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Austin Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

Worst school for Pre K kids! The teachers are cold and rude to parent's queries. Won't even bother to reply on emails and will not try to comfort the kids if they are crying. They are busy doing their paper work while the kids are arriving in morning and expect them to stop crying and settle on their own. They are happy with only those kids who do not bother them much!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Austin is great! Jordan Smith is an amzing kindergarten teacher. She really loves her kids!


Posted September 27, 2013

Austin is a great school. Parents-teachers relationship is great. Kids go through an excellent education process at this elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

My little one 1st grade teacher tries to apply military style discipline. in her class. I wonder if she realizes kids can't be disciplined like adults and she needs to be a little more indulgent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

Our kid joined the school last year in kindergarten and we could not be happier. Teachers in this school are very dedicated towards providing the best to kids. Our kid is an advanced learner and the classroom teacher kept her excited by providing education material for the next level. One of the best schools....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

The only qualification needed for a child to qualify for the gifted(discovery) program is for their parents to donate fundraisers, the more money you give the more good chances for your child to qualify, it doesnt matter if she's talented, only thing that austin needs is your money!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

We bought our house to be in Austin district instead of doing private school, we are now on our son's 2nd year going to Austin and are extremely happy with the teachers and school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2011

My son is starting in Jan and the front office was not helpful and simply answered all my questions:"It is in the handbook" I hope the teachers are more friendly than them. Moving in the middle of the school year is hard enough, I want my son to feel welcome and comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

austin has talented teachers and staff.all the children are smart and love this school.you learn so much,I can't belive it. :)


Posted September 17, 2009

Open House was simply chaos and communication with the front office staff definitely can be improved. Luckily, my daughter is in 3rd grade and her teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers, great support staff and a great little neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

My daughter have been attending Austin since Oct-2008. Initially she struggled little bit. The class teacher took care of her. Now she is enjoying her KG. They gave special english training for other country students. The class teacher is calling parents-teacher(one to one) meeting for every couple of months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Austin is a top rate school with a good balance of academics and fun (per my children). From top down, the school is run like a successful business and as a result, we (kids and parents) can't say enough great things about the program there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

My children have been attending Austin since November of 06 and I must say that this school thus far has been the best thing that has happen to my children s academic and social life. My third grader have been faced with many academic and social problems that was not giving the proper attention at his previous schools, and the attention and response that has been giving to his challenges is by far more then I could ever ask for. My family was greeted with a warm welcome from the teachers and students here at Austin and I proud to be apart of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

Austin is a great school. The teachers really care about the students and are very available. The principal is also great. I have two children here and could not be happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

I am somewhat surprised that there are so few extracurricular activities available for students at this school. This was touted as one of the best schools in the Atlanta area and after a year and a half, I am not as impressed as I had hoped. Some of the teachers are excellent, the others are waiting for retirement! The principal is adequate at best. Overall, I do not think this is as good a school as I had been led to believe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

My child is in Austin for the past 6 years. She stayed for stability reason. I am so glad she is leaving there at the end of her 5th grade. Overall, the assumed quality of academic programs there are better than most schools in the area but I questioned it more with experiences. The school overall social issue is an added PROBLEM from faculty to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

My family moved here to Atlanta in Jan 06. My daughter was in the first grade. Due to the other school she attended she was way behind at Austin. So I put her back. That seemed to work, now she reads at the 2nd grade level and her math is coimg along. As for the parents, yes they are involed in the PTA and the school but they don't make it friendly for the outsiders who are just attending. My daughter has been attending since Jan 06 and I have to have 1 person come and say hi or welcome me to their (Dunwoody Club). On the other hand I wolud say that this school is a lot better then where my family has come from before. I look forward for the up and coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

Although I've heard great things about Austin's academic standards in comparison to other public schools, my daughter's experience has been uneven there. She had a wonderful kindergarten experience. It was challenging and fun for her and she loved her teachers. However, her first grade experience has not been good. I've not been that impressed by the quality of some of her teachers who seem to be 'marking time' until retirement. With new apartments going up in the area, there has been an influx of a lot of new students. I've had a couple of minor concerns that my husband and I have tried to address with the administration and, frankly, they didn't seem very responsive. Parent involvement is great but geared toward stay at home moms with meeting times and events happening mid-day, etc. PTA seems a bit 'Dunwoody clubby.' A good school, but has room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

Austin is an outstanding elementary school. It gives the private school quality of education in the public school setting. The teachers go over and beyond to address the needs of all studnets. My child has attended there for 6 years and I am truly appreciative of her educational growth.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

170 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

164 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

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
White 80% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 4% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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