School Details

Guyton Elementary School

405 N Ash St, Springfield, GA 31329
(912) 772-3384

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 711 students 13 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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About this school

Guyton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Springfield. The principal of Guyton Elementary School is Charlotte Connelly, who can be contacted at 711 students attend Guyton Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Guyton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 711 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 58% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Guyton Elementary School is 13:1. Springfield Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 75%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Asian 0.3% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 42%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 61% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved here out of state and were worried about GA schools. We have been so happy with this school so far. All of the teachers and support staff have been very welcoming and I am glad we chose this school for our children!

  • (2 years ago)

    I don't believe these other parents are talking about the same Guyton Elementary School. This school is a trashy school. Its a very bad environment for any aged kid. I had to take my 8 yr old out of this school because one little girl was teaching her about sex I had a meeting with the counselor and principle they have the nerve to tell me it's everywhere you go but you mean to tell me my 8 ur old has been in school 5 years and she has never been exposed to sex UNTIL she went to Guyton! Then you go pick your child up you have all these teachers standing around in a circle talking abouttheir personal lives instead of trying to put the children in the car safely. They have not once been a little interested in my child my child goes there and hasto defend for herself. This school is not normal you walk into their office you have 20 adults in there at once and you can't never talk to who you need. Also i have a 4 yr old in pre-k they started these new rules about parents coming in the building (which is understandable) but I'm told I can't walk my 4 yr old to class and the secretary has the nerve to tell me that they're big enough and can walk by themselves at 4 yrs old!

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved to Georgia from out of state and I have LOVED Guyton. As well as my kids do. My daughter is in 1st grade and in the GT program and she is always so excited to go to school. We have moved around a lot and this is my sons 6th school (he's in 5th grade) and he says by far Guyton has been his favorite school. Wish we would of gotten here sooner.

  • (5 years ago)

    Guyton is a wonderful place where students can grow & learn. I am a teacher there & also have 3 kids- 1 has been through Guyton Elementary & the other 2 are attending GES now. I think it is a wonderful place to work & for my children to make new friends & achieve a great education!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love our school! I feel like it is my 'lost jewel in the country'! Even with the thought of selling our house I know I am not willing to leave our school district and will be certain where we move will keep me in this wonderful school!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that Guyton is a very good school. The staff and adminstrators are always there to help when needed.There very understanding and helpful. My child is in the 5th grade and she makes good grades even though she's sick alot. But she does her best to catch up. The after school tutoring program is great.We will miss them when Mackenzie goes on to middle school.I do think though they should start the 5th graders to tuck in there shirt tails before going to middle school so it want make it so hard on the students to get use to they have to wear them in staring in the 6th grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    Guyton Elementary is a wonderful school. They are about the people. Not just what they can get from you but what they can do to make it easier on both parents and students. Your not just a number your a real person. They go out of their way to learn the names of parents. And they will go far far above the call of duty to help parents and students alike.

  • (9 years ago)

    Guyton is a Godsend to our family. The teacher and faculty support is awesome. The teachers in the special education department are a blessing. I could never ask for a better school for my kids. We love it.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an excellent safe school! It includes Pre-K.The principal teachers and other staff are wonderful. If there are any concerns they are handled promptly and satisfaction is guaranteed. Curriculum is awesome. Our daughter loves learning. She looks forward to going to school everyday!(and she is usually not a morning person)Our oldest daughter just adored the school and her teachers.There is a wonderful PTA program. The music program is great also.It includes a chorus. Yes you will find an after school program. There are lots of year-round county recreational sports that numerous students participate in. Parental involvement is excellent! If anyone is looking for an excellent elementary school Guyton Elementary is the one you are looking for.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers here are great! My child hated school before going here. Now even though he doesn't admit it he seems to enjoy school and has a much better attitude.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is one of the best schools in Effingham County. The teachers let you know right away if there is a problem and they work well with the parents to help fix any problems.

  • (10 years ago)

    The parent/teacher relationship is wonderful. My child is in special ed.. at GES and has been in their system for 3 years. It is a great school within a great system.

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