter attends E. L. Connally Elementary and so did I when I was in grade school. My experience since my daughter has been there (2yrs) has not been a pleasant one to me. The teachers (some) seem like their in space and are clueless and always need to be given direction, they have no spontaneity about themselves or the children. The principal should have been a comedian instead of a principal over children's future he's so busy trying to impress and be funny instead of educational. There are no extra activites for the student body and the parent representation is horrible. I volunteer at the school but no matter what I get more and more depressed everytime. My daughter is on a 4.2 scale for reading & math but there aren't any challenges for her to go further and when we ask about them they give excuses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

My daughter is in Kindergarten, and she absolutely loves her school. She talks all night about her teachers and what she did in school. This is just the 2nd week of school, but she has learned so much already!! I can't wait to see what the rest of the year will bring.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
75%
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 100% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Tresa Andrews
Fax number
  • (404) 752-0807

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1654 S Alvarado Ter SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
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