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Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2013

Sharp Creek Elementary This school has the best faculty of any in metro Atlanta. The teachers are loving and nurturing which is important and inspires children to learn.


Posted August 12, 2012

Overal, the teachers, administration, and staff care. With that said, you are the parent and you MUST pay attention. Many times, the teachers only do what the must do, not what needs to be done. They tend to focus on the problem kids because they disrupt so much. There also seems to be a disconnect between teachers and administration at ever level. Neither seem to be very happy. If you are looking for a proactive school...this isn't it. My child was in the "gifted" program, but the kids who needed help got much more attention. In fact, my child needs were ignored because he wasn't a touble maker and he was smart. Again, I think this is where the public education system is going in gneral. When I brought it to their attention, he was moved ahead to another grade and enjoyed it much more. HOWEVER, THEY WOULD HAVE DONE NOTHING UNLESS I ASKED. Due to "no child left behind", only the kids who need more help are assisted. I decided to move him to a school that has a better track record for helping kids to excel instead of just to pass. I do feel they are working to make it better though. I just don't have time to wait for it to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

This school is fantastic! The teacher & faculty involvement is above and beyond what any parent could ask for. The teachers are kind, caring and give so much of themselves. Mrs. Wilson the principal & Mr. Holt the Vice Principal are so wonderful & caring! My son has just left the 5th grade to go to middle school & I am sad to leave all the wonderful people behind. I want to thank everyone at the school for giving my children such a wonderful education & experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

In the last year this school has gone D-O-W-N! Test schools are below average. Inconsistent. Not as it once was.


Posted June 1, 2008

this is a great school i have my youngest son in it he is going into 3rd and my oldest went there also from pre-k to 5th and i loved the school and still do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

SCES days were the happiest days of Victoria's life! She was very upset when a broken arm made her her miss a day of school. She excelled into advanced classes in 5th grade and did great with Mrs. Phillips. Now she is in Middle School taking advanced classes and still getting straight A's. You can go to the Board of Ed. and request a letter of transfer to choose the right Middle School for you. Carroll County schools are great about that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

My child has attended sharp creek elementary from pre-k. He is now in the fourth grade. We have had only good experiences. The principal knows my child by name, as well as myself and my husband. All the teachers my son have had, have been very loving and enthusiastic. We had the opportunity to 'loop' with ms. Tara smith in the second and third grades and she spoiled us rotten!! the only regret i have is the fact that there is no recreation department. I do have one concern, and that is where will my child go once he reaches the fifth grade. I want him to go to central of carrollton, but i am afraid he may have to go to bay springs. What can i do to assure that my child goes to the school my husband and i feel is best for him?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

SCES has a wonderful team of teachers that work together in a warm and welcoming climate, making every child and parent feel important. However, my daughter is having a rough time in middle school adjusting to the demands of both Science and Social Studies classes. At Sharp Creek, these subjects were not given the same attention as Math and Language Arts. I never once saw a Science or Social Studies book come home in all that time my child was there. When I questioned the teacher, I was told that she did not like these subjects, therefore she did not teach them any more than what was necessary to pass the CRCT tests, and sure enough, these were my childs lowest scores on the CRCT. I am all for teachers being held accountable! It will perfect SCES, by raising those scores, while preparing students for middle 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.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

97 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

94 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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
64%
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
White 60% 44%
Black 22% 37%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Deaidra Wilson
Fax number
  • (770) 836-2734

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Carrollton, GA 30116
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