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Byron Elementary School

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Posted July 31, 2011

My daughter has only been there a year, but was homeschooled before she started here. The staff was wonderful with the transition for her and very understanding. Her teacher was wonderful, the only thing I didnt like is they would only let her get her grade level library books, she was in 3rd grade but reading at a 6th grade level. I feel they should of let her pick harder books.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My children attend BES & they love the teachers/staff! I am proud to say that my children go to BES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

My daughter is in 3rd grade and has been going to BES since kindergarten. All the teachers have been great. When she started she had a speech problem and had been to several private therapists with no improvement. But with the help of the great speech therapist at BES she no longer has a speech problem. The only concern I had was I felt like they didn't take enough security measures but now they have really improved with that and I'm very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

My child attends BES and I myself am a graduate of the PC school systems and I am very dissappointed in the decline in the teachers and administrators. There seem to be only a handful of teachers that actually care about the kids and it also seems that some of the teachers don't like for the parents to be involved in their child's school or know what is going on with them at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

My daughter has been going to Byron Elementary since she was 5 and she has had a great experience. The teachers are wonderful. Mr. Thompson was a wonderful principal and now Mr Martin is also great!When we moved we made sure that we stayed in the school district that's how much we love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

Wonderful school, great teachers. Very pleased with our experience at Byron Elementary, keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

I love the way they treat my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

My daughter attended Byron Elementary School from kindergarten thru the fifth grade. What a great & enjoyable experience it was for her, as well as me. In my opinion, Mr. Thompson is the example of what a principal should be. He's kind, gentle, good sense of humor, loves all the kids, but also believes in discipline. He's great with children as well as parents, & the teachers seem to love him as well. Which brings me to them; the teachers made learning fun, & they gave the students the attention they deserved when it came to learning. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

My son has learning disabilities, and this school is the best for that and more. My son(10) and daughter(6) have been going to this school since my son was in first grade. I love the teachers and staff. They go way beyond the duty of there jobs to teach the children. I hate that we had to leave due to a move. I will sincerely miss all of staff and teachers. School performance also needs parent involvement. Without it our children will be lost. It is not only up to the teachers to teach, but the parents to be involved as well. I will miss you all at Byron Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

I am proud to say that my son goes to Byron Elem. Mr. Thompson, the principal, makes sure that the teachers are well qualified and that the students are taught on a level that is not just standard. He makes sure that the students have the opportunity to excel in all levels. I am glad that Byron Elem. has a principal that cares enough about the education of his students to be more than just a 'Standard' school system! I like knowing that my child is being taught above and beyond what other students in the same grade level at different schools are learning. Thanks Mr. Thompson for making Byron Elem a wonderful school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 44%
Black 21% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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202 New Dunbar Rd
Byron, GA 31008
Phone: (478) 956-5020

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