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Freedom Park Elementary School

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Posted July 27, 2009

My daughter has attended this school for two years now and compared to her last school, I was disappointed. The faculty are not very parent or child 'friendly', communication within the school is almost zero and there are very little activities held outside of school hours or even within school hours for that matter. The nly positive feeling I have about this school is that it is so close to home we can walk there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

I have to agree with the the most recent posts. My husband & I are actively involved in our son's education. On many situations, we have gotten conflicting information regarding happenings in the school. Something as simple as dismissal times. The staff out front informed us that dismissal had changed (in late April/Early May). When I went to ask the front office when car riders would be dismissed, they looked at me like I was crazy. They stated times did not change. The teacher my son had was wonderful, but she to was frustrated. The school lacks normal organization. At times our son came home an hour later due to overcrowding on the bus. Literally 3 to a seat. They still have to do two bus runs for the neighborhood on base. New Base housing is nice, but if you value your childs education, look seriously at housing in Columbia County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

FP was built to house 540 K4-5th graders. Richmond County decided to add 6th-8th grades increasing enrollment to 900+ students w/o adequate bldgs, books, or staff. There is no organization among the staff, events are usually planned at the last minute with no notice to parents. A active PTA doesn't exist with select few that like to control the situation & drive all the willing parents away. The majority of the staff is as frustrated as the parents & the Principal & Richmond County is in full denial of the exisiting problems at hand. The MS students don't have the cirriculum or extra after school clubs or activities, so they rob Peter to pay Paul in using the Elementary staff. Arrival & disimissal is chaos, MS & ES students share the buses, & the school does not have the necessary technology resources. This school is divided in culture and educational vision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

Not the greatest atmosphere for children. Some great teachers in the lower grades, but the middle school terachers leave a lot to be desired. Most are rude and disrespectful towards the kids. The school is way too small for Pre-k through 8th grade. And the middle school students do not get a whole lot of freedoms and responibilities that they would be exposed to in a regular middle school. Information about upcoming events is hard to get and faculty seems uninformed most times. Not a lot of people who really know what is going on. Little to no PTA info. I've never recieved any info about any meetings and yet I have been a member for both years we have been here. All in all the school needs a lot of work, but offers little to no opportunity do so. I'd homeschool before sending my kids here for another year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I must say this school is different. The inclusion of middle school (PK-8TH) is great for me b/c all my children attend. But in order for the middle grades to get 'ready' for high school I think they need to have more structured bell changes for these children. Its getting better, its just the beginning of the year so hopefully by the end they have something concrete. Overall great school, I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Teachers are not very willing to work with parents, often times things seem very unorganized. Parents have many questions and it is very hard to get answers. Classrooms are overcrowded, not the greatest bunch of teachers. The school needs a lot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

Great school. The administrators, teachers, staff members are all into helping the students achieve. There is so much concern for the achievement of the students. I would gladly enroll my child in this school, and if I was out of zone, I would surely try to get my child to attend this school.


Posted July 11, 2007

my chikd has been there for 3 going on 4 years and every year has been great the pricipal is the best and she participates and interacts with the children the teachers care about each and every student and they have fun while they learn we may move this year but because Freedom Park is such a wonderful school we may reconsider my 4year old will be attending this year an I want her to be able to experince the great atmosphere at freedom park too bad only children that live on post could attend because i would make the trip from anywhere to keep my kids there. they have plenty of after school activites and great parent involvement. they offer art, track and field, strings, and many other extracurricular activites, they always keep the students involved and no has 'Science Night At The Park' like Freedom Park. Go Eagles!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Most of the Teachers are of good quality, Principal always works with you, Need more crossing guards and more after school activities. The surroundings are to standards needs a better play area. Student to teacher ratio is around 22 to 1.
—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.

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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

131 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

131 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 85% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

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 94% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

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 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%

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

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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%
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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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 45% 44%
Black 35% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Pauline Andrews
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345 42nd St Bldg 43400
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
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