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Arcado Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 5, 2011

i love Arcado . Love Taylor Scott . i was there in 2nd , 3rd, 4th grade , im going back to visit im in 8th NOW 2010 - 2011 . !


Posted October 6, 2011

I have 3 children who attend Arcado and have been extremely impressed. The teachers are impassioned and dedicated and really go the extra mile in making education fun and effective. I think the new principal (now in her 2nd year) is wonderful. Perhaps last year she was still learning the ropes, but earlier this year I brought an issue to her attention which she managed with care and compassion and it was effectively resolved. I have very high hopes for her continued leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

My child had a terrible experience at Arcado Elem. I withdrew her and Homeschooled her because of the trauma she experienced at the hand of a screaming 2nd grade teacher. The principal never called me or helped me resolve the problem. He allowed his secretary to try to resolve the problem because he and the counselors were in meetings at the School Board. The registrar and other front office staff were cruel and disinterested in the well-being of my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

Our children began their school years here and it was once an outstanding school until the new principal arrived this year. I agree that the front office staff is not the friendly, customer service oriented, student centered environment it us to be with the previous Principal. The school is slowly declining.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

My daughter entered Arcado in the 3rd grade. Her teacher was awesome! She stayed in contact with me and encouraged my daughter to exceed all expectations! She is caring and effective! Hopefully, the new principal will improve the customer service in the front office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

The parents are so involved and the PTA has almost 100% participation. They have meetings many mornings that parents are invited to share concerns and make requests. The children love the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

My son has gone to Arcado for the past 5 years and I must say this school is AMAZING! I absolutely love it and my son does also. The faculty and staff are wonderful and are always very willing to help anyway they possibly can. The diversity of the school is one of the reasons I love this school. Everyone really does care about the students and want to see them succeed. ARCADO IS GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

My Godson just started at Arcado in January and was welcomed with open arms and understanding. As a retired middle school principal, I was extremely impresses by the resources available and the quality and expectations of student performance. My Godson may have the best teacher, Ms Petronaci, that I have ever observed in 30+ years in the educational system. We are looking forward to the nest two years at Arcado.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

We have two grandaughters at this school. We visited on & off for a week. We were impressed with the amount of resources available, especially the books, computers, and extra activities. Our daughter works there and has raved about the new principal. She tells us that he's in his 2nd year there & has made huge gains in teacher & administration relationships, student discipline, and stresses respect from everyone for everyone. Our grandaughters love the school & their teachers. The only draw back we saw were the resources that are pulled away from the majority of the student body to help the minority of the student body. It's too bad the system doesn't require parents to resolve parenting problems for students with discipline problems and or require non-English speaking parents to take ESOL classes for their child to be enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

Arcado has a lot of parental involvement and a lot of activities for students to participate in. Although these are great aspects of a great school, one must look beyond those. Arcado does have teachers that should not be teaching. All children can learn. Just because children do not learn the way you have presented a standard does not mean they need special help or CAN'T do the work. Nor does it mean that grade is too hard. Maybe it means the teacher should look at the way she/he has presented the materials.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

I have three daughters and currently my youngest one is attending Arcado. It has been a great school and since my oldest had learning disablities and can say first hand how great the school is. Of course, we have experienced a few teachers that should not be teaching, but you will find that in any school. I do find that since we have gotten a new principle the standards are getting much higher. As far as the library not having enough books? I think they were not in Arcado's Library because it is full of books and there is not only computers in the Library but computer labs as well. There are plenty of computers around for all, besides how much computer time does a elementary student really need?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

FIVE STAR............Nuff Said!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I chose Arcado because of the diversity among the studnets. Unfortunately, it is not as embraced as they would like for parents who are interested in that area to think. I have not yet felt the warmth of a genuinely loving and caring staff toward all the students and parents. From my experiences the staff seems to be very narrow minded. Being positive does not seem to exsist. I have yet to be greeted by staff I have passed in the halls. My expectations are very high for educators and unfortunately they have not met them. As a teacher one should make sure students continue to make gains. There is no excuse for that not to happen. The media center has limited books to choose from. Computers are limited. The computer lab is first dibs. Maybe assigned day and time would work better. I wish I could write more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

This school is incredible. The involvement not only in the learning/teaching capability but as well the individual involvement creating a wonderful atmosphere for the kids is terrific! This school is really a terrific place for children to grow in all aspects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Arcado Elementary is dedicated to providing all students with a first class education. The staff sees the potential in every child and focuses in on that. Parental involvement is wonderful! The parents care about the school. The diversity of the student body is celebrated and embraced. It is a wonderful school.
—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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

189 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

188 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

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 94% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 3%
White 24% 44%
Hispanic 23% 12%
Black 22% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5150 Arcado Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 925-2100

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