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Willis Foreman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 361 students

 

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Posted March 2, 2011

The people I have dealt with this school just seem to be uneducated. One of my daughter's teachers doesn't know basic things and teaches my child the wrong things. The truancy officer is a joke and has dealt with my daughter inappropriately. I HATE this school and can't wait to move my daugher somewhere else
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

So far I have been pleased with this school. I was apprehensive about sending my children to school , but my fears have subsided. The teachers that my sons have had have been wonderful, cooperative, and very patient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

I think the school I am going to now is better than the others because at this school the teachers take their time to work with you. The principal here is tough but she will, however, take the time to work with you and give you a chance. We do have security for if the children get out of hand and need some handling. But, when we bring our own lunch to school and we don't eat the cafeteria food simply because we have to pay for it, we do end up with a bill.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

The school is very unkept. I walked the halls not long ago and the floors and walls are filthy, and it smelled stongly of urine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

This school is run down, and my child comes home complaining about the cafeteria food. This school needs some serious updating, and the desks are too small for the growing children. I have met with some staff. The teachers arrive late. My child have been to other schools in Richmond county, but because we had to move, Willis Foreman became the local school. My child hates it, and would rather return to the other school. My child's grades have gone down, and the curricula is by far the worst. My child says the the work she is doing now, was what she was doing in her other school- months ago!
—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 86% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
38%

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 79% 37%
White 12% 44%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 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 basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Brenda L. Taylor
Fax number
  • (706) 592-3706

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2413 Willis Foreman Rd
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Phone: (706) 592-3991

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