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Oakland Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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2012:
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Posted May 21, 2014

We attended 2014. Starting the year off we had nothing but issues. MY CHILDREN'S TEACHERS WERE WONDERFUL. BUT The front office isn't very welcoming and the person they put in charge of the fundraising and other events is rude and disrespectful to parents. She went even as far as to tell me that they believe that parents are a distraction. The principle is not very good at parent interaction. VERY UNORGANIZED IN ALMOST EVERYTHING EXAMPLE AWARD DAYS AND FIELD DAYS. I would recommend people to try to do the school choice and do not go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

My chidd has been a student here for two years she is in second grade. The educators are great the only reason I took away one star is due to the disiplinary problems that my chid has encounter from other childre, but that is not the schools fault rather that of the parents. Oakland is great they are truly concerned for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

The teachers we have had at this school have gone above and beyond with our two boys. We have one child that is gifted and needs advanced materials and he is provided everything he needs and more. Our second son is dyslexic and the school has worked so hard to follow the laws and provide him what he needs. He is now excelling thankfully because the teachers at this school have gone above and beyond to try to help him and provide him with what he needs to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

My son is in 4th Grade and this was his first year here. He ABSOLUTLY LOVES THIS SCHOOL! He has been challenged in every way and has brought up his grades and LOVES it. He never wants to miss a day of school because he is afraid of the learning he might miss. His teacher really shows that she cares about her class and there learning. Im glad we will be at this school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Great Principal and Teachers who care about your childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

I love this school! We moved here from Miami and all of the teacher's are very supportive. The principal has an open door policy and she is awesome! Your Dr. K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

My younger sister (she's entering High School at Luella this year) attended K - 5 at Oakland, my oldest daughter will be in the 5th grade and my son will be starting Kindergaten this year and we have all had nothing but good experiences at Oakland! The administration, office staff, teachers, support staff...everyone is so wonderful! I can tell by the postive, caring attitudes that are always presented that my children are in the best possible place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

My first child entered Oakland Elementary in 2008, I was very impressed with the open communication style of her kindergarten teacher. Every effort he made to keep parents informed with all the upcoming changes. I Love the School, I loved the Kindergarten Teacher and the staff is most helpful for parents of newly enrolled students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

My child has had some of the best teacher's at Oakland. She was appropriately challenged and loves learning. Oakland teachers are among some of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

I am impressed with the administration and teachers at Oakland. I have two children in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

i have been to oakland elementary for 2 years and i love my 4th grade teacher and my 2nd grade teacher and i love the schol yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

I have been in the Oakland district for 5+ years. My kids have always had great teachers. I have seen the administration make every effort to improve scores and encourage the parents to become very involved. I have had no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

This is my child's first year at Oakland Elementary and so far I have been impressed. We were recently rezoned from Luella elementary to Oakland and were concerned about the difference in test scores. So far Oakland has been great. The teachers are very enthusiastic and the principle encourages parental involvement. The school's population is small compared to Luella and I feel that is great for the teachers as well as the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is great! The principal, Mr. Jacoby, is a wonderful and very caring man. The teachers at this school are great!!
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

113 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

113 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

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 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

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
Black 57% 37%
White 19% 44%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sheila knaff Korvayan
Fax number
  • (770) 914-5565

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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551 Highway 81 W
Mcdonough, GA 30253
Phone: (770) 954-1901

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