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Waynesville Primary School

Public | PK-3 & ungraded | 422 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2008

Hold your horses! In recent years WES has made a few improvements - but examine the CRCT scores in the pass-fail grades especially. The scores are like a roller coaster ride that goes up and down, up and down! Most of the original staff have left WES in the past two years alone. Whenever teachers are replaced repeatedly - the students lose ground. Also, common sense should dictate that the teachers with the most experience and best qualifications should be placed in the critical areas like Math and Reading. It seems like our leaders are just shuffling the staff around and trying a lot of different strategies in the hopes of stumbling onto something that actually works.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2007

W.E.S has come a long way and I think they are doing a fantastic job. I feel completely safe sending my son to school every morning. Those of you who feel it is not what it should be should make a real effort to become more involved. If more time goes by than I think should or if I need information, I make the effort to contact my son's teacher. I understand that she is extremely busy and can't think of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

I have two children who attend Waynesville Elem. and I have to agree, there is some teachers there that are totally dedicated to their job and do it very well but there is others there that seem to me that there only there for a paycheck. My Youngest child is in Kin. and his teacher is excellent. She has recognized some problems my child is having and has helped get us on the track so he can be where he needs to be and not left behind in his class. But last year when I walked my older child to their class in the mornings I was never even greeted with a good morning by his teacher, even if I greeted her I was lucky to get a response. But as far as safety goes, I have never worried about my childs safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I disagree with the parent who feels that Waynesville Elem has become unsafe. I have children who attend the school and I have never felt they were in danger at any time.The one problem that I can see is there is a lack of communication between some of the teachers and the parents,and lack of parent envolvement.I think that a few of the teachers could make a better effort to keep the parents informed of what is going on in the classroom.Not only with behavioral problems but also with in school work and homework.Parents could be more involved if they were more aware without having to hunt the teacher down for information. Having said that,Waynesville is one of the better schools my children have gone to,and is getting better every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

This school in my opinion has become unsafe and are lacking in discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

WES is a good school, working hard to become great. There are always problems in schools due to the number of people involved, so WES is doing all it can to educate its students. If someone has a complaint about the school that's fine, but they should also work on a solution to the problem. My child has been to several schools and the quality of education is best at WES. (By the way, one of the other schools was reported to be the best in that county, it wasn't.) Brantley County has some of the best schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

The school is on its way to the top. We have new administration that is going to be with us next year. They have really turned the school around and are a great team. This is a great school and I know that our principal and assistant principal are going to help our students accomplish great things. Hats off to WES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

The primary problem with the school is the lack of parent participation in his/her own child's education. Recently, my child in 2nd grade was asked to find out AT HOME, how long it takes Jupiter to revolve around the sun. She told me the next day that only 2 of 20 students could supply the answer. I was shocked. I understand a child that needs extra help, but not having the time to find out the answer seemed lazy to me. Any child who just cannot excel should take advantage of the Bush Administration's 'No Child Left Behind' program. The program may have valuable help for the child that needs more individual attention than they can get in a classroom setting. Please visit http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

i think there should be more parking spaces and also more supervision especially on the playground. teachers are sitting in front of the building and no one is seeing what goes on around the corner of the building. a lot of things are happening that are not being supervised and then the teacher has to figure out whose right. if they were watching they would know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

I am a parent and teacher at WES. My child has had excellent teachers who care about her academics as well as her well-being. WES has had four different principals in four years and that affects a schools' stability. However, WES did well on CRCT scores and finally is NOT a Needs Improvement School! Obviously, we're doing something right! I'm proud to say that my children attend WES and also am proud to work there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2005

I do think that all parents should be more involved than what they are. i also think that we do need a principal that would stay for more than one year the academics is great, but only if it was taught according to the state law, and not what the board offices wants the schools to do.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 9, 2005

I have 2 children that have attended this school and I must say this school has got potential. but it has some veary negative influances that are holding it back. I feel as thouh some of the staff members need to look past a last name and money of the student and look at the student individually. unfortunatly this is the case in alot of the classes, the students are not pushed to their fullest potiential. I have a daughter who is 8 years old and can only read on a first grade second month reading leval. scince we have removed her from this school and have had her evaluated and placed in a proper school setting she has went from failing and having to repeat 2 grade for the second time to making A's & B's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

I work for the school system so I know first hand that there are wonderful teachers and administrators in the W.E.S. school system. However, I also see that there are certain individuals who are not doing all that they can to help our children. I believe that maybe the teachers at W.E.S, and probably the other systems also, need a closer evaluation. We can't afford to settle for a babysitter, we need only wonderful, qualified, child friendly professionals. Not all W.E.S. teachers fit that mold, not by a long shot! I would like to say that I REALLY appreciate the teachers who go the extra mile for my child and all the others. You know who you are. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

I am concerned that this school has labeled many students disabled instead of teaching the students what they need to know. We should go back to the basics if a child needs them. One on one help needs to be made available, and teachers that care and want their 'children' to advance in their educational experience. Please take the time to teach them and not pass them over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2003

We really like the school, but the parking lot is really small to hold the amount of vehicles of parents picking their children up in the afternoon.I predict that there will eventually be a collision there soon. There are even people driving in the exit to enter the parking area. What would happen if a child was walking out in the parking area and did not think to look that way before crossing? They could get hurt pretty serious. And why is the Sixth Grade here in elementary school instead of middle school like the other schools around this area. The Sixth Graders are not appreciating this so much and they are taking out their frustrations on the smaller children. They tend to kick and push the little ones around. Why can't we all get along and work together to make this a top-notch school?
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 44%
Black 1% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Lori Ann Lee
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  • (912) 778-3071

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5726 Old Waynesville Rd
Waynesville, GA 31566
Phone: (912) 778-3068

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