Matthew Arthur Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2500 Ga Highway 127
       Kathleen, GA  31047


 (478) 988-6170

District: Houston County

SchoolDigger Rank:
159th of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  759

Racial breakdown:
White:
63.5%
African American:
22.3%
Hispanic:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Matthew Arthur Elementary School ranked better than 86.8% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked first among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Houston County School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.31. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.5%), African American (22.3%), Hispanic (7.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Matthew Arthur Elementary School is 15.1, which is the 10th best among 20 elementary schools in the Houston County School District. (See more...)
Compare Matthew Arthur Elementary School employs 50 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Matthew Arthur Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Matthew Arthur Elementary School 159th of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Matthew Arthur Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Houston County:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston County 59th of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Matthew Arthur Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.02 143rd 1101 87.0%
2007 82.83 130th 1125 88.4%
2008 81.87 140th 1134 87.7%
2009 87.90 72nd 1133 93.6%
2010 85.54 95th 1183 92.0%
2011 83.73 128th 1212 89.4%
2012 77.65 234th 1201 80.5%
2013 80.37 191st 1225 84.4%
2014 77.33 245th 1231 80.1%
2015 77.59 236th 1240 81.0%
2016 76.42 252nd 1233 79.6%
2017 87.83 131st 1205 89.1%
2018 85.31 159th 1209 86.8%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, August 31, 2012

Open Quote This school has went from being an above average school to just average. If it weren't for the great teachers it would definitely be a below average school. I have had more problems with this school this year than I have had the entire seven years we have attended. Again, the teachers are great; however, the administration (exception Dr. McDuffie) and the office staff are rude and unorganized. There used to be a sweet atmosphere in the school and now I'm lucky to even see anyone smile. I am highly disappointed in what MAE has become. "It feels like a prison" is what my child told me. How sad!!! Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Friday, August 12, 2011

Open Quote My child is autistic and entered MAES near the end of the school year (2011). He was in Kindergarten. After an interview with the principal, Mrs. Jolie Hardin, he was placed with Mrs. Joni Shannon and Mrs. Collins. He blossomed under their care! No one knew that he was autistic at his last school until the very end, so they treated him as a problem child. Not so with Mrs. Shannon! She is fully trained to handle autistic children in the mainstream classroom, and does so beautifully! Thank goodness the school decided to cycle Mrs. Shannon and her whole class together for 1st grade! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, May 30, 2011

Open Quote I had 3 children who attended this school and can't think of one bad thing to say. The teachers and administration are all wonderful. They provide a great learning environment for the students. The PTO is very active and provides fun activities for the students. Without question, this is the best elementary school in Houston County. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Matthew Arthur Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 472 103 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 586
2001 551 93 6 4 2 n/a n/a 0 656
2002 567 107 12 6 2 n/a n/a 0 694
2003 567 107 12 6 2 n/a n/a 0 694
2004 589 110 18 4 2 n/a n/a 0 723
2005 573 108 13 4 4 n/a n/a 21 723
2006 576 118 8 10 4 n/a n/a 24 740
2007 631 112 12 16 3 n/a n/a 25 799
2008 469 111 7 5 2 n/a n/a 20 614
2009 486 123 9 9 5 n/a n/a 21 653
2010 496 129 9 29 1 1 18 0 683
2011 465 140 8 29 1 1 22 0 666
2012 536 138 4 36 2 0 27 0 743
2013 556 164 3 49 2 0 25 0 799
2014 563 156 5 54 1 2 29 0 810
2015 517 129 6 39 2 0 24 0 717
2016 477 141 5 41 2 0 39 0 705
2017 482 169 3 54 4 1 46 0 759

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Matthew Arthur Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 586 30.0 19.5 26.5
2001 656 40.0 16.4 25.5
2002 694 45.5 15.3 18.9
2003 694 45.5 15.3 18.9
2004 723 45.5 15.9 20.3
2005 723 46.5 15.5 24.2
2006 740 50.5 14.7 23.0
2007 799 53.5 14.9 28.0
2008 614 47.5 12.9 28.6
2009 653 47.5 13.7 35.8
2010 683 49.0 13.9 36.0
2011 666 49.2 13.5 34.1
2012 743 51.0 14.5 34.2
2013 799 54.4 14.6 35.9
2014 810 54.5 14.8 38.0
2015 717 50.0 14.3 34.0
2016 705 48.0 14.6 36.0
2017 759 50.0 15.1 33.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Matthew Arthur Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 586 30.0 19.5 26.5
2001 656 40.0 16.4 25.5
2002 694 45.5 15.3 18.9
2003 694 45.5 15.3 18.9
2004 723 45.5 15.9 20.3
2005 723 46.5 15.5 24.2
2006 740 50.5 14.7 23.0
2007 799 53.5 14.9 28.0
2008 614 47.5 12.9 28.6
2009 653 47.5 13.7 35.8
2010 683 49.0 13.9 36.0
2011 666 49.2 13.5 34.1
2012 743 51.0 14.5 34.2
2013 799 54.4 14.6 35.9
2014 810 54.5 14.8 38.0
2015 717 50.0 14.3 34.0
2016 705 48.0 14.6 36.0
2017 759 50.0 15.1 33.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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