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Sweet Apple Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 767 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

I have two students at Sweet Apple Elementary and they are thriving! Was incredibly pleased with our schools recent report card rating too -- the highest in Roswell and one of top (3) in North Fulton. Impressed with administration, teachers, and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

Sweet Apple is a wonderful school. Everyone is so helpful and they are very focused on doing what is best for all the students. You are able to be in contact with the teachers and staff at all times and that gives me a great sense of security. So happy we moved to this area and able to attend Sweet Apple!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

We moved just prior to our oldest son was headed to K. We used this website to help us determine where to look for houses. Based on the grades this school got and the word of mouth from others living in the area we settled on Sweet Apple. We have been very impressed, the school is well managed and has wonderful teachers. The administration is very attuned to the parents and genuinely cares about the families in the district. They very much work to educate each child to their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Due to corporate relo, this is our 3rd elementary school for our children and by far the best! Great administrators, teachers and engaged parents. The PTO-funded Science Lab is beyond expectations. Technology education for students and parents is cutting-edge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Incredible school with great parent involvement. Love the use of technology across all subjects. The PTO funded iPad carts and Science Lab set this school apart from previous schools my children have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

fantastic! Awesome! Super involved community, teachers, administrators and opportunities for the students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Sweet Apple Elementary is an incredible school with dedicated staff and teachers. The school and campus is beautiful. Technology is important to Sweet Apple, and teachers are trained to teach with it!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2013

We are in our second week of Kindergarten here and I have to say we're off to a great start. I'm very thankful for the communication we get from the teacher, principal and PTO. We're glad to be here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

One of the best in North Fulton! Great, hands on teachers and principal. My son loves going to school and enjoys the teachers and you can tell the parents are involved in their children's education as well. SO happy with our decision to enter this school district with our move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

The communication between staff and parents is phenomenal! The parent involvement is the BEST I have ever seen!! LOVE this SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Involved parents, committed teachers, nurturing environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

The teachers are enthusiastic and love our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Sweet Apple is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers, staff and parents!! Our kids love going to school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

this school is amazing and works with the kids on their level!!


Posted October 25, 2009

My son has been at SAE for 4 years and we have had a great experience, both academically as well as socially. He has excelled on all levels and is happy with his school envrionment. The PTA is very strong, which I honestly believe, has a lot to do with all that the school is able to offer (resource-wise). As with any school, there are caveats. It would be great to be in a school such as this, with a more socio-economically diverse community. Also, while most of the kids do well in school, I wonder if A's are doled out . . . could be a bit more challenging (I think). Overall, however, I find this to be an excellent public school. No real complaints on my part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I see below that a teacher is upset by the fact that the parents at Sweet Apple are involved. Isn't that the duty of a parent? Stay involved, communicate with the teacher and administration when needed, and support them when possible. I dare say the schools that do not have the parental involvement also have problems with test scores and discipline. No school is perfect and not all parents make good decisions. Best wishes on finding the perfect environment you are searching for - it does not exist. Perhaps you need to change your attitude and develop your skills to overcome challenges. Sweet Apple is a wonderful school - the staff, administration, and PTA plan to continue to keep it that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

Sweet Apple is an excellent school. The teachers are very supportive of the children and they effectively communicate to parents how their children are and what areas they need to look out for. The atmosphere is very positive and I am very happy with my child's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

SAE met and exceeded our expectations in most areas. The quality of the teachers is exceptional. The enrichment programs are wonderful. There is constant and open communication between parents and teachers. Parents are active in the classrooms. Overall, a great place school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

SAE is without a doubt a 'parent-centered' school. I have never taught in an environment where the teachers are constantly questioned about everything and rarely backed up by the administration. The teachers at SAE are wonderful and dedicated to the students. Never holding children accountable doesn't help them in the long run and I know the children of SAE are not being taught in the way they should to help them to not only pass tests, but be good people as well. If you are a teacher looking for a job, SAE will judge you, hold you to impossible standards (as far as dealing with the parents are concerned) and the same rules do not apply for everyone. If that sounds like what you signed up for, then have a blast!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 20, 2007

Sweet Apple has a very friendly Principal and Assistant Principal. I am just amazed that they can keep the names of their 900 students straight. They do a great job! It is common for me to see the Assistant Principal outside greeting the students when they arrive. What a nice touch! The school and PTA has been investing heavily in Activboard technology which is great. The only thing I can think of that needs some improvement would be the custodial work. The building is new but would benefit from a deep cleaning and bathroom maintenance. I think this is to be expected from time to time when you are serving the number of students that Sweet Apple has. I have confidence that Administration will proactively work on this.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

128 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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

152 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

152 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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

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 90% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

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

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 82% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Roswell, GA 30075
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