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Youth Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 758 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

Let the record speak for itself. Youth Elementary always rates among the top schools in standardized tests. People move into the district from other areas so that their children can attend Youth. Many schools have high turn over among staff, but at Youth people rarely leave. Staff from other schools are waiting in line to get a chance to transfer to Youth. Many staff members have their children at Youth, not just out of convenience, but because they see for themselves what excellent teachers there are. The administrative staff does address parent concerns in as timely manner as possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2013

I concur with the last review. The office staff is RUDE as well as the after school care staff. They are unfriendly, look like they HATE their jobs and the principal is lazy and uncaring. I reached out to her regarding my son being very unhappy with his class this year with legitimate reasons and she sent me a very aloof email and dodged my concerns to meet with her. The front office staff is VERY cold and uninviting and act as if you are "bothering" them instead of being helpful and doing their jobs. My daughter's friend has come home with lice on many occasions without the teacher even notifying her that they had an entire classroom lice check!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Youth elementary is the most horrible school we have been too . The teachers are some what ok and the office staff is rude rude rude !!! If ur looking for a friendly school then DONT go to youth elementary school !! They should maybe check into a new office staff and maybe some would be happy to put their child there !! Never in my life been so disgusted with a school .....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

We have had 2 children go thru YES and another one is still there and we would not had it any other way. All of our kids excel in their grades and scores, which is great testimony to the dedication of the teachers and staff. The teachers are exceptional and really care about each one of their students. They are always available thru email and answer any questions we have about class room assignments. The school administration is world class and know the parents and students by name and often know what the kids are apart of in the community. The parents are extremely involved and often are at the school helping in any way they can. The are even extra activities for the kids such as acrhery (placed several times in the state competition) and Early Birds program for kids to be apart prior to school that really helps with character building (not school or county funded) but funded by the teachers themselves. Truely world class......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

I was nervous to transfer here from a school we were very happy with. I could never have dreamed that YES would exceed all of my expectations. Both of my children have had a great experience, wonderful teachers, caring staff. The principal is involved in everything, always with the students and knows many by name. Awesome parent involvement and I always feel welcome there. Budget cuts and tough economy has led to loss of field trips in many public schools. Extracurricular activites are present but as far as sports, that doesn't happen in elementary schools here, there is a rec department through the county for that. I am a very particular parent and cannot think of a single complaint about this wonderful school. I work full-time and still would find it hard to NOT be involved in my children's education. The staff does a great job of keeping parents in the loop, excellent communication to parents and plenty of options to be there fo your child around any schedule! Great job Youth!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

My child just finished the 3rd grade and we love Youth. The principle and teachers really care for the students. They are there for parents also. I cannot say anything negative about them. I am excited for my youngest child who will start K this year, to have the wonderful education that my oldest has. They encourge parents to get involved everyday and we are always in the know of whats going on. Thank you Youth for being the school I have always wanted my kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

My son has just finished 5th grade. He was at the school from 1st -5th grade and he has had a great experience. The teachers are nuturing. He is prepared for middle school and I am very happy with our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

We relocated from out of state nearly two years ago. We completed a great deal of research on schools prior to purchasing our first home. YES had exceeded my expectations as a parent. Hands down this has been the best school my children have gone to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2011

The high ratings below need some balance. YES for Youth? NO!!! Unless you grew up here or enjoy small minded politics, move to a different area of Loganville. The parents were uninvolved, the PTO was a nightmare of wanna be high society women, and the principals were clueless and could care less about community or individual student needs. Everyone was out for themselves here. The staff seemed exhausted and unfriendly, with the exception of one or two teachers, who should go work elsewhere. At Youth our favorite part of the day was 3:20 (time to go home).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

I have never seen a school so intune with the needs of the students. The teachers, and staff are wounderful and caring. This is the most incredible school ever. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

Great school! Teachers are wonderful. Lunch staff very nice. Most of the front office staff are great. One lady not to friendly to see or talk to. She never smiles and seems very unhappy. Media Center staff are friendly and helpful. All in all we are very happy with YES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

I have 2 kids at this school 1 in 4th and 1 in 1st, and another child starting k next year. So we have been here 5 years now ! This school is just great.. I am very happy with all the staff, the teachers are great! both girls are in focus and they offer a great girfted program.. I just can't say enough.. it's realy hard to find a school this GREAT in GA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

The Teachers are awsome. Everyone has a positive attitude. The teachers and staff are caring and pay close attention to the students and their needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

This is a school that is a step above the rest. The staff are loving and always there to help. The teachers are some of the best in the state. They run the school in an orderly manner with possitive effect on the students. As you can tell by our wonderful test scores. Thank You to the staff of excelence, at Youth Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

This was the absolute best school in which I ever taught! The teachers were fabulous, the parents super, and the students wonderful. Teachers were supplied with every conceivable material we needed to educate our students effectively. Parents were very involved and supportive. Teachers enjoyed a great comraderie and collaborative effort. I cried when I had to move out of state, and have sincerely missed YES; no other school compares!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2008

I was reding some reviews that I feel have inaccurate feedback. YES does have an acdemic awards night. Also, my child is in first grade and has been on two field trips already this year. I think that the few negative reviews make generalizations based on 1 teacher. We all know that every teacher will not match up with every student. Hang in there though. Youth has plenty of good ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

I would like to know the children are getting to go on field trips and exspand the ways of learning. Unfortunatly at YES the children rarely get to exsperience such as that! EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IS not offered here as they are at many other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

The school in general is great BUT there's no recognition of achievements made by the students. No honors day awards or anything like that. Field trips and exciting activities geared toward the children do not exist. They should have somthing to look forward to other than Bingo nights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

My daughter transferred to YES from LPS for the 2004-05 year. She is in first grade. In the beginning I was concerned she was going to have a male teacher but Mr. R is the BEST ever! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

My son is in kindergarten at Youth and he is doing fantastic. He has ADHD and his teachers have been extremely helpful in making his first year of 'big school' a wonderful exprience. All the administrators and faculty seem always willing to help in any way they can. Thanks to the staff at Youth, my son looks forward to school every day.
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

115 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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

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 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%

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

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 85% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Denise Cobb
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  • (770) 466-7069

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4009 Center Hill Church Rd
Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: (770) 554-0172

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