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Lake Joy Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted December 27, 2012

We really cannot say enough good things about this school. The teachers are top notch and the Principal ensures a healthy environment for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

We moved to the area for my work at Robins Air Force Base. We have been very pleased with the teachers, the facilities, and the kids. The lunches aren't necessarily the most nutritious, but part of that goes with living in the south where everything is fried. The children are well-behaved and polite. Like any school, a lot of your experience depends on which teachers your children end up with. We have experienced 3 different teachers now; I would rate 2 of those teachers as very good, and the other as just okay. The school is new and well-kept. My only complaint about the facilities is that they chopped down all of the trees. Now really, who wants to play out in the 100 degree, humid Georgia sunshine with no shade? Apparently my kids do because they never complain about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

LJE is a Great School! My son attended 3 - 5th grade, daughter currently in the 3rd. You wont find a better school anywhere in GA! The Principal is top-notch and I think he knows every kid's name by heart! He keeps them motivated and they are excited to come to school every day! The music and drama programs are probably the best in the state and you will really be impressed by the Music teacher! The kids really like him and he is an excellent instructor! The Media Center Specialist (Librarian) treats all the kids as if they were her own and they all love her! She keeps them constantly motivated and energized and excited about reading! Principal & Librarian really support the county's AR (Advanced Reader Program) and the kids always do well! You wont find more dedicated teachers/staff anywhere in the nation! (Only detractor would be the ART department, teacher was knowledgable, but didnt quite meet my standards,showed favoritism to her own son on several occasions, but I guess she couldn't help herself....) (One thing you have to realize about GA Schools is that the curriculum and how it's taught is mandated by the state so the teachers don't have a lot of leeway...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I am really surprised to see all the comments from the poster on 3 Feb 2010. I have had children at the Lake Joy schools for the past three years. Every Wednesday every teacher sends home a folder with accomplished student work so you are always aware fo how your student is doing. In the lower grades the homework for the week comes home every Monday. In the upper grades they are working to prepare the students for Middle School so the students themselves have to write their homework down in their agendas, which is a great communication tool between parents and teachers. Yes when you cme nto the school the only place you can go is the office. That is for the safety of your children. I would be concerned if a school didn't control who came and went in the school. I Love LJE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

I chose this school based on reviews from this site and other comments I heard about Houston County Schools. I think LJE is awful - when we have had problems, the staff and the teachers say things that are inappropriate - like implying I'm at fault, my kid is at fault, but never the staff and teachers at fault. I don't get responses from the classroom, I don't see homework assignments, I learn my kid is having trouble academically many months and weeks later. There's only one place where the parents can peer into the school - the front office, but the principal has never came out of his office to say hello during my visits. There is something really wrong at this school, and I can't believe how very different it is from Lake Joy Primary. My kid wished we never moved here, and I desperately miss our old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

I believe that state scores do not support the comments made about this school. Academic performance is below what it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

My daughter has been at Lake Joy since kindergarten and she is going to 4th grade in August. The entire school is awesome, from the administrators to the cafeteria staff. Lake Joy Elementary (and Primary) is GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

We moved to Warner Robins two years ago and absolutely love Lake Joy Primary and Elementary. Lake Joy Elementary has the best teachers and personable and dedicated principal, and the most awesome music program in the world. Mr. Bobby Helms is incredible and has helped our children become passionate about music. He's created a drama club, jazz square group, and an outstanding award-winning chorus. He even had the children rehearse and perform for the Broadway play, Anne. It was amazing watching such dedicated and passionate children perform! Lake Joy is like none other!
—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 88% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 90% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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97%

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97%

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91%

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89%
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
White 52% 44%
Black 25% 37%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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985 Lake Joy Rd
Warner Robins, GA 31088
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