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Nesbit Elementary School

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Posted July 22, 2014

I have 3 kids in the school, and the school has made many strides and improvements in its management in the past 3-4 years. The Principal is very friendly and receptive to suggestions and makes a great effort to make the school a better place. I have a son who has learning issues, and they gave him the utmost attention and he has caught up with his colleagues in the same grade and he is doing alot better now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

m daughter went here for 2 years and is now in lilburn middle, i have a son who has been here since 2nd grade and is currently in 4th grade, and im about to be registering my youngest son in kindergarten this month and i can honestly say i love this school. all the teachers are parent as well as children friendly.i can honestly say this is one of the best elementary schools ive seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

This school is THE WORST. My 6 year old attends 1st grade here. She received the same homework with very slight variations for 10 weeks straight! All of the notifications and celebrations are for hispanics. Very little decorations or teaching of the upcoming holidays or anything. The children are not stimulated or challenged to do anything different. The focus is on programs for parents who don't speak English. While these programs are great, American students that go here will fall behind socially, as they are often unable to communicate with their peers and they will learn very little to enhance social and reasoning skills. The students do not venture out on field trips nor will they flex their creativity by creating and bringing home great art projects. In the classrooms, the teachers cater more to those students that require more assistance, while those that are advanced languish. There are few security measures in place to keep your kid from being taken by anyone. If you ask them why, they say... it's because we're Title I, and most of their students get free lunch. Baffling. I guess poor people don't deserve to be smart. HATED IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

Upon registering my child for school I was met at the front desk with a very unprofessional lady who acted like I was bothering her for coming into the school. There's not much support for kids who are not super fast learners and I've had many issues regarding bullying in school and out of school which went on most of the year. Looking for a private school soon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

The school is great academically, but the front desk lady is terrible when it comes to interaction with parents. All the other staff are doing an excellent job and I see alot of improvement in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2011

My son was left at the school by the bus on his way home. The school called me 45 minutes later to tell me he was at the school. I was horrified since I had been waiting at the bus stop for him and he never got off the bus. When I arrived to pick up my son the staff, including the principal were extremely rude. They were not considerate of the emotions of a parent of not knowing where there child had been. They did not even say hello, they just said show your ID and get your child. It was horrible. This school has the worst service towards parents. They treat us like were are not educated people with careers. They feel like we are ignorant. I'm looking into requesting a transfer to another school in the district where education and safety is the number one priority of the school not socioeconomic statuses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

I have a few kids that went to Nesbit this year. I love my fourth graders teacher, She is very understanding and takes the time to work with each student. The other teachers I am a little iffy on but I reinforce at home so I am not to worried. The front office people are rude and I wish that something can be done about that. I have complained but still no change. Don't let them deter you from coming to the school. This school has so many after school and before school activities that the kids love!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

My son started Kindergarten here. At first I was a little skeptical because the school looked rundown. Many of the families seemed to be low-income. Usually neighborhoods with a lot of low-income families get the short end of the stick when it comes to funding and the teachers seem to teach the students as if they are already failures. I was wrong. The quality of education is excellent. My son didn't know how to write or spell, barely his abc's. He has been attending for less than 3 months and can already write his name perfectly, can "read" by sounding out letters, can recognize words and letters, can count up to 100, knows math, and can spell out words. He has learned socially acceptable behaviors (such as saying excuse me after passing gas) and has developed a healthy social life with children from school. It really is a great school. I wouldn't let looks or anything cause you to underestimate the school. Also, there IS one lady who is always in the front of the school on the far left of the large desk in the lobby that has a terrible attitude. She barely smiles, will cut you off when talking, and always seems to hate being at work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

[Enter your review here]This is my son first year and is been very bad experience whit teacher .they are so young and dont t care about kids only for their paychek.Fron office are so Rude that when you come they start speak Spanish to you like evrebody is hispanic .When you ask to speak to principal he /she is never in scholl allwayas is somebody else they let you speak to.They need to change front office and care about our kids not just talk take some action
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

I have been pleased with my children's teachers although they have been very young. The front office staff is very rude and patronizing. Each year I hope that the lady with the bad attitude is gone, but I'm always disappointed. All events are chaotic. To add to the chaos, everything is in spanish. I went o registration this year and was so lost because there were barely any english signs. Ever event is held in Spanish also, that's way too time consuming. It's an excellent school if you are a Mexican immigrant, otherwise you might not want your kids to attend. The over accommodation to the Spanish speakers is ridiculous. The school has many other nationalities, but only the Hispanic ones are taken into consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

Both my kids go to Nesbit and I'm delighted in the education they have received. The teachers are very involved and attentive. One thing that I find is a great advantage is the young staff. The school also really tries to get parents involved which I appreciate. My first grader entered the year slightly below average and by the end of the year he was exceeding expectations, which shows how willing the teacher was to work with my son and us. The same goes for my kindergartener. At the end of the day I couldn't be more pleased with Nesbit Elementary, regrettably my kids will be atten ding a new school for 2010. I will miss this school dearly. NESBIT ROCKS! -Daniel Legarda
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

The School is great, my daughter has been there for 3 years, Since she started studding there she became more confident, organized and she always willing to learn something new every day. My only suggestion for Nesbit is to separate the kids based on their level and try not to mix upper and lower levels in one classroom, This issue hurts the good students development. Over all it is a good school. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

My son started Kindergarten this year (2007) at Nesbit due to the proximity of the school to our house. I have been very pleasantly suprised by the education he has received thus far. The teachers are very involved, the classroom teacher:student ratio is excellent and the school has a warm feeling when you arrive. My son really has enjoyed his experience thus far. I was impressed at the parent participation at a recent Math night where all the kids were invited to come participate in math games - it was certainly standing room only. In terms of special programs, I can only say that my son enjoys his music and art time at school and looks forward to gym class. Although most of my friends enrolled their kids in private schools, I am glad I made the choice that I did even though I had other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I have my child in Nesbit for the last 3 years, I have seen many improvements in the qulaity of teaching and extra curricular activities. I will suggest students be grouped in classes based on perfomrance and not mixed in with students who are below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I am not too happy with Nesbit. I have considered putting my child in Private school. I don't feel like my son is getting the attention he needs. Because he is above average, the teachers don't challenge him more but have him help the students that are below average. The language barrier is difficult for me too. We are from the Philippines and every time I walk in those doors I am spoken to in Spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2004

The School is great but too many students and not enough facilities for its size. Also academic committment by parents are to be faulted for the low grades of the school. Would love to see the grades above the state average.
—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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

257 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

257 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

246 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

246 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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

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 90% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
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

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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
Hispanic 71% 12%
Black 20% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
White 3% 44%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Clayborn Knight
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6575 Cherokee Dr
Tucker, GA 30084
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