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Tussahaw Elementary School

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Posted August 15, 2013

Love the school, the principal, the staff; just wish the buses were monitored (which is an ongoing Henry county wide issue.. ) kids are allowed to bully, stalk, or harass anyone without consequences, so I am having to drive my kid to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

As I read these comments, it really seems as if they were written by the same person. I have tried to speak with the principle and it never happened. The office ladies are friendly, but try to handle issues that should be handled by the principle. There are some amazing teachers, but if your not lucky enough to have your child end up in their class, then it's a very different story. Both of my kids have very poor and uninvolved teachers this year. Homework this year is a joke, only one math question per night. How do you expect a child to learn if they don't practice. Lack of communication from the teachers has been another big issue. I have requested a conference and have yet to hear from the teacher. Very frustrating year so far. I have also requested a notice via email, agenda, or class website to inform us parents when there will be a test. Nope, nothing, not once. Only notice I received was to inform me thatmy son got a one on his last test. Well, that's what happens when you don't know to study for a test. Most of my concerns are teacher based. The school is clean. The staff is friendly. They also have some great helpful classes for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

My daughter is finishing her third year at Tussahaw. We have had a great experience and have been blessed with some amazing teachers. The principal, Mr. Knowlton is available and is constantly seen walking the halls or on lunch duty. The office staff is friendly and professional and always willing to answer any questions you may have. The PTO has planned some fun events to reward the students for good behavior and seems to add new things each year. My son starts Kindergarden in the fall and we look forward to the next 6 years at a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

Tussahaw Elementary School is only 3 years old is by far the best Elementary School in Henery County. I have had 3 of my childern attend. My now 7th Grader is in all advanced classes becuase of Tussahaw. My now 6th Grader is half advanced classed. My now 1st Grader is reading 4th Grade words and will soon be getting to have extra spelling tests for those words along with 1st Grade words. Mr. Knowlton (principal) and all the teachers are great. The whole school works great together. Can never say enough nice things about everyone that works there. Nice and freindly and if you have alot of kids that attend like we do. The staff knows you and all of your childern by name. I will miss them all when we move this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

Tussahaw is an excellent school. Mr. Knowlton is always walking the halls, he greets his children everyday. He visits all the classrooms. When ever you have a concern, you can call him, and he does not stop until your concerns are addressed. The teachers reflect their principal. They are geniunely concerned with the students and do everything in their power to educated their students. Tussahaw has been a blessing to my son and me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

Principal Knowlton is always present in the halls, classrooms, if needed he is always willing to speak with the parents. My children have been in the school for two years now and I can't think of one complaint. The teachers are always willing to sit with the parents when they have concerns or interests. I have been to other schools, and none come close to this staff! Don't plan on leaving anytime soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My daughter is in the kindergarten at Tussahaw and she really enjoys it. The teachers are excellent and are concerned and determine for every child to reach the level necessary for the next grade. The administration staff is great as well and I love how organized they are in their front office. I love this school and it made my anxiety concerning my daughter attending public school go away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers are excellent they actually care about the children and they worked with my daughter in the 1st grade until she caught up during the 2nd. She is now up to speed & at grade level and no longer requires the independent study services she received. The principal is always visible & in the halls every time I am up at the school he's available to the staff and is greeting parents.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

91 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

95 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 88% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

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 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
64%
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 62% 37%
White 25% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 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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  • Carl Knowlton

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Mcdonough, GA 30252
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