School Details

Carter Elementary School

5910 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31210
(478) 471-5440
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 533 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Bibb County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
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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
  • Bibb County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
91%
94%
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87%
93%
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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.
84%
71%
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
  • Bibb County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carter Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Carter Elementary School is Latricia Reeves and can be contacted at lreeves.Carter@bibb.k12.ga.us. 533 children attend Carter Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Carter Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 533 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 54% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Carter Elementary School is 13:1. Heritage Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 46% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 22%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 75%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 40% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers at Sonny Carter are wonderful. We moved to this school in 3rd grade and we were reading at a first grade level. By the time we got to 4th we were reading at grade level and by 5th grade we were reading on a 6th grade level. The math coach is wonderful. The PTO is a very strong group. They provide art instruction for the kids and are highly visible. The school is very racially and economically diverse. I wish the principal was out among the students more and out and about more during times when parents are in the building. The office staff is wonderful but a bit short staffed (but that is not their problem). There are lots of opportunities for extra curricular involvement that doesn't require weekend time.

  • (4 years ago)

    Carter has a wonderful teaching staff. They are caring and the office staff is very helpful. The PTO is always trying to raise funds to acccomplish goals for the school. It has a understanding principal and terrific parental involvement. The kids all seem to be very happy. It has music and art which many schools have cut. I am so glad we have this gem of a school here in Macon GA! Awesome academics!

  • (4 years ago)

    Sonny Carter is a great school with great teachers. From the moment you step onto the school grounds the learning begins. There is so much to see; much to peak a child's curiosity and so much to learn starting at the sidewalk; on into the building and it carries through into the classrooms. One of the most wonderful things about Sonny Carter is that the children appear to be happy and excited about being there. The environment is warm family friendly and welcoming. They have a fantastic principle who does so much to involve parents and to bring new and innovative programs and quest to the school. I think Sonny Carter is a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with S. Carter Elementary. Both our children have had good to excellent teachers every year. One of our children is in the gifted program and LOVES it. We also feel it is a safe enviroment and disciplined is maintained very well. This is easily the best school in the disrtict.

  • (4 years ago)

    Easily the best school in Macon. The teachers have dedicate their lives to education. That coupled with the parental involvement makes this a first rate school! The counselor empowers the students and helps ensure they learn the ethics they need later in life. The principal ensures the high standards are maintained from year to year. Easily a top-notch school but not with out effort. This school strives to maintain their status as the best in the county.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children 'graduated' from Carter. They are now in the AP classes in High School and Middle School. Tremendous leadership and parent involvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel very good about this school. We moved to GA all most 3 years ago. This school is very diverse racially which was important to us. Our son started kindergarten here with special education supports. His teachers have done a great job helping him while at the same time 'pushing' him to be more independant. IEP meetings are run well allowing parents to feel comfortable and not rushed. Parent involvement is incredible here as well. If one is moving to Bibb county I would recommend this school highly. Thanks you Sonny Carter!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this school is wonderful. The teacher's are warm and caring the curriculum is great and the principle really cares. The parents at this school really make a difference. We all pitch in where we can to help make our children's school experience as positive as possible.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love the teachers at Sunny Carter! I have a child in Kindergarden and one in 5th. This is a top rated school in my book!

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