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Suwanee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 730 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 20, 2014

I had heard excellent things about the special ed. program at this school. It is a huge disappointment. I have had to fight the entire year for them to follow my child's IEP (legally required). There is lack of communication at all levels. Feel as if the staff is encouraged not to communicate with parents. Even when asked numerous times for communication, nothing. Got to the point my emails were not answered. Had to take it to the county. It has been a horrible year. If this was my home school, I would definitely look into moving or doing a permissive transfer. They want to do the minimum required for the special needs students and hope the parents don't know what's on their child's IEP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

Suwanee Elementary has been a fantastic environment for all three of our children. We're especially excited about the positive changes the new principal has put into place. The school is a nurturing but academically focused place. Mr. Singleton and Mrs. Stagman have developed great reputations as all star teachers. Really all the teachers at Suwanee Elem are dedicated and on top of their game. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

The last posting was not an accurate representation of the ES overall. The previous principal was VERY unresponsive and was not interested in sharing information with parents. Yes there are a few teachers at this school who need more training, just like every other school. But, ...... HOWEVER!, the new principal is winning parents over by leaps and bounds. Get involved in the PTA or at least visit their website. They are bringing technology into the schools, she is monitoring which teachers are using the science labs and other "extras" at the school. The new principal has listened and is still listening to what parents have to say. This school is definately on it's way UP!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

School has gone downhill. Very unfriendly atmosphere. I hope that the new adminstration will be able to turn things around, because the previous Dr. Smith did not return emails or calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Wonderful school -- my daughter has been attending Suwanee ES for 3 years now. They keep the students challenged and makes them eager to learn. Great teachers include Ms. Etheredge and Ms. Leo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

Both of my children attending this school and it has been an excellent experience. The teachers challenge the kids. My oldest child goes to Middle school this year and each year she has had excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Suwanee Elementary has an excellent reputation for its dedication to the education of our children. The staff there is helpful and the teachers are incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

This school is great! One of the best teachers there is Mrs. Etheredge, she teaches fifth grade. Also another great teacher is Mrs. Hutchinson, she teaches third grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

This school is great. The staff works hard to make sure all the students are successful. They have some of the best test scores in the county. Keep up the good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

This has been a wonderful school for my kindergartener. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is academically challenging, and parent involvment is great. They are also doing formal phonics instruction, which a lot of other area schools do not do in K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2005

Suwanee has been a tremendous experience for both of my children,one motivated by achievement and the other by relationships. The needs of both have been met by a dedicated and motivated staff. Parental and community involvement is outstanding and positive.PTA/Junior Achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

This school is fantastic. I can't say how pleased we have been year after year. Highly recommended.
—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 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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

168 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

168 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 85% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

156 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

156 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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 94% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
92%
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
White 53% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 3%
Black 11% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
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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3875 Smithtown Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 945-5763

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