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Seminole County Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 807 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

I used to sub at Seminole Co. Elem. Sch. The teachers and staff are awesome! They are dedicated to the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Great school especially in the K 1 and 2 grades. caring teachers good principal make a good learning place for kids. Smaller classes also good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I absolutely love this school! My daughter is in Pre-K and has Mrs. Libby R. She loves her teacher and loves going to school! She has learned so much and can write her whole name is already starting to lear to read and is only 4!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

we have been very pleased with the seminole county school system and Dr. Moody, the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

I have 2 children in SCES 1 in pre-k and 1 in the 2nd grade. My pre-k child has a physical disabilty and they do ever thing they can to help him, they special ordered all the special tools he needed to do his work with, they have went way out of their way to help him, and are GREAT at keeping me up to date with his achivements and they teach my new things that help him. My daughter thats in the 2nd grade WOW , she has came so far. Last year she went to school in Alabama and wasn't doing very good she barely passed. This year she is passing with fling colors. The teachers have always welcomed me and my husband to stop by this class at anytime. I give SCES a thumbs up!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I am a very proud parent of a first grader who attends Seminole Elem., he's very excited about being a student, however I remain calm about the situation that has taken place. I do not feel that all kids are placed in the classes that they need to be placed in. I feel like this will be a hendurance to my child, simply because he is not in the same classes with the kids that is on his learning level. Some parents may feel like this is no big deal, but it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

I am very proud of the Seminole County School system. Not only did I complete my studies there, now my child is being educated. I am very proud of my educational background that prepared me for post studies. My daughter is attending 5th grade, and is excelling with her studies. I appreciate the open door policy that exists. I have had numerous opportunites to communicate with the teachers and principal via Agenda that is furnished by our school at no cost to the parent which is an excellent communication tool, by email or parent/teacher meetings. Our children's education begins at home. Thanks SCES for a good school and great teachers!!! DJH
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

I would not recommend enrolling a child into this school. The children in the school do not get proper teaching due to the fact that it is so overcrowded. I think it is absurd to even require tests in the schools if our children who have graded well above average on these tests have to be placed in the same classes as those who have tested well below average.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2006

We teachers here at SCES would love to see more parents involved. I can only speak for the First Grade teachers though. Parents who wish to help tutor kids in reading or math are welcome to come talk to me. I rate our school well. The kids are learning and the faculty is kind, considerate and caring. The negativity I read on this site is surprising since not many parents voice these opinions in person or on surveys we have received. SCES is an accredited elementary with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. There are very few Elementary schools that qualify for the SACS accreditation. We have several awards and recognition for maintaining excellence in the past 5 years. Overall SCES is a great small rural area school. Parents come check it out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 11, 2005

My son attended Pre-K and just completed Kindergarten at SCES. Contrary to other opinions, I have never had a problem with the staff at this facility. They have always been approachable and willing to listen to any concerns I might have. Teachers have made extra effort to let me know what my child is doing, even stopping me while shopping just to update me on his progress. My sister has a child that is the same age as my son, and she has received a similar response when working with the staff. Thank you for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

This school's special education program is in the most awful stage it has ever been in. The supervisors and teachers of this program are not geared to help the needy children. I have family members that are in this program, and we have had so many problems with the 'higher authorities'. The principal has no desire to help the parents be involved with their students. Also the teachers are negative. I would not recommend anyone put their child in this environment, especially in the special ed program. They just don't seem to have their ducks in a row. Special needs children need one-on-one attention and they don't recieve it. That is the whole purpose for the program. There are too many teachers in the program who just don't know how to handle these special kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2004

Excellent school, more specialist and Dr. degrees/capita than any where in the state of Georgia. Made the 'School of Excellence' list 2003-2004, ranking it at #26 of all schools in Georgia. Has Challenge Class's offered for each grade (modified Magnet School format).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2004

This school is not up to standards. The faculty has no concern for the students. They are basically there for a pay check. Parents try to be involved with their children but are basically not welcome in this school. I have made numerous attempts to get involved in my sons activities at this school, but all I get is negativity from the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I can totally identify with the parent who had had so much trouble with SCES.I ,too, am a very involved and concerned parent who received no feedback from the school system about my child's performance until I continually stayed on their case. Children are politically manipulated in this school and it is high time someone did something about it . I transferred my child to another school, because we just had too many problems there . I don't recommend anyone to go to this schoo .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2003

My child suffered lasting damage from this school. He is an excelerated student who was left to stagnate. When we attempted to address the problem, matters nly worsened. If you are a parent who prefers to be involved in your child's education, then I advise that you stay away from this school. I also worked in this school and the faculty and staff weren't afraid to let it be known that their main concern wasn't the students. The students were just a mean to the end, with the end being funding. The superintendent basically has no control. The teachers, principals, and assistant superintendent has no desire to heard any type of complaint. There isn't instruction geared toward gifted students.
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

115 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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
81%
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 53% 44%
Black 42% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Renea Pierce
Fax number
  • (229) 524-8638

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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