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Renaissance Elementary School

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Posted August 11, 2013

Terrible, the allow a lot of bullying between the kids, and don't do anything about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

My niece attends this school as a rising 2nd grader. I love the school. The daily parent correspondence sent home very much keeps the working parent involved. They welcome parental check-ins with open arms. Ms. Stubbs Carter and Ms. McDole are great! Ms. McDole showed so much patience but yet allowed her first graders responsibility and independance. Her door was always open to my sit ins, field trip attendances, or just my email communications. Looking forward to what the new year brings with new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

My daughter is a kindergartener in her first year at this school. I am very impressed with the amount of communication to parents, the amount of homework she brings home, the depth of the curriculum, and the dedication of the principal. This school is great because the staff proactively seeks to identify areas where they are lacking, and actively works to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

I have a son who attends R.E.S. he has been going there since the Kdg. and has been very successful. He is in advanced classes,and the Beta Club.He is now in the Fifth Grade and is a very well rounded student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

My son attended grade 5 in this school from out of state. His teacher in particular was very helpful. He entered grade 5 here halfway through the school year and she immediately picked out her concerns regarding the upcoming grade 5 CRCT and communicated with us via email on a regular basis. She also sent home practice books and links to internet websites where he could practice for the upcoming pass or fail exams. One aspect of the school that I did not like, the children do not get any recess time which makes them go through the whole day without a break outside for fresh air and physical activity. They stayed inside for lunch also. I did note that parents were always encouraged to come and help out with the school. I did not have a chance to meet the principal. Overall, my son's experience was good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

Although the school is beautiful and new, the administration is terrible. The principal does not create an environment where the parents and teachers are encouraged to communicate with each other. I quote her directly by saying to her staff, "we will not let the parents run this school". She said this in a staff meeting! How does this encourage good interaction? The teachers seemed to have taken this to heart. Most of them are unapproachable, and do not communicate effectively at all. I even met with the principle and vice principle and they both disregarded each concern that I brought to their attention. We stayed at this school for three years and ended up moving to get out of the school district. My children are doing much better in their new school, and the parent/teacher involvement is much appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

This school is excellence my childs grades have improved drastically from his last school. Lots of extracurricular activites and academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This is my son's second year at Renaissance and I love it. I volunteer in the classroom twice weekly and help with other things around the school so I am able to truly see the worth of the education my son is receiving from multiple facets. These schools were built for 'us' and they are new, well-equipped and the pride of our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

Renaissance has good academic skills they teach your child everything he/she needs to know!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

My child is in SNK(Special Needs Kinder) and I am glad I did not put him in Palmetto Elementary. I am in love with this school. It is one of the best In Fulton. I have kids in Creekside, Bear Creek, And Palmetto. I like this school The best. The teachers and Administrators are incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

My thoughts are simple... compared to the other schools throughout Georgia - there is NO comparison. This school by FAR exceeds my standards as student of academia and a passionate parent of education. I love the structure, the challenges provided to my children, the resources, the involvement and my ability to be actively involved in the student-parent relationship! In the State of Georgia... Renaissance has raised the bar of Excellence and serves as a model for neighboring schools and counties to followd! Its been a night and day experience! My children love it and the most important factor *** the TEACHERS really care!! Shouts out to Ms. Hassenritter, Ms. Maddox, Ms. Sanders & Ms. Williams... and Mr. Cook (the take charge Assistant Principal) Dr. D has a dynamo staff....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

Renaissance Elementary has truly evolved since 2006. Dr. Deshazier is doing a great job with the school and works every year to implement new things that will assist our students in becoming the best that they can be. Thank you Dr. Deshazier for your committment to our children, your staff and the community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

I just love this school. All of the staff and Teachers do a very good job with the students. The school is always clean and my daughter loves the food in the cafeteria. She also has a great time in Physical Education Class. My daughter is in the third grade ,I feel confident that she is recieving a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Great school environment, curriculum, and disciplinary focus. Students display a positive attitude where they embrace learning full circle; whether Math or P.E. Principal has a genuine concern for the well being of students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I will start by saying my daughter and I enjoyed her kindergarten as well as her 1st grade classroom teacher. I really enjoyed Ms. Burke a great deal. Being a young teacher she really gave me a good feeling on what she expects from my child as well as other students. Kudos to you! Renaissance I believe is off to a great start. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

Are experience this last school year was great, with hard work from parents and teachers combined and persistance from the students they will exceed at this school. The commitment from parents is an important factor and will determine with out a doubt the results you get from your child in any school. The test scores are on the lower side in comparion to Stonewall Tell or A Phillip Randolph or EC West but it is also new with alot of children from other states who are used to a different curriculum and frame work then this school with time the scores will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

I am a grandparent of a student at Renaissance Elementary. This will be my grandaugther's third year and hopefully a good one. Her first year was wonderful and the second year terrible because of the teacher. I pray that she get's a more caring and experienced teacher this year. I love Dr. D. She is awesome and supports all of the children, parents and teachers with such devotion.


Posted November 9, 2007

We recently moved to the South Fulton area from out of state. We knew little about the school system but were concerned primarily because of Georgia's overall standing in the country. We have been pleasantly surprised by the commitment of teachers here at Renaissance Elementary. We have a daughter in (Mr. Cook's) second grade class. His dedication to our daughter's academic growth has been nothing but the best. He has a sense of humor that keeps my daughter and all the children completely focused on the goals of the classroom. Overall, the schools teachers, academics and leadership seems to be flawless. Also, a special kudos to Dr. D (principal) for her beautiful way to get to know all families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

My child loves the school and so do I. My child is in third grade and his teacher is awesome, she writes in the agenda daily has supplied me with not only her telephone number at home, but her email and a website address too. I love her Monkey theme, she is extremely enthusiastic and always eager to assist me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I will have to agree with the some of the other comments the school year did start out very rough. However, the teachers as well as the administration have really made it very easy. The PTA is very active and I as a parent have always felt welcomed at the school.
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

114 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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
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 93% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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