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Shuman Elementary School

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Posted August 15, 2013

this school is the best school in the world im actually a student but shuman elementary school is the best REALLY! the principle checks on us and see how we are doing then the students are great the teachers can teach they help kids exeed their score so If they miss the first time they take it again and try to do their best to exeed and the teachers all the staff and principles are very encouraging like when we feel down or feel like were not going to make it they encourage us and that's why I think this school is best thank you P.S I go at shuman 5th grade mrs Muhammad and my name is Bre'anna Rayneille Davis


Posted February 13, 2013

I love this school This year we have a new administrative staff , many new teachers and new PTA officers. The front office is friendly and the secretary knows most parents by name. The school garden is a model for the district and continues to educate children through hands on learning. Great things are happening at Shuman!


Posted March 29, 2012

I do not like this school at all. The teachers and faculty are great and do what they can but in many cases their hands are legally tied due to being a public school. The problem is with the students and the inability to control them. The major factor in this issue is the parents lack of disciple or care when their child is a problem. I would advise against this school and all of the other public schools in the area for the same reasons. Bottom line: Don't live in Savannah.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

Was not happy with the experience at all. My son felt alone and there was no one to help us find a solution. I have to place hi in anew school this year, due to my losing self confidence, his teacher's inability to control her class, and the principal lack of caring for the children in her charge. My oldest son is 27 and I have never seen such a lack of respect for children and there parents. I truly believe that in order for a child to learn it takes open communication between teacher and parent and without it a child will fail. I know next year will be better..
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

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 85% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

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 90% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 86% 37%
Two or more races 7% 3%
White 5% 44%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Diane Towles

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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