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Gaines Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 15, 2014

Gaines does not use typical A/B grades, but rather E/M/P type system (Exceeds, Meets, Progressing), so you never truly know what "grades" your child has. Most of the teachers are very nice, knowledgeable, and good with the kids. On the flip side, they do almost nothing to deter bullying. My child was physically attacked TWICE on the bus! I never heard of the children involved being expelled or punished in any way. There have been 4 bus drivers, and after the second attack bus monitors were put on almost 100% of the time. The school needs to drastically improve how they deal with a child's behavior (or lack thereof) as well as bullying overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I've heard so much about this school and I'm excited to say my son will be starting pre-k this year!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Thi school has alot of behavior problems. The teachers do not care about the success of the students. Teachers are quiting in the middle of the year. Test scores look horrible schoolwide from talk amongst the teachers. The Principal is not supportive at all. I reached out for help for my child she ignored my concerns. The teachers are telling the students they are failures. My child will not attend this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

My daughter loves her school. The teachers are great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My granddaughter attends Gaines Elementary School and they offer things like sewing and clothing design, things we never had until at least junior high, and which many schools stopped offering somewhere along the line. We need more programs like this, to educate kids in lost arts etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

We are very happy here at Gaines. We have a wonderful principle and staff. The only problem we have noticed is lack of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

This school is the pits! I was so dissatisfied with the lack of professionalism and caring from some of the inexperienced teachers, and principal. If your child has any problems behaviorial or otherwise then please, do no not send him to this school they are defienantly un equipped to deal this your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
White 4% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Phyllis Q. Stewart
Fax number
  • (706) 357-5297

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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280 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 257-5338

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