School Details

Kimberly Elementary School

3090 McMurray Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 802-7600
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 495 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
90%
94%
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81%
90%
82%
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93%
59%
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80%
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70%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
70%
77%
80%

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kimberly Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Kimberly Elementary School is Joseph L Salley, whose e-mail is jlsalley@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 495 students attend Kimberly Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Kimberly Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 495 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kimberly Elementary School is 14:1. Seeds of Faith Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 95% 78%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 75%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 83% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so glad my son was able to complete elementary school at Kimberly. The teachers seem to know every child's name. I like the friendly atmosphere at the school. Hopefully APS will decide to provide much needed renovations to the school. The teachers provide meaningful activities to make the learning lasting and memorable. Don't underestimate the power of an excellent public school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Kimberly is an AWESOME place to teach and learn. The staff is devoted and caring. The administration is dilligent and very involved. The environment is safe and challenging. I am glad to be a part of such an amazing school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome. The teachers here are dedicated to student success and go to great legnths to ensure all students are learning. We are a standards based school and seek common core activities that are hands-on and engaging yet vigorating.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been employed at Kimberly for a short while now but it has been an amazing experience! The staff is like a family. Everyone is willing to go above and beyond to help others. The student teacher relationship is great as well. I've seen many teacher's besides myself who are truly passionate about working with the students of Kimberly and it shows. I'm proud to be a Kimberly Stinger.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been an employee of Kimberly Elementary School for a little a year now. I have found the staff to be very welcoming to newcomers. They really care about the students and work hard at creating positive relationships with their parents. I am proud to be a Kimberly Stinger!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am the mother of two children that are new to Kimberly Elementary for the 2013-14 school year. Both of my children went to a private pre-k and then to a non traditional charter school...so they have never been a part of the public school system. My husband and I were really nervous about the transition but so far things have been really good. The teachers are really friendly and there are always fun activities and events going on that are open to parent involvement. Another plus is the affordable after school care in which my daughter is able to participate in hip hop dance classes. The only problem which is not really a problems but more of something that I am not used to is the one phone number to contact every teacher in the school I guess I'm just use to having more direct ability to contact my kids teachers. Ms. Willis Dr. Douglas and Mrs. Carter in the after school program have been great and we look forward to getting to know many of the other staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    Kimberly is a great school for our community. We provide a PreK classroom Spanish classes orchestra. Ben Carson Reading program for our and a parent reource room for parents. We are planning to have a English class for parent and a literacy class along with it. We will have a Plaza Comunitaria to help Spanish speaking parent get their GED ETC. The best of all is that we have a great staff. Teachers are awesome! The Principal and the Assistant Principal are great with staff parents and students. Our goal is to increase parent involvement with many ideas we have in place. We are hoping a great improvement on this matter.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a neighborhood resident and have had three children at Kimberly I have volunteered in each of my children's classes and have worked as a reading tutor for the entire school. I think that Kimberly is a good school with wonderful teachers-Ms. Rivers 1st Grade Ms. Saunders-3rd Grade and Ms. Irving of course Ms. Hall the principal. I think this school is what you make it. I think it is a diamond. There are challenges but with additional parent participation it can get better.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children at Kimberly. The school has some excellent teachers but could improve on programs and activities. Mrs. Irvin and Mrs. Rivers are excellent and caring teacher.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have three children that have and attend LO Kimberly and I am overall satisfied with the instructors and administrators at this school. I have had the privilege to work with outstanding instructors at the Pre-School Kindergarden 1st 2nd 4th and 5th grade. I do believe that this school does need more assistant from parents to make this program work. This school is also losing their high calibre instructors. This school's best instructors are Mrs. Rivers and Ms. Irving. Submitted by a parent

  • (8 years ago)

    I have not been pleased with L.O.Kimberly Elementary academic programs or the principal. I've tried to volunteer in my daughter's classroom but was told I could not because it would be disruptive. I do not like the fact that I cannot observe my child and her teacher when there is a problem.

  • (8 years ago)

    My oldest daughter has been attending Kimberly since the 2004-05 school year and I must say that I am very pleased with the caliber of instructors at the school. For kindergarten she had Ms. K. Natson (now teaching 3rd grade)who was a wonderful teacher that taught more than primary colors and shapes! The children acquired a broader vocabulary learned to form sentences and count money. The students also composed mini-book reports and learned about cultures around the world. In 1st grade Ms. K. Loyd helped me enhance her already good reading writing and math skills! And she made all A's the entire school year! This year she has Ms. K. Knowles who earns her right to be called a wonderful teacher! On the first day she gave all parents her home & cell # and both school and personal email addresses. She also gives weekly updates on the children's progress.

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