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Minor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1092 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

My daughter just started this school and I a see thst she is comfortable with the environment, lives her teacher and her new classmates. Teaching methods have really made a difference by adding to home education and now she reads at level 2 for a kindergartener and she is learning foundations of science and math. The only thing I think the school needs to improve in is giving the parents and students a fixed idea on what tgey study daily, weekky or monthly. So far, I am impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

My son has just started this school and from what I can see, this is a Top Notch school with excellent teachers. I am looking forward to my son's continued success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

My daughter is in 1st grade and went to Minor for 4 months. She is now at another school and in only 2 months improved on her reading, math, spelling, and social skills. Her teacher Mrs. K... was mean and uncaring. To this day she still cries about how Mrs. K treated her. Most the of staff mean as well. Some teachers were nice, but most of the staff were very unpleasant. On different occasions I seen the teachers belittling the students. I'm very thankful to be at another school with more parent involvement and welcoming staff. Seeing my children excel in such a short amount of time at another school has made me write this review, because I didn't know why my kids were sad and why they weren't improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2012

My son is in second grade and doing excellent at Minor. He has been here since K and loves going there. I have volunteered at the school whenever possible and have enjoyed watching the student and teacher interaction. There is a definite level of respect on both parts and the students have a genuine enthusiasm for learning. My son's second grade teacher, Mrs. Consta... (not allowed to say her name here) is PHENOMENAL! I have lterally seen my son grow leaps and bounds in her class and the first half of the year is not even finished. I commend her. That said, my only 'gripe' is that some of the staff and faculty (not my son's teachers) have been difficult to work with. I know every job has a big mixture of personalities, but there are a few here that need real people skills. Parent participation and involvement is minimal at best at Minor, so the ones that make it hard on volunteering parents should definitely refocus and become more considerate of the us. Remember, we are here to help. On a positive end note, I must say that when my son enetered K in 2009 the Greatschools ranking was a 4. Now it is a 7! This IS a greatschool!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

My kids have been attending Minor since Kindergarten. Now my oldest is moving up to Berkmar Middle and I know he's going to miss Minor. It's been his home for the last 6 years. He has had fantastic teachers year after year. He's made friends there. It's been great to see him grow. My youngest is in 1st grade and I'm pleased to see her off to the same great start her brother had. The teachers at Minor have done an exceptional job of treating every child with love and respect while pushing and challenging them. The PTA meetings are filled with involved parents. Special event nights at Minor are always well attended by not only students and families but by supportive residents of the surrounding community. What more can you want?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

My son is a kindergartner at Minor Elementary. He is challenged academically on a daily basis. He has been identified as a high achiever and his teacher has developed a high level curriculum to meet his needs. I am very pleased with the teachers and staff. Many of the teachers at Minor hold masters degrees in education. I think this speaks volumes about their committment to education. The principal at Minor is awesome. She is always willing to listen to any concerns and she is a true problem solver. Unfortunately, Minor did experience some problems in the past. This is related to the in flux of non-english speaking students. The principal has staffed her team with well qualified personnel who are able to handle the challenges which they have been presented with. I am so pleased that Minor is no longer on the 'needs improvement list.' I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

The school was awarded an excellence rating several years ago. Since then, the school has been on the Worst school list for three years now. In fact, they are now required to pay for tutoring to children who failed. I moved just to get my daughter into a better school. The teachers do not respond to parent concerns until the principal is contacted or even the school board representative for the district. My advice to anyone considering this school or even currently enrolled to view the 'Accountability Report' provided by Gwinnett County. You will be shocked to see how 'poor' of a school this really has become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2003

Minor Elementary won an award for excellence, and I see why. This is one of the best schools I've seen, and I'm so glad my son is attending this great school. Everyone from the Principal, to the teachers to the staff in the front office realize and show that they are their for the children. As excellent and qualified as everyone on staff is, they leave their egos at the door and actually serve the children. More schools should follow their lead. Minor Elementary is truly a Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

223 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

222 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 85% in 2010.

210 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

211 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

210 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
87%
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
Hispanic 50% 12%
Black 25% 37%
Asian 16% 3%
White 5% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Christina Wimmer
Fax number
  • (770) 931-7056

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Lilburn, GA 30047
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