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T. J. Elder Middle School

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Posted September 27, 2009

This school is great considering the difficulties they face daily as a title one school. I love their music teacher. He stays connected with his students. I was also impressed with the new orchestra program. Go Elder!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

They are a Title One school who's teachers are committed to the students education. They have overcome many obstacles...and plan continued success in quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

This is school is doing a lot of wonderful things to improve student achievement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 13, 2007

This school is awesome! The Music teacher is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

This is a great school! The principal is a great leader and instructor and he knows how to run a school successfully! The faculty and staff are awesome and very friendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

I think you have your schools confused, the teachers communication with parents are not to standards.The school needs to have more control over the students,and quit accusing the innocents ones and take responsibility for the major incidents at there school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Good School the teachers really get invloved with the students and parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I think the principal has no control over the students. The regular ed teacher(not all) need to have more compassion for special education and be able to help these children better.The school on one hand does have some wonderful teachers and assistant principals. If it wasn't for them my child and I would be in trouble. I am parent who is very involved with my children and there school and felt sometimes the communications with certain teachers was like talking to a wall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

Maybe the person writing the first review should go study English grammar!!! If the person is going to complain about it, then he or she should exemplify the standards of writing and grammar that is demanded from the school personnel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

This school has been a terrible disappointment. The teachers and staff lack the important English and grammar skills to communicate properly with the students. Slang gargon is introduced and accepted by the everyone in the school system. From the principal to the janitors, poor English skills is obvious. The first impression is made by an unorganized staff with a lack of concern for parents or students. The school also uses books that are just unacceptable for today's school children. All the books available are either falling apart or have pages missing. The excuses for such books is the lack of money available for the school system, but the local paper proudly listed very high salaries of the BOE employee and the high school coach. It has been my experience here that the county is completely sports orientated. I prefer for my children to acquire academic knowledge, rather than enjoy a ballgame!
—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.

About these ratings

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 92% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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 93% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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62%

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Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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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 82% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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

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

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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

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Physical Science

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

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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
Black 64% 37%
White 32% 44%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Manzie Broxton
Fax number
  • (478) 552-7388

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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902 Linton Rd
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 552-2007

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