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Button Gwinnett Elementary School

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Posted August 12, 2014

I have never seen such unfriendly, rude and unprofessional people at an elementary school. I should of done my research before putting my child into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I absolutely love the school that my girls go to. I love the friendly staff, they are always so patient and always keep me informed on whats going on in the school. They have had no safety issues, the teachers are amazing. If there was ever an issue with my girls and their grades changed even by a couple points they would let me know. I wouldn't choose any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

While this school is far from our previous school , Jordye Bacon, it has been great for our 4th grader. We were lucky and have had the same teacher again for 4th grade that we had for 3rd grade. So far we have had great success in the Liberty County School System. It is all about how much you want to be involved.. and the respect that you show the teachers and staff. Your child's education is a joint endeavor , not just the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Button Gwinnett is absolutely awesome. My children have been going to this school since they were in kindergarten. I love the from desk staff, principal and the teachers. One of the best schools in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

BGE is a joke. My kids have gone to military schools since pre-k and have never had any problems in class or academically, but this school year already seem to be struggling and only less then a month in. Both NY kids dread going to school now, my 3rd grader is swamped with homework daily. I believe in homework but when a child at this age is having as much as she does and cries bc she's so overwhelmed there's a problem. Lunches- that's been a pain from the get go with BGE. My 1st grader was just fed 1 milk & 1 apple( no protein, bread) and when all of them were confronted they called my kids lyers bc "that's not BGE school policy". After reading all these comments I'm convinced my thoughts of what might be taking place are actually happening. Very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Ok im starting to think the reviews on here are right. We just noved here n my youngest is in kindergarten school started on aug 7 n its on the 22 . My son has had 3 notes/numbers sent home by this teacher. Ok im not staying my child is a saint by not a problem child. My son has been going to school since he was born , so I know he is advanced n most area than the rest of his class. I think my child is not being challenge enough the homework he gets he gotwhen he was 4 n preschool. Yes he says I hate school its boring all we do is color , and we don't go out side . I think the teacher is just sending home notes for everything n not even noting the problem how am I suppose to talk to my child or believe u if nothing if stated. Just a color or number of what he is doing wrong that day. Elaborate on your pbis key please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

The worst school I've never seen! The teachers are very rude, the children eat lunch on dirty table, because after breakfast nobody clean the table. I think BOE need to focus on this school.


Posted June 10, 2013

Worst schools.The teachers are straight up horrible.The lunch is bad.I would consider to giving your child something good to eat and can be able to fill them up cause that lunch does not.The principal is so lazy.Please for your souls take your children to a different school.


Posted February 25, 2012

If you notice...the only positive reviews on here are from teachers at this school. So, that right there should show you how well this school is doing. My son is in Kindergarten and we have only been living in Hinesville for one year. After this school year, we will be pulling him out and sending him to another school. I have not been satisfied at all at this school. I feel that my son is treated poorly by his teacher and the things they are learning he already knew at 4 years old in Missouri. Update your curriculum Georgia!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

this school is ran like military boot camp. No talking EVER not even at lunch, the 3 teachers my kid had there did nothing to facilitate learning social interactions, how to deal with bulling etc. when my child was severely bullied she had to explain the incidents in front of the whole class which only lead to further bulling of the whiner. DO NOT send your child there if he/she is "gifted" that program does nothing to stimulate their brain. very very disappointed with the principal and the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

Not mom friendly, they ask parents to donate for several projects but they are not welcomed to participate parents aren't allowed to walk their kids to class but fathers can come in 1 friday each month and interact with not only their kids but children in other classes as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My son is severely affeected by ADHD. He has been at Button Gwinnett since kindergarten and the staff and teachers have always been wonderful and understanding in working with my son's special needs! When we decided to buy a home, we made a point of buying in the Button Gwinnett district so that we would not have to change schools. We have always been beyond pleased with his teachers. He has made great academic strides in the last five years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

My child used o go to BGE, Kindergarten and I am glad she does not have to anymore! We just moved and now I have to worry about her not being able to go to first grade because my child did not get the support she would have needed. The leadership at this school is very unfriendly and did not seem like they wanted to help us, since they knew we were moving! Also I think for Kindergarten there is not enough time for making friends and socializing at all. Outside play time is very limited and lunchtime reminds me of a bootcamp! Silence is the big word! If I had the chance to do it over again, I would have moved in a different are, just to keep her from haveing to go to that school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

BGE is a fantastic place to work. We are continuously striving to find effective and innovative ways to help our students reach the standards that we have been challenged with. We have a very supportive administration and our staff is truly like a family. I love it here and hope my students feel the same way I do about it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 29, 2009

I am a staff member here at BGE, and have to say after reading through all the reviews, I am pretty disappointed in them. I have to agree that our school in general has under gone many changes, but as policies in Education change, so must we. The faculty and staff at BGE work hard every day to ensure that your child is not only prepared for their next grade, but for life in general. I feel that there are a lot of great things going on in our school. I would like to address the parents in this next statement. Please do not ever feel that the your child's teacher is not interested in your concerns regarding your child and their education. Make those parent/teacher conferences and let us put our heads together and have the people who spend the most time with the child create a plan for you.Teamwork!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 13, 2008

Parents I'm a teacher at BGE and want to say that I am truly sorry that you are experiencing a bad year at our school. Once upon a time there was no drama. I can say that the leadership is the key to keeping this in order. You would actually be shocked at what goes on behind principal s doors. I will argue that we do have awesome teachers. I feel that you can t hold a teacher responsible for what leadership passes down. If you don t get support do you really think we do??? Nope! All I can say it do what the rest of us is doing go to the BOE and complain!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2008

I can totally relate to what people are saying about the lunch crew screaming and yelling at the children and making them have too many quit lunches. I have seen this happen every time I went into the school for any reason. My daughter came to this school last year from TN and went from being an outgoing eager beaver to go to school to coming home every day only to tell me how much she hates school now and wants to move back to TN. She complains about the lunch crew, too much homework, no breaks at school, no outdoor play, too strict rules and getting picked on by other classmates and no one (teachers or counselors) stepping in to take action against those they see doing things to her. I am concidering home schooling her until she is able to go to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

When the district lines were changed last year my son got stuck at this school. It was NOT a good change. He went from being a straight A student to struggling. Also he went from being a good citizen every month to being a child who came home everynight to tell me he hated school, it broke my heart. I have never in the past 6 years had to go to school to talk to the principal and this year had to go in/call 3 seperate times. I agree w/ previous comments that the principal was very rude and uncaring towards our issues. The staff who oversees the lunchroom have no tolarance for children and are very quik to declare silent lunches several times a week, which is one of the few times children get to socialize w/ eachother throughout the day. We were not impressed w/ this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I have 2 children who both attend/attended BGE. The staff is not the big problem. I beleive it all boils down to the leadership. The princpal is not the most kind individual and the office personell are rude. They have unqualifed teachers instructing classes and they have moved my daughter 4 time this past year due to the instructor problem. Which caused her some problems.I hope no one has to deal with the problems we have had. The librarian is great and some of the other teachers. Luckily they got rid of one of the really bad apple teachers. I think the princeple runs the place which is not her job. She is rude and just kind of nods her head when you are speaking with her. Choose another school if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Button Gwinnett rocks! My children are educated in a safe, structured school where learning comes first. Great job principal and staff.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

88 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

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 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
60%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 37%
White 29% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mary Guiendon
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  • (912) 876-0256

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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635 Taylor Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313
Phone: (912) 876-0146

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