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Isle of Hope School

Public | PK-8 | 679 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2013

It's OK as far as the seventy h grade keeps getting new teacher I am also afraid that my child may not pass the CRCT this year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2013

My child has been at this school since the 1st grade and this is his final year. 8th grade. Through 7 years I have only had problems with 2 teachers and I went to the principle and she took care of the problems. Mrs. Ganam is great. If you have any problems just take them to her and she will address them. I am sad that my son will be leaving....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

This is a great public school. The teachers are wonderful (we have had three different ones thusfar). They were approachable, concerned and dilligent. class size is of great importance to the leadership and the principal, Mrs. Julie Gannam, makes t a point to know each and every child's name. Your kids are not numbers here, they are children who get a lot of love from the staff. As a parent, you may request specific teachers for your kids. One beef- people are so convinced that all public schools in Chatham County stink that they refuse to send their kids to public school. Therefore, this neighborhood school does not quite "look" like the neighborhood. parent involvement, though improving, is poor. Mrs. Robinson was great for Kindergarten; Mrs. Riddell was wonderful for 1st grade and Mrs. Ritchter was great for my second grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

I am wondering if anyone can recommend a great 2nd grade teacher at this school. My daughter had Mrs. McDonald in PreK and we were happy with how involved and excited she was and is about her profession. When my daughter entered Kindergarten I was a little taken back by how reserved and distant the teacher was. She just didn't seem to want to be there and my daughter actually feared her but she loved the parapro who was kind and would offer a hug and a smile when you saw her. First grade was a nightmare. The class was run like a boot camp. My daughter IS chatty, but the reprecussions imposed on her were ridiculous (such as watching everyone else in the class eat cupcakes, including the teacher, while she was excluded). I know I seem like a parent that thinks their child can do no wrong but that isn't the case, there were several disturbing incidences that I don't have room to type. I feel my daughter would thrive in a class where the teacher demonstrates WARMTH and a genuine love for the profession that she has chosen. Please if anyone has encountered a loving 2nd grade teacher, please give me her name. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

All I can say is, 'Wow!' This is our first year at IOH, and I can't even describe how amazing everything is. The principal is so involved with the students/activites, the discipline program encourages students to do their best, and the teachers and staff are the best in Savannah. My daughter has Mrs. Wright in first grade, and she is FABULOUS. I couldn't be any more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

My son has been at Isle of Hope for 4 years and every year has continued to get worse and worse. His 1st year was devistating to me. His teacher would constantly say how bad he was and that he wouldn't sit still. She even asked us if we ever considered spanking as a discipline. His next teacher was much better though. She was very loving and patient with him. Then the 3rd teacher was a nightmare. His teacher insisted that he had ADHD and made us feel horable about his behavior. The pressure she put on us ALMOST made us put him on medication. Then we had him moved from her class and he did much better. This is his 4th year and this teacher doesn't seem like a good fit either. I don't recommend this school to anyone. We are trying to move from the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Love the people and my sons teacher is the best.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

I had all three of my children attend Isle of Hope Elementary (one is still there) and couldn't be happier. The teachers used a lot of strategies to help my students understand the material. When I go to the school, I always feel a sense of community amongst the staff. This is one of those rare neighborhood schools that I would recommend to anyone. They got a new principal this year and she is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

I have had a very positive experience with this school. My child is in kindergarten this year, and was in preschool the second semester of last year. I have met many of the staff, and have felt comfortable knowing they were caring for my child. Last year he was in Ms. McDonald s small fries class. I can't say enough great things about this special lady. She has an innate ability to reach out and touch each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

My child attended first and second grade here and I strongly caution parents to be sure that this is their best option. Complaints to the principal are completely ignored. In fact, if you really need something done, you will be better off contacting the board of education than the school itself. If you have a gifted child, beware. Those who can do more and excel are held back from working to their full potential. This year my son will be going to the gifted magnet academy as I refused to allow him to continue at this school. Do your homework on the school and stay involved, and look at the Savannah magnet schools!!
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

74 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

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79%

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80%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
78%
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

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

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n/a

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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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Integrated Math II

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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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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
Black 63% 37%
White 28% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Julie Gannam
Fax number
  • (912) 303-6572

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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