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Johns Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 826 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 24, 2014

I don't know how the principal is still there! She brings down the entire school. How many people left last year? TOO MANY! She needs to go, and parents - you need to say something to the superintendent!!! Don't just complain on here -say something, please I beg you to! However, the teachers are NOT housewives turned teachers. Look at their bio's, most have their masters degree! As far as making students cry - there are a few that they could get rid of, including one office staff member who will sit at the front desk on occasion - she's just a bowl of cherries to walk in and see (this parent NEVER said!). I LOATHE walking into that school, the environment is cold and truly, it's a reflection on the leadership (or so-called).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

I would give this school a rate 0 if there is a such rating. This school is aweful. Unqualified teachers, housewifies turned to teachers. The manner of teachers are not professional. All for ratings. They treat minority students like trash, and used lazy, bad words on kids. and pushed several kids to cry in the classroom. 5th graders have to do homeworks until 10:30pm to go to bed, way later than High Schoolers. I wont recommend anybody come to this school. Teachers beating down kids self confidences instead of nurturing them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

I have read about the Principal... She is absolutely supportive and always involved in all the activities... so are the teachers and the entire staff of the school... Ever ready to help all the visitors and parents. I love the school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Great school with caring teachers and leadership that strives towards excellence. Our child with a learning disability has been given phenomenal support in a very nurturing environment. Our second child is growing and confidence as he excels with the support of his second grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2012

I agree with the posts about the Principal. Why does she not even stop, in the hallways, and talk to the children? I only see her wanting them to be "soldiers" and "talking DOWN to them". Why is this principal STILL AT JCE? We have complained about her since 2009- when are the changes coming? The community and children NEED it....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

This school does have the potential to be great if they would try to address students with mild learning differences. I agree totally with the previous review. It would be nice if they taught handwriting as part of the curriculum (not as part of an afterschool program that has to be paid for).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

This is a good school, but could be great if they would accomodate children with even very slight learning disabilities. Some of the teachers are wonderful, but there is not a coordinated effort in helping children that need a little extra help. These children become insanely frustrated and the parents are forced to find privite school alternatives to meet their child's needs. Such a shame. Oh, and they don't teach grammer or have books to study from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

The teachers are outstanding and facilities are new. The school is not open to helping children who may not have a traditional learning style or who may need extra help in some areas. The leadership discourages special interest clubs (art, science, math legos etc.). The principal believes that academic clubs pose a liability risk . . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

This school is outstanding! The Principal is awsome- we will miss her tremendously when she transfers to Coal Mountain Elem. :( !!!!! The counselors are tremendous and truly care about each child. The teachers are phenomenal! They are well prepared for each lesson and love each child as if they were their own child. I always see the teachers involved and engaged in every aspect of the education at Johns Creek Elementary. Keep up the great work Johns Creek. You are above the rest in Forsyth County!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

This school is great, my child has learned so much here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

My daughter is in 1st grade,she absolutely loves the school,teachers,and the diversity,we have been to alot of school activities and programs over the last 2 years,and are very thankful to have such a great faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Great school, excellent programs for all students. Great counselors who really are involved. I haven't witnessed any bullying and I think there is a lot of diversity. My child's class is made up of at least 4 different ethnicities, which I think is great. Better than private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

Excellent school. One of the best in the state. Strong academically, caring of children and their needs drives the mission and decision making. Top notch teachers and administrators. Nationally acclaimed for strong curriculum and use of technology. Safe and nurturing environment. Equates well to strong private schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

Poor. Lack of diversity, bullying by students, low performing students and children with special needs are placed with mainstream students and the students are not properly managed to ensure that they are being respectful of all children. The administration are so focused on creating a fun environment that academics takes a back seat in the school.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

125 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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

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 90% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
99%
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 56% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 3%
Black 4% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6205 Old Atlanta Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
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