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Joseph Martin Elementary School

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Posted April 19, 2014

Joseph Martin has knowledgable caring teachers who work very hard to make sure that every student succeeds. They have a very diverse population of students ranging from special needs, ELL, economically disadvantaged, homeless, etc. It is a very challenging array of students to bring up to grade level for the over-rated CRCT Test. I find it sad that our students abilities are graded by one test, and even worse that our teachers effectiveness is judged by the results of the same one test. We've become a test society & forgotten that creativity, innovation, and social growth are much more important than a standardized test score. The administrators & teachers of JME strive to meet the many requirements put on them by the local board of education as well as the state. My son has been well prepared & pushed to reach his full potential all 4 years he has attended. I highly & confidently recommend JME to other families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2013

My daughter has attended this school since she was in kindergarten. I have had great experiences with this school up until last year.I felt the teacher was not very friendly to her and I almost took her out of the school. Every day she would come home and tell me how she treated my baby. I was not very fund of this 2nd grade teacher,Hopefully this year will be better. I do recommend this school to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

This is a Great school with wonderful teachers and an excellent learning environment. Would highly recommend to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

teachers are not as involved with the parents as I think that they should be. We moved here not that long ago, where we came from the teachers worked one on one with the parents of each child and they were friendly, warm and welcoming. I definately do not feel as comfortable here as I did at the kid's old school. I was so comfortable, I volunteered in classrooms once a week, was classroom Mom, put together class events, chaperoned every field trip and helped with festivals and fund raising. I just do not feel that welcome here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

There is not a singlr employee at the school that doesn't take an active interest in how the kids are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

My daugter has attended Joseph Martin since the 1st grade. She will be going to Middle school next year. I must say that this school has some of the best teachers and faculty you will ever want to meet. I absolutely love this school and wish it was K-8. My youngest is still there in 1st grade. I hope she has the same wonderful teachers my oldest child had. Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

wonderful school with great programs to help children learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

I'm very happy with this school. A huge change from the one my son attended last year. His teacher is great! My son loves it, says it's fun, and is excelling in all academics. The teachers and staff encourage parent involvment and seem enthusiasic about their jobs, which rubs off on the attitudes of the students. A great place to learn, grow, and be a kid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

I would like to say that I have had one child go to this school and move on to a local middle school and I have one child who still attends Joseph Martin. They have excellent teachers at this school (at all levels). Most of the teachers are dedicated to the students and giving a high value education. They are really motivated and have high competition with regards to educating the children. Of the individual problems (that occur when you have children), I have to say, from the Principal to the Teacher, that the response was great. They have an open door policy that I love as a parent. I have had to be there on several accounts and found that any concerns were address properly. The children are focused on grades, reading points and general learning which impressed me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

My child attended Joseph Martin Elementary for the '04-'05 school session. This school offered gifted classes for those children who need a more challenging education. My 5th grader had 3 teachers who offered creative assignments to both challenge and interest my child. This school also has the accelerated readers program. Music was offered through either joining the chorus or playing the recorder. I know sports was available, but my daughter didn't participate. I don't recall what was offered. I recommend this as a good 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

92 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 88% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

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 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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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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 48% 37%
White 34% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mary Sue Tolley
Fax number
  • (912) 368-5449

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1000 Joseph Martin Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313
Phone: (912) 368-3114

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