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Austell Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 312 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2011

I really want Austell Primary to have second to fifth grade, my son used to be there now he's in second grade but i still have a daughter whose in kindergaten. The staffs are one in a million of school staffs i wish all my kids finish their elementary in APS, keep up the good work!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

My daughter is a first grader at Austell Primary. This is her second year and I couldn't be happier. Austell Primary is like a private school in a public school. The teachers are exceptional. They teach using the newest and most up to date research and are so intuned to the needs of all of their students. The administration and all of the school staff is warm and open. They have high standards for all students and are so willing to do anything needed to assist all students. I am truly blessed and only wish that this school included second grade as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Austell Primary is a Wonderful school! It has the best group of teachers I have ever worked with. The staff are very warm and inviting as well as the school. The school is the cleanest school I have ever seen. Bottom Line: The school is awesome and you should be sad if your kid doesnt go there.


Posted January 24, 2008

This is my daughter's second year at APS and she absolutely loves her school. I am very impressed with the school's academics, organization, safety, cleaness, communication, and student/parent activities. The school's adminstration and staff is very carrying, warm, nuturing, and supportive of their students. I feel very comfortable that my child is receiving an excellent and safe education. I will miss the school next year when she is promoted to the second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

This is an excellent school. The teachers are very invested in student acheivement and growth. Our school environment is warm and friendly. Kindergarteners have great role models and things to look forward to as they watch the first graders set the tone with the Jump Rope team, Tumbling team, WLAM News team, and the Odyssey of the Mind team.
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Posted March 27, 2007

The Kindergarden program , so far as a multiage class goes is ok for students which are ready for this kind of environment.Such as those advanced for their ages.However I think smaller classes should be designed for those kids which are in need of more one on one type of teaching. Such as those who haven't quite mastered ABC's and counting.As well as things that those fortunate enough to go to pre-k or head start would be exposed to.Some don't get that advantage and need to have more one on one time to learn these things.So it is my opinion that in this area smaller classes should be offered.I further feel that there should be extracuricular activities offered for Kindergarden kids.such as jump rope,t-ball,tutoring all school year where needed,and those types of things.This school only offers this to first grade students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

Austell Primary is a top notch school for students in grades Pre-K through first. My daughter absolutely loves her teachers and never wants to leave. She is taught in a nurturing environment. The student/ teacher ratio is perfect. Students have extracurricular opportunities such as a Jump Rope and Tumbling team, News team, and an Odyssey of the Mind team. The principal and staff provide a home away from home atmosphere that makes students and parents feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

131 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.

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

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The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 58% 37%
Hispanic 17% 12%
White 17% 44%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Marvin Bynes
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  • (678) 398-0041

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5600 Mulberry St
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: (770) 819-5804

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