Morrow Elementary School

Summary:

Morrow Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Morrow, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 454. The school is part of the Clayton County School District, which is ranked 170 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Morrow Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to the nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Asian (16.08%) and Hispanic (29.96%) students. The school outperforms the Clayton County average in several Milestones Assessment subjects, including 5th grade English Language Arts, 3rd and 4th grade Mathematics, and 5th grade Science. However, Morrow Elementary has a very high percentage of students (90.31%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. Despite these challenges, the school has maintained a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years, ranking in the middle of Georgia elementary schools.

While Morrow Elementary outperforms the district in some areas, it still lags behind the performance of the higher-ranked nearby schools, such as Lake City Elementary, which has higher test scores and a more diverse student population. The high per-student spending and relatively low student-teacher ratio at Morrow Elementary may be contributing factors to the school's academic performance, but there is still room for improvement to support the needs of its diverse and economically disadvantaged student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6115 Reynolds Rd
       Morrow, GA  30260


(770) 968-2900

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
784th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,003 Help


Students who attend Morrow Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Morrow Middle School
High:    Morrow High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  454

Racial breakdown:

African American:
48.0%
Hispanic:
30.0%
Asian:
16.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Morrow Elementary School ranks worse than 63.1% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 4th among 36 ranked elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Morrow Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (48%), Hispanic (30%), Asian (16.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morrow Elementary School is 13.7, which is the 11th best among 36 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morrow Elementary School is $10,003, which is the highest among 38 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Morrow Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 170th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Morrow Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 36.04 801st 1101 27.2%
2007 26.62 910th 1125 19.1%
2008 32.50 867th 1134 23.5%
2009 33.30 858th 1133 24.3%
2010 53.26 652nd 1183 44.9%
2011 44.87 791st 1212 34.7%
2012 52.49 692nd 1201 42.4%
2013 48.06 768th 1225 37.3%
2014 49.88 745th 1231 39.5%
2015 40.77 716th 1240 42.3%
2016 37.46 770th 1233 37.6%
2017 39.32 709th 1205 41.2%
2018 36.98 748th 1209 38.1%
2019 33.59 811th 1234 34.3%
2022 15.67 1056th 1244 15.1%
2023 33.77 783rd 1242 37.0%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Morrow Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Open Quote Unbelievable! The school appears to be very friendly but wait until you are able to see and hear what goes on behind closed doors. Ms. Burroughs tries her best to keep parents out of school. The stories my two children came home to tell me, I could not believe. Directly from my child "Morrow Elementary is boring and gives us too much work. I know school is about learning. The teachers are really mean" My child lost her passion to learn. She begs me not to go to school. The homework provided does not give a good guide for parents to know what is expected of them in class. Graded papers sent home are not coinciding with homework. Every time I had to visit the school. I have always caught a teacher yelling at the students. My daughter often complains that a lot of class time is spent on I-Ready (computer work) instead of the teacher actually teaching. She tells me how her teachersp ends a lot of time socializing with other teachers instead of being in the classroom. When I tried to address these concerns I'm always given an excuse. I really dislike this school. I do not feel my child is learning. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Open Quote I had a horrible experience with the communication with my child's teacher her 3rd grade year. I never felt out of the loop with my child's education. Maybe I just got a bad teacher. My child needed extra help in Reading and I learned that the teacher that provides the extra helps yells at students and is very condescending. They are more concerned with scores at this school so they push the kids really fast and anyone that may need extra help will get left on the wayside. Administration is no help with concerns brought to their attention because they are more concerned of the overall score and not the actual individual child's well doing. Bullying at this school is a huge problem as well. It's often ignored and parents are not keep informed of incidents that happens at this school or bus. The outward appearance seems great but if you actually get inside the classroom which they do a good job keeping parents out you will clearly see all the issues with the school. It's not so great. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Open Quote My grandson has attended since pre-k. He has always struggled with math and reading but the staff and teachers have worked with him to help him achieve his goals. He is now in 4th grade and has tested out of the EIP program and has mad great strides in his math and reading this year. We love the teachers and staff at Morrow Elementary. Looking forward to 5th grade. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Open Quote Let me begin by saying that I had read unfavorable reviews about this school,specifically their scores on this and one other website. I was very concerned that my children were to attend this school. HOWEVER, I have found the staff to be warm and very approachable. Everyone seems to really care about the students there. They have won the school of excellence distinction for several years running. The parent liaison Mr. Keel is wonderful. The counselor Mrs. Logan is also very good. My child has had an excellent kindergarten experience in Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Hall's class. At the end of December he was reading at almost a 2nd grade level. Not all the teachers are perfect. There are always a few bad apples anywhere you go. But overall I have been quite pleased with Morrow Elementary. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Morrow Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 511 511
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 366 366
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 539 539
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 517 517
1994 273 199 33 6 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1995 243 234 29 17 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1996 243 234 29 17 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1997 210 271 37 19 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1998 196 315 38 20 3 n/a n/a 0 572
1999 167 332 48 35 0 n/a n/a 0 582
2000 138 392 62 38 2 n/a n/a 0 632
2001 134 408 69 48 2 n/a n/a 0 661
2002 84 360 89 51 2 n/a n/a 0 586
2003 84 360 89 51 2 n/a n/a 0 586
2004 90 361 90 70 0 n/a n/a 0 611
2005 53 289 92 90 3 n/a n/a 19 546
2006 47 259 112 88 1 n/a n/a 16 523
2007 31 236 126 97 1 n/a n/a 18 509
2008 28 248 139 119 1 n/a n/a 20 555
2009 21 216 128 112 1 n/a n/a 21 499
2010 26 201 139 104 1 0 19 0 490
2011 24 203 144 101 1 0 17 0 490
2012 30 209 133 82 2 0 22 0 478
2013 30 212 127 88 2 0 19 0 478
2014 36 218 124 90 2 0 18 0 488
2015 35 220 125 94 2 0 28 0 504
2016 33 253 114 113 1 0 19 0 533
2017 30 259 112 144 2 0 17 0 564
2018 15 278 112 156 3 0 13 0 577
2019 13 262 102 148 4 0 16 0 545
2020 13 251 89 166 3 0 20 0 542
2021 6 239 78 160 3 0 18 0 504
2022 9 220 81 160 3 0 18 0 491
2023 12 218 73 136 1 1 13 0 454

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Morrow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 511 32.0 15.9 17.8
1991 366 29.0 12.6 24
1992 539 30.0 17.9 31.9
1993 517 30.0 17.2 34.2
1994 511 33.2 15.4 37.8
1995 523 37.0 14.1 44.6
1996 523 37.0 14.1 44.6
1997 537 31.3 17.2 52.1
1998 572 37.3 15.3 59.4
1999 582 39.8 14.6 62.7
2000 632 37.9 16.7 66
2001 661 38.9 17.0 71.9
2002 586 29.6 19.8 67.6
2003 586 29.6 19.8 67.6
2004 611 39.6 15.4 72.7
2005 546 40.5 13.5 78.9
2006 523 37.5 13.9 80.7
2007 509 35.5 14.3 88.6
2008 555 45.0 12.3 85
2009 499 42.0 11.9 87.7
2010 490 37.0 13.2 90.2
2011 490 34.5 14.2 91.6
2012 478 31.0 15.4 88.5
2013 478 30.4 15.7 89.1
2014 488 30.4 16.0 99.4
2015 504 31.0 16.2 95.4
2016 533 33.0 16.1 99.4
2017 564 33.0 17.0 99.5
2018 577 38.5 14.9 99.5
2019 545 37.0 14.7 92.8
2020 542 35.0 15.4 93
2021 504 36.0 14.0 93.1
2022 491 37.0 13.2 n/a
2023 454 33.0 13.7 90.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Morrow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 511 32.0 15.9 17.8
1991 366 29.0 12.6 24
1992 539 30.0 17.9 31.9
1993 517 30.0 17.2 34.2
1994 511 33.2 15.4 37.8
1995 523 37.0 14.1 44.6
1996 523 37.0 14.1 44.6
1997 537 31.3 17.2 52.1
1998 572 37.3 15.3 59.4
1999 582 39.8 14.6 62.7
2000 632 37.9 16.7 66
2001 661 38.9 17.0 71.9
2002 586 29.6 19.8 67.6
2003 586 29.6 19.8 67.6
2004 611 39.6 15.4 72.7
2005 546 40.5 13.5 78.9
2006 523 37.5 13.9 80.7
2007 509 35.5 14.3 88.6
2008 555 45.0 12.3 85
2009 499 42.0 11.9 87.7
2010 490 37.0 13.2 90.2
2011 490 34.5 14.2 91.6
2012 478 31.0 15.4 88.5
2013 478 30.4 15.7 89.1
2014 488 30.4 16.0 99.4
2015 504 31.0 16.2 95.4
2016 533 33.0 16.1 99.4
2017 564 33.0 17.0 99.5
2018 577 38.5 14.9 99.5
2019 545 37.0 14.7 92.8
2020 542 35.0 15.4 93
2021 504 36.0 14.0 93.1
2022 491 37.0 13.2 n/a
2023 454 33.0 13.7 90.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Morrow Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $520 (5.7%) $8,677 (94.3%) $9,198
2018 $562 (5.6%) $9,503 (94.4%) $10,064
2019 $568 (5.7%) $9,435 (94.3%) $10,003

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Morrow Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 811th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 783rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Morrow Elementary School)3320
 13%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.918.1
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Morrow Elementary School)59.332.3
 27%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)35.923.7
 12.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Morrow Elementary School)29.823.3
 6.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.518.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Morrow Elementary School)3132.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)29.223.4
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Morrow Elementary School)41.735.7
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)30.422.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Morrow Elementary School)19.828.6
 8.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)23.215.6
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Morrow Elementary School)25.332.1
 6.8%
   5th Grade Science (Clayton County)26.517.1
 9.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students545454
 16.7%
African American262218
 16.8%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian10273
 28.4%
Hispanic148136
 8.1%
Pacific Islander01
White1312
 7.7%
Two or More Races1613
 18.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.8%90.3%
 2.5%


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Students who attend Morrow Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Morrow Middle School
High : Morrow High School

Morrow Elementary School ranks 784th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Morrow Elementary School are 48% African American, 30% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 3% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 454 students attended Morrow Elementary School.


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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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