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Roswell North Elementary School

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 39 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted yesterday

As long time Roswell residents now with a little one, we had our daughter here for K and 1st. We had an incredible experience with both our K teacher, Ms Schindler, and our 1st, Miss Williams. Not only the teachers but the principal, Ms Kindra Smith is caring, motivating, energetic and very involved. It is her mission to get these scores up and put RNE on the map again. The negative reviews have to be from un-involved parents as if you've attended any of the school functions you will see immediately that this is a very tight knit community of fabulous folks and kids! We have since moved to Cherokee because our family needs have changed and we love our new school, too, but I felt compelled that you needed a review from a fellow RNE parent. We will forever be grateful for our experience at RNE and will remain close to these folks forever. Our daughter thrived here educationally and with her peers. Go Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2014

We absolutely love RNE! We considered private, decided to give RNE a shot and have been extremely happy with the entire staff. Our child loves this school! Our principal is very motivating, involved and energetic. She truly has the children's best interest at heart. AND she IS the principal of the year for Fulton County!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2014

We are looking forward to another great year at RNE. The preparation put in by the teachers, staff and parental/community volunteers is impressive. They have set the table for the students to succeed! Go Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2014

We've been proud RNE parents for over 3 years now and are looking forward to many more. We're so blessed to have the leadership of Fulton County's Principal of the Year. The teachers are so engaging and invested. Our parents come together and work very hard for the school and the best for ALL students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2014

Principal Smith is one of the best leaders I have witnessed in any school system. She always motivates not only the students , but the teachers and parents as well. Mrs. Smith is building one "team" with the parents and facility and the support for the school programs since she has taken over has been very good. Parental involvement is excellent at Roswell North and Mrs. Smith is always out networking with the PTA and supporters. To say that you have to be very involved as one reviewer stated to get the most out of the system is stating the obvious. You will be able to have more input into the decisions that are made if you get involved with the PTA and attend many of the open meetings. OPEN is the key word here as the opportunities to hear about new programs and provide inout are available if you look for them. I am a very happy parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2014

This is the beginning of our 9th year at RNE and our kids have been so happy here. The school, PTA and Foundation all work together to provide experiences and technology that would not have been possible without additional resources. RNE has great leadership and a stellar teaching roster. We love RNE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2014

Our son attended RNE from 2nd to 5th grades. Initially put-off by the older building, we grew to know and love this school, both under the leadership of Jerome Huff and then Kendra Smith. We found dedicated teachers, good communication, responsiveness to parent input and a positive environment. We were actually sad when it was time for middle school. We are very involved parents and felt very welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

You may have noticed that there are a lot of posters on the same day. We were asked by a PTA rep or RNEEF rep to come here and put positive reviews to counteract the negative ones. I've been in the RNE family for about 9 yrs now. I 've experienced 2 principles. Smith was Principle of the year, but she has a lot of learning to do still. she is compassionate. To get these things the positive posts portray you must be a VERY active parent. I was and learned how to work the system. You have too in order to help your child. I have experienced not being able to get the help or challenge for my children. I have experience the most wonderful teachers. I have experienced bad teachers and administration. The front desk ladies are awesome and most helpful. All in all This school is just average and talking to parents from other schools is very similar to Mountain park and Sweet Apple. Each year it's harder for the PTA to get volunteers. Last year they enlisted middle school kids for the festival because they couldn't find enough volunteers. involvement is still great on a day to day bases and it's wonderful dads are also involved. As with any school the more you show your face the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

I love this school! I have three children who have attended RNE and one on the way, I cannot say enough about the school....it is GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

We love this school!! I am shocked to read the negative comments but happy to hear these delusional parents pulled their kids out of our school. If our principal is "terrible", why was she awarded Principal of the Year for Fulton County? Because she is passionate, caring and respected, that's why. I have two children at RNE and could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

Roswell North Elementary is a wonderful school. We have had great teachers and we love the principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

As a parent of 2 children who have attended RNE (one has moved on to middle school now), I can say only GOOD things about the school. My children have been challenged academically, taught about character and why it matters, encouraged to do their best, and so much more. I really wonder where any negative comments must be coming from.......did their children actually attend RNE? RNE was the first North Fulton elementary school to have a fully equipped Science Lab with a teacher to run it. What a great hands on experience for the kids, it has made science come alive, instead of just reading about it in the text books. RNE, WE LOVE THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

Roswell North Elementary - Kindra Smith has built a team of caring, loving, energetic, smart educators who will go above and beyond to help your child succeed. Parent involvement is really great. We moved here 15 years ago because of the schools and really they only keep getting better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

Fantastic school. My kids have loved it. Very supportive teachers! Can't wait to see how well they progress in middle school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

We left a private school to come to RNE what a great decision it was for us. We were at RNE for 4 years and the teachers were amazing, and considered how my child learned and was motivated. I was very touched by the commitment to his success. I loved volunteering with SO many other active parents and the PTA. Mrs. Smith is the perfect balance of strong and soft (and she's award-winning) love her! The rest of the staff are each a blessing, from the front office staff, to the media staff and the custodians! We have "graduated out" now, and hated to leave the warm, safe nest of RNE. We will forever be grateful for the love, inspiration, and care they gave us. They all know they are changing little lives forever and take that very seriously. We love RNE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

I've got 3 kids who go to RNE. We have been very happy with the school. The principal is so involved and very caring. I love chatting with her. All of our teachers have been great and the kids have been happy. My kids are learning and thriving so well. I couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

My son completed his first year at RNE last year and we were very pleased with the quality of teaching and support we received. They were always willing to address our questions and concerns. Our son excelled and developed and I have no reservations in recommending the school to another family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

We are in our third year at Roswell North and love it. My daughter loves going to school every day. Mrs Smith puts her heart and soul into leading the school and caring for our children - her energy and enthusiasm seem boundless. She is Principal of the Year for a reason! We also have an amazing PTA and Foundation that support tons of extras for the kids and teachers, from special events and field trips to a fully staffed science lab. A great school with a great spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

About to start our 2nd year at RNE and are so excited about it! Great, new, wonderful things are going on at this school. If you ever get to hear Kinda Smith speak, you can just tell she exudes passion for these kids and this school! They don't just award "Principal of the Year" to anyone! We are very proud to be a part of this community. So many great volunteers and supporters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

I love this school. The staff along with the parents make this a top notch school. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!
—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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

170 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

170 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

154 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

154 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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%
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 60% 44%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Black 15% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Theory

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kindra Smith
Fax number
  • (770) 552-6326

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Theory
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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10525 Woodstock Rd
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 552-6320

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