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Ellis Elementary School

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Posted February 21, 2014

This is my son's first year at Ellis Montessori Academy. I am pleased with the welcoming school atmosphere and the Montessori method of learning. His teachers are enthusiastic and there is an active PTA group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Charles Ellis Montessori Academy is a public school that has the most knowledgeable and caring staff around. Each teacher works well beyond the school day to ensure that students get exactly what they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 12, 2009

This school is outstanding! It is truly the only public school alternative we considered. I have had one child go all the way through, and have two more are attending now. While the school may not score the highest around on standardized tests, it turns out exceptionally well-rounded children. You can tell which children were there all the way through Middle School as their confidence, behavior, manners, and dedication are all far better than their peers. Each of my three children have had different areas of strength and all have been addressed well. Even my one child with learning challenges has seen enormous break-throughs. I could not be happier with our experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

Ellis' size, the dedication of teachers/staff and a lack of transience sets this school apart. Students are not accepted into the school past 3rd grade without previous Montessori experience. As a result the kids know each other and there is very little in the way of discipline problems. My husband and I both have post graduate degrees and have high expectations for our child's education. While the school does not score the highest overall on standardized tests, many students do. Our 7th grader scores 98% and up on national tests. Ellis' enrollment reflects the population it serves, a significant portion low income and a significant portion well-educated, middle class. The diversity, academics and sheltered nature of this school makes it quite appealing to a very active group of parents who use Ellis as an alternative to private school. Yes, it's cramped with limited facilities but it's a neighborhood school with heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Charles Ellis is one of the best public schools in the state. The Montessori curriculum not only teaches them the Georgia standards, but expands their base of knowledge beyond the expectations. The teachers are amazingly dedicated, willing to spend hundreds of dollars of their own money and work overtime for the equivalent of weeks without overtime pay. While there is a need for more space (a multi-purpose room which serves as a gym, cafeteria, and assembly room), the staff goes out of their way to secure better locations (the beautiful annual opera is held at the arts school a few blocks away, and a few productions are held outside, adding to the ambiance.) The classrooms are a bit overcrowded, but it is important to remember that this is a public school. The middle school program is excellent. The students leave enriched with knowledge, courteous, and prepared for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Georgia ranks somewhere between the top 2 or 4 worse states for public education (competing with Mississippi & Alabama) so, compared to that, it's not bad. The classrooms are small; tutoring has to get done in the hallways; the music & 'gifted' classrooms are nice but, extremely overcrowded w/kids heads actually touching. There is a multi-purpose cafeteria which doubles as a 'theater.' There is zero ambiance for school performances; no stage, no curtains, no dressing rooms, no special lighting, only bright white fluorescent lights and cafeteria tables. We'd like to help but, feel unwelcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

Our school is SO CRAZY AWESOME! We go to middle school here, and most of us have been coming since kindergarten. The teachers are really great, and make learning fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2006

If your looking for the best public school in Savannah, this is it! This is our son's second year at Ellis and he loves it and so do we.They have a great program going and our son is doing very well. The principal , Mr. Charles is wonderful! Keep up the good work! This is the best alternative to a private school in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

61 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

67 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 88% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

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 90% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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 93% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

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 94% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
83%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
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

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% 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
White 50% 44%
Black 37% 37%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Charles Wooten
Fax number
  • (912) 201-5473

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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220 E 49th St
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 395-5470

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