Welcome to Garden Lakes Elementary

At Garden Lakes Elementary we believe that our purpose is to provide an educational foundation that challenges each student to maximize his or her potential. The school community will provide a safe learning environment in which children can grow to be responsible members of society.


We are “Excellence In Action” by working hard to not only meet the standards, but to exceed them! It’s our hope that you find this site easy to navigate as we work to improve communication between parents, teachers, students, and other members of our community.

CRCT-Criterion-Referenced Competency Test

What is CRCT?

The CRCT are tests administered to Georgia students to evaluate the acquisition of skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). In grades three through eight, tests are also given in reading, math, language arts, science and social studies. Since 2003, Reading and math test scores have been used in considering the promotion of students in grades three, five and eight. CRCT scores produce information on students, classrooms, schools, systems and state achievement in education. Results are reported in relation to the state standard as Below, Meets or Exceeds the standard.

Explanation of Below, Meets, and Exceeds

GPS standards are scored based on performance levels that range from 650 to 950 for each grade level and content area.

  • Below - Indicates the score of 800 or below and did not meet standards for a minimum level of proficiency.
  • Meets - Indicates the score of 800 to 849 and did meet the standards level of proficiency.
  • Exceeds - Indicates the score of 850 or above and exceeded the standards level of proficiency.


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Click here for 4th Grade Study Guide

Click here for 5th Grade Study Guide


Georgia Schools’ Parent Survey


Please take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Schools’ Parent Survey.  Data from this survey will be used to help calculate our School Climate Star Rating, within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  There are 20 questions and it should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey may be completed on your computer, tablet, IPad, or smartphone.



The link to the survey is posted below.  After you click on the link, a drop-down menu will appear to select the school system and school in which your child attends. 





Thank you for taking the time to complete the Georgia Parent Survey for our school.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school’s office.

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   Apr 21 2014
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