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Mirror Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 3, 2014

My child has attended two elementary schools in Douglas County, one being a lower socioeconomic elementary school and one being Mirror Lake (currently attending). My child has spent 2 1/2 years at each school and I'm sad to say I thoroughly regret moving him from the lower socioeconomic school he initially attended. The teachers at the first school were so compassionate and dedicated to their student body. The students were cherished, loved, and given an abundance of attention from the teachers. The atmosphere was positive and comfortable and EVERYONE (janitors, lunch ladies, office staff, etc.) made you feel as if you were part of a sweet, loving family. There was a modest, humble spirit that embodied the culture there. Unfortunately Mirror Lake, on the other hand, is like a bipolar opposite. The majority of teachers and other staff (that I've dealt with thus far) have horrible attitudes and seem to want to be anywhere other than dealing with the children they're entrusted with. Communication is horrible and the atmosphere is frigid. I'm rarely greeted when I sign in in the office and when I ask a question of anybody I'm made to feel like an inconvenience.Very dissatisfied overall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

I am thrilled with this school. My grandson could not be happier. He is working far above his grade level thanks to the great Teachers. The gifted program exceeds our expectations. There has been no evidence of bullying and my grandson is in 4th grade. Keep up the good work Mirror Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

Minority students BEWARE!!!!!! You should look for a different school to enroll your children. This school is not all it claims it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Go somewhere else! There are better schools out there. You will be thoroughly disappointed at this school. Don't let the test scores fool you. Know the components of the test scores before choosing a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

This school is below-average at best. Student enrollment is at an all-time low of 533 total for the 2013-2014 school year, and not 605 as stated above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

the staff is ok..... i went there when i was a child but some of the kids that go there are rude kids there bullies and now my little sister attends this school and we moved from sharps creek back here and in sharps creek all the kids were nice and no bullies and my sister was at the top of her class and loved school now when we moved back she said that the kids kept being mean telling her she cant read she cant write good the list goes on there only in 1st grade my sister has gotten to where she doesn't even wont to go to school most days because of them there stuck up little brats that need to stop its been going on since i was there and im 18 she sat in my lap crying saying the kids call her a terrible reader i think this school needs to have a assembly on anti bullying and needs to send letters to the parents to talk to there kids about bullying and that what they say actually hurt the kids i would not recommend this school.


Posted December 26, 2012

This is my daughter's 4th year (3rd grade) at MLES. She absolutely loves this school. The teachers are so caring. I think that the 3rd grade teachers are phenomenal, the 4 of them work as 1. It is amazing. I have seen my daughter grow so much this year. I would love to move, but my daughter has begged me to stay. She truly loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2012

MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN THERE FOR ALMOST 4YEARS AND I CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW HAPPY SHE IS THERE..SHE DOES NOT WANT TO CHANGE SCHOOLS..I HAVE NOT MOVED FROM THIS AREA JUST FOR THE QUALITY OF THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

I had posted this message previously, sorry if it duplicates. I wanted to address the comment made on 9/2/2012. Enrollment data based on special programs and ethnicity by school is not confidential information as long as it is requested aggregately versus by individual student. I was able to obtain the data specific to MLE and Douglas County District from the District office. This is public information and is mandated by the federal government to be collected for each public school district in America and must be granted if requested. Know your rights. The information is also available for view on the US Department of Education website and by request through your local school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

There is a male teacher at the school. Most elementary schools do not have a lot of male teachers. There are 5 African American teachers. How do you know how many African Americans are in remedial programs or special education programs? Do you know how many African Americans are in the gifted program? That is confidential information. Teachers don't just put kids in special education. The parents are a part of the process. This is a great school where the teachers work hard. My child had a great experience at this school. The teachers sent out a weekly newsletter and homework sheet to let me know what was being taught. They were always available to answer my questions. This school provided a great foundation for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

I LOVE this school! And my children LOVE it! The teachers and staff are absolutely amazing. I love everyone there. I don't have a single negative thing to say about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

My son is in Kindergarten and he loves it there. He stays in the ASP program 3 or 4 days a week and has asked to stay all 5. When the school year started our son didnt know how to read yet but now (March) he is reading at a 3rd grade level. It might be the teachers and not the school, but either way its working great for my son. Mrs Holland and Mrs. Paseno are his Kindergarten teachers and if you have a choice, that is where you should put your kids! Only negative would be the way the front desk makes you feel if you check you child out or in. We have checked my son out 2 times this year and checked him in 2x's but we are made to feel like it is a weekly thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My child is an student at this school and this school is a great school with some great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

This school is filled with teachers and administrators who truly care about their children.


Posted November 11, 2009

I've been generally disappointed. Our child mastered most of the standards before entering kindergarten. My fear was that she would be unchallenged for much of the year and I see that coming true. Just as concerning is the lack of information flow. I have to pull information from the teacher about what we should work on at home. It's difficult to be a partner with the teacher if the teacher doesn't share information back. To be fair, our child loves the teacher and enjoys school. The classroom is vibrant and the teacher is obviously knowledgeable. There just doesn't seem to be any attempt to let parents participate in the learning process beyond reading with the child and doing sight words. For students who are ready to move beyond the standards, I think the school is failing - for students performing at grade level, I'd say the school is top-notch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Love it, great school, great teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

This school believes that you should pass your child up, regardless if they are learning the work or not.They will try to say its a disibility the child has to keep pusing them up. This has happenend to my child. At this school. The school is not a good school, I regret ever sending my children their.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I always hear great things about mirror lake elementary from my nephews !! they love their teachers & principals


Posted October 8, 2008

As a parent I look for a school with great teachers. This year I asked the parents I knew which teachers they liked best- every parent named a different teacher meaning ---they liked all of them. Aftere the first few months of school I am thrilled with my teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

As a parent, I have found MLE to be excellent! My husband and I have been very impressed with the teachers and administrators. The thing that surprises me most is the 'open door' policy. I feel they encourage parents to have lunch with their kids and the teachers are great about keeping you informed. The PTA is well supported by parents and teachers. Great job Mirror Lake Teachers!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

100 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 88% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
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
White 47% 44%
Black 39% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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