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Mount Carmel Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted October 28, 2013

Great school my neices and nephews went to this school. Now my great nephews go here. I've been involved with this school ten plus years. They have the best staff of any schools. They love the kids and help them live up to their goals . Couch Watts is terrific does alot for students and parents love them all. Go Roadrunners


Posted October 24, 2013

I have been a parent of Mt Carmel ES for 10 years now and I must say that MCES is totally AWESOME!! The principal, DR. McGill, the faculty and the staff, as well and the PTA, are all dedicated to the academic growth and personal growth of the students. MCES has a mixture of all races and backgrounds, but everyone is one big family! The parent and community involvement is outstanding. I have enjoyed my years at MCES as a parent. My youngest child is currently in the 1st grade, so I still have a few more years before my family's time will be finished at MCES and I am going to enjoy every minute of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

Our children have experienced great things over the last few years at MCES. This school offers a family friendly atmosphere while maintaining a great level of structure and academic rigor geared towards helping elementary aged students succeed. We are extremely pleased with the progress our children have made as their teachers continue to encourage them to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

Great school teachers and staff. The motivation is outstanding. my daughter is excelling in almost every area and is acceptable in the couple of measuring areas. I think that is the top priority for schools, get the student motivated to learn and measure their progression to the next levels. Mount Carmel has gotten my girl to really enjoy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

MCES has a family atmosphere and is a great school with dedicated teachers and staff. My children went to MCES and it was a great school then and now my grandchildren will go there(my granddaughter is in Second grade) My grandson will attend Kindergarten beginning next year and I am very happy for them. Excellent School!!!!!!!! PTA Treasurer this Year and last Year. Grandparent


Posted May 18, 2013

I went to this school last year and i would say it was pretty good. My favorite teachers were Mr. Jenkins and Mrs. Henderson. --submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2012

AWEFUL EXPERIENCE. Attempted to contact the school for a tour as a new kindergarten parent, no answer several times when calling the school. Then left 3messages without a return call. Stopped into school , unable to meet with administer, left message for him to call, NO CALL BACK. refused a school tour, contact with teachers, or ANY OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT KINDERGARTEN, with the exception of where I'd need to register my child. Was offered to return in June for a tour of the school but no teacher access until back to school night, all I had was some basic questions about kindergarten. Parents BEWARE, what are they hiding?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

This school has had a great academic reputation for many years. The teachers are dedicated and encourage parent involvement. My child spent his entire elementary school career at this school and I had no complaints, until last year. Unfortunately, a member of the administration made a decision that exposed his lack of morale. This decision has affected the faculty. Where once there was unity, there is now a clear split due to immorality. I am glad my child is out of this school, as it seems to be that the beginning of this school year has shown signs of chaos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

The treaching staff are all awesome!! My daughter loved her teachers, Dr McGill and Miss Stewart!! They truly care about the students and teaching. If I had a problem it was taken care of the very day or next day I emailed or called the staff. I wish it was middle school too so my daughter could continue going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

My daughter is in 1st grade and I am absolutely in love with this school!! They give a good amount of homework so i know exactly what she's doing and the teachers and staff are so nice!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

Our kids has been attening Mt.Carmel elementary school since kindergten. The teachers, staff and parents work together to provid students with quality education, very dedicated to give gitted students every oppertunity to accel.The door open to the etire building for volenteers.Whether you have an hour or more each week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

My youngest son is a Kindergardner at MCES and I am extremely unahppy with the school. The expectations that they have fro 5-6 year old children amazes me. They have the kids play tag outside but then send home letters when a child is playing a little too aggressive. After speaking with other parents with kidnergardners there they have the same issues. The notes that are sent home for issues are rediculiuos. My son in high school does not have as strict administrators and staff as this school. I believe they need to step back and realize these are young children and need to be treated as such. They are more focused on there 'School of Excellence' title than the children themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

MCES is a wonderful school that offers many levels of academics in the upper grades to satisfy any childs learning capabilities. The teachers have always been very dedicated. Once the kids move on to the feeder middle school, they often stand out as high achievers. This school offers advanced classes in the 4th and 5th grades to those who score well on state testing, perform at consistantly high levels and need to be challenged. The Principal does a terrific job in keeping dicipline in check and keeps strict standards for behavior. I have been very pleased and feel that MCES prepares the kids for middle school and well beyond. The physical education teacher has been at the school for over 20 years and has a wonderful program for all ages and abilities. Music and art don't seem to get enough time due to the state budget. MCES offers academic clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

This school has gone through some changes in the last five years. The children have a restricted amount of time to socilize and they also have very decitated teachers. The children have to walk quietly in halls close to the rock wall. They have the Georgia Teacher of the Year in the Media Center, Mrs. Golden has made a wonderful addition to the school starting an in house morning tv station. The fifth grade students adution for positions of weather, sound, tech, and morning personalities. They change people every nine weeks witch gives the kids great experence. The Music and Art teachers move from middle and elementary every nine weeks, so they change what they are doing and do not get alot of time for exploration due to the budget from the state. Over all the school is good but there are some things that need changing.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

84 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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
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
Black 51% 37%
White 29% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Douglasville, GA 30135
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