Springdale Park Elementary School

Public K-5

 1246 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
       Atlanta, GA  30306

 (404) 802-7150

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 1,234 Georgia Elementary Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  704

Racial breakdown:

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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.

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Compare Details In 2019, Springdale Park Elementary School ranked better than 98% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 3rd among 55 ranked elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.43. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.5%), African American (13.4%), two or more races (8.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 7.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Springdale Park Elementary School is 15.2. 47 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Springdale Park Elementary School employs 46.1 full-time teachers.
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SchoolDigger ranks Springdale Park Elementary School 25th of 1234 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Springdale Park Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Springdale Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 89.10 22nd 1212 98.2%
2012 87.18 41st 1201 96.6%
2013 84.75 82nd 1225 93.3%
2014 86.07 45th 1231 96.3%
2015 98.30 19th 1240 98.5%
2016 97.95 22nd 1233 98.2%
2017 97.42 30th 1205 97.5%
2018 97.43 28th 1209 97.7%
2019 97.43 25th 1234 98.0%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.6)






by a parent
Friday, April 21, 2017

Open Quote One word Racist! They will look at your child as a super predictor! They will question your child about where they live... let's not leave out how the staff has no interest in the important meetings they will send another teacher to relay messages Close Quote

by a parent
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open Quote My daughter completed her first year at SPARK. She transitioned well from a small private school. We like the facility, the involved parent's association and enthusiastic teachers. While we plan on sending our daughter back next year, we do not believe that she was challenged academically. This is mostly due to a rigid public school system that doesn't allow for individual lesson planning and teaches to the middle. While her teacher understood our concerns about keeping her challenged she had 24 other kids to plan for as well. We understand it is our job to manage our child's learning and we supplement SPARK with outside enrichment to keep her challenged. Close Quote

by a parent
Friday, October 18, 2013

Open Quote Spark has great kids, great teachers and a great admin staff. We have 2 boys enrolled in K and 2nd grade.

Communication may have been an issue when the school first opened but is now excellent. There are various channels through teachers, room parents, electronic newsletter, social media, standard mail and phone messages. Principal holds a Principal’s tea every few weeks to communicate with parents and PTO board members.

Concerning curriculum, APS has adopted the common core standards in all schools, which is a great improvement. For specific educational programs at Spark, until now, focus was given to reading and writing with programs such as Saxon Phonics and Accelerated Reader. Children are encouraged to read every night as part of their homework. We have seen excellent results on our 2 boys. When it comes to Math and Science, it has not been so challenging, so far, for our children, but we think this may change as the school is focusing more on this and even looking into STEM. Yeah!

Enrollment growth and APS bureaucracy are day to day challenges for Spark’s admin. With Race to the Top, there also are growing pains with the introduction of new children and teachers assessments. But Ms. Brown is a very effective leader who can handle the challenges (with a smile!).

Because the school is well managed, the attitude triggers down from the top. All the teachers we’ve had so far have been experienced, motivated, and eager to make a difference. There is a counselor teaching kids socialization and conflict resolution skills. Specials are music, Spanish, PE (twice a week), garden.

I see a bright future for our school and APS in general, with the election of a new education board who seems dedicated to give more autonomy back to schools when it comes to hiring, budget and curriculum. We're very excited about the young and talented Matt Westmoreland representing our district 3.

Our family could (barely) afford going private but so far we have not been able to justify the switch considering all this, the fact that we are part of a great community and that our children are happy. And not to forget the cafeteria and bus service which are a big plus when compared to private. Close Quote

by a parent
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Open Quote The principal was part of a school that was closed before CRCT investigation could be conducted on it. Close Quote

by a parent
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Open Quote Not sure what the previous reviewer is referring to regarding the principal. I googled her name and found nothing scandalous. I would welcome any information they might have. My daughter attends SPARK and we couldn't be happier. A wonderful experience thus far. Close Quote

by a parent
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Open Quote Another APS mess. This school has a serious management problem, be sure to google the principals history before enrolling. If you value your child's well being be careful with this school. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Springdale Park Elementary School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 246 54 12 30 1 0 23 0 366
2011 302 86 19 38 6 2 19 0 472
2012 350 101 28 36 8 2 16 0 541
2013 387 96 30 42 7 1 16 0 579
2014 430 103 30 48 9 3 16 0 639
2015 454 98 33 54 6 1 26 0 672
2016 442 102 26 52 4 1 34 0 661
2017 445 107 22 56 2 0 45 0 677
2018 454 94 30 58 5 3 60 0 704

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Springdale Park Elementary School

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 366 33.0 11.0 18.0
2011 472 36.0 13.1 17.6
2012 541 34.0 15.9 15.9
2013 579 42.0 13.7 15.0
2014 639 40.0 15.9 15.6
2015 672 48.0 14.0 13.1
2016 661 45.0 14.6 10.0
2017 677 45.3 14.9 9.6
2018 704 46.1 15.2 7.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Springdale Park Elementary School

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 366 33.0 11.0 18.0
2011 472 36.0 13.1 17.6
2012 541 34.0 15.9 15.9
2013 579 42.0 13.7 15.0
2014 639 40.0 15.9 15.6
2015 672 48.0 14.0 13.1
2016 661 45.0 14.6 10.0
2017 677 45.3 14.9 9.6
2018 704 46.1 15.2 7.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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