School Details

Sawnee Elementary School

1616 Canton Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 887-6161
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1622 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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97%
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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 2012
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
98%
90%
93%
96%
84%
97%
99%
93%
89%
94%
83%
90%
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 2012
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
99%
94%
98%
98%
90%
100%
99%
93%
90%
93%
80%
95%
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.
80%
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 2012
  • Forsyth County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sawnee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cumming. The principal of Sawnee Elementary School is Eileen Nix, who can be contacted at ecnix@forsyth.k12.ga.us. 1,622 students go to Sawnee Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Sawnee Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 1,622 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sawnee Elementary School is 14:1. Ivy League Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 81%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 16% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 16%
Limited English proficiency 5% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 20% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This was the best school ever I loved my daughter's Math teacher Mr.Pagan he helped her get a 92 and she used to not be all that good in Math Thanks Mr.Pagan!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our first year at Sawnee. We love it! I have 3 children at the school and all have excellent teachers. We are so fortunate to attend such a great school in such a large county. We have tried private schools in the past and are so pleased to have made the decision to move to Sawnee Elementary!

  • (4 years ago)

    Closed minded management/school leadership. It seems that the hiring of migrating teachers from big cities are the ones holding this still rural school together. We need more competent professionals in the school system here in Forsyth county.

  • (4 years ago)

    Being a teacher myself I am very critical of any elementary school. Sawnee has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. She has a solid foundation to the start of her education.

  • (5 years ago)

    This year is my son's 3rd year at Sawnee. He is a second grader. I have loved all his teachers from K-2. Great programs and the teachers are paying extra attention to my son's advance reeading needs. I am glad I enrolled him at Sawnee!

  • (5 years ago)

    Sawnee seems to be improving from a small rural school to a more competitive school due to the growth in the area. However the class sizes are too large. My son had a first year teacher with 27 kids in her class. I noticed that all the other 4th grade and 5th grade classes this year also had 27+ kids. A teacher cannot truly teach 27 kids. When I called to speak to the Principal I never received a call back. Also in previous years they handled a bullying situtation very lightly. I would love to see this school succeed however with overcrowding I do not see that happening. I am hoping that a charter school will be built soon.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school her grades are all 2's and 3's The office is pleasure to deal with and the building is kept cleaner than most

  • (8 years ago)

    Very good caring school. Excellent transition from Sawnee Primary. Lead Special Education teacher voted Teacher of the Year for the school that says a lot about how the special education staff are respected at this school in particular. I am been mostly pleased with my child's progress here.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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