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East Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 656 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 1, 2014

We are entering our second year at ELE and we could not be happier. This school has really embraced our family and has provided the support we needed for our child to grow academically and personally. We settled in quick and our son was able to easily make new friendships within days. We can't say enough about the administration at ELE. Dr. Eisenberg is a great representative of what an educator and administrator should be. He is kind and understanding to each student and applies common sense to each situation, something that is sadly lacking in a lot of "one size fits all" public education facilities. Parental participation is huge here and there are many ways to get involved, whether with the PTO or personal volunteering in each classroom. We are always trying to find new ways to raise the bar and make things even better for our children. School pride runs deep and that's apparent in the students, administration, and parents. ELE out preforms most other schools in each test area and there is a great deal of pride in knowing that hard work and dedication pays off for our children and their future. When you look at all factors, ELE is a very well-rounded school! GO EAGLES!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

We are new to the school this year and my daughter loves it! Her teacher is wonderful and the front office staff is great! I am very happy with East Lake Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

This is a great school. The Principal demonstrates great leadership skills and is accessible and engaging. The teachers are of a high standard and are always willing to go above and beyond to ensure your child has a positive and effective learning experience. The after school programs offer much in the way of enrichment and parent participation is outstanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

This is a great school. The teachers are very committed to teaching especially life skills. My son's teacher, Mrs. Crerie, is the best 3rd\4th grade teacher I know. Overall the school is great for a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

I love East Lake Elementary! My son went here, he is now at Union Grove High. My daughter is currently at East Lake in the 2nd grade. I love the communication that I receive from her teacher, as well as, the parent teacher communication I received when my son attended there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My granddaughter has excelled and enjoys the SAGE program, the staff is professional and alert to happenings in and around the school campus.


Posted August 28, 2008

Great school with great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

My daughter attended East Lake in Kindergarten and 1st Grade (years beginning in 2003 and 2004). She did well academically, however I was concerned with the lack of diversity at the school. I often wondered why the only people that looked like her at the school were either pushing a broom or wearing a hair net. I moved her into a significantly smaller private school, not 3 miles away. This school has a much greater committment to diversity. I moved to this area because of the wonderful reputation for the schools in the district (East Lake Elementary, Union Grove Middle, & Union Grove High). I have been disappointed in all schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

It has been a roller coaster ride. The Saxon Phonics were implemented then stopped in the first few weeks. Percentiles are given with no sign of remediation or reinforcement theory.In other words percentiles appear to intimidate the parents into doing the teaching. My child said she had no reading groups all year only choral reading and in large groups. There was no evidence on day one hundred of any people measuring in the hallways, only one class. There are no Math nights or reading nights. The parent communication is very confusing at times with not enough information given. The principal and assistant are unprofessional at times in talking to parents. My childs SST report was written up majorly biased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Eastlake is a great place to learn. The teachers are excited about what they do. The parents are heavily involved and the administation listens and cares. The students are excited about learning and take great pride in their school. Eastlake bands together to accomplish great things - we were the number 1 school in giving to Relay for Life last year (over $16,000) using student led fund-raising. I could think of no better place for my children than Eastlake Elementary.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

119 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 88% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
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

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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 69% 44%
Black 20% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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199 E Lake Rd
Mcdonough, GA 30252
Phone: (678) 583-8947

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