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Buchanan Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2010

The school continues to make AYP in 8 out of 9 areas. The teachers and staff work hard to help students reach their potential. I have worked in four different schools and this school is very unique with their family atmosphere among faculty.
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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
71%
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 90% 44%
Black 4% 37%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Brandi Gregory
Fax number
  • (770) 646-5140

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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215 College Cir
Buchanan, GA 30113
Phone: (770) 646-5140

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