Big Shanty Elementary School

1575 Ben King Rd Nw
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Big Shanty Elementary School serves 612 students in grades 3-5.
Big Shanty Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Big Shanty Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Big Shanty Elementary School's student population of 612 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students612 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

Big Shanty Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Big Shanty Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#695 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
19%
15%
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Black
28%
37%
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White
41%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Big Shanty Elementary School is Kennesaw Mountain High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Palmer Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kennesaw Charter School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kennesaw Kennesaw Charter School Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 594 students
    0.4 miles
    3010 Cobb Pkwy Nw
    Kennesaw, GA 30152
    (678) 290-9628
    0.4 K-5 594
  • Kennesaw Kennesaw Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 622 students
    1.8 miles
    3155 Jiles Rd Nw
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    (678) 594-8172
    1.8 PK-2 622
  • Kennesaw Palmer Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 923 students
    2.2 miles
    690 N Booth Rd Nw
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    (770) 591-5020
    2.2 6-8 923
  • Acworth Baker Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 785 students
    2.4 miles
    2361 Baker Rd Nw
    Acworth, GA 30101
    (770) 975-6629
    2.4 PK-5 785
  • Kennesaw Kennesaw Mountain High School Math: 51% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,063 students
    2.5 miles
    1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd Nw
    Kennesaw, GA 30152
    (678) 594-8190
    2.5 9-12 2,063

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