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Marshpoint Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 933 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 3, 2014

I have three children who have attended this school. I am so impressed with the committment and dedication of the classroom teachers. They were like another parent to my children. My child that needed extra help got it and more. My child that needs to be challenged has been challenged. My children love this school. Everyone should be lucky enough to attend a school like this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

This school has the rudest group of teachers. My son has been picked on an made fun of. The whole year in a half he has been there. As far as education he has gotten behind since he has been there. He went from a A student to a C student. . Moving here for a better education for our son was a big mistake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

This is my son's second year at Marshpoint and I am extremely happy with this school. His teacher is amazing and genuinely cares about his needs and want to see him succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

I was excited when my child was accepted into the IB program at Marshpoint. Two weeks in, I was even more excited when a spot opened up at another school. New teachers and administration could possibly breathe new life into the school, but I would not recommend to anyone as it is now. Teacher seemed unwillingly to work with a child that needed extra direction-- it was easier to doom him to repeat. There was simply an inability to handle situations outside of the box. Issues that were brought to the attention of the school were not handled properly either. When I went in to transfer, top level administration was rude and unwilling to help. I had heard so many great things about this school, from people that attended 5+ years ago. It does not appear to be what it once was. It is a better option than most of the public schools here-- but it's at the bottom of the specialty schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

We heard so many wonderful things about this school and we were very let down. The school itself is old and needs updating. Never felt like we were welcomed to go into the school or help with PTA. Teachers yelling in the hall made us feel like they were not happy either. Very odd situation. We moved and put our child in another school which has a much better teaching staff. Would not suggest sending a child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Child was so bored and did not enjoy this school. Work sheets (busy work) seemed to be the main focus and the parents had to teach the children at home. Learning the information for the test and then forgetting is not a valuable education. Seemed to be far too many OLD teachers at this school that were just waiting for retirement. The old, burned out teachers should be replaced with young, energetic, enthusiastic teachers that actually enjoy children. This school seemed more interested in the inclusion students "special needs" and the bright students fell in the cracks. A BIG disappointment. Would not recommend this school UNLESS your child has special needs. If this is the "best" public elementary school in Savannah, then this city is in trouble.


Posted March 15, 2012

If I could give them zero stars I would. This school is prejudice, there is no way around it. I hate the way we are treated and talked to. They say inappropriate things to my daughterand her teacher assigns children to rub her back. When I went to the principle about my many concerns she stood up for the teacher and said it must be a miscommunication, and she such a good teacher, and she said it's not true. Always an excuse. Please listen to me when I say DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN THERE! If I knew what I know now I wouldn't have even moved here. This school has made our experience here on Whitemarsh Island terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

It has been 10 years since I went to Marshpoint, but I can say this: Marshpoint was the ONLY school besides the college I'm in now that I excelled in. I know more than half of the teachers I had back then are not there anymore, but I'm sure the current teachers there now are just as good. I miss Marshpoint and I treasure every memory I had there. You're not just a student there, you're a person. I would recommend this school to ANYONE!


Posted April 18, 2010

I know some of the teachers and students that attend and work at MarshPoint. I have seen excellence in their learning and teaching. My great nephew is thriving there with high grades and much learning joy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Marshpoint has an excellent IB program that is going to have a feeder jr. high and feeder high school. If your child graduates HS thru the IB program, they can go to school almost anywhere in the world!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

The teachers are the best! Children learn while having fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

We moved to Savannah over a year ago from the Washington DC metro area. I was concerned about the public school system in Georgia and definitely Chatham County which ranks fairly low. But after doing much research I found that 1) the rankings can be deceptive and 2) Marshpoint is a phenomenal school. I went to private schools growing up and Marshpoint blows every institution I ever attended out of the water. The staff is great. The teachers really care. They challenge the students to learn while maintaining the fun. The parent involvement is off the chart. I am continuously amazed at what this school is accomplishing. My daughter started kindergarten at Marshpoint this year and the other day she said to me, 'Mommy, I really like my school. It's a good school. I have fun. I'm glad we came to Savannah.' That says it all right there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My child is a special needs student at Marshpoint and has received excellent training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

My family has traveled a lot. My son has attened schools in Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Marshpoint Elem. in Ga., out of all of them I have to say he and I both think Marshpoint was the best in ALL aspects. Everyone was so nice and helpful, the teachers and staff actually cared. The academics were challenging but yet not so hard it made the kids not like it. The extracirr. activities were great and parent involvement was very high. At the moment we are in Florida and the schools here are forcing so much academics at such higher levels that the students are having NO fun. In Alabama the academic levels were very low, and my son was doing such easy work it was boring him. We are going to be moving back to Savannah and WE can't wait to be back at Marshpoint!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Marshpoint is second to none! My daughter has Down syndrome and has been at Marshpoint since she was 3 years old (pre school intervention). The education she has received is wonderful. She is fully included in a regular education class with the inclusion model. The teachers, staff, principal and kids are loving and supportive. My daughter is happy and well adjusted, she has friends and is learning far more than most people would expect. Marshpoint has given her the chance to prove that she can succeed! We are thrilled with Marshpoint and wish it went through the 12th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

Marshpoint is an excellent school. I recently enrolled three children there. Due to a move, they had to switch from another local school. Marshpoint made the transition easy. They love their teachers and are doing well in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

I too have had two children graduate from Marshpoint and enter into the private education sector. The transition from elementary to middle is not an easy one, no matter where your child goes to school. Not only was I thrilled with the education they recieved at Marshpoint but they are excelling in their current schools. My children were in SEARCH as well. There is always room for improvement in any situation. It appears the parent that made the comment about splitting the schools is in favor of a merger with a neighborhood school. Research has shown this is not in the best interest of ALL children. I will always have a special place in my heart for Marshpoint! Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2004

The high expectations, dedicated staff and cultural diversity at Marshpoint make it an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Great school makes learning and achievement exciting for all students. Enthusiasm and pride are evident when walking through the doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2003

Mrs Kobleur is such a caring and concerned principal. She has the kids best interest at heart. I wish that we could take her with us all the way though to high school !
—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 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

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

109 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

144 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

144 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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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 90% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

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 94% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
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

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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
White 64% 44%
Black 20% 37%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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135 Whitemarsh Island Rd
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: (912) 395-4000

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