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Pleasant Grove Elementary School

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Posted May 4, 2010

PGE has some great teachers who really care about the students. Parental involvement is very uneven, and communication from the administration isn't always as clear or frequent as it could be, although the monthly newsletters help. PGE really seems torn in two directions - it could be a great school, with greater investment and commitment from a broader base of parents, teachers, and community, or it could decline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2008

The staff and principal are just interested in obtaining test and AYP data. They do not care about the children as people or what they do to the children to get their test data.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

Our son will be in 2nd grade and our daughter will be starting kindergarten this fall at Pleasant Grove. We love our school! Parents are always encouraged to be involved and any concerns about our child's education were always addressed in such a helpful, friendly and professional manner. Schools with great faculty and staff are hard to find and we appreciate Pleasant Grove for their devotion to maintaining higher learning standards while keeping care and concern for each individual student at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

Our child has been at Pleasant Grove Elementary since kindergarden, and he is now in third grade. We have found the teachers to be exceptional in regards to their performance in the classroom and their love for the students. The entire staff from the principal, office workers, cafeteria, and teachers have a deep concern for the well being of the children, and earnestly desire for them to succeed. The parents work closely with the teachers and staff to ensure the best possible enviroment for the children to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2003

My child is currently enrolled at Pleasant Grove Elementary. The school itself is marvelous. It has dedicated teachers, a principal who understands how to balance the needs of the students while maintaining their respect & his authority and of course a wonderful support team of administration. This school provides not only excellent education values for the students but also the parents themselves. After school classes that provide parents with important information regarding how to improve their children's reading skills are offered several times a year. The parents themselves are encouraged to be an active partner in their child's education and are offered advice on parental concerns with warmth and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

72 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
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 54% 12%
White 39% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Richard Knox
Fax number
  • (706) 259-6271

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2725 Cleveland Hwy
Dalton, GA 30721
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