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Knollwood Elementary School

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Posted January 31, 2013

I attended this school many years ago. However, I would never send my child here. I am firm believer if a school is not performing and fell to improve should have all the teachers and staff fired and hire new teachers and principal or be closed. Very sad, teachers don't care and the ones that did have moved to different schools or have retired....


Posted February 13, 2012

This school is ABYSMAL. Especially with regards to children with special needs. The Principal conducts herself as if she is in high school, this school has FAILED in one or more areas of testing for over 7 years (THIS IS NOT AN AWARD PEOPLE). Yelling at children is prevalent by staff members and they use a patch of dirt/cement and call it recess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

Excellent Principal, made AYP 7 years in a row, great community support, clean building, bright teachers


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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%

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

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

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School Leader's name
  • Sheila Hollins
Fax number
  • (678) 874-1410

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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