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Sand Hill Elementary School

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Posted March 6, 2012

I am to be moving into the area mid April and I believe this will be the school my three daughters will be attending. We are coming from North West Metro Atlanta (Cherokee Co.). I have mixed emotions, it seems like for every good comment there is a bad one next. I would appreciate any comments from some parents/teachers for this 2011/2012 school year to let me know how this school is.


Posted February 5, 2011

This school has the most caring staff. They have always gone above and beyond for my not only my child, but my family as well. During a recent time of tragedy, my children's teachers, counselor, and administrators were there for them, providing support and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I cant stand this School. They concentrate on the smarter upperclass students the one that struggles forget it..my grandson is in 2nd grade his teacher don't even know he's there. she is never in contact with me I have tried several times to reach her and she never ever gets back with me..so I'm looking into another school she is a joke...Also the Principal she try to act like shes concerned but its just a paycheck to these unprofessional people...don't send your child to this school it is awful.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school cares about it's students and parents


Posted July 13, 2009

This school is great and so are the teachers/staff. My daughter loves it too. When she has excelled in a particualar subject her teacher has made sure she came up with more challenging work for her to do so she stays ahead. We have just moved out of state and can't seem to find a school this great, we will miss it lots.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

i do not have much to say about the school just that they need to better screen there teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

This school has the most caring staff. The kindergarten teachers have all been excellent. This year in first grade the teachers are amazing. Each time you come on the campus people are smiling. The prinicipal is so concerned with the education of each student. This school is really like a big fmaily and they want you to be part of it. It is a great environment for your child to be in and I wouldn't think of my child being anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I honestly can not stand this school. My child moved to this school last school year and became very bored in class. They do not provide the students with any fun extracurricular activities or clubs. They don't take field trips to help promote learning outside the classroom. I worked but I did attend every event that took place for my child class. The PTA is all about the upper class in the county. The small voice is never heard. Also, my daughter has yet to really learn new things from this school. The teachers never seem like they want to be there. It makes me feel like they think they have to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

Wow! what a great school. My come to this school in the EIP program (from Savannah). today my child is in a regular class and is making all 'A's and B's'. The teachers are kind and understanding to his special needs. FYI the nurse and the admin staff is great as well. I really did not get a chance to meet the principle (which is a good thing), but it is obvious that she is doing a great job because she is a reflection of the teachers. Love 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

81 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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

96 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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

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 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
83%
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 90% 44%
Black 4% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kristen Richards
Fax number
  • (912) 728-5125

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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199 Stagecoach Ave
Guyton, GA 31312
Phone: (912) 728-5112

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