School Details

Shallowford Falls Elementary School

3529 Lassiter Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 642-5610
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 686 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

98%
91%
88%
94%
82%
79%
100%
94%
92%
95%
83%
78%
98%
88%
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 2013
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
93%
90%
94%
88%
84%
99%
95%
93%
95%
87%
83%
95%
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 2013
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
96%
94%
95%
93%
90%
100%
95%
93%
94%
84%
80%
94%
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.
90%
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 2013
  • Cobb County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shallowford Falls Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marietta. The principal of Shallowford Falls Elementary School is Doreen Griffeth, whose e-mail is Doreen.Griffeth@cobbk12.org. 686 students go to Shallowford Falls Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Shallowford Falls Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 686 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shallowford Falls Elementary School is 13:1. Garrison Mill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 76% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 30%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Multiracial 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 38%
Limited English proficiency 3% 9%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    I love this school! The teachers and everyone in the office have been very helpful and friendly. My husband and I always feel like there care about our son. Our teachers the past two years have just amazed us at how well they keep us informed and involved. We are so happy we moved to East Cobb and Shallowford Falls!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year at Shallowford Falls. My two sons are excelling in every aspect of their education. Both teachers are caring and empathetic and clearly love what they do. The school is beautiful and the faculty and staff have all been extremely pleasant and helpful in all my interactions with them. Teachers and staff members who I don't recall meeting all know who the boys are and the school has a close knit community feel. The activities are so abundant that we couldn't begin to attend even half of them and the parents involvement is something I have never witnessed prior to coming here. I can't say enough - wonderful experience thus far. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.

  • (1 year ago)

    We do not teachers who spend all their time on blogs.We want them to pay attention to the children in the classroom and notice what is going on and be engaged with these wonderful children who are all individuals.

  • (1 year ago)

    Shallowford is a great school. I am very please with the various after school activities learning opportunities professionalism among teachers and administration.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent!!! I couldn't be happier with the education that my kids are receiving at Shallowford Falls Elementary!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I was bummed when we started here in K. My son is very gifted which we have known about since he was 3. It was recommended to us by professionals to send him to the Walker School. We did not want to pay those prices and I had heard great things about Shallowford Falls so we decided to try it. I expected to find it lacking but we have had a great experience here. He has had great teachers that have given him the extra attention and work he needs. He is in the Target program which seems to be good so far. Parental involvement is very high. I love that it is a small school. I am impressed that other teachers who have not had my son in class know him by name and there are days when he tells me the principal had conversations with him at recess about what he was working on. The front desk staff is always friendly and parents are always welcome in this school. The only cons would be that Spanish is not part of the regular class time only as an after school option and that science is only every other week for the lower grades (but science teacher is paid for by the foundation.) Overall a wonderful school. The small size makes it truly a gem in the East Cobb School system.

  • (3 years ago)

    Shallowford Falls does not impress me. The teachers seem tired and lack the smiles that should be pervasive in an elementary school. The focus on AR reading is too much taking authenticity and intrinsic love of reading away from students. Where I think a school should be humming with kid sounds this one is quiet. Newsletters are inconsistent from the teacher school and PTA. I have no opportunities to volunteer in the classroom only at big events such as the book fair. My son has learned yes. But he is uninspired by this test-score focused learning. My daughter became a well behaved wall flower timid and forgotten I have seen kid-centered vibrant healthy schools. This one has not impressed me on that level. Their test scores are great but that is about it.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Shallowford Falls Elementary School. It was a great fit for everyone and the teachers there are wonderful and very nice. One thing that I didn't like about it was that the only way to go to the nurse if you have thrown up or need medical attention right then. Kids who went and who have high tempatures but not running a fever would be sent back with no question at all. I love this school but I feel that they could improve on that.

  • (4 years ago)

    Shallowford Falls is a fantastic school. All-Around Excellence describes a school that goes above and beyond to ensure high achievement from it's students in addition to offering ample before and afterschool opportunities for enrichment. There is something for everyone at Shallowford Falls. Parental involvement is encouraged whether you have 20 minutes a week or 20 hours a month to contribute. Not only do children succeed at this school but their efforts are recognized and celebrated with awards honors and verbal praise. The administration and support staff at this school is tops... we're proud to be part of this amazing school community after relocating from the midwest!

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best public Elementary Schools in the Country

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the tops! From the front office to the great teaches students and parents. I was a skeptical parent planning to head to private school at first sign of less than excellent but I have only good things to say. I have 2 children currently at SF and I can't say enough.

  • (8 years ago)

    Shallowford Falls is a dynamic school of excellence that provides a high quality education in a nurturing environment. The awesome teachers at Shallowford Falls encourage critical thinking as they prepare our students to be life long learners. We have had three children at Shallowford Falls over the past eight years and could not ask for a better school! The parent involvement is wonderful the administration is responsive and innovative and the teaching staff is competent and caring. The arts are highlighted through music art and an incredible extracurricular drama program. Students are encouraged to be compassionate to one another as well as to care for natural resources. You will not find a better education private or public than that provided at Shallowford Falls Elementary School!

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of this school is of the highest level. Great target program smaller class size and a large parental involvement

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is amazing. We transferred in from a private school this year and have been floored by the aggressive curriculum and quality teaching staff. I had heard that it was run like a private school and after one year I would agree. The only difference is the unbelievable level of parental and community involvement. It is the ideal community for a young student - safe caring and academically excellent.

  • (11 years ago)

    Parents are extremely involved and this is the school that prepares students and teachs students how to succeed!

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 21 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools