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Windsor Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

I had originally rated this school a 4 last year (my son's first year was simple amazing). Sadly, our luck did not continue. His teacher is okay, but does not communicate well. On different occasions I had left messages for the principal (regarding different things), she never once called me back, nor answered my emails. Though the situations were addressed, as far as I can tell. It is really the lack of communication with the principal this year that has made me decide to transfer my son to another school next year. If I can't communicate my concerns to the principal, how can I trust what is going on? The school does continue to make sure we know about all their fundraisers, but very little information on anything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

As a former student, I was excited for my son to be able to attend this school and I have to say that the same wonderful learning atmosphere that I remember was still there. I was blessed to have an amazing kindergarten experience with my son. He began very apprehensive and standoffish and truly blossomed. I always walked my son to his class and have to say that this school really is about its community. Teachers were friendly- they remembered you and always asked about each other. And I love the principle. Dr. McManus really cares about her school and most of all her students. In love with this school and wish that we could have remained here, which we would have had we not moved out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

My son attended WFES for his kindergarten year and my feelings about it are mixed. His teachers were warm and supportive and his learning throughout the year reflected this. However next year we will be applying for other schools in the district. The administration is run as though it was a dictatorship instead of a learning community. I feel that the school places more importance on policy than meeting the needs of the students and families. If it wasn't for this, I would have loved for my son to continue at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

We moved our daughter to Windsor a couple of years ago because of special reading and math needs. She has soared in confidence and ability. The communication with her teachers is daily (if necessary). It is a hidden treasure in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

I think Windsor Elementary is great! They have wonderful teachers who care. This school provides the nurturing and attention any parent would love for their child to receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

Currently my 8 y/o dsuaghter attends Windsor Elementary and she is not recieving the attention she needs because there are too many children and not enough teachers. I strongly believe if there were more teachers available the current teachers would not be so stressed out and maybe they would be more inclined to try to work with a child who is having difficulties,whether it is with reading or more social issues such as confidence. My daughter,I have personally seen her do the work required but because she is too afraid to ask a question she often turns in assignment that are completely wrong and her grades suffer utlimately.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
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 54% 37%
White 22% 44%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Marcia McManus
Fax number
  • (912) 961-3334

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Savannah, GA 31419
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