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Blackwell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 721 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2014

My child has been at Blackwell since kindergarten and has loved it. All the teachers address her by her name, not by the color of her shirt. If anyone says the school is anything else they must be crazy. The faculty and staff are always kind to new kids and the student are also kind. The counselors also encourage things like anti-bulling and good health. This school is wonderful and anyone who is thinking about sending their child there, I say you should!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

We have a 2nd grader who has been at Blackwell the last three years and we love it. We love the staff, everyone recognizes my child and my husband and I. Not sure I love ASP , I feel it is not well supervised but they have great ASP enrichment programs for a fee and some for nominal cost so I just try to keep her busy with those. Overall, we are very happy there. Not a bad word to say about the three teachers she has had. We have loved them all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

This school was great Kindergarten (2008) through 1st Grade. It has been downhill ever since until this point (2013). I have withdrawn my child and started him at Georgia Cyber Academy. This school needs better teachers who actually LIKE their jobs and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

They really care about the students. It has a family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

We have been very pleased by the responsiveness of the school to our children's needs. They matched the teachers' skills to our children's learning styles perfectly this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

Blackwell has been an excellent school for my special needs child.. He was very disruptive at first and they were very supportive.. They gave him Psychological exam and found his learning disorder and ADHD. Since then he has not had office visits we found proper medication.. Thank you Blackwell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

My daughter attended Blackwell K-2. I was comparing it to the old school my daughter went to. Principal Dr. Kozol had a meeting with me and my husband. We told her our concerns, what we were expecting and she was really understanding and made sure that my daughter was with the teacher with our expectation. When it was time for her to start second grade Dr.Kozol again made sure our daughter was put with another amazing teacher 'Mrs. Rosenberg' Each teacher is amazing in their own ways, but each teacher has their own teaching technique. You just have to see if the teacher your child is put with matches your child's needs. This school has made sure my daughter is getting the challenge she needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

My son attended Blackwell K-5 grades. I volunteered in each of his classrooms and I was able to see first hand how wonderful the teachers were. He was always challenged by his teachers at Blackwell. He is now successful Sophmore at Kell HS. Blackwell has some of the best teachers in Cobb Co schools! Dedicated, caring, and concerned are just a few words to describe them. Because of these wonderful teacher's influence, he plans to become a teacher himself. A large problem is lack of parental volunteers. If each parent would take an hour out their schedule to volunteer in some capacity, more would be accomplished. Instead, a few parents give up many hours to pick up the slack of those that do not volunteer any of their time. Parents that work are able to volunteer if they truly want to make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

My grand-daughter has been going to Blackwell Elem. since 1st grade. I'm please with the overall structure of the school. The teachers are very courteous and helpful. However, I'm very disappointed that she did not get any home work in 2nd grade, hope 3rd grade will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

My two stepsons went to Blackwell. We are making a poitn of avoiding it while looking for a new house. ASP was very unsupervised. They got good grades without much studying and it is showing now that they are in high school and middle school. The youngest had 4 different teachers his first grade year and 3 his 3rd grade year. The principal at the time brushed me off when I talked to her about it. The oldest had behavior problems and was given so many chances before we ever found out about it that it made it difficult to do anything about it. Not happy with this school at all. Our two youngest WILL NOT GO TO BLACKWELL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

My second child is going to Blackwell now and I have always been very happy with the staff. My concerns are always addressed in a professional caring manner. The addition of Dr. Brown and Mrs. Spencer has been a much needed one.My son and daughter love this school as do I!!! S Spotts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

This is the first year my daughter is in a public school (4th grade) and I have been somewhat disappointed with the school. My daughter did well academically in her previous schools and am baffled how she can still obtain stellar grades when I don't ever see her studying and rarely does she have homework. Or homework of substance. I am also very disappointed with the after school care program. There is not enough supervision nor structure in the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

We didn't have a great experience. Many in my son's 1st grade class were not able to read basic words 'and', 'the', etc. by Jan/Feb. Staff was not reactive at all to our concerns. After school program was not well supervised. Many 'hearsay' reports of complaints that were ignored. They do have a new principal this year, so perhaps things will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2003

This is our first year at Blackwell and so far we are having a great experience. My son quickly made new friends and the quality of the educationis good. However, I would like to see more homework in his third grade class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2003

My child loved this school my family thinks that this is the best elemtry school in ga!!!!!!


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 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

114 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

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 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
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%
Black 16% 37%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Maurine Kozol
Fax number
  • (678) 494-7602

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Basketball

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3470 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
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