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River's Edge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 596 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2014

I have a problem with there is no soap and water in the restrooms.Hand sanitizer is not cleaning the hands like soap and water.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

Like the parent stated, there is bullying going on, and I believe it is ignored, the school has gone down tremendously, with communication from parent to the very distant staff. picking up your child is a concern. It is not the same, grade wise our child is doing fine, because of the pass education and now it is wait and see, which is very scary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Although I do think Rivers Edge Has some great teachers, it seems to me that something has changed. I feel that some of the teachers have lost their passion to teach. Academically the school does great. The students are definately getting a good education. I am concerned that their is some bullying at the school that has not been dealt with even after the staff is aware of it. I am disappointed that that continues to happen. The teachers do stay on top of what's going on with the students but they don't seem passionate to me anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

I have two students and they both exceeded the standards on the CRCT by a sizeable margin. The teachers and parents are really involved and the ratios are coming down after the new school was completed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

This is my daughter's first and last year at REES. Her teacher is quite distant and doesn't communicate with me unless I iniate the conversation, and even then, she's somewhat short. I don't like the no talking rules, the long lunch numbers, or the lack of activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My kids did attend this school, but I pulled them out to homeschool them. The principal was not truthful with what was going on in the school. Although she says she has an open-door policy, she does not appreciate parents who are 'on top' of what is going on in education. I have witnessed teachers yelling at the children in the hallways. The students are undiscipline, because they can not express themselves. The principal is not opened to suggestions, it's her way or the highway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

River'e Edge is the best school that my children have ever attended. I love River's Edge Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

i love them & so does my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I agree, Kids aren't allowed to talk while going to lunch. During lunch they can barely talk. When can they talk?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

The school is okay, not what I am accustomed to in other states. The teachers do not communicate as they should. Principal is great, Mrs. Mohr. Teachers need to come up a level or two, not all but there are a few. PTA is okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

If Clayton County Schools have a bright spot, its REES. This school has high standards and implemented school uniforms this year. The teachers are great, the admin are superbly organized and the school has a great atmosphere with parent involvement. A great start for any child entering K-5!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My child started a year ago and I am very satisfied with Rees. There is good parent participation in school issues and activities and I'm happy with my childs education. I do wish there were more creativity such as plays,sports,etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

The Overcrowding has always been an issue even before the they decided to add on to the school. The New Principal has made drastic changes to the school for the very time she has been there and it was not for the better. The some of the good teachers have long gone but, there are a few excellant teachers still hanging on. I use to volunteer on a regular basis since 2001 but the morale has gone and Prayfully the new Principal will come in and make the school about the Kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

I love the educational curriculum being taught at REES. My child is making excellent grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

This is a great school, but it is very over crowded. The school has over grown in the last year. Building is to small for all the students. No parking for the parents. The parking lot is now full of trailers for the students, as classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

Overall I am pleased with River's Edge and the administration. The new principal is very approachable as well as the other assistant principals. I have had to email the principal about various concerns and it was handled immediately. Mrs. Hopkins is available at the PTA meetings for any questions or concerns that a parent may have. As for parent involvement, I the PTA meetings are usually standing room only and that's truly amazing. My son is a 3rd grade student and I correspond with his teacher daily through emails that are returned everyday. The only issue I have is that there aren't any honor assemblies for high achieving students to give them the incentive to continue making good grades. In addition there aren't many student assemblies to bring the student's creativity out. But nevertheless, I am pleased and my son will continue until the 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

I dont like the seperation so much as far as lunch time and going thru the halls the kids arent allowed to talk,which is pretty boot campish to me.and as far as this lunch number givin to all kids i dont agree maybe that should be for the 3rd grade and up,the number is to long(6numbers)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

River's Edge school is a good thought this my my childs first year, so far so good. Only one thing i would like for the teacher to communicate with the parent more, not just write on the progress report.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Things are generally fine, but at times it is a bit chaotic around the school. This from a frequent volunteer.
—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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

211 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

211 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

169 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

170 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

169 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
74%
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 81% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
White 4% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Alisha Mohr
Fax number
  • (770) 460-2343

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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205 Northbridge Rd
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: (770) 460-2340

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