School Details

Redan Elementary School

1914 Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 676-3502
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 578 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

75%
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79%
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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
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
82%
90%
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84%
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87%
93%
53%
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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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
88%
94%
59%
79%
90%
72%
87%
93%
40%
63%
80%
41%
66%
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.
68%
76%
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
  • Dekalb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Redan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lithonia. The principal of Redan Elementary School is Deborah Cowan Steele, whose e-mail is DMC6266@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us. 578 children attend Redan Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Redan Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 578 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 91% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Redan Elementary School is 15:1. Shadow Rock Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 97% 69%
Hispanic 1% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 5%
Multiracial 0.5% 2%
Asian 0.5% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 71%
Limited English proficiency 1% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 80% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I wonder how many of those complaining have taken the time to reach out to volunteer or to ask the teacher if they need anything for the classroom. Probably very few.

  • (1 year ago)

    I believe this school should close or be replaced with new leadership. The principal has a hard time believing in people instead of looking at the facts.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm sure that there are some positive attributes to this school but the negatives with my experience out weigh the positives. The teachers lack patience and empathy for the students. They discipline by yelling and ridiculing. I felt like my son's teacher was annoyed by my involvement. Information to parents is not in a timely manner. It's as if dysfunction and disorganization is the standard for this school. Dropping off my son was disorderly. Some days someone was outside to monitor drop-off and some days there wasn't. Most often I escorted him in the building. Teachers are highly unprofessional. Overall I'm appalled by my experience with Redan Elemenatary.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very pleased with Redan Elementary! My daughter is starting her second year there and her Kindergarten experience was by far the best. All the Kindergarten teachers played a large part in her development. The After School staff is an excellent group of caring individuals as well. Summer Camp is also offered and is very helpful for working parents. I could go on and on about the wonderful things that this school offers and Principal Taylor is the best!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is one of the worst schools in the county. The teachers don't care about the students the teachers are very unorganized and rude and between the teachers and the principal the only solution to any problem that they can come up with is suspension. What they really need to do is tear that old school down and rebuild and replace all the teachers and the principal with people who really care about the well being of the kids and their education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school my boys attend here for the last 4 years. They have had grandmother type and auntie type teachers they truly believe in the village raising a child. Since Principal Taylor came she has give us new teachers policies healthy lunch menus teacher tutorial for CRCT after school program improved music classes creative fun reading awareness activities. The PTA is very active and parents are always encouraged to participate. I have seen students sent to school sick and without breakfast and they were comforted and fed either by the parent volunteer or the teacher in that class. Teaching is a thankless and overwhelming job try being 'mother' for 17 kids at a time no amount of training or school can prepare you for that.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school with a new principle that has gone out of her way with hands-on participation in all programs and events. A couple of years back when my daughter attended and went on a field trip with the guards the bus didn't arrive until almost 11 00p.m. and she was there to make sure all went well. She continues to be enthusiastic and this has filtrated throughout the schools. All parents are challenged to complete at least 10 volunteer hours helping students and teachers. Positive and progressive changes continue in this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I find that the teachers work extremely hard in this high performing learning community. This school is about service to the parents service to the students and service to the community. The principal is very professional dedicated and determined for the teachers and students to excel in all areas. She is a great source of encouragement to all who know her and to those that meet her for the first time. She truly is dedicated to the 'babies' of Redan. She is there to serve all without hesitation. This school has various programs and activities for the students. This school has as much to offer students as any school in the USA. This school has dedicated teachers and an administrative team that is willing to go the extra miles to help the 'babies'.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attends this school he transferred from Gwinnett County and he has also attended other dekalb county schools in the area. This school is by far the worst school in Dekalb county that I have seen. I am so disgusted and highly unpleased w/ this school. The staff at Redan is not organized and the teachers do not care enough about the children succeeding and learning. This school is a mess. I wish my son did not have to attend this school. The staff at redan really needs to wake up!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attends this school. His teachers have gone above and beyond to help him with areas that he has struggled with. He is now an Honor Roll student and he loves school! The principal has done a lot to beautify the school and make sure that it is clean as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Redan Elementary is a High Performing Learning Community. I have seen the teachers work hard to go the extra mile. Teachers are very dedicated to the cause of helping students to be the best that they can be because they are the future leaders of tomorrow. Teachers are willing to donate their time money and energy to help students be successful. The administrative staff is very help and supportive of the faculty students and parents. The secretaries are very efficient and willing to help.

  • (10 years ago)

    Some of the teachers and staff have a very poor attitude. I don't feel like they are doing 100%. I attended Redan as a student years ago and it has changed for the worst. They need to get a staff that is there for the students and would make the school successful and make the parents feel like they actually care starting in the front office.

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