School Details

Ellijay Elementary School

32 McCutchen St, Ellijay, GA 30540
(706) 276-5020
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 1257 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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About this school

Ellijay Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ellijay. The principal of Ellijay Elementary School is Sandy Layman, who can be contacted at sandy.layman@gilmerschools.com. 1,257 students go to Ellijay Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the Ellijay Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 1,257 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 80% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ellijay Elementary School is 14:1. Ellijay Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 79%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 74%
Limited English proficiency 18% 9%
Economically disadvantaged 58% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended Ellijay Elementary since Kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers. I am an active parent volunteer and PTO member. I have always felt welcomed and any questions or concerns that have come up were quickly addressed and handled. We NEVER would dream of wanting our kids to attend any other school. As far as "unruly" children go that will be found in any school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters both attend EES and I've had problems with the school from time to time which were caused by the large amount of students (not as much of a personal touch) and parent involvement w/the children. Unruly children have disrupted my kid's classrooms but due to sheer # of kids this is overlooked.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think they do an excellent job of teaching our children.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school needs help!! You do have some great teachers but we have lost alot of things due to stealing. Admin doesn't seem to care. Even when the other child is caught with it doesn't matter. Teachers couldn't explain state test scores either!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have found this school to be very helpful and understanding. My child has a wonderful teacher that takes the time to keep her interested in her studies..

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