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Sanders Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 893 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2014

Sanders is not a good school, unless you have low standards for educating your child. The staff is lousy and there is no strong leadership at the school. I think the school could progress if parents, CCSD, the superintendent and the teachers had a vested interest in seeing the school succeed. The school receives Title 1 funds but new ways need to be discovered for utilization. Where we live now, schools like Sanders are being closed, teachers fired for lack of progress. I have high expectations for my children and Sanders cannot help them on their journey.


Posted May 13, 2014

My child has been at this school since kindergarten and has had good teachers but they are faced with disciplining more than teaching. It's too bad more parents don't find it their responsibility to discipline at home; instead they expect the teachers to do it at school. This takes away from the education of the students who are disciplined. The communication home to the parents on the progress of your child is disappointing! My child only brings home graded school work with report cards because many kids don't bring it home to their parents. The teachers attach it to report cards to ensure parents are getting to it. This goes back to the involvement with the child by the parents at home. Parents who are involved are now punished. The lack of seeing graded school work during the semester is too bad because I have less of an idea how my child is really doing until his/her report card comes home. I am involved with his/her homework every night but how do I know he/she is really grasping the material if I don't see his/her graded homework come home?! I feel my child is safe, but I am not happy with the education level at this Title 1 school. Be very careful of Title 1 schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I'm a parent of formal 4 Sanders students and now have a kindergartener I can say there ifs a big change in the school from them til now. I believe it can get better if we receive more parent involvement. I'm going to give this school a try because I was tempted to take my daughter out but I'm going to take a stand as a parent and be the voice for this school we need more parent engagement please parents lets make our children school the best there is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

My child attended Sanders for 1 year - first grade. His teacher was great, and the special education staff was very attentive and professional. We ended up moving and my children are now enrolled in a better rated school, but as far as teacher-parent communication goes, I still prefer Sanders. Too bad there's no diversity and very little parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

Sanders is a great school with engaged administration and excellent teachers. My child has been at Sanders for 3 years and she has excelled. We have had teachers that truly care abou the children. I recommend anyone looking at Sanders to stop by and meet with the principal and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I love Sandersl! We just returned to the school and the faculty & staff is very polished. The environment is warm and friendly. I really feel that my children are getting what they need at Sanders. The only thing missing is more parent participation. Actually, I think the rating should be slightly higher (5 or 6) because the test scores were great overall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

The lack of supervision in the cafeteria (during breakfast and lunch) has led to bullying and intimidation of students who are very good students and dont have the confidence to tell a teacher and expect a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I love Sanders! My son has been there for 3 years and we haven't had a problem. He learns alot and has had great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I am very happy with this school. My son transfered here at the begining of the school year. I am thrilled with the Target program he has been put in. This school also has a wonderful Nurse that has been more than acomadating with my childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

The Administration is bad. Need better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

I think Sanders does a wonderful job with my kids and am very happy they attend Sanders. Always very helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

I think that this is a lousy school not enough focus from the administration not a challenging curriculum. Need a forigen language and the teachers are okay but I think that they can do far better then they are doing I pulled my son out and start homeschooling him unfortunately he has to go back to school but I'm looking for a far better school then Sanders to send him to for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

My daughter has been at sanders since pre- k, now she is in the 3rd grade , not happy with the curriculum or her 3rd grade teacher , always something negative , seem as though she is very prejudice! She will not return after this school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

We have three children in this school. The administration is lousy. They offer no foreign language as part of the curriculum. The teaching staff is decent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

I have 2 children currently at sanders. One in the fifth grade and the other in third. I am not happy with the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My daughter has been enrolled at Sanders since kindergarten (she is now in the 4th gr.). It has been good except the number of students per teacher has gotten way to high. I think there are 25 students in her class this year. there was a principal who was great, but left for a bigger job. in the meantime we have had a few temporary ones who wanted to throw their weight around. Now, we seem to have one who seems to be at our school because she wants to and cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

I have two children enrolled there the teachers so far we have had are very nice. Last year my sons k- teachers Mrs. Billotte and Mrs. Stubblefield were great introduing him to kindergarden. My other sons thrid grade teacher was new this past year Mrs.Smith I could not of asked for three better teachers or a school . They help you and support every one in the school and also in the community.his year they are introduing a school in a school we all hope for the best and even more love and support.Also more one on one.Over all a great school.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

141 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 85% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
66%
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 68% 37%
Hispanic 15% 12%
White 11% 44%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Rebecca Jenkins
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  • (770) 819-2570

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1550 Anderson Mill Rd
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: (770) 819-2568

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