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Flat Shoals Elementary School

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Posted September 16, 2009

My childeren love Flat Shoals, the staff is and the principal is awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Flat Shoals is a good school. The teachers are dynamic!
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Posted February 8, 2009

My son is in Kindergarten and he loves this school. The curriculum is extremely advanced. My son is on the honor roll and I give all the credit to his teacher, Mrs.Jackson. She teaches the children to demonstrate excellence. I see her everyday and she always informs me of what the children are learning so that I can continue to assist him with his education at home. As long as I live in this neighborhood, my son will continue to attend this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

This is an extremely good school. I have not had any bad experiences with the teachers or the principal. I think it is one of the best Elementary Schools in GA. There are constant activities with parents to help the children and parents with whatever else is need to better the children. The principal Mr. Keith Reynolds and his staff take so much care of these children which is one of the things that I love about the school. The teachers communicate with parents regularly and the school sends out written information and reminders ahead of time so parents can make proper adjustments to their schedules if they need to. It is awesome and my child will continue to go to Flat Shoals until she graduates the 5th grade. Keep up the good work! GIlbert Francis
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Posted March 15, 2006

This is a very good school. I have not had any bad experiences with the teachers or the principal. All of the teachers are involved in maximizing the education of the children that attend the school. There are constant activities to help the children with standardized testing and whatever else is need to better the children. The principal makes the children feel special and he even makes the boys tuck their shirts into their pants! That is one of the things that I love about the school. I have never had any problems with my child's teacher or anyone else on their staff. My child will continue to go to Flat Shoals until he graduates the 5th grade. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

My son has been attending this school since the second semester of his kindergarden year. I am an invloved parent, attending field trips and volunteering the the classroom on a regular basis. He is now in second grade and I am activley looking for another school for him to attend. Upon enrolling him, I was very clear about his need for additonal assistance with speech, reading & comprehension. For the past 2 years (including now) I have been given the run around in reference to the aforementioned issues. Additionally, the principal was very unkind to me when I inquired about joining the PTA. Overall I have had a bad experience with this school.
—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.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

54 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
53%
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
  • Susan Freeman
Fax number
  • (678) 874-4610

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3226 Flat Shoals Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
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