School Details

Joseph Martin Elementary School

1000 Joseph Martin Rd, Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 368-3114
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 594 students 14 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
  • Liberty County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
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87%
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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
  • Liberty County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
95%
94%
81%
89%
90%
97%
95%
93%
77%
80%
80%
75%
82%
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.
96%
82%
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
  • Liberty County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joseph Martin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hinesville. The principal of Joseph Martin Elementary School is Mary Sue Tolley and can be contacted at stolley@liberty.k12.ga.us. 594 students go to Joseph Martin Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Joseph Martin Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 594 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Joseph Martin Elementary School is 14:1. Prek Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 10%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 51%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 34% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 65%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 60% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Joseph Martin has knowledgable caring teachers who work very hard to make sure that every student succeeds. They have a very diverse population of students ranging from special needs ELL economically disadvantaged homeless etc. It is a very challenging array of students to bring up to grade level for the over-rated CRCT Test. I find it sad that our students abilities are graded by one test and even worse that our teachers effectiveness is judged by the results of the same one test. We've become a test society & forgotten that creativity innovation and social growth are much more important than a standardized test score. The administrators & teachers of JME strive to meet the many requirements put on them by the local board of education as well as the state. My son has been well prepared & pushed to reach his full potential all 4 years he has attended. I highly & confidently recommend JME to other families!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has attended this school since she was in kindergarten. I have had great experiences with this school up until last year.I felt the teacher was not very friendly to her and I almost took her out of the school. Every day she would come home and tell me how she treated my baby. I was not very fund of this 2nd grade teacher Hopefully this year will be better. I do recommend this school to other parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a Great school with wonderful teachers and an excellent learning environment. Would highly recommend to any parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    teachers are not as involved with the parents as I think that they should be. We moved here not that long ago where we came from the teachers worked one on one with the parents of each child and they were friendly warm and welcoming. I definately do not feel as comfortable here as I did at the kid's old school. I was so comfortable I volunteered in classrooms once a week was classroom Mom put together class events chaperoned every field trip and helped with festivals and fund raising. I just do not feel that welcome here.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is not a singlr employee at the school that doesn't take an active interest in how the kids are doing.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daugter has attended Joseph Martin since the 1st grade. She will be going to Middle school next year. I must say that this school has some of the best teachers and faculty you will ever want to meet. I absolutely love this school and wish it was K-8. My youngest is still there in 1st grade. I hope she has the same wonderful teachers my oldest child had. Awesome!

  • (7 years ago)

    wonderful school with great programs to help children learn

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm very happy with this school. A huge change from the one my son attended last year. His teacher is great! My son loves it says it's fun and is excelling in all academics. The teachers and staff encourage parent involvment and seem enthusiasic about their jobs which rubs off on the attitudes of the students. A great place to learn grow and be a kid!

  • (9 years ago)

    I would like to say that I have had one child go to this school and move on to a local middle school and I have one child who still attends Joseph Martin. They have excellent teachers at this school (at all levels). Most of the teachers are dedicated to the students and giving a high value education. They are really motivated and have high competition with regards to educating the children. Of the individual problems (that occur when you have children) I have to say from the Principal to the Teacher that the response was great. They have an open door policy that I love as a parent. I have had to be there on several accounts and found that any concerns were address properly. The children are focused on grades reading points and general learning which impressed me.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attended Joseph Martin Elementary for the '04-'05 school session. This school offered gifted classes for those children who need a more challenging education. My 5th grader had 3 teachers who offered creative assignments to both challenge and interest my child. This school also has the accelerated readers program. Music was offered through either joining the chorus or playing the recorder. I know sports was available but my daughter didn't participate. I don't recall what was offered. I recommend this as a good school.

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