Fickett Elementary School

3935 Rux Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-7850

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 626 students 14 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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About this school

Fickett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Fickett Elementary School is Arica Johnson, who can be contacted at 626 children attend Fickett Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 3% of the Fickett Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 626 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 82% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Fickett Elementary School is 14:1. Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 79%
Multiracial 1.0% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 75%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 88% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been in Fickett Elementary since Pre-K and will be attending 1st grade this year!! I'm so excited about the new school year!! The teachers and staff are just great! It feels good to walk in my son's school and the office staff knows me by my name. I am a very active parent in the school. Even though I no olonger live in the school zone I drive him to school and pick him up faithfully.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my sons second year attending Fickett. The communication between the parents and the teachers is great. I love it how parents/family members can come volunteer whenever they have free time. The open door policy @ Fickett is great! And I would like to thank Dr. Dorsey for allowing that policy! I would like to say keep up the good work to all the teachers staff volunteers and parents! I look forward to another excellent year @ Fickett!

  • (6 years ago)

    Fickett Elementary is an outstanding school that believes in the academic excellence of our children. They believe in the abilities and capabilities of their students and encourage them to strive for excellence and to acheive their goals. Dr.Dorsey governs his school with humility and reverence and he always keeps the needs of the children at the forefront and as a parent of this school I truly appreciate that. Outstanding work all teachers staff and volunteers! I look forward to a prosperous year!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been in Fickett since kindergarden and now is graduating from Fifth grade I am very pleased with the time she has spent open door policy easy to approach the teachers and I love how everyone in the office offers to help us. Fickett is truly an hidden gem.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended Fickett for three school years. The communication between myself and his teachers has been great. The school offers many programs and activities that promote student learning and develop student interest. Most of the students in his class have been there since Kindergarten which shows stability within the community. The priority is placed on learning from the first day to the last day of shcool. The teachers staff and administration handle all situations promptly. My son transferred to Fickett from a private school. I have no complaints and have been happy with the services provided for three years.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fickett Elementary School is the best school it is a good school and I love it the teachers are nice and the principal is nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    R.N. Fickett Elementary is a hidden gem! My daughter transferred to Fickett this school year and it has been a wonderful transition. The teachers are certainly dedicated to the success of all the children. I am fortunate to have the flexibility to visit the school at various times of the day and I have always witnessed a great learning environment for all the children. The principal Mr. Dorsey is a great male role model and wonderful leader. He is always walking the halls and visiting the classes unannounced. I am sure this keeps the students and staff motivated to do their very best at all times. When there are discipline problems they are dealt with and 'life goes on'. I am soo happy we are apart of the Fickett family and my child is again excited about going to school everyday!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    i'm between above average and excellent always room for daughter attended this school from kindergarten to half of 3rd grade and was only moved to another school (county school) b/c we moved out of city limits (ughhh had i KNOWN!)... she was taught well expectations were clear and not difficult to achieve she did well on the CRCT was on the principals honor roll 3 years and recognized for exceptional performance several times... i remember her teachers names and that says a lot...and they definitely knew my name... from the coach to the principle to the 'lunch lady' they involve themselves with the students and all persons involved. Dr. Barber was principal thru May 07 and he was wonderful...they always kept me informed never a question of her performance and expectations...wish she was back in this school so bad...

  • (7 years ago)

    Fickett ELementary is a wonderful school that is Student Centered Data Driven and Policy Bound. The studetns achieve high on all standarized tests and have both gifted and Special Education Teachers and support Staff. The principal Mr. Anthony Dorsey was awarded 'The Principal of the Year' by the National PTA this year. Fickett is spotlighted in the AJC and ohter publications regularly. Fickett is proud to be able to teach the 'whole child' with intensive academic instruction as well as state of the art technology and fantastic Enrichment for each chlid. Each child starting in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade all recieve French Music and Visual Arts at least once a week with French several times a week. Ficktett - Where students achieve and staff collaboarte for maximum success.

  • (7 years ago)

    There is no recognition of honor roll students. No assembly certificate sticker nothing. I find this not only discouraging to the honor students but the other students have no means of being motivated to excell. The teachers are recognized more than the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teacher are wonderful. I like the fact that they are thinking out side the box. You can always get a time with the Principal or his staff to discuss ideas or concerns. The test scores show that the kids are learning.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love fickett. My daughter graduated from there and my son attends now. The teachers are wonderful. The faculty is great. They are doing great things academically to broaden the minds of our young people. Every year they are doing better and better with thier test scores and the motivation from the principal helps them even more. I am very proud to say that I have ties to R.N. Fickett Elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    I believe that R.N. Fickett is a very good school. The Principle as well as the faculty and staff or more than helpful they go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure every child at Fickett is a number one priority. Since the current Principle has taken over I see an improvement in the children's self esteem and study habits. I am so proud to have a child at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My family and I truly believe that R.N.Fickett Elementry school is an exceptional school. We really like how they shoot for the stars and their test scores prove it!

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