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Unity Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 464 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2013

My daughter has attended Unity since pre-k and she is in 2nd grade now. Overall, we have not had many bad experiences . The school is clean and the teachers are amazing, so far. The principle and assist. principle could be a little more friendly. When I witnessed some students forced to stand up holding their lunch tray while eating and a child running with a very heavy book bag, being yelled at by a man, who appeared to be in the military, and he was carrying handcuffs, I became concerned. After asking my daughters teacher what was going on she told me she couldn't talk about it. I had a meeting with the assistant principle and she told me it was the STARR program for students that "misbehaved", she pretty much dodged any questions I had and seemed annoyed that I was concerned. There is no where on the school web site or in orientation that speaks of this program. If the program is ok to be in the school and our taxes are paying for it then why are the parents not informed? This is a very secretive program and is hard to find information on it. The school also hands out a permission slip to paddle your kids if necessary. I personally do not like that they would paddle students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

Unity seems to be an okay school but still behind the surrounding counties. The middle and high schools should be an embarassment to the school board and the parents of this county! The condition of Greenville Middle is a joke, the drop out rate..unacceptable. I will be pulling my child out at the end of this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Unity is one of the BEST School in Meriwether County. Keep up the GOOD WORK!
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Posted August 18, 2004

This countys school system is really bad, however Unity has got to be the best one here. Unity is working very hard for our kids. It will be a sad day when my child has to go to GMS. I wish some of the good staff and teachers at Unity could go with my kids to the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

The staff @ Unity really show they care for each individual student. The principal is a very caring and understanding person. Her leadership is awesome, the kids love her, and they respect her.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

70 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 85% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
45%
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 49% 37%
White 43% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Tracy Sims
Fax number
  • (770) 927-1358

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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172 N Main St
Luthersville, GA 30251
Phone: (770) 927-6488

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