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West Manor Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

I love (LOVE) West Manor! I have one child that matriculated through WM to Young, one in the 1st grade and two on the way in next year from Pre-K. The teachers and staff are amazing. The all male detail during drop off makes the school feel safe. You have real men guarding the frontline of the school as the children are dropped off and picked up. They open doors, hold umbrellas, direct traffic...its great to see men actively participating. Academically, the school can't be beat. Because it is a smaller school, the children get more focused attention and the teachers really get to know the children. They understand how they learn and really direct the learning towards the children. Test prep is important, but it is not treated like the ultimate destination. They believe in total child preparedness and it shows. My kids have had the same teachers and I am very impressed! This school is a hidden gem that I hope stay hidden and unspoiled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Three of my children have attended this wonderful school. All of my children Attended private school prior to West Manor. All three have thrived. After 5 th grade my daughter was accepted into an elite private school in Buckhead. She was thoroughly prepared and excelled academically and socially. This school is a quite secret in the Cascade community. The resources do differ from Buckhead schools but when you look at the whole child it has been a good fit for us and we do supplement their education with enriching cultural activities and private tutoring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

West Manor is a decent school. I have 2 kids there and have found it to be a great option as a public neighborhood school. THe teachers are nice and professional, and there do not seem to be many discipline problems. The parents and families care about education, and it shows with the preparedness fo the students there. The real selling point for us: this is a small school, and my kids are thriving there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I have two students at West Manor this year. I am most impressed with the progress reports the teachers send out. The Daily home work and science and social study projects. The classroom and grade contest really help my students enhance their learning skills. I had two older students to attend West Mannor. One graduate from high school with honors and is attending collehe. The other one is a governor merit student and will take college courses next year along with her high school courses. A BIG P L U S for west manor is TUTORING OF ALL STUDENTS. Students are didided in to small groups. All of the teachers and sometimes the principal take part in this after school activity. THE TEACHERS AT WEST MANOR WORK VERY HARD TO HELP OUR STUDENTS. THE TEACGERS AT WEST MANOR WORK VERY HARD TO PREPAR OUR
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I have 2 childrent attending West Manor 1st & 3rd grade this is our first year there years prior we were in private. This School year has been absolutely wonderful!! I don't have one complaint, the new principal Mrs. Twyman is great the teachers are very caring. This school is indeed a hidden charm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

We love West Manor! I have 2 children currently attending and we find it to be an outstanding school. The administraton and staff do an excellent job of challenging the children and building a desire for excellence. West Manor is truly exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

I have 2 childrenpresently in 2 and 4th grades. They have both attended since kindergarten. West Manor is a small school with many caring teachers. They work hard to teach all the children and this shows in the test scores. However, there is little time for the fine arts, music or other creative aspects of learning. And the Spanish instruction is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

This school is amazing. This is my son's last year and I have not once had a complaint about any curriculum, teacher or student. The programs are always great the PTA meetings are always organized and each day when my son gets in the car he has learned something new. Parents if you have driven pass this school and have any doubts about what school your children should attend this definitely the one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

The teachers nor the principal are friendly. They make you feel very unwelcome. The teachers I have encountered have no personality. They seem to only be there for a paycheck and not the children. My child will not be returning to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

This school is not what it professes to be. It is a mirage of what a school should be. There is much bullying and nick picking. The principal is not a strong leader. I would not enroll my child in this school. Everyone seems above themselves for some reason... Such a shame.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

56 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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

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 94% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

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
Black 99% 37%
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%
Hispanic 0% 12%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Reginald Lawrence
Fax number
  • (404) 699-6784

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570 Lynhurst Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
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