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Miller Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2014

I have four children attending Miller right now. It is a diverse mix of students and staff and gives kids a realistic view of what our society is today. I love it that my children have friends of all backgrounds, Asian, Black, White, Latino, etc.. I also appreciate that that for the past two years they have had a teacher win student of the year. It may not be the newest and have all the bells & whistles some of the other school have but they more make up for it in the staff and educators that they have. Proud that my children are Miller Rockets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

I have two children who attend this school, one in Kindergarten and one in the 1st grade gifted class. I am very pleased with both of the teachers, especially with how involved my daughter s K teacher gets with her students. She has taken her time not only in school, but out of class and even on the weekends to attend special events to connect with her students and parents. If this world had more teachers like her, our children would get a better start to learning. At the beginning of the year my daughter could barely recognize her letters and is now reading short stories. I could never get her to focus at home long enough to learn. And not to leave out my son s teacher, she is so great with him. He s now coming home reading chapter books with hundreds of pages in them and over the year has developed a love of reading and learning. He s always learning new experiments online and his teacher allows him to conduct and explain the experiment in class, helping foster his love of learning. I couldn't have asked for two better teachers s to fit my children s personalities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

My grand nephew attend Miller Elementary. He is in the kindergarten. His 2 teachers are very committed to the education and growth of their students. My grand nephew has excelled in every subject due to the dedication and caring from his teachers. I volunteer in his class occasionally. The teachers make me feel very welcome. Mrs. Goetz and Mrs. Whitehead are to be commended for their hard work. I challenge all parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles to become more involved with their children's education. Teachers can not do it alone


Posted March 29, 2012

No understanding of Special Education. Testing of children without permission of the parents and then hiding the results - hindered the progress of my child. SAD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I was very nervous about having my two children attend Miller after reading these reviews. Fortunately, my husband and I took it upon ourselves to contact the Vice Principal of Instruction and discuss our concerns. Both children were placed with wonderful teachers. Principal PK has been friendly and helpful, and there will be a return of a PTO and several after school clubs and activities. Having volunteered in the Media Center, I have seen concern for the children from both staff and teachers throughout the day. I do believe Miller is on the up swing. Instead of complaining about its faults, lets all do something to help this institution give our children the best education it can give.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

As a teacher who has been in the education field for over 30 years, I can say that Miller is an excellent school. The principal is a person who truly has the well-being and best interest of all students as her number one priority. She believes in the students and expects the teachers to put forth their best effort to help our students succeed. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the learning process and are always welcome as long as their presence does not interfere with the learning process and safety of all students. Parents are encouraged to serve as tutors, volunteers and mentors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2006

My daughter currently attends Miller Elementary. This school year she is in the first grade and has attended Miller since her pre-k year. I have had nothing but problems since enrolling her in the school. The teachers are allowed to say whatever it is they want to parents and students. Teachers are backed up by the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

I have two children attending Miller this year, and so far I have been far from impressed. I have never been made to feel welcome in my son's class. I'm rarely if ever even acknowledged. That's not to say that there are not some wonderful staff members there. The one's who go out of there way to make up for those who don't. Namely B.J., Mrs. Mueller, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Johnson). The lunchroom, which I visit at least once a week, is an experience I would not inflict on anyone. If you can somehow ignore the constant yelling from the lunchroom staff you then have to deal with the loudness of the music that is played. This makes it hard to communicate with your child and actually enjoy lunch together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

While I have a deep respect for the 'educator' who made comments, quite frankly, they do come from an educator s prospective. However, in no way can I express in 150 words, from a very involved parent s position, the rationale for the ratings I ve given. While, I consider the faculty some of the best, this school has a tough time retaining them. There is little doubt; this school is absent of 'effective' leadership. There has been high faculty turnover, the likes I've never seen in 33 yrs as a parent and parental volunteerism is almost nonexistent! Safety, which should be paramount, is in serious question as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

I have read the comments made below. While I 'have no axe to grind', I regretfully must disagree with Ms Haralson on the 'leadership' aspect. The educator below is certainly entitled to her opinion as much as anyone else, however, I respectfully must say, I agree with the others in regard to the absence of leadership at this elementary school. While I can't comment much on the support that the leadership gives or doesn't give its 'teachers I will say, all one has to do is review the teacher turnover rate at this school over the last two years. I have it on first hand knowledge from those excellent teachers who did leave Miller, their departure was in large measure, and many cases the only reason, lack of 'functional' leadership and that leadership's #1 priority not being students! That is the very reason I disenrolled my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

I have been a teacher at Miller for 6 years. I would like to comment on several of the comments made. I believe that we have wonderful leadership. The principal cares for the emotional, social, and academic welfare of each child. She fully supports the teachers and goes out of her way to make sure that we have what we need to teach to the best of our ability. The pressure of test scores is not coming from her. The pressure of testing is coming down on teachers from the national and state levels. I know that the teachers and administrators go above and beyond our job description each day. We stay late preparing materials and doing research so that we can provide our students with the best lessons possible. We also use our own money to buy rewards for our students and supplies to complete special activities. I have taught under four different administrators and our principal now is the best one that I have ever worked for. Our staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, and everyone else who works at Miller goes out of their way to help the students. I enjoy coming to work each day because of the people that I work with.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 15, 2005

Miller Elementary was once a school on the rise, but in the past couple years, particularly this year, it has ascended to the top as one of the 'have not' schools in Houston County. Don't let any scores published fool you! At the height of intimidation, anyone can achieve high scores. The recent and current 'challenges', are mainly in part due to the lack of leadership on the part of its administration. The school has disbanded its PTO, shown the minimum support to its faculty, except in the case of a 'select' few, and every effort has been exhausted to 'keep' parents from the school; although, through their half hearted efforts to the contrary; they would have you believe otherwise. If you have another option for your child's primary education, recommend seeking another Elementary School in the County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

This school is one of six in this county that is a member of the 'National Network of Partnership Schools.' The Houston County District Advisory Committee sees the following benefits for parents whose school is a member of the NNPS. 1.Increased Support from school and other parents. 2.More interactions with other families in school and community activities. 3.More effective responses to student problems 4.Increased awareness of student progress and how to help student do better. 5.Increase feeling of 'ownership' and 'sense of community' at school. Miller Elementary CAN achieve each of the benefits outlined above and our society can reap a wonderful generation as well! However, this can NEVER be attained with the 'ADMINISTRATION' currently at Miller. By its 'ACTIONS', it clearly, discourges parent involvement, not equipped to respond to students' problems, minimal support for its own teachers/staff and the worst of which, giving parents a feeling of 'ownership' and 'sense of community' at school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

In large measure, Miller has been a big disappointment over the past couple years. While the teachers are committed, skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child, they are hampered in large part to lack of leadership support. While CRCT scores rose last year, that rise resulted at the expense of teachers and emotional effects on students. The principal of this school exhibits very little leadership that could ever enhance any kind of 'follower ship'. Over the previous two years, the school has been a 'revolving out door' of a number of exceptional teachers. The #1 reason given, the principal! Quality of academic programs is good. Music, art and fitness programs are par with other schools in this district. Parent involvement is in a 'nose dive'. For a Title I School, this is the one thing that is an absolute must! All said, this school has potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I have had one child that went to Miller, until she graduated to middle school, and another who is still there. I have always been impressed with the level of professionalism and commitment I've seen in all of the faculty and staff at Miller. From the top down, they all seem to WANT to be there and to genuinely care about my child. And Miller really welcomes parental involvement. If you want to be there, you can. And the parents that do help out are some of the best, most generous folks you would ever want to meet. If you are looking for a GOOD school for your children you can't go wrong with Miller Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

I think that this school has a great way of teaching.Maybe it's not perfect but it is a good school.Since the new principal took over this school has gotten better.There is room for improvement but I think it is a great school.The staff is great and their way of teaching is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2004

I have been very pleased with the teachers that my children have had at Miller. I must say they need to do a better job of screening the substitute teachers though...the stories I have about them...UGH! I am pleased with the office staff. The secretaries are helpful and friendly:)! There is much room for improvement as far as the Parent Involvement Coordinator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

Let me say first, I use to love this school. Since Mrs. P.k has taken over as principal, the school is like a mini boarding school. All the good teachers have left or are leaving. I suggest if you are moving to this area you do not move to this school district. The principal has hired all new teachers and admistrators whom can't even speak english. We have tried to contact the board, and have recieved no luck on any changes. We will be attending a new school next year. Thanks to the few good teachers left and to B.J the sweet, caring secatary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

My family has had several children walk through Miller Elementary's doors. I have always valued the school and faculity. Since the schools new principal Mrs. Pearson-Kilgore, I have continued to be more disturbed each year she runs the school. Almost all of the teachers have transfered to schools with better principals. Only a few of the original teachers remain, and I am sure they will be run off soon as well. When I as a grandparent walk through the doors, I do not feel like I am welcome in the elementary school, the principal is very rude and talks to the parents and teachers as if they were below her. I am sorry I had to write this, but somehting needs to be done soon. I will not sign my name, because I am afraid she will punish my family for my true comments. Thanks all MES students and faculity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

Oh what a great school Miller use to be. The new principal gives the parents and teachers no support. I feel like I don't know anyone there anymore since she came. Please pray for the teachers and students to get a new principal.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

71 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 85% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 53% 37%
White 30% 44%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 5% 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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  • Gwendolyn Pearson-Kilgore
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  • (478) 929-7762

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