School Details

Blandford Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Effingham County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blandford Elementary School is a public elementary school in Guyton. The principal of Blandford Elementary School is Karen K. Durkin, whose e-mail is kdurkin@effingham.k12.ga.us. 865 students go to Blandford Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the Blandford Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 865 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 44% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Blandford Elementary School is 15:1. Rincon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 75%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 0.9%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 42%
Limited English proficiency 5% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 46% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids start attending Blandford Elementary in Rincon Ga since 2006 the teacher back them they where very nice and friendly still I can say is few still nice but others don't respect parents and children the way to spoke and say the things to me and others parents is not right and I don't think for been a school where I think my kids shout learn good manners well this is not a place where they need to be ...I don't considerate this behavior from them is appropriate and I wish everything can change in there for the best of our children..

  • (5 years ago)

    Have had children in BES for three years now and it has lived up to our expectations (and ratings here). There is a team atmosphere between parents and staff that keeps the childen first. Chose this school district from this site when planning our move here great resource. S. Dyroff

  • (7 years ago)

    We have two daughters who are new to Blandford this year and we have been so pleased with the quality of education they have received. We have been blessed with dedicated and caring teachers who have created lifelong learners and instilled the love of learning in our girls. We give Blandford our highest recommendation! ) David & Heather Cocke

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers staff and school board.

  • (7 years ago)

    Blandford is an awesome school that I am proud to send my children to! The teachers and administrative staff are excellent! Much like a private school environment without the politics!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is such a great school. My kids love it here and the staff is so friendly. Also it is beautiful school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Blandford Elementary is a new school which opened August 2006. The city of Rincon is growing quite quickly. My understanding is that most of the children are from Rincon Elementary. So far we have had a great year at Blandford. We are new to the area moving here from Springfield MO. The principal and teachers are top notch and show a lot of care for both the welfare and education of my daughter. We were really concerned moving to the south and choosing a public school. Blandford is a pleasant surprise and a wonderful facility. I give it 2 thumbs up!

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