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Waldo Pafford Elementary School

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Posted February 27, 2014

My daughter has attended this school since Kindergarten, and even though I wasn't too thrilled about her Kindergarten teacher (I was leaving the Army and we arrived near the end of the school year)...Her first grade teacher is EXCELLENT! If you ever have a child in Mrs. Candance Hankins class, be super excited! She is an amazing teacher who makes learning fun, super easy, and exciting! I love her so much and wish she would teach my child next year. I've never had any issues with anyone in the front office or anyone else. The staff, Nurse (I love her too!), and school counselor are all very friendly and extremely helpful with whatever issue you or your child are having. The only thing I wish they offered was more after school activities...but other than that the school is beautiful, the staff are amazing, and my child loves attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

My son has been attending this school since kinder. He will be in 4th grade come August 2013. I am a very meticulous mom. Waldo Pafford has never dissapointed me nor my husband in any way. The Admin, Staff, The principal, Teacher aids, School Nurse, Cafeteria staff, Custodians and The WONDERFUL teachers that my son (students) deal with everday are as my son puts it...THE BEST! We have been wanting to move somehere else, My reason for not wanting to move is not knowing what the other school has for my son. Overall. OUTSTANDINGl
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

i have been going to this school since kindergarden im in the 5th grade now i was supposed to switch schools but i begged my mom to stay because i would miss my friends and my three favorite teachers ms.harvey,ms.carter,and my current teacher mrs.gamble these three teachers helped me get where i am today so thank all of you!!!


Posted February 27, 2010

my son attended this school for 2yrs & it has been by far one of the best he has ever gone to. he was pretty far behind when we moved to ga but the teachers worked hard to help him catch up - i did have issues with his eip teacher which were never resolved but the school overall & the other teachers as well dr cottom are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

My son attends this school. The teachers are very good and the staff at the school is caring and intersted in what goes on with your child. I have had a few issues, but with communication those issues were resolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My grandaughter goes to this school. The teachers are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

I love this school. It is great. My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten and now he is in the 4th grade. It was an easy transition from his other school in TN. The teachers are great and are concerned greatly about your child's education. The school is well ran and constantly keep the parents involve in the child's education. Mrs. Cottom is an excellent principal. Hate to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

We loved this school! My daughter was there from 2nd to 5th and my son from K-2nd. All of the faculty were very friendly. They had a great reaing program and the teachers made a huge effort to get the kids excited about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

Its a great school, but I am having issues with dicipline
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I really would like to say I really love this school the teachers there are great. My daughter Cheyenne has been going to this school every since she was in the 3rd grade. She had some wonderful teacher who cared about her needs and wanted her to learn as much as she could. The teachers are Mrs. Gulliume, Mrs. Howard, and now Mrs. A West they are great teachers and I want them to know I appreciate what they have done for my daughter. She is more confident in her work and she applies what she learn in class to things in her everyday life. I just wanted to say Thank You.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

I think Waldo Pafford is a great school. I was very pleased when I went there. Mrs. Alexander was my teacher and she was so nice. She also has great teaching skills. She tought me how to read. I wish all teachers could be like her. All of the teachers are really involved and that is what makes a good school. Waldo Pafford is a great place to go to school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2004

As a parent and former employee of this school, I am extremely pleased with the quality of education at WPE. This quality stems directly from the strong administrative staff - Ms. Cottom, Mr. Cox, and Mrs. Snell. Their leadership provides the teachers with the direction and opportunity to do the very best they can to educate our children. My child loves the teachers she's had since 2000 because she knows they truly care about her, not only as a student, but they also know her personally and want her to well in all aspects of her life. I appreciate and applaud these teachers for their efforts. Keep up the great work Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

My children have been attending Waldo Pafford for 5 years now and I love the school. The staff and teachers are so nice. Everybody knows everyone and it really feels like family. My son has had some of the best teachers since he has been there. I would like to mention thier names Mrs Addie you are a wonderful teacher so funny and so very nice. Mrs R. Flemming you are a true gift to the students. You always have a smile one your face and my son really cares for you. Mrs. Dasher you are also a great teacher my son loves your attention and patience. I would also like to add the extra activities i.e( school dances, and mathathon and numberous other activities) are always fun and exciting. Bravo WPE!
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

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 90% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%

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

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 47% 37%
White 30% 44%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Sonia Bacon
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  • (912) 877-5249

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2550 15th St
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