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Canby Lane Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 714 students

 

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Posted July 9, 2011

I moved from NY to Ga (due to family issues) with little belief in the Southern public school system. My son is ADHD so I didn't know what to expect from Canby Lane, my neighborhood school. But I was greeted professionally and was pleasantly surprise with the staff helpfulness. He started there in the first and this year will be attending fifth grade. The teachers and staff have became more like friends and family then instructors. I feel any child which is granted the opportunity to attend Canby Lane Elementary School should feel honored. I would like to thank the staff of Canby Lane.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

Canby Lane is a victim of poor leadership and less than professional staff. A sampling of the teachers care but most seem to collect a check. If you are able to send your child to another school, do not hesitate. When the removed the band instruction for the children, they halted scholarship opps and created a void likely to be filled with violence and poor behavior. The deplorable condition of the school and its leadership is indicative of the style and quality of leadership offered by Dekalb's gym teacher Superintendant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

I really love this school and so does my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2008

Canby Lane Elementary is a school in need of dire repair. The school is over crowded, under staffed and parental involvement is almost non-existent. The principal removed the best band teacher in the county which caused a significant number of students to lose interest in music. Possibly their only hope for a future scholarship and discipline. The school is the victim of sub par leadership, poor parental involvement and the lack of support from caring parents. If you are able to send your child to another school, do not hesitate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Canby Lane is a very good school. Both of my children have attended, my son has since graduated and is now in Middle School. The teachers are highly skilled and every child is encouraged to do their personal best. The principal is a very good leader she knows and cares about each child. The programs that they have on site to help the children are excellent. I really support the school and would definitely recommend this school if you are looking for not only academic excellents but also personal caring about each child from the top Administrators on down to Teachers and Faculty staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

My child attended this school for several years. The administrative staff is horrible to say the least. The front office personnel is unprofessional. Parent participation is a joke. Anyone can walk in and around the school with little of to no questions asked. I would not recommend this school to any one. Unfortunately, the school system seemingly put all of their money,attention, and effort its theme and magnet schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

My granddaught has been at Canby Lane for two years. I have visited the school on several ocassion. My concern is the large number of kids in the classroom. The children were sitting on top of each other, which leads to the kids not paying attention and other kid involvement when other kids are trying to learn. I'm concerned about the lack of parent involement as well as the professionalism and experience of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Canby Lane is a good school academically, however, the administration needs to more strict when it comes to discipline problems. I believe the teacher morale is lowering because of the lack of administrative support when it comes to disciplinary problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

Canby Lane Elementary School is an excellent school with an excellent staff. The faculty and administration really care about the welfare and future of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Canby Lane is an excellent school. It is an example of how any school can succeed with a devoted, hardworking principal's guidance and motivation. The teachers are dedicated to their profession and strive delligently to help the students to be their best. Canby Lane has the chemistry for success: Great principal + caring teachers + active parents + enthusiastic students = SUCCESS.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

94 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 88% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
61%
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 95% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Anita Stokes-Brown
Fax number
  • (678) 874-0610

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Decatur, GA 30035
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