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Taylors Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 650 students

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Posted March 26, 2014

Great school with Great teachers. I had child that went there from Kindergarten through 5th grade and now have another child there. Very caring place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

This school is phenomenal! The teachers care, the principal knows each child and whats going on in the school, and they love school events. Just to keep it real - school has all about state testing, thats where schools get there funding these days. This school serious about preparing the kids for those test and finding out they learn best. Ya can't get around it, all public school focus on testing. My son excelled at this school for the first time ever, because they teacher went above and beyond to teach "HIM" instead of a class of 20(+). As a result he did very well on testing and had a lot of fun learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

Congratulations to the principal on being selected as Georgia's National Distinguished Principal of the Year!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

My child attended this school one year too long. The ONLY thing TCE cares about is state testing. Forget caring about and truly developing the children. And the principal is totally useless in responding adequately to parent concerns. I am so glad that my child will not be subjected to this school another year. Completely sub par!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

Taylor's Creek was a disappointment. Many of the teachers have their children enrolled at the school and in the same class. I think this is a definite conflict of interest and favoritism was obvious. My child definitely felt discriminated against. The discipline was way too severe. The CRCT testing seemed to be the top priority leaving no room for any creativity. Parents are not encouraged to get involved. No PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

Great School! Staff and teachers are responsible and they REALLY care for the kids! We are gonna miss this school so much!l
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

I don't see why all the great ratings & reviews, even the distinguished title 1 school award was given to this school. My child only attended 1 yr & it was long enough, he was behind from his previous school & this was explained to his teachers at TCE at the beginning of the school year, yet nothing was ever done to help my child out. I find some of the teachers a bit lazy. Maybe it was my childs grade level, but from all his teachers the 2 most essential subjects (math & language arts) i felt they were very much lacking in teaching experience. Sometimes it felt like all they cared to teach about was what ever was on the CTRCT tests so the students would pass the tests rather than teach what is really important. My son did attend Waldo Pafford which is also a title ! school & much much better than TCE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

We miss Taylors Creek! My daughter went there for Kindergarten, but toward the end of the year, we got orders elsewhere, and as if it weren't obvious enough before, the public schools at our new post have shown us just how good we had it at TCE. My daughter has learning disabilities and a speech delay, and was in the IEP class, which we thought was outstanding. She was really succeeding there, and we were thrilled with the quality of instruction. Our family was treated great on the whole. We were happy at TCE. At our new post, in order to get a comparable quality of instruction to what we got for free at TCE, we have to pay for it at private school. TCE is a gem. If we ever got stationed back at Stewart, we'd send our kids there, no question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

That last comment is totally ridiculous! Those classes are EIP classes where struggling students receive small group instruction (11 students) and extra help from teachers in reading and math. That is the law; schools have to have EIP, it is a federal program. My experience with TCE has been terrific! Teachers really care about the students and go way beyond what is expected to help students who are struggling. This is one of the best schools I've been to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

If your only concern is test scores, TCE is a great school. If you have a child who needs a little extra attention, TCE may not be the place to send them. They don't seem to be equipped for children who may have some special needs but who don't belong in Special Ed. So, their solution is to dump them all in one class segregating them from their so-called 'normal' peers... just like the kids in Special Ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Taylors Creek is great because the teachers really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love Taylors Creek Elementary School because the staff, students, and parents will do whatever it takes to help students be successful. The staff really care about the kids and love teaching and learning. Tce believes in students, families, and teamwork. TCE has excellent teachers, smart students, and supportive parents. It's the spirit of family, hard work, dedication, and their focus on student learning that make them the greatest school in the world.


Posted September 1, 2009

TCE is a wonderful school whose CRCT scores speak for themselves. The teachers are dedicated, and the administration is involved and supportive. I have taught elsewhere in the county, but this school is doesn't even compare. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2008

This IS a 'great school'! The teachers really care about kids. My children have had a terrific experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

This is a wonderful place to teach and learn. The teachers I work with are the everyday heros. They come to work each day with a committment to excellence and a desire to make a difference for each child. It is a community of learners. The administration has created a terrific vision: Dream! Believe! Give! Expect! 100% That just about says it all.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2008

TCE is a phenomenal school. Teachers and administration really care about the kids. I am military and have been stationed in a lot of places. This is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This is a great school. The teachers are all about excellence. The curriculum is really emphasized. My kids are learning a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I recently went to this school for my 4th grade year. But now that I am a gifted student I attend a differnt school. it really is a great school. I recomend it to anybody. Everyone is friendly and your child will have many friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2007

My son has attended Taylors Creek Elementary for two years and I am a parent member of the school council there. The curriculum is terrific, the teachers are outstanding and give personal, after-school time to their students, and the principal is extremely involved in the entire process of learning. The school has developed a program strictly devoted to increasing parent involvement in the school. The test scores in this school have steadily climbed each year - with this year being no exception. Overall, this is a terrific school and I would recommend it to anyone coming to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

We are a military family and I had heard so many bad things about Georgia public schools that I was so afraid to send my children and ruin their education. I wanted to send them to private school however it was just too expensive. Taylors creek has turned out to be a wonderful school. I have been so pleased with this school that we have refused orders in order to keep my children here through the most important years academically. They have many of the advanced technologies in all classrooms it's amazing. Parent communication and involvement is encouraged and I have never had a problem addressing a teacher with an issue. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in the area (but our spot is taken for two more years).I do think the last quarter of school is not very productive but I have not spoke to anybody about that.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

112 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

99 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 88% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
91%
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 43% 37%
White 33% 44%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Governor's Reward School (2013)
  • Governor's Reward School (2012)
  • Bus Tour ~ Schools of Excellence (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:20 am
School end time
  • 2:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Katrina M. Byers
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (912) 369-0377

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Army: 3rd Infantry Division
  • Hinesville Lion's Club
  • Local Food Lion
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Long distance running
Girls sports
  • Long distance running

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Recycling club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Lewis Frasier Middle School
Snelson Golden Middle School
Midway Middle School
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378 Airport Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313
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Phone: (912) 369-0378

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