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Western Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 411 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

dedicated to teaching great rapport with students and the community creative, fun loving teachers-students enjoy learning


Posted March 7, 2014

I went to Western and so does my daughter. She is in gifted and Western has really been excellent for her. I LOVE IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

I have 2 kids in Western. My oldest is in 5th and has been at Western since 1st and I have a 1st grader as well. It is my opinion that the teachers and the staff work very hard for our students and they encouraged each student to do their very best. I appriciate all that the teachers and staff do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I love this school. My son is going into the 3rd grade. But he has alot of trouble with his class due to ADD. But all the teachers and principals are very supportive with him. They are a very Patrotic school. His father was in Iraq for 2 years, the school was very caring and supportive with that too. I couldn't ask for a more caring and supportive staff and school that this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

My son has been attending Western for the past 2 years. We love the 'Eagles' and the school. It has one of the largest 'REACH' classes in the system (gifted and talented). And I think that speaks for itself regarding the teaching staff at Western, and is the oldest school in the district. We have music classes for all grade levels, a chorus program, 4-H, and Kiwanis Kids Club. As you pass through the cafeteria/assembly doors, you will see a proud display of trophies and awards that this school has received throughout its many years, whether it be a high school, a middle school, or an elementary. This school has lots of character and lots of life. If you are looking for a more 'modern looking', or more 'recently built school', then this school is not for you. This school has lots of appeal and offers as much as the others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

People say that Western is one of the better schools in Newnan but I have yet to see it. It's pretty family oriented and safe, but the teachers just don't seem to have it all together. But what can I say, how often has GA been rated 49th or 50th for nat'l test scores? If you're moving to Newnan, consider Atkinson or Arbor Springs or Canongate rather than Western. Sorry if this sounded so nasty but it is just my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

We currently have a child enrolled in kindergarten here. She also attended their pre-k last year and it was absolutely wonderful. So far this year we have all been very, very pleased.
—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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
89%
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

 
 
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 85% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

57 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 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
52%
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 64% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Denise Pigatt
Fax number
  • (770) 304-5925

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1730 Welcome Rd
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: (770) 254-2790

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