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Dawnville Elementary School

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Posted December 1, 2007

I attended Dawnville Elementary school from 2003-2007 (2nd - 5th grades). Every teacher that I had cared about me and my education, and never once did I feel like I had my 'self-esteem broken down' like one of the reviews said. If anything, the teachers and staff at DES helped me *build* my confidence, both personally and academically. Take it from a former student - someone who has actually had 1st hand experience with the current teachers/staff - Dawnville is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2007

In response to the last poster: It takes more than a teacher to help educate a child. Parent/Teacher communication is key in helping your child to recieve a quality education. I've never had a problem with a rude and/or demeaning teacher at Dawnville. We moved here in 2003 from the Huntsville City School System (ranked as one of the 'elite' in the SE USA), and I am far more pleased with Dawnville than I was with the schools there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

I have a child at Dawnville and can not wait until he has finished. As far of the no child left behind program this school falls way behind. As a parent who has constantly struggled to get help from my childs teachers for three years now, I totally understand why this school does not meet the academic standards that many other elementary schools in this area do. Most of the staff seems to break the self esteem of small children instead of praising them and going that extra mile to make sure they learn on the current level. I too attended Dawnville as a child and I am very disappointed in the teaching practices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

I am very proud to say that I have not one, but two children at Dawnville, and I would not have them in another school in the County School System. From caring teachers and counselors, all the way up to qualified principals in Mr. Coker and Mrs. Bonds, you could not ask for a more caring, nurturing school. I have been more than pleased with the education that my son, and now my daughter, are receiving at Dawnville. I've always been kept up to date on the progress of my children, and have never had a problem in communication with any of the faculty or staff. - J. Hamilton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

I am very proud to say my child attends Dawnville Elementary. The teachers have exceeded my expectations. I have witnessed first hand the dedication they have to their children. Many of the students come to DES knowing little or no Enlish. By the end of the school year they are reading, writing & speaking English. Many people judge because they have been on the No Child Left Behind List - I will disagree with anyone who says these children did not make progress. Maybe they did not excel on a standardized test, but they did make progress. I am proud of our students & their accomplishments. If you are considering Dawnville, you will not be disappointed. You will not find a better school or a more loyal and caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

When I read the reviews I was shocked that more parents hadn't written in. I am very plesaed with the education my son is receiving at this school. His teacher has outstandig morals and character. She has always kept me up to date on my sons progress. He began the school year with a slight speech problem, his teacher started him on a phonix program that has eliminated this problem completely:) I just can't stop bragging, to everyone, about this elm.school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

Although I had gone to Dawnville as a child, I was worried about my first child starting school. When we went for my son's registration I saw that many of the staff members that had been there twenty years ago are still there. The staff is just as great now as it was while I attended. My son really enjoys his school and looks forward to going every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Teachers and staff at Dawnville are dedicated to their students and have been for many years. My children attended this historic school and received an outstanding education. It is a wonderful, family atmosphere and all children are given a superior start for their academic career. Many of the alumni have become community leaders and are now giving back to the next generation. It's the best elementary school in the nation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

In 2004 I graduated 5th grade at Dawnville and I will never forget that school. The teachers were great and I couldnt have asked for a better school. I hope other students feel the same way now and when they must leave. In my opinion no school is better!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

I am very well pleased with our school system.We have a wounderful staff at Dawnville.We have a bunch of very caring Teachers and Principle's that have a lot of Love for their Students.They work with everychild really hard to help them meet the expectations at Dawnville so it is with great pride that I applaued our staff at Dawnville.Keep up the good work!
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

116 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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

96 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 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
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
Hispanic 60% 12%
White 36% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Sherri Travisano
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  • (706) 259-7462

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1380 Dawnville Rd NE
Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 259-3914

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