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Fifth Avenue Elementary School

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Posted March 24, 2014

I have been highly impressed with the quality of education that my son has received in his fifth grade class. Homework has been a little rigorous but that has paid off substantially in an increase in his skillset beyond what we could have expected. It is a safe and high achieving environment and I am quite pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2014

Our child's teacher failed to meet her needs both years, bullying is tolerated, parents are not invited, and the principal is AWOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I have interned at this school and if and when i have a child I would send them to fifth avenue with my eyes closed. Very very good


Posted January 16, 2010

as a substitute teacher in many schools in the area I have found Glennwood Academy to be one of the very best in fostering futher education and caring for each student. .


Posted September 16, 2009

It is school that honors diversity.


Posted May 6, 2009

Very happy with Glennwood Academy...challenging curriculum, interesting and fun extracurriculars, good communication, motivated PTO. Two thumbs up re: Dr. Lee as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I was skeptical at first of the concept of a 2 yr upper elementary school. Felt like a big transition for young kids. But my son is in 4th grade this year and I have been won over. The principal, Dr. Lee, is excellent and sets the right tone. The parent involvement is superb - just as in the lower elementary schools. We love my son's teacher - very warm & positive, while setting high expectations. The IB curriculum seems very interesting - certainly helps the kids develop a broader sense of the world they live in. The music program offers chorus, band, and even a fledgling strings program. Lots of other extracurricular activities to choose from, including a strong chess club. The biggest drawback - no gym and the auditorium is too small. However, I feel my son is getting a good education and life experience at Glennwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

I overall am ipressed with the education that my child is receiving. I pulled her out of a horrible school and moved to the City Of Decatur school district so that she could get a great education. Someone said it best they said that it is like a private school education without sending your child to one. If I had one complaint it is that the black students feel that they are not treated equally. It is not obvious but in things here and there. My daughter loves her school, they have a loop system (your 4th grade teacher is your 5th grade teacher) but if she had another teacher it would have been perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

Glennwood is an excellent school. My child just finished her 4th grade year and had a wonderful experience. She made many new friends and excelled in all subjects. The staff is nurturing and holds high expectations for all students, and the principal is one of the best in the state. The Friday afternoon Clubs are a fantastic outlet for students to participate in things that interest them. Next year the average class size will be approx. 23, and yes, we will have 3 trailers at the school for 5th graders. My daughter is dying to be in a trailer, so I hope she gets one. (We've been spoiled in Decatur for too long in not having trailers - just ask any parent in other neighboring districts who have had multiple trailers for decades!) It's a sign that more and more families are choosing Decatur to raise their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

We have been very happy at Glenwood and have had no issues at all with the principal. She has been nothing but helpful, kind and reasonable in the 5 years that we have been involved with her. I have two gifted children who have attended Glennwood and both thrived there and were interested and engaged. My child has 20 children in his class so I am not sure where the 24-26 number comes from. IB is a great program and Glennwood is implementing it well. True, it is getting more crowded and less diverse but the school system is completing a demographic study that will guide them on how and where to expand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Principal leadership is mediocre.Most teachers are very good and there are a number of teachers that are exceptional.There are many extra activities that students can participate in that will challenge them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

Glennwood is neat, clean and orderly, but is also overcrowded, overly strict, and bland. There are now trailers...no wait...'learning cottages' (what they call them), due to the lack of planning regarding student population growing. The class sizes range from 24 to 26 kids per class. Not the 'small class size' that CSD claims to have. There is a loss of diversity due to the gentrification of the city...thats not the school systems fault though. The administration is somewhat defensive and not friendly. I don't feel welcome as a parent. Overall its an OK school if you have an average student and aren't looking for something exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

We moved into Decatur half way through my daughters 5th grade year. Coming from a suburban elementary school the transition went off without a glitch. She absolutely loved the school and had no problem making friends or jumping right into activities. The 5th grade field trip was a 2-night, 3-day learning adventure on Typee Island! I was very impressed with the teachers and principle who really care about the students and their achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

Great environment as a transition to Middle School. The place is neat, clean, orderly, and has high expecatations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

Jan Goodloe made this school a 'great place to learn'. She supports the teachers that work hard and is fair to all.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Gloria Lee
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440 E Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
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