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Northwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 731 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 4, 2014

We specifically chose to relocate into this area because we'd heard such wonderful things about Northwood. Now, two years after making the move, we continue to be delighted with our decision. We honestly feel like part of a big extended family at Northwood, there is always a welcome smile and greeting as you enter the school. I guess one of the main reasons I feel this way is because I make a conscious decision to be involved as much as I can - reaching out to teachers and other staff as much as possible. I am fortunate enough to be able to have the time to be involved and it's paying dividends for everyone - myself, the children and the school. Our teachers go above and beyond on every occasion. This was recently demonstrated during the crazy winter weather and even now we have a dedicated crew who are providing additional learning opportunities for our students. I understand that the demands on our students and teachers nowadays are huge but I know that my children are getting the best education available in a loving and nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

My daughter attended Northwood from K-3 and her teachers were excellent. She received a good foundation in reading, writing and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

We have 1 graduate of Northwood and one currently attending and have nothing but great things to say. The teachers, staff and volunteers have made this a safe, fun and academically a top notch school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

My kids have had a fantastic experience at Northwood! The teachers have always been great and what a fantastic PTA! Schools that have great parent support really make a difference. My daughter went all the way through Northwood and my son is now in the 4th grade. They have been in Special Needs classes to Tag classes and I have always been pleased! Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Great school. The teachers, parents, PTA and staff are dedicated and friendly. We just moved to the area last year and we love it. I've had no concerns or issues. Communication has been open and frequent. Lots of school sponsored local events, we love our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

very disappointing! impersonal and huge lack of communication with parents especially in emergency situations. The counselor is the only one that is actually pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Great TAG program and teachers. I recommend this school to any child entering elementary grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Northwood used to be wonderful until Mrs Ahuja became principal.She is totally out to Lunch.The Vacant look in her eyes when you ask her a question and the lack of concern has me very concerned for my children.The Vice Principal is just as bad.Mrs Ahuja has taken the magical experience of Northwood and now runs it like a gas station or a 7-11.There are 25 kids jammed into a class and there used to only have about 13 kids in a class.Its heartbreaking to watch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

I am a 5th grader at northwood and I have enjoyed this school right up to 4th grade. mrs. ahuja removed almost all of our beutiful murals, spent TONS of mony retiling the school, repainting the walls, making her able to cut HUGE portions off our music and arts programs. she also spent too much money on the special ed classes, and not spending any on TAG( witch I am in). They also take up WAY too much learning time to prepare for the CRCT.


Posted December 12, 2012

I've had 2 children graduate from Northwood and 1 child currently enrolled. This school is great and I have no complaints. I've never experienced any problems with bullying and the staff is very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2012

This school has unfortunately gone down the tubes in the past couple of years with the change in administration. The parents (PTA) are the best part of Northwood. The current principal & VP are useless & unresponsive to problems that arise (ie bullying). We became so disatisfied with the quality overall environment we moved to a better district. I know many parents who have also pulled their children out...unless there is a change from the top, save your pennies & put them in private (or move).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

I made the decision to move to N. Fulton County with my childrens educational interests in mind. I have read the reviews on Nwood, and for the most part I would agree- provided that your child never finds themselves on the administrations bad list. Since my children have gone through several years there, the adminstration has made recommendations that 1)my 5 year old be put on ADHD meds because the teacher could not control her class- she has since been promoted a grade and will finish elmentary school early, 2) that my oldest child (who is now in private school) was lying about being bullied, 3) that my husband and I were liars when we brought up issues to our district rep. regarding the administrations lack of interest in resolving bullying. Having two daughters is difficult, and unless you are a mother that can volunteer every day to sit at the school and be a part of the in-crowd of mothers, your child will not be treeated with respect, and neither will you. The current principal is condescending and only cares about protecting the other members of her administrators. The vp is worse. I am so glad that we are out of that school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

I have two children at Northwood, 3rd and 5th grade,who have been there since kindergarten. We have been very pleased with their education. We chose our neighborhood based on the schools our kids would attend and we have not been disappointed. The TAG program is great and the teachers are quick to help in whatever way they can. Our principal, Mrs. Ahuja, is very helpful and always looking for ways to better our school in all areas. She's very responsive to our needs and seems genuinely interested in making our school the best it possibly can be. If you're looking for a great school with a great community and an awesome principal, you've found it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

I've got a 5th grader at Northwood who has been there since Kindergarten. I also have a first grader. Northwood used to be a great school. With 2 changes of principal since we arrived, it's not so great anymore. Current principal not receptive, assistant principal not experienced. Some of the teachers are fantastic, truly, but don't expect to get any problems solved from the top!! Class sizes have grown to ridiculous this year as well. Look elsewhere with your gifted child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I have been so pleased with Northwood Elementary school. The teachers are wonderful to work with. I have a child going into first grade and a child who just finished fifth grade. They have/are excelling at Northwood. The parent involvment and school community is outstanding. I always know what is going on in all my kids classes and I feel welcome at the school. The parents have built a great network with each other. I would not choose a private school over Northwood for any reason including academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

This school is a really great school with excellent teachers. They communicate with the students and also the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

Northwood Elementary has some excellent teachers, however, the administration seems to be sub par. I feel 100% that with some strong leadership this school could be outstanding. Case in point, the funds recieved by the school could be put to much better use...i.e., spent on the kids. Much money is wasted with inefficiency and carelessness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

Since enrolling my children with Northwood, I have please announce that they are progressing. My daughter loves to read attributed to her teacher, Ms. Bennett. Also, my son has some special classes and with the direction of Mrs Carter and others he'll soon emerged into the regular population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

I am the parent of two very different children- personality and academically. Our family struggled with the decision of public vs. private schools before entering Northwood. Both of our children have had such positive experiences in this school- and we have benn VERY pleased with their academic acheivements. The communication between parents and adminsitration has improved tremendously over the last year- I truly feel like they always have an open door and open mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

Everything we've experienced at this school has been positive. The teachers are fantastic, the children are disciplined, and our daughter has thrived as a result!
—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

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

108 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 85% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

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 94% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

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 57% 44%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Black 13% 37%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10200 Wooten Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 552-6390

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