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M. A. Jones Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 600 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2012

This school is great. The teachers and administration are dedicated to the cause of making our children leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

Thiss my son second year of school, I volunteer in the class room, on PTA, and the other parent is correct about the PTA meetings. They don't want to hear parents input or do the teachers, even if u are there everyday to volunteer. I figure if you're in the classroom u can see what your child and other students are lacking. I suggest hands on science projects, that never happened, etc for each subject and agreed to pay out of pocket. I did all the procedures, request to administrative in writing but nothing happened. Not alot of parental in PTA because parents have no input, even if they request something to staff, your input is still not carried out. Last year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

They have a wonderful learning program,my kids have learned a lot since they have been there.I am very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

My son has attended MAJ since pre-K. He is currently in the 2nd grade. I feel that the teachers are very dedicated and all of his instructors anyway, have always gone above and beyond in caring for and educating the students. It is a beautiful school and has a nice new playground that was built last year. The only drawbacks to MAJ are the lack of parental involvement, and really I don't feel that this is the parent's fault. PTA is basically a joke at MAJ as all they do is invite you out to hear about the CRCT and maybe eat something. I wish that the school would let parents be more involved but it seems as if they don't want any parental input and would rather just do what they want to do, especially since the new principal Ms. Woolfolk has arrived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Thank heaven for a teacher/educator as Mr. Gale at Jones elementary on Fair st. my grandson is well cared for there and education is there top priority,and the kids well being. grandmother Ms. Biggs


Posted October 4, 2007

I give the school 5 star its a good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

A very good school my child has learned a hold lot in just a little time. This staff take alot of time and patience to work very hard with my daudhter as well as myself. She is in the fifth grade and is reading on a 8th grade level Thank God is teachers out there that really care about their students! Mr.Neville/Miss.Love they are very excellent teachers & Mr.Goldman I really can go on an on with other teacher but I can only type a certain amount of words.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

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 94% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
82%
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 98% 37%
Hispanic 1% 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

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School Leader's name
  • Margul Retha Woolfolk
Fax number
  • (404) 755-6233

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1040 Fair St SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
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