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Powers Ferry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 491 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2014

Powers Ferry is great! I moved from out of town and had some people say some cosmetic things about Powers Ferry, so I checked some other schools out first. The welcome and love my child and I received there was uncomparible. The faculty and staff are amazing. There is always something going on and the PARENTS ARE ACTUALLY INVOVLED!. We have been there six months and the only complaint I had was there were no consequences for my child. Dont get me wrong, my child is the furthest thing away from a behavior problem, but she has to have consequences for not doing her work. The teacher is easy to talk too and has assured me that she will stay on top of it, but she just loves her so much! Any teacher that can hug ALL of their students and truly love and care for them deserves a pat on the back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

Sawyer Road Elementary is a fantastic school. The teacher and staff truly care about the progress of every child - including those who are behind and those who are advanced. The IB Primary Years Program is sought after in many school districts and private schools charge a great deal of money for this type of curriculum. The students at Sawyer are getting the curriculum as their public education! My son has flourished at this school the past three years and I would urge everyone in this school district to go take a tour because you will be blown away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

I am happy with the progress my child has made at Powers Ferry Elementary school. My standards toward education is higher than what I see at the school since I am an ex-private school teacher. However the teachers and staff and their dedication to seeing a child succeed has really left a positive impression on me as a parent and I am happy that my child enjoys going to school each day. The school does an excellent job in having events and encouraging parental involvement. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year with my child in attendance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

They have good teachers that really care about the students. The staff seems passionate about helping the children move forward.


Posted January 3, 2010

teachers are bad with kids and call every 5 seconds because they can't handle the kids in the classroom. It's not the major stuff, its always little stuff like someone said a word in a hall and they call home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Both of my granddaughters have gone to school there. One is currently still enrolled and the teachers are always involved in pushing the kids to do more. There is a lot of concern and caring on the part of the administration there and I think that they do everything they can to help the kids succeed and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

My child has attended Powers Ferry for 3 years now. I am very pleased with the teaching, the Principals and the staff, my child has learned a lot. My child comes from a Private School in NYC and have always been a straight A student, The teachers here at Powers Ferry make sure the children keep up with there standards and pursue them to keep achieving and do better for themselves. They make learning fun. I am always aware of anything that is going on in the school, since the School sends us a weekly booklet of all the activities and any news we need to be aware of. The school faculty makes sure the Students have a good time and great memories, The PTA/School faculty prepare great and safe activities for both the Parents and students, such as Bingo night, Culture day, etc. Powers Ferry keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

While the intentions of the highly qualified teachers are good, there is not a lot of 'real' teaching going on. The focus is always on meeting the standards and so the above average student is left behind while the below average student is catered to. There is a 'target' program, but it is not top rate. There is almost no Parental involvement at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

What a wonderful school with very devoted teachers. Their dedication to the children is great. We have a wonderful program in place with unbelievable coaches. They exceed the standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 14, 2005

If you are unfortunate enough to live in this neighborhood and must send you child to this elementary school then you need to look at moving to a better area. The staff is unresponsive to students needs as well as parents expectations. I am a wheeler graduate and this used to be a decent school before the neighborhood went downhill. My child is white and a minority at this elementary school. We will be sending him elsewhere. Not a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

My son has attended since Kindergarten. Now in 3rd grade with exceeding CRCT scores. It is very obvious that Teachers care for the students; providing out of pocket to pay for things that some of the children's parents aren't able to, such as snacks and supplies. The counselor is a God send (Kristen Moffet) she was awarded Cobb County's Counselor of the year and deservingly so. I base my opinion on the fact that I am more involved with my children's education and I make it a priority to get familiar with as many of the teachers as possible, not just my son's. My two nephews attended last year and their behavior toward learning did a complete 360! This area has lots of transient students (transfer late and/or leave early, lots of rental properties) and about half non-English speaking students. Volunteers/parental involvement are a constant encouragement. Parental involvement along with the teachers' efforts is the most effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

Teachers and staff are very disorganized. The plan of actuion to better the testing scores are weak. Not a enough focus on the basci reading, writing, and math.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
61%
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
Black 51% 37%
Hispanic 34% 12%
White 10% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rattana Inthirathvongsy
Fax number
  • (770) 578-7938

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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403 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: (770) 578-7936

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