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Dorsett Shoals Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted May 19, 2014

This is our first year at this school and I love it. The staff is friendly and easy to approach about anything..Each year the school test scores improve and they treat us like family. I hate that we are losing our principal Dr, Kacia Thompson; she is awesome. She really cares and loves the children They really celebrate the child. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2013

I love DSES since moving to GA my kids have never felt more welcome in a school than this one I had an opportunity to put my kids in Bill Arp but I felt like this school was so much better suited for them and familial like. I drive them to school daily and I don't mind. They really teach the whole child and always give praise and accolades to the students! And I just love Mrs. Patty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

I love Dorsett Shoals Elementary because it is like a family. The staff is amazing! My child has been here since kindergarten and I wouldn't want him to go anyplace else. It ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Dorsett Shoals is consistently thinking outside the box to provide students with the best education. They really bring together the entire school through functions and class activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Our staff is amazing. They work hard to make a difference in the lives of the children at Dorsett Shoals Elementary. We work together with parents and students to make our school a family. :-) Dorsett Shoals rocks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Great school with warm and caring teachers. I'm also impressed with the after school program. My children are doing much better (homework) in asp than they were in the daycare they used to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

Thank you Mrs. Brewer for making 2007-08 a wonderful year for my family! When we transferred back to Douglas who knew that we would hit the jackpot receiving you as our prize for Jacob! I sincerely appreciate all your hard work and dedication as a teacher, and the support you have given to me as a parent! Dorsett Shoals is very lucky to count you as a member of their staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

I have had great experiences with all of the teachers and staff at this school. I have two children (3rd and K). My 3rd grader has attended for three years, and I am pleased with the progress they have both made at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

I have nothing but praise for the Dorsett Shoals Elementary School staff! My son, who is now in 4th grade, has attended DSES since 2nd grade. He was transferred (at our request) to DSES from another school, within the Douglas County School District. His academic performance has continually improved since his transferred to DSES. DSES' staff has diligently partnered with us initially to ensure that our child got back on track, academically. Since then, our partnership , consisting of communication and commitment, continues to ensure that our son receives an optimal education. The staff is holistically committed to each of its students. -Tamyko D. McCaskill Brown
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

I have 3 children that currently attend Dorsett Shoals. I have spent a lot of time at the school helping out and I can honestly say this is a great school. Every teacher that we have had has been wonderful. They are all willing to do whatever it takes to help the kids. The programs such as chorus and road runners has been wonderful. I can not think of anything negative about this school. At one point we had thought about moving but we decided to stay because the kids love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2004

My kids are currently in the 2nd and 4th grade. They both have attended this school for approximately 2 and 1/2 years. I brought them from a very poor school system and have been extremely happy with this school. I am so happy I am doing everything I can to keep them in this school.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

84 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 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

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

65 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5866 Dorsett Shoals Rd
Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: (770) 651-3700

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