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Thomas Crossroads Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 425 students

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted August 31, 2014

Great school! We love the open door atmosphere! We love the parent involvement! Please keep loving and teaching the students as you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

OVERALL GREAT SCHOOL My son started in the second half of the 3rd grade. He was a bit of a hand-full. The first thing I did was talk to the school counselor Dr. Susan Schmidt and addressed my concerns and she was wonderful!!! The 3rd grade teacher was a little combative and overall unhelpful and I feel singled out my son and was very quick to want me to put him on ADD medication without herself being educated on ADD medications (so I educated her a little), but did care very much about most of the other students. His 4th grade teacher was a little too much like a drill instructor that held a grudge and is no longer a fourth grade teacher. 5th grade teacher has been wonderful I couldn't ask for a better teacher. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Simmons He really cares about all of the children and he personally helped my son become a better person. Also addressed the problems with the teachers. Sometime before I said anything to him. I would love to nominate him for Principal of The Year if I can find out how. Mrs. Tangie at the front office is on top of everything I feel like the kids are safer with her in the front she cares deeply about the students and parents both!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

The first year my son attended here was in pre-k. We had a wonderful experience and were excited to enroll him the following year. He was given a teacher that was very rude, uncaring, impatient, and often times punished the children with food or drink. She was a terrible teacher. I spoke with the principal about the situation and asked to have my son removed from her class. He refused. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone as the issues I had with the teacher were not addressed correctly by the principal and he seemed as uncaring as the teacher herself. The ladies in the front office are also very rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

This is a great school! You will know everyone from the front office to the custodians. You will get out of the school what you put in. Dr. Simmons really sets the atmosphere as you see him greeting the children every morning at car rider line. The staff very much invites parent involvement. We have been here many years and had several children here. No school is perfect, but we have had a wonderful experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

My child has had 3 teachers that were uncaring, rude & obviously lacked the skills to teach children with love. These teachers would choose favorites & treat the other kids as unequals.(This could have major effect on the emotional growth of a child) I feel all teachers should be submitted to a parent & mental evaluation each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

My children have been attending TCE since Pre-k and they're now in 2nd and 4th grade. This school has EXCELLENT teachers and staff and everyone goes above and beyond. The custodians work very hard and it shows. The technology is great and I'm thrilled with the smaller class sizes. The motto at TCE is "TEAM" - Together Everyone Achieves More! Great parent involvement at school functions and fundraisers help make it possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

My child came to TCE from WOE during the middle of the year in 2nd grade. I find there to be a HUGE difference in everything from the "cleanliness" of the school to the desire for my child to excel in his classroom. Honestly, TCE needs a major overhaul. And I find the teachers very lacking when notes are sent home and the TEACHERS grammer and punctuation is worse than my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

I have worked with the teachers and administration at Thomas Crossroads Elementary for 15 years. I have two grandchildren going to this school. I can say that there is no school on this good earth that can give every child everything they need, just as parents cannot , but I can say without question that 95% of the teachers and everyone else down to the custodians are dedicated professionals who give above what is expected. They love their work and continue to strive to do the best job possible for the benefit of the children that they truely care about.


Posted December 10, 2009

My child began at TCE this year and has had nothing but problems. My child has lost the desire to learn and is coming home upset because they feel like their teacher has singled them out and is constantly picking on them. I am told my child has issues with following directions; however, I believe there is a serious patience issue with the teacher and a personality conflict between the teacher and my child. I do not believe that the school has done everything they can to help my child succeed and I feel that my child has been 'left behind'. I hope to move my child from this poor situation as quickly as possible and look forward to seeing them happy again and eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I have found this school to be quick to judge children and categorize them as defiant or sp. ed, unless they fit 'in the box'. If I had the means, I would move my child into the private sector where her uniqueness would be seen as a good thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

Having had to raise our grandson for a short period of time (parent choice, not ours) TCE went above and beyond with dealing with a child who had a myriad of issues. His behavior was atrocious, and yet, with the commitment of Dr. Simmons and all the staff (including custodians and office personnel) they made an incredible difference in his life and ours. We worked with them and participated actively in the school and followed their directions. Many times decisions were based on both home and school behavior issues. They assisted us in helping him with his behaviors and were extremely committed in assuring his success. In my opinion, there is no other school that could fare to compare to TCE!!


Posted April 10, 2008

I think TCE is a wonderful school. We moved from another school district and my 2nd grader has learner so much. I would recommed this school to anyone who wants their child to exceed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

TCE is an outstanding school where teachers care about student success! The entire staff works to help each child achieve. Parent involvement is a definite plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

Thomas Crossroads is a wonderful school where the focus stays on learning. My children enjoy the time they spend with TCE's teachers and staff. TCE has a wonderful, welcoming and involved PTO.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

71 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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

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 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%
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 80% 44%
Black 8% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Fate R. Simmons
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (770) 304-5924

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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3530 Highway 34 E
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
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