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Addison Elementary School

Charter | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted July 28, 2014

This is such a great school in so many ways! The Leader in Me program that Addison follows is so motivating to the children. It teaches them how to succeed and be leaders in the 21st century while incorporating unity in their community. The teachers are fantastic and really care about their students and the school. There are beautiful gardens all around the school that are maintained by a calibration of students, teachers and volunteers. It makes the school so warm and welcoming! The school has one of the best science labs for elementary schools in the area. They are a peanut free school and are very understanding to sever allergies. There is also a lot of parent involvement which keeps this small but amazing school an all around great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Georgia's first charter school. I has grown to meet the new standards of common core and continue to provide excellent education to the community it serves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

Most of the child's teachers are great the office staff is horrible. Only ONE office staff member speaks that's the lady at the check in desk. The other office staff makes the school look bad with poor customer service. I signed up as PTA volunteer several times and never received a call.. This school needs to work on customer service. The Asst. Principal is awesome, and I thought he was the Principal. I am pleased with curriculum, but the office staff and teacher parent relationship need a lot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

This is a fantastic school! They have a green house & garden, a amazing science lab and full time science teacher, caring staff & involved parents. VP set up a fantastic program for dads called FBI (Fathers Being Involved) & are seeing so many more male volunteers in the school! It helps create a safer feel for everyone & gets the kids excited to show their Dads what their school is all about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

Addison is a great school. The school uses innovative techniques to ensure the children are successful, confident and reach their highest potential. They strongly encourage parent/family involvement and create many opportunities to get involved. My child feels safe and is very happy at Addison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Fabulous principal and VP. Teachers are great. Special programs daily include music, art, PE and Computer lab. After school program (ASP) and enrichment activities. Great, involved PTA. Large media center and extra online resources for parents and students. A great Cobb (Charter) school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

I have been a volunteer at Addison for the past year and have seen first hand that this is an excellent school. Both of my grandchildren attend school here and although one had problems with his teacher, the other child's teacher was excellent. The Science Lab is the BEST EVER and the kids are very excited about learning. I love to be at the school and see what's going on. Good job!!


Posted May 18, 2011

For a public school, Addison is an excellent school! The teachers all care about their students and do the best they can to provide them with the best education they can offer. We have 2 students attending and so far have had great teachers who care and will put in the extra effort to help their students achieve their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

I found the staff to be very unprofessional and rude. I pulled my child out of this school after only two weeks because I noticed how overworked and unconcerned the teacher was. She told me that because of budget cuts this was the biggest class that she had ever had and she had no time to help my son get transitioned into the school. Mind you he came from a small private school and was entering first grade. I was in tears when I saw how my son was so stressed and aggrevated when arriving home from school. The teacher then suggested that my son go to EIP because she didn't have the time to help him, he needed help getting use to their routine!!!!! I was floored because my child is bright , all he needed was time and encouragement. Obviously he wasn't going to get it at Addison. I have since been homeschooling and I am so happy with my decision, my son is reading wonderfully and is enjoying learning. Addison would have made my child feel like he couldn't accomplish when in fact he is very intelligent. Next school year we will go back to private school. Oh yes and I signed up three times for the PTA nad never received a call!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

The teachers are outstanding, however the office staff is the worst ever. Not only are they ver disorganized they are rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

Very unconcerned about children. Cares mostly about the wealthy in the area. Although some teachers are great, the office staff really pulls down the feelings of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

We moved here from WI. This school has been nothing but outstanding. Student registration is a little different, but not hard. The class sizes are small. 18 at the max with 2 teachers per class, so it is actually 1 teacher for every 8 students. In WI it is nothing to have 25 student to 1 teacher with no teacher aide. OUR children went to a very affluent school district. WI has a lot to learn about what small class sizes can do for a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

My children entered this school in 2008. We moved here from a different state. Enrollment is very lengthy. The teaching style is hands off, students learn on their own rather than making sure the children understand the material taught. Classrooms are crowded, the staff is not professional. This school has been a disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

My daughter has attended Addison for 5 years, and I have been fortunate to be able to be very involved during her time here. These teachers are truly dedicated to the kids, and work overtime if problems arise. Parent communication is excellent. The school itself is kept nicely and is constantly being upgraded...often times teachers and students can be seen side by side working on the beautiful landscaping. Accelerated programs are awesome. Parents are always welcome in the classroom, and many family events are planned throughout the year to bring the school closer together. We have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

Addison has been a wonder for my children. I have one son who finished last year and one son who will be there one more year. The teachers are very dedicated to each student and strive to help the child achieve his best. I saw my youngest son went from below average in reading to above his grade level of reading in 4 months. She definitely brought out the best in my son and he's doing more than I had hoped for. That is alot to say about the teacher involved. Addison also has the ALP (Advance Learning Program) which really help bring out the kids' creativity, imagination, and social skills. I certainly recommend this school because of the wonderful teachers there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

This is a Charter school and it excels in every way! The teachers are dedicated, hard-working and very positive. The atmosphere is welcoming and most parents are involved in some way with this school. As a teacher, I am VERY pleased to have my son attend this school and I could not be happier about his attitude and his achievements!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
90%
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 59% 44%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Black 12% 37%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 52%N/A51%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3055 Ebenezer Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: (770) 578-2700

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