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Kingsley Elementary School

Charter | PK-5 | 580 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
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Posted September 29, 2014

If you aren't in the clique, don't send your kid here. It's a small school in a small neighborhood and many people seem to be neighbors and don't talk to anyone outside of that clique. Not very helpful with getting information or helping to create a better enviroment for everyone who lives in the district or has moved into the district. The curriculum is average and often times confusing because of the way it is presented. Homework doesn't usually come with instructions for parents to help. My kids don't have many friends, I guess they're cliquish too. Since it is a charter school, there are always fundraisers and events to go to. However, who really wants to attend an event where the suburban moms stand in circles and there is no heartfelt welcome into the school. No choice, except private school though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2014

We have two children at Kingsley and have had an absolutely wonderful experience. The rankings puzzle me, and I think that is because we have a good number of English as a second language students, and therefore others consider that "bad." Our test results may look worse compared to other schools for this reason, but there are families and teachers who care deeply about the school. The new principal, Brent McBride, is doing an awesome job to address lowlights and grow the highlights. My kids love the school and their friends and teachers. It's truly a hidden gem and it makes me sad that these rankings make it look so poor when it really is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

Kingsley is a wonderful school with great community involvement. Our new principal, Mr. McBride, has been fantastic and is committed to continued improvement of the school. Test scores do not tell the whole story here!! We have a diverse group of students and parents, which is one of the things that makes Kingsley great. Caring and committed teachers, involved parents, highly recommended! (Parent of a soon-to-be third grader at Kingsley)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

Until you step foot inside Kingsley's doors-you can't understand what a hidden gem this is. Numbers don't tell the story. Our children are people with their own identities not statistics on a computer screen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I have been delighted with our experience at Kingsley this year. The staff is friendly and they know who my child is. It is a great little neighborhood school! Truly a hidden gem. Parent involvement is amazing here. As another reviewer mentioned, it's great to see the teachers bringing their own kids to attend this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

Para mi es la mejor escuela que le puede haber encontrado a mis hijos. For me is the best school that can find for my childs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

Dedicated teachers, super involved parents and a great sense of community make Kingsley an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

Nestled within a Dunwoody neighborhood. Deep parent involvement. Caring teachers and staff. More tips on how to work with children on age appropriate and development appropriate material. Expansion into challenging subjects for children who show aptitude. Improved playground and field for playtime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

Kingsley has been a great experience for our family. Great parent involvement and very warm atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

We were redistricted to Kingsley from another elementary school and have been very happy with the school. I've noticed that teachers bring their own children to this school instead of keeping them in their home district school - even from the newer suburbs. My kids have had good teachers and the one teacher who had complaints was not renewed. There is an older post that our school was dark, but we use lamps in the classrooms instead of overhead fluorescent lighting as per the brain-based educational concepts that we follow. My only complaint is that I wish we had a newer building; our school was built in 1971.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

The teachers at Kingsley are wonderful. They care about each child regardless of background or culture or financial standing. We have a new principal that seems to be leading in the right direction (only 2 months in). Parent involvement is usually extremely high. The school could probably push writing and prepare kids better for project /research capabilities but overall as an elementary school , in my opinion it is a solid school. Always room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

This is our first year at Kingsley, and I have two children attending. They transferred from another local school. I have to say I am so so pleased with the academics of this school. Even though we stayed in the same district I see such a difference in the teachers and level of work the girls are doing. This is the best school my children have attended. They have been in 4 schools already and Kingsley you are the best!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Kingsley is a very disappointing school. The school building is very old and dim. Classrooms are small and disorganized. Teachers and administration are not friendly--they used to talk to parents fairly rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

We have two children in Kingsley (K, 3rd) and we absolutely love this school. We were previously at another Dunwoody school (K, and 1st grade for our oldest) and the two does not even compare. We love the community feeling and the engagement of parents, teachers, and administrative staff. If you're looking for a neighborhood school with teachers who will do everything in their power to make sure that your child succeeds, this is the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Very high quality teaching, curriculum and teachers. Also, a warm envioroment and very involved parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

We are so blessed by this school. We have moved from a different state and this is our second elementary school in Georgia. The whole school runs like a nice family. My two children love to be at school and are very happy at the end of the school day.(They used to get so stressed out at the end of the day at the other school) Sadly, we have to move to different county and we really wish we can pack whole Kingsley Elementary with us. Though we only get to stay for 7 months, we will always treasure the time here. Kingsley is wonderful school with great leadership, loving teacher, caring staffs and happy kids!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

We LOVE Kingsley Elementary. The parents, students and teachers are all very involved. We have an IEP child receiving some in-classroom accomodations and our other child is in the Discovery program (Gifted). Both of our children are doing extremely well and have had a great experience at school. We could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

Great school. New Principal Dr. Jasmine Smith is doing a great job. Parents are involved in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

My child is having a great experience at Kingsley. When I walk in the door, I feel like I'm home. The teachers and staff are so warm and loving. My son has made incredible progress and having a blast at the same time. The parental involvement is fantastic. The new principal is loved by everyone. I feel so fortunate to have found this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It's a 'family.' Everyone has the best interest of the children in mind--faculty, staff, parents alike. Academically, instruction is tweaked to help every student. Engagement-wise, everyone participates! I couldn't ask for a better place for my daughter to be!
—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.

About these ratings

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

71 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
62%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 44%
Hispanic 35% 12%
Black 15% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 54%N/A51%
Female 46%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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