School Details

Willis Road Elementary School

430 Willis Rd, Sharpsburg, GA 30277
(770) 304-7995
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 729 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

87%
81%
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
  • Coweta County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willis Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Senoia. The principal of Willis Road Elementary School is Charles Smith, whose e-mail is charles.smith@cowetaschools.org. 729 students attend Willis Road Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Willis Road Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 729 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 37% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Willis Road Elementary School is 15:1. Thomas Crossroads Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 64%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 44%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 43% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I will admit that at the beginning I was concerned about our daughter going to a public school but changed my mind after talking to other parents about Dr. Smith and the teachers at Willis Road Elementary. We did a trial year for kindergarten and never left! Every teacher our daughter has had from kindergarten through 5th grade (this year) have been great!

  • (1 year ago)

    Another year in WRES and sadly it's almost coming to an end. The WOLF spirit in the school is the best! The teachers and staff are always smiling and welcoming. They are all so helpful and caring to my child. I can't wait for my 2 younger children to follow. It has been another wonderful experience. My son is above average in reading the encouraging programs have motivated him to read almost every day and that is something I value a great deal as a parent. Thank you WRES!

  • (1 year ago)

    Willis Road Elementary is great school. With a more diverse (both culturally and socio-economically) that most Coweta County schools WRES consistently does very well academically making it one of the best elementary schools in the county. It has a strong committed and caring faculty and administration. It utilizes a wonderful positive behavior reinforcement program to which the students really respond. Parent involvement both in the classroom and with the PTO is high which fosters a strong sense of community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very supportive educational environment competitive staff along with high moral values! The best school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great place to send your kids. Teachers are wonderful and the parent participation is incredible.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's a fantastic school. We have great leadership. The teachers want to be at Willis Road because of the administration. In my opinion we have the best elementary school in the county! It's going to be a great year.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 kids at WRE. The staff (cafe & custodians included keep expectations high as far as behavior & learning. Awesome behavior program(EBIS) full of non-tangible rewards praise redirection & conferences for consistent poor behavior situations. The RV hall(statistics) shows me that they know the community is watching and I like what I see. The monthly school-wide newsletter includes comments regarding what each grade level is doing as well as invites for any parent to help. They even encourage parents to send in extra $ for those less fortunate to go on field trips to learn! Sp. ed. students are in many regular classes most of the day! I love this! Teachers don't appear to show favoritism with any one group.A bilingual teacher is needed since they have a balanced school regarding diversity. The PTO always asks for volunteers. Safety is important!They know it takes a pack to raise a wolf!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children who attend WRES and I am very pleased with their educational experience. The administration obviously encourages teachers to be innovative and try new approaches to teaching and it works. Kudos to the PE dept for working so hard with and for all the children. Field Day was a blast!

  • (9 years ago)

    Willis Rd. is an excellant school with teachers and staff who work hard at making our children the best they can be. I am a parent and am very pleased with the teachers staff and PTO! Willis Rd. is definately a school that wants your child to succeed. The school cares about what and how our children learn and offers as much as possible and is still growing to offer more to the students. The PTO is excellant and has parents who truly want to help and make the school a great place. It takes a pack to raise a Wolf!

  • (9 years ago)

    Unless you one of the in crowd your child will be treated terribly. Would not recommend this school unless you have money to throw in for all of their special activities. In comparison to the NY school systems they rate extremely poor.

  • (9 years ago)

    Willis Rd is a wonderfull school the staff are great they love all the students that attened the school. MS. Russel know all the older students by name and the students love her to death. Mrs Reese goes out of her way to help all the parents that she comes in contact with. All of the office staff are great . I will miss them all next year my child start midddle school I hope they are as nice as Willis Rd. Staff is

  • (9 years ago)

    I want to give my opinion of Willis Road. The principal is very involved with the school A+. The parent participation in PTO is very low C-. Our children love to see their parents involved. For the most part teachers do care and love to teach. There are some that could use some classes on how to talk to communicate better with children. That is all I will say about that. I wish that a foreign language was offered in the public school system. Our young children are like sponges and could benefit greatly from a 2nd language. Music and Art should be offered more on a weekly basis. Nap times are a waste of time. The children could be learning...that extra music or art time. Overall I am happy with this school and teachers but parents must communicate and participate to make their childs education a success!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is great! The teachers and administration encourage parental involvement. They also do a wonderful job of creating a balance with activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    This has been a wonderful school. The administration is very open to parental involvment and active with the students. I highly recomment this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall This is a great elementary school with an excellent principal and assistant principal great teachers and staff who genuinely care for the students. It's new and as time passes it will become an even better school.

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