McDonough Elementary School

330 Tomlinson St, Mcdonough, GA 30253
(770) 957-4101

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 538 students 12 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
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McDonough Elementary School is a public elementary school in McDonough. The principal of McDonough Elementary School is Gena Williams and can be contacted at 538 students attend McDonough Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the McDonough Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 538 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 80% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McDonough Elementary School is 12:1. Walnut Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Arabic


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 49%
Multiracial 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Asian 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 50%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 85% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    horrible horrible!!!!!!!! my daughter was being called out of her name as well as the teacher on several occasion by a student instead of dealing with the student the staff moved my daughter to another classroom.while in this new classroom which was supposed to be a tag class.her classmate threatened to bring a knife to school and stab her in the eye .a couple of days later assaulted my daughter by poking her in the neck with a pencil. this was very disappointing to me but the biggest wow factor was not one thing was done to the student Henry county school system sweeps things under the rug instead of dealing with the problem

  • (1 year ago)

    Omg! This school is every parents dream of leaving their children and knowing that the staff really love their students. I salute mcdonough elementary for taking care of my three children since 2005- present you guys are amazing!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two students that attend/attended MES. I love this school! There are so many great things going on here that I like to call MES the McDonough secret. They have so many great clubs and incentives that the students want to be successful! The teachers are excellent in fact the 5th graders had the highest scores in the whole county last year (my child was part of the fifth grade). I am so glad that I still have another child at MES so that I am able to see all of the positive things going on here!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended McDonough Elementary for almost 3 years. Each year she has had wonderful caring teachers. This year the new administration has made some wonderful changes. They've implemented a positive reinforcement program that is really exciting for my daughter. We will be rezoned to a new school next year and hope the administration and teachers are as wonderful!

  • (8 years ago)

    McDonough Elementary is a great school. The administration is wonderful and the teachers are great. My child is a first grader at MES and he absolutley loves his teacher. She is always willing to offer extra help and support to her students and communicates with parents frequently. We love MES so much and are saddened to leave the county. The area is becoming very rough and the school is experiencing a lot of behavior problems because of it. I beleive that the school is doing to the best of their ability but the area is becoming overwhelming.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs at this school are poor! The lack of available resources are limited. Classrooms are overcrowded - no educational assistance provided in the schools. No educational programs set up for students. The retention rate is increasing yet the funds are not available for seeking resources! Henry County needs to invest more into their school systems. Parent teacher involvement inititated by administers are effortless. I wish that I had never moved to this county. By far the school system is at best 'poor'. The school has no money to hire teachers or to incorporate programs. Student teacher ratio is 24 1 - Ridiculous! Classrooms over crowded - Extremely Horrible Experience. Please seek other options for education is a huge investment for your child. Don't allow your child to become a product of poor school systems. I'm deeply dissapointed in Henry County Schools!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a high functioning form of autism entered kindergarten this school year. The support that we have received from the school's administration classroom teachers and resource teachers has been remarkable. The entire staff is warm and understanding of my son's strengths and weaknesses. My son has thrived in this environment and although he still has hurdles to leap he has made remarkable strides.

  • (11 years ago)

    Last year my son was struggling to pass the 3rd grade in a clayton county elementay school. The family move to Henry county an I enrolled my son in Mcdonough Elementary. His 4th grade teacher is a very warm and patient lady. She has taken up extra time with him and given him extra attention so he could catch up. She is a saint! Not any teacher would take up so much time with one student with a class of 25 9 and 10 year olds. My son has been on the A B honor roll for the last 2 report cards. I am so proud of him and I am even more gratful to Ms. Edmonson. Thank you so much!

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