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Flat Rock Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1132 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

They doing great with the kids I like how they communicate with us let us know what's going with the kids in the classroom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

I love this school. It is crowded, and maybe they should rezone to help with that, but that isn't the schools issue. It's a county issue. My children attended last year and we were truly blessed. By well equipped teachers who knew how to handle the crowd, while maintaining the teaching. There we some teachers who yelled at the students a bit much and obviously need to be retrained, but for the most part this is a GREAT school. If your child wants to learn, they can. It's just not up to the teachers entirely. It starts @ home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2012

the school has some pretty good teachers who seem to really care about the kids, but there are major discipline problems at that school. How can a child be in a comfortable learning environment with an overcrowded classroom on top of the discipline problems! My child's teacher is doing the best she can but is not getting support from the principal. Administration needs to step up and do something about the discipline and organization problems in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

I have been a parent at Flat Rock since its inception in 2007. The school has been through many changes, particularly the change in leadership. I am very involved and my children have always done well. I communicate with their teachers when there are problems and just general feedback. I applaude the staff for staying motivated and determined admist the many changes, large class sizes, and sometimes lack of parent support. I feel a school is only as good as the parental invovlement. The teachers can't do it alone. I have fought for this school to stay in our neighborhood and I believe that we are finally turning the corner to have success. I would recommend this school and encourage any parent to get invovled so that Flat Rock can be a high achievers school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

If you care about your child then dont send them here. Its no wonders we are having the problems today in Georgia. Seems like teachers nowadays are doing it for a paycheck. I pray to God my child completes the school with confindentley know her studies. As I see it for this year the Teachers are lazy. Some of these may want to think about taking a refresher course in children studies and learn some better techniques. I dont care if your educated, its how you use it. I'm definatley starting to wonder if the state of Georgia it self has a education problem. So sad to see a state full of prosperous black people amongst so many irgnorant educators. God be with our children for the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

This school is way too crowded. There are some great teachers there and they do the best they can but there are too many kids, too many behavior problems and too many discipline issues. Students get away with a LOT and it is totally unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

Don't be fooled by its outer appearance. This is overcrowed (1200+ kids) with facilities barely used as there are too many kids and not enough staff. Administration needs work even after replacing the former principal. Discipline is non exsistant here. My child will be in private scholl next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

My son is a rising 2nd grader @ Flat Rock. He has atteneded Flat Rock every since he was in kindergarden. My son has scored extremely high on all mandatory test and was awarded the President's Education Award in Outstanding Academic Excellence signed by President Obama. Flat Rock Elm., has greatly contributed to his academic success! My partnership with Flat Rock extends beyond education. Flat Rock Elm.; is our extended family. Dr. Wright along with the amazing,Teachers and Staff know my son by name-this gives my son confidence and security. What a great school!--- Ms. Massey
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

My children attending Flat Rock 2008-2009 and I was very pleased with this school. The administrators are very helpful, and the environment is very family oriented. The principal knew my children by name, and now that we are at a different school, I am considering moving back to this area so that my children can go back to Flat Rock next year. We miss you Flat Rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This is our first year attending Flat Rock and so far so good. The teachers, administrators and office staff are very welcoming. I feel like I am welcomed every time I step foot in Flat Rock which is a huge improvement from the way I felt when I entered Bouie elementary (the last school my children attended). The scores are not great but scores are not everything. I want my children to be somewhere where they can be nurtured and encrouaged and challenged, not just pushed around like cattle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

I am very disappointed in this school. It s disorganized and the test scores speak for themselves. I believe there is too much emphasizes on the wrong issues. One example is the attention to Greek affiliation. I believe it is too early for kids that age to be exposed to something that they will decide to be a part of in college (if they end up going to college). I graduated from college and I know that this is a choice that is not for everyone. But the bottom line is they can t even make that choice if are children are not passing the tests with decent scores. This is just one of the issues I have noticed there are others, but this will be the last year my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

My sons attended this school last year (2007-2008) and because it was the first year the school was open, there were a some good things and some bad things. The students do wear uniforms, which I like, but the school is very big, in terms of students, over 1000! If you are an involved parent, the school is great. But if you aren't, there is no way the teachers will know who your kid is, or the staff as a whole, as there are just too many students. The school has a lot to work out, and I hope to see some improvements.
—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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

174 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

174 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

183 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

183 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
59%
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

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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 99% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ledra Jackson

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4603 Evans Mill Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone: (678) 875-3202

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