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Boston Elementary School

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Posted August 11, 2014

I love this school and the teachers. My oldest just moved on to the local middle school and I am not worried about whether or not he is ready. I know he is ready because he spent his first 6 years at Boston Elementary. The teachers are loving and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their students receive a top notch education. Go Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

I have been very impressed with the highly qualified and truly caring teaching staff! It is the teachers that make a school great! It's important to note, that Boston has undergone some very recent changes. Zoning modifications have greatly impacted the population, subsequently it is no longer a Title 1 school. Additionally, the administration has had some recent turnover. We have been very pleased with the smooth transition, as well as the high expectations shared for all students. Thank you Boston Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

While I generally give this school high grades, I'm dismayed after reading some communications from my grandson's first grade teacher. One comment stated that my grandson should work to improve his "handwritting," while another said "if you want to request a conference, 'your' welcome to schedule one," and yet another referred to "alot" of progress. My grandson is doing very well in most areas, but I have to ask--shouldn't his teacher learn to spell before passing her bad habits along to him and her other students?


Posted November 8, 2012

I went to Boston when I was a kid and now my own girls go. This school has decreased in greatness in the last couple years. One of my girls has a teacher who obviously is more interested in her new baby then taking time to help her children grow in her class. The other teacher for my other child is great. The front desk lady always answers the phone sounding depressed and suicidal which puts a damper on anyones mood who calls, im sure. They need some improving in their staff. ASP teacher is wonderful and is very stern on the rules of who picks the kids up. I love that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Boston Elementary was such a disappointment after we moved from another Metro Atlanta county so our kids could go to what we thought was a good school system. I watched my daughter who loved learning go from a confident happy child to a girl who hated to talk about or go to school. The reason was evident in my first Parent-Teacher conference when the other classroom teacher threw her hands up in exasperation when talking about my child. There was not a behavioral issue, she was just shy and a little scared to be going to a school when her Pre-K was small. There are several other items but essentially we felt as if kids were treated like cattle. Any kids who did not immediately catch on were left behind and got to complete their work in the hallway. I am giving 2 stars because my child did have fun interacting with the other teachers however we did pull our child out of this school and went to a school that she is excelling in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2009

My daughter goes to this school and always comes home happy. She says that this is the best school and when she is in fifth grade(she is in first grade right now) she does not want to go to a different school. I I am glad that she is happy and anyone who goes to that school is going to love it! The pricipal is really nice,the teachers are really good(they teach really well and get along with the kids really well), I'm just so happy that my daughter is happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

There are some great teachers at Boston who actually want to do above and beyond with are children and not just what is recommended. Unfortunatley there's not enough of them! I also think because this school has such a ethnic diveristy they have to spend alot of time with language barriers. This mostly applies in the younger grades. If I had a choice to put my child here again I would think otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

This is a wonderful school. I have had three children attend and it is a pleasure knowing that they are receiving the skills needed to compete in the future from nurturing teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Boston is an excellent school with caring and devoted teachers. It offers many different ways for a child to learn and grow outside of just regular classroom learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

All 3 of my sons went through Boston. It is an awesome school. I wish that 5th and 6th grade had not be seperated from this school. My youngest son missed alot by being moved to the other school. Everyone teachers, admin, lunch staff, and the janitor Chris all rocked ! Kepp up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

we moved from cobb county and my son was in a very unorganized charter school and unfortuntely missed out on learning much more than I could teach him an hour each night. BES was so proactive and supportive-he actually started learning and most importantly gained confidence in his abilities. I wish we would have moved sooner. The teachers and admin all have had our back since the beginning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Ms. Whitworth is the best kindergarten teacher I've ever seen. I have 4 children, all taught by different teachers, and she is by far the best teacher any of my children has ever had!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

My child is in kindergarten at Boston and we've had a wonderful time so far. It is kind of like a little home town school where you wouldn't particularly expect to find one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

We are starting our second year at Boston and I have been very pleased up to this point. Everyone is very friendly and I am amazed constantly by the organization of the school. Everything always seems very well planned. Both teachers so far have been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2006

When I first moved to Georgia, my first school was Boston Elem. At first I was a little shy, but the friendly teachers and students helped me feel more comfortable. Boston is a good school, and I am glad I had the chance to attend there. My mom was involved with the PTA, and sometimes they werent the friendliest people, but they all were focused on parent involvement, which was good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 27, 2006

Whenever you walk in the front door, there is always a smile. The teachers are wonderful! I have one child in third grade and he loves Boston. I volunteer in the school and the PTA board members are the best. Everyone wants you to be involved in your childs education, and Boston's staff from the office staff to special education staff and teachers and most of all the partents. We all want the same thing for our children and everyone supports each other. Its a great school and the education is beyond many other schools. Thank you Boston!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I have had three children in Boston and we have never had any problems--I think the teachers have been great although the other staff could be more friendly--but overall we have really enjoyed this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

We have been at Boston for four years and have enjoyed it. My daughter has gotten awesome teachers every year.
—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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

176 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

174 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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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

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 54% 44%
Hispanic 32% 12%
Black 8% 37%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Les Conley
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  • (770) 924-0392

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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