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Robert Shaw Theme School

Public | PK-5 | 481 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2013

We have been apart of the RSTS family for almost 7 years. My son started attending in the 2nd grade he is now a gifted/high achiever 9th grader. My daughter has attended since Pre K. She is now a 3rd grader. When Ms. Frieson was principal it was a wonderful school. We did have moments when I was not happy with the environment. How ever, we now have Ms. Massey as our principal, and it is a great experience, again. Her prime objective is to make you as the parent feel comfortable to leave your child at RSTS. I love the teachers. I love the support staff. Some people do not like the neighborhood, but I feel like my daughter is safe, locked doors, screening of visitors, and verifing who is allowed to pick up the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

I am a parent of a Kindergartener and it is important for me to add a new post as I think many parents searching for a quality school cannot receive enough information; especially on RSTS. Our family has been pleased with the attention our DD receives in class and after school. The principal, Ms. Massey, is kind, loving, friendly and cares for her student body, teachers and parents. She ALWAYS makes time to speak to you. I am always impressed with the teachers who know my DD in other grade levels. It is a small school and a close community. Ms. Thomas keeps a great parent center and is extremely helpful. Overall, we are thrilled that our kiddo has an opportunity for a great start in a school district that is not rated as high. I should also say that the students have been kind and friendly as well. Really, a great pleasure to be here. Kudos to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2012

I would have to say the school was great, but started going slowly downhill since Ms.Fryson left. The bulling and general annoying students started to increase and this is from a former student who got bullied herself. I used to love school and I got all A's . But as soon as the bulling got out of control my grades started to slip and i was soon getting B- 's, instead of A+'s . I was going from straight 3's on the CRCT's to mostly 2's. If I had to I would recommend you go somewhere else.


Posted May 25, 2010

Robert Shaw Theme School is a wonderful school for all our children. I am so very excited to share my opinion because I have never regret a day that my child has attended there with prefect attendance for the last six years. Robert Shaw staff teaches, A great education, excellent conduct and respect for others and others things, will take you down the right path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

Principle Fryson+ Highly Motivated Teachers & Staff+Supportive PTA+High Achieving Students & Parents=4 STARS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

rsts is hands on one of the best school I have three boys that attend this school its very challenging parents involvement is wonderful I would recommend this school to any parents you have to experience to believe it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

RSTS is an awesome school because of the teachers and parents. If you think about it you are your child's first teacher and having a teacher that really cares for your child plays a very important role in their education. Teachers and parents keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I have two kids that attend RSTS along with my cousin. I really love RSTS down from the principal to the kids. The level of teaching the kids is excellencent. I would recommend RSTS to any parent. My oldest son (going to the 2nd grade) is in the chess club (9th place in the national this year April 2008 the only elementary school at the tournment way to go tigers) and the gifted program. The youngest is following right behind him. The mandortary parent involvement I love. We are looking forward to this year. Way to go Ms. Frison, the staff and the kids. TNewton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

My two children have attended Robert Shaw for the past four years. The entire school provides an excellent learning environment for all students. It is really important to be an intricate part of this school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

My daughter has been attending Robert Shaw Theme School since she was in Pre-K. She has learned so much over tyhese past 3 years. Robert teachers and staff are excellent. You can tell they really enjoy their job. I also loved the parent volunteer service, and Mrs. Frison gets a 10. I am proud to be a Robert Shaw parent! Way to go tigers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

My two children attend this school. I wish that Theme schools were the norm for all levels of schooling. This is truly the best kept secret in DeKalb County! The principal has received honors from the governor. The teachers prepare the students for middle school in grades 2 and beyond! The Discovery program has exceeded all my expectations. They are the kindest and most patient teachers and administrators I have ever worked with, in regards to my children's education. The expectations are high for parents. Finally, a school that holds parents accountable for participating in their child's academic success! My application acceptance into this school has truly been a blessing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I have two kids that attend RSTS. The teachers are very patient with the students and do expect nothing less than 100 percent at all times. I think that administration is very approachable and works in juction with the parents to provide a balance of educational and social excellence. R. Freeman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I was not impressed with the teachers, principle and assistant principle at Robert Shaw. They were not very friendly, they would not say hello when you come to the school. I will not recommend thus school to anyone and my son will not return.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

Our daughter came from a private school before attending Robert Shaw Theme School. Making a decision to have her attend Robert Shaw was one of the best decision we have ever made. She will be attending Middle School next school year and my husband and I both wish she could remain at Robert Shaw. I feel this school provides a safe environment and an excellent quality of education for students. The teachers are wonderful with the students and are there for parents when needed. The counselor is also a great person and understands the students/parents point of views. The principal knows the parents and sudents by name and I feel she displays a positive attitude, which makes a difference in a parent(s) and a child's life. The parent invovlement is great! Overall, the staff are wonderful people at Robert Shaw. My child has had a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This is my sons first year at Robert Shaw and I must admit I'm very impressed with the faculty and staff. I like the fact that the school requires and encourages parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

Both my children attend RSTS. The principal is very collaborative and the faculty as a whole is dedicated to the education and well being of all the children. I cannot say enough about my experiences at this school and would recommend it to any parent who wants a good learning environment where respect for self and others, and high academic achievement is a key component.
—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 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

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 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
80%
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
Black 94% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Edwina Boggs
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