3539 Mount Zion Church Rd
Valdosta, GA 31605
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Dewar Elementary School serves 745 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Dewar Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Dewar Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

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School Overview

Dewar Elementary School's student population of 745 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
745 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Early Release Day/Last Day of School
May 25, 2022 (Wednesday)
First Day of School
August 05, 2022 (Friday)
Fall Break
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)

School Rankings

Dewar Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dewar Elementary School is 0.66, 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 Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#495 out of 2196 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
15%
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Black
32%
37%
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White
48%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 745 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 20%)

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