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Dallas Elementary School

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Posted June 2, 2014

This is not a review, but questions for parents or the school staff. Why is the great schools score a 3 out of a 10? That's the lowest in the entire district. Is it solely based on test scores? And if so, is the special needs program included with the other test scores? Some schools do that, which is completly fine, but it does effect the averages and parents need to know that. Also, is there additional parking besides that extremely tiny parking lot? What happens when there are events? Where is it appropriate to park? I'm not trying to be overly critical, but this is where my children will be attending and I am a bit concerned about such a low score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My Grandson goes to this school and he is doing great!!! Great school and wonderful teachers!!!


Posted October 2, 2013

My kids school is AWESOME!!!! The teachers have a passion to help them learn and the class sizes are average. The special education and gifted teachers are wonderful and have a sense of understanding. I am so happy that my kids are in such a great school, they have truly excelled with teacher assistance and the allowance to be themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

This is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers. Our experiences were all positive and I have nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

Thiswas our sons first year and we had a fantastic teacher. I was very happy with the administrators and other teachers that I met. Everyone was always ready to help and they had strong programs available to any parent who wished to become involved. There was not a strong parent involvement but it was not because the school did not push for it. Thanks to Dallas Elementary for giving our son a great start in his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

Our daughter excelled at Dallas Elementary her 1st year, the teachers are patient, caring, and willing to go the distance when teaching the children. We are looking forward to another successful year as she enters 1st grade. Thanks Dallas Elementary for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

The parents at this school have worked very hard and have fought tooth and nail to keep desirable programs, like art and music, afloat. And of course, the kids are great! Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school and the teaching my child received was very uneven. Personal experience with some teaching staff was extremely unprofessional. A small school like this one doesn't afford much choice when teachers aren't meeting your child's need. And the principal is doing very little to weed out those teachers who are just 'biding their time,' while they waste the precious time of the students they are trained professionally to serve and inspire
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

My child went to school here for approx. 2 1/2 years. I knew that there were problems with the administration's willingness to listen to a parents concern. But had no idea how sub par the school was until we transferred our child to one of the top schools in the state. Wow, we'll never go back and our child is doing extremely well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

this is a great school who teachers really care about the students and my daughter loves her teachers , she has been her since the first grade she is now a fourth grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

My youngest daughter attends this school and is in 4th grade there. I have three children that were all students at Dallas Elementary. Overall, we have had a great experience there. As with EVERY SCHOOL, there are some instances where I believe things should have been done/treated differently(especially as much as I've dealt with the staff over the last 9 years) but truely this is a good school. The principal is wonderful and you can tell he loves kids and his job!!! Most of the staff is JUST as wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

My daughter was going to CA Roberts Elem. My son had gone there all five years and we were so in love with that school. I was so worried that Dallas was an old school. All I can say is this is one of the most caring and respectful schools I have dealt with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Our daughter moved here at the end of second grade. She adjusted easily, and since beginning third grade we have seen her grades climb, her social skills improve, and we have an all around happy kid who loves her teachers and her school. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

My experience at Dallas has been extraordinary. The staff here are wonderful. They work very hard to help our kids learn,and grow to be exceptional people. Along with academics, our children are taught life long skills to help them lead productive lives. Besides all that, our teachers really love our kids. We are a true family here at Dallas Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

My kids have been going to DES since Nov. 03, and they have shown a tremendous improvement in all of their learning skills. Especially my son who had trouble with his reading, his teacher immediately noticed it and referred him to the extended year program(EYP). Since then he has improved in his reading a great deal. Now they are on their second year and they could not wait for school to start and as a parent I could not be more pleased with the school and its wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2003

I think that the staff and the parents at Dallas Elementary really show a true concern for the education of these children. I think that the state should offer more finacial help, but overall they are doing the best that they can with what they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2003

Dallas Elementary is an all around great school. It has all the qualitys that make children love to learn.


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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
66%
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 45% 44%
Black 39% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Blake Keown
Fax number
  • (770) 443-8020

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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520 Hardee St
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-8018

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