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Ison Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 673 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

My son went to Heards Ferry Elementary for his preschool. We really loved it there and I was a little skeptical and hesitant at first to put him in Ison Springs Elementary. I am so pleased with this school for not only its academic advances but the staff and teachers are absolutely wonderful. It is in a very remote location and it makes me feel like my son goes to a safe school in a safe area. I'm very lucky that we have such a good school right around the corner. My son loves his teachers he's had in his classmates. I can definitely see him flourish here at Ison Springs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

Ison is the best! I love the staff and teachers at Ison Springs! My children have attended the school since it first opened! The school's positive energy and love for children are as intense as they were the first year the school opened! They call our children, scholars. The school believes that every scholar can learn. Also, excellence is expected from every scholar. I am impressed by Ison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

I absolutely loved Ison Springs Elementary for my son. Mrs. Jones, the assistant principal was excellent! I had an issue early into my son's first year at the school with a substitute teacher and she took care of it immediately. She was very personable and caring. My son attended Ison Springs for two years (4th and 5th grade) and will now move on to middle school, but I would definitely recommend Ison Springs to the involved and concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

My son has now completed his elementary education with Ison Springs and will be moving on to middle school next year. ISON SPRINGS ROCKS...I am very sad to say goodbye. First: The principal is more involved than I have ever witnessed before. Second: The teachers are well rounded, involved, dedicated, supportive...and they actually love your children. Third: They offer lots of clubs/activities relevant to your child's success as an adult. The academics were great...PTA members step right up to tutor children having any type of difficulties. This school works as a team...I've never seen anything like it. They genuinely know most of the parents on a first name basis. If your son/daughter will be moving into this school district, do not worry they will take good care of your child and assure they're challenged academically. Looking for diversity??? They have it...it's amazing! Way to go ISON...you will be missed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

My daughter attended Kindergarten there and will attend next year for 1st grade as well. The staff and teachers are top notch and really care about the success of the kids. They really go above and beyond to make sure children with special needs are taken care of and proper accommodations are made to make them as successful as they can be. There are children there from various cultrues and socio-economic backgrounds and everyone is made to feel welcome and treated equally. My only wish is that there was more parental involvement, although I do understand in a time where a lot of families have parents who work full-time, that is not always possible. For those wanting to be involved, there are PLENTY of ways to be involved from helping in the classroom, volunteering at one of the many fun events held during the school year or contributing to the school's awesome PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

Ison Springs Elementary opened in the fall of 2009. The school is new construction and is designed well. Our son attended Pre-K and Kindergarten at this school and we have been thrilled with the level of teacher and principal involvement. The moto of this school should be "Diversity", because there are kids from many different countries, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. The only complaint I can come up with would be a lack of widespread parent involvement. Overall, we are very happy with this school.
—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.

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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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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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

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 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
n/a
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 37%
Hispanic 30% 12%
White 17% 44%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Sara White

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8261 Ison Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Phone: (770) 673-4020

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