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Sam D. Panter Elementary School

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Posted December 10, 2013

I am a former student , of Panter . I absolutely loved this school , for every year I went , I didn't like my 3rd grade teacher but she's gone now . This school was amazin I I hated leaving there ! I had a good relationship with most of my teachers every year but 3rd & 4th . I absolutely lived Mrs. Schramm (2nd grade teacher and Mrs. Pendley (guidance counselour) ! They were amazing ! The staff is also wonderful . They focus on learning and being in task . I loved going to school everyday , & looked forward to seeing my friends , & teachers . They were all such a blessing and a huge impact on my life ! In kindergarten I had : mrs. Norman & mrs . Kocopi ,1st I had mrs.ragsdal, 2nd Schramm, 3rd mrs.kelly, 4th mrs . Gibson ,5th mrs . Miller <3 ~ Cheyenne V. !


Posted January 27, 2011

Great school. With the exception of my daughters 3rd grade teacher who now teaches 5th grade, the teachers are WONDERFUL! My daughter LOVES going to school this year thanks to a SUPERB 4th grade teacher who makes the kids want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

What has happened to the morral at our school ? Could it be the leadership or lack there of ??? Maybe our new principle should take some PR and management classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

the school itself is not too bad. But, the whole time my son went there, the parents of the students were weird, wouldn't speak and just overall uninvolved. Coming from Alabama, its hard to go into a school where people are not friendly. Other than that and a bad 5th grade teacher, all was good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

Proud Panter Parent! I have 1 child in Panter now and 1 that will be starting in the fall of 08. We love the staff from the principle to the assistants. The music, art, PE, media center, and even Ms. Penley's (Guidance Counselor) safety, etc. sessions have left a positive impression on my child. Mr. Denise, the principle, keeps the parents up-to-date via newsletters and the entire school staff is friendly and helpful. We especially love Ms. Willingham, 2nd grade teacher. Thank you all for giving our children such a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I have one child that attends Panter. I love this school. Everyone from the Prinicipal to the staff are great. The PTA is wonderful. I think it is the parents that need to get involved though. Had a PTA meeting tonight and there were about 3 parents there. That is sad on the parents part.


Posted March 20, 2008

I have 2 children who attend Panter & have been extremely pleased. Mr. Dennis is wonderful as is his office staff. We have been very lucky in the fact that our children have had great teachers. I would like to say that I think the PTA is doing a fine job considering each one of the board members are new this year & have no prior experience. Such a role takes time to perfect if there is such a thing. The meetings this year have been monthly (with the exception of Nov & January) which I like & is much improvement to the 4 meetings we had last school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

I'm a Panter Parent and I have nothing bad to say about this school at all and believe me I've been looking. My child enjoys his teacher and I see progress on a daily basis with his development. I appreciate Mr. Dennis' staff always going out of their way to assist the children. However, I would like to see improvement in the PTA. The meetings are not regular and the communication needs much improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

We love Panter! We are a school choice family and couldn't imagine our son at any other school. Principle Dennis and his entire staff, both administrative and teaching are outstanding! This is our 4th year as proud Panter Parents. There are only 2 areas that we feel could be improved on since the rezoning that took place last school year. The first being Extracurricular Activities. The 2005-2006 school year had very few. The year(s) prior had parents night out, after school movies, dances, etc...we miss those things. Also, Parent Involvment seems to be down. We have a wonderful PTA, but the school needs the help of every parent in order to be successful. Although all the teachers at Panter are 'top of their game' Mrs. Norman was the best Kindergarten teacher. She and Ms. Ellington gave our children an incredible foundation. Hats off to you Panter-keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

My daughter is in her second year at Panter Elementary. The front office staff is wonderful and call you by name. The school is always spotless and clean. The playground is nice and well equipped. The cafeteria staff are always friendly and the food is tasty. There has always been great communications with her teachers. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is my second year as a parent of a child attending this school. I had a hard time with my daughter last year wanting to come home. She cried, wouldn't get out the car, and just made every morning unbearable. The help that I got from the staff to get both of us through this was remarkable. This school year has been amazing! She is like a different person and I feel that I owe all the credit to the staff. Mrs. Kirby was her kindergarten teacher last year and she is by far on the top of my list for her teaching qualitites. It takes compassion and patience to do what they have to do everyday. I was blessed again this year with Mrs. Atcheson. I konw that she is going to be an A+ teacher as well. All the teachers are exceptional and I would have been comfortable with anyone that my child would have gotten. Great job teachers! Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2003

My son just started his 5th grade year at Panter Elementary. My daughter is in the 3rd grade. Our whole family loves Panter and the staff. When I walk into the school, I feel like I am back in elementary school. It reminds me of the school that I went to back in the 70's. Every one is friendly down to the janitors. The teachers are excellent. My children have been very blessed that in this public school they have had outstanding teachers who not only teach, but nurture.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
68%
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
White 71% 44%
Black 15% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Priscilla D Smith
Fax number
  • (770) 222-9775

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190 Panter School Rd
Hiram, GA 30141
Phone: (770) 443-4303

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