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Oak Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 30, 2014

Oak Grove is an amazing school with A+ teachers, supportive and helpful staff members, and an outstanding new principal! The new principal has completely changed the atmosphere of the school and turned it back into a community school where the focus is placed on the students! My children loved everything about the school and so did I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I cannot say enough amazing things about Oak Grove Elementary School. My daughter has gone there for four years since Kindergarten. She is thriving academically, socially, and emotionally. The school has a comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum. Oak Grove offers fun and challenging options for students during its aftercare program as well at an additional cost (i.e., drama, Spanish, chess, dance, etc). The teachers are very involved and caring, as are other parents. The test scores are WAY above the state and national averages each year per grade. The student body is diverse and the community surrounding the school is socially liberal. It's just a great place for a child to receive an education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is great, the kids love it. The teachers and staff are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

Previous principal was an excellent speaker and very visible. However she did not follow through on promises. She left suddenly in the middle of the year to go to another school. Teachers have send notes home written in magic marker with mis spellings. Emphasis is on self esteem for students and everyone feeling good. Fortunately student body draws from neighborhood of professionals, hence the good test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

Our experience has been excellent ! Teachers and parent involvement is great. Immediate past principal was excellent - ongoing search for principal is in progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

I am so happy to go to a school where the principal is so involved, not just on the big issues, but even to visit each classroom to see the students at work! The fourth grade teachers have been great, especially in science and math. I am proud that we are part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

The teachers, staff, new principal and parents pour their talents and energies into making this school one special place for the kids who attend- and there are extra cirricular events like the math superstar program to the science olympiad and there are many events and activities ranging from the multi-cultural festival to the fun run, art night and much more. My now 4th grader loves going to school and I have to say I love volunteering in the outdoor classroom/garden!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

The program is excellent, the teacher go the extra mile for the kids, most of the parents are involved, the new principal is great. It lacks of founding like all the public schools but still a great school located in a good neighborhood .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

There is an amazing 3rd grade teacher who will blow your socks away. He comes up with incredible thoughtful projects that have taught me a thing or two. I couldn't be more thrilled. The new principal seems to be stepping up the game with the whole school to be on par with this teacher. I am thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

Mrs. Neely the new principal in 2010 is awesome. She is extremely positive, upbeat, and professional. Her dynamic personality and experience is really affecting the school in many ways and her plans for the future will only make it better. Our kindergarten experience was lack-luster but we are extremely happy with first grade and the quality of education at Oak Grove. So many hands-on activities and enrichment opportunities. It's a great community of dedicated teachers and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

Oak Grove has a dynamic new principal and a team of dedicated parents, teachers and administrators have joined together to form The Oak Grove Foundation---who's mission is to make Oak Grove the most academically and culturally enriching school in Georgia. It's a great time to be at our school and the future will be even more exciting for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

I have children in Grades 1 and 5 and they are both doing very well. In my experience I have found the teachers to be excellent with the capabilities to offer the children a successful school life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

Oak Grove is great K-3, but changes dramatically at 4th grade. The teachers are by far very caring and enthusiastic (with a only a few exceptions). The school leadership change in the 2008-9 school year has been to the detriment of the school - the focus seems to be on the management of a school, rather than the cultivation of the strengths of the children at the school. There is exceptional parent involvement, and the children perform accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The school has gone the extra mile in helping my child- it has the village where love and support will spur hime on to greater hights
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The school is excellent because if its excellent teachers, caring staff, and parent involvement. The school extends beyond just the school day and has done a great job in creating a community environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Oak Grove E.S. is one of the best elementary school I have heard people talk about. It is the first school year for my daughter there and I have noticed alot of improvements on her in just 2 months of class. She loves it, her teachers and classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Oak Grove is full of intelligent, nurturing, creative, enthusiastic, wonderful teachers. They make the school GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Oak Grove E.S. has such an amazing group of teachers and administrative staff who are supportive and nurturing. Couldn't ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Oak Grove Elementary is a best kept secret. The community is filled with parents who care about their children's education. The teachers are very dedicated to student learning and create a warm, nurturing environment. We could not ask for a better elementary school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It is a great neighborhood school with lots of parents involved. Technology is what is missing as well as an updated building. 2008 was Oak Groves 50th year anniversary celebration and the building is the same. Could save lots on energy bills just by replacing old windows. Could save lots of energy and time for all the teachers with new technology. The teachers are all wonderful and want the best for the students. They just need updated tools.
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

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 94% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
89%
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 71% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1857 Oak Grove Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (678) 874-7402

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