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Guyton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 747 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

We moved here out of state and were worried about GA schools. We have been so happy with this school so far. All of the teachers and support staff have been very welcoming and I am glad we chose this school for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

I don't believe these other parents are talking about the same Guyton Elementary School. This school is a trashy school. Its a very bad environment for any aged kid. I had to take my 8 yr old out of this school because one little girl was teaching her about sex, I had a meeting with the counselor and principle they have the nerve to tell me it's everywhere you go but you mean to tell me my 8 ur old has been in school 5 years and she has never been exposed to sex, UNTIL she went to Guyton! Then you go pick your child up you have all these teachers standing around in a circle talking abouttheir personal lives instead of trying to put the children in the car safely. They have not once been a little interested in my child, my child goes there and hasto defend for herself. This school is not normal, you walk into their office you have 20 adults in there at once and you can't never talk to who you need. Also i have a 4 yr old in pre-k, they started these new rules about parents coming in the building (which is understandable) but I'm told I can't walk my 4 yr old to class and the secretary has the nerve to tell me that they're big enough and can walk by themselves, at 4 yrs old!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2011

We moved to Georgia from out of state and I have LOVED Guyton. As well as my kids do. My daughter is in 1st grade and in the GT program and she is always so excited to go to school. We have moved around a lot and this is my sons 6th school (he's in 5th grade) and he says by far Guyton has been his favorite school. Wish we would of gotten here sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Guyton is a wonderful place where students can grow & learn. I am a teacher there & also have 3 kids- 1 has been through Guyton Elementary & the other 2 are attending GES now. I think it is a wonderful place to work & for my children to make new friends & achieve a great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

I love our school! I feel like it is my 'lost jewel in the country'! Even with the thought of selling our house, I know I am not willing to leave our school district and will be certain where we move will keep me in this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

I think that Guyton Elem.school is a very good school. The staff and adminstrators are always there to help when needed.There very understanding and helpful. My child is in the 5th grade and she makes good grades even though she's sick alot. But, she does her best to catch up. The after school tutoring program is great.We will miss them when Mackenzie goes on to middle school.I do think though they should start the 5th graders to tuck in there shirt tails before going to middle school so, it want make it so hard on the students to get use to they have to wear them in staring in the 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

Guyton Elementary is a wonderful school. They are about the people. Not just what they can get from you but what they can do to make it easier on both parents and students. Your not just a number, your a real person. They go out of their way to learn the names of parents. And they will go far far above the call of duty to help parents and students alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Guyton is a Godsend to our family. The teacher and faculty support is awesome. The teachers in the special education department are a blessing. I could never ask for a better school for my kids. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

This is an excellent, safe school! It includes Pre-K.The principal, teachers, and other staff are wonderful. If there are any concerns, they are handled promptly and satisfaction is guaranteed. Curriculum is awesome. Our daughter loves learning. She looks forward to going to school everyday!(and she is usually not a morning person)Our oldest daughter just adored the school and her teachers.There is a wonderful PTA program. The music program is great also.It includes a chorus. Yes, you will find an after school program. There are lots of year-round county recreational sports that numerous students participate in. Parental involvement is excellent! If anyone is looking for an excellent elementary school Guyton Elementary is the one you are looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

The teachers here are great! My child hated school before going here. Now, even though he doesn't admit it, he seems to enjoy school, and has a much better attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

This school is one of the best schools in Effingham County. The teachers let you know right away if there is a problem and they work well with the parents to help fix any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

The parent/teacher relationship is wonderful. My child is in special ed.. at GES and has been in their system for 3 years. It is a great school within a great system.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

124 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

95 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 88% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
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 73% 44%
Black 21% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Charlotte Connelly
Fax number
  • (912) 772-5523

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Springfield, GA 31329
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