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Kennesaw Elementary School

Public | PK-2 | 829 students

 
 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Our daughter is now in 1st grade at Kennesaw Elementary she also attended Kindergarten there, so we have almost 2 years experience at this institution. I think it is rated lower than it should be personally. Our daughter has had very good experiences here educationally and personally. As a added bit of information one of my parents was involved in education for over 30 years (not cobb but within the state) she is now retired so I was around education my entire life and have seen a lot of examples. My daughter tested out at 98th+ percentile on all the testing and is now in gifted all her primary education has been here minus what she had in pre-K and of course at home. The teachers here are very involved with their students the teacher to student ration is good as well, they also have a secondary teacher in every class, whom I know is not given that title but adequately fills the roll and whom I see as very valuable as well. I am looking at properties and trying to stay here so my daughter can finish here. The Principal, vice Principal and all staff I have met are also very involved at this institution and I would give it an A+ all around personally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

This school sets the bar high and helps students achieve great things. The parents are engaged and tons of volunteers are present, and the teachers are first-rate. The PTSA offers many options to parents to support the earning process, and there is genuine concern for each child's development and well-being. The traffic problems are being addressed with new turn lanes from each direction; these are almost complete and should be ready for the new school year. Sadly, the principal is retiring and will be missed for her leadership and positive encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

This school is an excellent school! KES has exceeded my expectations in all areas! The teachers are all top notch and teach beyond the standards to challenge all of the students. The school has a very high level of parental involvement! The school provides many extracurricular activites for students to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

The academics are great at this school. My daughter was exposed to alot more than the some of the elementary schools on the southside of the district (after consulting with friends who lives in southern Cobb). The front office needs a complete makeover. They are definitely not people friendly at all. I've had to make a complaint about the service I received from the front office. The teachers are very nice though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

Agree with last post. Front office personnel not very customer sevice oriented/friendly. I could walk in and front office staff not even acknowledge me. Always had to interrupt their conversation for them to inquire what I needed. Shame, cause teachers and academic and overall school were great! Guess there's always some glitches...My future 3rd grader moving on...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

I spent many hours at this school as a parent volunteer. My two children attended this school for a total of 5 years, we had to switch to another secondary school for 3rd grade. The teachers my children had were excellent, absolutely loved them! Strong academics and wonderful personalities. In one instance had a problem with a teacher and principal was willing to listen to our grievances. The front office staff is very unapproachable and not friendly. Other than the rudeness of the front office, the entire school is a very pleasant place. Love all of the teachers. The specials teachers are amazing as well, my daughter was in chorus too. Miss the school however traffic outside the school is a huge mess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

The educators and parents really care about the foundation to their childrens' educations. It is a large K-2 school with a small town feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

I am a former student of KES and I am incredibly saddened to learn that they went to a PK-2 system. When I attended it went all the way up to 5th grade. I attended several elementary schools (Awtry for PK, Baker for KG, and after I left KES I attended 3 more) and I have to say that to this day I only maintain a strong affection for KES. I truly felt at home there-- properly supported, challenged, and appreciated. Absolutely hands down the BEST teachers, at least when I attended. My first and second grade teacher (she moved up with my class and was so utterly adored that most of the students asked to stay with her. I had severe reading issues when I came to her and by the end of second grade I was reading at a 7th grade level. Here's to you, Mrs. Warden.


Posted May 6, 2010

i have to say that i love this school and so does my daughter. she loved it in kindergarten and it hasn't changed throughout her 1st grade year. i will agree with the parent who wrote that the front office staff isn't approachable or very friendly but everything else including the principle, teachers, the lunchroom staff, and the janitors are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Teachers are fun and motivate the kids to do best! Very family oriented and family friendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

I LOVE KENNESAW ELEMENTARY! Everyone from the office staff to the teachers have treated me and my family with love and respect. They truely love my child and every child in the school. I will be sad when my child leaves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

Horrible. I do not like this school. The teachers are very clickish. I witnessed a teacher bring a child to the front office and the principal chastised that child right in the office with parents and office staff listening. That was just wrong. Most of the front office staff are not approachable. They are just phony!!! I have spoken to several parents who feel the same way. I can not wait for my daughter to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

My son is about to go into first grade at Kennesaw. He was there last year for Kindergarten and loved it! He has spent several days this summer literally crying to go back to school! He had Ms. Dispain & Mrs. Townsend were his teachers and both were fantastic! He had less than 20 kids in his class, which is a very low number and I was pleased w/ everything...especially the teacher/parent communication. It was a wonderful experience and we are so excited to start this new school year at KES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

My child went to kes, in 2005-2207. I love the schools and the teacher their. I also use to work in the asp, with the student and let me tell you, these kids are wonderful students and the asp staff is also wonderful. I moved to montgomery alabama in 2007. I don't like the school system here are the teachers. My husband is in the marines and we got transfer to here. I would give anything to go back to kennesaw. My kids love kennesaw and so do I.This is a great place tp live and a wonderful school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

We have had 2 children at KES & have had exceptional teachers with each of them. Mrs. Fenstermaker, Mrs. Chasteen & Mrs. Salinas ( now in administration) are outstanding professionals who truly love your child & challenge him/her. Both of our children loved KES. We did give Big Shanty a try for our oldest, however we knew within weeks we would be going to private school. The office staff at Big Shanty was terrific, the teachers were just not as caring or challenging as KES. Too bad. We were blessed to have had such a wonderful expereince at KES. Incidentally, this point of view comes from a person who was raised by 'teacher parents' & works in a private college prep school, so I think I have a pretty good baromoter for exceptional teaching
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Great School and great teachers!
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Posted September 23, 2008

KES is amazing. My daughter is in KG and has 12 kids in her class with 2 techers. You don't find that kind of balance even at a private school. My daughter's teacher is very warm and friendly. The kids love her. I am glad to be at KES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

The quality of teachers at Kennesaw Elementary is outstanding. They go above and beyond, day in and day out.This is a K-2 school only and everything is geared to that age range. The Media Center program is amazing and the 'Specialists' (PE, Art, Music, Spanish, and Computer technology) provide exciting and challenging instruction for the young ones. The PTSA is heavily involved and helps provide extra benefits for the students, staff, and the community. Ask anyone in the surrounding area what they know about this school and you will hear a plethora of positive comments and you will know why they have such an outstanding reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

What a wonderful school Kennesaw Elementary is! The administration works hard to keep the staff informed and educated on the latest teaching methods. My son is very happy to go to school and is motivated by his excellent teachers. Your family will not be disappointed with this gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

KES is a wonderful place to learn. My husband and I have had children enrolled at KES the past four years. The teachers are wonderful. We have found that the teachers at KES work diligently to differentiate instruction to meet all needs. Our children are learning the required standards, but are also being challenged! The administrative team is approachable and supportive. The school culture is positive and uplifting. We really do love KES.
—Submitted by a parent


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

298 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

299 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

298 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

270 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

270 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

270 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 44%
Black 19% 37%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3155 Jiles Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (678) 594-8172

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