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Gould Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 833 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2013

There are improvements being made to the school. This year it is hoped that many people will participate in helping the school better itself. It all starts with you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

I have not had any problems with this school except that it took some time to get my kids registered since we moved from another state , but my son has ADHD and his teacher is very good with him and is very good about letting me know if he is having a bad day or anything else and has been finding ways to work with him I am very grateful for this school and i am glad that my kids are going to it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

The teachers at this school are rude and not very kid friendly. I've taken my kid out and started homeschooling because of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Last year my son was in Pre-K at Gould and he had a rough year, he hated it, but we had a great support team: Mrs.Collins, Pre-K Advocate, and Mr. Fleeman, counselor. He still looks up to Mr. Fleeman, that was his go to guy when he was down. Now he is in Kindergarten and loves it. We haven't got to far in the school year, but I can tell you two things. 1.) Dr. Ethel Bowles is truly missed. She was a great principal and gave the school a very nuturing atmosphere. May Howard is lucky to have her. 2) Ms. Hermance is awesome. My son has made such a turn around this year. She is able to balance fun & discipline at the same time, which alot of teachers can't - they are either one or the other. He looks forward to seeing her even on the weekends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

Dr. Bowles is a wondeful person and we are sad to lose her to May Howard. While she was here she was supportive, creative, and very encouraging. She brought test scores that were so very low and made them higher. If it was possible I would send my kids wherever she is now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

Teaching at Gould is great- Principal Bowles is supportive, and the school's climate is very helpful to teachers. There is a very nice atmosphere at Gould- for not only teachers, but kids, and parents. I teach special education and there is lots of support for the total family at this school. Gould is a hidden gem.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2005

I have two kids that have been going to Gould since pre-k , and they are in middle school and the last year there. Gould is a wonderful school. The only problem I see that the parents do not get involved, so the teachers do not get involved with them either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

My child Ronna Lynn attended Gould Elementary in the 03'-04' year and she enjoyed every minute. She learned more than we had thought.She enjoyed the teachers and students at Gould.Ronna thought the teachers made learning fun,therefore she wanted more.Thanks to every teacher and staff at Gould.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

If your child has special needs, this is not the school to send them to. Never in my life have I seen 'trained professionals' treat children in a manner that my children were. I am very fortunate they will not be attending the school of horrors this year!
—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 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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

111 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
74%
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 49% 37%
White 31% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Vernon Cole
Fax number
  • (912) 201-5403

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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