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Intown Charter Academy

Charter | K-7

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 30, 2014

This school should be shut down immediately. Children are in danger here. The teachers are incompetent and the administration is even worse. There are much better options in the public school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2014

I absolutely hate this school! I asked for help for my youngest child they waited almost till half the school year was over before he started receiving help. His teacher was always in a rush and came to meetings unprepared. Needless to say I'm glad my child is no longer at this school maybe now he can get the help that's needed in a timely matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

I love this school. This was my children's first year. I loved that there are grades k-8. The staff is very friendly and the leadership is caring! The the teachers tend to seek out the gifting in my children and cater to and develope those areas in my child. I was pleased!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

My child is struggling so bad in this school, his grades have went down, discipline problems, less homework, i have tried everything, i put him in the after school music program, he comes home and tell me how terrible this class is, they don't teach or have programs that motivate these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

This is my daughter's first year at this school and I absolutely love it! This school offers many programs that were not available to her at her other public school, including great after-school programs, lots of health initiatives, mandated parental involvement, zero tolerance policy regarding discipline and structure that is hard to find in this area. As both a teacher and parent in a prominent school district, I understand the process of transitioning and know that with changes in administration, there is always unrest initially. However, I truly believe in Mr. Dunn's vision and direction that the school is headed in. I have volunteered numerous times in the classroom already and I've not observed anything that would cause me to feel that my child is in any danger, nor that her education is being compromised at this school. Again, as a teacher in another district, I understand parents' fears regarding instability, but during transitional periods these things happen. I would encourage everyone to give things time to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

This school is not what it once was. It is too unstable, and now it is dangerous. All of the teachers have left, we had enough.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2012

3rd week of school and I love it already. Not in the best area but the kids come from all over the are. Great Leadership and I love the 3rd grade teachers. I brought my kids over from a top ranking private school and I must say I am impressed.Lots of activities for the kids to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Excellent School! Exemplary Leadership, Clean, Safe, Academic Rigor, Positive Energy, Effective Instruction, Respectful Students and Staff, and Nurturing Learning Environment. Great place for a K-8 student!


Posted July 18, 2011

Intown Academy is off to a great start this 2011-2012 school year. The new principal is awesome. She has IB leadership experience and has hired additional staff that is highly qualified. Anyone not familiar with the Intown Academy must visit this school to see all the great things going on. The school currently is K-7 and will be adding 8th grade next year to be a K-8 school choice option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Intown's first year was uneven. Some parents lost patience with the principal and some teachers, while other parents (like me) saw their kids nurtured and developed. I wanted to see more consistency in its academics, and I wanted to see real leadership from the principal. I didn't see those things, but I did see a small but dedicated group of committed parents who gave a lot of their time and energy to the children. Now, Intown is going into its second year, with a new principal and many new, committed teachers. The school will apply for International Baccalaureate certification, and the new principal has a great deal of IB experience. Some of those committed parents are returning, too. I'm excited at the prospects of this new year, and I'm glad we stuck with Intown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

To much inconsistency with the school. Needed diversity to develop an understanding of the perspectives of children from different backgrounds. There also needs to be a programs for students that are exceeding in their classes with good grades and high scores in order to continue nurturing their hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

2010

 
 
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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 85% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 92% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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

9th Grade Literature

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

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2011

 
 
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Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Coordinate Algebra

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Physical Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 45%N/A51%
Female 55%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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