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Chalker Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 812 students

 
 

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Posted October 17, 2013

Dedicated, organized, and responsive to parents, the teachers at Chalker at top notch! My oldest is in Forth grade, and all the teachers she has had have been excellent! She had some behavioral issues in Kindergarten and First grade, and she was tested, observed, and we had regular meetings until we were able to get her on track again. I never felt like my daughter, or I were being judged. There was only helpfulness, professionalism, and compassion from all Chalkers staff members. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

Warm, caring, and committed teachers and administrators make this a great school. They believe in high rigor and standards yet, create an open and inviting "home" for their student's and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

Chalker has excellent standards across all of the different areas of education. I have been extremely pleased with the learning, involvement and dedication to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

Chalker is one of the best schools out there! I loved everything about it. The teachers are defiantly dedicated to their jobs and helping the kids. The school offers many clubs, they go on field trips, and have lots of other fun activities. I recommend this school to anyone.


Posted October 13, 2009

Chalker is an amazing school! The administration is always available to the parents and its students. The teachers are dedicated and have a real love of what they do. There is a very involved PTA that works in tandem with the school staff to make sure Chalker is a top notch school. I couldn't have asked for a better school for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Chalker Elementary has caring and compassionate Teachers and Staff who want the best for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Our school has the best teachers, admin folks and parents who are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

We love Chalker E.S. because of its wonderful teachers, staff and families that care so much about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Our teachers, our administrators and our students are more like family then friends. It is a great place to go to school and to volunteer. I wouldn't have my kids go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I don't believe you could find a better school than Chalker Elementary. My grandson started kindergarten there and has just gone in to the fifth grade. We will be very sad to leave Chalker at the end of this school year.


Posted October 10, 2009

The teachers and administration is awesome. The kids come first!!! Chalker provides the children with exceptional teaching and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Chalker Elementary provides an environment much like a private school. The parent involvement and staff support is not to be matched by any other school. The children's best interests are always at the forefront of all who attend, parents, administration, teachers and counselors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

We have the most wonderful, compassionate, hardworking teachers who truly care about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Our school has the best teachers in Cobb County. Parent involvement is so wonderful and it makes our school truly outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Chalker Elementary is a rare gem among public schools. It fosters a caring environment in which students thrive and encourages parental involvement as a top priority. I would rate this as one of Cobb Counties top elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I think the best testament to Chalker is the fact that my kids love it so much. They have just really enjoyed attending there. All of the teachers, staff, and administrators are so wonderful. They are learning, but they are also having fun. And it is a wonderful environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Excellent teachers & administration-very positive learning environment. Teachers send their children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

One of the greatest art programs I've seen.


Posted April 23, 2009

The staff, counselors, teachers and students are all awesome at Chalker in Kennesaw, Ga. I highly recommend this school. I am eternally grateful for how the staff and teachers have helped my children who go there. Chalker rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

We've been thrilled with our daughter's experience at Chalker. We moved from another state in the middle of her school year. Her teacher Ms Guevera is excellent , nutruring and encouraging, all while maintaining high standards and an expectation for excellence. The administrative is open, supportive and accessible. Submitted by Atiya a parent
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

135 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 88% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

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 94% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
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
White 55% 44%
Black 18% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian 8% 3%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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325 N Booth Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (678) 494-7621

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