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Crabapple Lane Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 501 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 24, 2014

We moved here 8 yrs ago from overseas. We had success academically and socially despite not being able to enroll in full time preschool prior to kindergarten as much of this working community does. Our kindergarten teacher knew right away that our daughter was behind in sight words. She gave us the tools we needed to catch up. Also our first grader was not strong in ability to learn math concepts as easily as her peers. Again, the teacher intervened by introducing us to the EIP. Now as a 7th grader attending a very diverse MS she is maintaing A/Bs in math, reading and English. I will always be thankful to our CLES teachers /faculty for identifying these weaknesses and providing the extra time, tools and attention to help maintain a strong GPA. We see grades go up as needed with confidence because someone showed an interest / concern early on in our adapting to and learning in a new country /culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

I will say that there is no beating the Fayette Co school system as far as academics is concerned & PTO involvement. We unfortunately had to transfer to CLES due to our Elementary school being closed by Fayette due to low enrollment, I will say that we have had some AMAZING teachers during our time in this school system but lousy experience with faculty outside of that. The Administrative Staff at CLES are very highfalutin and seem to believe themselves to be above the parents, the Principal will never admit fault in her Staff or accept any accountability when it's clear as day a mistake was made, the only person that is well beyond worthy of her position and far beyond is Mrs Davis the AP...she is brilliant and personable, and expresses a true concern not just for your children but for the parents as well. I will say if you're a career mom and can't volunteer oodles of your time to this school, be prepared to be treated the exact same way they make you feel...like an outsider. Fayette school system is the place to be, just not necessarily CLES, we can't wait to get to middle school & be back w Tyrone kids/parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

Outstanding school! Comparing Crabapple to top schools our child has attended in the Midwest and also the Northeast, it is in a class of its own. Academics are a main priority here with tremendous support from both parents and teachers in preparing students for secondary school and beyond. They offer an excellent enrichment program that is both challenging and enjoyable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

CLES is awesome! The teachers and administration are very helpful and want to help your child learn above grade level. They keep in constant contact with you regarding your child. The principal knows EVERY child by name! The PTO is great and above many others I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

An excellent school and experience so far. We are in our first year here and moved from out of state. Both our new teachers (K and 2nd) have been truly amazing. Our children have excelled in so many ways, even with a move and a new school. The administration is amazing, organized and wonderful with all the children. I feel very lucky to have my family attending this school. Thank you CLES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

This school has challenging academic programs and has improved my daughter's progress dramatically. However, her current teacher is to critical for the second grade. Each student is different and will not be equal with thier peers until about the fourth grade. I feel she is tring to teach 3rd & 4th graders rather than 2nd graders. Children should be able to enjoy school at this age. My daughter already dislikes it and would rather be home. Before joining Crabapple she did not feel this way. The Principal leadership is friendly and will listen to your concerns but don't seem to impliment the correct actions to maintain bad behaviors from reoccuring again. Parent involvement is amazing and I love the PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

Lousy Principal who appears to be over her head and lacking leadership and planning skills, but great teachers, great facilities and first rate education. Bring your children, but stay involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

At Crabapple Lane, the teachers really go out of their way to help each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

They have the best PTO in the state. The parents are very supportive and the teachers really love the students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

I love CLES because the faculty and staff truly are a family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

Wonderful place where children do not know they are actually learning. Great staff, administrators, parents and of course the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers always have the students best interest at heart. We have a very wonderful staff of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

My children have attended this school for the last four years. Good teachers and parent paticipation make this school great. Unresponsive and lack of open-mindness by the higher-ups make this school not-so-great. It would be nice to see more of an open door policy and willingness to new ideas from them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

Crabapple Lane is a great school! My child has been attending this school for the past 2 years and I highly recommend it to any family relocating to the area. The curriculum will meet the expectation of any parent that wants their child to be challenged and exceed. The staff and the administration are excellent. Parent volunteers make a great impact on this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

We just moved to Georgia and this our first year at Crabapple Lane. The staff, teachers, parents and students are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

Good school in a nice new facility with qualfied teachers and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

This school is like a private advanced placement school. It has the highest expectations of its students. The standards are so high that some students struggle to keep up. It appears to me that the curriculum is about a 1/2 to a full year ahead per grade level. Great for the high achievers! The teachers are excellent, as is the administration. The students seem to be happy and well-adjusted. There are very few behavior issues with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

Crabapple has been our school for the last 2 years. I have seen a lot of progress , but there are still some majors issues to be addressed. The amount of kids being pulled for the EIP programs is obviously to meet #s for funding. There also needs to be an active plan for getting language programs back in the school. The consistency in taught material from one class to another needs to be higher. How can teachers in the same grade be teaching to differently?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Our child has attended this school for the past 3 years. I would like to see a more diversified staff of teahers and para professionals because the minority population doesn't have a decent role mole representation of minorities to relate to or relate to them. So be careful not to let the teachers label your child for the EIP program to make their quota for funding of the program.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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 94% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
96%
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 76% 44%
Black 8% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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450 Crabapple Ln
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone: (770) 487-5425

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