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Fairyland Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted December 31, 2009

My children have attended this school for a total of six years now. We started at Pre-school and the oldest is now in grade 4. I am pleased with all areas of the school but hold special accalades for the special ed dept. One of our children has ADD (not ADHD) and the school system has bent over backwards in creating an invironment for his learning needs including encouragment and praise beyond belief. His attitude towards academics are positive mainly because of the faculty and staff at Fairyland. He continues to be successful and pass all state required tests with high marks. Thanks to FES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

A wonderful community. This school would benefit from real leadership. Principal is very inadequate. Has no control over one of her teachers who has been allowed to do as she pleases for years. This is a real statement for why we should never allow tenure. Teachers that are doing a good job should not need the protection of tenure. What a shame that two people could drag down a whole school. There have been many parents pull their children out of this environment. With the many great parents and PTO involvement it is truly a sad situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

In the decision of public vs. private, there s no question. Fairyland is such a fine community school, that there is no reason to look elsewhere. While the school is by no means perfect, it boasts strong faculty members, who for the most part have no agenda other than providing a top quality and caring education. The PTO is very involved raising funds for programs not supported by the State of Georgia or Walker County. Through its efforts, the school has a full-time art teacher. Currently, the school s weaknesses include its music and foreign language programs; it has neither. Additionally, at some levels there is a lack understanding of the very real importance the arts play in a child s overall education. While these weaknesses are real and do need to be addressed, the overall quality of the school is very good and our family is very pleased with the education provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

Fairyland Elementary School provides a nurturing and happy environment for students! A variety of personalities and teaching styles exist on the faculty, giving the sudents many learning opportunities. As in every school, there are students' and parents' favorite teachers, but you really can't go wrong in any grade- they all seem to truly have the childrens' best interests at heart. The PTO is active and productive, raising funds for supplimentary classes not provided by the state/county. The school/PTO provide excellent art, PE and computer classes. As of now there is no music (although techers incorporate music in the classroom and performances) or foreign language class. The media center and computer lab are updated and student friendly. Fairyland has a Pre-K program with the most competent and enthusiastic teachers around! We have/have had three students at Fairyland, and we continue to sing the praises of the 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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
71%

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

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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
White 97% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
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