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Oglethorpe County Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 506 students

 

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Posted November 19, 2010

this school has no organization....school started in aug....they did not get their adgenda until nov....what does this say??? so my son has had problems with his homework assignments...i relize that it is hard for the teachers to pay attention to every student, but when my son was in the primary school when i emailed th teacher i got a response back. when my on was having behavior problems i was notifyed that day not when it was time for parent teacher conferences....this school has problems with communiction....this is what i think will solve alot of this schools problems...i hope that next year is alot better than this year....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Because the teachers are more than great and they really do care for each student! I love the way they teach and handle the problems(good and bad). The front desk is very nice and always has a smile! I believe that the teachers and staff are what make a great school and we by far have that!And my 9 yr old has been to 2 elem. and he said this is the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I enjoy coming to work at OCES! We have a great staff, interesting kids and parents who work with us to insure their children get a great education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2009

We have been pleased with the elementary school. They have an exceptional gifted teacher and many other excellent teachers! They want to involve the parents as much as possible. The school is very clean and well kept. My daughter has accomplished many goals at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

They are more concerned with covering up problems and complaints then solving them. It is a very poor school with low test scores and high failure rates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Freindly and quaint in a nutshell, OCES keeps the best interest of students at heart. Despite the reputation wars between counties and their respective schools in the Athens area, Oglethorpe County Primary and Elementary Schools have proven to be absolutely outstanding. I have guided a military family through many, many moves and various schools for the last 14 years. These schools were comparatively exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 88% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
79%
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

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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 72% 44%
Black 19% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Katie Coyne
Fax number
  • (706) 743-3092

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Gymnastics
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