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Maxwell Elementary School

Public | PK-1 | 701 students


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Posted April 13, 2010

I have never seen any other school take pride in getting there kids to and from the vechiles the way Maxwell Elem. does. It makes me fell safer when i have to pick up or drop off.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2009

The faculty, staff and administration work tirelessly to ensure that each and every child feel appreciated, important and loved. Children are the focus of each and every day. They are celebrated and respected. Maxwell is a wonderful place to learn and to grow. Teachers expect their students to learn and they are there to support them when they need it the most. The Maxwell family joins forces whenever there is a crisis, an illness, a death etc... Fundraisers are often conducted to help individuals and families whenever the need is present. At Maxwell, the people are the priority!!!

Posted September 23, 2004

Fabulous school. I can't say enough about the principals, the attitude, the cool programs. I wish all elementary schools were like Maxwell!
—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.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

234 students were tested at this school in 2010.



The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

234 students were tested at this school in 2010.



The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

234 students were tested at this school in 2010.


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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 61% 37%
White 34% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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
  • Donna Potts Bennett
Fax number
  • (706) 595-2023


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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520 Mount Pleasant Rd
Thomson, GA 30824
Phone: (706) 986-4800


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