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Unity Grove Elementary School

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 4, 2014

UGE is a family. The staff works together to meet the needs of the students. They truly care about each and want the best for each other. Each grade level plans together to make sure students are getting the best education possible. Ms. Wilson supports our faculty with a gentle hand. She expects us to do our job, but doesn't make us all do the same thing. She understands different students need different things. I have worked with Ms. Wilson for over 15 years and would not want to work under any other leader!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2014

I absolutely love being a part of the family at UGE. Not only is the staff a big family, but we love our UGE students and parents. We have great support from them and the community. I have two children who also attend UGE. They are extremely happy there as well. Leadership is outstanding!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 27, 2014

We love our students and their families and do all in our power to ensure the success of EACH student!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2013

All I have to say is that my 3 kids have gone to that school since kindergarten. First off let me just say for the record that they are not white and have never been mistreated or neglected. The staff is caring and attentive. The school makes every effort for parents to get involved and to get to know not only the students but the parents as well. My youngest daughter still attends the school and loves it. The staffs goes above and beyond to take care of all the children and communication with them is easy; not only that the school website has a lot of information and unlike some schools have the faculty emails so you can contact them without going to the school. The teachers, especially Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Fitz are awesome. Academically they do everything to help kids surpass their goals and achievements, from having advanced placement classes to extra assistance if a child needs it. Over all I rate it a 5 star school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

Excellent school with teachers that care about each child's development. The principals are very good and the staff is involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

This school is not a good school for people of color.The long car riders line is a joke. This school is real is a hot mess. Do not let people fool you that this is a good school. That is a code they use. Beware of this school! I was very disappointed in this school the way they treat kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2011

Unity Grove is an AMAZING school. I read the last posts, before you parents disagree, why don't you look at the REAL problem...it has NOTHING to do with the teachers but, everything to do with the GPS(Georgia Preformance Standards) We have amazing teachers that work extremely hard. It is not the fault of the teachers but of the fault of taking the fun out of teaching. Every teacher at Unity Grove LOVES each and every child as if they were their own. Do you really think paper work is fun?? Before it was "teach the way the child learns" Now it is "whatever, if they don't get it, you need to move on" post this standard..that standard...do this, do that" Teacher's are under so much stress, it is impossible at times to keep up. We feel like robots. So, instead of harshly degrading our amazing staff, why don't you look "outside the box" There is NOT one staff member that does not love our children! We try and try hard, as for a staff member being rude...please tell your story, there is always two sides to every story then there is the truth.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2010

This is our first year at UGE and I have not been impressed at all. In fact, I feel quite deceived. At open house the staff was nice and courteous, but how that changed since the first day of school. Teachers and administrators are rude and do very little to rectify any situation. School is over-crowded and student to teacher ratio is ridiculous. We have other schools in the same city that have very low enrollment. This rezoning was one of the decisions made by the BOE that I will never understand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My children have been going there for 3 years now.. They have been struggling they go from one subject to another before the first one is mastered, or even understood. The teachers are rude and so is the office staff. The staff and the parents act as though they above you. I can not wait until my children can go to an accepting school. The staff and parents make it hard to get involved and volunteer to help. I'm very dissatisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My son has been going to Unity Grove for 4 years now and we love it!! His Third grade teacher Mrs. Roberson is the bomb. My son will have to agree. Im excited for my younger son to start next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My grandaughter has been at this school for two years and they have taught her so much. She scored in the 99 percent in the nation on her test scores and is doing fantastic. We couldn't be more pleased.


Posted April 23, 2008

Thank God for rezoning. My daughter attended Unity Grove her Kindergarten and 1st grade year before she was rezoned to New Hope. As an involved parent it is very difficult to deal with rude/nasty teachers and office staff. There was not enough diversity in the school during the time my daughter was there and it really showed. I would like to think it has changed but from what I hear there seems to be a lot of prejudice in that school and it is something I don't want my daughter to be apart of. On a happy note, New Hope rocks!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

My son has attended Unity Grove Elementary since Kindergarten and he is currently in 4th Grade there. Each year he has had Excellant Teachers. The Parent/Teacher inteaction has been outstanding, I feel very much involved with every grade and every class. Keep up the GREAT work Unity Grove!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Unity Grove is the best school that I have ever been a part of. The staff is excellent and the leadership of our administration is outstanding! Most parents are supportative and appreciative. Also, the majority of our students enjoy learning and make being a teacher an enjoyable job. Thanks, Unity Grove for an awesome 5 years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2006

My daughter will be going to the 2nd grade this year. She has attended Unity Grove since her 1st day of Kindergarten. I have been very pleased with the staff and she has had a great learning experience thus far. Keep up the good work Unity Grove!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

I thoroughly enjoyed substituting for Unity Grove Elementary school. The teachers were all nice and helpful. The students were well behaved and seemed well educated. I look forward to teaching there again.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 19, 2005

We have been very pleased with the staff at Unity Grove. Our child is getting a great education and he loves school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

i think this school is great. we came from BUTTS county which is the worst shool system .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

The kids don't want to go to school & the parents don't want to deal with it. My child has been able to keep up an 'A' average, but it's all his own doing. He has been given no support or recognition for his hard work. Two more months and we're outta here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2005

Discourteous staff. Unity Grove has the lowest 2005 attendance rating in Henry County.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

100 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 88% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
78%
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 76% 44%
Black 15% 37%
Hispanic 5% 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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Locust Grove, GA 30248
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