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Deer Chase Elementary School

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Posted May 18, 2012

My son was a student there from pre-k- to 6 months of second grade. His second grade teacher was known for being stern and strict, but no one mentioned that she was mean and a bully. She would make a lot of comments that hurt my son and ridiculed him in front of his peers. When my concerns were brought to the principal, she repeated tried to justify the teachers actions as me misinterpreting what was intended. But it wasn't me that needed to be convinced, my son was the one hurt. He is homeschooled now, but hasn't been able to get a full nights sleep in months. He also never wants to go back to that school. The teachers, and principal are concerned with the standardized test and requirements, but seem to have forgotten the real reason they are there- to educate our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2011

The new principal Dr Wiggins appears to be detached from the school. She is rarely if ever at any school functions to include PTA meetings and school performances. She has a lack of warmth or vision that is so neccessary to lead..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 22, 2008

Ms. McRea has really turned this school around with high standards and expectations..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

This is a brand new school plagued with old mindsets among teachers and administration. I would like to see reading tutors and reading programs for early grades, 1st, 2nd, 3rd. When i asked for a reading tutor for my daughter, I was told go to the library... I won't say who told me to do this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I am a parent of a 5th grader and I would like to see more work other than science projects. I don't really see a need for students to do a project. I think students should be doing more work in the classroom and that will tell the teacher as to whether or not the kids are learning. Other than that, I am very pleased with 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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

69 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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

110 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 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

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 94% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%

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 93% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
White 2% 44%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tujuana Wiggins

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1780 Deer Chase Ln
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Phone: (706) 772-6240

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