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Mountain Park Elementary School

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5 stars

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2011:
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21 reviews of this school


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Posted May 7, 2014

Although this is our first year here, having almost completed kindergarten, I think this school is fantastic!! I am very happy my daughter goes here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

We have a great new principal! Going to see some good changes come to the school. Seeing parent involvement improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My oldest just started Kindergarten this year and so far I've been impressed with how much she's learned, how happy she is to learn and the organization of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

An excellent school with solid students, teachers, and parents; I am proud to have my children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

We were questioning our decision to enroll our kids in MPE because of the rating but we decided to anyway and have been thrilled with the outcome. The small class sizes and less strict atmosphere has helped my children excel because now they LIKE to go to school. They were unhappy where they attended prior to MPE and when I asked my 4th Grader why she was getting good grades consistently now verses some of the time at her old school she said, "Because I'm allowed to have fun!". They still do well on all the standardized test scores, too so it's a win-win for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

Mountain Park Elementary has been a wonderful environment for my son attain his early childhood education in. We transferred here from another Lilburn School, and love it much more than the other one. They have many great happenings to help support the school and increase parent involvement throughout the year. My son has really enjoyed his 1st grade year, and is looking forward to 2nd grade. They have a FunRun fundraiser that he really enjoyed, and he went on a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium last year. This has been a very positive and cooperative environment for us to be involved in! The front desk lady is also very sweet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

I know you shouldn't judge a school only by ranking points, but what is going on with MPES, Gwinnett. When I first moved into the district it was ranked at 189, that was in the 2007-08 school year. Now we are ranked at 410, an increase from 429 from last year. I hope our ranking continue to go up. We need to support the PTA to get MPES back on top. Schools like Arcado, a great school, who used to have a lower rank than MPES, now ranks higher. I wonder what they have changed/done to turn around that we aren't doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

Absolutely fabulous. Ms. Gadd is excellent and my daughter loves going to school and loves learning. Many teachers know my daughter by name and I am completely confident in the education that she is getting at MPES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

I have a 5 yr old that wakes me up every morning so that he can make it to school ontime. We love MPE. The staff is excellent. My son's teacher Ms. Fusi is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They are so awesome! The school is really small and cozy and they treat the kids like family. They are so sweet and wonderful. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Huge concern on each individual student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

We moved into Mtn Park's district 1 year ago and we couldn't be happier. My 3rd grader loves his school. The teachers are helpful and responsive and the parents are very involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

This is an awesome school! But their website is the worst. You can not email staff through the website as you can with most Gwinnett County Schools and you can not find out what is going on in the school! My son has been there for 3 years and with the exception of one teacher we have loved it and the AP took care of the problem right away. But I wish I felt more connected through the web.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

I have 2 children at this school and have been pleased with the school and especially the academic curriculum. The teachers have been very helpful in providing that extra help when needed. The faculty and staff have developed additional resources like the math club to help those students master those skills. I am very impressed by the way the teachers develop the students' writing skills by having the students write and illustrate their own book which is then presented during their 'Publishing Party'. The school offers many other programs, such as music, art, literacy, computer lab, gifted, as well as after school programs. There is a strong PTA present which supports the school in those areas not funded by Gwinnett County, such as the accelerated reader program which develops literacy and comprehension skills, and the Everyday Math program which has been rolled out to all grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2006

We transferred here from Cobb County. I think the morning greeters are fine...every morning I drive my daughter to school. Every morning we get a 'Good morning!' with a big smile. The teachers and faculty are wonderful, very caring and welcoming. We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

I would like to agree with the other parent regarding the teachers that get the kids out the cars. I think they need to greet with a nice smile and say hello or good morning to the parents and kids. But over all I like the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

My child transfered into this school from another district, and we were warmly welcomed. However, my child is behind and needs more help and support to catch up. Overall we are pleased with the staff and extra programs here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

Everything, except one thing, seems to be way above average - and for that I am extremely grateful for the individuals who make this school ROCK. As for the other thing - I am a customer service junkie, and am amazed at how unsmiling and unhappy the greeters at this school are. About 75% of the car rider monitors are about as friendly as a dead toad, and that is what they are expressing in their 'greeting the kids' mode - Their leader (the principal) needs to hold them accountable and somehow challenge them to either get happy, or leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

I am a parent and this school is a very good school with an excellent administrative staff and overall very good and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

The school needs to work better with the parents when they try to get extra help for their children!
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
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 45% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 Pounds Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 921-2224

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