School Details

St. Simons Elementary School

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 2012
  • Glynn County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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 2012
  • Glynn County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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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
  • Glynn County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Simons Elementary School is a public elementary school in Saint Simons Island. The principal of St. Simons Elementary School is Suzanne Clements, whose e-mail is sclement@glynn.k12.ga.us. 481 students go to St. Simons Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the St. Simons Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 481 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 54% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at St. Simons Elementary School is 15:1. Lord Of Life Christian Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 36%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 17% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 49%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My twins who are 9 are just finishing their 2011/12 year at St Simons and I can honestly say that as parents we feel very blessed that our kids had an opportunity to be students at this great school. Because this is a small older school in a tiny island community we had misconceptions concerning the quality of education and services that our kids would receive. Some of the many things that made our boys' school year memorable -many science classes take place on the tide contingent beach across the street-after school chess club-after school violin-Arts Day where many local artists come and involve the kids includes live performers lunch in the schoolyard while live blues play-Trackapaloosa a PTA sponsored event in it's second year the first year raised money for a track and this year the money raised is going towards science music and arts local bands played while school families gathered together. Caring staff from the bus drivers to the school's caretaker.The Administration who are always upfront and visible available to listen to concerns.An incredible group of parents who are involved in their children's school/education. Couldn't have asked for better teachers. A+++

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has won the Georgia School of Excellence 4 times! This is the only school in Glynn County that can claim that accomplishment. The teachers and students here continue to shine year after year. Students have the opportunity to experience learning in a Marine Science Lab on a weekly basis. The location which is across the street from the Atlantic Ocean makes this school truly unique! Staff students & families maintain a wonderful sense of community with a very positive school culture! Love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school shines brighter than any other school. I think the teachers are great and truly care about the successes of their students. Thank you!

  • (10 years ago)

    SSI Elementary is a wonderful place for young people to have their first school experiences. Teachers are great. Academics are interesting. PTA is active. Community is very involved. The children are loved. We have a child in first grade who has been there since Kindergarten. We ALL love it!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall my kids had a good experience during the two years they were here. We had one bad kindergarten teacher but truly inspirational teachers otherwise. Mrs. Chitty still ranks as my 14 yo's favorite teacher. When we moved back to Fayette County though it seemed like the two systems curriculum didn't quite mesh as far as the math went. Still love the school and visit it whenever we hit the island on vacation. Great admin. and support team too.

  • (10 years ago)

    The only Elementary school I know of with an ocean view. Long known as a school offering very supportive learning atmosphere teachers and administrators instill confidence in all students. Has been both state and national school of excellence. The older of two public elementary schools on St. Simons. Facilities are recently renovated. Students are 2nd and even third generation to go through its halls! Super strong PTA. I've had two children go through there.

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