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Posted March 24, 2010

The principal Leadship is great,the Teacher quality,is awesome,the parent involement outstanding and Safety and Discipline are on point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

Teacher turnover is very high thus affecting the quality of education for students. Principal, especially the Principal, and administrative staff is not helpful at all to parents with their concerns and was very condescending to parents and students. Parent participation was always very low. There was no music programs and the small amount of extra curricular activities that were available was not enough to keep kids interested. There was a LOT of disciplinary problems at the school. The BEST thing I ever did was remove my children from this school and they have been excelling in academics every since.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

I Would like to make a comment about the review that said that Atherton is a horrible school, I think that who ever sent in that review is just plain rediculous. Becuase Atherton is a terrific school with teachers that are not turnover and the principal is a good leader and listen to all parent concerns.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 9, 2004

Hi, I'm not a parent, but i went to Atherton Elementary School when i was younger, and it is a terrific school! Your child has the chance to become friends with all of the lovely kids,(there are a few 'meanies', but you can't escape that, every school has those) and the teachers are great! They are kind and caring yet challenging. Man!, I remember being there! I loved my teachers, and the principal was nice too! I really loved it there. It's one of the best schools in Decatur. I'm sure your child will enjoy it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 1, 2004

Atherton is absolutely horrible. The principal is very non-supportive of the parents, office staff is rude. Teacher turnover is very high. The school also refuses to accurately recognize and assess students with special needs and Atherton does not provide enough supportive services for those children. I had a staff person to tell me that if Atherton assess a child for special needs such as the EIP program then they must provide supportive services, therefore, they do not always recommend children for the program to 'save money'. The magnet school designation was removed and overall this school is subpar in my opinion.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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67%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

52 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

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41%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

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56%

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

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39%

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Social Studies

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

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35%

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49%
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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

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56%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

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46%

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47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

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56%

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68%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

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36%

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Social Studies

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

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30%

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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.

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77%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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67%

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41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

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68%

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73%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

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41%

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49%
Social Studies

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

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32%

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52%
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 92% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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

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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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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.

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56%

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52%

2009

 
 
59%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

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Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • A. Clifton Myles
Fax number
  • (678) 874-0310

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1674 Atherton Dr
Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: (678) 874-0302

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