199 E Lake Rd
Mcdonough, GA 30252
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
East Lake Elementary School serves 705 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
East Lake Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

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

School Overview

East Lake Elementary School's student population of 705 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
705 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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Event
Date
Early Release - Last Day of School
May 27, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

East Lake Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#375 out of 2196 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
37%
37%
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White
48%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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.
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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.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

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