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Kilough Elementary School

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Posted October 10, 2011

My son has been at Kilough since Pre-K and he's now in 1st Grade. He has had nothing but amazing, kind, patient teachers. These teachers have taught him so much both educationally and socially. I am very pleased with our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

Kilough elementary was nothing but a holding facility for my kids. They learned nothing. I don't know if they just got bad teachers but several of them just sat at their desks all day and threw the kids worksheets - whether they did them or not was irrelevant. One actually made my son sit with the other kids in his class and tutor them in reading all day on a regular basis while she stayed at her desk. Another one of my children tested on the top of her class but still could not read at 7 years old. The continual solicitations for fundraising to parents is also annoying since they seem to have enough money to purchase expensive toys like smartboards for every room. The county is stating they will have to have the kids take even MORE furlough days due to cuts "in state funding" however, they have an even larger budget than last year. Not sure where all the money is going. It's not helping the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Wonderful school, with caring Teachers, great Counselor, good lunch too, with a wonderful staff. Kilough is a real committment to excellence in education.


Posted May 8, 2009

We love Kilough. What a great group of teachers, staff and friends. This is truly a strong community of friends and neighbors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

I have worked at Kilough for a number of years now and I love going to work each day. My own children have attended this school and I feel truly blessed for the education and care they received as a student at KES. As someone who works @ KES I must say personally it is the kids that come to school each day that make my job fulfilling. Some days are challenging for the staff and kids alike, but nothing can replace a moment of frustration like the smiles and hugs that the kids are so often eager to give and receive. To watch a student start in kindergarten and move through the grades to become strong individuals and 'team members' is an amazing transformation and a true gift. Our lunch room staff are a great group of ladies who work hard at preparing delicious meals for the kids and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2008

i think this school is wonderful for my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

i've had an awesome time with this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

both of my kids attend kilough and they love the teachers and all the programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

I have a son and daughter attending Kilough and they both love it the teachers are great the school is clean the teachers and parents are super involved I would want my kids to be able to attend kilough until they graduate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

My son just began 1rst grade here , and he loves it. When I asked him what he likes about the school he says the classes are smaller than his other school and they have better equipment. He looks forward to going everyday. His teachers are great, and the parents seem to be really involved with things. Being new to the community I fell really welcome at PTO meetings and in all facets. We are very happy , and I can't wait for my little girl to start here in a couple of years! Frankie Holbrook
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Kilough is an excellent, above par type of school. The teachers not only teach academic but are sincerely interested in each student. My daughter has been blessed with incredible teachers each year from Kindergarten to 3rd grade. The key to Kilough is a top notch principle in Ms. Zangara who invests so much of her very self into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

The best elementary school my children have ever attended. Exemplary administration who supports the teachers who love your children. Safety is a priority as well as making sure each child is thought to the best of the childs abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

Our kids have been going to KES since it opened 3 yrs ago and have enjoyed it quite a bit. I think the children come first and each child is encouraged to do their best. The teachers work well with the individual needs of each students. The principal is kind and greets the kids in the hallway every morning and knows each child by name. Its a comforting feeling knowing the kids are known in the school and enjoy being there and are getting a quality education at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

71 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

65 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
74%

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 94% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
82%
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 87% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lois Zangara
Fax number
  • (706) 216-7424

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1063 Kilough Church Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 216-8595

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