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Fair Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Great school for my daughter. The front desk is exceptional with greeting, and screening all entrants. My daughter's teacher is very caring and makes an extra effort to communicate with me about my child - so much that we have gotten her reading above her reading level. The principal is accesible and you can tell when you enter the door that the school has support from the business community and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

As soon as you walk into this school, you know that there is something special about it. Parents are greeted as soon as they walk in and teachers communicate in various ways to keep parents updated on their children.The teachers are extremely dedicated and work so hard. Their test results have improved so much the past couple of years that they were recognized by the state. The kids at the school are amazing and most of them come in speaking no English and leave with an incredible education from Fair Oaks. Fair Oaks is really great of doing their best to meet the needs of all learners and it is evident in their data, lessons, work ethic and students. Come in and take a look...you'll be amazed!


Posted June 29, 2013

I agree with the previous parent. The school has oodles and oodles of text books. There is a great lack in parent involvement, but the dedication the teachers have to their students makes up for the lack in parent involvement. The school is not failing. As a matter of fact, it has been recognized nationally as a school for huge growth across the curriculum (because they have done so well in the past few years). The school communicates every week. I get a school wide folder every Tuesday with information about the school, events, and my child. And yes, the majority of children who go to the school lack language skills, but come on people, who can't use a little diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2013

Don't know where that parent got the idea there are no text books at Fair Oaks. There are plenty of text books, and over 90% of the students met or exceeded their curriculum standards on their end-of-year standardized testing, despite the fact that over 90% of the students enter the school speaking NO ENGLISH! I would suggest looking at the actual testing data before believing anything (good or bad) that one parent claims. Fair Oaks was one of the highest performing schools in the state for the 2011-2012 school year .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

This school has no textbooks and most the kids are failing. I chose to home school because i would not let my kids step foot in this school i know all the kids in the neighborhood who go here and they are doing poorly, it is not their fault because if you look at the school test scores the school is doing poorly too. I've had to tutor kids that have a great want to learn but barely know anything. that is a lack proper teaching and resources. Where is the money going??


Posted May 17, 2011

This school has a very low education standar and it is evident. Communication is an issue and feel that my child was held back because of this. Now I have to sell my house in order to move to a school district that will both challenge and enrich my child's life. The teachers are nice and dedicated, however this doesn't mean much if the children aren't performing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

The language barrier with the children are a concern, however there are many dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

Language barrier in classroom and poor communication between faculty and parents. Education level is below standards. Will never let my child attend there again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

Lots of language problems in classrooms. Devoted teachers
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2005

My son was at Fair Oaks Elementary for 2 years. He received one the best educations ever. The teachers are involved and contact parents if the kid needs any help ASAP. I recomend the school to any parent.
—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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
53%
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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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
Hispanic 78% 12%
Black 14% 37%
White 6% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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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School Leader's name
  • Cindy Szwec
Fax number
  • (678) 594-8082

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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407 Barber Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30060
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