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Pooler Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2013

Pooler Elem School is awesome school.. I volunteer each week at Pooler. The Staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I had the worst time with this school. My son is not perfect by no means but this school was the worst thing for him. He got high honor roll at West Chatham each grading mark but when they changed when Godley Station started we got rerouted to Pooler Elementary he never even got honor roll just got in trouble for alot of unnecessary things. They stress way too much about everything but teaching our children. If I could go back I would of moved, argued anything to get my son to not attend Pooler Elementary. The good thing is they have an amazing speech therapist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2013

I would not recommend any parent to send their kids to this school. They have too many teachers with attitudes. I had a problem with my daughters teacher and this was her first year at school. She made her feel like she didn't care about questions she asked. Would not bring my kids to this again. They need to do better...not all the staff but too many for my taste to have attitudes like that and work with kids.!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

Take it from a parent who paid for private school for 8 years prior, POOLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS AWESOME! The administration is excellent, which makes the teachers proud to work there and they do an excellent job of inspiring these students! My son is very smart but lazy. I was concerned he would "dumb down" in the public school system vs private. I was wrong. His teacher and everyone else took such a proactive approach to not only teaching, but inspiring the kids! Pooler Elementary School is like a well kept secret treasure. In my opinion, my child did better at this little public school than he did in 8 years at Savannah Christian. He made nearly straight A's at both schools, but didn't have the faculty and teachers that care at the one I paid all of the money to for years. Also, in fifth grade, my son had 28 kids in his class at the private school, but only 17 kids (and a paraprofessional) at Pooler Elementary. If you are considering paying for private school and you are in the Pooler district, save your money for middle and high school! I couldn't have been any happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

Excellent , caring teachers and support staff, always willing to field questions or concerns. Extremely vivacious in teaching tactics and truly genuine. All three of my children attended Pooler, the youngest is in the 5th grade now. Even through times of transition, attention given to students never foundered. Admin staff always pleasant and supportive. New year, new leadership. Attention to discipline is welcomed; it's amazing how much more can be taught/learned in an environment that is not disruptive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

Better than many in the area, but the administration makes it difficult to volunteer and see what is going on in the classrooms; much focus on discipline and rules takes away from learning; we will be moving to another district ASAP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My son went to Kindergarten last year. Pooler Elementary exceeded all expectations. I was amazed at how much they did with these young children. Very friendly teachers and persistent with helping your child achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

My daughter has been attending Pooler Elementary since her second semester of Kindergarten. She will be entering the third grade this upcoming year. Both my husband and I are extremely pleased with the academic curriculum and the extracurricular activities available to the students. All the teachers are friendly, helpful and caring. Parental involvement is encouraged and appreciated. I am proud to say my child attends Pooler Elementary, and openly encourage newcomers to the area to try our elementary school, as I am sure they will not be disappointed. If only our choices were as good for Middle and High School, our child would remain in the public system. Patricia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2007

For 2006-2007 there is a new Principal and a some New teachers, They are wonderful and supportive. The average class size in 2nd grade is only 17 students. Our class has a class pet. They have a great gifted program,where they meet 4x a week. I also volunteer by teaching Spanish.I hope next year we get more volunteers for this so each class can have Spanish 1x a week. There is a wonderful Art and Music program, and many fun activities, Field Trips,Dances, Math Science night,etc. A good AR program, Good Teacher support where children who read above grade level, can have extra book projects to further their learning. The children seem very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

I am not happy with this School and I think that you are doing your child a disservice by sending them there. The Students to Teacher ratios are extremely high. The Academics of the School are also behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

We recently move to Pooler and unfortunately my children attend Pooler Elementary. A lot of the teachers really have bad attitudes. What kind of school does not offer tuturing for the students that they need it. I really hate this school and will be transferring my children next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

It's a wonderful school! I went there when I was little! Every day my child comes home and tells me all the wonderful things she learns! Also Pooler is such a great place!
—Submitted by a former student


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 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

79 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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
63%

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

English Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
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 57% 44%
Black 28% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 6% 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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308 Holly Ave
Pooler, GA 31322
Phone: (912) 395-3625

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