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Spencer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 513 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

Our school is AWESOME! Teachers we have worked with are creative, smart and involved with student learning and development. Teachers receive regular updates in their disciplines and the principal models excellence and promotes and recognizes this with her students and staff. Reading, Math, Science and Technology are promoted. It is a great place for parents to get involved and share in the learning experience with their children. Grades are posted online so you can check them before your child is in trouble. A new school building would be great because we sit at the bottom of a hill of sorts so the land holds water and potential for mold growth. This has been discussed before so I am sure someone is looking at this concern. We would like to keep our school in this area and not relocated across town. Perhaps a ground survey can be done to raise the land and alleviate the water settling problem. Parents should know that the kids are pushed for excellence and parent support is always welcome! So come in and see what your child is doing, help the teacher by being a team player. Show our children we are there even if we can not do it every day. :) They can not teach and discipline.


Posted May 7, 2010

good school that helps underprivaledged kids that could really use the extra help


Posted November 29, 2005

I have seen alot of improvement in my childs grades. After getting my child into tutoring after school i have seen alot if improvement, keeping in touch with teachers. Although i think the board of education could do alot more than they are. I use to blame the school but if the school does not have anyone to back them up they have to rely on each other and sometimes you need more than that, you need a society to help and that needs to include parents. My child is very below grade level but i think it make a difference that i show that care about what grades my child is making and being involved keeps them motivated. If your child needs help, ask for it and ask how you can help. If you are being a parent to your child it is not easy, get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2004

My question to Ms. Simmon is this: How often are you in the school? Do you volunteer? Do you request monthly or quarterly conferences?


Posted January 27, 2004

Hello I believe that Spencer could do a lot more than they are doing. My child never really has homework and the school never really takes them on field trips. I would like to hear more about what my child is doing not just when he is in trouble.
—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 86% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
72%
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
Black 91% 37%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Andrea Williams
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  • (912) 201-7528

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Savannah, GA 31404
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