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Green Acres Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 746 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2012

IT IS A GREAT SCHOOL. THE TEACHERS COME TOGETHER TO HELP ONE ANOTHER OUT.AN ALWAYS CALL AN INFORM U ABOUT YOUR CHILD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Green Acres is in the very multi-cultural area in Smyrna and the teachers there a fabulous!


Posted October 9, 2007

I have been a parent involved in this school for the past 6 years having a 6th grader who attended 1st-5th and currently a 3rd grader. The teachers are very good but recently went through a lot of changes. The past couple years have been good, but a new principle has taken over and has decided to make alot of changes, so the future is to be forseen. The teachers are good, caring, and do the best they can. I'd advise all parents bringing their children into this school to stay involved and dont rely on the best education coming from this school unless you step up and push it at home as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

Green Acres Elementary was a wonderful experience for both of my children. They enjoyed each school activity and couldn't wait to go to school each day. All of the teachers motivated my children to do their very best in every school subject and to work well with others. Of all of the wonderful teachers at GAES, the teacher that stands out above all is Mrs. Anthony. She always goes above and beyond the call of duty to be the finest professional that she can be. I have yet to come across another teacher that has worked with my children as well as Mrs. Anthony. Not only is Mrs. Anthony professional in her actions and judgment, her professional appearance affords her the respect that she greatly deserves. Many teachers have taken to dressing casually; not good. I recommend to all parents: ask for Mrs. Anthony when you register your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This is a good school when you are dealing with the teachers but when you are dealing with the rest of the personel you will not get any help. When I approached the principal about a situation that happened at the school with my kid he was more concern about the personel than with about my kid. He never took care of the situation and told me literally to go away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

The school to me is doing fine, but they need to spend more time on they student making sure they are up to they grade level.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
67%
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 75% 12%
Black 16% 37%
White 6% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mitchel Bivens
Fax number
  • (678) 842-6907

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2000 Gober Ave SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (678) 842-6905

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