School Details

Deer Chase Elementary School

1780 Deer Chase Ln, Hephzibah, GA 30815
(706) 772-6240
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 609 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

81%
75%
88%
71%
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79%
87%
84%
92%
67%
59%
78%
73%
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83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
80%
90%
83%
70%
84%
91%
86%
93%
71%
68%
83%
77%
64%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
87%
94%
92%
78%
90%
94%
86%
93%
79%
68%
80%
78%
65%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 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.
68%
60%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Deer Chase Elementary School is a public elementary school in Augusta. The principal of Deer Chase Elementary School is Tujuana Wiggins, whose e-mail is wiggitu@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us. 609 children attend Deer Chase Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Deer Chase Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 609 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 68% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Deer Chase Elementary School is 16:1. Diamond Lakes Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 92% 73%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 21%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 70%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 60% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son was a student there from pre-k- to 6 months of second grade. His second grade teacher was known for being stern and strict but no one mentioned that she was mean and a bully. She would make a lot of comments that hurt my son and ridiculed him in front of his peers. When my concerns were brought to the principal she repeated tried to justify the teachers actions as me misinterpreting what was intended. But it wasn't me that needed to be convinced my son was the one hurt. He is homeschooled now but hasn't been able to get a full nights sleep in months. He also never wants to go back to that school. The teachers and principal are concerned with the standardized test and requirements but seem to have forgotten the real reason they are there- to educate our children.

  • (3 years ago)

    The new principal Dr Wiggins appears to be detached from the school. She is rarely if ever at any school functions to include PTA meetings and school performances. She has a lack of warmth or vision that is so neccessary to lead..

  • (6 years ago)

    Ms. McRea has really turned this school around with high standards and expectations..

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a brand new school plagued with old mindsets among teachers and administration. I would like to see reading tutors and reading programs for early grades 1st 2nd 3rd. When i asked for a reading tutor for my daughter I was told go to the library... I won't say who told me to do this.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 5th grader and I would like to see more work other than science projects. I don't really see a need for students to do a project. I think students should be doing more work in the classroom and that will tell the teacher as to whether or not the kids are learning. Other than that I am very pleased with this school.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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