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Columbia Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 558 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2011

It is so sad to see these kids attend this school. I really wish I could make a difference but the parents obviously don't see a problem. The teacher's are from the same environment and the culture of this community is substandard. This is an utter disgrace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

Judging from the last comment from a "Former Student" that spelled "kindergarten" like this: "Kindergaurdin"......I'd say it's probably not the best choice...


Posted September 24, 2008

My children just started going to this school and so far I like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

Columbia Elementary is an up and rising school. The teachers and faculty are all very professional and supportive. The Special Education and Resource teachers are 'dynamic'. They truly go the extra mile to provide extra assistance to their students and ensure that they are part of the learning community and not excluded from anything regardless of their learning differences. I send out high accolades to all their and hope that the school at large continues to make great strides!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

My children went to this school for a year and a half. There is no disciplinary action for fights, which teachers watch for a while before disbanding. Teacher back up from administration is poor to non-existant. The most qualified teacher in the school is Mr. Johnson, in my opinion. Amazing educator! Test scores on the whole are low. The PE department has a great team. It can be hard on kids to sit still all day without recess. If you can afford it, keep your children out of danger and away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

I started in this school when i was in kindergaurdin and i left when i was out of the 3rd grade. but any way i think that this is an awosome school, great principal, great teachers, lets just say that columbia is an all around great school!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
70%
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
Black 97% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Raymond Stanley
Fax number
  • (678) 874-0710

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3230 Columbia Woods Dr
Decatur, GA 30032
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