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Palmetto Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 535 students

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4 stars

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Posted May 27, 2013

Palmetto Elementary has done a great job with keeping my children safe and helping them look forward to school everyday never wanting to miss a day no matter what. principal millen and bowens ahve done a great job running the school providing excellent teachers and the ladies in the front office and enrollment arealways having a smile on thier faces.Thank you for putting a parents worries to rest!! My 1st grader and 5th grader love it and are excelling! Mrs.Keys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

this school is awsome ive been here 3 years and my school is very awesome and i love it


Posted June 7, 2012

Palmetto Elementary School is awesome! Mrs. Bowens and I joined the Palmetto Eagle family at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. This is why we absolutely love Palmetto Elementary School....... -Students: We come to work daily to provide them with a quality education. Everything we do centers around making sure our students reach their full potential. -Parents: Our parents are very supportive. We work together as a team to make sure our students are successful. -Teachers: We are fortunate to have teachers who are highly qualified, dedicated, but most importantly, truly care about students. -Administrative Team: We all lead by example. We are dedicated to serving as effective instructional leaders, and it s refreshing to know that the members of this team have the same work ethic and level of dedication to improving student achievement as I have. --Clerical Staff: From the bright smile you ll receive from our front desk secretary, to the professional and caring demeanor of our bookkeeper, clinic aide, and data clerk, you ll discover we have an awesome group of employees who make up our team of clerical employees. Mrs. Millen - Principal
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2012

As a first year teacher, I had an AWESOME experience at Palmetto Elementary School! The administrative staff as well as my fellow colleagues were extremely supportive. The administrative staff is always very transparent in everything they do. The teachers are well informed as well as the parents. I had some of the BEST parents this year! They were always willing to lend a helping hand and were very eager to participate! The students absolutely LOVE coming to school!! Way to go Palmetto for creating an atmosphere that instills of love of learning into each of its students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2012

I had three students that attended this past school year and one more student coming in the following yr. The school its self is great as well as most of the teachers, I truly believe and encourage parents to get involve in school as much as possible and you will see a big difference with your child's education. As parents we sometimes forget our part in our children's education and expect teachers to work wonders with our kids...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

My son just completed his Kindergarten year here at Palmetto Elementary. His teacher was fantastic in keeping the lines of communication open between she and I, which is extremely important to me. From what I have seen in the first year, the faculty and staff actually do care a great deal about the students and their continued learning, and not just passing them on to the next grade. The future looks great so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

I was scared at first of Fulton county school but now that my son has went there for a year I love this school the teachers are awsome and they make everyone feel welcome i am very happy with Palmetto Elem. I had said that we might move but my son loves it and so do I so we will be here until he goes to middle school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Palmetto has improved greatly in the last couple of years. This is not the easiest place to live and the parent invovlement is not the greatest, but the teachers are outstanding and work hard to provide a quality education. Also the administration strives to provide a solid foundation on which to build a quality school. The new PTA this year has been great and has done a great job and has also contributed to helping turn around the atmosphere of the school. I am glad my children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

The administration lacks (in my opinion)the necessary efficiency to adequately operate this school. Check out the CRCT scores for the 2006-2007 school year. There needs to be some form of investigation and not just in-house. Advice to parents of future students: beware especially if you have an AP or TAG student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I think that Palmetto Elementary School needs to have a good look at themselves. The turn over of staff is outrageous, and many of the teachers do not seem happy with the administraiton of the school and there is not a lot of support for students, parents or teachers. They do not do a good job of keeping the teachers that truly care for students and want to see the best in them. I am sick of seeing these students have subsititute teachers so often that are not qualified to teach!


Posted January 17, 2007

I have a 5th, 4th, & 3rd grader. My kids have been @ Palmetto for 2 yrs. I like the school and my kids seem to enjoy it a lot. The teachers that my now 4th grader has had the 2 yrs he has been here they have challenged him in my opinion to his full potential. Even though they do have a teacher shortage the individuals that are there filling in are doing an excellent job and they take the job of educating the kids very seriously. I must say that I am happy that I made the choice to move to Palmetto.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

With this being the first year my sons have attended Palmetto Elem I am not pleased with the school. I feel it's overcrowded and not enough expericenced teachers that don't know what to do.They need to put another school in this district. They don't respond to problems in a timely matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

My daugters went to Palmetto elementary for the 2004-05 school year and they Loved It an so did I. One child was in the 5th Grade and the other in 3rd. Both of there Teachers where great! The extracurricular activities were wonderful My daughter was able to take band and chours and excell. The parent involvment is getting better everyday. The Children at Palmetto elementary feel every safe and know that the Teachers are looking out for they best intrest. Parent Sabrina J
—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

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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
76%
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 64% 37%
Hispanic 21% 12%
White 11% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Carlene Millen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (770) 463-6105

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Palmetto Youth League
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Publix
  • Abundant Grace Church
  • Palmetto Baptist Church
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • BETA Club
  • Green Patrols
  • Safety Patrols
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer during the Book Fair
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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505 Carlton Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268
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Phone: (770) 463-6100

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