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Gilbert Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

Gilbert is the worst school. Every thay put almost put my child in the wrong car 4 times and I had the car rider tag hanging up to I had to literly yell at one teacher to let her know that she was puting my child in the wrong car. Last week I had a teacher fuss with me that I was not my child's parent when I walk past that same teacher twice a day. Gilbert defiantly don't have thar things in order. And my child is geting transfers asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

So sad to see the new report card rating about Gilbert. Such poor leadership with that principal. When I pick my kid up and go in the school I never see the principal and when I do he never smiles or talks to anybody. The school has definitely gone down the last 2 years and these scores prove that! Our kids deserve better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

The greatest place to work. Great teachers, Principals, Office staff, cafeteria ladies, and the greatest people who keep our school shining.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2009

Gilbert Elementary School has the most dedicated staff in the state. The students come to school with a desire to learn and the teachers encourage this and make sure that their experiences are positive. There is no other school that compares. The collaboration is ever-present and so very effective. The sense of family is second to none. Gilbert is truly the educational setting that rests on the cutting edge in all areas.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2009

Gilbert is more than a school. It is a family. The school has been around since 1994, but it looks brand new. The school has been blessed with great teachers and long line of awesome administrators. The current principal is Brad Hayes. He is a positive role model for our young people. I rank Gilbert a the top of the list in Georgia. You always feel welcomed at Gilbert. I love being apart of the Gilbert family.


Posted June 30, 2007

Resources are very tight at our school. Parents must pick up the slack and provide what the school simply cannot afford. no one where I live would complain about that though. we all do the best we can for all the children and hope for better times in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

I dont no much about the school but my son said it was a good school and the teacher Quality was #5 and Mindy Poindexter was a good Tercher. Keep up the good work.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

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 94% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
80%
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%
Black 4% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 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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  • Matt Harris
Fax number
  • (706) 638-0122

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87 S Burnt Mill Rd
La Fayette, GA 30728
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