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Brumby Elementary School

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Posted May 14, 2014

Thank you to all the teachers at Brumby Elementary! My children have had a great year. We will miss everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

My experience with Brumby has been great. This is my child's second year, started with kindergarten. Both years she has had great caring teachers. When I have left a message, I have always received a call back. I haven't had any complaints and I make sure to be involved with her class and available. Both of her teachers have communicated well and I look forward to another year. It may not be rated the top school in Cobb, but its not the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

New to school district. Not happy at all. Child has been in this new school for a little over a week. Had 4 "incidents" with other kids already. Contacted school and left a message. Still waiting on them. Spoke with neighbors about the incidents and the school as a whole. was told to "look into other options" but I didn't get any specifics as to why. The fact that my child LOVED going to school and now it's horrible in the morning says something. We will be moving into a better school district next year. Sooner if we can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

This school rates one of the lowest in Cobb. I can see why. My son had one of the most disorganized flighty teachers I've ever met. None of my wife nor my request for the teacher to contact us about his school work was answered. Also the school gender separates the kids from 3rd grade on. Very bad idea when the teacher can't even keep her things straight to control a room full of boys. Can't wait to move to a new district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

We enrolled at this school for kindergarten and from the school ratings we were not enthused, but it was the only option as the charter schools were full. We have had an excellent school year thus far and the best teacher we could ask for. You have to make yourself available, communicate with the staff, and get involved! I must say I have not one complaint! The PTA is also great and involved, but they have to pull for parent involvement! Participate, get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

To start my REAL complaint is with the pettiness at ASP! I have gotten so many calls that my child is crying alot, SO WHAT!!!!!!!!! Now they've gotten thrown out b/c of that & today was my boiling point, told me something that was completely out of my childs character do I KNOW they lying! The director is very unprofessional, I dont even know WHY she deals with KIDS! Especially smaller kids. I HATE this ASP! So parents that are going to be new in 2013, don't say I didnt warn you. It may be the cheaper option but if your kid is not PERFECT they will be getting dismissed. So ready to move to a better SCHOOL District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter goes to this school and she is challenged everyday. Keep up the great work Dr. Ritchie!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

My initial experience with my son s Pre-K teachers was a great one. He had two teachers who were very respectful to the parents and treated the children great. My wife and I both had opportunities to sit in the class and observe. We felt comfortable with the environment the teachers created there and my son was on track with his learning. Outside of the class we had several issues concerning communication, disrespect, and even false accusations with the principle of that continued on throughout his progression in the first grade school year. The problem with the principle got worse and expanded with the two teachers that taught my son in his first grade class. They all were very disrespectful towards my wife, but treated me a little better, however my request for the school to contact me if there was any problem with my son was ignored several times. Even my request for his school records and a curriculum of what he should be learning was ignored. I wondered if it was a problem with us, so I asked a few of my neighbors and found out that they had similar problems on and off depending on what teacher their kids had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

We love the teachers and facilities at Brumby. I grew up in WI, and the school itself is nicer than any elementary school I went to (leather couches in the office?!). It has a bad rap in East Cobb, but I think it's mainly because it's being compared to all the insanely fancy areas of East Cobb (so it's considered the 'worst one'). The teachers and principal are great; I never expected to have such a working relationship with my son's teacher, but she writes personal notes often and sends/answers e-mails all the time. She really cares. The school is attended by almost all apartment dwellers, which brings problems. There are a lot of luxury apartments on one side of the boundaries, but the other 2/3 is low(er) income housing. The teachers say there is hardly any parent involvement from these families, and little financial help. There is a very large population of foreign children who barely know English. This makes it very hard on the teachers, to have a productive class. My son is halfway through kindergarten, and I'm still waiting to hear about him learning something new, that he didn't know before (since class is kept SO basic, to benefit the foreign kids).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

My daughter has been attending Brumby School for three years she graduates this year. I m a volunteer for the PTA. The teacher s show much consideration for the students education and future which in turn the children want to learn and do their best. Thank you, to all the teachers at Brumby Elementary. Thank Dr. Richer for running a safety and educational environmental for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

Before considering my review please note that I found the faculty at Brumby to be friendly & engaging. That being said, the teaching staff is less than satisfactory. Most schools have one mediocre teacher for every good one- Brumby's ratio seemed to have an additional bad teacher- in addition to the mediocre one- per good teacher on staff (1/3). Frankly speaking: While the principle and assoc. principles seem more than competent, the school is just hamstrung & overwhelmed by its concentrated transient, ESOL, & economic demographics. Consistently below average (state) test scores are just the tip of this iceberg. The decision withdraw & go the homeschooling route becomes the necessary choice when considering the alternative of making your children Brumby Bobocats. Remember, elem. school is the foundation of your kids' education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

My son attended Brumby from K-5...although there have been several changes over those years they worked out for the better. I absolutely love this school and now that Dr. Richie is there, I have seen a wonderful turn around. I wish she was there throughout my son's experience. oh yeah, I also loved Mrs. Shue but she didnt stay very long.....Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

My daughter attended her last year at Brumby. Entering school at 5th grade; mid-year can be very challenging. Yet the teachers, staff and children were so welcoming to her. She would come home each day happy and excited about all the new things she was learning in school and not to mention their Jekyll Island class trip. My daughter felt that this was the best school she has attended in both Cobb and Gwinnett. I tip my hat to the staff! Thanks for making my daughter's last year in elementary- one to remember. Ms. Suber is GREAT !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

My daughter has been attending Brumby since they had the pre-school program there, she is now in 2nd grade. This is an awesome school, the teachers are top notched, the administers are truly the best ever. I have seen so many changes since I have become a Brumby parent and they are still making changes to make it a great place for our kids to learn. Keep up the excellent work Brumby!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

It's a great school. It has a great learning environment. It's very nice, it's clean. And they offer many extracurricular activities. I love Brumby. -Melissa


Posted January 29, 2010

Brumby is so much more than a '3.' My family moved here from a highly ranked elementary school in the Midwest and we were concerned about what was in store for our kids at Brumby. The moment I walked in, however, I knew things were going to be just fine. On the day we registered we were able to meet with Asst. Principal Clark to discuss our children's needs and she responded in such a great way. The teachers are great, the children are happy and welcoming to new students and our kids are excelling in the environment. I would not hesitate to give Brumby a 'thumbs-up' to the next new family in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

When my family moved to atlanta,ga this was the first school i visited and i love it and she has been going since then she will be in 5th grade next year. she has been there since 2nd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

My daughter has attended Brumby since she was in kindergarten i have always loved this school.My daughter has simply exceled in this schoool. The teachers and staff are always pleasent and warm when i visit the building.Her teacher she has now Mrs.Hankerson is the absolute best she expects nothing but excellence from her students.It is simply refreshing to see teachers and students that are still excited about learning. -Amara's Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

I have been a substitute and a volunteer at this school and although some teachers are super, others are disrespectful, unprepared, and untruthful. The same goes for the administration. Communication and Teamwork are this school's weakness. Teaching is not an individual accomplishment, it takes communication, teamwork, and compassion. Most of the teachers at this school share in those traits, but the ones who do not spoil the opportunity to be more successful.


Posted April 1, 2008

I love this school, very friendly and informative. the teacher are great! i would recomend it. It ratings for all the schools in cobb is it in the 80-90's so that is wonderful.
—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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
71%
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 57% 37%
Hispanic 25% 12%
White 12% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Amanda Richie
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  • (770) 916-7072

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Marietta, GA 30067
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