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Upson-Lee South Elementary School

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Posted May 23, 2014

Excellent school! My child exceeded all of his CRCT tests! He made all A honor roll the entire year. He is challenged and they have a wonderful gifted program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I think the teachers are great and I really love the school and the ran it is run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

This is the best school that i could have picked for my son to go to .. They are very good with the children and take the time with each child and there needs
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Posted March 30, 2008

My daughter's teachers did not know their subject areas and were unskilled at teaching to a variety of student abilities. When we tried to change our child's class, the principal was at first inaccessible, then unresponsive. We had the feeling that the principal really did not care about our child and didn't supervise her teachers, either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

Our experience was unsatisfactory. The principal was not accessible. Communication was poor. Teaching staff is unpredictable: we had one teacher who worked hard; another who didn't know what she was supposed to teach (only science and math).
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Posted November 7, 2006

My daughter has been here since she started 'real' school. She got a great foundation at this school and her first report card from first grade proves that with the honor roll. She is loving all of the teachers and the computer lab, art, music and even P.E. I have no doubt she will continue on her way and keep up with the good grades. I applaud the school for being so great and the teachers great job at helping the kids reach their goals.
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Posted August 25, 2005

I don't really like the way we have to pick up our kids now. I was told it was for saftey but I don't see any real difference except the parents are now rushing the kids and you can't see where your child is. Anyone can pick up any child and leave with them. Otherwise I have no complaints or concerns with the school. My son thinks it is great and he has loved both his K and 1st grade teachers.
—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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

329 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

329 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 85% in 2010.

352 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

352 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

353 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 88% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

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

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 59% 44%
Black 32% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Alicia Elder
Fax number
  • (706) 646-7806

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Thomaston, GA 30286
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