D. H. Stanton Elementary School

970 Martin St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 802-4200

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 272 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

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.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

D. H. Stanton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of D. H. Stanton Elementary School is Velva Bass and can be contacted at vbass@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 272 children attend D. H. Stanton Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the D. H. Stanton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 98% of the 272 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at D. H. Stanton Elementary School is 12:1. Neighborhood Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 79%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 75%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 98% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school!! The teachers and staff are great! They care about the students and their education. They make you feel right at home. My son loves it here and he's improving so much at this school. The school is clean. The students are well behaved and the staff have a zero tolerance on bullying. The only thing I don't like is there isn't enough parking spots. When there's school events or people visiting I live directly across the street from the school and they park right in front of my mailbox to where I can't even open it. I asked if they can not let people park there cause they obviously don't listen to me but I have seen anything done about it! But overall this school is great!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is supported by the neighboors of Peoples Town Summerhill and all of NPU-V. Please look for great things over the next few months from our community and the students of DH Stanton.

  • (3 years ago)

    In spite of recent media attention D.H. Stanton's staff is committed to excellence in education. The structure and foundation provided more than meets the need of each student. As with all schools each parent is should invest in their child's academic success. The relationship necessary for success is interdependent on each stakeholder (child parent and teacher)

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a horable school. The halways have ants the restrooms have roaches. They never have homework but when it's spring they have 125 pages to do in a packet.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School!!!! My son was in the 3rd grade and he did great!!! Thanks to a great staff.I agree with the previous comment..The reading program is wonderful..Especially 'The Boys 2 Men Literacy Night' that was held by Mr. Freeman and various others..Great Job D.H.Stanton....

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is a 3rd grade student. This year I was pleased with the reading program at D. H. Stanton. Throughout the year they held programs to inform parents about reading and how to work with your children at home on the computer. I felt good helping my son at home to improve his reading. He passed the CRCT! I owe all to Mr. Freeman and the reading teacher Ms. Taylor.

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