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M. H. Mason Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 884 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 26, 2014

AWESOME school. Believe me. Teachers are nice and friendly. They are extremely patient. If you go to this school, you'll love it.


Posted March 11, 2014

This school is excellent. I've been sending my children to this school for all 6 years and it was a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

This is a wonderful school. My daughter joined this school last year . She was with Ms Gibson ,who has really made a place in the heart of my daughter.She has been a great teacher, she really works on making the foundation strong. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This is our first year here and my kindergardener loves her teacher and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

Mason elementary school must be very proud of the best principal with excellent leadership and the best teachers. I sincerely appreciate what they are doing for everybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

I absolutely love this school. This is my son's second year there, and he loves it. He has had 2 more than amazing teachers. The communication with the school and teachers are great. I love all the school functions the PTA organizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

A great school is all i have to say. :) i was a student there but i was relocated to Parsons which I think is the best school ever. mason is only second to Parsons because when i was there i hardly got taught writing! Sure and Parsons won highest achieving public school award too! Parsons is much more fun but its hard to get a friend there if you act mean.PS. gwinnett county placed first in the whole country! Anyways Mason was great and i enjoyed it and the people and teachers are very cooperative and i think you will enjoy it!


Posted December 8, 2010

2 THUMBS DOWN for M.H. Mason Elementary. We've encountered ONE good teacher at this school & the rest seem to all fit this description: rude, uncaring, abrasive, uneducated. There has one problem after another with this school. We've complained repeatedly about teacher behavior (yelling, rolling eyes, excessive make-up work) and we've come to the conclusion that the principal(s) are inadequate. This is a wealthy area, but the school does NOT reflect that. The walls are bare, the school has a cold, institutional feel to it, no school pride from the students or teachers. We are FED UP with this school and it's horrible attitude. My son has gone from loving school to dreading it and begging to be homeschooled. This school needs a drastic change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

This is not a friendly neighborhood school in my opinion. Usually after at least 2 years a friendly smile would be good.


Posted November 18, 2009

This is our 2nd year here at mason. We have two kids there. I have to say that this is by far the best school we have put our kids in. The teachers are great and I love the diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I am new to Duluth and my children have only attended Mason Elamentary for one week. They are excited about their teachers, and so am I. My husband and I are pleased with the communication between us and the teachers. I get instant responses and notifications concerning my children, and their teachers care about the development of the kids. We are looking forward to experiences a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

my kids have attended mason for 2 years and this is by far one of the best public schools. The teachers and parents are very involved in the education and socialization of the kids. If you are a new parent looking at sending your son or daughter to this school you will be very happen with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

My child has attended Mason Elementary for 1 year and loves it. The school he attended at before since kindergarten, received Gold and Platinum awards from the County. Not only has he done better at Mason academically, he also enjoys it better there than the other school. This is a great place for your child to attend. Don't only look at awards the school has earned, please talk to the parents and hear it first hand. You've heard mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

My son has just completed Kindergarten at Mason and is keen to return. The school provides a clean, safe and nurturing environment. It is extremely well-organized and has a great deal of parent involvement. The school provides a lot of extra-curricular activities and there appears to be a lot of school spirit. From what I have seen to date, I have no qualms in highly recommending this school. Go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

My kids only been at Mason for 3 months, and compared to the school they came from Mason is a very very GREAT school. The teacher are wonderful they treat the students like there own. If you are looking for a home away from home for your child this is the school to be at. MASON IS THE BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

My child has been at Mason 1 year and compared to the other school he has attended, I am very impressed with the academic structure, the projects required, the racial makeup, and the special events such as International Night. Overall I think Mason stands apart from the rest in terms of public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

The faculty and administration focus on the child. We are very happy with the attention given to help with learning habits, study skills and offering resources and extra help to help with self esteem and organization. They are available to answer questions and provide support tho the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

Mason Elementary is a great place to not only teach but also where my child attended the majority of her elementary school years. The teachers truly care about each child and encourage him or her to meet his or her academic potential. They collaborate to ensure every child is successful at his or her level. The administration supports student learning as its top priority providing for both enrichment and remediation when necessary. Students are encouraged to always do and be their best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2005

As a parent and a teacher at mason, I must say the administration are among the most supportive group of people I have ever worked with. In my experience, they try to consider and fullfill the needs of everyone. For the most part, the teachers are involved, fair, and respectful to their students. 'Specials' are interesting and complete. Parents are very supportive and engaged! They are wonderful for the teachers and that helps the students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2004

It is very difficult to get intervention for kids who have work habits/organization issues. The students who get resources are those who have significant cognitive issues (self-contained) and those who are the gifted FOCUS students. Struggling 'average' students are neglected.
—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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

229 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

228 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

223 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

222 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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 3%
Black 29% 37%
White 21% 44%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Duluth, GA 30096
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