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Pharr Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 748 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 9, 2014

This is one of the best schools in Gwinnett County. My child has learned so many new things because the teachers step outside of the box. Her art teacher is one of the best I've seen. She is learning about various forms of art native to the individual 9 continents of the world. She gets excited about going to school, her teachers, her friends, her grades and about being a part of Pharr. She is a 5th grader and currently on the Yearbook Committee and she absolutely loves it! She just gave the announcements last week and enjoyed that privilege as well. The teachers and staff at Pharr go above and and beyond to make learning fun and exciting, yet essential and meaningful at the same time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2014

No, this is NOT A good school. If you want your children to have stress, no recess, and low self esteem; send them otherwise...... The staff cares only for itself. They all band together, protect their own. They are OVER worked and not cared about. Plus, the workload is so massive, they do not learn any better. Their previous Title 1 school was light years superior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Excellent School, that teach kids real values of helping community, helping others learning is fun at Pharr. I have two children that are Pharr students they taking pride in what they do. Excellent School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

All three of my children love Pharr Elementary. The teachers and staff are always trying to make sure the children are learning up to their potential. I feel at home at Pharr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I love this school. They have great teachers and it's a great support system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Over the years i found that the teachers are vry impatient and hurriying students and produces more frustrstion in children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

As a single parent after a divorce,Pharr school has been a very important help for my children. They provided help in dealing with anger and trust.Their academic programs are in tact. Pharr has music,art and extrecurrucular activities.This school has 150 % of parents involvement in the school. I am proud to have my children(3) to start and finish Pharr. My last of the three will graduate next year from 5th grade.The teacher will response when you e-mail or write letter on issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

Our daughter is in 1st grade at Pharr and we have been extremely happy with both her kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. The staff has been very caring and very responsive to her accelerated needs. She is being challenged at the right level and she loves school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

My son is in kindergarten here and we have been very impressed with his teacher, school activities, and parent/teacher communication. Although I cannot speak for other grades, I would feel confident about recommending Pharr for a wonderful kindergarten experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

My son attended Pharr from K-5. I cannot say enough about this school. The whole staff is unbelievable in teaching and caring for the students. Pharr has a great office staff, the most polite in the county! The teachers and staff are unlike any other schools. They seem to really care about the students and make an effort to know them and what is going on in their lives. I have seen and witnessed that even when the students leave Pharr that the administration, staff and teachers still care about the students and follow up with them! Pharr is very in tune with my child needs as well as mine. They understand that I am a concerned parent who cares about my child's education. My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year and I am looking forward to another great 6 years. I have nothing but praises for Pharr Elementary!
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

141 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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 90% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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

English Language Arts

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
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 45% 44%
Black 28% 37%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 North Rd
Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770) 985-0244

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