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Walnut Grove Elementary School

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Posted September 16, 2013

Walnut Grove Elementary is a fantastic school! My daughter is in First grade and enjoys her teachers as well as classmates. The after-school program, LEAP, is very effective- my daughter loves being able to do her homework then have someone to play with afterwards. I am very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

Walnut Grove is a great school. I couldn't be happier with my son's kindergarten teacher. She loves her students and works very hard to keep them engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love this school! It is great!!! The teachers and staff are awesome!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

This is a wonderful school. Adimond in the rough the number of teachers that really love teaching outweigh schools everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

My kids absolutely love this school. They moved to walnut Grove after going to Youth Elementary for years, Youth is an awesome school and they were sad to leave there, but Walnut Grove is such a good school that they now do not want to leave there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten. This is a great school with great teachers. The thing I like the most was the teachers allowed us to talk and ask questions at the parent teacher conferences and not just telling us what our kids did bad. They kept us informed on a daily bases, I never had to wonder what my child was doing or working on. Communication is great and is the key to any success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I am the mother of a kindergartener so this is a new experience with Walnut Grove Elementary. The staff is wonderful, my son only has 14 students in his class and they have a full time parapro. It is a small school with a very warm, caring atmosphere. They welcome parental involvement and have communication systems in place to keep parents informed, including online meal-pay program where you can monitor where your child's lunch money goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

I have three children that were attending Walnut Grove Elementary since the first year it opened. My careful comparison of the two schools have made me realize just what a great school Walnut Grove Ele. school is. The teachers are caring and concerned for the children at every aspect of their development. My son who was in 4th grade there and diagnosed with ADD and Tourette Syndrome. He absolutelty adored his teachers. Walnut Grove Elementary is definately the best school in Walton or Newton County in my opinon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

My children came to WGE from the west where the acedemics are slower. My son was also fighting with slow speach developement. Thanks to WGE my children not only caught up but excelled quickly and after only one year my son no longer needed special therapy. The communication between teachers and parents is far beyind anything I would ever have expected! My only concerns are for the after school events. With the Valentine's dance, for instance, I felt such an activity was far too advanced for children elementary aged and I felt it inappropriate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

I absolutely love this school, it's the best elementary school in walton county .My children love it ,you can't ask for more than that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

From what we've observed, the teachers at walnut grove teach because they really enjoy teaching (it's not just a job to them). The staff/faculty take the time to know each and every child. It feels like home. We love walnut grove elementary, it is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2004

walnut grove is an excellent school. with a very good principal that is in involved in the students and school activity and also with the staff. The teachers are wonderful. My college student went to WGE also. We love WGE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

Walnut Grove is an excellent school! The teachers care a great deal about their students! As with all schools I'm sure there is room for improvement. I am more than satisfied with parent/teacher communication & staff involvement.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

68 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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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 94% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
91%
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 89% 44%
Black 5% 37%
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
  • Cindy Callaway
Fax number
  • (770) 784-5599

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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460 Highway 81 SW
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (770) 784-0023

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