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Clairemont Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 360 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

Clairemont Elementary school is excellent. It represents a strong bond between the administration, faculty and staff, parents and students. The school is definately student oriented and the atmosphere is one of positive and exploratory learning.


Posted March 28, 2013

Clairemont is a phenomenal school. I'm so pleased to see it's score move up to a 10. The teachers and administration work so hard to meet the needs of each individual child. The expeditionary learning curriculum is well thought out, and it's truly impressive how the teachers carry a central theme across so many areas. All CSD Elementary schools are great from what I hear. You can't go wrong with any of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I can't say enough good things about Clairemont. My daughter is in Kindergarten there and not only is she learning a LOT, she enjoys learning and she's retaining what she's learned. The teaching staff are excellent and the facilities are very good, with the exception of there being no indoor gym; the grounds are small. The Expeditionary learning model is doing wonders for my daughter's mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

I think this is an excellent school. We are so proud and happy to be a part of it. The teachers are wonderful. The learning is top notch. This school adds a down home style feel with a comfortable and fun way of state of the art style teaching and learning. This school also has a great sense of community. we are very happy here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

This school is impressive. It seems like a private school based on the small class sizes, ability to challenge advanced students and awesome parent-teacher involvement. This is our third year at Clairemont, my son did Kindergarten twice there...not only did they keep him challenged but he seems to love learning even more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

Clairemont is an excellent school. The Expeditionary Learning program is similar to Montessori curriculum. The Principal, Jan Goodloe is a wonderful advocate for students and teachers. This is a close knit community of folks. The PTA and parents at large are amazingly active. We love this school and think it makes our high city of Decatur taxes worth every penny!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

Academics are excellent. There's a solid gifted program called LINKS (with a smart policy of adding kids as they qualify during the year, rather than a fixed number). Expeditionary Learning is a wonderful program. Music and art are part of the curriculum. Sports not so much as it's a k-3, but my kids like the PE classes and there's a track club. Parent involvement is truly superior with an annual Holiday Marketplace and various other programs generated and run by parents. We were very very happy at Clairemont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

Academics are first-rate. Between expeditionary learning and the gifted program, smart kids are challenged in unique ways. It's a K-3 so it's not abundant with extra-curriculars, but they have a track club and a chess club and otherfun stuff. Parent involvement is out of sight. Strong PTA and LSC... a wonderful marketplace that turns the school into a holiday arts festival.. talent show, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

Wonderful learning environmrnt uses ELOB as the teaching method. Top 5 ELOB school in the nation. My son loves learning and is excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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