School Details

Fair Oaks Elementary School

407 Barber Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 594-8080
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 835 students 10 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

90%
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88%
86%
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94%
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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
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
93%
90%
91%
88%
84%
93%
95%
93%
81%
87%
83%
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86%
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
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
96%
94%
97%
93%
90%
90%
95%
93%
68%
84%
80%
60%
84%
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.
70%
84%
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
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fair Oaks Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marietta. The principal of Fair Oaks Elementary School is Cindy Szwec, whose e-mail is Cindy.Szwec@cobbk12.org. 835 students go to Fair Oaks Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 46% of the Fair Oaks Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 835 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fair Oaks Elementary School is 10:1. Green Acres Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 31%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 5%
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 96% 44%
Limited English proficiency 46% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school for my daughter. The front desk is exceptional with greeting and screening all entrants. My daughter's teacher is very caring and makes an extra effort to communicate with me about my child - so much that we have gotten her reading above her reading level. The principal is accesible and you can tell when you enter the door that the school has support from the business community and parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    As soon as you walk into this school you know that there is something special about it. Parents are greeted as soon as they walk in and teachers communicate in various ways to keep parents updated on their children.The teachers are extremely dedicated and work so hard. Their test results have improved so much the past couple of years that they were recognized by the state. The kids at the school are amazing and most of them come in speaking no English and leave with an incredible education from Fair Oaks. Fair Oaks is really great of doing their best to meet the needs of all learners and it is evident in their data lessons work ethic and students. Come in and take a look...you'll be amazed!

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree with the previous parent. The school has oodles and oodles of text books. There is a great lack in parent involvement but the dedication the teachers have to their students makes up for the lack in parent involvement. The school is not failing. As a matter of fact it has been recognized nationally as a school for huge growth across the curriculum (because they have done so well in the past few years). The school communicates every week. I get a school wide folder every Tuesday with information about the school events and my child. And yes the majority of children who go to the school lack language skills but come on people who can't use a little diversity.

  • (2 years ago)

    Don't know where that parent got the idea there are no text books at Fair Oaks. There are plenty of text books and over 90% of the students met or exceeded their curriculum standards on their end-of-year standardized testing despite the fact that over 90% of the students enter the school speaking NO ENGLISH! I would suggest looking at the actual testing data before believing anything (good or bad) that one parent claims. Fair Oaks was one of the highest performing schools in the state for the 2011-2012 school year .

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has no textbooks and most the kids are failing. I chose to home school because i would not let my kids step foot in this school i know all the kids in the neighborhood who go here and they are doing poorly it is not their fault because if you look at the school test scores the school is doing poorly too. I've had to tutor kids that have a great want to learn but barely know anything. that is a lack proper teaching and resources. Where is the money going??

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has a very low education standar and it is evident. Communication is an issue and feel that my child was held back because of this. Now I have to sell my house in order to move to a school district that will both challenge and enrich my child's life. The teachers are nice and dedicated however this doesn't mean much if the children aren't performing.

  • (6 years ago)

    The language barrier with the children are a concern however there are many dedicated teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Language barrier in classroom and poor communication between faculty and parents. Education level is below standards. Will never let my child attend there again.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lots of language problems in classrooms. Devoted teachers

  • (10 years ago)

    My son was at Fair Oaks Elementary for 2 years. He received one the best educations ever. The teachers are involved and contact parents if the kid needs any help ASAP. I recomend the school to any parent.

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