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Roland W. Russom Elementary School

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Posted March 25, 2014

I drive out of district for Russom. The best school, the best principal and staff. We've moved a lot and my 4th grader has been in 5 different schools, this is the best one of all. They partner with you in your children's educational growth and focus on what's really important, not sweating the small stuff. Great school, I will keep my 2nd grader there through 5th too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is great because we learn so much....I love going to school. Teachers are great !!!! From Lillie Cosmas-Motley-Student


Posted August 17, 2012

This is a great school . Lots of cool and fun people to meet . I loved my experience here as a student . The only thing is that there is a handful of teachers who arent caring towards the students and never smile. im sure that will change soon though.


Posted February 16, 2011

Great school (no pun intended), has excellent facilities, positive and caring teachers, supporting administration. I'm very glad I moved to this district. I would like to see more communication online, especially from PTA. Having to rely on children bringing home papers isn't the best way to advertise, especially when their bags are full...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

this is the best school ever it has great teachers and staff is pretty friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Our experience with Russom was very disappointing. Some of the staff were not welcoming at all. The administration handled several situations very inappropriately. There are several good staff members at the school, but the ones we had to deal with could use more training. I will go into details at a later time about our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

The teachers are amazing. They are very caring and helpful. The teachers go out of their way to make sure your child exceeds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The leadership at Russom had developed the most dedicated teachers I ve ever meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

It is a caring and supportive learning environment where everyone truly cares about each other and their students. Teachers go above and beyond to make sure that children aren't only successful students, but kind, decent, and respectful contributing members of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It is an awesome school. The teachers are very cooperative and helpful in carrying out the needs of my children. I have two that are special needs and they have really adapted and doing very well thanks to the staff at Russom Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

My two kids attend Russom, teachers are great, always excellent service, lots of communication between parents and teachers very friendly enviroment and kids are always involved in all kinds of activities. School levels are preatty good 7 out of 10 but of course we parents should not be expecting school to do all the work. Teachers are always very informative and if we parents can be responsables and do a minimum effort for our own kids they'll do great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

This is such a great school. My daughter's 4th grade teacher is the best teacher she's ever had. For example, she maintains a website that keeps everyone informed and is great about providing feedback. Also she really pushes my daughter to do exceptional work. We choiced into this school and I'm so glad we did--We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I am surprised this web site has the school rating at 7. I believe it should be a 10. My kids love the school, the building is beautiful, and the staff is highly qualified. As a parent I enjoy knowing that my children are in a safe and loving environment. To top it off, the education at this school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

This is my first tine submitting a review to any online forum. However, I was compelled with all the good reviews about Roland Russom Elementrary that I just had to add mine. No, the school is not good. It is excellent. We are immigrants and black family and felt uneasy with our kids being in a at-first-glance 82% white school. No, it's not 'whitey' at all. It actually has a reasonably mixed balance of cultural and racial diversity. The School Principal, Mrs Gina King, is awesome. She doesn't fail to amaze me how she calls our children by their first name effortlessly regardless that she is not their immediate. The kids are given enough homework, parents are heavily involved in their children education, the staff and teachers are polite. When we relocated to another country, our children were depressed. This is one of the best schools around, no doubt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

We have been very pleased with our son's experience at Russom. I appreciate that the teachers he has had have taken the time to ability group the students in some aresas so my son faces new challenges. He has learned so much this year. Regarding the comments about fundraising, the PTA sends home a comprehensive list of all fundraisers/restaurant nights/social events during the first weeks of school and I use this to determine how I want to spread my overall donation budget since you can pick what you want to participate in. I think that the parent involvement is outstanding and you can really tell that there is a culture focused on making the school open to parents. Also, the school has purchased licenses for several online learning/testing sites that you can use at home to enhance the classroom education or just to see somthing presented in another way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

My children have been going to Russom since it opened - 5 or 6 years. I am very pleased with the school and the open communication that I have always been able to have with the administration and teachers. I have not once had an issue or question ignored. My children (3) have thrived in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I have no relatives teaching or working at Russom. But my experience with Russom has been horrible. The staff is completely incapable of providing an comfortable environment for children to learn in or feel safe in. My plan for the future is to move out of Paulding County to get away from that school since my son has two younger brothers who will be stuck in the same misery if we stay there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

My son is a student at Russom and my wife is a teacher there. This is absolutely the best school in Paulding County. Yes I am biased by association; but their test scores are consistently tops in Paulding County and their specials classes (P.E., Music, Art) are as good as their class room education. Students get an extremely well balanced education from a great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I am very pleased with my son studying at Russom E.S. This is a terrific school. The administration is there every day to enhace their students every second. The school is safe for children. Teachers are high qualified and encourage them to improve their skills each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

We moved to Paulding County last year. My daughter is in third great. This school is excellent. The teachers are great. My daughter is really enjoying the school. My only concern is the lack of planning, this is school is couple of years old and they already have to use trailers for some students.
—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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

179 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

179 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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

161 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

161 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 88% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%
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 74% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Dallas, GA 30132
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