School Details

Clairemont Elementary School

155 Erie Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-4450

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-3 320 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Decatur City School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clairemont Elementary School is a charter elementary school in Decatur. The principal of Clairemont Elementary School is Erin Wheeler, who can be contacted at 320 students attend Clairemont Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Clairemont Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 35% of the 320 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Clairemont Elementary School is 12:1. Decatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 58%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 23%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 35% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Our daughter having attended a private Montessori school for the past several years I was very concerned about transitioning into public school for the 3rd grade. We were moving to the area and spent quite a lot of time learning about all of the districts and their respective schools. Our first priority was safety. We looked at statistics. Then we looked at test scores and learning models and talked to people we knew. We visited the districts' and schools' websites. We made the most ridiculous Excel spreadsheet ever! Anyway all that to say If you're going through that process right now look no further. We are so pleased with our decision. Though this is a comparatively expensive place to live (we ended up with a condo which wasn't our plan) we are so glad we're here. Our daughter loves her new school and her teacher. There is certainly a community feel and it is a great feeling to be able to tell our child that we support her school 100% and believe in its ability to keep her safe and teach her what she needs to know. There is good communication between the school and parents an amazingly supportive and active PTA and expeditionary learning offers an exciting way to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    Clairemont Elementary school is excellent. It represents a strong bond between the administration faculty and staff parents and students. The school is definately student oriented and the atmosphere is one of positive and exploratory learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    Clairemont is a phenomenal school. I'm so pleased to see it's score move up to a 10. The teachers and administration work so hard to meet the needs of each individual child. The expeditionary learning curriculum is well thought out and it's truly impressive how the teachers carry a central theme across so many areas. All CSD Elementary schools are great from what I hear. You can't go wrong with any of them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I can't say enough good things about Clairemont. My daughter is in Kindergarten there and not only is she learning a LOT she enjoys learning and she's retaining what she's learned. The teaching staff are excellent and the facilities are very good with the exception of there being no indoor gym; the grounds are small. The Expeditionary learning model is doing wonders for my daughter's mind.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this is an excellent school. We are so proud and happy to be a part of it. The teachers are wonderful. The learning is top notch. This school adds a down home style feel with a comfortable and fun way of state of the art style teaching and learning. This school also has a great sense of community. we are very happy here

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is impressive. It seems like a private school based on the small class sizes ability to challenge advanced students and awesome parent-teacher involvement. This is our third year at Clairemont my son did Kindergarten twice there...not only did they keep him challenged but he seems to love learning even more!

  • (8 years ago)

    Clairemont is an excellent school. The Expeditionary Learning program is similar to Montessori curriculum. The Principal Jan Goodloe is a wonderful advocate for students and teachers. This is a close knit community of folks. The PTA and parents at large are amazingly active. We love this school and think it makes our high city of Decatur taxes worth every penny!

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics are excellent. There's a solid gifted program called LINKS (with a smart policy of adding kids as they qualify during the year rather than a fixed number). Expeditionary Learning is a wonderful program. Music and art are part of the curriculum. Sports not so much as it's a k-3 but my kids like the PE classes and there's a track club. Parent involvement is truly superior with an annual Holiday Marketplace and various other programs generated and run by parents. We were very very happy at Clairemont.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics are first-rate. Between expeditionary learning and the gifted program smart kids are challenged in unique ways. It's a K-3 so it's not abundant with extra-curriculars but they have a track club and a chess club and otherfun stuff. Parent involvement is out of sight. Strong PTA and LSC... a wonderful marketplace that turns the school into a holiday arts festival.. talent show etc.

  • (11 years ago)

    Wonderful learning environmrnt uses ELOB as the teaching method. Top 5 ELOB school in the nation. My son loves learning and is excelling.

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