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Sardis Elementary School

Charter | PK-5 | 687 students

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2010

I love this school! My kids enjoyed their time here. The warm, friendly environment made their years here some of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

First meeting in Library for Kindergarden and First Grade, very imformative....Great Job to the Whole Staff! The Blackshear's Mrs. Campbell's Class Cody Batson enjoys going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

This is the best school my kids have ever attended; they have been to a lot of schools. Sardis is so friendly and caring. All of the programs here are wonderful and the school is clean and open. I have loved volunteering and I would give anything to see other schools follow Sardis's example and be so amazing.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

I loved Sardis more than any school I have ever been to. I would give anything to be a little Elementary school jid again and go back to Sardis. I am so grateful that I got to go to Sardis up until my Fifth grade year. The awards program held at the end of every year really made me strive 'to acheive excellence' as the Sardis pledge goes... the teachers were amazing and pushed me to get to where I am today... an honors student. In the school I am in now, I am learning things again which I learned at Sardis! All in all Sardis is an incredible school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

I too was disappointed with the school. It is a pleasant enough environment, but really, MEDIOCRE is the word of the day. The quality of education is not generally pushed as high as possible and it shows in the test scores! School morale is also very low...no one even shows up for the fund-raisers except for the ones working it! We moved our children to Gainesville city schools and even though there is tuition to pay, it is a whole other world where EXCELLENCE reigns supreme.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

I worked in the Sardis Elementary School for many years. It is a caring and protective environment for children. The quality of education is constantly pushed as high as possible. I wish that people who have a different opinion would look more closely and realize it is one of the best schools in the state.


Posted January 3, 2008

I am very pleased with Sardis. My son has flourished in reading, math, and writing. He grasps the basic concept of coins. His teachers were born to teach! They are very interactive with the students and parents. We are very proud of Sardis staff and PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I was disappointed at best about the schools performance. Our house is firm about the quality of education both in and out of the classroom, and the quality of education at home was better than at school. Our children's teachers were not experienced, and we have relocated so that both our children may be better educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

My daughter loves to go to school - that says a lot. Sardis is a great school in terms of teachers' quality and the school atmosphere. It is a very parent-friendly school. What impresses me is that I am currently taking classes to become a teacher. The effective strategies that I learn from college - I see them in action in Sardis' classrooms when I volunteer in my daughter's classroom. It's amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

I have two children currently at Sardis with a third on the way and it has been a very positive experience! The Teachers are great role models and the Principal is very fair with the students. Sardis is a very enriching enviroment for children to grow and learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

This will be our second year at Sardis and I can t really say enough nice things about the school and the staff. We actually moved in the middle of last year and every one was so great at making my daughter feel welcome and wanted. This year she was so excited about the first day of school. She still looks forward to going every day. I can only say that must be a good sign when your kids want to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

All three of my children attended Sardis. The climate in the school is very warm and parent friendly. The teachers work hard to create a positive learning environment for all students, regardless of race or economic background. I also teach at Sardis and feel blessed to be teaching in such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2003

I currently have two children in this school and I think this school is a really great school. It has a wonderful staff and a very caring principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
89%

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 94% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
76%
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 68% 44%
Hispanic 26% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2805 Sardis Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
Phone: (770) 532-0104

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