School Details

White Elementary School

1890 Detroit Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-2950

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 269 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of White Elementary School is Meredith Kaltman, who can be contacted at 269 students attend White Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 3% of the White Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 94% of the 269 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 94% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at White Elementary School is 12:1. Grove Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 78%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 75%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 94% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel that the people at this school really helped my child in a great way. We could use the 5th grade teachers at this school for an example to other school. I feel my daughter really learned a lot due to the guidance of these teachers!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am happy to say my child is a student at Walter White. The level of rigor of the courses challenges the students. The fifth grade reading and math teachers are the best!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that the staff and principal at White are the most incredible people on this earth to have to deal with the problems of the students that come from various areas around the school. Parents in this school's area I urge you to go and volunteer at the school and you will see what I mean. Congrats for getting off of the needs improvement list.

  • (11 years ago)

    the concentration was more on discipline that education. parental involvment is very low and the principal is more into micro-managing the staff rather than what is best for the children.

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