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Pointe South Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 685 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

The principle and staff are very friendly and involved they make sure all kids have homework and assist whenever necessary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

My child has attended pointe south for 2yrs. coming from a private school. This is an adaquate school and the teachers thus far has been great with pushing the students and communicating with the parents about their childs progress. However, the principal Mr. Tanner doesn't communicate well with the parents, when there is an issue that needs attn. My only issue is the principal not hearing the concerns that the parents may have about their children progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

Been a Pointe South parent for over 4 years now, and I think it is a wonderful school offers quality education to their students. The PTA is great, so are the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

This school need's a lot of work.They do have soom good teacher's that really care about the well -being of the kids then they have some that just don't care. Pta and events they have in the school are never put to gether no one seem to be on the same page when planning events.This school does not do a good job on discipline kids that need to be discipline.The principla Frank Turner need to resign b/c he do not do a good job at all never return parent's call or allway's to busy will get back with you.This school need a lot of inprovement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I think this is an excellent school that does not get the credit that it deserves. As compared with other schools in the area, this school is performing up to standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

I really am impressed with the teacher and parent participation at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Pointe South elementary School is a fairly decent school. The school seems to be too cliquish and allowed favorite children to to go to favorite teachers, there's too many teacher children that attends and others tend not to get a fair shake. This problem needs to be addressed and nuetralized because it's getting too far out of hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

Pointe South Elementary is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

My child has attended this school for 2 years.I find that the school needs to have some type ofrecess not just P.E. twice a week as a special.Burn the energy more attention in class.Lunch should be socializing time not drill time. Office personnel knows nothing always and receiving upcoming events should be issued at least a week before the event not the day of. No I.D. check for car riders.No field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I have only had good experiences with this school. The teaching staff and adminstrators are very eager to assist in any problem I have had. My child came from a school that I had problem after problem with adminstrators and teachers. This school was a refreshing break from what I had been through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

This School has decreased my childs learning skills and drive to exceed and attend school due to the inconsistencies in administration. The school counselor has shown to be unconcerned with my childs development, as well as safety, I've made several requests for conferences to no avail no conference, spoke w/ the assistant Principal request conference 'will speak w/child and follow up' no action to date, unruly children do pass on to higher grades in this school. Teachers and admin tend to unfavorably label the working parents children. I will be tranferring my child to another school.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
74%
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 82% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian 2% 3%
White 2% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Marcus Jackson
Fax number
  • (770) 603-5774

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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Riverdale, GA 30274
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