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Brown Elementary School

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Posted January 26, 2012

I love this school its a home away from ome for my little one!! The entire staff is awesome and are very involved with the kids. Hate to see it close down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

This school has been an excellent experience for my children. The principal/vice principal, teachers, and all staff members are wonderful to work with and make the kids feel special. We consider ourselves very lucky to be going here. My children are advanced in every subject and are treated with respect. We have had such a positive experience here in every way. I would pick this school over a private or charter school hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

We moved here in the middle of my sons 2nd grade year and it took some time to adjust but because the class size was so small it took no time at all. He was able to have more one on one time with the teacher and the other staff here. I love this school and will hate to have to leave it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

This school is a blessing to my family. The combonation of a great teaching staff with a caring administration can't be beat. My daughter is very happy and is on level or above in all subject areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

The staff here is incredibly loving and upbeat!! Brown is a very Happy environment where each student is cared for and urged to reach their full potential!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

My daughter is going into her 2nd year at Brown and I have to say that I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! My daughter has excelled while here, has taken part in many different activities, and the staff is great! The principal Mr Ward is very dedicated to his students. He is always available to talk to the parents and is truly an asset to Brown. By this being the smallest school in Cobb County, the kids are known by everyone, the teachers treat them like family and I will be sad to see my daughter finish her last year here. Brown Elementary ROCKS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

This school is very small and very personable, everyone know everyone,It fells like a family enviorment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Brown is the smallest school in Cobb County; the count for kids for 2005-2006 is 204(there's only 1 5th grade class!). The children receive more attention than schools that are over populated, and everyone knows everyone, literally! The most frustrating thing at Brown is the county's lack of funding for the school, since funds are allocated based on the student count. Thankfully the PTA and local businesses are able to provide where the county lacks. The Principal, Mrs. Parks, is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

This is a very small school where staff, faculty and administration care for children. They take time with parents and grandparents. They make new students feel at home even in the middle of the school year. I give this school a very good rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

My children have been a Brown for one full school year. So far it has been a great experience due to the small class sizes ans the one on one they recieve. My daughter has progressed futher at Brown than her last school. I do owe credit to the teachers and staff at Brown. charlene saunders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2003

The teachers use alot of creative methods to get the children excited about class. The music program and physical ed. programs are great. The art department is sadly lacking! They need a new art teacher. The school involves families in things like Brown Beautification Day (planting flowers and general clean-up of the campus), school dances,and once a month skate parties at Sparkles. There are lots of ways parents can get involved, the PTA is strong, but it would be better if more parents took an interest in the 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 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
71%
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 38% 12%
Black 32% 37%
White 26% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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
  • James Ward
Fax number
  • (678) 842-6840

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3265 Brown Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (678) 842-6838

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