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Montgomery Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 630 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 16, 2014

I will agree that the old principal had issues but since she has retired the new principal has done well in her place. I will not discuss the issues we have with old principal, but the new one is doing well so far. He has made sure that the open positions were getting filled. The community support from parents is great and they have good programs like STEM.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

We moved here from gwinnett and my son attended kindergarten up there. I was nervous as gwinnett was known for such great schools and they have more funding compared to dekalb. However, Montgomery is an awesome elementary! He is doing better than at gwinnett, and although they don't have as much technology as some gwinnett schools, they really care and want your child to succeed. My son just got back his Iowa testing scores and he was in the top 9 percent nationally, and that is a drastic improvement from him last year. It is as good as any private school for kids that age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

Fabulous community school in North Brookhaven service North Brookhaven and Northwest Chamblee. Professional parents, extremely active PTA and excellent faculty. School is close to achieve STEAM (STEM plus Arts) certification. A private school quality education within a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

Not sure why the one negative review - this school is top notch. A great community school and the highest rated school in Brookhaven. Rates as higher or higher than nearby Oak Grove, Vanderlyn, Sarah Smith, Austin, and Dunwoody Elementary Schools. The school is one of a few schools that is getting is STEM certification (Science Technology Engineering, Math). The building may be old, but what is inside of it is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Have three children at the school. Wonderful, neighborhood school situated in North Brookhaven. Caring faculty. Extremely active parent group. Top notch academics. This is one of the top schools in metro Atlanta.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

My child and I have had a very negative experience at Montgomery this past year. I do believe there are some good teachers here and I have heard of some parents having a good experience, so my experience doesn't reflect the school as a whole, necessarily, but our particular experience has been very bad. I was very unhappy, as were many other parents in my child's class, with our teacher, but after numerous attempts at communication with her, as well as the principal, nothing was done to address my concerns. I repeatedly asked the principal to take action and nothing was ever done. The principal seemed like a nice person, but did not help me in the situation my child was in. My child has hated every day of school for the last year and he is not even 6 years old. I look forward to our last days at the school this week, because we are MOVING!!!!!!!!!!! There are many other negative things I could say, but want to be respectful of the purpose of this site/feedback, so I will refrain!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

Montgomery is terrific. We have been going here for 3+ years and love it. The teachers and staff are wonderful. High parent involvement and the PTA is super. I recommend Montgomery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

I have four children in Montgomery and have found that grades K-4 are fantastic. Administration is solid and attentive, teachers are responsive, and the programs are flexible enough for all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

My husband and I moved to the neighborhood we're in specifically for the Montgomery/Chamblee/Chamblee schools. What a great decision! Our children are thriving and absolutely love school and their teachers! I could not be Jasper with the amination, support of parents, and attention to special needs/IEP issues as well. We love Montgomery!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

I have 3 children at Mont. 2nd, 3rd grade and my oldest moving on to middle school. From year to year I have been impressed with the teachers instruction and the parent involvement is exceptional. We never once had a teacher I wish we hadn't. Dr. Silvers hires great teachers. One important fact is that Mont. does NOT teach for the test and our scores are always high. I have friends that need Tudors because their child was taught only for the test and not the curriculum. I can't imagine my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

My daughter has been at Montgomery since first grade. This is an okay school, but they are primarily concerned with CRCT scores and not the individual child. If your child fits the "mold" and does not require ANY extra help or attention, this is the school for you. The teachers and the principal have been quite resistant to helping my daughter with her focusing difficulties. Not to mention the amount of homework is astronomical and quite unnecessary in quantity. My child does not like school at all, thanks to Montgomery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

4/26/11 My daughter has attended Montgomery K-5, while my son has attended private schools. our decision was financial. I was shocked as to the quality of teachers at Montgomery ! The families are wonderful too. The Math surpassed my son's education.Although there are not always that perfect teacher, I have never been disappointed, and only once had a yr I would rather not repeat, but I didn't pay $14,000 either( and you could have been in private school with the same situation). Yes Dr Silvers may seem cold, but her heart is education and our children. She doesn't allow certain parents to dictate but she will listen....I couldn't have made a better choice for our daughter...great teachers, neighborhood friendships, involved parents, strong PTA....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My child has been at Montgomery since Pre-K. Year 1 - wonderful. Year 2 and 3, horrid. Year 4 - wonderful. I found that I had to teach the teachers how to effectively work with a focused challenged child. This appears to be a real weak point at Montgomery. Do your homework - you are your child's advocate. We are still at Montgomery because it takes a village to mold a child. Overall, the support system was there like it should be. Dr. Silvers isn't yielding but she is fair. You have a voice, use it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

My child has been there for 2 years and I have not been impressed with either of the teachers we've had. However, Dr. Silvers is a great principal and is very involved. The classes are way too big and only getting bigger. I think Montgomery is a good school if you have a child who doesn't need anything out of the ordinary and can thrive in a large class with little supervision. I am looking into transferring my child to another school with smaller classes that can offer more one-on-one attention. PTA is very involved, which is a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

My Grandaughter entered Montgomery in 2nd grade ...Her teacher Ms Karen Russel!...what a positive impact Ms Russel had on Trinity's life...now in 3rd grade Ms Stewart has continued what seems to me is 'teaching at it's best'....teachers like these is what sets Montgomery above the rest.


Posted October 15, 2009

Montgomery Elementary is a wonder school. Teachers and staff are very friendly and warm hearted. The school itself is small but packed full of happy children. I know of five different children who have attended and they all LOVE their school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

My daughter is in 1st grade this year, and it's our second year at Montgomery. I have to say that I am absolutely impressed by the parent involvement in the school, the teachers, the level of excellent standard that the school upholds, and the overall great organization and attention this school gives to the students and parents. It's a wonderful school, I look forward to having my daughter there during her entire elementary school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

Excellent school. Better than $15K a year St. Martins and OLA. Wonder why St. Martins is losing students by the truckload? Its because parents figured out that it was a better school than the local private schools and its a heck of a lot cheaper!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

Montgomery is an okay school. My son just finished Kindergarten and Ms. Perry was wonderful to work with. However, I must say that I was not pleased with the new principal, Dr. Silvers. She was very cold, extremely unfriendly and aloof as well as very unapproachable and I never got the sense that she truly cared about my son. It is mainly for this reason that I have decided to move to a different school district for the 2009 - 2010 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Overall we are extremely happy with Montgomery. Its not quite as good as St Martins but I think now better than OLA (class size etc) and the 15k a year per child we are saving adds up...........
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
98%
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 68% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: (678) 676-7502

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