Dawson Elementary School

180 Northstar Dr, Columbus, GA 31907
(706) 683-8732

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Public Grades PK-5 355 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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

Dawson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Dawson Elementary School is Denise Perryman, who can be contacted at Perryman.Denise@muscogee.k12.ga.us. 355 students go to Dawson Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Dawson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 355 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 86% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dawson Elementary School is 14:1. St. Marys Video and Communication Technology is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 90% 58%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 28%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Asian 0% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 65%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 88% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school was terrible. I am transferring my child after 3 months. Teachers yelling at my child allowing bullying refusal to allow my child restroom breaks. Allowing other kids to steal from my child. Just awful.

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