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Parsons Elementary School

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Posted March 16, 2011

Wow what a wonderful school! Parsons teachers are nice, kind, and caring. They really get you ready for the tests and obstacles in your life! I would never recommend a different school. They really do make school fun and healthy , it's time for me to get ready for middle! 'll miss parsons!


Posted October 13, 2010

This is a fabulous school - we have had children in K through 3rd grade, with great teachers with the only exception of 2nd grade (but she is not teaching anymore). Our older son was on the border line of being promoted and the teacher and staff did everything to make him succeed, involved us (parents), extra sessions to catch up, recommended various teaching techniques until we found something that worked! He ended up exceeded expectations and ended up with high grades. Parsons, is great at many levels., teachers are involved, high tech technology (teachers have an online presence - enabling parents to follow lessons and progress), caring counselors, administration that care, and a high quality nursing staff - that listens to parents instead of controlling. Parsons brings children to a bright and promising future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

If your child is an overachiever, it is great. However, if your child needs help, instead of providing needed help, you hear, if don't child doesn't do better in 1st grade, he won't be promoted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

The teachers are very disciplined and instill a fabulous structure of programs. The children are challenged and very much engaged in the activities and various skill development exercises. Though my daughter is only in kindergarten, we still provide her academic homework to do alongside with us. As always, it is still up to the parents to reinforce what is taught in school and to supplement that learning environment at home as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Need more communication of what's going on with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

From quality of teachers to specials to administration... our first year at Parsons was not very impressive. I found the response time to concerns to be slow, communication from teachers to be lacking, specials to be - well - not that 'special' and I was generally frustrated with the fact that almost every teacher (of which he had three different home room teachers this year) spelled my child's name wrong ... right up to the last days of the year. The school itself is crowded and the middle school is said to be much worse. Also note there will be a new principal for 2008-2009.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

This is a wonderful school. It is very academically advanced. My son is in 1st grade and is reading on a 4th grade level. They really push the kids here and we absolutely love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Great school with good teachers & principal. Since the school opened in 2001 my son has achieved a lot there.This year he is graduating. Well disciplined & culturally diversified with great test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

High Praise For Parsons! This school and its faculties expect each child to be his/her best in academics! 'If it is to be, its up to me' straight of mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

I love this schhol good high standard and test scores
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Fantastic school. Good diversity. Heavy korean influence, tempered by affluent community.
—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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

177 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

177 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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

220 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

220 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

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 90% in 2013.

122 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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 3%
White 34% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1615 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (678) 957-3050

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