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Springdale Elementary School

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Posted October 16, 2013

My daughter attends Springdale Elementary as a Kindergartener. I absolutely love her teacher- Mrs. Gammons! She really knows how to deal with the kids and she is very open and available to the parents.I know exactly what to expect and what she is learning and what her goals are. The assistant principal is AWESOME!! She knows the kids, she handles situations and means business. If you walk in the front door you will be greeted. Her customer service is great and she is more than helpful with the children! I could not have asked for a better assistant principal. The only complaint that I have is the front office at pick up times. My aunt waited in the carpool line, on 2 different occasions, and instead of the staff helping her she waited outside for 20 minutes. Then went inside and waited another 20 minutes. However, when the problem was handled by Ms. Hamlin she approached it appropriately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Springdale Elementary is an overall wonderful school! I attended Springdale from 2nd-5th grade, and I am now in 7th grade at Mount de Sales Academy. However, my younger sister who is in the 3rd grade is having a hard time adjusting to having to switch classes. I don't think they should start switching classes until 5th grade. The best teachers are Mrs. Gilbert (retired) and Ms. Mason in the 4th grade!


Posted May 27, 2011

I've had two students matriculate through Springdale and have loved every minute. They know their stuff and are now taking gifted and AP classes in the middle and high school. Great teachers. Great parental involvement. Thanks Springdale - we'll miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

I question the validity of the March 23, 2011 post. All testing situations are closely monitored, teachers do not test their own class, and proctors are obligated to report any irregularities. I guarantee the students are TOP priority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2011

Overrated! Horrible teaching and little to no concern for the students. My son told me during tests, they tell the students what answer to put down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

We have just started at Springdale this year, after moving from out of state. We have not been pleased with the experience at all. We were not welcomed or well directed to policies and procedures. We were told while looking in the area to go to Springdale or enroll in Private School. Wish we had chosen the later.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

As a parent who has had three children complete Springdale, from K - 5th (and 6th) in the last 14 years, I can give them a big thumbs up! It has been wonderful to be a part of the Springdale family. The teachers are dedicated and caring and all three of my children have had many wonderful experiences there. I highly recommend this school, as I believe it actually just gets better and better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

Springdale is a very good school. Like many other schools, however, there is simply too much emphasis on standardized tests. But, having said that, Sprindgale remains one of the best educational options in Macon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Springdale is a good school if you are from that school district. If you are considering this school as a MM tranfer. Please think about Alexander 11. You will not be welcomed here with open arms. It nice to be part of a great program, but even better if you're wanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2007

Springdale Elementary is a great school. All of the teachers provide the necessary skills to support each student. However, one thing remains the same the CRCT and teaching do not go hand on hand. The CRCT needs to be revamp by teachers to have a greater success in the classroom. Some of the topics are unrealistic for specific grades. With that said, all of the teachers are under scrutiny, they are providing the necessary skill building for each child to succeed. I will agree with the previous post, school security will be an issue for the school. Especially in the car pool and walk ins. However, there is a teacher present every 5 to 10 feet. Overall I'm happy with the teachers and my son is in the fifth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

Springdale has been a good school for my daughter, this year. The teachers are very professional and expect the children to follow the rules. I feel as if the 'silent lunches' are a bit too much. Children need an opportunity to be able to express themselves, instead of just outside on the playgroud. The lunchroom is so quiet you could her a pin drop. That is a bit much! Ms. Duke has been a wonderful princiapl this year, the change has been a positive one. The pickup process in the evenings is absolultely horrible! The staff has no idea who is coming to pickup what child. I can see this being a huge security issue. I even sent a grandmother they had never seen to pickup my child one day and they allowed her to go without any note from home. Very Scarey. This should be looked into and changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

We have had a roller coaster ride of an experience since our oldest child began Springdale. These experiences varied from year to year, with very little support from the administration..Since our youngest child began, however, there has not been a single incident that was not immediately addressed. We feel that this is due mainly to a change in administrators. The only other area of concern is the mass amount of fundraiser this school is involved in. It seems that every week parents are being asked to donate to this, buy that, or send money to cover something to support the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

We have transferred into Springdale this year. Very impressed! Teachers are friendly, carry themselves professionally, dress professionally. The leadership obviously understands the importance of allowing children time to breathe fresh air and run off some energy outside each day. My child looks forward to each day and is excelling academically. All rules and expectations are clearly stated along with the consequences for not following the rules. There is a consistency here that we didn't experience last year (another Bibb co. school). This is also the first time that I've seen Too many parents volunteer for different programs, usually schools are begging for help. Only concern is after school child pickup...children are everywhere and no one is monitoring whose car a child jumps in. It appears that older children are just let loose with no one making sure they are picked up by an 'approved' adult.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

100 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 88% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
93%
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 59% 44%
Black 29% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4965 Northside Dr
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 471-5419

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