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Cumming Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted March 30, 2014

My two children have gone to this school for two and we have had nothing but amazing teachers and administrators to deal with in that time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

This is our first year at CES and we have had a great experience. Our son is a 1st grader and we are very pleased with his teacher. He has excelled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

This is our second year at CES and we LOVE it! The teachers and staff are completely committed to doing their best for their students. The administrators are extremely supportive and, I think, it helps motivate the teachers to rise above expectations. It has been a great experience for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

HORRIBLE teachers, 2-4 hours of home work every night! outdated material. Very unpleasant experience for my children and I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

My son started kindergarten there last year, and my younger son will be starting kindergarten there this fall. CES is an *excellent* school. The teachers are very patient and caring, they truly love the children, and the other staff (principal, vice principal, counselors, etc.) are just as wonderful. This is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My son has been going to Cumming Elem for 3 years now and I could'nt ask for a better place for him to be. The teachers are caring and they want our children to learn. They will go that extra mile if they need to for a child. The Asst. Principal is just as caring and wonderfrul as the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

My twins go there, and seriously, the teachers and staff put the kids' needs as #1 priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

We absolutely love this school. My kids have loved all their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We love it. Our daughter has had nothing but great things to say about it and her teacher has been very involved and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

Both of my sons have went to this school & one is in high school now. I love this school my youngest is still there & has 1 more year to go. I love the principals dr. Castleberry & mrs. Gravitt outstanding ladies. I hope that with the transition after next year to middle school is just as well. I recommend this school for anybody that wants their children to have the best love & support possible. Shannon silvers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

My two boys in 1st and 4th grade went to Cumming Elementary School in Sept.05 for three weeks after hurrican Katrina. The entire staff was very friendly and were willing to go out of their way to help my children during this trying time. Our family was blessed to have a home we could return to, but we felt very welcomed into the CES family while we were there. I really like the way the classes were set up and my children had a head start when their school opened in ST. Tammany Parish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

We are not only new to Cunmming, GA, but we are new to public school. We have homeschooled for the past 4 years. I love CES. The teachers, and pricipals have worked very eagerly with us to help our transition. The building and the people are wonderful! Thanks for making our experience a great one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2003

This school has an exceptional staff and does what is best for the children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2003

I am the parent of 4th grade Devin Porter and Kindergardener T.J. Porter. I have been very comfortable with the school and the systems they use. I would like to see more teacher parent comunication's. Overall, my kids are excited to go every day and have been very attched to the teachers. Thank you, Kelly Porter
—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 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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

217 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

215 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

179 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

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 90% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

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 94% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
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 61% 44%
Hispanic 32% 12%
Black 3% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Pam Pajerski
Fax number
  • (770) 888-1233

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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540 Dahlonega St
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 887-7749

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