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Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 419 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2009

thomasville is a great school i live in forest cove acroos the street it is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Before moving to a different state, some of my older children attended this school. I disagree strongly with the other reviewer; we loved the principal and found her leadership exceptionally strong. That reviewer (a substitute teacher, not a parent, hmmm) sounds like he has a bias against inner city kids and should probably stick to subbing in the suburbs. This is an inner city school, located next to a housing project. The parents, teachers, students and administrators therefore have a very unique and difficult set of challenges, as they educate children through poverty and difficult socioecomic background. That said, we stayed because the principal (and her deputies) love the children so much. These kids require a firm hand. Fights and bad behavior happens here like in every school, but the teachers are expected to have the classroom management skills to handle it. Our kids learned alot. Good school.
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Posted February 20, 2008

This school is horrible. The leadership is poor. The students are terribly unruly. I walked in the building and was in the middle of a loud and noisy cafeteria. There were several adults present and the students were still disruptive and disrespectful. Most of the students walk to school as a daily routine. Moreover, the test scores are in the toilet. I went to this school to substitute three times for a teacher who left superior plans and lessons. There were six fights and never did the principal come to lend a hand with discipline. Needless to say, I will never return.


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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
58%
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 98% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Charles Penn
Fax number
  • (404) 624-2048

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1820 Henry Thomas Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
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