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Shiloh Elementary School

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Posted March 21, 2014

This is the best school my children have been in. I recently moved from South Cobb District. Those schools are set up like prison camps, and no teacher parent communication at all. Teachers dont return calls, they also are a bad influence on my children. Teachers there sing secular songs and play them to the students. School is about learning and respect of diversity. I am blessed to have been in the Shiloh School district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

My son attended K last year, he seemed to enjoy it. Now he is in 1st grade and I am okay with him going back. I really think that the school is okay, the teachers seem okay. I did not feel that the kinder teacher fully matched my son, she was "on the fence" about him going to 1st even though he can do work beyond 1st grade level. He was also picked on by a 6 year old in his class, my son complained a lot but the teacher never said anything. He is only 5- about to be 6 now. I really did not like how they did not go on a field trip last year. It shows how budget cuts have effected the enrichment of students. The school is clean and most of the teachers that I meet seem very nice. I just wish I would have done more research on the BS "cluster" rules and chose to buy a house in a nicer area or stayed in NY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

I recently moved from Dekalb County to Gwinnett, and I see a dramatic difference. I like the fact that on top of my son being in the gifted program, they also placed him is accelerated classes to challenge him. Every teacher I have emailed have responded quickly. I also like the fact that the kids are allowed to be kids without every little incident being so serious. Another good point is how they are teaching reading and vocabulary to the students, it makes more sense than what I've experienced in Dekalb County. Another great point is I love love the Parent Portal, it is easy to navigate and shows concerned parents everything they need to know. Lastly the staff is amazing, super friendly and they make you feel like family. I would recommend Shiloh elementary to any new comers. I only have good points.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

My son has been at Shiloh for 2 years now. When we first came it was somewhat diverse, the teacThers were excellent, Principal Scneik (I'm sure the spelling is wrong!) was very welcoming and excellent with the kids and faculty, and PTA was very good as well. However, now in 2012-2013, a lot has changed. The population isn't as diverse, the new principal (MR. Trippany) is not very welcoming toward parental involvement and he does not encourage the faculty to be welcoming, and PTA is unorganized. I still think that the teachers are excellent; however, it appears that they have to deal with students of behavior disorders more regularly now. I don't know if these kids came from DeKalb's school system or where, but it seems like they came in like rain. Every child has a right to a good education, but I have an issue when behavior disorders affect the education of other kids in the classroom. There are teachers (inter-related) trained for dealing with such kids; therefore, I don't think that these children should be mixed in general education. Anyway, this school needs improvement starting with leadership! If leadership improves, parental involvement will improve and PTA will improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I agree with the previous post. We have been in the cluster for 5 years coming from the Brookwood Cluster and we love Shiloh. The school is diverse though it is predominately black. I have heard of issues in the Brookwood cluster about homosexual problems, it is just kids being kids. It is in every school. This cluster is warm, caring and have excellent teachers and involved parents! My 3 children are excelling in both the elementary school and middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We have a great administrative and teaching staff. We have excellent students and parents who are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

This school is great if you're originally from GA, since GA does not offer the best education. The teachers are nice, and some care, but half of them do not. We're from up north where the education is far more intense than the education here. My children have attended this school for 2 yrs and never taken field trips outside the school. That's right we pay for field trips inside the school! Overall it is an ok school and they're very organized collectively but a lot of their teachers are not there for the right reasons. It is simply a job to them...teaching is not for everyone and it takes a special individual to care about another child's future or potential. If you plan on sending your kids to this school just assure that you do not send them to Shiloh Middle or Shiloh High-homosexuality very prevalent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

We have a principal and a staff full of teachers and administrators that really care about our kids. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love the work my nephew's Kindgergarten teacher does with her students. She is very concerned about the students and picks up on things that I would not think she would have time to do with so many children. He loves his teacher, which is a major milestone, as he is very shy and does not take to strangers very quickly. He has become acclimated to the school very quickly and really enjoys his school days! Thank you!!


Posted April 12, 2007

very conscientious teachers/administrators. Great extracurricular activities/events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

I have 2 children that attend Shiloh Elementary and I love the school. I was caution at first but the school and teachers have been nothing but great to me and my children. I feel the school, no the teachers have out done themselves in helping my children. I have a 3rd grader that had reading problems, but they worked with her and now she loves to read everything. Thank you so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

The principal in very approachable and directly involved with the children. In order to ensure educational growth and a good experience, get involved in PTA, and find out what teachers you should request for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

Unhappy with this cluster, no longer feel safe here,cant put my kids on the bus anymore due to cursing and problems with safty. Moving out of this dist. ASAP! The good teachers are leaving, too. Went from A+ schools to D- schools fast. Classes are too full- the teachers try but discipline problems get in the way everyday it seems. I moved here for this cluster, very sad to see it so bad now. Love how hard the teachers try- but they can only work with what they have and its not enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

I have two children at this school and I think that Shilhoh is a great school. The teachers are caring and are very responsive and communicate well. This school has a tremendous amount of diversity. I am very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

I have 3 children(soon to be 4)that currently attend this elementary school and have had no problems whatsoever. Their gifted program is outstanding and so is their resource reading. My kids academic abilities range from both ends of the spectrum, and my kids have thrived. The diversity, at this school, is essential to their growth and understanding of tolerance. The teachers, office staff and principals have always addressed my concerns to my satisfaction and have happliy worked with me and my spouse with regards to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2004

I am not pleased with the Shiloh cluster! The changes that have brought many kids in from different homes. I am not pleased with the way the teachers are so quick to take away my childs playtime over simple things. I am very unhappy that the teachers have NOT been understanding while my son with ADHD has ask for more time or help with things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2003

This school is much better than the schools in the Northeastern US. It is great to see such wonderful parent/teacher involvement.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

108 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 85% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

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 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

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 94% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
88%
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

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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 66% 37%
White 13% 44%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Thomas Trippany
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2400 Ross Rd
Snellville, GA 30039
Phone: (770) 985-6883

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