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Gum Springs Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted September 3, 2013

My 2 boys have had a wonderful experience at Gum Springs Elementary. They are learning at an incredible rate and every day when I pick them up they say that "it was the best day ever". That's a great feeling. They feel comfortable with their teachers and love to be at school. I have had one very small issue with another student and the administration were extremely responsive and aware of the issue, resolving it in 1 day. Principal, administrators and many teachers know my children by name and have a relationship with them. I could not be happier with this school and I feel confident bragging about it. Kudos to the Gum Springs team!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

We came from Gwinnett County, where our kids were considered just another number. After moving here, my kids fit in great and started making friends instantly. My kids love their teachers, and their teachers make learning fun and exciting. I would definitely recommend Gum Springs to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

This school is amazing! We moved from one of the best school districts in GA so we were very concerned with the new school, but we have been blown away by the level of high standards this school keeps! Our sons have thrived in the past two years and are always happy with going to school. The PTO has lots of parent involvement and the teachers make it very easy to get feedback on how your child is doing. I can't say enough about how much we LOVE Gum Springs!!!
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Posted July 22, 2011

Excellent school! They really focus on developing character and academics. We have been very happy with the teachers and staff.
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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

116 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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

132 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

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 90% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

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 94% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
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 86% 44%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Gum Springs Church Rd
Jefferson, GA 30549
Phone: (706) 654-5580

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