Arnold Elementary School

216 Stockbridge Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2800

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Public Grades PK-5 460 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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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.
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About this school

Arnold Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jonesboro. The principal of Arnold Elementary School is Myron Allen, who can be contacted at 460 students go to Arnold Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Arnold Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 460 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 68% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Arnold Elementary School is 13:1. Lee Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 5%
Asian 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 63% 72%
Multiracial 6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 3%
Hispanic 11% 17%
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 68% 85%
Limited English proficiency 6% 9%
Economically disadvantaged 75% 88%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Arnold Elementary is a great school. Mr. Allen and Dr. Shoemaker make a dynamic team. The teachers work hard and it is evident that excellence is the only standard at Arnold. I know it is not easy but keep up the excellent work.

  • (2 years ago)

    My youngest son currently attends Arnold (upcoming 3rd grader). My oldest son (now a 10th grader) attended Arnold from 4th - 5th grades. I love Arnold Elementary School. The principal Mr. Allen is awesome along with several of the teachers there. My youngest had a problem with one teacher who appeared to not connect with the students but she is no longer there (thank God!). Professional and caring staff and great teachers. Arnold ranks #1 in my book!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a soon to be third & fourth grader that currently attends Arnold. We moved from out of state when my son & daughter was in kindergarten & first grade. That being stated I was very skeptical about the changes and in particular what school my babies attended and the involvement of the principal assistant principal teachers counselor secretary and staff was wonderful. I don't mean to brag but I honestly love my kid's school. Principal Allen run the school very well I can honestly say they will do their best at making sure no child falls between the cracks. So far I am impressed as a parent.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two daughters that attend Arnold. I was very hesitant when we first moved here but we absolutely love it. The teachers really care about the students and the principle does an amazing job of finding that balance of fun learning and discipline. We love being a part of the Arnold Family!

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent. My daughter started attended Arnold in kindergarten. We moved when she was in 2nd grade but the school was so good and she was progressing so much that we put in a special request for her to continue to attend Arnold. The teachers and staff truly care about the students and their sucess in the future. I would highly recommend Arnold to anyone moving into the Jonesboro area.

  • (2 years ago)

    There is Not enough time spent for Language Arts & Science for grades to come out at least above average again

  • (3 years ago)

    My two daughters go to this terrific school. The staff from the principal to the cafeteria ladies is exemplary. My son will attend this school. It is a great community of people working for their children's success.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been delighted by my daughter's experiences at Arnold. She is in third grade now and we have been so very pleased with her teachers. They have challenged supported and loved her every step of the way. We couldn't have asked for a better school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Arnold Elementary is the next best thing to private school. My child enjoys going to school everyday and the teachers do a great job of keeping the parents informed on what's going on in the school. Kudos to Arnold Elementary in Jonesboro Ga.

  • (8 years ago)

    I actually went to Arnold.I loved it there.All the staff was very nice and helpful.I wish I could go back.

  • (10 years ago)

    Arnold Elementary is a wonderful school where everyone is involved (parents teachers and principals). Arnold's principal has hired teachers who take their jobs very seriously and go the extra mile to help our children do their best. The principal is a wonderful woman who takes time to sit and talk with parents and ensures that her children are getting the help they need. I am so pleased with my son's progress there. It is a racially mixed environment where parents are very involved in their children's education. Arnold earned the 'Georgia School of Excellence' title in 2003 and I have no doubt they will earn it again.

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