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Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School

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Posted September 23, 2013

This website really needs to update their information. Schools are constantly changing. This school may have been great in 2007-2009 sadly that is not the case six years later.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

The student to teacher ratio is not 11.. My sons first grade class has 25 students. The security is extremely unacceptable. The whole school seems to be way out dated. I had lunch with my son and there were students up and running around the lunchroom with no personal addressing their behavior. At open house I spoke with the women working the front office and she proceeded to talk harshly about other parents to me. I am moving when my lease is up just so my son can go to a better school. It's to soon to tell if he is getting a good education yet, but with that type of teacher student ratio, it's not looking so good, I feel for the teachers. It is just to much for one person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

I am a parent my son has atteded this school for three years I have been very pleased! Although we will miss Mrs. Padz because she retired but Dr. Bruce is just as awesome! I love Mamie Lou Gross Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Both my children attend and I love the small school atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

I think that the school is very good and i love the teachers at the school my kids have been going there since kindergarten
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I really love this school and the staff. I have a 6 year old daughter who attends and I can really tell that they take out time with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

This is a wonderful school. the children are met with soothing music as they enter into a nice clean and spirited building. My son absolutley loves getting up to go to schoola nd is actually glad for a holiday to end so he can go back and see his teacher again. He is excelling in all areas. The communication between staff and parents is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Most of the teachers are excellent, but there are a few bad apples. There are many extracurricular activities to involve the students and families in the educational process. The music teacher is the best in the county. The principal is caring, but possibly teacher control could be better as well as student discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I love this school. My kids are treated fairly and their needs are met each day. Thank you Mamie Lou Gross Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Excellent teachers and support staff. My child enjoys going to school every day. I was also very impressed with the lunch menu. Very healty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

My daughter has been attending MLGES for 2 1/2 years. I love all the staff. I was blown away to see my daughter learning fractions in the First Grade. The new reading program that they have instituted in the county is fantasic. My daughter was reading full paragraphs by the end of Kindergarten. My daughter fully enjoys her extracurricular activites. The county itself is full of after school programs. Music is available at MLGES. The current teacher is excellent. Our Christmas Concert was phenomenal! Though my daughter isn't quite old enough for the advanced music class, she shows a lot of interest in it. Parents are always welcome at the school; parent volunteers are always needed and appreiciated. If you are thinking about MLGES, you will not be disappointed!
—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.

About these ratings

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
63%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
66%
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 65% 44%
Black 27% 37%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 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
  • Darlene Bruce
Fax number
  • (912) 729-1489

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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