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Cotton Indian Elementary School

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Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014

10/10. This is a school with teachers and administration who care. They teach according to and above what the state standards require! I strongly advise any parent to put their kids here! We have lived here for 9 years and unfortunately my husband's job has relocated us to another state. The PTO is great and the school is all around awesome! This school is the best in the county in my book, just because they care about your children holistically! I have nothing but great things to say about CIE! Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I'm surprised all of these ratings are so old, but WOW!! We love this school :) The teachers actually CARE and want your child to succeed. My child is now in the 2nd grade, and we've been at this school for 3yrs now. We love everyone. So glad we're in this district!!!! The principal is very personable and the parents are very involved with this school as well. The students are always smiling and happy. GREAT JOB COTTON INDIAN! GO COUGARS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

We heard this was a good school. Our daughter went to kindergarten and first grade there and had problems both years with bad teachers. The first year it was a new teacher who hopefully will improve when she has some experience. The second year she had a teacher who made fun of her and started all the kids on a "red light" every morning and if they were good enough they could move to yellow or green. Not very encouraging for 1st graders. We also experienced reverse discrimination from her. We had to go to the BOE over this problem before it was handled at school level. Even though they finally moved her to another room where she had a good teacher, she would say hi to her old one and the woman never spoke to her again. Pretty rude. Hopefully these issues will be addressed in the future in a more timely manner. Children should not have to fight for a good school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

I had two children attend this school. Thank goodness we were white and not black or jewish. Wow. Very prejudice in a covert way. Also, they do not recognize giftedness. I had to insist that they test my highly gifted child because the teacher did not recognize the signs that she was bored. The teacher recommended flunking a child with a 140 IQ! Glad we are no longer in GA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I really like this school,i have had two speak with one of my sons teacher a few time,i really feel that my child in good hands.So thanks cotton indian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I was hoping for some improvement. Parents, please work with your child as if s/he has no teacher. Gather the material that you need from the standards. My child's teacher does not have a high standard and this has caused some problems. Also, the school's administration has lowered their standards. I have seen so many mistakes that my child's teacher has made and it concerns me. This is the elementary level and children need to be taught correctly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Very disappointed. I can honestly say that raising a college student and an A/B honor roll ele. student that there is no love at Cotton Indian ele.Too much gossip and now my student makes the D's list. Thanks alot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

This is our first year at CIE and we love it. My daughter has adjusted well. I would like to see advance placement implemented or perhaps a Charter or Magnet school for Henry County. It is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

my grandson is a first grader at your school and I hear nothing but good things. keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

The school is great. The new principal has really kept up with everything going on. Parent-Teacher involement is great. Thank you Mrs.Pike you have done a wonderful job so far this year. Mrs. Waller you are also great. Thanks you Christie Carey
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

Cotton Indian is the best school . My child is new this year and he enjoyed it so much. The expectations are high and my child has improved a lot to meet those. The principal's leadership is the best I have seen. She is present and she cares for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

Cotton Indian boasts of being the best school, and it certainly is. More than anything, I can tell that my child is loved and cared for here. The administration and teachers have extremely high expectations, but they are always available to help the children reach their goals. I do love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

My child has been a student at CIE for 4 years and will be going to the middle school. The school is like a second home to her. She is sad to be leaving. Its nice this day and time to have a school that a child loves. Thanks to the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I love Cotton Indian. The bar is set very high for these children. The principal, vice principal and counselor are hands on with the children. They are there to encourage them all the way. The principal even puts personal hand written notes in the childrens report card. This is also a school of deversity. I know we are blessed to have our kids at Cotton Indian. Not that test scores mean everything - but take a look at ours!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

As a teacher myself, I am very happy that my son is a student at Cotton Indian Elementary! Mrs. Spicer is an outstanding principal and leads a team of wonderful, professional educators. The parents and community are also very supportive. It has been so great to see my son's enthusiasm and motivation about school increase, and I know Cotton Indian Elementary School is the reason why!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2003

My son loves his teacher and his classmates. This county and the school is growing in number as well as diversity. It would be great to see more programs in the schools that address diversity issues. It would be great if the teachers and the principal took some type of diversity training to be able to teach the 'whole' child.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

131 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

119 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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
83%
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
Black 43% 37%
White 38% 44%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Natalie Metcalf
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  • (770) 474-6959

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Stockbridge, GA 30281
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