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Snapfinger Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted July 20, 2014

Great school my daughter transfer from canby lane to snapfinger with pore grades and now she is an honor roll student thanks snapfinger elementary your the best!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This school is an excellent choice for your kids. Great staff it is a hidden diamond. My kids all went & are all in excellerated classes & now magnet & gifted programs. I also went to Snapfinger & my 2 brothers. I know the teachers work hard & excellent PTA participation. I really enjoyed the programs for the holidays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Snapfinger Elementary School, because we have a principal, counselors, instructors and staff that is truly dedicated and committed to future of the children in attendance. This entire body including PTA work together to make this school a school of excellence producing children that will be counted in our society. There is love for our future...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

This year was my daughter's first year at Snapfinger Magnet Program. It was a challenging year, but in a good way. The students rotated classes and my child was able to be involved in several activities that she otherwise would not have been offered at a regular program on this side of the county, such as taking a foreign language or art. The teachers are wonderful, while they challenge the kids on one hand, they are definitely involved in making sure that the kids develop healthy social skills and self-esteem. There are numerous extracurricular activities and my child has had the opportunity to learn to interact with children of a wide variety of academic and behavioral backgrounds. Snapfinger also tracks into a middle and high school magnet program. In the end you usually get what you put in and Snapfinger does have quite a bit to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

The principal, Ms. Hildebrand is excellent providing the school with an academic focus. The teachers are caring and willing to go the extra mile. The school is very clean and orderly. The students and the parents have numerous ways to be involved. The front office staff is top-notch. Everything about the school is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

This school has a staff of wonderful very hard working teachers. The principal Ms Hildebrand is excellent and she works hard to ensure a safe, academically focused environment for the 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

65 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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%

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
Black 98% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Sylvia Reddick-Pilson
Fax number
  • (678) 874-1810

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1365 Snapfinger Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: (678) 874-1802

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