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Willis Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted March 10, 2014

Another year in WRES and sadly it's almost coming to an end. The WOLF spirit in the school is the best! The teachers and staff are always smiling and welcoming. They are all so helpful and caring to my child. I can't wait for my 2 younger children to follow. It has been another wonderful experience. My son is above average in reading, the encouraging programs have motivated him to read almost every day and that is something I value a great deal as a parent. Thank you WRES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Willis Road Elementary is great school. With a more diverse (both culturally and socio-economically) that most Coweta County schools, WRES consistently does very well academically making it one of the best elementary schools in the county. It has a strong, committed and caring faculty and administration. It utilizes a wonderful positive behavior reinforcement program to which the students really respond. Parent involvement, both in the classroom and with the PTO, is high which fosters a strong sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Very supportive educational environment, competitive staff, along with high moral values! The best school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

Great place to send your kids. Teachers are wonderful and the parent participation is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

It's a fantastic school. We have great leadership. The teachers want to be at Willis Road because of the administration. In my opinion, we have the best elementary school in the county! It's going to be a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

I have 2 kids at WRE. The staff (cafe & custodians included, keep expectations high as far as behavior & learning. Awesome behavior program(EBIS) full of non-tangible rewards, praise, redirection,& conferences for consistent poor behavior situations. The RV hall(statistics) shows me that they know the community is watching and I like what I see. The monthly, school-wide newsletter includes comments regarding what each grade level is doing as well as invites for any parent to help. They even encourage parents to send in extra $ for those less fortunate to go on field trips to learn! Sp. ed. students are in many regular classes most of the day! I love this! Teachers don't appear to show favoritism with any one group.A bilingual teacher is needed since they have a balanced school regarding diversity. The PTO always asks for volunteers. Safety is important!They know it takes a pack to raise a wolf!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

I have two children who attend WRES, and I am very pleased with their educational experience. The administration obviously encourages teachers to be innovative and try new approaches to teaching, and it works. Kudos to the PE dept for working so hard with and for all the children. Field Day was a blast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

Willis Rd. is an excellant school with teachers and staff who work hard at making our children the best they can be. I am a parent and am very pleased with the teachers, staff and PTO! Willis Rd. is definately a school that wants your child to succeed. The school cares about what and how our children learn and offers as much as possible and is still growing to offer more to the students. The PTO is excellant and has parents who truly want to help and make the school a great place. It takes a pack to raise a Wolf!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Unless you one of the in crowd, your child will be treated terribly. Would not recommend this school unless you have money to throw in for all of their special activities. In comparison to the NY school systems, they rate extremely poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Willis Rd is a wonderfull school the staff are great they love all the students that attened the school. MS. Russel know all the older students by name and the students love her to death. Mrs Reese goes out of her way to help all the parents that she comes in contact with. All of the office staff are great . I will miss them all next year my child start midddle school, I hope they are as nice as Willis Rd. Staff is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I want to give my opinion of Willis Road. The principal is very involved with the school,A+. The parent participation in PTO is very low C-. Our children love to see their parents involved. For the most part teachers do care and love to teach. There are some that could use some classes on how to talk to communicate better with children. That is all I will say about that. I wish that a foreign language was offered in the public school system. Our young children are like sponges and could benefit greatly from a 2nd language. Music and Art should be offered more on a weekly basis. Nap times are a waste of time. The children could be learning...that extra music or art time. Overall I am happy with this school and teachers but parents must communicate and participate to make their childs education a success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

This school is great! The teachers and administration encourage parental involvement. They also do a wonderful job of creating a balance with activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

This has been a wonderful school. The administration is very open to parental involvment and active with the students. I highly recomment this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

Overall, This is a great elementary school with an excellent principal and assistant principal, great teachers and staff who genuinely care for the students. It's new and as time passes, it will become an even better 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.

About these ratings

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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

123 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 85% in 2010.

138 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

138 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

138 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 88% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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

English Language Arts

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%
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
White 75% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Black 7% 37%
Two or more races 5% 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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430 Willis Rd
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Phone: (770) 304-7995

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