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Sedalia Park Elementary School

Charter | PK-5 | 818 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

I went to request a tour several months ago because we were looking at houses in the area. The school was very unkempt on the outside. It took a long time for them to answer the door buzzer, and the office staff was not warm or welcoming. I was not greeted by any of the administrators or even a counselor. I decided not to tour or buy in that district. We are in west Cobb now and very very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

Awesome school for my kids. My daughter attended about four years ago and I currently have two boys there. My kids love SPES. I would recommend anyone to bring their kids here. The teachers and staff really cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Moved to this school district when my son started 1st grade and this school is a great improvement from his last school! The teachers really care about the learning for their students. I am very happy my son attends here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

Sedalia Park is a great school and I was a student from 2006-2013 ( K-5) and it was a great experience there were 2 principals all my years like Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Lawson. I will miss this school very much because there is no other school like this school.


Posted August 4, 2012

I have two boys at the Park and I love it. The teachers are great and supporting staff. I recommend the Park all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

School is going way downhill under the leadership of the new principal. Two major issues are emerging. First classes are being dumbed down to teach to the lowest denominator. This is evident by the elimination of the grouping math kids by ability and introducing the 'differentiated' teaching. Second there is absolutely NO forum for bring complaints to the principal. The elitist attitude and complete unwillingness to work with parents leave feeling if this administration care at all about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

This school cares about kids! My son loves the 'Park' and it has really made him grow both academically and socially. This is a great example of tax dollars well spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

As the parent of 2 children at Sedalia Park, I can say that I am thrilled with the education and care they are receiving. The Pricipal and staff truly care about ALL children and that flows throughout the school. Both of my children are high achievers, not in the gifted program, and have flourished in this environment. We count ourselved lucky to have Sedalia Park as our neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Sedalia Park is not interested in individual children's needs. They are focused on mainstreaming the kids, which can cause a child to regress that is ahead. There are good teachers at the school. The staff is only as good as its leadership. As of now the future of Sedalia Park due to current leadership unfortunate. If the administration takes a long hard look at itself maybe a child won't be left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Sedalia Park is an awful insight into our future, under its current administration. They have satisfactory staff. I would not send my child there, if at all possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

We have been very pleased with our son's progress over the past 2 years. I think the environment is academically challenging, teachers are caring & responsive and a lot of our frears about entering a large public school system have been put to rest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

I have two sons who attends here one in reg. ed and sp. ed this school is top rate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

Simply Amazing! I have a beautiful and smart child, who has struggled with reading for several years. We have tried both private and public schools. My daughter has gotten more help at Sedalia Park in the first 9 weeks, than all of the other schools combined. Her homeroom teacher, Mrs. Keel, is outstanding! She is going above and beyond the call of duty to help my daughter catch up. The level of education, attention and understanding my daughter is receiving is better than anything I experienced with private schools in Atlanta. The curriculum is both challenging and fun. My daughter is finally ENJOYING learning. Sedalia Park offers everything I had hoped for .great education; caring teachers, staff, administration; a safe fun atmosphere; involved parents & genuine unpretentious families. Today, I feel so privileged to be a Sedalia Park Family. They do not just say they care about each and every student they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

My grandson is a kindergardner at this school. He absolutely loves it! His first week of school quote was 'I love school!'. Second week of school quote 'What do you mean next Monday is a holiday? (crying). What am I going to do if I don't go to school ? I want to go to school! His parents and I thought we keep him busy and happy, but school has out done us. Thank you to all the staff, teachers and bus drivers for their efforts to ensure the safety and well being of all. I would also like to commend the school bus driver, Ms Brown, for her very courteous, thoughtful and ever vigilant demeaner. We were concerned about riding on the bus. She has made us and my grandson feel very comfortable and safe.


Posted March 12, 2008

I've lived in GA for 4yrs now and have moved 6 times,from Bartow,Acworth,and now Cobb Co.. I reall like this school and my children are happy as well. We are settle and hopefully won't have to relocate any time soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

This is our first year at Sedalia Park - our son is in 1st grade as a charter student. He came from a small private school which we loved, so I was a little nervous entering a large public elementary school. But my worries have been quickly put to rest. My son loves The Park and so do we - he is thriving in the friendly, positive, diverse atmosphere. His teacher is kind and communicative. The academics are great. The amount of homework is wonderfully reasonable. So far so good! If this school year continues to be as positive as the first two months have been, we will definitely be applying for a charter spot for our other son - a rising kindergartner - next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I can not say enough good things about Sedalia Park! The staff is phenomenal as well as the Administration. They do all they can to help every child succeed, and I do mean every child. They challenge those who excel to be better and those who need help they provide tutoring to get them up to speed. No child is ever left behind at Sedalia. My second child is having even a better experience than my first and he has only two more years left at 'The Park'! The teachers keep improving each year and the school as a whole is on the cutting edge of what needs to be done at the State Level with Elementary Schools. Thank goodness for the Charter, so changes can be made as to the needs of our students, and not wait on the State to make changes! We love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Kindergarten was not so good - however, 1st grade seems to be looking up. We were very disappointed to learn that our child wasn't where she needed to be as far as reading and writing were concerned as her kindergarten teacher led us to believe that she was on top of things at the end of the year. This year we have better communication with the teacher who seems to be a lot more approachable, helpful and sincere. Our child hated kindergarten - but this year loves to go to school and loves her teacher. As far as parent involvement is concerned - well, if you're not on the PTA - well - you're left on the sidelines! Very much a clique. And the principal does not have very good people skills - no smiles, no 'Hey, how are you?' - very cold, I wonder if she even likes children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience in kindergarten. As a stay at home mom I begged to go on field trips or help in the classroom. Every time I was met with a 'you need to cut the apron strings' speech. However, my financial donations of school supplies or time in making phone calls for donations to the fall festival or Christmas party/teachers gift were snapped up by a more than appreciative teacher - which I found very insulting! We are going to give Sedalia Park one more year and hope for the best. I can say that the Asst. Principal, cafeteria staff, custodial staff and a few of the teachers are very kind and seem to really love their jobs! We're keeping our fingers crossed for what we hope will be a much improved year. They say second times the charm!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

We are heading into our fourth year at Sedalia Park and I couldn't happier with our experience there. The principal has an unbelievable level of professionalism and a true commitment to the school. The best proof of our leadership is the wonderful teaching staff at Sedalia Park. But the real test comes from my children...and my children love going to school there. I am an involved parent and have had lots of exposure to the teachers and staff and have been nothing but pleased with my experience. If you too want to be an involved parent, there are plenty of opportunities. We considered private school, but chose to give Sedalia Park a chance. We are so glad we did! In addition to the academic education my children are receiving; they are learning that the world is more than one color and people speak more than one language. Bravo!
—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 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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

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 90% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 36% 37%
White 33% 44%
Hispanic 22% 12%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2230 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
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