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Mimosa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1069 students

 

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Posted July 18, 2011

Today is 7/18/11 and every morning my son asks me when am I going back to school? We love Mimosa and the great teaching staff. The kids there are friendly and they enjoy the school also. Even the Cafeteria staff knows you child by name. We miss this school and can't wait until the first day back 8/15/11.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

It's true that Mimosa isn't really diverse because of it's majority population of hispanic/latino students (vs. a blended population) However, I think the school itself and the administration (Love the principal) and the teachers are very good. As one of the few active PTA members, I would like to see more parent involvement and perhaps a Spanish class for those of us parents who only speak English to help bridge the communication barrier with some of the other parents. But my children (in K and 1st) are doing very well here and I really like their teachers. After parent teacher conferences, I have confidence that my children are getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

I love this school,it has done miracles in my daughter live we are going to miss this school and teachers next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

My daughter suffers from ADHD, and this school with it's excellent teachers did wonders for her. I canno't explain in enought depth how pleased I am with Mimosa Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I would like to say how pleased I was with Mimosa for my daughter's 4th grade. After private school and homeschooling, I was unprepared for what would come. I was impressed with the teachers and the overall spirit of the school. I was sold on the sending my daughter there after the international festival. It was amazing and was where I saw how cohesive the school is. To think they celebrated 40 years. That is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I have a child who is attending for first time at this school in kindergarten. I am not at all pleased with this school. It looks old and the lunch room is very small. When I eat lunch with my child we have to sit in a seperate section away from her class, which I find weird. I think it would help if parent could say high and help thier child talk to thier classmates at lunch. They also to not teach Janpanese anymore which was a selling point to me. They should start atleast teaching spanish becuase of the huge population of students there. When you go to functions you need to know how to communicate with other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2004

Before we moved here my son was in private school. I was worried about the teacher/ student ratio in a public school and how it would effect my son's education. My child would have been at Mimosa a year in January and he loves it. The teachers are caring. They are willing to go the extra mile. All the teachers that I have encountered want to keep the parents informed about their childs education. I am very impressed and that is saying alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

My child has orthopedic impairments and has been attending Mimosa for 5 years. As a School Social Worker in another county I feel that I can adequately assess the quality of a school. My child has received excellent care, has specialized services (O.T., P.T., Adapted P.E., Sp. Ed. for Math), and the staff has always been warm, welcmoming and professional. There are many ethnic groups at Mimosa, and having children from different cultures and children with and without disabilites have enriched the environment. After having interacted with the school for many years and comparing it to schools in other counties offering orthopedic services I can state, firmly, that I wouldn't send my child to any elementary school except Mimosa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

I have three children that I am proud to say attend Mimosa Elementary School. My family and I are from South Carolina and I was a little afraid to have my kids to settle in a new school as well as a new enviroment. Mimosa Elementary teachers and staff have made my life the past year wonderful. My kids are very excited about learning and sharing what they have learned in class. The staff is also very friendly and is at all times willing to help me with situations that I may encounter. I would recommend anyone to allow their children to have the honor of attending Mimosda Elemtantary School. It's not just a school, its a big family of people who love their students and really care about their education. Thanks Mimosa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2004

We moved here from Seattle and were very concerned about a good school for our first grader. We were very surprised when our child came home and said a different teacher came in and taught Japanese. I knew it was better to start a foreign language early and this was great opportunity to do just that. I have also been impressed with the amount of reading she learned in just a few months. She enjoys school and that is half the battle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2003

My children are new to Alpharetta Ga. and I am very impressed with Mimosa Elemtary. The education structure is very pleasing . My children are learning to speak Japanese and Spanish, and my oldest son is on the band. We're from South Carolina , and I thought that my children would miss home. But they actually look fowarded to going to school and learning. My children's teachers are wonderful..If I know of anyone moving to this area, I would recommend Mimosa Elementary. There is also a great afterschool program there. When I pick up the kids from afterschool care, their homework is done as well and the their reading . Of course, I go over the homework with them, but its great to know that the school values the childrens time for learning. Thanks Mimosa..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

This is a really great school. I went throught it a few years ago and the teachers were wonderful. The principle is great too. She really gets to know you. She loves interacting with the students. Everyone there strives to make everyone happy. It is like a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

Mimosa is a wonderful school which happens to be extremely diverse. This can be disconcerting to some parents upon first examining the school. Once their students are enrolled at Mimosa; parents realize that the faculty has worked hard to develop a wonderful atmosphere where the gifted native English speaking student is challenged and the needs of the non-English speaking student are met. The school achieved the highest 5th grade writing scores in the county for the 2002-2003 school year. That is an impressive achievement at a school where over a quarter of its population is in ESOL.
—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 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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

186 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

162 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

163 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
85%
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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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
Hispanic 70% 12%
Black 18% 37%
White 7% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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