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Rowland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 514 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2013

I've been in this school since Kindergarten to 5th grade. It's the best elementary experience in my entire life. Great teachers & excellent principals. I was proud to be represented and belong to Rowland Ele, But after seeing so many comments about the students. I have no idea how the generation have been acted up so lately. During my past time in Rowland students were very generous and nice, but this year has changed; I don't know why. I came to visit and various faculty staffs try their best to help students to exceed . It's not the parents fault nor anybody's fault but the society changes us all. We just have to be careful what surrounds them. But Rowland is the best & deserve to be rated more than a 2.


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is Rowland Elementary School, I no longer have any children there but still keep up with what's going on there. The Principal is great and the Teacher are too.


Posted October 22, 2007

I think disciplin should be taught at home not in school. If your child behaves at home you do not have to worry about how they would act at school. Rowland is an excellent school and I like everyone of the teachers my son has had. The parents that are involved go above and beyond for the children and for the most part we do have a good amount of parental participation. I think Rowland has excellent teachers that love what they do and do it well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

I've had childen at Rowland for the past 12 years. The principal does a very good job of attempting to get the parents involved and in providing extra opportunities of learning for the students as well as providing extracurricular activities. I do agree that the teachers teach to the curriculum rather than to the students, but that is the fault of the county educational system and not of the teachers. Behavioral problems abound but, the onus is on the parents. If we would all do a better job of disciplining our children, the teachers would have more time to teach. All things considered, Rowland does a good job with the limited resources it has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

I feel that the teachers need not to attend so much on the discipline but more the students education. The older teachers seem like they are too tired to teach and need to retire. The young teachers are too young and seem like they need more experience. Overall it is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

Rowland used to be a very good school. Over the years it has declined. The teachers are either young and unexperienced, or older and have given up on the students. The teachers are more concerned with making sure they have covered all the criteria that Dekalb County requires them to cover in a year than they are with being concerned as to whether or not the students have actually learned what was taught. The teachers seem to spend the majority of their day reprimanding children which takes away from their teaching. There is very little parental involvement which is sad. I feel that if parents were more involved and thought of the school as a place of learning instead of a daycare, then things would improve greatly. I think teachers get tired of trying when most parents do not respond. The success of a school is a two way street.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Rowland is a very good school the school has a good leadership from the principal and a caring faculty, but I would like to see the students disciplined better than they are.


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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
73%
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 91% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Roberta Walker
Fax number
  • (678) 676-6210

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1317 S Indian Creek Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (678) 676-6202

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