School Details

S G A Elementary School

1265 Charles Perry Ave, Sardis, GA 30456
(912) 569-4322
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 374 students 12 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

80%
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83%

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
  • Burke County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
84%
90%
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84%
93%
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93%
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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
  • Burke County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
91%
94%
88%
94%
90%
93%
91%
93%
93%
80%
80%
81%
79%
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.
71%
66%
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
  • Burke County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

S G A Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sardis. The principal of S G A Elementary School is Chequita Brady, who can be contacted at cfbrady@burke.k12.ga.us. 374 children attend S G A Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the S G A Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 374 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 91% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at S G A Elementary School is 12:1. Lords House of Praise Christian is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 66%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 31%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.02%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 90% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel like it should be illegal to give a hurt child tylenol and send them back to class without contacting the parents. Therefore I feel like this is not a good school because they are more worried about their attendance record than the well being of the children. They would rather risk the life of a child then have an absence.

  • (5 years ago)

    Close net school...like family. They work hard with our children and show true concern for their well-being.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a small town but with that there is a smaller student body smaller classes and more attention on the individual. If there was an issue with my child the teacher called me and was very nice and explained what was going on or what had happened. The teachers door was always open for me to come in to chat I was even invited to come in on any morning to see what the class was doing and to see how my child was in the classroom setting. Amazing school and faculty they helped my child get acclemented to a new school in the middle of the year as we are a military family and move around a lot. I no longer live in the Sardis area but would love to have my child attend SGA again.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is in fact a small town school which is the downfall of the whole school here at SGA. Unless you are a member of the community 'click' or a born-in-resident you or your child is not accepted socially among either the other students or the faculty. I have been very discouraged at the functions of the school and am now in the process of moving because of the change in my child since enrolled in this school. If I could I'd give a zero star rating.

  • (8 years ago)

    I read the review of the last parent and I agree. I too have had issues with the parental involvement situation there. I also would like to mention the fact that the resources are obsolete. If a child is 'gifted' (s)he must be bussed to another town 17 miles down the way to enjoy the priveledges of the gifted programs. The technology is behind the times. Many people do not even know what a Promethean Board or White Board is at SGA. Children in neighboring counties are doing PowerPoints in third grade and my {SGA} child only sees a computer at home. Recess time is too short. Many children are cooped up in homes all day and at school they don't know what to do when they do have the chance to play. Children need to play. The faculty could be nicer to the parents too.

  • (8 years ago)

    As you enter the building there is an easel which states the mission statement of SGA. One of which is 'parental involvement.' As a parent of a child who attends this school I always feel dicouragement to be involved in my child's school. The morale is at an all-time low for me and several other parents. I am moving my child to the private school next year so I can have more to do with my child's life in school.

  • (8 years ago)

    SGA is the big heart of a small town. There are always bright smiles and warm hugs in the hallway. The atomosphere is filled with encouraging words from the entire staff inspiring students to exceed and maximize their potential. They have an accelerated reading(AR) program which challenges students to exceed in reading. The principals and teachers know every student. I am a former student of SGA therefore I know personally the rewards of being an SGA Cub(mascot). SGA was a major deciding factor in my decision of where to buy a home. I wanted my children(8 6 2 years old)to be a part of its warm rewarding learning environment.

  • (10 years ago)

    It's a small town school where everyone gets to know everyone so if this is the atmosphere you like then this is the school for your child(ren). This school encourages parent involvement. It's a Very pretty and Modern school and even the food is GREAT! There's alot of youthful teachers and a wonderful pre-K program. There's Chorus girlscouts & boyscouts to name a few of the after school activities. I give it 4 STARS!!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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