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East Central Elementary School

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Posted December 14, 2011

The staff of EC has helped my sons transition to a new school. They also hae a team of teachers helping my oldest cope with social issues. They are strict and run a tight ship, but students are challenged and learn in interactive and interesting ways. It's fair to say my sons have grown intellectually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Great school. I am an active parent/volunteer at this school. When reading other reviews, I saw the negative one re: bullying. While I am sure there are some problems in every school--any problem brought to the staff of this school is taken serious and investigated. My children love it. I did much investigation into the academics and curriculum of all schools in the area--public and private and this school is the best. The staff is top notch, the diversity only adds to the great quality. I guess this is why this school was chosen one of the 2 blue ribbon elementary schools for the entire state of Georgia for having the highest quality and the best test scores. You can't go wrong here!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Great school, great staff and active parents. Visited every school in Rome area, including private--this was the best--bar none!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

This is one of the best schools in NW GA. EC prepared my children well for middle and high school; academics are top-notch and the gifted program is superb. The student body is extremely diverse, since the school draws from some of the wealthiest and poorest areas of Rome, but this can be a strength in that students learn how to get along with their peers. I only wish the Arts program were more fully supported. While my child was there, Art was dropped in favor of Music, but there was not enough interest to sustain an extracurricular Chorus program. However, the Rome Band program is one of the best in the state; 6th graders here get a great start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

this school system is very bad.they have no idea of the trouble going on in these schools. my child comes home from school almost every day crying and she always has a story to tell about being bullied or mistreated by other students. other parents may disagree but i have a child who wishes she didn't have to go to school because of there poor ability to catch bad students in the classroom. they do notice students doing wrong on bus' and in the hall but in the classroom, where much of the bullying goes on, this is not taken care of, students bully others in the hall sometimes too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

I make a 30 minute drive to take my children to this school. The parent involvement, academics and teacher professionalism are the highest quality in NW GA. It is very much a 'tight ship'. Having said that, I do wish that the atmosphere could be a little lighter and a more fun rather than so competitively studious...I chalk this up to the personality of Rome City schools in general and not the personality of East Central in particular. My daughters have attended this school for three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to send them...their experiences with the teachers have been very positive. This school also pulls from the wealthiest and poorest of Rome's neighborhoods...which can sometimes make for a discouraging amount of 'conspicuous consumption' conflict for children whose parents also work full time but cannot afford to keep up with the Jones's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

This is a great school. my children have excelled since they have come here. The faculty is wonderful. I would recommend this school to anyone moving to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This is a great school and I would recommend any child in the Rome/Floyd County area to attend. My child is excelling academically and socially due to the wonderful staff at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2003

East Central Elementary is the best option to educate a child in the city/county of Rome/Floyd in the public or private sector. I would compare its teachers, parent involvment, and overall academic program to any school in northwest Georgia. We are highly pleased with our children's proformance at East Central. There is a reason why it is a Georgia School of Excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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86%

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87%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

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 92% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
60%
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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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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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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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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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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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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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 53% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 11% 12%
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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  • Parke Wilkinson
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1502 Dean Ave SE
Rome, GA 30161
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