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Long Branch Elementary School

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Posted yesterday

This school is wonderful. I have two children that attended classes at Long Branch. Both had amazing experiences. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to makes students feel safe. The school offered school activities such as drama club and accelerated reader that helps challenge students daily. The administrative staff is very friendly and thrives on helping students succeed in academics. I am so glad both of my children had such a wonderful experience at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2014

Longbranch Elementary Dahlonega, GA Bullying seems to be a very real problem here that is ignored. Bad behavior should be stopped and/or controlled at such a young age. Placed my soon to be 2nd grader in self defense classes this summer. We are ready for the bullies --- Is this the lesson that elementary school kids need to learn first?? Children that are well behaved and respectful should not fear school when they are 7!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

I was a student at Long Branch Elementary School years ago. And I have to say, that though I didn't think of it as a kid, I'm glad I went there. The teachers do try their best to help all students learn, and I have met some amazing people amongst the staff. I think it's a very nice school to send kids to.


Posted April 25, 2012

I posted previously and would like to note- before my child entered this school he had no problems... since leaving this school my child has had no problems.. thus, there is a serious problem with this school and it's ability to handle children with special needs. In fact, my child , after leaving this school, is no longer in a special needs class and is thriving. They asked me why he had such a problem in Long Branch as they do not see any of the 'problems' that Long Branch noted. Thank God to be out of that school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

I have a child that was put in special needs classes. The school is unable to handle him. Unfortunately, I have not had a good experience with the staff at this school. My child had never had a problem in school until he started this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

My son had a great 3rd grade year. Mrs. Moye is a great, positive teacher for the kids. Thankfully she focused on my son's strengths and encouraged him to exceed. Congratulations to Mrs. Moye for having a class that met the all the standards for the CRCT without one child failing a test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

Compared to Georgia Schools - this one is excellent. Outstanding principal! There is always room for improvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

My child is in the 1st grade at Long Branch Elem. I think this school and the entire county school system could use more teacher education when it comes to dealing with special needs children. Not all children are 'cookie cutter' type and this school needs to become up to date with new techniques and ways to educate these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

The teachers my children have had to date are fantastic. My only complaint would be that schools in general need to figure out how to better engage boys. The structure of the school day seems to fit a girls interests and not so much a boys'. Most boys are active hands on learners and sitting all day can lose their attention and desire to lean. Apart from this, I have been pleased with the teachers and the communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I beleive that some teachers are great for this school but they need to spruce up on how to handle different children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

academics are great, cafeteria food rates very poorly when it comes to nutrition, staff are friendly, they need a better plan for notufying parent when there is a rapid spread of an illness.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
76%
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 92% 44%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 37%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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
  • Sharon J. Head
Fax number
  • (706) 864-5477

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4518 Highway 52 E
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-5361

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