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Vickery Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1211 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 26, 2014

Awsome! I went here for k-4 then had to move. I hated having to move because i love the teachers there are AMAZING!!!!!!! They could get along with everyone. I don`t think anybody didn`t like the teachers.I wish the school was big enough for THE WORLD could go to that elementary school. Best school that ever existed.


Posted November 5, 2013

We recently moved to this county because of the schools. We are so impressed with the teachers and staff. The school is fantastic! Our daughter looks forward to going to school each day. Her teacher is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

The school works really hard to match each child with the teacher that will best help them learn and love learning. Even though the school is a lot larger than what we as parents grew up with, there is a small school feel to it. Our children feel very cared for and are known personally. The level of education has been excellent, problems have been addressed and the teachers have made themselves very available to us as parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

Zero communication? Do these parents actually have children attending VCE? Between the teacher and parent emails and interactions, it has actually been quite the opposite experience for us, bordering on the absurd in the amount of communication. Then again, I've seen countless "helicopter parents" at the school that can't seem to detach from their children and let them learn and become themselves without the parent constantly being in the classroom or demanding more communication. The teachers have been good with honest caring about our children and seeing that they achieve excellent academic progress. As for prior reviews about the content and pacing, the school (and virtually all public schools) basically has the proverbial hands tied behind the back issue. So much of their content is based on state criteria and testing, that there is a huge focus on mandated material and the teachers generally do the same teaching plans throughout the year. I can confirm this as having children the same age in different classes year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

We have had students attending VCE for the past 8 years (2003 - 2011). We are so pleased with the care and quality of the staff at this school. We also had bullying issues that were quickly addressed. And our children were given an excellent foundation to start middle school with confidence. And we love the current principal Mr. McAllister.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

We are having the same experience. We moved here and have had the very worst experience. Bullying the first week, which was addressed swiftly I must say. Zero communication from the teachers. A commitment from one teacher to provide extra communication that resulted in zero communications at all for 8 weeks in a row. If we are going to treat a 5th grade like a college prep program, there has to be better structure and a communication strategy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

This place has the most unfriendly, unorganized administration of any school in our experience. The other posts back to 2007 remain true. Be prepared to teach at home and be prepared for zero communciation from your teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

This is a fantastic school with fantastic teachers. I have been so please with my daughter's education for the last two years. I couldn't be happier with all aspects of Vickery Creek Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

I do not agree with the posting that this parent says about the curriculum being advance I think that is average if not below average compared to the school my child came from. We have had a great experience at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

I am very happy with Vickery Creek. I have two children who attend VCE and they are both doing fantastic. The teachers are the best I have experienced. I have a child that grasps everything sent her way and a child that struggles. I feel that both my childrens needs are met. A+++ It is a rather large school, but it feels so friendly. There are so many volunteers it makes it feel like a small town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I agree with the parents that say that Vickery is a very good school. I've read the negative postings and have to disagree with them. School is not a day care and school is supposed to be challenging for the student. If it wasn't ... why go. My son is in Kindergarten, and is learning French, Math and is reading. When I went to school, Kindergarten was a time to play. Parents also need to remember that school does not stop once your child walks out of that building. You need to teach you child and work with them when they get home. The teachers that my son has had, keep us informed as to what is going on in class everyday (what my son needs to work on and how my son is progressing). I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

Big Disappointment! Based on our experience, learning the basics i.e. reading, simple math, writing is expected to have happened before our children entered Kindergarten. The curriculum for this school is broad and advanced. If the child doesn't grasp a concept when 'presented' at school, be prepared to 'teach' it at home. There is no time for repetition at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

This school is great! I feel so blessed to have my 2 children there. The staff is wonderful! Security there is great, too. Makes a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

We were very disappointed in this school. Our son was privately tested, since the school told us they didn't know how to check for forms of dyslexia. He tested off the charts, at the highest level possible. His previous experience, had been very positive (in former schooling). Luckily, this school is receiving a new principal, and hopefully a complete overhaul. I feel that if a student goes here that is the average kid, he/she will do fine. However, if you have a kid that is highly above the norm, etc..I would be prepared for a struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I feel very fortunate to have my children enrolled in such a wonderful school in a thriving school system. The administration and teachers are very well trained and have the progress of each individual student as their top priority. I believe that every aspect of the educational process is looked at carefully and is effectively carried out. Multiple opportunities are available to students at VCE to ensure that 'no child is left behind.' I feel welcome in my child's classroom and love seeing all the wonderful things that he is learning. VCE is a terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

I agree with one of the other reviewers that says the school concentrates on looking good, not on doing good. My son had a horrific time in K and 1st grade, labeled as a trouble-maker and worse. I was told he was not gifted (IQ over 170) and was I treated with distain. They handle children with obvious disabilities well. They are awful at children with 'hidden disabilities' such as cerebral palsy, ADD or ADHD, or autism. My son was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety after 1st grade -now he had straight A's and a cheery disposition at the end of 2nd in another school. I wonder why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I believe this is a wonderful school for your child to attend. There is plenty of envolvement between the children, teachers, and parents. This schoold wants the parents to be very envolved in day to day activities of your child. The communication between the school and the parents is a nice flow. You always know what is uppcoming, etc. The teachers are great with the kids. If there are any concerns or problems they are address immediately without delay. The parents can pop into school anytime and participate or just check up on things. I have moved to this area for this very school. Academics are great. If the child excels in a subject beyond the norm for the grade, the teacher will challange them with harder material. This is good to determine the next step for that subject. Wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

This is an excellent school where the teachers truely care about the students. If they didn't you wouldn't see their cars there until all hours before and after school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2005

A real disappointment. All the talk is correct, unfortunately it is not supported by actions. Emphasis is not on students needs as much as the school looking good in terms of meeting their quotas and objectives. Official reports are misstated. The report for last year indicated on 1 student failed to advance from K to 1st grade. Curious in that there were 5 in our neighborhood alone. 'No child left behind', while good intentioned, appears to be backfiring at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

181 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

182 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

197 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

197 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
94%
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 84% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 5% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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