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West Central Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 743 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

I have three children who attend this school. My oldest will be going to the six grade 2014-15. All of them have been going since pre-k. This school recently got a new principal, which has changed it school for the worst. The kids are expected to learn on their own. They tell you what your child should and needs to know, but not teaching them. My son (middle child) was in the 2nd grade making all A's. You might think that is good, well his reading level was early kindergarten. I had to enroll my son into Sylvan, so they could improve his reading, so he could past the crct. IT sad that Sylvan taught him more in one hour, then the school, he attend eights hours five times a day. The principal has a horrible attitude, and act like she does not even like kids. I do believe the teachers want to be more involved with the students, but its the principal. They do not work with kids who are ADD/ADHD or dyslexia (two of mines happens to be). They would rather put them in Special ed. If you have a student who needs special needs( 2 of mines), or a girted student (1 of mines). I would not recommend this school. I am currently looking to move, so my children will get a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

My kids love the school just want go in this school even the all teachers r really nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

The office staff and Administration are very rude and unsupportive. They do not encourage community or parent involvement AT ALL. They really do not even want parents in or around the school, except on Thursdays, during lunch time. They have good teachers, but lacking in professional administration and parental support initiatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

Teachers and staff have a true love for the children. They work hard as a team to help all students excell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

I am not pleased at all with west central, if I had my way my child woul not go back there at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2006

I have been, along with my family, migrated to USA and arrived at Rome on 30th July 2006. From 4th of August, the schools were starting new acedemic year. I am very much worried while leaving India about the school admissions of my sons at USA. However, I am surprised by the co-operation of administrative staff helping alian like me in admission procedure of My Son Karan Patel (6th Std.). During the tenure of first two months at School, my son was feeling home scikness and missing me a lot as I have to go back to India for one month's time. The principal and teachers were noted the same and called me one day to discuss the issue. I am very much satisfied with the open discussion and highly admire the approach of the H'ble Principal and Teaches of the school. I selute all the staff members of the School.
—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 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
67%
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 92% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
82%
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

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 12%
Black 26% 37%
White 16% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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
  • Leslie Dixon
Fax number
  • (706) 234-5854

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