School Details

Chattahoochee Elementary School

2800 Holtzclaw Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 781-2240
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 950 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 2013
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
98%
90%
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96%
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100%
99%
93%
95%
94%
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96%
94%
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
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
99%
94%
99%
98%
90%
98%
99%
93%
91%
93%
80%
92%
95%
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.
85%
90%
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
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chattahoochee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cumming. The principal of Chattahoochee Elementary School is David Edwin Culpepper and can be contacted at dculpepper@forsyth.k12.ga.us. 950 children attend Chattahoochee Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Chattahoochee Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 21% of the 950 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 31% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Chattahoochee Elementary School is 14:1. Coal Mountain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 81%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 16%
Limited English proficiency 9% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My granddaughter transferred to Chattahoochee Elementary this fall. She is enjoying her teacher first grade classroom and has had nothing but positive statements about this transition time. As a former classroom instructor and a grandmother it is of utmost importance that she is in such a positive learning environment.

  • (2 years ago)

    GREAT AMAZING SCHOOL!! COULDNT BE HAPPIER. They have a great discipline and safety policy. My child has become smarter and more influenced in positive things that are encouraged by the school. Teachers make school fun.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing! We are truly blessed to be living in this area for our son to attend here. I love that they are always having something going on and giving the students & their familes to participate in a lot of fun activities. The staff & other students are very nice.In SC my son was bullied and discriminated against.Since my son has been going here I have not had a single issue with his teacher or students.They have a strict policy that pushes the children to be the best they can be & also be good influences for each other.I also like how safe they are!The bus drivers are very responsible and SAFE!We live on a dangerous highway & the speed limit is 55mph.I always get nervous b/c the oncoming traffic makes a sharp turn before having to stop for the bus.The bus driver will NOT allow the child to move until ALL traffic has stopped completley and everything is safe. She also has them do a safety routine where they are required to look both ways themselves before and after getting on/off the bus. She likes to make sure you are there waiting which is cool b/c of the heavy/dangerous traffic around us. I believe that my child will succeed over the top and will stay happy here.

  • (4 years ago)

    a school that help when you needs help .. that put kids first...

  • (4 years ago)

    It a grade school that help all kids never let a child go without no matter what the cause it is work with kids to help them feel good about them self this is just the best school my son love this school

  • (4 years ago)

    Chattahoochee is far above any other school in the county. With great administrators as leaders the teachers feel motivated and empowered to run their classes. Although with tough economic times classroom sizes are increasing teachers are still able to focus one each child's individual needs. We are truly blessed to have wonderful parent involvement and a fabulous PTO. The PTO president truly cares about the teachers and the school. She is great! It is clear when you walk in the doors that everyone is doing their job there and they clearly love what they do!

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe this school is representative of the quality education offered in the county. I feel the only thing lacking in the school is the involvement and support of the parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    We just moved here from out of state and I was concerned about my childrens transition to another school. Everyone from the teachers to the front desk have been excellent ! My kids love the school and their teachers. We moved from an excellent school district up north and I am finding Chattahoochee to be right up there in their academics. We are very happy with this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    An excellent caring school. Special services for children with slight learning disablities has been excellent and very accomodating.

  • (6 years ago)

    A great school with an active PTA caring teachers and a strong but kind-hearted principal

  • (6 years ago)

    We absolutely loved this school last year when I sent my son there for kindergarten. His teacher & teacher's aide were wonderful! They always encouraged him and noticed how bright he was which he is. This year however his first grade teacher seems to always be rushing them and she definately focuses on the negative. I don't think I've heard anything positive come out of her mouth about my son who by the way has never been in trouble for acting out or not listening. I feel that it takes a certain person to be a teacher to provide a fun & positive learning environment and sadly my son didn't get that this year. Hopefully next year will be a good one.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have three girls. Two who have went on to middle school but we still have one there in 4th. the teachers seem to do the best with what they have. the principal not sure about. But those two characters at the front desk thats another story. every time I've been to that front office they are either applying fresh make-up or primping in a compact mirror. Please! Stop wasting tax payers money and do your job. The security at this school what security? Let's work on that!

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of a first grader I must say how impressed I am with the school. Not only is she doing exceptionally well but her enthusiasm and desire to learn is extremely high. She likes her classmates and her teacher and often tells how other students tell her 'Way to Go M'. I particularly like the culture of excellence that is nurtured there. My daughter told us that if she misses putting vegetables on plate at the cafeteria the lunch ladies always tell her she must have vegetables each day and ensure that she has it. Her teacher is out of this world. She calls me at home to discuss progress and strategies to help my daughter learn new concepts. Only drawback? The amount of fundraiser but otherwise I cannot complain. Thanks Chattahoochee.

  • (7 years ago)

    My Son just finished K and I had a wonderful experience. He was having problems and his teacher was wonderful in giving him the extra help that he needed and always kept me very informed. I helped in his class every Thursday and was always welcome at the school. I could not have asked for a better teacher or school for my son.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is finishing up his Kindergarten year at this school and so far has had a horrible experience. They don't encourage progression in accelerated abilities but more so focus on the negative. I am constantly getting notes home about silly trivial matters like talking in the hallway that should be handled appropriately at the facility. I asked several times to have my son moved to a different teacher because I believe the one he has is extremely unable to handle responsibilities of a bright child and was told that this was not an option even though it meant my child struggling through the school year. The staff is rude and there is little left to say but its more like a base camp for children than a structured caring learning environment. Were I not a single mothwer who didn't have the means my child would be pulled in a heartbeat.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have experienced the best of the best teachers . Both my kids started kindergarten at chatt. and will go on to middle with the best education and memories a public elementary school can offer. This school is a true GA. School Of Excellence!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have three children at the school and have been very happy with the school and teachers. When I have a concern I have always been welcome in the principals office and in the classroom. The concerns are always addressed. Parent Involvement is very high both in the classrooms daily school activity and with the PTO. This school does more than most.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a nightmare... Most teachers rarely follow-up w/you about anything. Grading they use makes no sense difficult at times to tell how well your kid is doing. Very disappointed can't wait to move out of this district!

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent involvement would be much higher if the staff teachers and administration would work with the parents better. Staff is rude and not friendly or helpful to newcomers. Principal is detached and wishy-washy. Security at the school is poor. The school is crowded and teachers seem overwhelmed. Students are not grouped according to abilities and my child ended up tutoring those students who were behind. I was very disappointed in the school and pulled my child out. I would rather pay for private school or home school than send my child to Chattahoochee. The school has great potential but sadly doesn't fulfill my expectations of a 'School of Excellence'.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child was left back in KG and it seems to me that if he was having a problem or needed additional care this care should had started after the first 30 days of school surely by then signs for the child was there. This is an area teacher's must improve in 'spotting needs early in the year' then change the environment for sucess (different teacher/room/'carechild'). In my day I had a special tooter for 1 30 hrs a day to help me learn and move foward(suceeded M.S. B.S. & A.A.S degree's). 'No child left behind' means nothing in words now does it? Salvatore Orlando

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