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Blanchard Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted August 7, 2014

GREAT SCHOOL. Friendly, devoted principle. Not every single teacher is good though. So you need to base on your child personality and level of learning to choose a suitable teacher. For example, my child had an AMAZING, TALENTED teacher in kindergarten, but first grade was a wasteful, boring year for her. Over all, this is the most friendly, welcoming school I've seen. Also, PTO work hard above and beyond their call of duties. It is a good place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

This is my son's third year at Blanchard and the teachers and faculty are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Blanchard Elementary is in my opinion one of the top schools in Columbus GA. My son has been there since K. He's now in the 4th grade. The office personnel are the best! Principle great! The principle has helped me through some hard times with my son with his separation anxiety throughout the years. If it were not for him and the office stuff and his teachers I don't know how my son would be today. GREAT school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Good school overall. Parent involvement is excellent, and staff are friendly. There are some really good teachers also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2012

Very happy with this school! My daughter is in the second grade, and her teacher is great. My daughter has learned so much and is advanced compared to other children her age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

I have two children attending Blanchard and I think it is one of the top elementary schools here in Columbus, Georgia. The teachers are all excellent, the principal is very hands on and available to the parents and the kids, and the rest of the staff at Blanchard are amazing. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

I had to pull my daughter out of this school because her teacher wanted her on ADD medicine so that she can sit still. My daughter has always been a fast learner and just needed more to do. She would not hear of it when I asked for her to be tested for gifted and so after doing everything I could (taking her to Dr and getting him to say she was comepletely normal and doesn't need to be on any medicine, etc.), I decided to homeschool. She is now on the online public school Honor Roll system in the Advanced Learners Program. I feel like the teacher or principal didn't work with us towards a solution. Seems like they were just in it for a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

My daughter went to Blanchard for four years and we loved every minute of it. Excellent school with excellent teachers who really care about the students. They also have a great art and music program.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
80%
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 66% 44%
Black 19% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
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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3512 Weems Rd
Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: (706) 748-2461

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