School Details

Moulton-Branch Elementary School

5725 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 245-2294
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 637 students 13 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 2012
  • Lowndes County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
96%
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89%
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93%
97%
93%
88%
91%
83%
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92%
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 2012
  • Lowndes County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
97%
94%
98%
97%
90%
96%
98%
93%
85%
87%
80%
81%
89%
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.
86%
83%
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 2012
  • Lowndes County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Moulton-Branch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Valdosta. The principal of Moulton-Branch Elementary School is Robin M. Bennett and can be contacted at rbennett@lowndes.k12.ga.us. 637 children attend Moulton-Branch Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Moulton-Branch Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 637 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 65% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Moulton-Branch Elementary School is 13:1. J. L. Lomax Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 66%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 22%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 48%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 53% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    We love Moulton-Branch. I have a daughter there now (4th grade). She had an older cousin who attened MBE and now has a younger cousin there. They've all done well and excelled. The teachers and staff work well with the kids and it shows they care.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school and principal really are below average. I cannot believe how harse some of the staff are to the students. I certainly wish we had a choice to send our kids somewhere else!

  • (7 years ago)

    So far I am very happy with Moulton-Branch Elementary. My daughter has had a wonderful kindergarten and 1st grade experience and has been blessed both times to have had wonderful teachers that really cared.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love Moulton Branch. I think the staff is excellent. The only thing not great about the Lowndes County Schools is the bus arrangement.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am also extremely happy with MBE. I recently moved here and have a Kindergardener with IEP's from 3 states. They have gone over and above the norm to help my daughter learn dispite a Sensory Integration Dysfunction that can make her very emotional and stressed in certain situations. They were willing to try whatever I suggested and accomodate her needs in a very loving and professional manner. Her teacher was eagerly willing to learn about her Sensory issues and make modifications in her disciplinary program to accomodate my daughters needs. I am more than impressed with everyone even the bus driver is loving and understanding. A+++++++++++++

  • (8 years ago)

    We just moved here and I was extremely pleased with the comfortable warm welcome feeling within the school. Our son has been to a different school every school year since Pre-K. This is the first school he's really enjoyed and made friends quickly! Kudos to the staff of MBE!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in 2nd grade at MBE and I have been very pleased with the school. They keep me well informed on how my child is doing and what I can do to help in areas he's not doing so well in. All of his teachers have been absolutely wonderful up to now...

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 2 children at MBE and another who went to middle school this year after K-5 at MBE. The faculty and staff are so caring and involved that my children and I think of the 'MBE folk' as part of our extended family. The teachers are absolutely phenomenal at treating each child as an individual with unique learning styles strengths and needs. Several teachers helped me take my 'ADD' child from constant anxiety and marginal grades to Honor Roll Gifted and self-confidence in just one year - without medication or negative discipline. I have always felt very welcome any time that I have shown up at school no matter what time of day or what is happening in the classroom. These teachers are the best.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child is in Kindergarten at MBE. He attended pre-K there as well. My experiences with everyone from the teachers and staff to my child's bus driver have been pleasant. He has learned so much and I know that I owe that to them. I want to commend and thank each of them for all their hard work. It is very reassuring to know that I can send my child to school and he is taken care of just as he would be at home. Pat yourselves on the back. Great Job!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am very pleased with my son's school. He is a first grader at Moulton Branch Elementary and enjoys going to school each day. The staff is excellent and I love the fact that I can easily communicate with my son's current teacher Amanda High. She has made learning a very positive and enjoyable experience this year.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had two children attend Moulton-Branch. One is now in college and doing well and the other is a 5th grade student now. I think Moulton-Branch has a very caring and positive faculty. The teachers work hard and are always searching for ways to help students learn. I appreciate all they do!

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