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Arbor Station Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 548 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 16, 2014

This year was our first year at ASES. My son has enjoyed it. I have helped in the classroom and the front desk staff is so nice. They know my son and by younger daughter (She is in preschool) by name. The lunchroom choices are healthy and balanced. I appreciate the fact that I do not have to worry about what they are eating. One of the cafeteria staff walks around on Fridays and if your child eats all of their food then they get a sticker. The PE coach is nice and plans fun things for the kids throughout the year. The teachers update is with information weekly and keep us up to date on discipline daily. I really feel like the staff cares so much and I am looking forward to the years to come at ASES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Arbor Station is an academically strong school whose teachers are dedicated to the success of all ASES students. My daughter has been attending ASES for 2 years and never complains. The teachers are friendly and very communicative when updating parents on academic or behavioral affairs.I love that! I love that my daughter's academic and social needs are met and that my parental needs are also met. Thank you Arbor Station!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

I've had my kids at Arbor Station for 2 years now, and I'm sad to say we are moving again and have to switch schools. I LOVE this school as well as the teachers. Everyone is very involved, our teachers are awesome and seem to always go above and beyond what they are "paid" to do. Love, love, love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

My daughter started 3rd grade at ASES this year and I am thrilled! She is happy and excited to go to school, her teacher is outstanding and really challenges her. The teachers are superdedicated, the parents I have met are all very involved in the success of the school. I know my child is getting a great education and my other young children will be attending Arbor Station as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

I AM A GRANDPARENT AND AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE EDUCATION AND CARE MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE RECEIVING AT ARBOR STATION.THE OLDEST LEFT ASES TO GO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WAS WELL PREPARED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL. THREE MORE GRANDSONS ARE STILL ATTENDING THIS SCHOO. THEY LOVE SCHOOL AND THE STAFF WORKS WITH THE PARENTS. I GIVE THIS SCHOOL FIVE STARS.


Posted August 25, 2011

I'm amazed at the reviews saying parents aren't welcome here. My 2 older children attended Arbor Station for 4th & 5th grades and my 2 youngest started here in kindergarten and now in the 4th & 5th grades. In our experience this is a dream school! Every teacher has always been extremely grateful for any help offered. And I love how involved the whole school staff is with the kids. The teachers seem to know all the kids, not just the ones in their class or grade. By the time my daughter reached 5th grade she had known her teacher for years & wasn't nervous at all. I know for me & my family we could never find a school as wonderful as this one. Dana Richards
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

We have a fifth and first grader that attend ASES. Arbor Station is such a great school! The teachers are wonderful....very caring! The parents are very involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

I've never seen a school with such leadership and love and support for the children involved!! It goes WAY beyond a "job" for the staff at Arbor Station.....it is a PASSION to see these students succeed!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I have three children at ASES and this is our 6th year at the school. We love it! All of my children want to go to school and look forward to seeing their teachers and friends. There is great parent involvement and the teachers and staff are awesome! Our principal ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

ASES has the best team of teachers out there. On a daily basis you can see the progress the kids are making and they look forward to going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

My twins are always excited to go to school they absolutely love their teachers (homeroom and electives). Both their homeroom teachers take time to communicate either via notes, email or phone which creates an optimal 'parent-teacher' relationship. We can identify issues before they become problems and work on strategies to maximize the educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Both my daughter and my son wake up every morning excited to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

They are very involved! They stay in touch with all the parents and go to great lengths to build school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I love Arbor Station because everyone cares about what is best for children and their learning. Our daily motto 'Be good---Do what your teacher says--- and learn something new!' What is better than that????
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2009

My child has had awesome teachers and the staff is very helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

I love Arbor Station Elementary. The staff is pleasant and professional. They have the kids best interest at heart. Although the schools test scores are lower than I would like, I believe that education is the job of the school and parent. Great Job Arbor Station!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

Re comment 2/28/09, your stating about treated differently & your child if you complain seems to be widely practiced in the Douglas County School System. My daughter is at Eastside & same thing, principal is horrible, bad attitude, supports teachers & dismisses parents, school board refuses to address issues, school overcrowded. One parent said get involved don't sulk & complain on a post, this is the purpose of this site, to inform other parents of actual experiences. These are children & parents aren't always there to protect them, our tax dollars pay for this and kids are affected often negatively. Parents don't have a voice because school board supports the schools, not the parents. I'm looking for an alternative to move my child, but I'm disheartened about what I've seen & dont' think the public school system is going to work at all yet they will keep my tax dollars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Our daughter is now in her second year at ASES. We were hesitant to try public schools but have been very pleased with this school and its administration. It's very well organized, the administration and staff are very professional/approachable and the parents are involved and friendly. My daughter's current teacher is outstanding. I can't imagine finding another teacher we would be more pleased with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

I am involved in the PTSO, so am up at the school frequently. I am very happy with the staff at the school. My children excel and are both in the gifted program without any prompting from me. My children are happy and are doing well, which is an indicator of who good the school does. Most of our parents are involved and help out. The best way to improve schools are to be involved, not complain on a website and sulk!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

After 5 years as an ASES parent, I can tell you that all of the teachers are highly qualified and most of them are putting in countless hours to do the best that they can for our children each day. The administrators do an amazing job and are very approachable! I am up at the school often and have never noticed any signs of favoritism. The administration, teachers, staff, and PTSO give ample opportunities for parents to have a voice. However, having a voice doesn't always mean that you get your way (Example: Presidential Elections). There are various fundraisers throughout the year, but you can pick and choose what you want to participate in (or not participate at all). There are many things that the county/state does not pay for. The money that is raised goes directly to paying for supplies, activities, and events for the students/teachers.
—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 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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

86 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 88% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

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 94% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
68%
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

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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 43% 37%
White 41% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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