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Scholars Academy Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 157 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $60,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014

The current governing board must step aside immediately so that the PTA can try and save this school from closure. Shame on their obstructionist activities which smacks of malfeasance and an attempt to block transparency. Only THREE OF THE SEVEN board member even bother to show up to any meetings. They have zero motivation to fight to keep the school open. THE GOVERNING BOARD MUST STEP ASIDE SO THAT THE PTA CAN SAVE THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

I LOVE SCHOLARS BECAUSE THE STAFF IS LOVING, CARING AND THEY EMBRACE ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS. THEY OFFER FREE TUTORING TO ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS TO IMPROVE TEST SCORES. THEY MAKE LEARNING FUN AS IT SHOULD BE. I HAVE TRIED CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER HATED THE SCHOOL. SHE LOVES ATTENDING SCHOLAR AND SHE FEELS LOVED THERE. SO TELL ME WHAT PARENT CAN ASK FOR MORE? AS A PARENT, YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO FEEL SAFE AND KNOW THAT SHE IS LOVED AND CARED FOR IN YOUR ABSENCED. WAY TO GO SCHOLARS!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

My son is in the first grade. He has been attending this school since last year. He is doing EXCELLENT WORK in this school!!! My daughter graduated TOP OF HER CLASS!!! WE LOVE SCHOLAR'S ACADEMY!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

The school has the capacity to be so much more. We the right leadership it can be. They do have some teacher who care but majority. The Administration needs to focus in the right direction - School supply (books, ect.) and return to basic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

CHALLENGING, PRODUCTIVE & FUN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT! Forget the fancy building & lush playground- what you see is so much more than what you get! Teachers & Admin are energetic ,caring & patient. Sadly, there are parents who constantly complain about petty things. These parents break their necks to pay for field trips/parties, but will not volunteer their time or $ to help the school. FYI, Scholars has a thin budget & IT IS crucial for everyone to work together to raise necessary $ to improve all aspects of the school. This is a CHOICE school. If you want students to succeed, start with your own child. Volunteer time & $ to enhance the efforts of Scholars. BTW, 3rd grade teachers dynamic; kindergarten teachers interactive; Gifted program forever challenging its students; 5th grade steadily prepping for middle school; Special Education program small but very caring & productive. I trust my children's education to the foundations that I laid at home first & to Scholars. Scholars has made AYP for the last 2 or 3 years! Don't let a negative review steer you away from looking into this school. It 'snot perfect, but it's a good choice! GRATEFUL & LOYAL PARENT:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

I salute all teachers at Scholars Academy!!!! The communication is excellent and this is very important to me as an involved caring parent. My son previously went to Lee Street and I was not pleased with the poor communication from some of his teachers. I also did not like the ghetto environment and mentality. My son is in the gifted program for the 3rd year straight and he is doing extremely well at Scholars Academy. I feel that he is being challenged. His behavior and attitude is also on point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

My hats go off to the teachers at scholars academy. This is a rare bunch! They are clear of their responsibility and care for and teach the children with a surrogate mindset. They are absolutely amazing!!! The administration on the other hands in horrible! They are not professional nor do they know what they are doing. Most parents are pulling their kids while waiting for the other shoe to drop. They lost alot of great teachers, teh former board chair, and pta president all who implemented strong, positive changes for them to move forward and of course they didn't use any of it! The organization of the 2 field trips they had were done poorly and the afterschool program is a joke! The school is broke! My kids will not be returning. The entire board needs to be removed and the seats filled with productive, serious citizens who understand that children are 1st! This is even more reason why the teachers get a virtual hi-5! Dealing with all of that disorganization has to be a dozzie. Pathetic! SMH... P.S. The stars are for the teachers! ********* You may want to look at them personally to hire as private tutors!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

I wish I could give this school a 10*! Words cannot explain the whole experience this year 2010-2011. They had some problems with administration but they cleaned it up and keep moving the shift was made without interfering with the schools structure. His teacher was Ms. Smallwood and he spent time with Ms. Reynolds, Ms.Rice and Ms. DuBoise which are all now close to our hearts. Scholars is ran closer to a private school environment without the tuition, I am so glad I had this option available at Lee St. I feel as though my child had no chance. At Scholars my son had concepts of multiplication where the students at Lee St. were still mastering number relations and addition.he is now reading chapter books leaving out of kindergarten while the students who attended the neighborhood school are still doing level one and pre-reading.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

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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.

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

2010

 
 
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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
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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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6449 Church St
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: (770) 756-9710

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