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Kimberly Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 495 students

Our school is best known for our Ben Carson Reading Room.

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 1, 2014

I am so glad my son was able to complete elementary school at Kimberly. The teachers seem to know every child's name. I like the friendly atmosphere at the school. Hopefully, APS will decide to provide much needed renovations to the school. The teachers provide meaningful activities to make the learning lasting and memorable. Don't underestimate the power of an excellent public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Kimberly is an AWESOME place to teach and learn. The staff is devoted and caring. The administration is dilligent and very involved. The environment is safe and challenging. I am glad to be a part of such an amazing school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

I have been employed at Kimberly for a short while now, but it has been an amazing experience! The staff is like a family. Everyone is willing to go above and beyond to help others. The student teacher relationship is great as well. I've seen many teacher's besides myself who are truly passionate about working with the students of Kimberly and it shows. I'm proud to be a Kimberly Stinger.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

My school is awesome. The teachers here are dedicated to student success and go to great legnths to ensure all students are learning. We are a standards based school and seek common core activities that are hands-on and engaging, yet vigorating.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 17, 2014

I have been an employee of Kimberly Elementary School for a little a year now. I have found the staff to be very welcoming to newcomers. They really care about the students and work hard at creating positive relationships with their parents. I am proud to be a Kimberly Stinger!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 16, 2013

I am the mother of two children that are new to Kimberly Elementary for the 2013-14 school year. Both of my children went to a private pre-k and then to a non traditional charter school...so they have never been a part of the public school system. My husband and I were really nervous about the transition, but so far things have been really good. The teachers are really friendly and there are always fun activities and events going on that are open to parent involvement. Another plus is the affordable after school care in which my daughter is able to participate in hip hop dance classes. The only problem, which is not really a problems but more of something that I am not used to, is the one phone number to contact every teacher in the school, I guess I'm just use to having more direct ability to contact my kids teachers. Ms. Willis, Dr. Douglas, and Mrs. Carter in the after school program have been great and we look forward to getting to know many of the other staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Kimberly is a great school for our community. We provide a PreK classroom, Spanish classes, orchestra. Ben Carson Reading program for our, and a parent reource room for parents. We are planning to have a English class for parent and a literacy class along with it. We will have a Plaza Comunitaria to help Spanish speaking parent get their GED, ETC. The best of all is that we have a great staff. Teachers are awesome! The Principal and the Assistant Principal are great with staff, parents and students. Our goal is to increase parent involvement with many ideas we have in place. We are hoping a great improvement on this matter.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 17, 2009

I am a neighborhood resident and have had three children at Kimberly, I have volunteered in each of my children's classes and have worked as a reading tutor for the entire school. I think that Kimberly is a good school with wonderful teachers-Ms. Rivers 1st Grade, Ms. Saunders-3rd Grade, and Ms. Irving of course Ms. Hall, the principal. I think this school is what you make it. I think it is a diamond. There are challenges but with additional parent participation, it can get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

I have two children at Kimberly. The school has some excellent teachers, but could improve on programs and activities. Mrs. Irvin and Mrs. Rivers are excellent and caring teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

I have three children that have and attend LO Kimberly and I am overall satisfied with the instructors and administrators at this school. I have had the privilege to work with outstanding instructors at the Pre-School, Kindergarden, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. I do believe that this school does need more assistant from parents to make this program work. This school is also losing their high calibre instructors. This school's best instructors are Mrs. Rivers and Ms. Irving. Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

I have not been pleased with L.O.Kimberly Elementary academic programs or the principal. I've tried to volunteer in my daughter's classroom but was told I could not because it would be disruptive. I do not like the fact that I cannot observe my child and her teacher when there is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My oldest daughter has been attending Kimberly since the 2004-05 school year, and I must say that I am very pleased with the caliber of instructors at the school. For kindergarten, she had Ms. K. Natson (now teaching 3rd grade)who was a wonderful teacher that taught more than primary colors and shapes! The children acquired a broader vocabulary, learned to form sentences and count money. The students also composed mini-book reports and learned about cultures around the world. In 1st grade, Ms. K. Loyd helped me enhance her already good reading, writing and math skills! And, she made all A's the entire school year! This year, she has Ms. K. Knowles, who earns her right to be called a wonderful teacher! On the first day, she gave all parents her home & cell #, and both school and personal email addresses. She also gives weekly updates on the children's progress.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
66%

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 90% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
79%
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 95% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(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 Spanish
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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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
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)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Joseph L Salley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • cgunner@atlanta.k12.ga.us
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (404) 346-2546

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Cascade United Methodist Church
  • Publix
  • Kroger
  • Kiwanis
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Gardening
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
475
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
475

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bunche Middle School
Therrell High School
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3090 McMurray Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
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Phone: (404) 802-7600

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