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Dimon Elementary School

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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

I use to love Dimon...But the last year has been an Epic fail....They need New Leadership!!! Someone that knows how to communicate with parents.via conference or return calls......A Principal that knows how to respond to a Great parent that has concerns about there child and there classroom environment...But Good luck with that!!!.Instead you'll only receive someone not visible...and an eccessive amount of rude recordings.....I rate Dimon 2stars...and that's for some of the teachers that actually care about the students and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

Dimon is a great school nice teachers smart and care about their work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I am very impressed with the Magnet school instructors, Mrs. Hayes was an outstanding 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson was also a great teacher and I am impressed with Mrs. McDavid , my daughter's second grade teacher. With that said, I am disappointed with the school overall and it's lack of programs and focus on Math and Science. I can't blame the school because the district needs to do more in regards to funding and implementing programs that build the whole child. Dimon's math scores are below the state's but it's a Math and Science school, help me understand why and why the state and the district is not doing more to ensure schools are provided the proper resources to create life-long learners with the skills to compete in the 21st century? How is it that Britt David has the educational solution yet the rest of our student's continue to suffer???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

This school may not be in what 'Columbus' conciders the best location because its located between St. Mary's and Buena Vista Rd. But realize that the school has an academic program out this world!! My daughter will be going into the 5th grade next year and in the two years she has attended, she has had a chance to be part of the Student Counsil and part of the media broadcasting program and not to mention she has been a straight A student... She has lots and lots of homework ! The staff is great...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

My child has been at Dimon since Kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. So far I am pleased with the teachers and the staff. So far my child has maintained very good grades. I attribute that to the great head start and caring environment that my child received from Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Lewis in Kindergarten, which motivated my child to put forth every effort to do well. This has given the other teachers and my child what is needed to continue to enhance my child's abilities. Parents and teachers must work together and be consistent with helping and encouraging children to stay on task with their work and conduct. This is not an easy thing to do but it will be worth it in the end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2003

My daughter was in Dimon Magnet for the beginning of her kindergarden year with Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Lewis. Her experience with classroom rules and learning was excellent. She is enthusiastic about reading and math all due to the guidance of Ms. Johnson and Ms. Lewis. I hope her other teachers at other schools could be so well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2003

My child attended Dimon Magnet Elementary during the 2002 - 2003 school year and he was in Mrs. D. Johnson's Magnet Kindergarten class. My child's first experience in grade school has been fantastic due to the patience and encouragement demonstrated by Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Lewis, the para-professional. It is my hope that my son's 1st grade Magnet Teacher can meet the high expectations established by Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Lewis. Our family's experience at Dimon from the PTA to the classroom has been great.


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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 86% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
73%
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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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 91% 37%
White 5% 44%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 Leader's name
  • Valerie Williams
Fax number
  • (706) 683-8776

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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480 Dogwood Dr
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: (706) 683-8772

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