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Gainesville Exploration Academy

Charter | K-5 | 874 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

The staff is great! A lot of parents are involved. Great school. I always recommend this school to people in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My two children attend GEA. I'm very satisfied with the teachers, and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

I am very unhappy with the school and the staff. They are unfriendly and rude. They have inappropriate expectations for the children there, and expect them to function like mindless robots. The office staff will tell parents anything to get them out of the office and out of their way. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. I also plan to tell everyone I know just how awful our experience has been there. I am withdrawing my child immidiately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

GEA is a great school! They have great teachers and students. Teachers are always prepared and ready to teach. I love this school! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

GEA is a wonderful school with excellent teachers! I am a parent and teacher at the school and believe that we have one of the better schools in the area. If I didn't believe in our school and the teachers at our school, then my children would attend. I would recommend any one to come join our family at GEA. Sincerely, Laetitia Sayne 4th Grade teacher and proud parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

Not a school from the good old days, when they still included fun into the curriculium as a way of learning.. Way too strict on the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

After getting regonition by the President for C.R.C.T. scores their heads swelled up! That principal moved to Arizona right after and the one that took his place, takes all the credit. Dont ask her to help solve a problem that involves your child,whether it is due to a bullie,or its one of her teachers who like to yell at your child,,,etc.. She simply doesnt have the time...Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it about the child? Not at this school!
—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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

152 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

152 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

141 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
52%
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 80% 12%
Black 10% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
White 4% 44%
Two or more races 2% 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 52%N/A51%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Priscilla Collins
Fax number
  • (770) 535-3798

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1145 McEver Rd
Gainesville, GA 30504
Phone: (770) 287-1223

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