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Live Oak Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1090 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2014

This school makes parents feel welcome to visit at any time. They stay in contact with parents. My daughter has always had dedicated teachers. It has a lot of technology like iPads and smart boards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

I've taught at Live Oak since its opening. I am extremely pleased with how the administration and teachers work together with the students as a top priority. High expectations of students and teachers are clearly defined and evident. Prior to Live Oak, I've taught in Sumter, Ware, Cobb, and Gwinnett Counties. After nearly 20 years of teaching, Live Oak has been one if the best schools I've been associated with, and would not hesitate to enroll my children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2014

Our daughter has been in this school since kindergarten, she is now in the first grade. Our experience has been very positive. Everyone that we have encountered from administration to teachers have been amazing. When she was being harassed by another student it was handled immediately and effectively by the assistant principal. Any issue or concerns that we've had were addressed in a respectful and timely manner. Although there is some overcrowding in the classrooms, that is more of a state budget issue and not anything that an individual school can control. However, in spite of overcrowding, her teachers have gone above and beyond to continue to stimulate her thirst for knowledge and challenge her to go beyond her comfort zone. They encourage parent involvement and create a welcoming environment for both parent and student, and do an excellent job of keeping the parents update on events and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Live Oak Elementary is a great school that is offering different programs for our students to assure that they have tutoring and the resources needed to excel and be their best. The principal has exampled great customer service. She will talk with the parents and address concerns, she is positive and energetic. She cares! I appreciate the teachers and staff and their positive attitudes with the children. Let's Go Live Oak Lions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

What can I say about this school. THE WORST SCHOOL EVER. My child went to this school for one year, and there's nothing good I can say about the school. The teachers are absolutely the worse. I went to the school for an activity, and I sat back and watched how rudely the teachers were with the children. I was like "I guess when I'm not around, they would speak the same way to my child". Black and white teachers, speak very poorly to the kids. I honestly don't know how these teachers have degrees and certification. It was so bad on a sunday, my son would get depressed that he have to return to that horrible school. Honestly, it looks like they put all the black kids together at one school and gave then the worst of the worst teachers. Beautiful school as far as appearance, but PLEASE don't be fooled by the appearance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

Terrible. Terrible is an understatement. Rude teachers and the administration is even worse. If you have any other chance to send you child somewhere else please consider it. The place is completely dysfunctional. The worse school my children ever attended. They should consider revaluating the staff and set higher standards for student growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

May 5/21/2013 I just left my childs graduation and she was a straight A student along with the rest of her 5th graduation class. The majority were honor roll and many with Principal awards. The evening was full of achievements. I know the teachers are incredible and caring. This school is excellent and anyone there tonight wouldn't tell you any different. I highly recommend students, parents and teacher to continue on growing in knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2012

I was trying to see what does the schedule look like becasue i am planning on coming in town From Columbia, South Carolina to visit my kids ,( Jasmine Hicks, & Joshua Hicks) .
—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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

2010

 
 
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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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
n/a
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 76% 37%
White 11% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ericka Anderson

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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