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Beaverdale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 433 students

Our school is best known for the love we show our children.
 
 

 

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2012:
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Posted October 17, 2013

I love Beaverdale because they love ALL of our students. I teach kids with special needs and the environment that the faculty, staff, and parents creates promotes love and compassion. This is return gives ALL kids a place to belong!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

Beaverdale is a great school, with great teachers and great programs!!!! My grandchildre go there...


Posted September 7, 2013

My school is a place where I know my child is safe and loved!!! The teachers, staff and administration care about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Ms. Giles is a great addition to the special education staff. She is uniquely gifted, experienced, patient and empathetic in ways that make her a real asset to the school and a tireless advocate for the children in her care.


Posted June 30, 2009

Mr. Barnett has been one of the best additions to Beaverdale Elementary School. For anyone that has a child with a disability, this school should be #1 on your priority list. All of the teachers are amazing, especially Mrs. Nancy Wilhoite, the autism teacher. My son had her, and she, along with everyone that works with her; creates an amazing atmosphere for these special children. I want to thank everyone there for the excellent job that they have done in making a lasting impression on how wonderful they are with all of the students in their care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

The faculty and administrators at Beaverdale are wonderful! They teach the children to do their personal best in everything they do and to respect others. Our daughter has done well at Beaverdale and we are very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

We love this school! The new principals Mr. Barrnet is the best. Everyone works together to make it the best school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

The school is wonderful. The PTO this year is awesome. The ladies over PTO is the best. Everyone in the school work together as a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

my daughter started pre-k at beaverdale (07-08) and it was the best enviroment for her to be in socially & mentally, i'll be happy if she spends the rest of her e,ementary years right here......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

The school is great. It is very teacher/parent friendly, as well as peer friendly with the Kids. My child has learned so much in the 2 years she has been there and i am very happy that my other Daughter will be going there this upcoming year.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

74 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 85% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
73%
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 83% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Cheri M. Mahan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Gifted Instruction
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
North Whitfield Middle School
Coahulla Creek High School
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9196 Highway 2
Dalton, GA 30721
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Phone: (706) 275-4414

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