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Garrison Mill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 718 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 28, 2014

Our 2 daughters are at Garrison Mill and we couldn't be more thrilled with the school. The faculty and administration are top notch and are very accessible. Parent participation is strong as well as the educational foundation and PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

We chose to live in this part of town for the schools and we're glad we did! We moved here this year from out of state, from a district that had a reputation for being very competitive, but Garrison Mill has far exceeded our previous school. We had been told that Garrison Mill was one of the best schools in Cobb, and we have been very impressed. Kids have to work hard, but we have seen our children blossom in this environment. They have a large number of parent volunteers and a highly active PTA, as well as great programs in arts and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

With three grandchildren successfully attending and enjoying their participation in the programs at this school, I can confidently state my satisfaction the excellent way in which the business of educating children is handled at this school.


Posted March 26, 2012

Very involved parent community with committed leadership. However, this school encourages redshirting, which I completely disagree with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

We came from a private school in Atlanta and Garrison Mill is a public/private school. We have had an amazing year so far and the teachers are wonderful. The new principal is truly the best! It is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2010

amazing.I learn so much here and im always accepted to everything1 Plus the teachers are so nice to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

When we were moving here from out of state we inquired about the schools. We found GM to have all the best qualities a parent would want for your child. We have five children, five different teachers. Our family situation is unique, in that we foster children and have one of our own. GM has been very catering to the childrens needs and encourages them with compassion. Thanks to all the staff, you really make GM special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

We've been thrilled with our daughter's experience at Garrison Mill. The teachers are nutruring and encouraging, all while maintaining high standards and an expectation for excellence. The administrative is open, supportive and accessible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

Great teachers and a small school in northeast Cobb. Less than 700 students, teachers love teaching here (and that says a lot), my children love school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

Both of my children are grown and graduated from college. My son is a successful journalist, and my daughter is a microbiologist who works in a research lab. It is my belief that attitude toward school and learning begins in the earliest years. The nurturing environment that has always existed at Garrison Mill laid a strong foundation for personal success and achievement for both of my children. It is evident that this legacy continues even today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

My daughter is currently in fifth grade, and has yet to have even an average teacher. She has loved them all and still visits her 'old' teachers frequently. The faculty is great. The staff is also excellent. The school is clean and the staff, from top to bottom, cares about the students - heck, even the food is surprisingly good for a school cafeteria!
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
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 80% 44%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4111 Wesley Chapel Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 642-5600

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