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Clifton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 310 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2013

I am a Franchel Foreman a student a Clifton i am in the 5th grade and i know that my school is a good one. Mrs.Bethea the principal is grate at her job and all of the student's love her.


Posted September 28, 2011

Many years ago this school kept me for detention without notifying my parents. The whole drawn out ordeal left me abandoned at the school with noone but the janitor there, who ended up pulling my file and calling a relative to come get me. As an 8 year old it was a frightening experience. Just make sure your child has a way to be in touch (17 years ago, I didnt exactly have a cell phone.) Hope this place has shaped up since then. Other than that, it was a little disappointing to find out that I went there to learn keyboarding when I already was relatively proficient in computer hardware.


Posted March 31, 2010

Clifton has high quality administrators, great staff and numerous extracurricular programs. The magnet program is phenomenal! My child is a gifted student who was getting into trouble at her home school because she was bored. Since moving her to Clifton two years ago, the discipline problems have vanished and for the first time, she is participating in after school activities, including the cheer team. This has been great exercise for her, and recently the dedicated coaches took them to Daytona Beach to compete, and they won first place in their division. Clifton recently formed a basketball team. At every game, the principal and assistant principal, Ms. Clay and Mr. Hines, have been in attendance. This school is like a big family, and believe me, Clifton welcomes parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Well, I am so disappointed by the staff at this school. The teacher aren't being real teachers. Like one parent said, if we dont stay on top of the kids to wont do well. A parent is to be involved,however that is why we send them to school where they can get the help they need. When they send work home, I have a difficult time recalling some of the things the bring home.They dont send instructions.directions on how to do some of these assignments. Its dissapointing that teachers dont care and the principal doesn't care. I already have been to the Board of Education and they only defend themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

Clifton has made a lot of progress, is it my first choice no, but sometimes you have to make do with what is available in your community and thats what we did. The technology in the magnet program is phenomenal, I wish they challenged the children to use it more though. the principal is trying to encourage parent involvement, like I know they are having a family math night this evening serving free dinner, I hope alot of families show. Most parents have bought into the school uniform policy (required all days but Fridays) and it seems to have helped with the disciplinary problems, when kids look like somebody, they act like somebody! I wish Ms Clay luck and success with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I think the academic programs are great but there is not enough interaction unless you can be at the school every week interacting with your child's teacher, you're lost and if the child does not understand what he or she is being taught you as the parent have to take an active part in tutoring your child to improve their grades. It's a parent -participation affair. If you don't take an active part in being parent plus teacher, your child will suffer in this school. Parents definitely have to stay on their toes and become more active in their child's education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

Disciplinary problems and lack of parental involvement are high on the list of concerns for this school. Teachers often are consumed with behavioral problems in the classroom and unable to concentrate on academics. This a computer magnet school but the technology available to the students is shameful. The school has numerous structural problems and concerns that are ignored or put very low on the priority list by the County Board of Education. There are a handful of good teachers but I doubt if they will stay if things don't change. Some of the teachers/administrators can often be heard speaking in an urban/street dialect that is unacceptable in an educational environment.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
76%
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%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Sandra Clay
Fax number
  • (678) 874-4410

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3132 Clifton Church Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: (678) 874-4402

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