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Tate Elementary School

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Posted September 10, 2012

I have had 3 children at this school over the years and have mixed feelings about it. I fell like they do try to help the kids that are struggling to some degree, but there is a real lack of interest in the gifted program. It is pretty much non-existent. My gifted child met once a month in 5th grade and played games. That is NOT a gifted program! That child also felt like they were behind the kids from the other elementary schools when they got to the gifted program and honors classes in middle school. I had one child that was struggling and rather than make accommodations for the child, they said they didn t have the time for that with the demands of the other kids. This child has always scored average or above on all standardized testing, but they wanted to lower the level of work they were getting. It also appears sometimes that if you are not from a certain neighborhood, then you really do not have a voice. I use to love this school, but I feel like the quality of the learning and the willingness of the teachers has gone down over the last 5 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I am so very pleased with the education that my children are getting at Tate.All of the staff are just wonderful. my kids were homeschooled and this is their first year at Tate. everyone has just welcomed them and made them part of the tate family. Thank you everyone.
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Posted February 4, 2008

Tate is a great school! The teachers and staff are like family to the children. The principal knows each child by name, and many of the parents. It has a warm, close feel to it. My son has had a wonderful educational experience for the past 2-1/2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I truly feel that my children are getting the best education possible at Tate. I love the history of the school and the friendly and caring staff that makes you feel 'at home' as soon as you walk through the door. I'm impressed by the quality of teachers and that the staff makes an effort to get to know the parents. I think the 'First Day' ceremony is the greatest idea. Parents are allowed to go to school with their children on the first day. The children and the parents get to hear from the teachers exactly what the expectations of the children will be at the same time. Tate is the only school in the county that is doing this. It is a great way to start the school off being INVOLVED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

Tate has been a sheer joy for my son and my family. The quality of teachers and the terrific emphasis on reading have caused a positive improvement in my sons grades and love of learning.
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Posted January 24, 2005

My child has been attending Tate Primary for 4 years now. I believe he has had a tremendous jump on other kids from other districs due to class size and programs offered. He aslo attends after school classes and has some help from the teachers there with homework. The school is wonderful and I have decided not move due to his liking and learning from this particular school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

This is a school focused on academics and NOT play time. Children are encouraged to strive for excellence in learning. They are provided a friendly learning environment that encourages free thought and expression. The teachers are open and friendly and the faculty is quick to communicate with parents. The principal staff shows exceptional leadership as well as a caring attitude. I was impressed by their ability to remember each and every child s name. The school itself is beautiful and a perfect setting for a child to achieve their full learning potential. Classical music is played over the speaker in the halls. This has been scientifically proven to encourage learning ability. We highly recommend this school to anyone interested in the academic achievement of their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

As a parent of three children one of the first things I figured out about them is children don't sit still for long periods of time, they talk all the time, and get boared very easy. We need to give them more time to excersise their bodies too. Excersise makes it easier to learn, makes your body healthier (missing less school) and I believe the children could sit and listen better if the were given more play time. Recess at 2:00 when school is at the end of the day is not gonna help. I also think that it is wrong to deny the whole class recess because a few children have misbehaved. I believe the children would behave better if they weren't in a chair all day.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
66%
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
White 90% 44%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 37%
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
  • Deborah Longshore
Fax number
  • (706) 253-1865

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