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Floyd L. Shelton Elementary School At Crossroad

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 13, 2014

Don't let the great rating fool you. Your child is nothing more than a number, a statistic, and a paycheck. The principal is nonexistent and as someone had previously stated, he passes everything off to the VP who also lacks competence. As a parent, I am spoken to with patronizing tones and to top it off, there is severe issue with overcrowding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

We just moved here in March and this school had been amazing. My child was welcomed here with open arms. Being that so many new neigborhoods are going up in this area, there are new students every week. My child felt very welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

We moved here at the beginning of the school year and can't say enough great things about Shelton. It is a wonderful school for my 5th and 2nd grader. The teachers are great and the administration is terrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Could not be more pleased with Shelton. The new principle is a great addition to the school. I am extremely involved in our children's education and can see a great improvement in the learning environment since he has joined the Shelton team. Great teachers, staff and students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Disagree with the below statement. New principal is all talk and NO action. Nods his head and talks the talk, but doesn't know how or is willing to follow through on addressing issues. After alerting him of any issues he did nothing. Pawned responsibility off on assistant principal who is a hold out of last horrible principal. People need to be more involved to see the truth. This school is more concerned about test scores and who wears what then they are about the needs of its students. Teachers have way too much control of school and principal is too scared to administrate! If cookie cutter learning is for you...then you will thrive here. As far as I am concerned no child is the same or learns the same. This school is only interested in what's best for them instead of what is right for each individual student. Move to Cobb county! Parents are treated with much more respect there. Not perfect but so much better. Paulding county only wants what is bestforthrm and Shelton falls right into the mold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

I have 3 kids that attend Shelton, the teachers are truly an asset to the school!! The principal that so many complained about is gone. The new principal from what I see, is a caring and very involved principal. He introduced himself to me on his first introduction to the school. I found this very ironic since I only met the other Principal after I finally introduced myself to her after seeing her on many occasions for 2 years, as I was very active in PTA, and I was very involved with my kids classes. I do agree that not much teaching goes on in the spring except for CRCT practice, but I guess the high test scores are a great outcome! We love the fabulous teachers and the new Principal is off to a great start!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

While the teacher's at Shelton have been nothing short of fabulous, the principal is one of the most disrespectful, unkind, uncompassionate human beings on the planet. Unless you are a teacher's child or a child of someone heavily involved in the PTA she doesn't even care to hear any of your concerns. Nothing that parent's say or suggest seems to be of any importance to her. She claims to know what is best for your child yet she doesn't know who your child is. This school could be a "great" school if the principal was replaced with someone kind, compassionate and nurturing to children rather than some sort of dictator on a power trip. It's shameful and sad for the children of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

3 of my kids have attended Shelton and theres been ups and down I have to admit. But all in all, Shelton has been a very community oriented school that my kids will miss!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

Our family loves Shelton Elementary. We specifically moved to the area for this particular school. My son has had great success with his teachers. He loves to go to school and learn because the teachers make it fun yet challenging! The bus comes and picks him up each and every morning at 6:50 a.m. in front of the same stop sign in our Bentwater neighborhood. His bus driver is very friendly. He is dropped off at the same place at the same time every afternoon. I made sure to be an active participant in his education and have taken the time to get to know the Shelton principal, office staff, librarian and teachers through volunteering and all of Shelton's wonderful yearly activities that were mentioned in the previous review. I have had no problems with communication from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I think Shelton is a great school. This is our 5th year at Shelton. Our bus picks my kids up right in front of my home and drops them off in front of my home. If you are involved in the school, you would see the community spirit that Shelton offers. Not only do they challenge the children academically, but they offer many activities throughout the year to become more involved in the school - book fairs, Fall Festival, Art Fair, Fun Run, Polar Express, just to name a few. I have had 4 of my children at the school and could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

We have recently moved from Cobb to Seven Hills in Paulding to our regret. The bus system has no predefined stops or stopping times. Communication from the school is poor the electronic board outside has not being updated since December 2009. I am now considering selling my home and move back to cobb
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

To correct the prior review, the school still is overcrowded and they still use portable units as well as a huge portable unit in the rear of the school. Another new elementary is needed in order to correct this problem issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

My family and I believe that shelton is a great school! The principle is great she listened to our needs and what we wanted for our sons education and complied. His present teacher is doing a great job as well and really cares for the students learning growth. I'f you present your case right to the staff you will get the right action. NISA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

When we moved to this area, we thought due to the growth, the schools had to be good. NOT TRUE. Do not let Shelton's test scores fool you. The teachers are good but the principal does not serve the parents at all. She is impossible to get in touch with, willl not return calls, and does not follow up as she says she will. I was shocked at the unresponsiveness from her. I have never experienced anything like it. Paulding County is still very backwards, and with the growth rate, all focus is on building schools. The bar is set extremely low; little homework; little if any technology in the schools; no teaching goes on in the entire spring other than CRCT practice, hence, the higher test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

great teachers, friendly staff. i'm so proud that my son is a student of this school( Shelton Elementary).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

My husband and I moved here last year and due to the housing market, we settled on Shelton and Paulding county. I am now regretting this. We are outsiders and we are treated as outsiders. I have no doubt that one day this will be a good school, but the county had to re-evaluate the school progress. The area has / is growing to fast and the school system has shown no interest in keeping up with times. Some of the teachers are great, but great teachers can't make up for what it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

The school itself is absolutely wonderful due to the teachers. The teachers are amazing at Shelton. The principal, however, needs to be forced into early retirement. She is definitely not concerned about a child's education. Thats the last thing on her mind. She has more important things to worry about in the mornings such as what to wear to work!!


Posted July 23, 2006

We moved from California to Georgia about three years ago and the reason for picking this area was because of Shelton Elementary. The principal now was the vice principal then and she was wonderful to us. She asked what grade my daughters will be coming into and showed and introduced us to the teachers that they may get. We didn't even have an appointment and she spent an hour with us.I am pleased that she is now the principal and feel that she is doing a fabulous job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

The best thing that could ever happen to Shelton would be to remove the principal. She is all about show and has no heart to speak of. The teaching staff is actually quite good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

wondrful school! Very high standards. Loving environement.
—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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

196 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

195 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

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 90% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

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 94% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
81%
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 72% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Black 10% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Dallas, GA 30132
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