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Peachtree Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1722 students

 

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Posted June 1, 2014

I went to this school all through elementary and I loved it, all the teachers would help me individually if I needed it. The kids there were always nice a friendly to one another. I have never gotten bullied until I started 7th grade, and most of the people that bullied me didn't even go to that school, most of the people from there are still so nice and love to hang out with friends, there's nothing bad about this school in my opinion.


Posted May 8, 2014

This year I wil register my son (kindergarten), but I read a lot of negative opinions about this school.Therefore, I please mothers who had experience to give me advices about this school and be honest with me. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Great, we love the work ethics of the teachers and how they encourage the students to do their best in all areas of the school curriculum. We love how the students are challenged through the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

This is our 2nd year at Peachtree Elementary. Our daughter came home with 4 questions of home work. It took her 5 minutes to complete. She seem bored when we asked about her days at school. Nothing exciting to talk about it. I also noticed a teacher or a staff that worked in a lunch room saw a student who drop his lunch tray and pick up his food from the floor and ate it. She should have help him getting a new tray.i and another parent who were there having lunch with our kids witness everything.(This was last year) I also noticed the drop off and pick up are very sloppy. I have watch students get call out by sccident because they did not call out the right numbers. I am happy for those who are pleased with the school. I will pray for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

So far this school year it's been another great journey. We are excited each day our little princess comes home with excitement; wanting to share what she's learned and how much she's enjoying her experience at PES. I hope the other students and parents are having a such a great experience. I hope their asking their child(ren) what their day was like and if their enjoying their teachers and classmates. If not, then I hope they are asking the right questions as to how they can help change it so they will and also remind them, sometimes it takes time, but they can look forward to having a great time at a great school. Then don't just stop there, but continue to show your interest in your child's education and make sure you as a parent, etc.. is helping in all you can do to make their education a happy experience.


Posted August 3, 2013

Peachtree Elementary is one of the best schools ever! The teachers are nice, they teach great, and have a good realation ship with the students. And the staff are very helpful! The students always come home with good grades and big smiles! And with alot of parents that come and teach and help the school do an amazing job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

My son attends Peachtree Elementary School. I must say the teachers and the paraprofessionals are on top of thier game. My son when he first came to Peachtree Elementary he was having a hard time socially. The staff worked with him constantly. Later, they had him tested and found out he had Autism. In addition, they were supportive in finding ways to accomodate him. I must say he learned a lot. His reading level is excellent. I look forward to next year. I must say moving to Gwinnett county and having my son attend Peachtree has been great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

Peachtree was a great school for my daughter last year, her kindergarten teacher was excellent. But this year it all went down hill. I am a very involved parent. All year long I thought that my daughters spelling looked kind of weird only to be reassured by her teacher (the expert) that this was normal for kids her age. Now that it 4weeks left her papers are coming home mark with x marks which were previously ignored. It ruining her confidence. I think that this year she ended up in a bad class because she would come home from being picked on or bullied and no one ever contacted me , I would have to contact the school and the problem would still go unsolved . After talking to family about the situation I found out that you never go to the school with your problems, but instead go to the Board of Education . Next year I'll see if that works. Hopefully she will have a good teacher and that will be .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

Wow. I am really surprised at the positive feed back. Are these fake posts to boost the school rating? I had nothing but issues when my son was there. He is a gifted student, tests on a high school level in reading and math and he was denied entrance to the gifted program because "they ran out of spots." He told me about fights on school campus. He would come home asking strange questions about our religion saying his teacher told him that no one knows if there is religion is right and religion is really just a "nice cultural tradition." I was horrified. I don't think any parent of any religion wants their family values undermined behind their back! He literally had 5 questions of homework a night. One question in each subject. I never once saw a book in three years. The last straw was when my son was suspended from school for playing with a toy in class. As a teacher myself, I would NEVER suspend a kid for such a petty offense. It took me a WEEK to get a hold of the admin. after this and when I asked why he was suspended she blamed it on the ESOL program taking all their space and funding. TERRIBLE SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

I have taught at Peachtree for 9 years. I believe our school is one of the best around. As a staff, we go the extra mile to be leaders in Gwinnett county schools. Peachtree prides itself in challenging its teachers to be the best for the children. Peachtree teachers go the extra mile to make accommodations for student s needs (struggling and challenging). I am proud to work at such a wonderful school and would not send my own children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 23, 2012

I was a student teacher at PES during the fall of 2011 and I provided math support teaching 2nd and 3rd grades during spring of 2012. I have experience in private elementary schools and in 3 elementary schools in another of Georgia's counties, but none of these came close to Peachtree's total focus ( teachers and administrators alike) on educating children. There were no distracting agendas. At Peachtree, academics was always front and center.


Posted March 20, 2012

I was amazed at how fast my daughter was reading proficiently and by other skills she acquired at this school. By the middle of first grade, she was reading like a fourth grader. This is a great school with excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

hello dear principal, i wihs you can give the best of yoursel to ower kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

All my children have attended Peachtree Elementary School. They have received an excellent education through out the years. If you note the leaders in Pickeneyville Middle and then onto Norcross High School, a majority are Peachtree Elementary alumnae. Leadership and Responsibility are are very important part of the IB program and Peachtree has instilled this in their students. Peachtree is the right road to take when your child is looking for a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

The school is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate designation and the curriculum, teacher participation and staff leadership has really stepped up to meet the criteria! Once done, it will be an exclusive area for getting IB schools from elementary through high school. I have a son in the gifted program and it has done wonders for him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I feel that Peachtree Elementary should be rewarded because of its wonderful acedemic program and its diversity. Their method of teaching (more hands on) is beneficial for all the children. I believe that the teachers and all of the staff are genuinely interested and caring to all of the students. I love Peachtree Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

You are providing my granddaughter with a very positive, nurturing learning experience (she is six years old).


Posted April 24, 2010

I have been happy at Peachtree this year only because of the teachers we have had. Overall, I believe there is little diversity at Peachtree.....while others may consider it diverse. I believe the quality of the school has declined a great deal. As a parent, I have safety concerns and also very unhappy with the cleanliness of the school grounds. I believe that so many essentials have been removed in the name of 'diversity'....PE should be everyday, year round. Spanish is year round...although on a rotating schedule. The arts 9 weeks each during the year. Children need recess....but if a teacher chooses not go take her class at all for the entire year...it is considered acceptable. I will say....on things that can be changed that you are not happy with....the administration is most always very helpful. Still....from 20 years ago.....you could say today, it 'ain't what it used to be'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Diversity lives here!!! Excellent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

My son had a great year last year in Kindergarten. The teacher and the staff are very professional and student centered.
—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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

261 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

261 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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

246 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

247 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 37%
Hispanic 37% 12%
White 11% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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
  • Beverly D Smith
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  • (770) 417-2451

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5995 Crooked Creek Rd
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 448-8710

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