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Lamar County Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 583 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2013

I have only experienced the Elementary and Primary schools in Lamar County, but my experience with both has been great. I love the community involvement they offer, I love the sense of tradition and local familiarity. I grew up in bigger towns & none of the teachers (much less administration), knew students they didn't teach. Not only do most of the staff know both my kids, they know me. I feel my kids are developing a strong foundation, and are safe (I love having the Sheriff department great them every morning). From what I've seen with other kids, the students that struggle are lacking parental involvement. All of the kids I know with active parents, are excellent students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

I think this school is GREAT!! To the parent who said (I am going to copy it) "I do feel that her teacher could do better with teaching her things like writting her name and counting .I know that coloring is good too but it seems to me that there is to much of that and not enough of practicing her writing her name .I feel she should be learning it at school .yet everyday she comes home with a back pack filled with color sheets which i am not saying aren't just as important .But it seems to me that i am being made to Teach her to spell and write her name .I put her in kindergarten to learn these things .Why should she go to school if i am the one teaching her ?" Maybe your daughter does the sheets during free center time like my children do (both in kindergarten also). Do you work with your child at home with her writing and spelling of her name? Yes they should learn at school, but the learning DOES NOT stop when they get home...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

Our child began 5th grade at Lamar County after a terrible experience at a local private school. We are amazed at the passion that the staff and administration put into their work. There is a bright, positive atmosphere. With the wide range of students, the school is doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

This school could use a lot of improvement. I am very dissapointed with the education that my daughter is recieving. I think she does too many worksheets and not enough interactive learning. I think character education needs to be a part of the curriculum rather than overlooking it when children are horrible to each other. Overall, I am not impressed with the school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

I think the Primary school was much needed here .The school is been great so far my 5 year old is really enjoying her first year here in the kindergarten. I do feel that her teacher could do better with teaching her things like writting her name and counting .I know that coloring is good too but it seems to me that there is to much of that and not enough of practicing her writing her name .I feel she should be learning it at school .yet everyday she comes home with a back pack filled with color sheets which i am not saying aren't just as important .But it seems to me that i am being made to Teach her to spell and write her name .I put her in kindergarten to learn these things .Why should she go to school if i am the one teaching her ?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

We love the new school,its so bright and colorful.Everyone is really nice there.Test Scores are really bad butI beleive they will be better and there working hard on this matter.Ms.Adams is the greatest person to deal with at the school. I do feel as Uniforms are not needed and we should worry more about reading and math before uniforms. Ms.Hitson is the greatest teacher at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 88% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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96%

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94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
62%
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
White 59% 44%
Black 36% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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
  • Andrea Scandrett
Fax number
  • (770) 358-5560

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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228 Roberta Dr
Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: (770) 358-5556

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