School Details

Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy

5801 Armour Rd, Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 748-2617
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 547 students 19 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

96%
67%
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 2012
  • Muscogee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy is Veronica Collins, whose e-mail is Collins.Veronica.J@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 547 students go to Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 547 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 14% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy is 19:1. Allen Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 28%
Asian 22% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 58%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 65%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    As far as I am concerned it is not fair that this school is rated. This school has its picks on who attends. Quite naturally when my children attend events such as the Math or Science Olympics they want to know how Britt David always comes out on top. It is not fair to the other schools and small children who don't understanding what is going on and that Britt David hand picks. Further when I tried to get my very intelligent children in at Britt David to challenge them their applications kept getting misplaced and on a couple of occassions we never even received replacement applications. It is okay my 5th grader graduated with honors this year from Dimon and he and my daughter have very high CRCT test scores with my daughter being in the gifted program at St. Elmo. Dimon is rated low but they have some excellent teachers over there as well. I am convinced that the deal at Britt David is that you have to fit in a certain socioeconomic class. And if you don't fit in this mold then you are not good enough for Britt David.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have been going to this school since K- and the eduaction is amazing! This school is great! You are lucky if you got your children at this best public school in the state!

  • (1 year ago)

    Britt David is an amazing school. My son is finishing up his kindergarten year at Britt David right now. His teacher has gone above and beyond to make sure that all of her students adjusted to the first year of real school. It is amazing what they are learning. They are learning so much more than other kindergarten students I know at other schools. We could not be happier with this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school stands out as a place where the learner is challenged to grow intellectually. The students at this school work together as a community to support each other as academic peers. I have worked at this school numerous days and I have always felt that I was teaching at the best school in the state! A+++

  • (1 year ago)

    I myself use to go to Britt David.I feel that I have learned more at that school than at any other. Right now I am in the 8th grade and most of the material I am being taught I have already learned. My point is that Britt David puts your child to the next level So if your child goes to Britt David you won't have to worry about them not catching on to things or knowing things in their later years.

  • (1 year ago)

    Britt David Magnet has high expectations for behavior and academics. My child was an A student at another local school. She moved to Britt David in the third grade where they determined she couldn't read on grade level. Standardized tests confirmed the assessment to a degree. Did they make my child leave? NO! They worked above and beyond to make sure my child reached grade level! The media specialist classroom teacher and others worked with my daughter daily. The faculty and staff works hard with all students and I am thankful for that.

  • (2 years ago)

    It should come as no surprise that Britt David has the highest test scores of any elementary school in Columbus as any student who does not score well in class or on CRCTs is kicked out of Britt David. And the process that students are put through to make sure the schools testing scores stay high are not fair to the children and do not serve to educate them as they should. I should not have to explain to my child why some of their classmates don't stay the whole school year or deal with my child's stress as teachers tell them they'll leave too if they don't do well. Far from a beacon of excellence Britt David has shown our family what is wrong with our school system (and maybe websites like this one) where a school that can do so poorly in teaching children still gets applauded for having good test scores. I don't care about test scores I want to know that my children will learn and grow as intelligent and curious individuals.

  • (2 years ago)

    Britt David Magnet Academy is a great choice for anyone who wants their child to excel and to be challenged. They encourage your child to do their best. Most of the parents are involved in some way so much so that you have to get to the PTA meeting about 45 minutes early if your child is performing and you want a front seat! They have an amazing library and a media specialist that constantly orders new books for the kids all the time!

  • (6 years ago)

    Britt David is a demanding yet very rewarding school. I love the fact that not only is the curriculum excellent and the teachers fabulous but the cultural diversity allows the children to learn about other cultures and are encouraged in proper conduct.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been in many schools in this district and not one can hold a candle to Britt David. The staff is excellent the children are extremely well behaved and the academics are top notch. In my opinion any parent would be pleased with the education their child receives at this institution.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Both of my children attend and they have excelled beyond our wildest dreams. I am confident that they will be prepared for anything where ever we go. Love it Love it Love it!

  • (9 years ago)

    Britt David is a very good school but sad to say that all they are concerned with is remaining the school of excellence. They do not have time to cater to you child s individual needs. Their behavioral expectations are very high. But on a better note they are wonderful academically. My Kindergartener reads on a 3rd grade level. You could not ask for a better academic program. I do think they need to individualize a little more because my child really needs to be challenged in order to reach her full potential. Parent involvenment is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children entered BD after being homeschooled. The children who attend BD are well behaved and discipline is not a problem there. We had been on the waiting list for several years but I withdrew them after the first six weeks. It's a great school if your children are middle- to upper-class average students but don't expect them to be challenged. If you are looking for a cute fun place for your kids to go where the students have been hand-picked to succeed so that the school can continue to be chosen as a School Of Excellence then BD-Columbus's pride and joy-is the school for you. If you are not satisfied with a school riding on your child's coattails (90% of the children would be 'A/B students' anywhere because of their parents' obvious vested interest in them) then your best elementary option in Columbus is homeschooling.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been extremely pleased with Britt David. My kindergartener has excelled in Mrs. Shelton's class. I am so impressed with the amount of parent participation the curriculum and the fun things the school does for the children. Britt David truly goes the extra mile for us all!

  • (10 years ago)

    Britt David is an asset to Columbus. The Faculty has worked very hard to keep the school on top. My child currently in Kindergarten has grown so much intellectully. I am very pleased. Many parents do not wish to move just because of this school. Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Dent are an assest to Britt David. Thanks for all your hard work. Hetal Joshi

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has gained a tremendous love for reading writing and overall learning from Britt David Mrs. Cheal's kindergarten class a valuable asset to obtain at such an early age!

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school! Outstanding in all areas!

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