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Russell Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2014

I love russel is a clean school, good teacher, my girl is doing pretty good at ruseel elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

All 3 of my children has attended RES. The school itself could use a makeover. It is an old school. I have volunteered a great deal at RES and I know the staff quite well. I appreciate a lot of the teachers and admistrators. It is always a couple of bad apples out the bunch, but all in all, I am satsified. Unfortunately my K will be attending Hilltop next year, it's bitter sweet, because the staff at RES has went out of their way to accomodate my children. I hear awesome things about Hilltop, but we are going to miss RES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

Sad Special Education and Gifted Program. I really was disappointed to find the special education was not according to state guidelines and Gifted should not be part time. Other states have it full time. All Georgia schools need to step up cause when you the children they really have to catch up. The state is rated close the the bottom in the nation. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

Our kid goes to Russell since he was in Kindergerten. Now he is in 5th grade. Principal Mr. Lauritsen, Assistant Principal Mrs. Hall and all class Teachers my son had are wonderful. They love their students so much. They spent time more than we could do for my son. They think about my son more than we do as parents. My son also loves them very much. I am also an educator in a University and we teach adult kids which is much easier than Elementary kids. I give this school HIGH FIVE. THANKS to all Teachers and Staffs for the great jobs you are doing for your students and for the society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

My children attended Russell for two years and they loved it. I loved it. The staff listens to parents concerns. No school is perfect and I'm sure there are some staff that are buttholes, but it is as close to perfect. Unfortunately, we had to move last year due to circumstances beyond our control. They now attend QRE. It it an ok school. But my kids are not happy. My son is sick he can't spend his 5th grade year at Russell. Next fall I plan to return, so my 4 year old can attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

Russell Elementary is a better school than some in Houston County. They have a top notch first grade staff and slowly deteriorates from there. I believe that the curriculum is way too slow and the FOCUS classes have deminished over the last year only hurting the children and the test scores. The staff that controls the lunch room yell and punish the whole group vs. using skills to control the situation. I hope that Russell will rise above the status quo and begin pressuring the children to learn more in the future to help them not go to the bottom of the list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Russell Elementary is a great school. My children have been there for two years. My children have been to three different elementary schools and this by far is the best one. Of course I had a few issues, but the staff and the administrators were very attentive and took my concerns seriously. I refuse to move if I had to leave this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I, too, have had issues at Russell. Mr. Lauritsen seems to have the kids' best interest at heart. Unfortunately, I have seen what the previous parent wrote about. Yelling at students is common at Russell. My child's teacher is one who yells quite a bit. She yells more than she actually teaches. It is a shame that some teachers are more concerned with themselves rather than the education of those who are sitting in the classroom. With this being said, there are also teachers at Russell who are very caring. Unfortunately, a few bad apples truly do spoil the whole bunch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

I usually don't write about things like this but I see a few 'fabulous' comments so I have to chime in. This school is anything but fabulous. I can't speak to the quality of teachers so much but the discipline and safety are scary. As soon as I can afford it, my child will be going to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

I have to say that the 'yelling' I see another parent writing about is absolutely true. This has to stop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

Oh my! Where do I begin? This school is fabulous! I have 2 sons attending, and 1 beginning Pre-K in the fall. This is the most family-like group of teachers and administration I have ever seen. There is a genuine concern for the well-being of every student. Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Howell are wonderful and give so much loving attention to my boys. This is the benchmark school that others should take lessons from. My boys are brilliant, and the teachers constantly challenge them to do more. I am blessed to have my children in this school. They previously attended QRE, and I was very dissappointed with the principals there, although I had a couple of the best teachers. Now, if only I could persuade them to come to Russell! This school is a pleaser!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

This is our second year at Russell and our experience has been wonderful. The teachers are great and really care about the kids. Parents are involved and there is a great sense of family. I am proud to send my children to Russell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

My Children have attended 3 schools in three years and Russell has been the best by far. The Staff and Teachers are personable and they TRULY care about my childs safety and constantly work on improving the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This is our first year at Russell Elementary and we have been very pleased. I have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader. Both have been challenged and have been under the guidance of kind and loving teachers. The principal knows most of the kids by name and is frequently found playing outside at recess. There is a family atmosphere and parents are always welcome to be at the school. The school has a good discipline policy and I feel my kids are both safe at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

Russell Elementary is a school I'm proud to send my daughter to. She has had great difficulty, but the teachers have been very involved and supportive. I'm happy to report thanks to the effort the shcool has put forth and their excellent communication with me my daughter is now doing much better and is looking forward to a bright academic career and better self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

I was very disappointed with the pre-k program. My husband and I took our child out the week before school ended. The children were yelled at and not treated as four year olds. They were too hard on the children. Several parents had problems. Hopefully since last years principal is no longer there things will change with the way the teachers treat the children. I haven't heard good things about the kindergarden program either. Stay away from the pre-k program.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

108 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

106 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 88% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
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 44% 44%
Black 34% 37%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Two or more races 6% 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
  • Keith Lauritsen
Fax number
  • (478) 542-2272

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Warner Robins, GA 31088
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