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Timber Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 644 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 19, 2014

Timber Ridge was not my first choice in Henry, and after a month of experience and speaking with other parents, it still isn't. It's an average school. It mirrors some of the problems plaguing the OTP, especially south - namely an inferiority complex and a resistance to true professionalism and diversity. The office staff is wonderful. Like at most schools, there are some wonderful teachers and administrators, and some you could do without. One particular administrator regularly shows a lack of respect toward colleagues and parents. Some parents are cooperative, sensible, friendly, and respectful, but a vocal group of others lament the changes in McDonough that are being reflected in "their" school, making simple things like lunch with your child and the car line for pick-ups unnecessarily tedious, uncomfortable, and even irritating. I have teaching and parenting experience with 5 other elementary schools in three different states and districts, and TRE ranks right in the middle. It isn't the best elementary school in Henry, and, like the county, it is reluctant to get ahead of obvious changes. Do not seek a genuine experience for your child here, but they put up a lovely facade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

TRE is a great school all of the the principal is very nice as well as the faculty. If you were looking to place your child in TRE it is a great decision!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

We had a stellar year in Kindergarten; so I was expecting the same in 1st Grade. But, the teacher we got for 1st was not so great at all. My own child was called names in front of all the other students and then ridiculed to the point of tears and then another student was pulled from her class at the parent's behest because the teacher man handled the child a seated position on the floor to standing by his wrist. I am just glad this year is behind us... Here is to a much better year and fonder memories in the 2nd grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter has been attending TimberRidge since Kindergarten and I must say that I was not that impressed at first and was not very fund of the teachers but I must say this year was probably the best year we have had. The parents are very involved and Mr. Tilt is a pretty good asst. principal. I pray for 2 more great years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

This is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff truly care about each child. Strong focus on academics. I am very, very happy with my children's learning environment here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

This institution truly provides the necessary foundation for student achievement and performance. Not all is it employed with knowlegeable amd caring leadership, but outstanding and trustworthy teachers, as well. The school is moving toward diversity and one would think that it has been around for years! My daughter is a third grader here and I just couldn't and wouldn't have it any other way. I was so impressed with the operation and the leadership of this school that I decided to follow my childhood dream of becoming a teacher. Encouraged by the faculty to follow through, I begin this year. If you are thinking of moving a child here, don't delay. They'll only grow developmentally and learn to become great citizens of society!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I love TRE! The staff is wonderful! The ladies in the office are so kind and helpful. The teachers seem to really care about the students! I could not be any happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

Very Good staff. Excellent facility. Educators that take their jobs and responsibilities to task every day.


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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

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

English Language Arts

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
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 17% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 2% 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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2825 Highway 20 E
Mcdonough, GA 30252
Phone: (770) 288-3237

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