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Northwest Laurens Elementary School

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Posted June 29, 2010

My daughter has gone to NWLE for the past 3 years (K-2) and will be starting 3rd grade in the fall. I am extremely pleased with this school. The teachers are fantastic as well as the office staff. The principal prides himself on knowing the name of each student. (no easy task since there are more than 1000.) They also have a policy of "catch them doing something good" at this school. When a child is "caught" doing something good (for example picking up garbage on the playground without being told) they are sent to the principals office, but instead of getting in trouble, they are rewarded. Educationally, the teachers all teach several different concepts when teaching a subject so that a child that might not grasp one concept, might grasp it taught in a different way. This is especially true in math. I am highly pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I have one child at NWLE and it is a great school but their afternoon car line is crazy because people park in the car line to go in and pick up their child instead of parking in the parking lot. Then while you are waiting in the line you have to move out of the line because they want you to move so they can get by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

We have two children at NWLE and could not be happier! We moved from Michigan where we had planned to send our children to Christian Private Schools. We did not need to pay the additional private school tuition when moving to this area because the school exceeds our expectations! Our Son has gone thru K, 1st, 2nd, and is in 3rd now. He is encouraged and challenged to do his best. Our Daughter has attended the PK and is in K now. Different teachers with the same results. I can not say one bad thing about the teachers or the Principles at this school. Thank you to NWLE and all their staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

This is my seventh year at NWLE. It is by far the best school at which I have taught. Administration leads by example and everyone is treated fairly. At NW, the students are our first priority and we strive to provide the best education and opportunities available for them. Our teachers are supurb and the support staff excellent. We have many parents who eagerly pay tuition so their children can attend our school. That is itself speaks well of our school's reputation in the community.
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Posted July 17, 2007

I have been so pleased and blessed to have a school like NWLE for my 2 boys, which are 7 & 8. We live in the city limits and have to pay tuition. It is so worth it because of the kindness that my boys and myself have received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Both of my sons attend this school! EXCELLENT SCHOOL! The teachers and staff are wonderful. We have had a very good experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

I am very proud to be a NWLE parent! I have two children, both are triving thanks to the solid English/comprehension background she got at NWLE. The biggest help as come with my youngest. She was tested for speech therapy while in PreK. You can only imagine the confidence she gained! It has been my expreience that parents are not only welcome but encouraged to participate in class projects. Music program could be expaned to expose children to more variety. Art program seems average. Character Education could definately be more exciting and interactive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

I absolutely love this school. My son is in 2nd grade and he was going to the city schools and it was terrible compared to this school. This school's teachers (with the exception of a few) are wonderful, caring, and loving with the children. There isn't as much parent involvement as I'd like to see but over all this school rates A in my book. My son is thriving and learning. I just wish they didn't get so much homework. That is a problem, but the only major one and you find that in most.
—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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

173 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

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 90% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
66%
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 74% 44%
Black 20% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • John Warren
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  • (478) 676-2246

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3330 Highway 80 West
Dudley, GA 31022
Phone: (478) 676-3475

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