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Puckett's Mill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1093 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My school is Puckett's Mill Elementary. I have problems with administration more than teachers. The teachers do their best but are limited due to administration only care about the test scores and the school being the best than the rest. Which use to be the school motto and is still the concept of some of the administration. Children all work at different levels. If your child does not meet up to their standards they try to send your child to other schools. It is sad when educators and administration care about their scores as a school more than the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

Our experiences each year at PMES have always gone directly back to the teacher. While we have had mostly excellent teachers, we've had a not-so-good teacher or two as well. I wish the administrators would have a better understanding of "great teachers make great schools" and do more to recognize the excellence of some teachers while doing something to improve the bad ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

The last review sounds like it was written by a member of the staff. The school has changed a lot since it started. Yes there are some good teachers but there are also a lot of bad ones who don't seem to care. It seems that my daughter learned nothing at all this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

My daughter has attended PMES since it opened, she's always been challenged and with her natural drive wants to attain more and more at the encouragement of all of her teachers. I will be sad that we leave for middle school but at the same time I know she will do fine because of this school and the teachers - she is very well prepared!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

This school is a good example of what government can do to something worthwhile. The administration runs the school with little regard for the children. Teachers who were once outstanding seem to hide in the background as to not gain attention. Ambitious teachers seek to please the administrators at the expense of the children, and mediocre teachers may result to the bullying of students, possibly due to their frustrations. Even teachers in this school district quietly speak about how the system has deteriorated and feel helpless to make a difference. Material that was taught in third grade a few years ago will often not show up until fourth or fifth. And the material is completely skewed to what is currently politicly correct. Teachers spend a great deal of time in their classrooms teaching their students with videos. Or children can watch videos from home on various websites. If parents were to watch the videos for themselves or if they had any idea of what the curriculum was only a year ago, I would highly doubt that any of them would give this school a higher rating than I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

Puckett's Mill Elementary School is an outstanding school. The expectations of the teachers are high and therefore my children are receiving the best education. In addition, parents are always welcome to volunteer at the school. We are very fortunate to have not only the best teachers but the best administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

We have had a child at Puckett's Mill Elementary for three years now (K-2) and have had nothing but wonderful experiences. I volunteer in my child's classroom on a regular basis and have always been more than welcome to jump in whenever and where ever I can. As a former teacher myself, I understand the demands on public school teachers and administrators, so I feel extremely blessed to have my child at such a great school. I also love that the administration is professional, loving and, above all, approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

I have three children at this school, and I could not be happier with my experience with the faculty and staff here. The expectation is excellence, and that is apparent throughout every aspect of this school. Parents are always encouraged to be involved, and there are many opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

I have two children at Puckett's Mill and am amazed by the quality education my children are getting at this school. The teachers, staff and administration are supportive, professional and most importantly love their chool and students. I feel very luck my children are receiving a top notch public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

I have 2 children at Pucketts Mill and we love it! All of the teachers my girls have had were caring, thoughtful and expected the best out of them. We have been very happy with all of the staff and feel lucky to go to Pucketts Mill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

We also felt like we were sending our child to a place where he was not loved or liked by certain teachers and staff. A few there really need to be ashamed of there lack of caring. The schools enthusiasm seem to only be for those they consider "there own". It was very disheartening to see that in 2012 (all) parents cannot send there kids to school without worrying about them being "accepted" by teachers and staff. God is not dead, he sees all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

Amazing public school. After we removed our child from the private school Gerard Preparatory School (formerly Branch), we couldn't believe the difference in the quality of education, teachers and staff. I still shake my head at the thousands of dollars we spent on a private school only to receive a sub par education when compared to Pucketts Mill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

Both my kindergartener & 1st grader had a wonderful year at PMES. I was really impressed at the level of work the 1st grader was challenged with throughout the year. Our Kindergarten teacher was honestly the sweetest teacher we could have hoped for & the parapro was fantastic as well. Parents were always welcome in the classroom and there were a ton of volunteer opportunities for parents throughout the school. We were coming out of a local private school & could not have been happier with the quality of education & care at PMES. Teachers were also very communicative via email throughout the week, responding quickly to questions & open to addressing any specific concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2012

I also agree with the first post. My son went to this school last year and it was a terrible year. The teacher seemed less than enthusiastic to be there. And was extremely harsh and cold for a kindergarten teacher. Parents never felt welcome and during the Grandparents day lunch the teacher never came out to introduce herself to my parents. I did not feel like my son was going to a place everyday where he was loved and cared for. We have since moved so I am not sure about other local schools, but this one would not be my choice if I had to move back! I will say our parapro in the class was fabulous and we would have been so much worse off if she had not been there and helped us along the way!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

We love this school. The teachers are amazing and the staff so wonderful. We are pleased with the high quality education our child is receiving there. The Principal is so wonderful and loving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

The staff at this school is excellent. Everyone cares for the student's success and provides a superior learning environment. We love PMES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

So far not happy with the school or the administration at all! I would look to take your child to another school. Some of the teachers (at least the ones we have had) do not nurture at all and seem disinterested in the kids. At one point, one of the carpool teachers locked the kids out of the school 2 minutes before car pool was over and just left the kids outside after some of the parents had drove off! I gues some watches were a little off. Take your child to Dacula elementary or Fort Daniel. Well worth the time and drive.
—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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

178 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

178 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

178 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

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 90% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
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 75% 44%
Black 8% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2442 S Pucketts Mill Rd
Dacula, GA 30019
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