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Abbotts Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 9, 2014

Abbotts Hill has awesome teachers. Ms. Hess and Ms. Hodgins are wonderful. I love them! This school is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

This is a great school. The majority of the staffs I've met were great. The school offer TAG, which my daughter is in and I'm just really content about that. They really do care and recognizes your child's level
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

We couldn't take it any more...we felt that we had to leave AHE, for our child's sake. I agree with other comments that much of the "history" that is taught is left-leaning. I would prefer neutrality. Also, it is a shame, but there is truth in the comments about the CRCT. This truly is the priority, and not the children. They are learning how to take tests...when are they going to learn how to think? We were also disappointed with the parent-teacher conference(s): this was basically an 8-minute slice of time (because the teacher was running late) dedicated to a one-way information flow about our child. No chance for conversation. No room for compassion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

My daughter just passed out from Abotts hill school. My son is in 2nd grade. We have been associated with the school for 6 years. We have come across various types of teachers. Some of the teachers have been exceptional and take a lot of pride in their student's achievements. Then there are some who are just average and do not get involved in betterment of their students. Therefore it depends on what teacher you get in Abootts Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Abbotts Hill now ranks in the lower tier of schools in the surrounding area in terms of achievement scores. Of course, this is despite a protraced and laborious effort on behalf of the staff to have their students focused on CRCT achievement to benefit the staff and funding. The school is the most politically correct of all of the local elementary schools which is a dubious distinction even amongst public schools. It is not uncommon to find classroom walls covered with photos of Cesar Chavez, Frankling and Eleneor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall and various other liberal icons. Students spend a great deal of time learning about racism and focusing on identity politics to the detriment of any actual depth of understanding of American history in it;s entirety. There are many well intentioned teachers but at least an equal number more dedicated to agenda politics and their status than developing balanced and learned minds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

Abbotts Hill has been a wonderful place for my children. We have been at the school for 4 years. Both of my children have had fantastic, warm, thoughtful and creative teachers. As an educator myself, I have been pleased with the level of education that my children are receiving. The administration has worked hard to provide a warm environment that focuses on consistency and community. Parents are invited and welcomed to take an active role in the school. We are blessed to have many great schools in the area, and AHE is one of them!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2011

THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING. The school is great because the Teachers are dedicated and they want to teach you.another thing is that the principal and vice principal are focused on improving the student's learning experience.If you have a child in TAG you should not hesitate to move here because they have a great TAG program and two outstanding TAG teachers.


Posted November 18, 2011

I rate this school as below average because it is comparing it to the other schools in the area. Both of my children went to Abbotts Hill and my daughter's experience was mostly good but my son's was not. His final two years were awful. Bad teachers and the principal, while I actually enjoy talking to her, doesn't treat the boys fairly in my opinion. The assistant principal is much better but I spent too much time talking to her because of his teachers. At least his fourth grade teacher left the school, which is a definate plus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

We moved to this area with high hopes for the school system and started our son at AHE for kdg. We are very disappointed in the experience thus far. The amount of worksheets is unbelievable for K-1, there is no opportunity for creativity, and if your kid happens to not respond well to a teaching strategy consisting of nothing but worksheets, then you better be prepared for them to tell you that he/she must be adhd. We will be pulling our child out of this school to make up valuable time lost from his education over the past year and a half. The bottom line is that the school only cares about teaching to the CRCT so that they look good and get more money from the school system. It has nothing to do with reaching the students and truly 'teaching' them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

Abbotts Hill is an excellent school, my daughter is in kindergarden and attended the school. She loves this school, the teachers, and her friends. I have so much respect for the principal and staff especially her teachers. Recently we had to relocate for family emergency and I had to put her in a school in upstate NY, she has told me everyday that the food is not as good as abbotts hill she doesn't like the teachers or the school building. She cries everyday when I leave her and I am going to make sure I bring her back for 1st grade. Thank you to everyone at Abbotts Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Abbotts Hill is an amazing school, dedicated and caring staff. If you have a child with special needs, this school does consider all factors and has been instrumental for my daughter's success. I would highly recommend this school. She is having a wonderful 2nd grade experience...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Abbotts Hill is a wonderful school. This is our first year with the school and we're loving it so far. My son is in kindergarten; the teachers are amazing- energetic, enthusiastic, loving, caring, motivating, and encouraging. They have a wonderful curriculum. My son has learnt so much already in three months. They have exciting activities during the class hours that the children enjoy very much all while learning and acquiring new skills. I'm very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

The teachers, prinicpal and community are great. They care about the corriculum, progress and our children's future. They care about them once they leave leave the school and that is very important to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

I have had no issues with Abbotts Hill since we started 4 years ago. So far, I found th eteachers to be great and the whole school to be a warm envirnoment. Both my kids are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I agree that the Vice Principal is awesome but the Principal is failing to realize that her overall attitude has lead many to dislike the school. It seems she fails to realize that her actions has affected the schools morale and feel. Compared to other schools this place is cold and uninviting whereas other schools are warm and inviting. I went to Lake WInward to see if I could transfer my son, I was told many people have tried to transfer out of AHE. That should tell her and her staff something but they continue to show no regard for anyones opinions. The teachers are good and I've heard no complaints and all have had great experiences with them it is more the administrative staff that puts a bad taste in parents mouths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

The Teachers and Vice Principal are Awesome. I agree the principal is disconnected and doesn't know what the students need. She is not very receptive to new ideas. There can be lot many extracurricular activities which the other schools in the area have but are not offered here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

Abbotts Hill gave me the greatest time of my life. I just graduated and it is awesome! The teachers try thier best to help you understand the curriculum and are really nice and student council week was great! You have fun activities all year long and if you are entering 5th grade, you will have a great time in 5th grade week and you will have fun ecspecially on the last day, because you have a blast! This school is safe and encourages learing and education. I loved this school and will totally miss it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

This school is really fun! One week we get to have crazy hair day,twin day and more! There is a certain program where you pick alot. In 5th grade they have slips which are warnings and this also gets you ready for middle school because the pink slips are like detentsion slips. Our teachers are nice and supportive! Our teachers help us alot when we don't get a thing. Our teachers gives us packets that gets us ready for CRCT! Our school has lots of programs too. I really recomand this school for kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

This school is lots of fun! Our teachers are nice and supportive. We have alot of programs. Our teachers help us alot when we don't get things. Sometimes the teachers have something like a group to help people who dont get anything at all. 5th grade teachers really get you ready for middle school.Our councilors help us alot too. I really recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

Teachers and admin staff is awesome but the principal is way out there somewhere. The principal seems to be disconnected from students and staff.
—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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

151 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

151 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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 90% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
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
White 52% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 3%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5575 Abbotts Bridge Rd
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: (770) 667-2860

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