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Idlewood Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2013

My daughter was very educated when attending this school. She had an awesome kindergarten teacher. I had some difficulities with some of the staff and pricinpal in the way they run the school, but overall Idlewood Elementary was a great school being intermix.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

My son has attended Idlewoods self-contained Special Education program for four years now (since turning 3). They may not have the resources of the private schools, but they truly care about my son and his progress! He has flourished as a result of their investment! Parent/teacher communucation has been great, & they encourage me to drop by to look in on them! I can't speak to the teaching ability of the rest of the staff, but I can say that they've always been welcoming--& I've never seen anything but positive interactions b/w them & students. As for parent involvement, the fact that a majority of the students seem to be immigrants is probably the issue. But they are a greatly diverse group of kids, representing countless ethnicities & cultural backgrounds, & that can also be a good thing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

I have lived in the Idlewood school district for 7 years now and have seen a great improvement in the school. My daughter is now a 1st grader at Idlewood and we could not be happier with the teacher, the principal, and the school. The staff is dedicated and driven, and they express a high level of interest in seeing my daughter succeed. Parent involvement in the school could be better. What makes a huge difference in a child's educational success is how much time and direction they are offered at home in regards to studying spelling words, problem solving, and completing long-term projects. Believe me, the teachers and staff are doing their jobs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This is a Title 1 Distinguished school of ten yrs and met AYP for 8 in a row...we have a new principal that is amazing and we have the best teachers with high level training and education. We are a transient school for new citizens and visiting immigrants so we cater to all. With the 87% transient population in & out we still test well and are equal to the nation's levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

This is my second year teaching at Idlewood and I feel very honored to work at such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 29, 2007

Idleood is a great school, and its filled with wonderful teachers. My child is in Mrs. Cuningham's class and I think so far she is a great teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

Idlewood has been a wonderful school and my child loves her teachers. Thanks to all the teachers and staff at Idlewood for working so hard. We could use more involvement from the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

Great school! We love the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

This is the worst school my son has been to. I would not recommend anyone sending their child to this school. This has been the worst experience my child has ever had. The teachers need to go back to college and learn some patience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

I think this school is a wonderful place for my child. I do think that more parents should get involved and do more to help make this great. It is a shame that the people who complain are the ones who do nothing to be involved. I have had a very positive experience in part because I know that I have to do my part as a parent. The school nor the teachers can do it all. And I do my part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

The school has a new Principal and she does not communicate with the parents and was last years assistant principal. When there is a problem the principal does not help you to solve it, she should not be in that position she should leave it to someone who really cares for the children. I am VERY dissapointed with the school and do not recomend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

My daughters first year in kindergarten and she did not like it at all. I did not like the way the principal or second teacher handled my child. The principal was not concerned. I would not let her attend for 2004/2005 school year. I am a concerned parent i do not see any growth potential at the school for majority children. It is a non approaching administartion at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

This is a very violent school. The Principals don't seem to care about the children's safety, especially the girls'. Do NOT send your child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

2003-2004 was my child's first year at Idlewood. I would not recommend this school to any parent. No afterschool program, no enrichment activities, a diversified student body that is not celebrated, major discipline problems,and my child learned hardly any science or social studies lessons! Worst of all, there are many teachers who do not care about their students achievement. It is very sad.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

124 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

127 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

123 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
76%
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 80% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
White 3% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Patricia Carter
Fax number
  • (678) 874-3210

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1484 Idlewood Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (678) 874-3202

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