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Spout Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 816 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spout Springs is an average school, at best. You will always believe this as long as you do not have to interact with the administration or advocate on behalf of your child. Once you have to do either of these things, you will realize that this is an average school with a weak leader who does nothing to correct the wrongs even when he is aware of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2014

This is the first and last year one of my children will attend Spout Springs Elementary School in Hall County. I am very disappointed in the lack of communication, the focus on learning, and the leadership by the administrative team. Teachers on this grade level have not once informed parents of current curriculum, no biweekly newsletters have come home, and grades are hardly given. Small group instruction is not used. After missing approximately 2 weeks of school, administration has added an extra 20 minutes of recess a day (now 50 min.) which now takes more time away from learning. Class time per subject is now down to 45 min. Little if any homework is given. When emailing teachers on my child's grade level communication is slow and responses lack information. Most emails forwarded by teachers regarding anything administrative related states "take concerns up with your child's teacher." When dealing with the assistant principal, she is very short, matter of fact, and is not helpful. My child has a learning plan and she simply did not want to have to implement it due to lack of staffing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

We love Spout Springs. My girls are excited about learning, especially science. They love cluster day , and I love that they get extra learning opportunies included in their schooling. The principal is very visable and involved with the students. We have had several teachers go above and beyond for us. We are always welcome at the school and even though there are 800+ students at the school, the ladies at the front desk know who we are and who our children are. We moved here out of state and we are so thankful we chose Spout Springs Elementary for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

My daughters have had great teachers at this school. Both girls have exceeded on testing and report cards. I've been pleased with the communication and support from their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

My child has been going to this school for 3 years. He had one teacher who was great! The other 2 teachers have been terrible. I believe they are just riding out time for their pension. My child has been subjected to continous bullying and despite my many calls to the prncipal, nothing has ever been done. Nothing. This year my child's class was told to give thei best guess on the Science portion of the CRCT tests because she had not been able to teach them all of the curriculm. A third grade teacher has been the absolute best teacher I have ever encountered. 2 years later my child still wants to bring her gifts for the holidays. I can only speak for the teachers my child has had but they were absolutely terrible. The students are forced to walk (coporal punishment) instead of having recess for whatever reason the teachers deem. This may be due to talking excessively or not returning a parent signature and anything in between. Other than the few liunch aides in the lunch room, the only persons in charge is assigned students in the class. The two in my childs class taunt some students into talking and then write them up. I am looking at alternative arrangements next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

I have to agree with the previous blogger. The school does have some good teachers; However, a few other should not be allow to teach. As far as the principal, my tax money is being wasted. If a parent ever have a concern about a teacher and the treatment towards the students, the principal will talk down to you and will make you feel inferior. Responding to a previous blogger, I don't care how Christian anyone of these teachers are, some of them are very fake and unprofessional. In addition, the school is always asking for money and if you don't participate your child will be left out and unpopular on any of the extra attention and will not be a part of the extra pictures or recognitions throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Spout Springs has awesome teachers and an awesome principal. Alot of the teachers are christians and go to my church.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

This is our first year at SSES and we are very happy here. My son who is in kindergarten hated pre-k but now loves going to school every day. Mrs. Waycaster is a great K teacher and constantly in touch with the parents either through notes, phones calls or emails. We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

I think that SSES is a good school and teachers do a good job. I am not real imoressed with what I have seen from the new leader so far. He is out of the building alot and seems that the other principal is doing most of the work around the campus. With that said, my kids love their teachers and 3rd grade has been a great experience for her. I will continue to support this school, but be a little skeptical of the new guy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Dr. Gibbs did a great job setting the school on a clear path. So far, my children's teachers all seem well-qualified, welcoming and approachable. We look forward to another good year at SSES. lisa a
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

The area is changing and growing, with that comes increased demands on the teachers and principals to exceeded in advancing the school. The former principal made great strides to create a more professional environment and added new specials class, Spanish, which helps SSES to compete with surrounding counties. He also began grouping children based on levels and abilities so that all children can do the best at their own individual levels. Only complaint, discipline was not what I expected from any school. Be it county wide or just in this school, discipline should be key to a structured and safe learning environment. I have personally been pleased with most of my children's teachers. I sincerely hope that the progress Gibbs started will not be hindered. Thanks SSES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Spout Springs is a great environment with teachers and administrators that really care about the education of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Overall a great school, my child has been there since kindergarten. The teachers are great, they all seem to try hard to relate with the children and parents. However there is room to improve. With the area growing ever so quickly the 'it's who you know attitude' should diminish. The administration is not as strong as when the old principal was there, however the new one is so young and moving on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

I have found Spout Springs Elementary School to be a nurturing environment in which my child has grown, made friends and found academic challenges. The teachers and staff made great strides to accommodate each childs needs while displaying a high standard professialism. The students build character and learn how to adapt to society. The children help one another and I love how the staff encourages interaction between the students. This is a gem of a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

I cannot say enough about this wonderful school. I have had three children in this school (two are still there). My children are very happy here, both with their teachers and with the administration. I have been very pleased with the education my children have received and the support from the teachers at Spout Springs. It's a shame all schools aren't this wonderful!
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

134 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

134 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 85% in 2010.

137 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

137 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

137 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 88% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
80%
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 78% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Black 6% 37%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6640 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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