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Ringgold Elementary School

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Posted April 26, 2006

This is our first year at Ringgold Elementary and I am so impressed with the teachers and staff. Mr Raines himself is one of the most hands on principals I believe I have ever met. He personally helped my child when her vocabulary words were too easy. He went and found another vocabulary book that was harder for her, to make sure she was being challenged. He makes every parent feel important. You know that he wants the best for your child. My child is in the Horizon program which is their gifted program and is thriving in there and I feel being challenged to reach her potential. The way the teachers and staff care for the students it is no wonder we were chosen this year to be a Ga. School of Excellence for 2006. That is something that we already knew but now so does everyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

My daughter and son attend Ringgold Primary and Elementary, respectively. The teachers and staff are wonderful- friendly, hard-working, and always helpful. I can't praise them enough. They work hard to meet the needs of all the students- from the gifted, to those that need a little more help, & to those with special needs. Tutoring is offered after school, as well as other enrichment programs (clubs) and currently they have a grant offering an after-school program full of fun and learning activities- free. They also have summer camp (12 days). They kids always look forward to going. Parent involvement is always encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

My son, has been at RPS and RES since kindergarten. He will be in 5th grade this year and we have loved our time spent here. RES has the most caring teachers and new principal, former vice principal, Mr. Raines, is doing a wonderful job! We look forward to our younger son, attending RPS in 2006.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

We love RES! My oldest son attended RES from 2nd-5th grades. My yongest is now in 5th grade. We have been impressed with the overall quality of the teachers. Mr.G is the BEST! My youngest had him last year and really grew-up in Mr.G's class. He is in the gifted program and in the pod which changes classes. I feel he is getting a quality education because he has the best of the best teachers and is thriving. We feel that the teachers and principals, Mr.Burroughs and Mr.Raines, genuinely care for the students. Another unsung hero at RES is Coach Sanders. We need more teachers like him. He and Mr. G are both strict, fair, genuine and caring. They have a high level of expectations and hold students, parents, and other teachers to those standards. I have been quite involved w/RES and have loved all of my years volunteering. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I love this school for my child and he enjoys it also. I feel that more hands on projects would benefit the kids more instead of constant book work. It is known that hands on is much more fun and that they learn more when seeing the experiment or project than just reading about it. They also need better quality field trips. Field trips need to be fun. 4th grade has been on 4 field trips and 3 of them were to the same place that most of the kids do not enjoy. They need fun field trips, more or them outside instead of being couped up all day, fun and exciting places to go. Over all this school is a good place for a child to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

This is our first year at RES but I am so far pleased with everything. I do think, though, that the principal should be seen more around the school. I see the assistant out and about all the time. Also about parent involvement, there are parents that choose not to get involved in school, but I know that I asked for more information about being involved in PTO and other things that needed help, and no one has contacted me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I love Ringgold Elementary School! Mr. Burroughs and Mr. Raines are excellent leaders and the teachers and staff are awesome. Without a doubt, Mr. Giannamore is the best teacher in the state of Georgia, firm yet fair, tough yet affectionate. My only negative comment about RES is the lack of involvement by the parents. It seems that the same few parents tend to be really involved in all of the events. If more parents were involved in their childrens' school activities, everyone would benefit...especially the children. Parents: It is your responsibility to raise your children...you need to reinforce and encourage what these excellent teachers are trying to instill into your children! Our future is in their hands. Please...let's raise a generation of smart, caring people to help take care of us in our old age!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 88% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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97%

2011

 
 
92%

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94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
95%

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92%

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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 90% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
85%
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 92% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
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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School Leader's name
  • Kim Erwin
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  • (706) 965-8907

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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322 Evitt Ln
Ringgold, GA 30736
Phone: (706) 935-2912

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