Big Shanty Elementary School

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1575 Ben King Rd Nw

Kennesaw, GA 30144

(678) 594-8023

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Grades: 3 - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 770

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

31 Parent Reviews for Big Shanty Elementary School

This school has lost it's focus on teaching children. It has become militant with a new behavioral policy that has the children very stressed. I have not spoken to one parent who does not have an issue with this new policy- the administration is clueless, despite the numerous parent meetings expressing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/26/14

This school is governed on focusing on the minority who are failing to adhere, rather than continuously acknowledging those that consistently follow the rules. Goals/rules, are so out of whack..... = does not/will not equal success for the students.

Posted by a parent on 03/15/14

Terrible! The teachers are absolutely careless and disorganized. The focus is on behavior and NOT academics. There is no across the board no questions asked behavior expectation. It's based on the kid and the teacher's subjective impression. The negativity runs ramped and the extra carriculars such as ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/14

This school is terrible. My daughter goes to this school. Yes racism is there. Due to crowded rooms teacher can't help the bullying and bad manner children are adopting in this school.

Posted by a parent on 12/16/13

Big Shanty has a new administration and it shows! Everyone in the school is full of energy and enthusiasm. The staff has high morale and the students are eager to learn. Look for great things to come from Big Shanty in the coming years!

Posted by a parent on 08/23/12

I had two children go through Big Shanty, both were challenged and looked forward to going to school everyday. I could not be happier with a school, both my children became independent and ready for middle school.

Posted by a parent on 08/12/12

My oldest child is currently in their 2nd year at Big Shanty and will be taken out at mid year when we can transfer somewhere else. She has always loved school and scores in the 99th percentile on standardized tests. She is a very bright child but we now spend hours each night doing the teaching that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/19/11

My child attended Big Shanty Elementary School, the worst school ever; I was very disappointed with this school facility. If your child is different they do not pay attention to them, this school is a racial school (yes I said it because it is). The teachers are rude to the kids and do not assist them ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/14/11

This is a fabulous school!! We removed our children from private school, placed them in Big Shanty. Because the Cobb County curriculum is superior to many of the private schools, we had to have help in being brought back up to "grade equivalent" in math. They were very helpful in working with us. Communication ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/25/11

I was apprehensive about sending my child to this school however the teachers that he did have were excellent. He went there for 3rd and 4th grade. If a child is academically strong, they will thrive in any environment. That said, the building and environment of the school leaves much to be desired, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/04/11

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Test scores for Big Shanty Elementary School

CRCT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Big Shanty Elementary School
Cobb County School District
* 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.

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Kennesaw schools — Big Shanty Elementary School is located at 1575 Ben King Rd Nw, Kennesaw GA 30144. 1575 Ben King Rd Nw is in the 30144 ZIP code in Kennesaw, GA The school district for Big Shanty Elementary School is the Cobb County School District. Big Shanty Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels 3 - 5.
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