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Peek's Chapel Elementary School

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Posted September 9, 2013

The school is continuing on a downward spiral. There are certainly a handful of great teachers but for the most part the staff could certainly use some upgrading. It is very upsetting when your child brings home work produced by teachers that has poor grammar and/or spelling when they are supposed to be teaching these things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I absolutely LOVE Peeks Chapel! Excluding my son's 1st grade teacher, who wouldn't return emails in a timely and professional manner, and avoided me whenever she would see me in the halls (she is now the ) I love every teacher he has had since then. He is now in 4th grade and doing well. Each teacher "know and cares" about his academic well being, in and out of school. They have gone above and beyond to make sure that he has the materials he needs to succeed. They are supportive, understanding of his academic needs and truly do care. I wish they had middle school grades, because I would let him stay right where he is until high-school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I love the school I've had issues with several Teachers but those two does not represent the entire school. My son is happy there this year and doing well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I have kids in this school for the past 8 years. Peeks Chapel is a good school; however, it is far from what it was when we moved here in 2005. Back then, it was GREAT. Nowadays, you can walk into this school on any given day and see the office staff toddlers running around the front office. To me, this is sooo unprofessional and tacky as hell. The principal is has a good heart; however, he seems to have hired some of the most tired looking teachers and unprofessional staff to teach/work with our kids. Before I close, I must mentioned the recently hired ISS teacher at Peek's is far more intimidating that he should be for the kids at this school. After all this not the Southside of DeKalb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2013

I really love Peeks Chapel I have a child there in 3rd grade who has just been blossoming with her teachers! The principal is really supportive, as well as other teachers who work tirelessly with my child and other students. My daughter is also involved in harp.& choir this year, and I have to say the music teacher is phenomenal with them. We used to be in.APS which used to have strong music programs but, not any harps. Though I will say she needs more support from staff, she does a great job especially with limited resources and help. Also my daughter loves her art teacher! Keep up the great work Peeks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

My boys entered Peeks Chapel in the 3rd grade from Dekalb County School District. Their grades were way below average and I was sure that they would be left behind but the teachers and Staff didn't except that. Every program that was available was offered to me for my boys. I worked with teachers and staff who worked OT to make sure that their grades were improved. I watch them them create a plan of action, set goals and expectations for my boys.It was if they were working together to save someone's life..and in a way they were. It sadden my heart to know that these same programs were offered in other School Districts but were never mentioned or offered for my boys. My boys are now in 5th grade, preparing for Middle School with their eyes on College. I can't name names in this review but you know who you are. From the the office to the library, gym, teachers and aides.. You made a difference in my Twins life and you also renewed my belief and Trust in the School System. Thank you for caring, for sharing, letting me cry and vent. Thank You and Kudos to PEEK"S CHAPEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

This was our first and will be our last year at PCE. As this school year comes to a close, I have begun coming to lunch as often as my schedule permits. I wish someone would tell the faculty and staff that berating children will not improve their behavior. To me the loud chatter and laughter of the cafeteria sounds like happy children. They have 2 assigned ladies (I use that term loosely) to get in the mic and "talk smack" to the children about how "they don't know how to be good, etc." My children had never been in such a "tense, negative" environment and they're coming home nervous wrecks. Last week another faculty member was threatening the car riders that if they didn't act better, she was going to put them on a bus. My 2nd grader came out that day a nervous wreck, thinking she would put him on bus and I wouldn't know about it. My 5th grader is heavily involved in the music program, much to my regret. The last two Mon. we have had her there for Chorus at 7:05 AM, only for the teacher to decide not to have it. However, no communication seems to be the norm. At a production earlier in the year, parents weren't given any info in order to attend this "production."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

I am very disappointed with certain staff they have chosen this year. It is sad to have teachers that are untrained/minimal experience with children. My child has been instantly stereotyped because the teacher assumed they were having issues in the home and labeled them as a child that might have ADHD. All children play around my child is 5 yrs old in K, they might be setting standards a little to high for little kids when it comes to behavior I want my child to properly be introduced with discipline before being treated like a 5th grader. Also I speak for some of the teachers room assistants are just as worst with children they yell at the children instead of acting like helpers I have witnessed it at a field trip and im sad that I can not put the names of the two i am speaking particular about because of they're actions this year my child will not be returning to peeks chapel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

There are some great teachers at this school. However, so far my family has been disappointed in the lack of communication with the 5th grade teachers. They have responded neither to notes nor e-mails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

This is a great school. The teachers are very involved with the students progress both academically and socially. I have two children, one will be entering kindergarten and the other 2nd grade in the fall of 2011.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

This is my sons first year in this school and I think everyone from the teachers to the office is WONDERFUL! Everyone is more than friendy and most of all professional. His teacher Mr. John Smith is OUTSTANDING. I hope that Mr. Smith will be teaching 2nd grade next year! I am really pleased
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2010

Peeks Chapel is a wonderful school. My oldest daugher has attended K-5th there and my youngest Pre-K-2nd. The teachers are involved with the students and as with any school, parents are encouraged to get involved. If they do not, teachers cannot do it all of course. One note - another parent mentioned that the principal goes by his first name. "Toney" is his last name and not once in 5 years of him being assistant principal or principal have I seen a student call him by his first name. Also, the students are given a nutritional alternate lunch or breakfast if there is no balance on the account.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2010

Just to clarify this comment, the public schools contract with the company who provides meals. It is not the school or teacher's decision to withhold food. The food service company also delivers automated messages to parents at home to warn them that their child's account is in default before withholding food. Unfortunately, many parents do not choose to send food from home as an option when they have not taken care of account balances. In order to continue providing free and reduced meals, the company has to maintain income.
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Posted May 10, 2010

My kids are new to Peek's Chapel and as a parent I'm already dissappointed in the school and in the principal. I have never heard a principal tell students to call him by his first name. Nor have I heard of the luchroom taking a child's breakfast or luch away from a child because they may have a negative luch acct. They don't know what a child's parent is going thru and they may feel they only way they can eat is at school, but we see that's not true. I come from a county that really cares about the child even if their acct is negative they still get to eat. I need to find out what Peek's Chapel Elementary grade is...is an A,B,C,D or an F.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

As a parent, I love Peek's Chapel Elementary School because of the most professional and caring teachers i have ever seen. Examples of those teachers would be Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Roddenberry. My daughter loves those two ladies and they have my utmost respect and admiration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

Excellent school with fantastic, caring teachers. The administration supports students' successes, and discipline when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

This is a really good school! The teachers are really nice. Principal is awesome and my child loves it there. I would send her to peeks over any other school in Rockdale county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

I love Peek's Chapel. My children enjoy their teachers every year. The administrators are so passionate about learning, about the safety of the children, and they are extremely involved. I love Peek's Chapel Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Peek's Chapel consistently performs other school in Rockdale and neighboring counties. The staff is truly dedicated to helping all children. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

I just arrived to Peeks Chapel last year. My child came from a great school where the teachers are concerned and actually get involved with the students. At this school I felt that the teachers here looked at the students as a number not a person. They don t take the time to see what they are struggling with and or take the time to hear their concerns. My child was getting great grades in his past school and this school he was getting nothing but complaints. It was hard to believe that he will change just over a short period of time considering we came into the school year in the middle. My child will come home with the same complaints about the teacher will never call on student when their hand are up or if they have a question on an assignment the teacher will not help them.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

102 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 88% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
84%
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 83% 37%
White 6% 44%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • TIWON TONEY
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