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Matilda Harris Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 18, 2014

This school is amazing.. My son started in 2nd and is now in 5th! We have had wonderful teachers and the staff is wonderful... They will go above and beyond for you. Now my youngest is in K and we love it even more. They open the doors for us parents and we feel involved! And he needed a little extra help and they have gone above and beyond for him! We will miss this school when we move I sure hope the next school is just as good but I doubt it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

My son started this school in Pre-K, and is now in Kindergarten. I absolutely love it. The teachers have always been easy to communicate with. They have very high standards, and those standards not only helped my son learn to read, but also enter the accelerated reader program. The teachers and staff have always made sure to make their expectations known as well, and as a parent, I find that helpful. The school itself is very clean, well taken care of, and is a very welcoming type of learning environment. My son loves it. The staff in general is also very friendly and respectful, and I appreciate that they know who I am and who my son is. Also, if we've had to send another family member to pick up my son, they don't just release him. They've made sure to check IDs and the list we provided of approved people allowed to pick him up. Overall, it's a pleasant environment to be in, and as a parent, I enjoy going to school activities. My only (minor) complaint is regarding the school policy that does not allow siblings in the building. As a stay at home mom, it makes it harder to volunteer and attend class parties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

This is a great school. My son just finished 1st grade here and my daughter finished pre-k. They both loved their teachers and have enjoyed their school year. My son also attended pre-k and kindergarten here as well. We've never had a problem here. The staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

Great school if you have a typical child. If your child is anywhere in the ASD I would look elsewhere! We are a military family who moved here to be close to the base, had we known all of the problems we would have trying to get our child the services he needs at school, we would have moved 3 miles down the road to FL. I love the teachers, the new principal is great too, they all really care about the kids and it shows. I just wish they had the funding they needed to get a good special ed program in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2012

This school claims to be the best in the area, yet really needs to reconsider only striving to providefor it's athletes. If your child is in gifted, or needs to be- there are only 2 teachers for the NINE elementary schools and it takes a YEAR to be tested to put into the program because the school won't dole out responsibility of the tests. In addition, the schools in Camden County receive money for (each of) the majority of the student body, since it consists of enlisted dependent's children. (Military area/base) Yet claim there is "no budget" for the gifted program. If there is no budget, then why are there 20 something football coaches employed at the HS? The HS football students have their own nutritionist & are bussed to & from practices. BUT, there are only TWO gifted teachers for 9 schools. Does that sound off to anyone else? The schools seems to me to be shuffling their feet, providing free breakfast to the entire county, cutting money where it shouldn't be cut from. If you send your child to any of the Camden County Public Schools, beware of this problem beforehand. I wish I would've known, we'd have moved to FL instead... There are also no field trips at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

Nothing but problems since my child started! Everybody Says they are trying but aren't actually DOING anything! Can't wait to get out of this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

The teachers are not fair when it comes to discipline. If a black child picks on a white child or a overweight child picks on a skinny child they do nothing to that child for fear of what their parents will say. On the other hand the child getting picked on gets in trouble if they try to defend theirself and will not be allowed to tell the child or vice principal what really happened. I think in this day and age we should all be treated the same. Not get away with stuff because of our skin color or weight. MHES should be ashamed!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

We are very unhappy with this school. We have had nothing but problems and no one wants to help resolve them. We can't wait to move to get out of this ditrict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Very wonderful staff. Principals are very friendly and helpful. The teachers are great. My daughter was reading 8th grade level books in 4th grade! I agree, MHES is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

MHES is the best school in the area! My daughter completed the second grade this year and had an excellent experience. The staff is amazing they work so hard to make sure each and every child succeeds and is empowered. Mrs. Clark is an amazing teacher and her class shined because of it. The Administration is always available and makes each day a pleasure at this school. We love MHES and will remain in this neighborhood until each of our children has graduated from MHES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I honestly have nothing good to say about this school. I have had nothing but problems from the get go. Due to all the issues I've had here, I may just homeschool my son next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I cannot say enough good things about MHES. My daughter loves this school and has had an awesome teacher every year she has attended. The pricipals are great and very involved. I feel that it is one of the best schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

We transferred here and have loved the school. My son started in the middle of 1st grade and forgot his old teachers name within a week. He loves school. He is now going into 3rd and can't wait.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

My child has ADHD and everyone has been great. The communication between parent and teacher could not be better. Everyone wants to see your child excel and really go out of their way to see that it happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

Excellent school! We transferred last year. My child's new school is Ok, but not as put together as MHE. I keep comparing everything to GA schools. I don't have enuough room to talk about how wonderful the teachers and the teaching is. Thank You MHE for giving my child a good foundation to start her education! Bravo MHE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

I really like the idea that the teachers are so involved with their students. They care about the students and how they excel in school. I know myself as a parent of 3 elementary school kids, feel very comfortable going to the teachers if my kids have any problems. The Principal and Asst. Principal are also very involved with their students as well. Matilda Harris is one of the best schools my kids have attended.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

78 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

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 94% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
88%
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 61% 44%
Black 19% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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