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Fickett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 635 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2009

This is my sons second year attending Fickett. The communication between the parents and the teachers is great. I love it how parents/family members can come volunteer whenever they have free time. The open door policy @ Fickett is great! And I would like to thank Dr. Dorsey for allowing that policy! I would like to say keep up the good work to all the teachers, staff, volunteers and parents! I look forward to another excellent year @ Fickett!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Fickett Elementary is an outstanding school that believes in the academic excellence of our children. They believe in the abilities and capabilities of their students and encourage them to strive for excellence and to acheive their goals. Dr.Dorsey governs his school with humility and reverence and he always keeps the needs of the children at the forefront and as a parent of this school I truly appreciate that. Outstanding work all teachers, staff and volunteers! I look forward to a prosperous year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

My daughter has been in Fickett since kindergarden and now is graduating from Fifth grade, I am very pleased with the time she has spent, open door policy easy to approach the teachers, and I love how everyone in the office offers to help us. Fickett is truly an hidden gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

My son has attended Fickett for three school years. The communication between myself and his teachers has been great. The school offers many programs and activities that promote student learning and develop student interest. Most of the students in his class have been there since Kindergarten which shows stability within the community. The priority is placed on learning from the first day to the last day of shcool. The teachers, staff, and administration handle all situations promptly. My son transferred to Fickett from a private school. I have no complaints and have been happy with the services provided for three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

Fickett Elementary School is the best school it is a good school and I love it the teachers are nice and the principal is nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

R.N. Fickett Elementary is a hidden gem! My daughter transferred to Fickett this school year and it has been a wonderful transition. The teachers are certainly dedicated to the success of all the children. I am fortunate to have the flexibility to visit the school at various times of the day and I have always witnessed a great learning environment for all the children. The principal, Mr. Dorsey is a great male role model and wonderful leader. He is always walking the halls and visiting the classes unannounced. I am sure this keeps the students and staff motivated to do their very best at all times. When there are discipline problems, they are dealt with and 'life goes on'. I am soo happy we are apart of the Fickett family and my child is again excited about going to school everyday!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

i'm between above average and excellent, always room for improvements...my daughter attended this school from kindergarten to half of 3rd grade and was only moved to another school (county school) b/c we moved out of city limits (ughhh had i KNOWN!)... she was taught well, expectations were clear and not difficult to achieve, she did well on the CRCT, was on the principals honor roll 3 years and recognized for exceptional performance several times... i remember her teachers names and that says a lot...and they definitely knew my name... from the coach to the principle to the 'lunch lady', they involve themselves with the students and all persons involved. Dr. Barber was principal thru May 07 and he was wonderful...they always kept me informed, never a question of her performance and expectations...wish she was back in this school so bad...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Fickett ELementary is a wonderful school that is Student Centered, Data Driven and Policy Bound. The studetns achieve high on all standarized tests and have both gifted and Special Education Teachers and support Staff. The principal, Mr. Anthony Dorsey, was awarded 'The Principal of the Year' by the National PTA this year. Fickett is spotlighted in the AJC and ohter publications regularly. Fickett is proud to be able to teach the 'whole child' with intensive academic instruction as well as state of the art technology and fantastic Enrichment for each chlid. Each child starting in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade all recieve French, Music, and Visual Arts at least once a week with French several times a week. Ficktett - Where students achieve and staff collaboarte for maximum success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 29, 2008

There is no recognition of honor roll students. No assembly, certificate, sticker, nothing. I find this not only discouraging to the honor students but the other students have no means of being motivated to excell. The teachers are recognized more than the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

The teacher are wonderful. I like the fact that they are thinking out side the box. You can always get a time with the Principal or his staff to discuss ideas or concerns. The test scores show that the kids are learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

I love fickett. My daughter graduated from there and my son attends now. The teachers are wonderful. The faculty is great. They are doing great things academically to broaden the minds of our young people. Every year they are doing better and better with thier test scores and the motivation from the principal helps them even more. I am very proud to say that I have ties to R.N. Fickett Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

I believe that R.N. Fickett is a very good school. The Principle as well as the faculty and staff or more than helpful, they go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure every child at Fickett is a number one priority. Since, the current Principle has taken over I see an improvement in the children's self esteem and study habits. I am so proud to have a child at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

My family and I truly believe that R.N.Fickett Elementry school is an exceptional school. We really like how they shoot for the stars and their test scores prove it!
—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 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

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 90% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

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 94% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
86%
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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Arica Johnson
Fax number
  • (404) 346-2358

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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