School Details

Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School

2162 Second Ave, Decatur, GA 30032
(678) 875-3402
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 819 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

68%
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88%
48%
65%
79%
78%
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92%
44%
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83%

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 2013
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
82%
90%
55%
70%
84%
79%
87%
93%
48%
69%
83%
46%
68%
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 2013
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
88%
94%
67%
79%
90%
68%
87%
93%
45%
63%
80%
47%
66%
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.
66%
76%
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 2013
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Candler-Mcafee. The principal of Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School is Marchell Boston, who can be contacted at marchell_boston_ii@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us. 819 children attend Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 92% of the 819 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy Elementary School is 14:1. Mohammed Schools of Atlanta is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 73%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.1%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This was our first year living in Dekalb County. When we moved here I was lost. I had heard some "not so good things" about Dekalb County schools. We started off at Oakview Elementary (our zoned school) that was a horrible experience for our family. When I discovered Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy it was the best thing for the family. Our girls (K 3rd) are so excited about school now. The teachers there are wonderful always enthused always want whats best for the kids and they always make it a great experience for the children. Principal Bolden takes care of each and every child like they are his own. And wants nothing but the best not only for the children but also for the staff. Also with safety being a big issue these days I can honestly say as a parent I ALWAYS ALWAYS drop the girls' off knowing they are 100% taken care of. Overall I would definitely recommend this school to anyone that is looking for a tight~knit safe loving educational environment for their child/ren.

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