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Atha Road Elementary School

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Posted October 17, 2010

I worked at ARES for many years. ARES has the finest teachers that any school can possibly have. They are not only qualified teachers, but individuals that actually care about the child. They strive to meet not only educational needs, but physical, emotional and financial needs for them as well.


Posted May 18, 2006

I recently commented on the school but I failed to comment on my daughter's second grade teacher. Mrs. Corey is amazing. She's kept my child's attention all year and helped her to continue to learn. My daughter completely understands everything that Mrs. Corey teaches her no matter what the subject may be. I cannot explain how much I hope that Mrs. Corey loops up to 2nd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

My kids love Atha Elementary. When they leave for school each morning I know their in good hands. Mrs Hamby and Mrs Vey have been wonderful this year. They love the music and art classes, and can't wait to go back the next day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2005

I am so excited and feel so blessed that my child gets to be a student at Atha Road. His teacher Ms. Hoag and Assistant Ms. Chandler are wonderful. My child has grown so much in every developmental area this K-5 year and I am so excited to see how he evolves over his next school years there. I have complete confidence in his saftey and learning at Atha Rd Elem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

The teachers and staff at Atha Road truly care about each child. Unfortunately due to political decisions and pressures to achieve required testing scores...the focus is really on the student that is behind. I do not disagree that these students need alot of help...However, it is frustrating to see teachers spreading themselves so thin trying to help those above average continue to learn and grow. My daughter is fortunate enough to have a dedicated and concerned teacher like Barbara Ginn-K and a wonderful parapro like Mrs. Daws. Putting aside the educational issues,teachers spend way too much time in correcting poor behavior habits. Children should come to school ready to learn...this is each parents responsibility. The lack of involvement in the school is astounding. Parents need to evaluate their priorities and realize that schools are not daycare centers. That teachers are educated professionals and deserve to be treated as such.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

There is no perfect school out there, but as long as the parents are there to support the kids, the teachers & the faculty you can make it a great school. This is a fairly new shool & it takes time to get all the parents involved, but they are getting there. All of the teachers, faculty & the principal at this school seem very highly educated & skilled to teach my children. Unfortunately in any public school these days kids seem to give less & less respect to the adults, so it therefore gets harder for the teachers to do what they are there to do. I do infact like that Atha Road have a few male teachers, they are a great additional influence on the kids. There are several private schools around here, but I know my kids are well taken care of at Atha Road Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

I have two girls at the school. My oldest is in the fourth grade with Mr. Mc Collum, she loves the school and was very excited about going back. It's the first year for my youngest, K with Mrs. Benson, who is a wonderful teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

We have four children that attend Atha Road Elem. I found all the teachers and the principal to be very helpful. We have twins that were behind and they have excelled at Atha Road. The only thing I found that could use some help was the fact that not many of the parents were involved. Remember you cannot criticize the school if the parents wont support it and be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

I believe that the teaching staff at this school, is by far better then most of the other area schools. My children attended Monroe Primary before Atha. We had several problems that were never addressed. I have one daughter with asthma and food allergies, and the staff take great care in making sure she doesn't do or eat anything that she shouldn't. Nurse Vickie is always helpful and willing to call and talk about her needs. Mr George has been readily available with problems concerning the bus when I couldn't get the bus driver to address them. The school is a great place for teachers and parents. I will be sending my son to pre-k this year at Atha and am looking forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

Fantastic! out of 260 3rd graders 7 didn't pass the CRCT. Of those 7 most got a score of 295. The only sore side of Atha is the parents. Very few of the parents are involved. I guess they feel Atha is a daycare center. Mr. George has assembled a great group of intelligent caring educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

I would not give them any stars! Very poor quality of education in all aspects. No communication, especially when they know they are wrong. They just have you disappear! But we're not gone! If there are any parents out there that their child (ren) have been wrongly treated, please contact me at magnolia_10@lycos.com
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2003

I had to put my child in private school for him to be up to par. He was 2 years behind in math & the school wrongly accused him of a serious action.
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

110 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 85% in 2010.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

122 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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
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 64% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Madenna Landers
Fax number
  • (770) 266-5965

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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821 H D Atha Rd
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: (770) 266-5995

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