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Magill Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 25, 2014

Excellent schools and great teachers. My two kids enjoy the school a lot. I feel so safe that my kids attend Magill Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2014

My kids have gone to this school for four years. The staff are friendly and firm with the kids, without being too strict. The teachers are experienced with many years of teaching. Test scores aren't their first priority. They believe in teaching respect, social order, and treating others kindly. Many kids here are learning English as their second language and so there isn't as much parental involvement in homework, which may translate into lower test scores as well. Overall the kids are positive about their experience and have made lots of great friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

Teachers are very good , less of a strong p t a than hoped Teachers care. Test scores may not reflect best of students. Overall good school. I think better than an "5" more like 7 or 8! Front staff nice. Sadly some major staff turn over, but new staff seem nice and willing to go extra mile to help kids. My. Child has been there k,1 and now 2 no , overall we are very pleased. Parent portal and staff communication is good too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

This is an excellent school. I can't understand how the rating is only a 6 out of 10. I recently moved from out of state and had to stay with a family member while I was in search for a home. I was a little disappointed when I saw that the zoned school was a 6. We moved from an area where the school was a 9 out of 10. I didn't want my children's education to suffer. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. The teachers here are excellent. Constantly pushing the children to learn more. My second grader loves his teacher. My other child is in Kindergarten and his teacher gives individualized homework based on the child which is great. Her goal is to get every child to at least the standard but if they can do more why not push them to the next level. The office staff is so friendly. Students are well behaved. I mean, what more can you ask for. A safe and friendly environment that provides the type of education that I've seen at higher rated schools. Magill has made an excellent first impression on the school system that I've seen down here in GA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Both of grandchildren have attended Magill since they started public school. The oldest is finishing the 4th grade and the youngest is finishing the 2nd grade. They both are in the Focus program. We are thrilled with the all of the teachers they've had! Ms. McIlvaine and Ms. Jennings and they are both top notch! The Focus teachers are great as well! We will be moving out of state over the summer but I want to be sure to say thanks for the great experiences they've both had at Magill!


Posted January 11, 2010

My daughter currently attend Magill and I love Mrs. Riley. She makes sure all of her students achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

My children have attended Magill for four years and every year have had excellent teachers. This year Magill got a new principal and assistant principal. Ms. Collins and Ms. Kana have really provided an improved atmosphere to the shool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I love this school! My son has attended Magill since 1st grade and is now in the 4th, he loves this school as well. Every teacher he has had has been exceptional, caring, educated and positive. I only hope for that to continue his remainder time at Magill. Although the previous principal was not as effective with the parents I do hope the changes made will only be better for the school and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

This was my sons first year at Magill. I found the school to be excellent in meeting his special needs as an autistic child. I thank Mrs. Rudolph and her team for working hard with him. I saw many positive changes in him that I never saw before. This was also the first year that he loved school. Again, thanks Magill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My child has been at Magill since kindergaten. What once was a school of excellence has gone down hill due to overcrowded classrooms and teachers stretched so thin they don't have time for one on one with students. The rules change daily, students are confused and stressed. Their only focus is test scores and not the individual needs of students. Parental concerns often go unaddressed for weeks. The admin staff is too busy to get to know students and parents on a personal level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

My son is going in to the 4th grade and has attended Magill since 1st. I LOVE this school, the teachers are great and the enviornment is good as well. No school is perfect but I think Magill is one school I'm proud to say my son attends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

I Love this school!!! The teachers are wonderful, the principals and staff are friendly and helpful and we are always welcome at the school. I am a room mom and it has been a great experience for my 3 children. The education they recieve is great. My kids love the extra curricualr activities that many elementary schools just don not offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

My daughter has attended Magill for four years. We have seen many changes occur in this time. Some of these changes have been for the good and some not so good. I feel that Magill has always been a bit too large to really have a complete handle with children at this age. With the opening of Rosebud I thought the relief would be good but we only lost 400 students so I see the number of students increasing back quickly and the need for trailers becoming a need in the next year or two again. We have experienced greatness in teaching and laziness and no concern which I believe you will find in every profession. This year we got lucky and our daughters teacher is wonderful. The PTA is great and there are always events to keep the parents and children involved which is a plus!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

My daughter is in the 3rd grade at magill and is doing great. The teachers are great, parents are very involved and this is a plus for the school, school is very organised and safety is a must for this school. My daughter did exceptionally well on the crtc so magill must be doing things right. This is the school to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

My son was in Kindergarten this past year at Magill and I loved his teacher. However, I was unhappy that in the spring he had a substitute for about 7 weeks while his regular teacher recovered from surgery. I don't know the circumstances surrounding this, but I have been involved in other schools and it's my experience that the school normally hires a qualified educator if the regular teacher is going to be out for an extended period of time. That's really my only complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

The school cram packs there agendas so tight ..that if your child needs help in an area ..they believe they should be put into a 'special'group for help.The teachers don't have time for 1 on 1 help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

I have only my own elementary education with which to compare Magill. Magill has a strong PTA which helps the teachers and educatin. As with any school you will find good teachers and the 'not-so-good' teachers. We have had both. I wish I could name them here. Also, as with any school parents encounter 'political' problems with creative teachers and curriculum issues. Many teachers who want to teach outside the box need approval before proceeding (this limits the spectrum of creativity). The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. Safety is a priority at this school. Counselors are constantly visiting classrooms to discuss age-appropriate issues and hold 'small groups' to help students with things from organizational skills to family changes. Magill has decreased in size this year, and with a new school opening next fall, I believe Magill will finally become an appropriately-sized school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

This was my child's last year at Magill and by far her best. She had the most wonderful teachers and has learned things that will help her throughout her school years. The staff was wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

I've been very impressed with the organizational efforts of Magill Elementary. I find that teachers and staff members are responsive and caring. It is very easy to communicate with staff by daily emails; concerning the academic development of my children. My only concern is that the children have spelling words that are based on the most used sight words in the English language. As a parent, I'd like to see my child challenged with better vocabulary and spelling words; which would increase their knowledge and speech abilities. Perhaps the use of good ole fashion spelling bees in combination with healthy team competition and class oriented rewards could help spark their brain plugs?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I have two children at this school and the experience has been wonderful! Sure, the community is growing, but it creates a more diverse atmosphere for the kids to grow socially as well as intellectually. Wonderful caring teachers here!
—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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

241 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

242 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

205 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

206 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

205 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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

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 94% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
92%
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 41% 37%
White 31% 44%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Loganville, GA 30052
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