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Hephzibah Elementary School

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Posted May 16, 2011

I am a parent of 3 children that attend this school. I have lived in this community my entire life. From K - 12 I was enrolled in the Hephzibah schools and I have never experienced the distaste presented by the Principal that was placed in our school this school year. Our faculty, is what we have always concidered some of the counties finest. They are involved with our children and are truly concerned with their education. The Board sent us a new Principal beginning of this school year and the moral of our community and the involvment of our parents has went down dramatically. Mrs. Davis is unprofessional in the manner she addresses issues and she makes it a point to let everyone know she is in charge. The Board is weary of helping us for some reason. They seem to be putting this in a slow moving motion. To rate this school would only be fair if we could seperate our teachers and staff, from the Principal here. Teachers and staff get an A++++ rating, Mrs. Davis, on the other hand, well...........she has failed in the eyes of most of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

I have had children in this school for the past three years and we have really enjoyed it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

I think Dr.Ellison is the best princiaple in Richmond county. My name is Ms.Rios and i have a son there in 2nd grade. She always has a smile and advice when you need it. I am putting her name in gor the golden apple award,she well deserves it. Thankyou,Ms.Rios.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

65 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 85% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

66 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 88% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
73%
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 57% 44%
Black 35% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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
  • Kim C Davis
Fax number
  • (706) 592-3703

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2542 Ga Highway 88
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Phone: (706) 592-4561

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