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Norton Park Elementary School

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Posted November 1, 2013

I love this school. Mist of the teachers are excellent. Principal and Vice principal are awesome. Academics wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

I have a child attending this school. The Principal, Vice Principal and teachers we have had the pleasure of working with have all been excellent. Our real concern is with the transient nature of the student body and lack of english as a primary language. Are native english speakers going to be left behind while there is a heavy focus on basic english to prepare these students for their education. What happens to the kids who don't need this language support, are they left behind?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

My children attend Norton Park and i think it is an excellent school. The Leadership is outstanding. The administrators are accessable and the entire staff genuinely care about the students. There are many accommodations available for students who need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

They should have more classes for the children who don't speak english so that the children who do can spend more time learning about the things that they need to know to excel at middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

my daughter have attending the school since kindergarden and i found the school to be an excellence school in the needs of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

I think this school is terrific. The principal and vice principal are great and the teachers are committed. There are terrific programs for students who are a bit behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Great principal, he is very accessable to parents however I was not pleased with the instruction and feedback from the teachers for parental involvement. This school is on the needs improvement list for no child left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2003

Principal seems friendly and doesn't hide in his office. Some teachers are great, others so so.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
65%
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
Hispanic 51% 12%
Black 37% 37%
White 9% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Doug Daugherty
Fax number
  • (678) 842-5835

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3041 Gray Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
Phone: (678) 842-5833

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