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Grovetown Elementary School

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Posted February 4, 2014

I think GTE is awesome as far as teachers and curriculum go. I have 3 kids there currently a son in K, daughter in 1st, another son in 3rd. Mrs. CAsh, Mrs. Hefner, and Mrs. Ribas you all are the absolute BEST of the BEST! The front office, however, is terribly UNPROFESSIONAL! They have NO sense of urgency whatsoever and will leave you standing there for 5 min or more if you don't stop them and ask for help. Then they act as if you are bothering them. I do think that the school could for sure use a good remodel. The school is very old and outdated. The PTO I have joined for the 3rd time and the first year was great, however, the last 2 years no one has called or reached out to ask for volunteers or kept me in the loop on anything. I almost want to get my money back. If you can get past the front office staff and the outdated building this is an amazing school. The teachers here actually DO care and it isn't just a JOB to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My son attends 2nd grade at Grovetown Elementary. We were nervous about him attending at first because it is in a low income area and is next to trailer parks, but it has proved to be a great school. His teacher is in regular communication and has helped us to effectively address some homework issues with my son. I eat lunch with him and the food isn't so impressive although they do offer a decent variety of veggies. The school has a small town feel and there is a strong Grovetown police presence. The teachers hug my son every morning when I drop him off, and I have noticed they are that loving towards all the children...the precious elem school he attended was not that expressive or warm towards students. My son is learning by leaps and bounds and we look forward to the new school building that is soon being built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2013

Excellent school with great teachers. We've had nothing but good experiences with the teachers & staff. Both of my kids love it & have excelled academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

We recently moved to Georgia and my daughter has always been a good student. The office staff at the school are extrememly rude they act as if you are bothering them. The teachers we have had are lacking. I am not impressed, she is learning things she learned in 2nd grade and this is 4th grade. There is very little communication with the parents so make sure you ask your child how they are doing and check the homework. Go online and research the grade benchmarks. I am really dissapointed with the school and the level of education she is getting. The school is clean and seems to be focused on security so that is a positive but the playground if thats what they call it is a joke. The kids spend recess in the blazing sun with little to do while the teachers sit in the shade and supervise. They need a play structure or something for these poor kids! I am considering private school. I would re think sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

This is a great school. My child learned so much and aced the CRCT. The staff here encourages students to become self-motivated independent learners. They make students active participants in learning. In other schools all the focus was on the notion of conformity through uniforms and thought. I like that this school taught my child independent thought is a good thing, as well as challenging the students. I feel like my child does not want to be a follower now, but a leader. My child loves going to school and learning because the staff treats the children like they matter. They do not use the bare minimum approach to teaching. Educators here really care about what they teach and it shows. Way to go Grovetown! I am sad that my child is moving on now to middle school but I know the staff here has laid a solid foundation that will last in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

Grovetown Elementary is an awesome school. We are a military family & have had two kids here from K-4th. We moved here from NC 4 yrs ago & my oldest son was behind. The teachers really did their part to get him caught up. They also have a great jump rope team. Unfortunately, we are moving soon. We will miss this school so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

Grovetown Elementary is a fantastic school! The teachers are amazing! Everyone seems to want exactly what we, as parents, want: the best for each child. We are military and are moving soon. The worst part about it, for me, is the fact the my children have to leave Grovetown Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

we are military ! Dont let the looks fool u cuz I wasnt to impressed LOL , my son went into k not knowing really anything , he had learning issues they helped him Mrs Cash Mrs Collins unbeleivable teacher ! my son gets 100 on spelling and now is reading im very very happy and very sad that i cant take this school with us to ft bliss =( they do not tolerate bad behavior !!!! and i like that as well .... i recomend this school to the military famlies cuz the base school is not so good !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

We have been at Grovetown Elementary for 2 years now. I've experienced Pre-K through 2nd grade with my 3 children. The school, I agree, is very run down and not the nicest BUT that doesn't reflect on the teachers and staff. All of my kids' teachers have been wonderful. This school deals with a lot of military families and I'm sure it makes things more difficult for them, but we have never had a problem. Everything has been very well organized. The teachers are very caring, whether your kids are super smart or a little challenging, which I have both. If there has ever been an issue with regards to student behavior that's inappropriate it is dealt with quickly and fairly. There is no tolerance for inappropriate behavior, which makes me feel better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

Being in the military made us switch schools constantly. I still haven't found the perfect school, but I do have to say that I really liked Sue Reynolds Elementary in Augusta, GA. They did great with my kids. My three kids loved going to school and the teacher were great. The only thing I did not like was the amount of homework that was given. My children would usually take more than an hour a night, sometimes close to two hours a night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

They have made many improvements to front and back of the school. I have to say that Grovetown Elementary is a very well rounded school. It is growing beyond their buget, and still they keep it together. I have three children and they have loved all of their teachers! Mr. Boyd has been doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

My two kids went to G'town and I have to say the school was filthy and undisciplined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Grovetown has a sense of pride. The kids love the school and the teachers love to work there. They provide a caring enviroment and even a spanish speaking person that shows her love and care for latin inmigrants. What a lesson for other schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

My three children attended Grovetown Elementary for three years we experienced pre-K through 4th grade and loved every minute! As a military family, I can hoestly say this was the best school we have ever been affiliated with. May not be the 'richest' or 'most elite' but definitely the most caring! I do not know if Mr. Carey is still there- but he was a visionary in early childhood education. Thanks to Grovetown my children received the foundations to set them up for excellence. We are still reaping the benefits of the early years!
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

97 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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

104 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 88% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

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 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
78%
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 45% 44%
Black 29% 37%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Scott Weinand
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  • (706) 868-2184

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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300 Ford Ave
Grovetown, GA 30813
Phone: (706) 863-0800

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