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Jefferson Parkway Elementary School

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Posted January 5, 2014

Jefferson Parkway,My Grandson attends Kindergarden here and I love the School Dr. Dye seems to be very caring of the students as well as the parents,my Grandsons teacher is wonderful she lets me know when there is a problem and also when there isn't.My grandson has homework weekly that keeps him busy daily he is exicited about learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

My grandson attends pre-school here. The only thing negative I have to say is that they are not really taught much of anything. Pre-school here is basically to get them use to what it is like to go to school. There is no homework. This troubles me. The teacher is very impressed with my grandsons knowledge. They were asked to do patterns and he was the only one who could do a complicated pattern. I fear he was learning more at home than he currently is at school. His/their minds are like little sponges right now. They need to be challenged. He has a very nice teacher. It is hard to know how to accurately rate the school. My grandson loves going and loves his teacher. It has been a good experience for him so far. Reading other ratings I feel parents scored a little lower than appropriate. Some who were happy didn't even give a rating. For that reason I'm giving a score of five to help give a more accurate overall rating. Otherwise I would have given a 3 & 1/2.


Posted August 15, 2013

My son attended 1st grade here. It was an awful experience. There was a field trip that was cancelled, the school never informed parents that trip was cancelled. At least 3 days a week the bus was over 30 minutes late to drop kids off and there was never any communication from the school. My son has special needs and they denied him services saying he was fine. He was behind in Language Arts and they had to call me to get help with his outburts. He was punished 19 times in 10 weeks for not being able to complete his work on time when his disability is known for needing extra time to complete work. When I addressed my concerns with the principal, I was flat out told by him that communicating with the parents was not a priority. Also, my son missed many days of school due to health reasons, I sent in a doctors note every single time. I got letters home about unexcused absences. When he didn't have a single unexcused absence. I had to take time out of my day to fix their screw ups so I didn't have to go to court for their failure to do their jobs. Absolutely nothing positive to say about our experience at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

Take these reviews with a grain of salt....Everyone will have different opinions based on their own child. I have 2 children currently at this school. We came from another school (same district) that we loved and I took quite a while to warm up to this school (My hubby says I was being snooty, he may be right). That being said I think it is a fantastic school. I know we earned some higher awards there this past year. Dr. Dye (The Principal) is VERY involved I can't believe someone said he didn't care (again take it with a grain of salt) I have never been unable to reach him and regularly see him outside helping kids into the school or just greeting parents. I see him at every assembly and performance. My kids love him too. The teachers so far have been great. Some offer after school tutoring (at least mine did when she needed it) I love the amount of diversity in this school and we have made some really great friends. My only real gripe is I would like there to be a little more involvement/updating on the website (that is how I really stay informed while I am working) and I would say it needs to be a little more organized when there are awards/performances. We love JPES!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

My son attended JP for 4 years and last year went so poorly that I pulled him out at the end of the year. This school has some very good teachers and a few that should not be teaching and a Principal that didn't seem to care very much about my concerns for my child even when he was bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

My daughter has had a lot of bullying problems at this school. She has been punched in the face, called names, and been made fun of. She has homework every weekend and during Spring Break. I don't mind homework, but kids should get a little break every once in awhile. I appreciated the ease at which it was for my husband and I to get access to her Infinite Campus, and her teacher does a good job of staying in touch with us, but overall, I can't wait to get her out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

My son had a terrible time at this school. He had lots of problems here and was always sent to the office. His problem was that he was bored. His teacher had no idea how to keep kids busy that finish their work before the other students. His teacher would give him one worksheet with a letter to color and then write the letter over and over. These take him all of 5 mins. Then he had to sit still for 30 more mins. We pulled him out of the school and he has been apart of a more advanced home school program and is doing much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I can not believe anyone would give this school one star let alone three. This is the reason I moved to NY for real education for my child. They did nothing or him and he is an educationally gifted child that almost went to way side. It was a horrible time for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

This is a very good school all the teachers and staff are very nice.


Posted January 9, 2009

Great principal and facility
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

I am not going to say that I love this school, but I definitely have enjoyed the time my child has spent going here. However my daugther just loves this school and its teachers. Coming from a different school district, where most of what she's learned was what my husband and I taught her, I was and still am impress with what my child has learned via the teachers and volunteering parents. This place request that all who attends: students, parents, teachers and staff be totally 100 % involved. Love that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

I cannot say this is the best school that my children have attended. My son's kindergarten teacher was not co-operative in helping me to get him tested for a learning disability, and when I approached the administration they supported the teacher. Once we changed schools, he did a lot better. She also belittled most of the children in the class. The administration was not very supportive when it came to working with the parents in resolving issues either. I am not impressed with this school and if given the choice will not send my children back. If the admin staff supports teachers like this, then I chose to find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Wonderful school, the teachers are really involved in what is best for the students and getting them motivated to learn. During my time at Jefferson Parkway I was a student teacher and here I learned more about what qualities a great teacher should have and how they should teach. I hope to one day teach at this wonderful school again.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
60%
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 36% 37%
White 33% 44%
Hispanic 23% 12%
Two or more races 6% 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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  • Sean Dye
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  • (770) 254-2775

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Newnan, GA 30263
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