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Pine Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 542 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2014

Before coming to Georgia in 1998, Pine Ridge was voted a school of excellence & I was glad I was moving to a neighborhood that had a good school because that's why I moved from NY. Unfortunately, because my daughter had a late birthday, she wasn't allowed to attend Pine Ridge until she was in the 2nd grade @ age six due to the 9/1 rule. When she did attend in 2000 @ 6 1/2, she was way ahead because the private schools have Abeka Curriculum & she was writing cursive at age 4. My daughter stayed on the honor roll her whole 4 years @ Pine Ridge so I can't complain. Unfortunately, I have not had the same experience with other kids that have gone to Pine Ridge. I am a foster parent & sometimes have special needs kids who are developmentally delayed or have ADHD or other learning disabilities & every time I have a child like that in my home, I have a horrible time with the teachers. I have actually stopped taking kids like that into my home because I don't want them to attend my home school & I'm tired of fighting with the teachers when we're supposed to be working together. Overall, if you're an average child who applies his or herself, you should do well. If U R special needs, beware
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2014

This was my sons first year over here at pine ridge. I'm not very pleased. The hallways are very dim. Over hearing the kids speak and half of them are not up to date. A teacher was holding a student and rocking him back and forth on her hip to keep him from crying. The sign outside where the school displays their name has been vandalized. That was my first sign then I go inside and the school was just ronchy. The food they serve the kids look so I'm pleasing. I withdrew my son ASAP. I couldn't take it I'm very strict on what type of learning my son takes in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

Wow, I can't believe there isn't an updated review for Pine Ridge Elementary! This school is in a great neighborhood but it is lacking support from its parents, community, and teachers. My son attended Pine Ridge for the 2011-2012 school year, kindergarten, and I was highly disappointed with the slow pace of the curriculum, it's delivery, and it's focal points. Now my judgement may be a bit harsh because my son was transferred from a private school. But I was actively involved in all school activities and class activities. I spoke with my son's teacher, her aid, and an officer of the PTA about the current status of the school. Collectively, they all suggested that the school is declining because of the new type of disinterested students coupled with discouraging parents. The proof is definitely in the pudding because elite parents are starting to withdraw their students to transfer them to the neighboring CHOICE school, Wynbrooke Elementary. However, if you compare Wynbrooke's CRCT test scores to Pine Ridge's there isn't a significant difference. Wynbrooke Elementary edges Pine Ridge slighlty +/- 3 to 4 percentage points. I recommend private or work closely with teacher at P.R.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They educate the brightest of students and they really do care.


Posted February 14, 2007

Pine Ridge is excellent school. Pine Ridge Leadership is committed to the students success in the classroom. Teachers are willing to work with parents to help provide the students assistance needed for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

I think the academic programs are great but the teachers need to communicate much better with the parents on the progress of the children. There is not enough interaction unless you can be at the school every week interacting with your child's teacher, you're lost and if the child does not understand what he or she is being taught you as the parent have to take an active part in tutoring your child to improve their grades. It's a parent -participation affair. If you don't take an active part in being parent plus teacher, your child will suffer in this school. Parents definitely have to stay on their toes and become more active in their child's education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

We moved here last year, and my son started school at the end of the first week of the school year. My son has always been an A student. Fortunately that has remained the same for the most part. But he complains about teachers attitudes all the time. They seem to ignore his needs and those of other children in the class. They have very little freedom, and seem to be segregated between those whose parents take an active part and those whose parents don't. Most days and even weekends he comes home with no homework. He doesn't appear to be challenged by the work. My interactions with the principal have been positive thus far, but most of the other supportive staff leave a lot to be desired. Sub teachers are ridiculous. The staff have good ideas, but it appears that most of them do not have kids at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

My daughter has been a student at Pine Ridge for two years. She is a excellent achiever and is a part of the discovery program. My only problem with this institution is that her grades in the core curriculum have began to suffer and fall because the discovery program doesn't align itself with what her primary teacher is working on in class. Over all the school is a good place, but the parent MUST be involved to get good results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

At Pine Ridge the teachers care, but the principals are down right rude! They don't seem to care about the welfare of the students. The students only have PE twice a week for 30 minutes a day. There are not enough clubs available for the students to be in.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
63%
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%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Debra Harris Phillips
Fax number
  • (678) 676-3410

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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750 Pine Ridge Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (678) 676-3402

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