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Shakerag Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 4, 2014

My husband and I did alot of research before choosing our home, and bought this one simply because it was in the Shakerag Elementary district. I could not ask for a better experience for my children! I work closely with the principal and have found him to care deeply about the well-being and education of the children. All the best teachers try to get in to Shakerag, so we have yet to have a bad experience. My children have fun, but the expectation for their education and behavior is still high. They actually MISS SCHOOL when we are on vacation:) The PTA is very prevalent and I am pleasantly surprised by how many parents are involved. I also love the racial diversity. My children's best friends are Kenyan, German, English, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Syrian...its been a wonderful education for us on its own. You absolutely will not regret sending your kids to Shakerag!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

Shakerag is possibly one of the best schools in the country The principal is terrific, as are most teachers. The school has a fantastic family atmosphere, even if it serves an incredibly diversified public with many very intelligent students, and parents. We have 2 children in the school, and feel lucky with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

I am giving this school only 3 stars because, while my child is learning in the classroom, some of the ladies who run the drop-off and pick-up line are inattentive and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

Alike too many PTAs in the area, the power rests too much on the few who're at the helm as there're no other venues for the parent community to be involved at the school except vis-a-vis the PTA machine. Without a formal check and balance system of the PTA, there're some that uses the machinery to act territorial and hostile. Not any different at this school. Academically, the faculty strives hard and tries to promote a strong learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

Shakerag Elementary sets high expectations for both it 's staff and students. The principal is dedicated to making sure that the students needs come first in whatever decisions need to be made for the school as a whole. The principal and assistant principal, along with the fabulous teachers, are always available to meet with and discuss parent concerns or student issues--and you will always be greeted with a friendly smile when you see them in the hallways! It is truly a family-like atmosphere where I have been more than pleased to see my children flourish- both academically and socially. Go Sharks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

Shakerag is an ok school. I would'nt say it has been a great experience so far. Although most of the staff is very welcoming, I can't say the same for the principal. He really should not be in that position. I have a lot more things to say about him but I won't put it all on this site. I would feel a lot lot better if he left the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

Have grandkids that attend Shakerag Elementary. Great staff , dedicated teachers,A+ Teaching and very family oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

It is a shame that our children go to a school where the emphasis is completely on being a platinum level school, or as in our mission statement, one where it is the goal for all children to meet or exceed expectations. It would be nice to be at a school where the standardized test scores, were not the primary emphasis in our children s educational experience. We are focused on raising children that not only excel at school, but in life, and have social skills that allow them to be successful both in and out of the classroom. While yes our children are receiving a great education (or so we are told by their test scores ) a fundamental ideal is not embraced at our school, that Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing~Harriet Braiker. Are we teaching our children to be problem solvers that through failure and hard work can persevere and achieve perfection or is that success is measured by being perfect on a standardized test? We question whether we have sold ourselves short by conforming to the ideologies that children are only successful through a single minded focus of achieving the highest possible test scores, regardless of what may be sacrificed along the way. A child who does not spend their free time outside of school getting further educational enrichment and tutoring and even Coach Textbooks to study for our standardized tests, and instead, is focused on non educational activities that enrich their lives and makes them a well rounded individual through sport, arts, community, church and volunteerism is a minority at our school. We are thankful for the dedicated teaching staff at Shakerag, and have been fortunate to have some fantastic educators for our children. What we know is that our children have learned to be good test takers at Shakerag, what remains to be seen is if they are lifelong learners , we have had to teach that at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Its not a school we all are like a family here.Though we are diversified culturally so much at this school..we all believe in each others value and respect each other.School provides us all the facilities ,they let the parents involve so much with the school.Proud to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Great school!!! Teachers, staff, parents and kids are wonderful!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Shakerag has the best combination of supportive and involved parents, forward-thinking administrators, compassionate and hardworking teachers, and students who are prepared and eager to learn compared to any other school I've worked in for the past 17 years. Cultural diversity is something we live and celebrate every day, while also celebrating what it means to be an American. I feel fortunate to teach in such a nurturing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Great School. Good teachers, very good PTA and involved Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

Shakerag Elementary staff especially teachers,volunteers and parents makes Shakerag school excellent place.Programs like Get Smart about Art,Culture and many other provides students encouragement and enrichment. After school programs like chess,Robotics,drama,piano and many more provides convenience for parents and enrichment for students.It is wonderful to see how school is adapted cultural diversity.I can't say enough about the school.I am proud parent and I know my son is in good hand to build his foundation for years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I have 2 kids in Shakerag and I simply LOVE the school. Nothing is more important to me than the teachers who care and are ready to go an extra mile. There is no 'one size fits all' and recognizing each child's potential is a challenge in itself. Diversity is always a good thing for your personal growth and for understanding that even though people look different and speak in a different way we are all same from inside. Shakerag is an excellent example of how to achieve all this under one roof
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Shakerag is a wonderful school . The teachers and staff are unbelievable . always smiling , caring and motivating . It is very welcoming and really has a sense of family . Our four children have all enjoyed every minute of their time there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I love the way our teachers and administrators embrace the diversity at our school and make sure each and every student has the best educational experience possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Shakerag Elementary school is a wonderful environment for students, teachers, and parents. I feel very blessed to have my kids go to this school. Shakerage's teachers are able to challenge the students and make learning fun because my kids truly love school. The support from many families make this school a true community of life-long learners. Shakerag is diversified, has discipline, academic achievment and loving and care for students. This school has too many quality and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love Shakerag because of its diversity and amazing students! I have the opportunity to come to school everyday and work with these students and have fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love Shakerag Elementary because it welcomes and encourages parent volunteerism. The school understands that parent participation is crucial in raising children whether in school or at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Love Shakerag elementary school for its dedicated hardworking teachers and staff. Kids of multi-cultural background meet everyday and grow up and learn together.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 63% 3%
White 25% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10885 Rogers Circle
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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