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Lyman Hall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 824 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2004

Lyman Hall is a fine school. Even though the state testing program shows us as a 'needs improvement' school, most of our students increase in their reading ability by 1 to 2 years (based on county & school testing). We just have so many transient students that their increased abilities help other schools show improvement in their reading scores. Our students are expected to read each night (from library books, readers, etc.). Let me also say, we do not have the accelerated reading program at our school (as stated in a previous post), and most, if not all, teach students with grade level materials. We expect and the demand the best from our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 11, 2004

I took my kids out of this school because I feel they were falling behind gradewise compared to their previous schools. They do not test children coming into the system so the kids are placed randomly and classes work as fast as their slowest student. I feel the school does not properly utilize the educational programs they possess. They have the accelerated reader program but my children hardly had access to them. My children were never allowed to bring home their library books. etc. Would definitely recommend that you seek other educational possibilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

LymanHall is a wonderful school.I realy miss it. My kids miss it more. The kids are now at lanier, they are tring real hard to adjust. Lymanhall is much more laid back,friendly,teachers always smiling,everyone is so nice. The kids loved it there. As a parent I want my kids to have a great education and a great school,Lyman has it all. (wonderful with kids!)
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
72%
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
Hispanic 95% 12%
White 3% 44%
Black 1% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Lois Myers
Fax number
  • (770) 531-2321

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2150 Memorial Park Dr
Gainesville, GA 30504
Phone: (770) 534-7044

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