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Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 793 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I'm a former student of CRE, now in middle school. This school is amazing. The day I moved in my house, CRE was being built. I learned so much and the teachers there were great. Field Days were awesome and it helps you make friends. The teachers are well trained and fully equipped for what thy are going to do.


Posted September 22, 2014

My name is Keona and I am in the fifth grade and have been at CRE for six years.It is by far the best school ever. The principal is so encouraging and very understanding. All the teachers are very nice and the way they teach is great. They always break things down for you if you need it. In Cedar Ridge every year gets more exiting. Can't wait to see the new things that happen with the new fifth grade teachers they are all so nice and generous. My little brother is in the first grade there and loves it. Cedar Ridge is th best school someone could ever go to!


Posted May 14, 2014

I Have had my child at this school for a couple of years now and its been a bad experience almost since day one. The teachers frustrate me because they tell me they are going to give my child the extra help that's needed and then never follow through. I do my part as a parent all I ask is that they do theirs! I've heard teachers/faculty yell at students which was shocking to me , it's so unprofessional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Cedar Ridge Elementary is a fabulous environment for our children. My daughter attended this school last year and my son will be attending this year. I am very excited to send my son to a school full of knowledgeable and gracious teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

I rated this school with two stars because my daughter went here for her second grade semester and I was not impressed. First when I enrolled my child in the school the staff was extremely rude and uncaring about the information we needed for my daughter to enroll....Once my daughter enrolled she told me that the teachers were very mean...she told me it was one in-particular time where she went to ask a teacher a question (who were looking at a video on youtube...not sure if teachers are suppose to do that but anyway) when my daughter asked the question, the teacher shooed her away with her hand. Her second grade teacher was okay...however my daughter felt she was extremely mean and yelled at the class alot which made it hard for my daughter to ask her questions because she was afraid of her.....the school's motto is to raise good citizens or something like that...ummmm yeah that's wonderful but I would rather their motto be something that is leaning more towards learning and raising good leaders....my daughter became very reserved and quiet almost mean when she would come home....when I asked her if it was the children who made her upset she told me.."no mommy it's the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about this great school. My two sons attended for 2 1/2 years and they love it. I was soooo sad we have to PCS. Amazing!!!!! Teachers and Great school staff!!! Great hours and great bus program!!! We live in the community in front of the school on Euchee Creek and my kids took the bus in front of our house and same for drop off. You have to go through the front office for everything pick up, visits etc. And car riders have to have a paper on front of windshield for pick up. We miss it sooooo much!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

Cedar Ridge Elementary is a school prepared with excellent teachers, professors and administrators. Currently my three children attend Cedar Ridge after a transition from overseas to the states. My children had never been so focused on school as they are in Cedar Ridge. They look forward each day to attend school. Teachers are highly skilled and work hard to make the best of each of the children. The director is a great example of what being a great leader. CRE believes that children should be lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Cedar Ridge is a school where "everyone cares to learn and learn to care." Thank CRE to teach, guide and encourage my children and give them encouragement and confidence to be lifelong learners. In short this semester my children were: excellent care and education, excellent CRCT test scores, very good communication between parents and teachers, a lot of fun with the diversity of programs and activities and lots of motivation with incentive program with "hoot loots " ;-) Love it!!! Also, I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Stephens (K), Mrs. Anderson (1st), Mrs. Watson (3rd grade), Mrs. Perry (music), Coach Allen (PE) You all are great!! THANKS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

We LOVE Cedar Ridge Elementary School. My daughter has had a very postive experience with the school. They have a program that lets you earn "Hoot Loot." It is a neat reward program and the children really look foward to earning the "Hoot Loot," which they can turn in for many different things throughout the year. They have tons of fun and educational field trips throughout the year and lots of fun activities for the children to get (and stay) involved in. GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

My children have gone to this school since it opened and I am glad we will be going to a new school next year. Teachers have been great but, administration could use some help starting with the one at the top. A total disconnect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

This school should be rated higher than a 7/10. Our family moved to the area at the beginning of the school year. Before we moved, our two children had been educated in a private school. However, after we heard about the quality of the schools in the area we decided to give public school a try. Wow...to our surprise the children in this public school were actually ahead of ours in their education. In spite of this, the teachers created plans and helped our children get up to the same level as the others. The faculty and teachers were always in communication with us and our children are happy in this school. We made a great choice and they will be returning to Cedar Ridge this coming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

First off - do not judge any school from others reviews - go there yourself if possible and see things first hand. If you do - you will see that CRE is an excellent school. My oldest child has attended since it opened and now my second child is there as well. We have experienced nothing but excellent teachers and staff members all around. The PTO is highly motivated and involved. Any concerns are addressed and there is always an open door for parents to have the opportunity to see their children blossom. The principal is involved (my children run up to hugg her) and every para pro we have had has been kind and helpful. Nothing is perfect, but this school is very close. We have to move and I pray we find another school as wonderful!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

My son attended kindergarten and will not return for 1st grade. We will do private or homeschool. His teacher was caring and tried, but his paraprof was cold. He was bullied by classmates and on the bus. I never saw the principal out engaging the kids. There's a color coded smiley-frowny face system that on a daily basis labels children bad or good in which the class knows what you are. I visit and had almost every kid in the class tell me what color my son was on thinking he'd be in trouble right then and get a show. I saw my son, a fairly happy child that usually told the truth, grow sullen, aggressive, & withdrawn with stomach pain and frequent illness. He began to lie constantly. That has slowly been eliminated over the summer and I see confidence returning. He didn't have these issues in KY Head Start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

My child began kindergarten the year that Cedar Ridge opened. We have been more than pleased with every aspect of the school. Everyone, from the administration, teachers, staff, and parents work hard to make this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

My son attended Cedar Ridge for 1st and 2nd grade and I can't say enough about this school! All the teachers have email, which makes it easy to communicate back and forth, with out having to leave voicemails or make phone calls, which I love!!!!! The teachers also truly care about their students and seeing them progress! I live next door to a teacher at the school who had a baby and missed the end of the school year and she was truly sad that she missed the end of the year and missed seeing them get their end of year awards!! This school is great and we are going to miss being here next year, because we are moving back to TX, but this school has set a high standard for his next school to live up to!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Our daughter is in Kindergarten at CRE this year and we are so pleased to say that we are off to a wonderful school year! Her teachers are wonderful....all the staff we've talked to or had contact with have been excellent and the school is beautiful--the floor even shines!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

Last year I had 2 children in cedar ridge. One has moved onto middle school this year but the other is in 3rd grade. The school is great. The teachers really care for the students and work with them. I highly recomend this school for those who have young children! They geat a great education and it is a very safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

My daughter is attending Cedar Ridge and I am very impress with the staff and the teachers. For only being open for one year the school is very organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I have two children attending Cedar Ridge and I counldn't be happier. The teachers are great and dedicated to the children's education and the staff is very courteous and knowlegeable and always willing to help when needed. This school offers children a safe environment to learn and gives its students all the tools needed to broaden their horizons!
—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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

168 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

168 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

165 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

165 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 88% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Trudeau Trl
Grovetown, GA 30813
Phone: (706) 447-2100

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