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Marietta Center For Advanced Academics

Charter | 3-5 | 271 students

 
 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted September 22, 2014

The MCAA curriculum is hands on! The teachers and administrators work hand in hand to make this the optimum learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2014

My child was part of the first 3rd grade at MCAA and is now a senior in high school. Many of the children in that first 3rd grade are in IB and advanced courses at MHS. They remain a close knit community; something that began at MCAA and carried forward through middle school and on up to high school. This school has dedicated teachers, students, and parents. Does this school require stamina? Yes! But it is worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2014

MCAA provides a stellar education. Gifted students are taught by amazing teachers. The administration is stellar. Everyone cares deeply about the students and parents. The close community the school fosters is unbelievable. We will be forever grateful for our experience with MCAA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2014

Not only is my daughter being challenged academically, she is loving every minute of it. I have no doubt that she will reach her maximum potential at MCAA. MCAA offers an independent school education at a public school price!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

love, love, love this school! My daughter thrived during her 2 years at MCAA with the appropriate guidance and enthusiasm from her teachers. Mrs. Throop was fabulous! she is truly dedicated to her students and it showed in her actions every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

This is an amazing school, that is the only word to describe it. The teachers are excellent and dedicated to each and every student and their needs. Administration is very responsive. My son has flourished in this school and I see a huge difference in how he feels about learning this year versus his previous year when he attended one of the top East Cobb schools. The curriculum just makes sense, he is not overloaded with homework, yet he is excited about learning and has learned so much in the past year. Technology utilization is wonderful! MCAA is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

My son was fortunate to get into the school at 3rd grade. This has been such an awesome experience that I wish this school could go all the way to 10th grade. The principal & all the teachers & staff are so dedicated, you can see it everyday. My child loves going to school everyday. Great job MCAA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

THE FIRST STEM CERTIFIED SCHOOL IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA! THE HIGHEST OVERALL TEST SCORES FROM 3RD-5TH GRADE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA! Need I say more? The students and the teachers at MCAA are incredible. With the diverse ethnic population amongst the student body, students get interaction with like-minded academic peers from all over the world. The teachers are well engaged with both parents and pupils, creating a cohesive arena for open, honest interaction. Most of the staff members are very friendly and are quick to address any needs or concerns. Our Principal, Mrs. Hernandez, has been very active in keeping MCAA on the cutting edge of technology and other learning avenues. The PTSA board seems to work well together and does a great job with all of the projects they have undertaken. I believe they even have 2 or 3 Dad's that serve on the board, which is almost unheard of. It is vital to our children that they see their Dad's taking the time to have an important role in their education and as parents we are happy to see them step up and take charge. While other incredible academic opportunities have been offered to our daughter, we couldn't imagine her being better off anywhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

MCAA is an amazing school!! We moved from Smyrna to the City of Marietta just to ensure our daughter had a spot!!! She is currently a 3rd grader and absolutely loves it!!! We came from a christian school where science wasn't a priority. My daughter has was in her first spelling bee, has read over 1 million words, has made the principals and A & B honor roll and won her class garden design project! The teachers are top notch and great nurturers too, shout out to Mrs. Finnegan and Mrs Kurtz.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

We LOVE this school!! The teachers really help to take your child to the next level of education. There are so many opportunities and whether it is reading or math/science, they will be challenged and we really needed that. Our child's favorite subject is reading/language arts and NOT math and the teacher's have really helped to make it enjoyable and excel in math/science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

MCAA is nothing short of amazing. The principal, teachers, and staff are top notch and truly care about the students. The word advanced is not just a mere adjective. It truly describes the level instruction being delivered. If your child is academically advanced, bored with traditional education, or has a love for Math, Science & Technology then this is the place for them to grow, excel and be challenged!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

We've been at MCAA for almost two years and are absolutely thrilled with the school. The teachers are fantastic. They challenge the kids but do not overwhelm them with excessive work. They do a lot of work on line and really follow through on the technology aspect of the curriculum. The teachers are also avaialble in the morning to assist the kids because sometimes homework is so different than what we learned as parents. The school is diverse and this is a great way and age to teach our children about acceptance of all people. The best thing I believe is that all the students are there by choice. Their parents have all made the specific decision to send the child there to learn. There is no bullying, no riff raff - it is simply a safe, caring and exceptional place to send your child to school. Also love the uniforms!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

My oldest is at MCAA and loves it. Some of these posts are funny... the Magnet program DOES continue thru Middle School. The 6th Grade Academy and the Middle School both have the SETM Magnet program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

I just ended my last year at mcaa, and i loved it. the teacher are awsome and i learned a lot. I miss MCAA
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2011

I attended Marietta Center For Advanced Academics(MCAA) a few years ago. I must say that the skills and lessons I have learned, and the friendships and memories I have made are priceless. I was sad when I had to move to a different continent after I had completed my time at MCAA but I was extremely grateful, I still am. I took photography classes before school and was an ambassador after and I loved every thing about it. MCAA is so special because it allows you to learn, while still having fun. The cultural curriculum is really nice and recess allows children to exercise. The school enjoys the book fair's presence every year and every year, the whole school goes on a camping trip to Rock Eagle. MCAA gave me many opportunities and I hope it will for you too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2011

We are just about to wrap up our first year here and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE MCAA!!!! My son comes home everyday excited about learning and this school has helped my child blossom in so many ways. It is challenging and rewarding. I wish it went on until the 12th grade because I am starting to have panic attacks myself wondering where my gifted child will go after 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

This is an amazing school. We are just finishing up our first year here and not a day has by that my son has not been excited about going to school. They expect a lot from their students and, in turn, the students are eager to deliver. The level of responsibility has been a struggle for my son but I have enjoyed watching him rise to meet the challenge. This is how school is meant to be! The staff and the teachers are wonderful. I look forward to many years with this school as the rest of my children move through the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

Outside of Montessori schools, this is the BEST school my daughter has EVER attended. This is her third and final year at MCAA and I am having panic attacks just wondering where she will go next year. I wish this school went through the 12th grade. All of the kids are smart, so no one has to feel like "the nerd". It's a FREE, MAGNET public school where all of the kids get their own laptop. What?!?!?! You can't beat that with a drumstick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

Parent for third year. Every city should host a school taking MCAA as their model. Only wish they had this environment for these kids up to high school. Gifted program, science lab for each grade from 3rd, tech fair, math fest, science olympiads, adv math classes, school clubs, school store and the list grows each year... Excellent principal, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

One of the best schools my child has ever attended! This has been our first yr at MCAA and I would say that I cud not have been more happier ! 3RD Grade has been just awesome for my son! Lot of challenging competitions- Spelling Bee, Math Fest, Science Olympiad, Aqua Tech et al. I really wish they had the Middle School at par with this 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 88% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

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

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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.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

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

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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.

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 36% 44%
Black 33% 37%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/A51%
Female 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Marietta, GA 30060
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