East Lake Elementary School

199 E Lake Rd
Mcdonough, GA 30252
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
3.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
East Lake Elementary School serves 705 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
East Lake Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (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 50% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

East Lake Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

East Lake Elementary School's student population of 705 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students705 students
This chart display total students of East Lake Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of East Lake Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of East Lake Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of East Lake Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

East Lake Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 East Lake Elementary School is 0.63, which is less 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
#550 out of 2188 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of East Lake Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of East Lake Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
37%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
48%
40%
This chart display the percentage of White students in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in East Lake Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.630.69
This chart display the diversity score of East Lake Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in East Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHenry County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to East Lake Elementary School is Excel Academy (3.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Union Grove Middle School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mcdonough Union Grove Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 993 students
    0.0 miles
    210 E Lake Rd
    Mcdonough, GA 30252
    (678) 583-8978
    0 6-8 993
  • Mcdonough Hickory Flat Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 678 students
    2.1 miles
    841 Brannan Rd
    Mcdonough, GA 30253
    (770) 898-0107
    2.1 PK-5 678
  • Stockbridge Pleasant Grove Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 541 students
    2.9 miles
    150 Reagan Rd
    Stockbridge, GA 30281
    (770) 898-0176
    2.9 PK-5 541
  • Mcdonough Walnut Creek Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 654 students
    3.0 miles
    3535 Mcdonough Pkwy
    Mcdonough, GA 30253
    (770) 288-8561
    3 PK-5 654
  • Mcdonough Timber Ridge Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 583 students
    3.1 miles
    2825 Highway 20 E
    Mcdonough, GA 30252
    (770) 288-3237
    3.1 PK-5 583

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We have had a child in this school since August, 2007. We have seen many, many changes but have always been very pleased with the staff, the administration, the parent participation.. You name it. We currently have two children attending East Lake in different grade levels. One of these children has special needs. She can be quite difficult at times. The staff and administration ( specifically Dr. Bailey) meets her at the door with a smile on her face every morning. In her classroom she is met with respect and love despite her difficulties. Many meetings are held, much consideration is taken. They always have her best interests at heart. They bend over backward to accommodate her needs. Our other child has a phenomenal teacher as well. She goes out of her way to make sure my child feels confident, loved and motivated.East Lake is a fantastic school. We love it and to be Frank, we moved to this school district because of it.
- Posted by
2  
It is 2015 and their is not enough diversity in the school. The teaching staff doesn't reflect diversity either, they are like a cult, and God forbid that you have a complaint about one of the teachers, Dr. Bailey seems to take it personal. The school is ran like a monarchy where some parents are not supposed to question decisions made by the teacher. I have had a teacher call me in to ask how to handle my child, and tell me that she is the most hateful child she has ever seen (really after over 18 years of teaching), this occurred in the 2nd grade from day one when we met that teacher, she did not seem to make eye contact with us(this was during open house) she was distracted from talking with us when previous students or their parents came in the door. This hurried/really don't have time attitude continued with her throughout the year. Not to mention the notes or emails I received on how my child was just hopeless to teach. So we were advised that my child's reading gap was not closing and her behavior was a problem, so they tested her (after all must be the child, can't be the teacher), she was not classified as special education. One day I was in the front office waiting for a conference and one of the front office staff was actually carrying on a conversation about a young boy that used to go there, he was going into middle school and she was talking about how dark his skin was and not sure what he has in him. Isn't that bold!?, here you have a parent sitting in the office who happens to be a person of color and you choose to talk about this. They have no worries about things like this! In 3rd grade, oh boy, we had a teacher and EIP teacher that basically stated they did not know how to motivate my child to our faces. I know their are behavior problems with my child at school which she doesn't exhibit at home or anywhere else, and the school has gone through the motions to appear as if they want to help, but I feel my child is missing something, Her 1st grade Teacher at East Lake was excellent! but since then our lives have been a living hell of nothing but negativity! Their right she is not motivated like she was in 1st grade! but the blame is not all on my child, that is teaching and not knowing how to deal with diversity. Other teachers I have talked with advised me that it was really unprofessional of them to advise us do not know how to motivate my child. I have talked with some other minority parents in the area and they all say the same thing as well as local teachers of color, that they have heard they lack the patients to deal with some minority students of color. The numbers prove it. Why is the percentage of black students lower than the State average for Georgia!? Not because not a lot of blacks or people of color do not live in the area! Just this week we were told by a African American Teacher that need to move her from the school and told us the more tolerant elementary schools in Henry County when it comes to African American Children. It is ashamed that it's 2015 and we are still having these issues.
- Posted by
2  
My son, attended a few years ago and I did not like his teacher. They held a tribute for Elvis during what should be have been something to view the schools acceptance of diversity. My newphew will attend in a year and I hope his parents place him in private school.
- Posted by

Review East Lake Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Entering high school is a big change and a big challenge. Take advice from high school teachers and fellow students to help you survive the transition.
Michelle Rhee's name seems to garner press as often as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, but Rhee has her equal share of critics and supporters. Learn about Rhee's controversial reforms and plans for revolutionizing education in this country.
Learn about how your school will address pandemic health issues, such as the H1N1 virus, and how you can be proactive in learning about school closing guidelines.