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Simonton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 819 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2004

I am excited that they are opening Winn Holt this fall to relieve Simonton. It was overcrowded and the carpool lane was awful. There were too many trailers. But, the teachers are great, on the ball, and are great about using e-mail and calling to keep in touch about the children's progress. We were sad that our teacher was leaving this year and not able to loop with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

When my kids started there 3 years ago the school was fine. They had no trailers. They need to build another school and completely rework the layout of the school. The school was not designed to handle as many kids as they have. The teachers seems fine but somewhat overwhelmed. At the last parent teacher conference in my sons class only half the parents showed up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

Overcrowding is certainly an understatement. The problem also lies in teachers having to devote more attention to non-english speaking children. Children who want to succeed and enjoy school do not get the attention/strokes they need to continue. Safety is also a huge concern with so many trailers, fire safety, accessibility to the public. This school has changed drastically in the past 3 years. It used to be an excellent school with top notch teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The opening of the new school will relieve overcrowding and eliminate 20 of the 53 trailers, however the present issue is there is not adequate security NOW for our children in these trailers, no fences to keep predators out - human or animal. The teachers are great, but I'm not fond of the principal who never makes herself available and never returns phone calls or emails or messages. Thankfully, she is leaving to go to another school, and several students will leave to go to the newer school as well, so Simonton will have a real chance next year to turn out some super kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

Over crowding is not at issue. The school is just larger than many parents are used too. Other Gwinett schools have 5000 students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2003

The teachers are outstanding. They are some of the best teachers in the profession. Leadership is uniform and very concerned about curriculum. They leave no child behind! Only problem is with the over crowding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school has 50 trailors and is very over crowed! Some kids dont' eat lunch until 45-60 minutes before school gets out! My children have had wonderful teachers at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2003

As stated in the earlier comments, Simonton has way too many children attending this school. The car rider line is out of control in the morning and afternoon. I truly believe the teachers care about the students but the students who struggle are left behind to the students who do not speak english.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2003

This school has almost 2000 students and is very overcrowded. There are a lot of security issues with a school with this many students. The teachers are good which is a plus.


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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

202 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

202 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

English Language Arts

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

219 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

219 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

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
Black 41% 37%
Hispanic 28% 12%
White 19% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chandra Young
Fax number
  • (770) 682-4197

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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275 Simonton Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: (770) 513-6637

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