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Cheatham Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 20, 2014

The administration at Cheatham Hill is fantastic, as are all of the teachers my children have had so far. Any time we've had an issue, it's been addressed quickly and effectively. The school is diverse, so the parent involvement is not as high as I'd like, but the ones that do participate are very invested and effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2013

I have 2 kids at this school and can tell that the teachers at Cheatham Hill Elementary School are the best. They have tons of different activates that keep our children engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

This year has been terrible! I am not impressed with the first grade teacher my son has. She singles out certain students and is very condescending and inconsistent I could go and on but I won t. The administration is the same way and it s no wonder the teacher (s) act is if they are above the law . Very discouraging .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I agree first grade teachers are horrible. I have made complaints and nothing is ever done. Definitely a miss for me...overrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I have had three kids at this school and I currently have two that are still there. I love this school! We have had a few issues with teachers but once I either addressed it with the teacher directly or the administration the issues were always taken seriously and addressed properly. The main thing is that my kids absolutely love the school and that means more than anything,.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

As you can tell by the reviews this school is hit or miss. You either get the great teachers or the horrible ones. It has both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

Have 3 kids who attended and impressed with the quality of teachers Cheatham Hill attracts. Good, fair administration. Well run school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2012

I have 2 kids there presently. Good teachers who are always accesible. Good administration. My kids are in the gifted track(Target). Target teaches Logic, Reasoning,etc. You need to be proficient in these skills to do well on standardized tests. As a gifted parent I know this well. Lots of extracurricular programs. Great summer camp. Great PTA. Cheatham Hill is a great school.The private schools in the area aren't worth the money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

Not impressed with their ability to create a challenging and mentally stimulating environment. Not impressed with the gifted program testing procedures. Kindergarten teachers were great. Now my daughter is in first grade and the teacher seems more like she is there to collect a paycheck so she can go to grad school. My student is at the top of her class in all subjects and they are unwilling to challenge her more than the rest of the children. She can hold a full blown challenging conversation with any adult and she reads chapter books while the rest of the kids are still reading Thomas the Train and Dr. Seuss. She is losing interest and I fear that if this trend continues by the time reaches fifth grade she will be completely unmotivated to do well at school. I can only hope that someone will notice these trends and begin to change them. Unfortunately I am now leaning towards private school where there is incentive for the teachers to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

Have had two daughters attend Cheatham Hill - excellent teachers and administrators. Both children have done very well in the transition from elementary school. Very, very active parents in PTA, "room moms and dads" and after school functions. We are still close personal friends with teachers that are some of the best in Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

My daughter started there in K-5 and is now in the 5th grade and loves it! I am very impressed with the teachers, administration, ASP, and the leadership. From my observation (and personal delight) the teahers and staff there also act like 'mother hens' to our children by watching them closely to keep them safe. That's very important to me. Each year my daughter cries at years end when having to leave her teacher and that speaks tons to me. Her teachers take the time to communicate with me all during the year; not just at PT Conference time on how she is doing and that is paramount to me. They are structured, encouraging, very knowledgable, patient, and kind to my daughter. She has thrived there and hates to leave to go to middle school next year. That says a lot to me as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

Not great and not impressed with the administrators. Definitely falling below the standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Very comfortable with child there. Excelent PTA and children activities like Drama, Chorus, Art Club, Recorder Enssamble, Oddysey of the Mind, an Chess Club
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Cheatham Hill is an excellent school. There are many educational and fun activities for the students. Parents and families are encouraged to be involved. We have been very impressed with our childrens' teachers. Our boys have been encouraged by the staff and administration at Cheatham Hill to always do their best. They both love Cheatham Hill and have such respect for their teachers and the principals. I can not say enough good things about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

While I was very happy with the individual teachers my child was exposed to the overall administration was lacking in many areas. I feel that the administration did only things that were convenient and did not take into consideration the effect that it would have on the student population. I found them unprofessional and very slow in making necessary changes that would benefit our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

My daughter started here last year for kindergarten and is now in First Grade. Class sizes are small. They recognize good students and really encourage reading. They don't appear to be 'teaching to the test'. Overall we are very impressed with the school and Ms. Davis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

This is a very good school. Strong leadership with the principle. Great teachers who create value as the students and standards define value. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

We are so pleased with Cheatham Hill. Every child is encouraged and challenged to to do their very best. The parental involvement is incredible. There are always lots of moms,dads or grandparents volunteering or visiting the school. And of course the teachers are wonderful! Their commitment and dedication are unmatched.We have 4 children who have all attended Cheatham Hill and we have been very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

As a parent and teacher, I am very pleased with Cheatham Hill Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

As a parent of a first-grader as well as a Realtor in the area, I truly believe it is a great school. I have recently purchased a new home and staying in Cheatham Hill was extremely important to me. Belinda May is a fabulous pricipal and truly has the kids' best interest at heart. The front office staff is a great bunch as well. My son is in speech and I am thrilled with the progress he has made. I have 2 teachers in my current neighborhood who are teachers and they both have enjoyed the teaching environment at the school. To me, the diversity in the school gives our children an accurate portrait of what our world is becoming. I hear clients ask about going to East Cobb because the schools are 'better'. I have to disagree; Cheatham Hill is the place to be! Jan J. Hair
—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.

About these ratings

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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

187 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

185 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 85% in 2010.

192 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

192 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

192 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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

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 90% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
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 49% 44%
Black 23% 37%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1350 John Ward Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (678) 594-8034

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