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Eastvalley Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 18, 2014

My school is terrific. The staff is concermed with the emotional, physical, and educational development of my grandchild. The mission statement promoting the development of the 7 characteristics for leadership has had a positive influence on my grandchild. I am very happy that she is in such a great learning environment. From the time she arrives at school until she leaves, I feel confident that she is being nurtured for full development. Thanks to the entire staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2014

This is a wonderful school! Teachers are very involved and keep me informed every step of the way
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My daughter has attended Eastvalley for 5 years and we are very pleased with this "little school" with a big heart. The teachers challenge students to learn, the principal is very approachable and the parental involvement is excellent. Special mention to The PTA does an outstanding job, doing more & more for the school each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2014

The school is cramped and has many older trailers. Walls are over-decorated which makes it look cluttered and dirty. Feels little dark and closed.


Posted October 23, 2013

EastValley is an amazing school! Especially now that it is a Leader in Me school! My daughter is highly gifted and they cater very well to her needs with many teachers holding Gifted certification, and the Target Gifted program. My son is very clever but very easily discouraged and the teachers have worked with me to help him in this regard. Also my daughter had a severe behavioral issue and Ms Wacker personally dealt with it in a wonderful way because she has lots of experience with kids behavioral issues. This school is truly the Jewel in the Crown of East Cobb Elementary schools, especially now it has taken on the Leader in Me concepts - kids are developing personal traits like responsibility, accountability, integrity, motivation, etc. and are learning to work with others in the most cooperative ways. I walk around the school and I meet this country's future leaders - future CEOs, future Senators and Congresspeople, maybe Presidents (that is my son's ambition!), future Community leaders and future GREAT PARENTS! Well done Eastvalley for giving my kids the start in life that they needed to be well-rounded, successful, confident future Americans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Eastvalley has been a wonderful school for our family. My daughter had Mrs.Moot for second grade (2012-13) and we will be referencing her second grade year forever as a truly great educational experience. Eastvalley has dedicated and caring teachers and staff members. For the 2013-14 school year the school will implement "The Leader in Me" model, based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Our principal, Karen Wacker, has been instrumental in bringing "The Leader in Me" to Eastvalley. We are excited to see the academic achievements and leadership skills our children will develop over the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

Eastvalley was wonderful for our kids. It was not too big. It had teachers who live in the area and really care about the students. It provided my students with challenges. It prepared my kids for middle school. Great start to school years! The PTSA and foundation have done a lot to support the school. Glad to have been a part of some of the wonderful parent funded improvements. Love the small school with a big heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

My son just finished his first grade year and had a great experience...he absolutely loves it. My son's teacher worked hard to challenge him in a way that really sparked his desire to read. I'm very proud of the work him and his teacher were able to accomplish together this year. Well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

My sons are in second grade and kindergarten, and we have had 3 years of a wonderful experience at Eastvalley! The principal and assistant principal are very engaged and show calm and compassion, especially in light of difficult situations. The teachers are fantastic! They have high expectations, can teach to a wide variety of learning levels and learning styles, and truly enjoy teaching our children. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

My son just started kindergarten this year and has Mrs. Hestad. It has been a wonderful experience! He loves going to school everyday and we could not be more happy with his academic progress.
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Posted February 26, 2012

We have had a great experience at Eastvalley. Teachers have been fantastic! If we could get rid of the trailers and improve the outside appearance of EV, the school would be perfect! We love the neighborhood feel. It's time for EV to get some attention from the district instead of some nearby schools like Sope Creek. We deserve improvements too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2011

My son was in the special needs Autism /ABA class for two years. I felt the program was pathetically below standard - the structure, teachers, the environment. There was always an excuse to avoid doing anything - on the face of it he didnt need any services yet he was a student 'who didnt show' them he could do anything, it seems! Count our blessings that we have moved away from there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

My daughter attended this school from 2nd grade and is in 4th grade now, Ms. Kraeger s class. She is GREAT!! She is an excellent educator and guide. She has a genuine interest in her students and help them to excel in all fields to maximize the learning experience. Our experience has been very very positive. We have had excellent teachers and there are plenty of enrichment programs and opportunities for growth. This little school with a big heart will remain close to our heart!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

I have three children who currently attend Eastvalley, a fourth grader, second grader and special needs pre-k student. I love this school! I believe it is the best kept secret in Cobb county. I agree that it is a little school with a big heart! We have had excellent teachers and there are plenty of after school enrichment programs and opportunities for growth. They provide a very welcoming environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

My son is in kindergarten, Ms. Magee is his teacher. Awesome is a mild adjective, she has a genuine interest in her students. I have found her to be creative recognizing the unique abilties of each student and tayloring her approach per student to maximize the learning experience. Our experience has been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

My son is in kindergarten and has Mrs. Fortune. She is amazing. My son is very active so I was worried at the beginning of the year how that was going to go. My son is thriving, learning so much, and having fun while doing it. The principal, Mrs. Wacker is not just visible, she's accessible. Any parent in this school's zone who might be considering private school should give Eastvalley a try before they make a huge decision like that. I am very, very pleased on all fronts with Eastvalley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a little school with a big heart!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

Eastvalley is a wonderful place to send your students. They have high quality teachers who work hard to meet the needs of each individual child! It is a priviledge to send your child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

I can't say enough good things about Eastvalley. The teachers are there to teach and inspire the students. They love what they do and it shows! The school is small and able to work with students individually so they can learn in their own style. All three of my children have done outstanding there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

There should be more educators out there like Mrs. Fortune and Mrs. Winslett. Teachers who recognize when a student is in trouble and needs help. My son was a child who needed additional help and these 2 teachers were there to support him and our family, they were our only support. My son is now at a private school and thriving! Straight A s! I now understand what giving your child a good education is all about.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

89 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
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 56% 44%
Black 23% 37%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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