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North Columbus Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted January 13, 2014

Wonderful Teachers and staff. My daughter has attended for 2 years now & I am so thankful I took the advice of others and moved her to this district =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

Spousenod retired military and DDESS teacher of two girls that attend this school. From an educators standpoint with high expectations, I have to say the teachers do differentiate the instruction to meet the needs of all students, teachers communicate with parents, the staff are very helpful and friendly, and the PTA seems to be heavily involved. As an educator, I will tell you they do have some 21st century teaching tools, namely Smartboards. The third grade teachers do a wonderful job preparing the students for the CRCT. For military families, I would encourage you to check this school out because I do know some of the teachers have been prior DODS/DDESS teachers and some are military spouses or have family history eith the military.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

The new principal does not keep in contact with parents, unless there is a select group that she is interested in. This is our 2nd year at NCE and we are totally in love with our 2nd grade teacher, looking for to looping next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

The school es very good,the front desk staff are very nice people,teachers are excellent,my two kids feel good in this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

North Columbus Elementary in Columbus, GA is an outstanding school. The staff is leaps above the rest. The looping program allows teachers to learn about students and students to learn about their teachers which I believe in the elementary grades is very important. The leadership is outstanding and the parent support is great too. I would love to have languages added in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

The school is great unless you have what they like to label a "problem child". My 1st child had no problems in school, staff was super nice to me always. Then my 2nd child started there and wasn't the typical student. All kids are different and this one is having a harder time. Funny how the attitudes have changed towards me as a parent. Can not wait until we move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

My son has been going to this school for only a few months but I have a really good first impression of the school. The staff at the front desk is very nice and always very helpful. My son is in first grade. He has art and music as specials. No PE nor Spanish, like he had in his previous school so that was a little disappointing. The food at the cafeteria is good. They have 2 playgrounds, and as far as I know they take the kids outside every day to play. My son's teacher is very patient with the kids and has a positive attitude toward them.Over all I am pleased with the school so far!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

We are 3 days from completing our first year at North Columbus Elementary and is glad to report that is was a "GREAT" year. My daughther was nervous about attending a new school, especially one that loops (same teacher for two years). She went in during the second year of the loop and after a shaky first month was able to adjust really well. I pray that the teacher she gets for 4th/5th grade is as great as this one is but, I don't think I have to worry. The staff all have been wonderful and I have nothing but positive things to say. Understand ,this is just my experience because I have spoken with another parent and she doesn't feel the same way. The only thing I didn't like was that the kids don't really get to interact with other kids outside of their classroom, because their classes are pretty much self-contained. I am pretty sure there is a reason for it but, she would have looked meeting more people being the social butterfly that she is. The PTA is great, I am not an active member but have been to meeting when my daughter had a preformance and although we did a lot of fund raisers, at the end of the year the money went towards the school playground. Great Job, NCE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

I love this school! As a military family we've been to 4 different schools in 4 years and this one is by far the best we've had yet. The teachers have genuine care and concern for their students, they help your child transition when you move mid-year from a different curriculum, the staff is friendly and willing to help, and the school's security is some of the best I've seen. They really make you feel completely at home and ease when you drop your children off every day. AND what I really like is the lack of pushing to be involved in fundraisers. If you don't want to do the fundraiser you can always just make a donation to the school instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

My child has attended this school since the first year it opened. It is a great school with a great curriculum and excellent teachers. The staff is friendly from the ladies that work in the office to the cafeteria help to the janitoral staff. I would highly recommend this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

My children love North Columbus. They are learning so much. It shows at home every night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This school loves the kids. Lots of work but my kid is learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

I love this school! It has a great well rounded curriculum and extracurricular activities. The teachers are great and a genuine care and concern for their students. There is high parent involvement. The faculty is always reaching out to the parents to keep them involved and well-informed. I wouldn'y want my children going anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

i give this school a 10 its great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

This school does looping with their teachers. My child has the same teacher for 1st grade that he had for Kindergarten. In some instances this is a good thing, however, in some situations it is not. If your child does not respond well to their teacher, then they are stuck with the same teacher for two years. My child is doing well in this school. However, the parents are not informed of things that happen at this school.
—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.

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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

106 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

107 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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
67%
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 61% 44%
Black 21% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2006 Old Guard Rd
Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: (706) 748-3183

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