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Eagle Ridge Academy

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2013:
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Posted April 29, 2014

My kids are in Pre-KG and KG at Eagle Ridge. The teachers are very caring, supportive and encouraging. They make themselves reachable to parents anytime. For my kindergartner, there is good amount of transparency from the teachers' end to what the kid is being taught. While my kindergartner is getting well versed in reading, math and science, my Pre-K kid is having her share of creativity, learning and encouragement while having fun at the same time. She is getting to read the Level 1 books herself and I can't be more proud! The school also provides many opportunities for parents in terms of fair, festivities and volunteering so parents can interact with teachers and other parents alike while also serving any community need. It has been a wonderful start for my kids in terms of public schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

My children attended Kindergarten, first grade, and part of second grade at Eagle Ridge, and we absolutely loved it. All the staff members are very friendly and concerned about the children's well being, good communication with the teachers, regular events that allow parents to be involved with the school. Our girls made awesome grades and loved attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

It is hard to believe that a school given its location and ratings is in fact a horrible choice. This is the typical "good on paper" scenario. We only attended for a very short time before I pulled my child out of there. I witnessed pre-k children FIST fighting in the lunch room (their teacher commented on the issues that those two don't like each other???), the teachers that are outside on playground duty are more concerned about their "social hour" with each other than watching what the kids are doing, students are full on spitting on other students, kids getting hit in the face by other Kindergarten kids...just a total disaster. Even after having made the principal aware of the issues nothing was done. Do not let the "good on paper" appearance fool you! Their pick up policy is also a joke - every parent has an assigned number they need to show to pick up their child - my child is NOT a number! Given that this was put in place by said principle ... I am not surprised. If you think a bout moving in the school district to have your child attend this school - don't!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

My daughter has gone to this school for three years. Two of the three years my daughter has had awful teachers who if the child doesn't fit their mold they bully the children. The teachers think that every child has adhd AND they openly complain about what they teach. The teachers look parents in the eye and say things such as "I'm not a babysitter! I will never teach kindergarten! Everyday I wish I was teaching a higher grade level!" When you have a one on one conference with the teachers they get defensive and tell you about other children in the class. Even after going to the principal and having a meeting with the SST board NOTHING has changed. It is ridiculous and if you believe in allowing children to be children I do NOT recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

My son loves school and the teachers at Eagle Ridge are the reason why! He is in fourth grade and has gone there since pre-K. They have been amazing in helping him learn and overcome a few challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

My children attended this school for 5 years each and they had amazing teachers. The teachers at this school are very caring. The problem with this school is the administration. The administration in that office act as though they are bothered to do the basics of their job. You ask them for something and they make excuses as to why they can't get it. Or they tell you they will take care of something and they never both to do it. When our kids first start attending Eagle Ridge it was much different, but now it is terrible. It all flows down from the principal, and I feel as though that leadership is just not there anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

My kids love this school, teachers, and the students here. This is there first year at this school and the wish they could stay in school longer each day because they love it so much. I look forward to the end of each day so they can tell me about the great time and experiences they had that day. love it, love it, love it. thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2011

I have 2 boys that attend Eagle Ridge. We have been very pleased with the staff and teachers. No school is perfect but the caring atmosphere and kindness shown by the teachers, support staff, and administration allows for a wonderful learning environment. The teachers really care about the students and challenge them to do better and be creative. We would highly recommend Eagle Ridge to any parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

My son just finished 5th grade at Eagle Ridge. What a wonderful school! The leadership and teaching staff are well prepared, loving, and caring. The school has an excellent music teacher. My son enjoyed her class and the programs she coordinated throughout the school year. We will miss Eagle Ridge next year. But we know that our son is ready for middle school thanks to the excellent education he received at Eagle Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

I have a son in the fifth grade at this school. He loves Eagle Ridge. We originally started at Midland, but got moved here when it opened (2 years ago). This school is very warm and friendly. The staff makes you feel very welcomed. We were thinking about moving to Harris County, but my son got upset when he realized he could not attend Eagle Ridge if we moved. So, needless to say we are still here in Columbus. I have a three year old that I desperately hope gets into the PRE-K program next year, that is if we remain in Columbus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I have two daughters who attend Eagle Ridge Academy and they absolutely love this school and the teachers. There is a lot of parent and teacher involvement. The principal is very active with us parents and I could not have ask for my children to be in a better environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

My son started 3rd grade this year at Eagle Ridge and he loves it! I was really worried because he was at the previous school for 3 years(K-2). The teachers are really friendly. I like the way they are very cautious about who picks him up from 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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

97 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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
92%
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 60% 44%
Black 21% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7601 Schomburg Rd
Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: (706) 569-3746

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