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McBean Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 527 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2011

Although some parents might not realize this, I do. This school is one of the best elementary schools in Richmond County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

I did like this school for the most part for the first few months my children attended. Some of the teachers are amazing, others (one in particular) make it so horrid it seriously brings the entire school down in my opinion. Hopefully, no other students have to suffer under her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I agree with the other parents, most of the teachers are great and as stated in other parent reviews some teachers need to retire because of 'burn out!' I strongly agree that the principal is absent more than present. I am so glad this will be our daughters last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

I don't like this school. The principal and counselor are very unprofessional women. All they do is walking around trying to be in your personal business!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

The teachers at this school are awesome. My son loves the school and his teacher. He is in kindergarten and is already reading. Everyone at the school seems to really care about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

This is the first year my son has attended McBean and so far I am happy with the results. He loves his teachers and many of the other staff members. I have found the staff members to be very helpful. If I have any complaint it would be for the morning drop-off crew to be as nice and friendly as the afternoon drop-off crew, those ladies are so nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

Teachers for the most part are good but some are approching burnout and lack of support from adminstration to parents to school board. Other professionals such as the principal and school counselor seem to have forgotten they are in the the kid buisness. There is not a whole lot of compassion for any children at McBean. Other staff like front office, nurse, janitors, and lunchroom are always friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

The Pre-K-2nd teachers are awesome! My child had a 2nd grade teacher that lovedto teach and made it very interesting for him. The school never seemed like a school, it seemed very stiffled and I always thought an elementary school was a place to grow. Growing creatively is not encouraged outside of the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

Some of these reviews are right on the money. Most of the teachers are excellent and will go above and beyond for the children. They do not have the support of the administation though. The principal misses a lot of school and very rarely comes out of her office to interact with the children and the parents. School Counselor has a very loud voice and does not censor herself sometimes in front of children and parents. I have seen and heard of great teaching at McBean but it is not all in the 5th grade program. It is out of control with complaints that are never answered for year after year. Yet nothing is ever done. I am glad all my children are finished with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

i agree with the other parents about the principal. Most of the teachers are good but there are a few that are in the wrong line of work. They think they can talk to the kids anyway they want too. And when you bring up a problem to the principal she acts like you are just trying to start a problem. I am not looking forward to this year with one of my younger kids. My oldest didn't like the school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

The principal is absent often. This is her third year at McBean. When she is not there, things seem to run smoothly. My child and her friends all seem happier. Most of the teachers seem well-educated and do their jobs as well as can be expected. The children are allowed to participate in programs for PTO that allow them to shine. They seem to enjoy P.E, and going to the media center. Most teachers seem concerned about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

The principal is not best suited for this school. I believe she looks down upon the students and the parents because of the area that we are located in. She is hardly ever in attendance and she doesn't support the staff at the school. We were told that the school has an open door policy but if you try to visit the school just to look in on the children, you are not allowed to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

I don't like this school. I agree with the other parent about the principal. She does not want the parents there and does not uphold the same rules for all of the children. On top of that they hire teachers that are prejudice and speak in that manner in front of the children. I have no choice at this time to have my son there, but hopefully it will only be for a short time. Mrs. Jada Gray-Hernandez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

My oldest child went to this school, but we moved away before the others could. I liked this school in the beginning and they challenge each and every child. The teachers are awesome. I would pay close attention when it comes to parental involvement. I found lots of contradictions in that. I noticed that even though the handbook said the school has an 'open door' policy, the principal would prefer you not step foot in the school. I don't know, and never figuired out why and what she might be hiding, but if my child is allowed somewhere, then so am I, so I was very distraught that I was truly not welcomed there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

This school is very good, problems are addressed as they arise, and handled with care. Teachers are very concerned about students needs, but there are parents that do not want to assist their children with problem and expect the teachers to be able to fix them, as we know that is not possible it takes parents and teachers working together to help kids achieve. As far as work goes they do a great job with the children. We have a nice community too, in case you're moving this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

I do not like this school because my son went to this school and to me he failed he made 18 Fs the whole year, when i ask that he be kept back, i was told that i had no said in the matter, so now he is having a hard time in middle school just trying to keep up with his class.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
80%
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 70% 44%
Black 21% 37%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Janina C. Dallas
Fax number
  • (706) 592-9497

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1165 Hephzibah McBean Rd
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Phone: (706) 592-3723

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