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Wynbrooke Elementary School

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Posted March 17, 2014

Unfortunately this school is on the decline after a number of years of high academic achievement. In my opinion, the school's administration and leadership is the source of the problem. I was hopeful things will turnaround given this is the second year of this new administration (new principal and assistant principals), but sadly that has not been the case. I made the very tough decision to withdraw both my children from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

I love working at Wynbrooke Elementary School. The teachers, and the administrative team work well together. Their goal is to get children to learn and become good citizens. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2013

I absolutely love this school! This will be the Principals 2nd year and she is already making strides towards better education for our students. The teachers and faculty CARE about the students and require the parents to be involved through volunteer efforts. This will be my daughters 2nd year and as she enters First Grade I am excited about the new journey and what is ahead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

This school is horrible. My child is now in the 5th grade and have been in attendance at this school since PRE-K. Each year this school gets a new principle and each year the leadership is HORRIBLE. The school was much better when it was ran by the male principal that they had 5 years ago. The teachers DO NOT care about the children. They try to be strict on the children about the dress code and they come to school dressed inappropriate. They are doing a horrible job at teaching the kids. I have seen a tremendous decline in this school. I am so GRATEFUL that this is my child s last year at Wynbrooke. Instead of teaching the kids they are worried about the color bow in their hair. I have had an experience with the teachers calling the kids stupid and telling them to shut up. This school is really a disaster. I do not want to speak down on all of the teachers but the majority of them there are not interested in teaching your child. I am so disappointed in this school. Years ago, I had nothing but good things to say about this school it is declining FAST!!! I DO NOT recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

I am an active parent in this school and I have seen this school go completely downhill. The professionalism amongst the staff and administrators is not professional. The teachers dress anyway they like, but yet and still they want a strict uniform policy for the children. There have been several complaints taken to the school broad throughout this year and last year. The only reason I continue to allow my children to attend this school is because my house has not sold in the community we live in right behind the school. My daughter finished fifth grade here, but my youngest daughter (3rd grade) has a teacher who surely has no passion or drive to teach the students. Her passion must be the check because she surely is out to either fail her students or simply not give a darn about their education. My son is in the fourth grade and he is doing well but could be doing better. I would not recommend this school for any child to attend, there is only one good teacher per grade the other comments made surely didn t lie about that. The test scores have significantly decreased over the past 5 years. They can t even keep a permanent principal there; they have had 4 principals in 4yrs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

Extremely disappointed. This school has no leadership and an abundance of apathy. When you drive up to the school you can see that the building and grounds have not been maintained appropriately. The hallways are dirty. The cafeteria needs new chairs. The teachers have no dress code - t-shirts, tights and flip flops are not ok (especially when the children are in uniforms. Everyone should have some sort of uniform which means no suggestive clothing whatsoever (no tight shirts and short skirts). Also... there are not many extracurricular programs for the kids. The school website is not informative nor is it up-to-date. Parents fight to get the one good teacher that they have in each grade. Not what you would expect for a theme school. Not even sure what the theme is and I have inquired for two years now. I have no idea why the rating is still so high. I hate to pay for private school but sometimes you get what you pay for. In this case, I paid nothing and my child got nothing from being there. Fortunately, I continue to work with my child at home but I wish the 5+ hours she spent at school also deemed beneficial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

I will be withdrawing my kids from this school and sending them somewhere more diverse and where kids can be there self. This school is getting worst and teachers are lacking professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

Leadership could be better. School has lost its educational focus since Mr. Phillips left. Teachers are unprofessional due to a lack of leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Our son has been at Wynbrooke since Kindergarden. He is finishing first grade. Our experience has been stellar. We are very pleased with the instructors and staff. Parental involvement is required and you can see the benefits to the children everyday. My child loves learning. Wynbrooke has been a great partner in our child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

By FAR Wynbrooke is one of the BEST schools in Dekalb County, it's simple, do the math along with your research. Great parental involvement. I think the Principal needs some work and some innovation, I am not impressed with her nor the Assistant Principals whom I view as lazy, most parents will rarely see them. Wybrooke could be a much more stellar school if it had the right Leadership. I think a new Principal is needed, while the current Principal is fairly new, I think enough time has passed and its time for more innovation. Overall, its an Excellent school with great caring parents and some very good teachers, but a few bad teachers are there also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

Wynbrooke is a great school I love the way the principle and the staff cares about the children. Ms Perez, Pope, Peoples Kelly and Ms sewall ...are wonderful teachers if you are looking for a great school in stone mountain area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

I think wynbrooke is a great school yhat cares and my daughters teacher Mrs.Clark cares about the childrens education and thats what we need in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

My child has attended Wynbrooke for 5 years and I have not as of yet have one complaint to voice. Yet, only to voice and rave how great the school is. The teachers and extended staff are wonderful, pesonal and sincere, and the parent involvment is great. The level of academics is exceptional- not to mention for the past 3 years have been number one in test scores for dekalb county schools. My oldest son will finish his last year there next year and my youngest will be attending kindergarten next year following his brothers footsteps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

Wynbrooke has been a blessing to my family. The teachers are great and very creative. My son is in 2nd grade and is performing on a 4th grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

The testing scores were admirable compared to the state's averages however I have noticed a pattern in the science and math areas in the 4th and 5th grade levels which indicates that some additional emphasis need to be placed on these subjects. If more tutoring is needed than the Wynbrooke family need to implement some type of afterschool or weekend programs. I love Wynbrooke and I want it to continue its successful path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Wynbrooke, is an excellent school but there are some areas that require attention. I am an educator and a parent of a Wynbrooke student. The curriculum is good but I do think that some of the teachers tend to overload the students with homework. Parents tend to be very involved and many of the assignments require parents to assist, taking this into consideration there needs to be some sort of balance that allows a parent to assist their Wynbrooke student while at the same time, allowing them to maintain a good stress free home environment. Too much homework can lead to an overload. I try to have my boys do extra activities outside the home, but am faced with homework that puts a strain on family activities. Wynbrooke is good but the work given and some of their teachers need to be reviewed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2007

Wynbrooke has been an exceptional and wonderful experience for my family. My son is in the 1st grade and is performing on a 3rd grade level. I have been working with his teachers one on one and they continue to challenge him. It has been great working with the staff at wynbrooke. Mr Phillips has always addressed any of my concerns one on one and shows a genuine concern for my child. He does make you feel at home with his 'homeboy' approach but it has been nothing but professional. I'm proud to have Mr. Phillips working with my child and truly believe that it has only had a positive influence for my son to see him in action. I respect him and thank God he is in this position. But everything can't be perfect The food is not that great but you have to take the good with the bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I absolutely love Wynbrooke Theme School. It has truly been a gift from God for my children and our family. When my daughter was in 1st grade, I was so disappointed because she would have to attend another neighboring school. Then, we found Wynbrooke. I was impress then and I am even more impress, now. My daughter is now in 5th grade and my son now attends and he in 2nd grade. It has been a wonderful experience. Both my children love their school and their teachers. They are both in the gifted program and my husband and I feel truly blessed to have Wynbrooke. We have even formed lasting friendships with parents and staff. Thank you Wynbrooke for coming along when you did. God Bless all of you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

For a young school Wynbrooke have excelled in all phases of education. I have for the first time since living in this country experienced what I learned in college many years ago. This is a school where the 3 R's are taught, and where knowledge is definitely imparted to the students. I think Mr. Phillips is a great principal, and being able to relate to his parents does not make him, 'homeboy' but someone who can be a Principal, a peer, a father, a brother, an uncle, and a friend. Yes, he wears all those hats and is still able to be a great disciplinarian in the most professional way possible. Mr. Phillips & Administrators, continue to keep up the good work. I might be a small fish in the ocean, but I know quality when I see it, and it is at Wynbrooke Theme School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

I feel Wynbrooke is not meeting expectations that they are trying to promote for our children. One of the biggest problems I found at this school, was the fact the principal wants to be everybody's homeboy. You cannot do this when you are in an administrative role. He is continously losing good teachers each year, opposed to getting rid of the teachers that are not promoting a good enviroment for our children. The bad teachers continue to be shuffled around, rather than being shuffled out the door. Mr. Phillips stop being everyone's friend, and start promoting a good environment for our children. Don't they deserve it!
—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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

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 90% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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440 Wicksbury Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (678) 676-5002

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