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Callaway Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2014

This school has helped my grandson in many ways in his studied help him to develop into a better student in his grade. thank you brenda crawford


Posted September 26, 2013

Calloway is very clean and organized. The teachers are hard working and pay attention to the children.my daughters teachers sends personal notes on things to work on and what my child is doing great in. She makes suggestions on how we should have her tested for advance classes. She is very loving and caring so deeply. The school pta is strong and does everything possible to keep the parents involved and the school up and running right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

Callaway Elementary is an awesome school, and it has an awesome staff. The principal is very involved with the children. His number one prority is their education. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

I have been involved with Callaway for a long time and would like to commend Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Y Edwards, Mrs. Greggs and Ms. Fairclough for their exceptional gift as educators. At a very young age is when it all starts laying the foundation for our children. Parents before you select ratings for the school, teachers and principal make sure you are honest in rating yourself. It starts at home making sure we as parents reinforce the material, have our children in bed at a decent hour, spend quality time, visit the school etc. Remember it's a triangle....Parents, Students and Teachers. Great Job Callaway meeting AYP 8 years straight!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

All my four children attended this school, the teacher and the workers are great. Could not think of a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

There are few teachers at callaway that care about teaching at callaway the principal on the other hand needs some instructional advice. The Assistant principal was fired in a clayton county academy and citied for a DUI
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

My child started at Callaway when it opened for the school year 2008-2009 and we love Callaway. His teachers have allowed the parents to be involved in the daily activities and keep the parents very informed with notes and phone calls home. I am a Proud parent of 2 Callaway students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

Love the teachers but i get a little lost when it comes to the day to day curriculum. Could comminicate more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I totally agree that Mrs. Sampson is one of the best. As well, we need to include Ms. Greggs and Ms. McClain to the list. Overall, I think that the principal & faculty are doing their best. They made AYP this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

This is a great school and the best teachers yet are Ms. Sampson, Ms. George and Ms Abdullah. There should be more interaction with parents, students and teachers. Great score teacher this year. The principal is still in need of some bedside manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

This school has gotten better over the last two years. I feel as though the teachers do care and do work with you and your child if you are putting the effort in. The office staff has gotten much better this last year passing then the year before. The principle is still in need of some bedside manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

The teachers give 100% and the principal is available for students, teachers and parents either by phone, in person or by e-mail. My son is in 4th grade and his teacher, Mrs. Sampson is the best teacher. She inspires the students to explore all disciplines to open the world around them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

I relocated from Ft. Lauderdale in 2006 and was very concerned about the fact that my boys (K & 2nd grade at the time) were zoned to go to Callaway/ Based on what I had read at the time, all of the reveiws were based on previous administration so I didn't know if the school would continue to decline or head in the right direction. I'm happy to say that Mr. Fuller and his staff are doing an excellent job!!Mr. P (SCORE/gifted teacher), Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. Abdullah, Mrs. George, and Mrs. Thompson are all GREAT! Go Knights!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

My daughter is enrolled in Kindergarten there. Her teacher is interested in the class academics of the students, but I gathered that she feels the parent participation in her class is inadequate. I help where I can but that's just because I want to. I am determined to help the village that is helping me. The parents do come out to the PTA meetings but there could always be more participation overall. Mr. Fuller, the principal, does his best with what was left to him by the previous principal. I think he is doing a fine job and he shows genuine interest in the school. I'm glad we are attending Callaway and I plan to do My part to help my daughter and the school succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I am very pleased with callaway elementary school. My child is an 'a' student and with any school regardless of where it is you as a parent have to take responsibility. Before school starts I always ask for a teachers bio in order to place my child with the best teacher possible. I am very active in the school functions at school as well as at home with homework and reviewing material. Callaway is clean, focused and has a very qualified staff. The new principal has stepped up to the plate and is doing a wonderful job! after reading some of the negative responses I find that as a parent we are the very first teachers our kids have and we need to be involved, this is a group effort parents + teachers + students = success! Way to go callaway keep up the great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

Callaway is one of the BEST schools in Clayton County. It has made AYP for 3 years in a row--outstanding! That means--the teachers must be doing their job in teaching the students. In fact, Callaway led the 5th grade 2006 CRCT Math test scores--having almost a 98% passing rate! The teachers go above and beyond to make sure all students are learning. Students participate in Callaway's Chorus, 5th Grade Cadet Program, PTA programs, Field Day, Soc. Studies Fair, 4-H CPA, Black History, Cinco de Mayo school parade, and a Veteran's Day parade. The school is in need of more parental support and involvement. Only a few parents come out and support the PTA and volunteer at the school on a consistent basis. Hopefully, more parents will get involve in their child's education--it will make a big difference, you bet! Way to go --Callaway!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

I think the teachers really care about the students. There was one stand-out first grade teacher in particular. However due to the fact that our schools are always inadequately funded, classroom sizes inhibit the teachers from doing more. They have to contend with too wide a range of student abilities as well. I liked the diversity of student body. Our little boys tended to need extra help, though, and many to want to bully others. This took away from the academic environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

'Callaway is an excellent school. My son's kindergarten teacher worked with him one on one to make sure he was caught up with the rest of his class by the end of the school year. The principal and teachers are very much involved with the student's learning. I would highly recommend this school.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

This is not a vary good school. Unfortunately the principal and assistant principal have no tact and the teachers are not very good instructional leaders. It appears as if they are not interested in the learning ability of the studet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

This is the one of the worst schools in the clayton county school system. The prinicipal is the sorriest principal in the state of georgia. No leadership and lack of interest in her students. The school as a whole lacks professionalism from the principal to the teacherse.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

109 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

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

128 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 88% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
81%
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 82% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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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  • Marcus Phrenoy Fuller
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120 Oriole Dr
Jonesboro, GA 30238
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