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Lee Elementary School

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Posted April 3, 2014

My school is the best school.To start of with i am a 5th grade who attend Seaborn lee.Our staff are real good.They help us prepare for our writing test and CRCRT this year i will say the best year in this school.We have lots of supporting after-school that benefit us in learning and achieving our goals.I think if we earn this money it can help our school improve in educational supplies.I hope you thin it a good idea.


Posted May 11, 2012

this school is the best elementry schoool that i could go to i started going there when i was in 2nd grade ,graduated 5th grade in 2008. dr. massey is the best she was like a second mother to me. i learend alot from this school i love it


Posted February 3, 2012

Very good school. I have to kids in K and 1st grades, and both teachers are great, attentive, and my girls are learning a lot. Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Alston deserve a lot of credit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

We love Seaborn Lee. The principal Dr. Massey is one of the best. She is one of the best leaders we have ever encountered. She makes wonderful educational decisions for the school as well as great healthy decisions. The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful to the students. The teachers make a wonderful effort to work with the parents to make sure the students are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

My children attended S. Lee for the first time this school term and I am more than pleased with the school. In my opinion the balance between academics and extra curricular is equal. As far as teachers go, they vary. My daughter had two teachers this year, one was awesome, the other really shouldn't be working with children, she should be a prison warden! The principal is awesome and unlike others I've encountered, she seems to really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

So far, I am extremely disappointed with Seaborn Lee Elementary. I had originally thought about homeschooling my child and now I wish I had. The curriculum is not challenging and the majority of the teachers are not friendly. As a parent, I expect to have input at my child's school but the teachers give off the fasade that they know more and the parents should not interfere with that. No teacher knows a child better than the parent no matter what your degree may state. The secretary is always friendy and the principal has potential but she needs to get her staff to understand that in order for a school to run efficiently the parents are the heart of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

The school seem to stress more on extra-curriculum activities. They cram the students with information. I think the use the students for the personal gain of a good impression for the school and students do not benefit or get the acknowlegement. The curriculm is not rigid there are time when students (4th & 5th) grades come home with one sheet or no homework at all. Too much unprofessoinalism from the teachers (personal business and comments to students) The teachers do not have the support of the administrative staff. The TAG program is a joke it is not challenging at all. The secretary is not aware of events, situations or happenings in the building, although she is always polite and smiling and willing to find out the information. The schools seems to seek recognition that benefits administration as oppose to the students. There were many inconsistencies of the staff/faculty/activities offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Great school that cares about their students!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted October 2, 2007

I am not really impressed with this school coming from a Gwinnett county public school. Few teacher are motivated. As a parent who thrives on helping my child with the assisance of her teachers it has become very difficult, private schooling may be the next best alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

There is way too much emphasis on the extra-curricular programs and not enough focus on general studies. I am not pleased with the leadership of this school at all; there is extremely too much disorganization going on throughout the year.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 6, 2006

I can only wish that I could have attended a school like S. Lee when I was a child. The love and commitment from the teachers and staff is stupendous. I am very pleased that my children were able to experience this wonderful place. From a second grader's point of view he loved voyager and success maker. His enthusiasm everyday about his learning new things made me feel like it was better than good. Funding for other programs wasn't at the highest that I can remember. I think there had to be cut-backs. The teachers and staff still all pulled together and planned activities for the children afterschool. As a parent I wish that I could have been involved more. I think a parent-liason would have been a good idea. That would have helped me to understand what I could have been doing more of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I was very impressed with the school academically, as well as administratively. I do wish that the school had a more african-centered focus, since more that 95% of the students are of african ancestry, but as i say academically, I believe the school to be sound. I think that the teachers do a great deal with what they have to work with. I do wish that we could get smaller class size regularly, however. That is a big drawback--i think that the class size swell over the course of the year, and would love to see the class size in the lower grades at 18:2. Pipedream, I know, but I believe that would be worthy goal for all concerned. Overall, though I give the school high marks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

Lack of quality administration and professionalism. Principal does not consider children first.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2005

Although test scores are good at Seaborn Lee, teachers are not appreciated nor do they receive the amount of support needed from administration. This school has great teachers but poor leadership.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

89 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 88% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

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 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
85%
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 97% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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
  • Emily Abrams Massey
Fax number
  • (404) 669-8229

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4600 Scarborough Rd
College Park, GA 30349
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