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Kemp Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 710 students

 

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted October 20, 2013

Although my child is not a student at this school, I have visited this school many times and have a friends whose child attends thus school. The children are disciplined and respectful. My friends daughter is involved in many activities to keep her leadership and team ship skills in tact. I considered this school but finally decided to homeschool. This is an excellent school for any parent who wants their child to be given all the skills to excel academically. Keep up the great work Kemp!


Posted May 26, 2013

While the Principle seems somewhat disconnected, the teachers are great. I liked the curriculum, and communication to the parents was good. Students are taught leadership by being involved in their academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

The principal is not involve at all. I am not sure if she wants to be there. I tried to schedule a meeting with her and she done everything to avoid the meeting. The school needs improvement in all areas, including leadership, teachers and parent involvement. The school s potential or failure starts with the principal. My opinion is based on what I have seen throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I feel the principal could show more interest in her students. also, keep the parents more informed. Last year we only had one PTA meeting and this school term had two. We are not up to standards as other elementary schools that are nearby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I have been in this school system for two years now. This is my daughter's first year at this school. I can agree with previous statements about extracurricular activities not being available to the students. However, at the same time I have been to many activities hosted by the PTA and can say that there were alot of 'parent' involvement and participation at each events. As for other activities, i have learned that when parents are more actively involve that things will improve in your school system. 'To leave' is not always the solution when there is a problem. Sometimes we have to choose our battles and one is to fight for your children's education. It shouldn't matter what school or district your child go to, their education starts at home, not at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Kemp is not a school that I would recommend to anyone that cares about their child's education. The school is extremely overcrowded. There is no way the kids can be getting the individualized attention that they may require. My daughter got a new teacher a few weeks before school ended last year. I am looking to move out of the county because of the poor quality of education received. I feel like my child is only a number there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

From what I see, the children miss out on essential curriculum time because of the rotation of teachers and perhaps the busy daily schedule. In my opinion, if we are to increase productivity, parents of Kemp children need to increase accountability. Volunteer, be of some help to your childs teacher, work with your children at home, join the PTA and become involved. They need every little bit. The scores say it all. Quite frankly, I am considering moving so that they can get a stronger start in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

I have twins that attends pre-k there. Their teacher has been great and I have no complaints except for the after-school program. I think the weekly payment is to much for the little that the staff does with the children and the lack of supervision as well, their method of collecting fee payments and the dull mood of the staff. I am thinking about transferring my children to a nearby school just for those reasons alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

There is not very much diversity, its about 54% black 28% white and 18% other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2004

My child and I were on the field trip where the driver got lost. The school used the bus company before on previous field trips and they were great. As far as reviewing the school,I am very pleased with the school. The teachers and staff really care about the kids. The teachers and principle are very supportive and encouraging. They are dedicated, hard working, and competent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Not very organized, just today about 300 kids rode around on buses all day! The parents paid $50.00 for each student to go on a field trip. They were so excited. All they got was to ride around all day. No food, nothing to drink. They should of hired competent drivers, that knew where they were suppose to go. The assistant principle wasn't even there when the busses left at 6:30a.m.Our children were subjected to un-necessary danger and the drivers didn't even know how to get our kids back to the school.There is alot of incompetent people taking charge of our children. Someone should of ask the drivers did they know where they were suppose to go? They could have used a map.
—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 88% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

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 90% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
63%
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
Black 80% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
White 4% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Patricia Hill
Fax number
  • (770) 473-5058

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10990 Folsom Rd
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: (770) 473-2870

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