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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School

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Posted May 2, 2014

My school is Berta Weathersbee in Lagrange, Ga. As a parent, I can state adamantly that Berta has the best environment and the most positive staff to encourage learning. My daughter loves to go to school everyday, which is rare. There is always something for them to look forward to which also creates a magnetic atmosphere that drives the students to want to go to school. As a team this school has got what it takes. Teachers all around the world need to be paid a lot more, and I definitely can say that about the teachers at Berta deserve a raise. Hopefully, our legislature will get this message one day. They are shaping our future leaders, you know. Good job Berta.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

I am very pleased with the overall performance of Berta and its staff. My daughter has found a great comfort zone in which i think has helped her to maintain the excellent grades that she has. It is so hard these days to keep our kids focused, but Berta offers great involvement for those that keep their grades up. They are able to assist the honor society after school or even given the opportunity to join the girlscouts. My work schedule sometimes limits my involvement, but there is always a friendly voice in the office that I can call for information. Thanks Berta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

I think Berta is the best school I could have ever put my daughetr in. There they have very friendly teachers and staff members. My daughter LOVES going every day. Some afternoons I can't get her to leave. She is reading now and her teacher is as excited as I was. She treates all of the children in the class as her own. All the teachers love the children and do everything they can to help them better themselves and go up to be the best they can be. 'The best truely do come from Berta'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

My child is in Kindergarten at Berta and has had a wonderful experience. The teachers and staff at her school are professional and kind and she is reading beautifully! The best are at Berta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

I have had 2 children to attend Berta. Both of them thrived academically and socially. The teachers at all grade levels worked extremely hard to provide many extra cirrulcular activities such as chorus, musicals,plays, academic team, student council, garden club,Spend the Night at Berta, and early morning math enrichment, which they still fondly remember. The principal sets the climate of the school by making it a child-centered school. The teachers spend lots of extra time helping students both during and outside of class. Many teachers even partnered with a local church one year to start an AWANA Bible study for neighborhood children.
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Posted March 13, 2004

Berta's motto is the Best Are At Berta and this is absolutely true! The principal, teachers, staff, and students are absolutely fantastic. I couldn't ask for a better school and would not want my children to attend any other school!
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
77%
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
Black 70% 37%
White 21% 44%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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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  • Lorraine T. Jackson
Fax number
  • (706) 883-1573

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Lagrange, GA 30240
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