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Peyton Forest Elementary School

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Posted February 25, 2010

My son has been attending Peyton Forest since the 1st grade and now is a 3rd grader. I am very pleased with the school. The teachers are excellent! They give 110%, they are very motivated and committed to teaching our children. As a whole the school is Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

My daughter has been at Peyton since kindergarten. I am so sad that this is her last year! (2008) Peyton has a wonderful staff that not only teach well but really care about the students that they are coming in contact with. They have a clean and very safe school with lots of activites to round out the academic structure. Mrs. Brown the principal was a fantastic addition to the Peyton staaff. If you are looking for a top notch school within the Southwest Atlanta area look no further Peyton is the place for excellence!
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Posted May 15, 2007

I have a third grader at Peyton. I love the way the teachers assign projects as an extension of what they have learned in class. This to me gives them hands on experience that I think helps them retain info better. I am so thankful for the third grade team(Ms. Walker is her homeroom teacher) because they are so concerned for the children's education.At first,I thought the homework on top of tests on top of projects were too much for third graders, but we've learned to adapt and face the challenges. Now what we once thought was too much is a priece of cake to us. Thanks to the teachers at Peyton, my child has become and hard worker and very competent.
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Posted May 7, 2007

I have a firt grader and a fourth grader that attends the school. I am pleased with how the teachers are working with my fourth grader especially. I have had him in 2 schools before peyton and neither one helped in they always failed him. He is doing a whole lot better academically and socially. The teachers really work with the students and they involve the parents. The afterschool program is my favorite. Its not all about play its still a learning atmosphere. My first grader love it. She is on the honor roll and trying to do her brother work. I love the school.
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Posted April 23, 2004

My son is currently attending Peyton. He is a second grader and has been here since kindergarten. I think Peyton is an excellent school. I've been nothing put pleased with the teachers and the principal. At Peyton the students come first. They have a very dedicated and professional staff. I'm greatful to have found a school where my child is surrounded by excellence.
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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

81 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
68%
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 91% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Marissa Kalu-Thompson
Fax number
  • (404) 505-6518

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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301 Peyton Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
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