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East Clayton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 578 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2013

My 3 daughters currently attend East Clayton and I am tired of it... they dont challenge them enough, they have no activity programs really for the children, I feel the teachers are extremely lazy. I am moving ASAP back to Dekalb County next to some of the best schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

I have had 3 children come through this school and I have yet to have a year without drama. The teachers and staff are lazy all the way down to the librarian who kept my daughter on a 3rd grade level reading until I contacted the area superintendent after the principal would do nothing. So glad to be moved out of this county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

The primary focus at this school seemed to be the CRCT. It's the focus as soon as school starts until it ends. I think a lot of them have gotten so wrapped up with the CRCT until they've forgotten to simply teach and show their love for teaching. I'm not sure if it's the stress that's seemingly put on the teachers because their job or pay is in jeopardy or other reasons. I thought the CRCT was suppose to be the sum of the year's lessons, instead for this county, the CRCT is taught as the lesson. Furthermore, lessons are more introduced than taught. Teachers should take advantage of the opportunity to place new reading material in their classrooms during the book fair where parents buy books for the classroom, some didn't even fill out their cards. Furthermore, Pizza Hut has a reward program that issues free pizza coupons to students that read a certain number of books each month. Some teachers didn't even use this simple and easy technique to motivate reading. Fifth graders, especially, need these reward programs. This school also have overcrowded classrooms, much needed pest control, staff/teacher unprofessionalism. I suppose these problems plague many other schools as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

I love the relationship between the parents and staff. I'm not too thrill about the food that has been served at the last 2 parent/child breakfast. However, they have a great staff and PTA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

My daughter attended East Clayton K thru 5th grades. She excelled inevery area with the help of the teachers there. I hope we can find a middle school just as great as East Clayton. The teachers, principle and ass. principle are awesome. They are very personable and keep a handle on the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I think East Clayton teachers are awesome. I believe they really care about educating the parent and the students. Way togo ECE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I've had 3 children come out of this school . We have had a very professional experience. I would rate this school at a high 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

I have been very pleased with East Clayton Elementary school. My son in now in the 2nd grade and loves it. The teachers and staff are all very helpful and friendly. There are lots of activities for the community and the school every year. Keep up the good work ECE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Before my daughter started kindergarten this year, I was debating public school because I had heard so many negative issues regarding public schools as a whole. However, I am very pleased with East Clayon Elementary. Each time I call with a question, the staff is very pleasant and seem willing to assit me,leaving me with a feeling of comfort. I realize that communication is a must and the key to your child being successful in school. Communication is via email now. There is no reason for parents to feel that they can not get in touch with a teacher or staff. Communication is at your fingertips. I love my daughter's kindergarten teacher and hope 1st-5th grade teachers are just as wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

I like east clayton for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have had a special needs child at East Clayton for the past 7 years. The education he has received here has been over and beyond what I would have expected from a school. He has had many excellent teachers and is now entering middle school. I currently have a third grader here and am very confident that she will do well and will be well taken care of and educated to the best of her ability.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
65%
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
Black 86% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 2% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Freda Givens
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  • (404) 362-8895

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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