Dawson Elementary School

180 Northstar Dr
Columbus, GA 31907
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Dawson Elementary School serves 268 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dawson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Dawson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Dawson Elementary School's student population of 268 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Dawson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dawson Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2093 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
15%
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Black
91%
37%
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White
3%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.170.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMuscogee County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dawson Elementary School is Early College Academy Of Columbus At Waverly Terrace (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rothschild Leadership Academy School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Marys Video And Communication Technology (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbus St. Marys Video And Communication Technology Magnet School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 355 students
    0.7 miles
    4408 Saint Marys Rd
    Columbus, GA 31907
    (706) 683-8841
    0.7 K-5 355
  • Columbus Dimon Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 496 students
    1.0 miles
    480 Dogwood Dr
    Columbus, GA 31907
    (706) 683-8772
    1 K-5 496
  • Columbus Lonnie Jackson Academy Math: 15-19% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 489 students
    1.6 miles
    4601 Buena Vista Rd
    Columbus, GA 31907
    (706) 565-3039
    1.6 PK-5 489
  • Columbus Georgetown Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 513 students
    1.8 miles
    954 High Ln
    Columbus, GA 31907
    (706) 565-2980
    1.8 K-5 513
  • Columbus Rothschild Leadership Academy School Math: 7% | Reading: 10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 529 students
    1.8 miles
    1136 Hunt Ave
    Columbus, GA 31907
    (706) 569-3709
    1.8 6-8 529

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