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Oglethorpe Point Elementary School

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted March 24, 2014

I just love all the teachers. They listen to your concerns and genuinely care. I have 3 children there and every year I am impressed with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

What a Great School! The teachers are excellent and the staff is wonderful. I have put my two children in this school and what a great experience. I wish we had not had to move a 1000 miles away. Although my oldest graduated from Oglethorpe, and on to Glynn Middle, both my children earned a great education and wonderful memories. The area has a lot of history. This contributes to the great learning experience. My older son still loves history and archeology, spurred on by the "Big Dig" the school promoted at Fort Frederica. (est. in 1736 by James Oglethorpe,now a National Monument across the street from the school, and its' name sake.) My youngest son is still interested in marine biology, which started with a trip just down the road to the Jekyll Island Turtle Aquatic center. The people in the area are very friendly, not intimidating or exclusionary. One visit to the area and you will find a place that you will want to raise a family and make your new home. Parents are communicated with daily through the "DAN" daily agenda that must be read and signed by the parent daily. Teachers and Staff are always available for the students and parents. PTA is the best ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

I graduated from OPES in 2010 and now I attend a private school. I started at OPES in the third grade and was excited to attend this "amazing" school. Little did I know that the school was filled with cliques and disruptive students in every classroom. I had heard that the teaching was "exceptional." I learned no spelling or vocabulary, I left the school not even knowing how to spell "vocabulary!" We had Social Studies for only a few weeks out of the whole year! I learned NO reading or writing skills what so ever which hurt me when I started middle school. If your parent is "important" to OPES then you will get by fine, if not..... good luck. I had a few good teachers (3 to be exact). THE WHOLE YEAR I spent preparing for the CRCT. There was no emphasis on other learning at all! This school is way over-rated...it is not a school of "excellence." Three phrases that describe this school... full of parent and student cliques, ONLY prepares for CRCT, and WAY over-rated.


Posted December 6, 2011

OPES is not a GREAT school. It is OK at best. The school is riddled with parent cliques as well as student cliques. Communiction is lacking, especially between teachers and parents. They, like other schools, teach to test. My children do not enjoy attending this school and have stated that they can't wait to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

I do not get it. I read these reviews that say OPE is a great school. It is not. The lack of leadership and poor communication skills of the principal make for a very strained relationship with the parent population. Unless of course you are the PTA prez or part of the cliques of parents that are very, very inappropriate. This school is not about inclusion but exclusion. Very , very poor communication all around. Big issues with creative writing skills and ELA not being stressed. kids coming out going to middle school are poor writers and AWFUL spellers . Math is better but still weak. Science has improved but they spend ZERO time instructing the children in this vital area and social studies is no existant!!!!!!!!!!!! for example, Thanksgiving feast for kids and parents did nothing to even begin to educate the children on WHY we celebrate this holiday. Not even so much as a pilgrims hat on a kindergarten student! I do not know how they expect these kids to be ready for middle school. Culture here to to kiss the bum of the kids with well off parents in the PTA cliques and avoid and ignore all others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

Staff and teachers for the most part are dedicated. School administration is OK at best, not stellar. Communication seems to be a big issue. Very involved PTA parents need a lesson in appropriate behavior. Do yourself a favor and just get involved at the classroom level with your child's homeroom teacher. Spare yourself the pain of the PTA cliques. School's only real strength is in the gifted track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

My children have had a wonderful experience at OPES. The teachers are caring and the parents are very involved. The PTA is the best that I have experienced. My daughter got "exceeds expectations" in all of her CRCT scores and is well prepared for middle school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

Great school! Switched to a new math program last year... probably why last reviewer's child might have had a problem. My daughter has thrived at OPES. Her math CRCT score was in top 98 percent of the entire US! She's been on all A honor roll for 5 years. Thank you teachers and staff for your wonderful work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

This school is severly lacking in the Math department. My daughter was an 'A' student in Math and then failed the state test. I have since put her in private school here in Glynn county and I am much happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

My grandson is a kindergardner here and I am pleased with his progress. I am excited about the comming years.


Posted November 13, 2005

High level of parental involvment, kids are well behaved, and a very good school experience overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

we love this school!! my daughter is in kindergarten and was very shy when we started here but now she has become a whole new person. the teachers and parents are everywhere! the school is always a buzz of activity and the enviroment is always positive.what i really love is that you can't get in or out of this school without being on a list provided by the parents and even then you go through a check-in process. i feel very safe sending my daughter here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

Excellent school! Parents are welcome and very involved here. My child made friends easily and loves her new school. I can't say enough about how wonderful the teachers and staff are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

The newer of two elementary schools on St. Simons Island and is the 'north end' school. Has reputation of being progressive and offers, along with St. Simons Elementary School on the southern end of the island, one of the better public elementary school educations in the state -- my opinion! About 8 years old, Oglethorpe hit the ground running with grants for combined experiences with the Park Service. There also is a wetlands nature walk on campus. One of the two best elementary schools in the county.


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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

92 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 85% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

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 90% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
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 74% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 3% 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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6200 Frederica Rd
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-6200

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