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Macedonia Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 849 students

 
 

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Posted July 6, 2011

My son has attended MES since Kindergarten and is now moving on to middle school. We have loved every moment at Macedonia and could not have asked for a better elementary school experience. We have had some amazing teachers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

I am a mom of a Macedonia Elem. first grader and a teacher with my Masters & Specialists Degree in Education. We moved to this school district because of this amazing school! Just take a look at the test scores and you will see the proof of the teachers & parents dedication to the childrens' achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2010

My daughter is in kindergarten and the first 3 weeks of school were fine here. Her daily progress sheets come back fine, even now. Apparently my daughter had trouble with her numbers so she was put into a smaller group and had testing for her numbers and letters every few weeks well after 1-2 times they recommend her for the next level which means your child is not learning enough. However when I have a meeting with the school counselor he states he has never met my child, but that she only knows 6 of her alphabet and sounds, when I told him that she knows 22 of her alphabet including sounds the letters make he didn't even seem to listen they insist on their own testing even though our results are so dramatically different that you would think as a psychologist he would suggest another method of testing but no instead they send me home with some forms so they know her background information that is supposed to help them help my child. This packet includes very personal information that is not a schools business. This is insane! Don't let you child get railroaded by this school. On the other hand Parent involvement is #1!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

Great school & faculty. I would like to see the gifted program enhanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

I have two children in this school and every year there is tons of parent involvement! I don't understand why someone would say there isn't. Maybe the specific teacher they had did not encourage it. Every teacher we have had has been all for parent involvement. I practically lived at the school when my now 3rd grader was in kindergarten. The teachers are nice and loving. The office staff, the nurse and all the other staff are great also. My kids are begging me to put them in the after school program that's how much they like being there. It was over crowded but that was not the schools' fault, it was because this county was being over developed and the schools couldn't handle all the kids. A new school was built which brought much relief and now Maceondia is also expanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

We transferred our 3 children from a private school to Macedonia and are so very pleased! We have found an exceptional faculty and staff. Both the teachers and the administrators are super involved with the school as a whole, not just their classrooms and positions. They encourage and appreciate parental involvement. The entire school is a wonderful, happy, learning environment with a great vibe. Even the front office and nurse knows almost every child by name and they are kind, patient, and compassionate. I will sing the praises off the cafeteria staff, etc. They care about each child too. We are incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful learning environment. We truly believe we could not have found the resources combined with the experienced teachers in a private school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

Much improved over the last three years! Fixing the massive overcrowding has turned this into a superb school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Great school!! the teachers are very good as a whole. They also will customize your childs teaching to match there needs. This has been a huge part of our children's success at this school. Parent involvement at this school is really encouraged and well received. Great new security feature at visitor check in with every visitor's photo taken and printed directly on the visitors badge. Pta is really involved in a positive way at this school also. I really couldn't think of a better place to send your children to school. Great community and surrounding area as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

I am a teacher at Macedonia and I take great offense at our staff being called 'pitiful' in one of these posts. Macedonia does NOT have a military like environment or discipline. I have worked in different schools and in other states and Macedonia is by far the most caring school I have ever experienced. Do not listen to reviews from parents who are obviously disgruntled for some unknown reason. Macedonia is a great school. Visit sometime and see how many 'unhappy' children you see. It is a happy, active learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 17, 2008

I love Macedonia's teachers and staff. It has been a part of my family for almost ten years. Speaking from experience, parent volunteers are always needed, sought after, and welcomed. Both of my children have thrived at the school. As for the person who wrote, 'The school (at the direction of the principal) was not very open to parental involvement,' should check their facts before writing something on the Internet. The school averages about 30 volunteers per day! Our parents are concerned about their children's education and want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

Macedonia has alot of issues. Security being number one. Military atmosphere, More emphasis on disciplining the children than education. Kids should be encouraged to go the school, not dread it. Too much non-educational down time. The principle should rethink her priorities. Instead of working with the teachers, the teachers are intimidated by her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

9 out of 10, that's a laugh. I have over the course of the past few years three children attend MES. I have never seen a more 'Circle The Wagons' mentality then at this school. Whenever an issue arises they take no responsibility for anything. My third grader was falling behind in class and the Prinipal in our meeting was blaming my child (a third grader). The Principal had the audacity to suggest my child might have a learning disability, not that the Teacher may have a teaching disability. Very unhappy with MES and its lack of leadership. The Principal does not listen to parent concerns, and the Teachers will not speak up in parent / teacher meetings. The Teachers that speak up usually don't last. 9 out of 10, only if your criteria is unhappy kids and a pitiful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

No kudos from this parent. State test scores should not be the only priority. Unfortunately, we came out of private school hoping for more....What we found was a lack of creativity and a lack of caring. Great test scores! Hooray! Unhappy children, not so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

We found the school unable to adequately handle it's recent growth. The school (at the direction of the principal) was not very open to parental involvement nor were they overally concerned with our child's safety & academic growth. Excellent PE staff & friendly lunch staff, teachers adequate at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

Both of my children attend this wonderful school. The teachers they have had have been extremely caring, very helpful, and eager to assist each child in every way possible. Being a chairperson for the PTA, I have had the opportunity to meet and speak to each teacher and staff member, most of the parents, and many of the children, throughout the school. I can honestly say we have a great group of educators, a wonderful group of kids, and parents who take the time to be involved in their children's education. It's a school where I can rest easy knowing that my children are in good hands and will be receiving the kind of education that will help them make their dreams reality in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

Macedonia is a great school. You're child would enjoy! The teachers there are some of the best and they teach our kids displine, too. The teachers treat the children just like they were they're own. When it comes to being respectful, they'll teach your kids that in a heart beat.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

148 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

148 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

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

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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
White 91% 44%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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