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White Bluff Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 686 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 16, 2014

My daughter has been attending White Bluff since pre- k and loves every moment of it. Currently in the second grade and a son in the first grade, my children's teachers have been more than amazing. My son, who on occasions, has behavior issues is worked with by the principal and the awesome teacher he has. When it comes to testing, I love the fact that my daughter teacher sends home dates and practice information to try and make sure her students are as prepared as possible. My children adore their school so much that they made it known they would like to complete fifth grade here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

I am currently an 8th grade student, and I went to White Bluff from Kindergarten until 5th grade. I never had a problem with any of the staff, nor did my parents. The current principal (2014) is an awesome man. I know just about all of the teachers and they are just as awesome. I am still involved with the school, and the staff, while losing people and gaining new people, is still amazing. I have seen complaints about this school that are just so wrong. I am not saying that you haven't experienced those things, but you need to give it another chance. When I do have kids, though that is a while away, if White Bluff is still there my kids will be going there. This school is the best one that I have volunteered at, and it is that way to many people. I hope that those of you who have had problems will give this school another chance.


Posted August 26, 2013

I enjoy the staff at the school. They help give me tips on working with my son's reading, and the after school program staff have worked with me a whole lot. This is my son's second year there and we walk there every morning. In fact, I will be attending a PTA meeting this evening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS THE WORST the principal does not demonstrat good leadership the staff is rude and the assistant principal is a total nightmare if this is what professional staffing equals up to in the public school system thank goodness there's other options I took a chance trusting them with my child this school year and came back to bite me I'm definetly looking forward to moving on to a better, caring, and professional environment hoping to not ever look back to Whitebluff Elementary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

This school is the epitome of why Chatham County schools have a bad name. From the lack of professionalism, concern and care shown to the students, and their ability to carry out the basic duties of their jobs, by the receptionist, principal, vice principal, and school nurse are total failures to the children that they serve. They have lost VERY important paperwork on multiple occasions, gotten angry with me for my concern that they were not adhering to my son's allergy and asthma protocol, fed him things that he is allergic to, and refused treatment as per protocol. The receptionist's lack of professionalism was the least of my concern. It is schools like this that give Chatham County Public Schools a bad name. Also abhorrent behavior towards students from bus drivers at drop off seems to be tolerated from the other teachers and administration. I would seriously advise against placing ANY child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

A parent's personal experience with a receptionist or other school administrators should not be taken into account when assessing the capability of a public school. White Bluff Elementary has the same problems that any Title I school has. Most of the students at this school live within walking distance of the campus, which is situated in the center of a community that fits into the low income demographic. Most of them are also latch-key kids who return to an empty home after school every day. The redeeming quality of White Bluff Elem. is the initiative its staff and faculty has taken in the past two years to greatly increase student access to after school programs and tutoring sessions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

Terrible school. I too had a bad experience with the receptionist. If the rest of the school staff is as terrible as the principal and receptionist than I would definitely not send my child there. There are plenty of other schools....just don't go to this one.


Posted August 30, 2011

Are you kidding me? 4 stars? What a JOKE! This school was the worst I have seen down here. The receptionist was mean and completely unwelcoming and I will not send my child there. I had a chance to send my child but just by walking through the front doors and completely being treated horribly I decided to send mine to another school. Don't waste your time.


Posted March 25, 2010

Our experience with White Bluff has been a nightmare. Academically it is NOT up to par and as a parent I don't even feel welcome there. The principal doesn't seem to care about dealing with any problems. My child spends more time watching TV (movies) at school than she does at home. Some of the staff has been down right rude during drop off and pick up. If my daughter doesn't get into another school next year, I will homeschool her before I send her back to that place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2003

This is an excellent school, although there could be more extracurricular activities.


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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

98 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
88%
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 65% 37%
White 16% 44%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Nona Darley
Fax number
  • (912) 961-3334

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9902 White Bluff Rd
Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: (912) 395-3325

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