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Sagamore Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 444 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 26, 2014

Sagamore Hills Elementary school is a true community-oriented neighborhood school. Nestled within the boundaries of one of Atlanta's most beautiful, well-established neighborhoods, Sagamore Hills is a fantastic school, brimming with a team of fabulous teachers and staff supported by a strong network of active parents. Sagamore Hills teaches to all levels of educational abilities in a diverse demographic environment. In addition, the community feel is just something I have never been able to find anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

Great teachers! Great Principal. Very close knit community and parent involvement makes all the difference at this great neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

Small community elementary school within the neighborhood. Great teachers and access to principal. Very interactive and open in terms of meeting individual student needs. Love the school and the people in the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

We love love love Sagamore Hills Elementary! The staff and everyone here are wonderful. My son is in Pre-K and has made so many friends and learned so much. He's becoming such a big kid here. I'm so happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

I love this school my son came here for 5th grade and the teaching method is awesome my son came home talking about what he'd learn in Science class! and some of the others, this was the very first time I'd heard him come home speaking and engaging about what went on in school so thank you Sagamore Elementry!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

The scholastic results are outstanding, but that is only one part that I love about Sagamore Hills Elementary. As a parent to a PRE-K student, I was a bit worried how he would like it and feel in this new environment, but he loves it. As a parent I always feel welcome and there is a great positive spirit going in the school that you cannot really put your finger on. It is just a very positive atmosphere where it feels like students and staff really enjoys the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

We are starting our 6th year at Sagamore and love it. The sense of community that my children feel about the school is the best part. This year Sagamore was selected to be a STEM school (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). This means teachers will receive additional training and the school will get more technology, Lego labs, etc. This is in addition to the state of the art Mac lab and iPads that are already there. Sagamore also has fantastic art and music programs. The teachers and administration also welcome parent involvement and there are many opportunities to get to know other families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

The diversity pie is a LIE!!!! And mentally the students and staff doesn't no how to handle certain situations dealing with different cultures and people feelings .The 5months we were there was the worst experience we ever had. O I almost forgot they will question your child without notifying you . If your not welcome there they will use their authority to force you out. I'M NOT JOKING IT HAPPENED TO ME!


Posted January 16, 2012

We have 3 children currently at Sagamore Hills (since Kindergarten), and find the neighborhood school a wonderful environment. The size is just right for kids to try everything it offers and actively participate. Teachers and administrators know the children and help get them get what they need to be successful. They should be well prepared for middle school and the real world! Another great thing about the size is that the kids and parents don't get lost or feel like a number. Everything they do counts and gets noticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

We have been at Sagamore for 4 years so far with 2 children. We couldnt be more satisfied. The school is very diverse and we love that all cultures are embraced. We have had positive experiences with all our teachers and our children have been well prepared. what I love most is that the teachers and principal welcome parental input, ideas and involvement. Sagamore is a true community school were we all participate in improving the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

Sagamore is a great neighborhood school! We have 2 children at the school, and they LOVE it! The kids have art and music weekly (our art teacher is outstanding!). We also have so many programs and activities, including fun family events (sock hop, dinner night, spring carnival, talent show) and opportunities for enrichment in math, reading and science! Sagamore also has strong parent involvement. And we love that our children to go to school with other children in our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

I have had four children go through Sagamore. The teachers have been excellent. It has wonderful families and is a great community of people who all want the best for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Our second of two chidlren is now in fifth grade at Sagamore. Our older child entered middle school fully prepared. At Sagamore, we have had awesome teachers (including great art and music instructors). The school also helps us feel truly connected to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Sagamore is an excellent elementary school. I love the fact that it is small and teachers know the children across grade levels. As an involved parent I like knowing I can volunteer in the classroom & get to know the teachers and administrative staff. There is an intimacy at Sagamore that I think larger elementary schools lack. The community is strong, the kids are great and so are the parents. We have very strong music and art programs. The children have a school wide art snow annually - it's mazing! We have choral, orchestra and band concerts throughout the year, it's quite impressive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

The Great Schools rating by far does not reflect my experience at Sagamore Hills. The teachers that my children have had were excellent. The teachers challenged my children academically but yet supported them through the process. They also fostered my children's social and emotional growth. The leadership staff is superb. The principal and her staff is always willing to hear a quick story in passing or schedule a lengthy discussion. They are very supportive of the students, parents, and faculty. I could not be more happy with my decision to send my children to Sagamore!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

Sagamore Hills Elementary is a wonderful school! I've sent all three of my kids there and we have had only positive experiences. My kids have received a great education. The teachers are fabulous and there is strong parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

We love having an elementary school that is in a neighborhood and has the neighborhood support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

I moved to this area for the school and I have been very impressed. This is my first year and my son is in 1st grade. The teaching is excellent; he is making great progress. The parental involvement is fantastic. Many parents volunteer for all sorts of activities and it just has a community feel. I love the diversity of the school population. I am very happy with the direction of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This was my son's first year attending Sagamore. He really excelled during the 3rd grade. He had an excellent year and is really looking forward to the 4th grade. The school's PTA and parents are actively involved in the advancement of the children's overall growth and development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

This is a fantastic school - close community, great administrators, accommodating for disabled students.
—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.

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

74 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

87 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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

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 94% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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 44% 44%
Hispanic 31% 12%
Black 16% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Julie Martin
Fax number
  • (678) 874-7510

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1865 Alderbrook Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (678) 874-7502

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