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Bay Creek Elementary School

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Posted January 20, 2014

Bay Creek Elementary is the best school imaginable! It is one of the safest schools out there with all doors locked and controlled by a code. The staff is fabulous. I was a student there from K-2 while it was LPS and from 4-5 when they made the transition to a full elementary school. I was a gifted student and was always challenged in my regular class as well as FOCUS. However I feel that the other children in my class were so behind ,particularly in math and we had to do a lot of review. We were doing multiplication tables in 5th grade when we should have learned that in 3rd! I do feel our teachers did their very best and I am so privileged to intern there. Some teachers that are great are Broome, Sirmans, Schmidt, Davis, Proto, Larson, Mitchell and Goodman. There are still many more like the parapros, sorry I couldn't get to all of the fantastic teachers. Also I have always felt that the principal, Dr. Strawbridge was always fair and firm with her discipline and does a great job keeping the school running smoothly. Bay Creek is simply the best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2010

The teachers, staff and parents seem to be dedicated to providing the best education for the students.


Posted June 2, 2009

My children have been part of BCES the last 2 years. Although most of the teachers are good at what they do, I believe a lot of bullying goes on that is, for the most part, either unnoticed or ignored. I believe the teachers are under a lot of pressure to maintain their 'high' teaching standards, and just don't have time to take notice of the bullying going on right under their noses. I also feel like a lot of discipline issues are ignored. There's a lot of theft (I can't count how many things I have had to replace that were stolen from my childrens' desks. More attention needs to be paid to both theft and bullying. Going up the chain of command did nothing for me. It seemed there were more important issues on minds than the theft & bullying that are occurring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

i love this school is the best school that my daughter has ever gone too i am so proud of the teacher she has this year mrs proto is wonderful teacher always understanding and so good with the children i am so happy to have her i wished every teacher did what she does take time out with the children and the parents i love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

My granddaughter is a student in Broome/Sermon's kindergarten class, and she is always excited about school. She is learning sooo much. What a great school!


Posted May 10, 2008

Outstanding. The school has met the needs of all my children attending there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

I have been over all very pleased with the school. My child's teachers have been outstanding through the years. The school is an inviting and safe environment. However, the princial leaves a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

My child loves to go to school everyday. I have not had any issues with the teachers or staff. I feel my child is safe when he is at LPS! The teachers are loving and very knowledgeable in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

The teachers at LPS are great. Also my child is very bright and they didn't challenge her in any way. When I questioned it they said be happy she's smart and that she would have to be patient until the other kids caught up to her. She was hindered in her learning, and I even asked for extra work to be given to her and they wouldn't do that either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

My son has is in the 2nd grade now and I absolutely love his teacher. She has listened to me and helped my son any way she can. My son is very bright and has been tested for the gifted program, but did not pass one section. The school is doing wonderful things for the slower learning children but for the other brighter students they are not doing anything. The No child left behind act is hurting my child that is brighter and does not need the intersession. He is not being challenged and he says he is bored all day because the work is too easy for him. The administration is very helpful to a point, but they can only do so much, before you have to contact the board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

Loganville Primary is a wonderful place for students to learn and grow. Our daily focus is on learning. Teachers work relentlessly to insure the very best for every single student. The administration supports teachers, parents and students in all endeavors to promote the very best for our school. I have throroughly enjoyed the opportunity of joining this caring and supportive faculty this year. It's easy to see why Loganville Primary School is 'Simply the Best'!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 9, 2005

I've had two children 'graduate' from LPS and they were extremely prepared to go to 3rd grade and up. Both have been placed in the FOCUS (gifted) program, thanks to an excellent teaching and learning environment. Keep up the good work. We have many friends whose children will be attending LPS in the future. Greg
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

I am a teacher at Loganville Primary. This is my first year there. I am extremely pleased with the staff, principal, administration, etc. I have read the reviews and I am disappointed that some people feel the way they do. Our classes were transferred from the elementary school to the primary school this year. Everyone has made us feel welcome; been very helpful and made the transition a very smooth one. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the LPS team. As our slogan says, 'We are simply the best'! I live in a different county than Walton and the drive is certainly worth it. I enjoy coming to work each day. Sometimes, we all need to be reminded how much pressure teachers have these days with the No Child Left Behind and amount of testing they and their students must endure.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 7, 2005

I have a child in 1st grade at LPS. I believe all the teachers are professional and have the childen's best interest at heart. The school is one of the best and is why we moved to Loganville. The students are challenged to succeed and are supported by administration and teachers. I also have a child at LES, who attended LPS last year in 2nd grade. She too had a great year and is doing well in third grade because of the teacher she had in 2nd grade as well as in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

Loganville Primary we where told was an exellent school but we have found the teachers and principal uncooperative. Our son is internationally adopted and behind and is in the Early intervention program but was not excelling. They tested him for a learning disability and found none. The worst part is they hide behind all regulations 60+ days to test. The test was inconclusive so no recommendations. Our son in first grade had a 35 in math at the 4.5 week point in the second quarter and the teacher did not ask for a conference said it was no problem we should know how he was doing. In the meeting we thought they would say we will encourage him, redirect, sit front of class anything! No nothing change classes new teacher so they are not aggressive to help your child if they have problems. We are seeking a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My daughter attended Loganville Primary last year when she was in the first grade. I really loved her teacher, she helped my child so much and I really appreciate it. This year although it is a new year. I already can say that I don't like her teacher. When you talk to her she just stares at you like you are stupid and she has no people skills at all. Because of the teacher and how she makes my child feel, I will be transfering my child to another school this early in the year and I will also have a talk with the board or whomever I need to about this teacher. Other than this teacher and her people skills, the school last year was perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

My daughter attended kindergarden here last year. Wonderful teachers. The larger class size has really hurt. Teachers spend most of their day discplining rather than teaching. My daughter will not attend this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2004

My child just completed his first year at LPS. I love the school. His teacher was very involved with everything! She was great! I also attended this school when I was a child. It was good then, but even better now!
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

106 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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

112 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 88% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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 90% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
84%
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 75% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Black 8% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Nancy Sharpe Strawbridge
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100 Homer Moon Rd
Loganville, GA 30052
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