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Brighten Academy

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5 stars

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Posted October 22, 2010

Very friendly when we visited
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

Brighten Academy have a geat group of Educators, ver high scores and most of all they love the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

I have been told that this is a great school, With a wonderful review and excellent test results.


Posted October 21, 2010

Wonderful school I have three grandchildren there and they love it and are learning at an advanced level.


Posted October 21, 2010

The middle school team is phenomenal. My children have had the best brought forth in them because of the enthusiasm and encouragement of dedicated teachers. I want to go back to school and learn after sitting through the upbeat conferences with the team and my children. The excitement for learning is contagious. Brighten has been a confidence builder for my kids also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

The motivation for creativity in each student makes learning an adventure.


Posted October 20, 2010

Excellent teaching staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2010

The learning atmosphere is so much better than public school My grandchildren have been attending since the school opened, the teachers seem to care about the children they teach. I also like the fact that parents have to devote time to help the school


Posted October 20, 2010

Real good educators make for real good education. My grandchildren are doing very well and seem to like learning there.


Posted October 20, 2010

Their concern is for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I have lots of friends whose kids attend and they love their school and need all the funds they can get!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I admire my wife, who works hard to make Brighten successful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

My nephews attended Brighton and had a wonderful experience. I want this school to succeed; it is an asset to our community.


Posted October 19, 2010

Because it provides quality education.


Posted October 19, 2010

I am impressed with Brighten Academy as an alternative to the county public school system where there are far too many discipline issues and sub-standard teachers.


Posted October 19, 2010

Because my grandchildren love going there.


Posted October 19, 2010

The staff and parents go above and beyond to meet the need of each student, and any need that the school may have to accomplish high goals that will not just benefit our students, but also strengthen our communities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Outstanding teaching staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Great school! promotes student independent and learning in a positive environment.


Posted October 19, 2010

because of the yearly CRCT test scores


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.

About these ratings

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

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 92% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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 93% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
92%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

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

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 44%
Black 31% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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