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City Park School

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Posted January 17, 2014

I have 3 kids at this school. It started ok with some pretty good teachers, but I have had some concerns from the beginning. Every day my kids come home talking about the movies they got to watch (usually movies we would not let them see at home), or how they were bullied and their teacher wouldn't even do anything about it. They are also surrounded by non-English speaking students and the teachers teach to them which means the curriculum is slowed down for my kids and others who do speak English. On top of that, every parent meeting at the school is in both English and Spanish. So a meeting that should only take 15-20 minutes takes 30-40. There has to be a better way to teach and include non-English speakers. And this year we have ended up with one of the worst teachers ever and we are counting down the days to the end of the school year. And hoping this will be our last year at City Park. Not impressed at all with this school or the staff. There is very little concern for the students or parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

My kids have been there a couple of years now. At first it seemed like the best school, but now I believe it has went down hill. I heard teachers hollering at my children and the principal is just worried about ratings for the school. If the teachers don't want to teach than they shouldn't be there it's sad no one seems to care. I thk next yr my children will be at Christian heritage! They have some awesome teachers but very minimal.
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Posted April 20, 2012

This is my second review of City Park School however my last child is about to graduate 5th grade so I wanted to leave one last note. This school is AMAZING and completely underrated when compared to other schools in the area. The faculty has helped to mold my son into a responsible individual and I am blessed to have had him (and my daughter) attend City Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

This is my daughters first year in school and she loves it and I think it is one of the best school in dalton and chatsworth. The teachers and all the staff are extremely nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is the first year for my son at City Park,he's in kindergarten.Overall I think it will be a good school,but right now it's taking us some getting use to.We have had a few problems,but I think things will turn out for the best.It's nothing that I wouldn't have to go through at any other school. My son tells me alot about his art class and how much he enjoys it,so I am greatful for that.He loves to draw and loves his teacher he has for art.If we as parents have any questions or anything they are their to answer them.They also offer for you to come in and help out in the class,maybe by reading a book to the class.So they are good on parent involvement.I do believe that we will enjoy for our child to continue attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

This school has teachers that are very interested in the students and the progress they are making. Dr. Little, the principal, is always willing to try new things to make City Park a top notch school. This is my second child to be at City Park and I could not be more pleased. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to be involved. And my daughters' teachers have always worked with us on anything that we requested. The building is beautiful and very spacious. I love the artwork that has been painted in various places such as the lunchroom. The school is very welcoming and loving.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

140 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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

129 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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
85%
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
Hispanic 66% 12%
White 18% 44%
Black 7% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Richard Little
Fax number
  • (706) 226-5457

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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405 School St
Dalton, GA 30720
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