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Fountain Elementary School

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Posted June 28, 2009

My son who was transfering from another school has always made a's & b's but when he arrived at Fountain, he was given an F in Science and when asked how this was possible I was told that he had not turned a Science Project and I mentioned we had just relocated to the area. The next grading period he got another F and at this point I was very upset, blood pressure up including chest pains because I am a single parent but after food and shelter the next priority on my mind are my son's grades and his teacher was very aware of how I felt about his grades and his behavior as well. Basically he made a B at the end of the year leaving me to wonder if people are just giving F's to non deserving children. I'm looking for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

My son has made great progress since his attendence at fountain. They are said to be one of the best schools for children with Autism spectrum disorders. They are always doing anything they can to do things that challenge his personal needs. I am very pleased with the progress my son has made, and thank his teacher Ms.Taylor and I love Ms. Effey
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
59%
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
Hispanic 55% 12%
Black 37% 37%
White 3% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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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School Leader's name
  • Jamilah Hud-Kirk
Fax number
  • (404) 362-4083

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5215 West St
Forest Park, GA 30297
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