School Details

Sagamore Hills Elementary School

1865 Alderbrook Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
(678) 874-7502
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 524 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
  • Dekalb County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Dekalb County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
88%
94%
89%
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90%
98%
87%
93%
81%
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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.
73%
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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 Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sagamore Hills Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Sagamore Hills Elementary School is Julie Martin, who can be contacted at julie_a_martin@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us. 524 children attend Sagamore Hills Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Sagamore Hills Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 38% of the 524 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 45% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sagamore Hills Elementary School is 14:1. Cliff Valley School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 38% 10%
Hispanic 31% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 73%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 66%
Limited English proficiency 9% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 38% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Sagamore Hills Elementary school is a true community-oriented neighborhood school. Nestled within the boundaries of one of Atlanta's most beautiful well-established neighborhoods Sagamore Hills is a fantastic school brimming with a team of fabulous teachers and staff supported by a strong network of active parents. Sagamore Hills teaches to all levels of educational abilities in a diverse demographic environment. In addition the community feel is just something I have never been able to find anywhere else.

  • (7 months ago)

    Great teachers! Great Principal. Very close knit community and parent involvement makes all the difference at this great neighborhood school.

  • (7 months ago)

    Small community elementary school within the neighborhood. Great teachers and access to principal. Very interactive and open in terms of meeting individual student needs. Love the school and the people in the neighborhood.

  • (8 months ago)

    We love love love Sagamore Hills Elementary! The staff and everyone here are wonderful. My son is in Pre-K and has made so many friends and learned so much. He's becoming such a big kid here. I'm so happy with this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    I love this school my son came here for 5th grade and the teaching method is awesome my son came home talking about what he'd learn in Science class! and some of the others this was the very first time I'd heard him come home speaking and engaging about what went on in school so thank you Sagamore Elementry!!

  • (1 year ago)

    The scholastic results are outstanding but that is only one part that I love about Sagamore Hills Elementary. As a parent to a PRE-K student I was a bit worried how he would like it and feel in this new environment but he loves it. As a parent I always feel welcome and there is a great positive spirit going in the school that you cannot really put your finger on. It is just a very positive atmosphere where it feels like students and staff really enjoys the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school may have the latest and greatest educational programs but that doesn't mean anything when the kids think an African American student is dirty because their skin is Brown. How smart is that? And what are the Parents teaching their kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are starting our 6th year at Sagamore and love it. The sense of community that my children feel about the school is the best part. This year Sagamore was selected to be a STEM school (Science Technology Engineering Math). This means teachers will receive additional training and the school will get more technology Lego labs etc. This is in addition to the state of the art Mac lab and iPads that are already there. Sagamore also has fantastic art and music programs. The teachers and administration also welcome parent involvement and there are many opportunities to get to know other families.

  • (1 year ago)

    The diversity pie is a LIE!!!! And mentally the students and staff doesn't no how to handle certain situations dealing with different cultures and people feelings .The 5months we were there was the worst experience we ever had. O I almost forgot they will question your child without notifying you . If your not welcome there they will use their authority to force you out. I'M NOT JOKING IT HAPPENED TO ME!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have 3 children currently at Sagamore Hills (since Kindergarten) and find the neighborhood school a wonderful environment. The size is just right for kids to try everything it offers and actively participate. Teachers and administrators know the children and help get them get what they need to be successful. They should be well prepared for middle school and the real world! Another great thing about the size is that the kids and parents don't get lost or feel like a number. Everything they do counts and gets noticed.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at Sagamore for 4 years so far with 2 children. We couldnt be more satisfied. The school is very diverse and we love that all cultures are embraced. We have had positive experiences with all our teachers and our children have been well prepared. what I love most is that the teachers and principal welcome parental input ideas and involvement. Sagamore is a true community school were we all participate in improving the education of our children.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sagamore is a great neighborhood school! We have 2 children at the school and they LOVE it! The kids have art and music weekly (our art teacher is outstanding!). We also have so many programs and activities including fun family events (sock hop dinner night spring carnival talent show) and opportunities for enrichment in math reading and science! Sagamore also has strong parent involvement. And we love that our children to go to school with other children in our community!

  • (2 years ago)

    Our second of two chidlren is now in fifth grade at Sagamore. Our older child entered middle school fully prepared. At Sagamore we have had awesome teachers (including great art and music instructors). The school also helps us feel truly connected to the community.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had four children go through Sagamore. The teachers have been excellent. It has wonderful families and is a great community of people who all want the best for our children.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sagamore is an excellent elementary school. I love the fact that it is small and teachers know the children across grade levels. As an involved parent I like knowing I can volunteer in the classroom & get to know the teachers and administrative staff. There is an intimacy at Sagamore that I think larger elementary schools lack. The community is strong the kids are great and so are the parents. We have very strong music and art programs. The children have a school wide art snow annually - it's mazing! We have choral orchestra and band concerts throughout the year it's quite impressive!

  • (2 years ago)

    The Great Schools rating by far does not reflect my experience at Sagamore Hills. The teachers that my children have had were excellent. The teachers challenged my children academically but yet supported them through the process. They also fostered my children's social and emotional growth. The leadership staff is superb. The principal and her staff is always willing to hear a quick story in passing or schedule a lengthy discussion. They are very supportive of the students parents and faculty. I could not be more happy with my decision to send my children to Sagamore!

  • (3 years ago)

    Sagamore Hills Elementary is a wonderful school! I've sent all three of my kids there and we have had only positive experiences. My kids have received a great education. The teachers are fabulous and there is strong parental involvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    We love having an elementary school that is in a neighborhood and has the neighborhood support.

  • (3 years ago)

    I moved to this area for the school and I have been very impressed. This is my first year and my son is in 1st grade. The teaching is excellent; he is making great progress. The parental involvement is fantastic. Many parents volunteer for all sorts of activities and it just has a community feel. I love the diversity of the school population. I am very happy with the direction of this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This was my son's first year attending Sagamore. He really excelled during the 3rd grade. He had an excellent year and is really looking forward to the 4th grade. The school's PTA and parents are actively involved in the advancement of the children's overall growth and development.

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