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Hope Elementary School

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Posted June 12, 2014

Hope-Hill is a school that has had many transitions from teachers to principles and change can be hard. I started this school not knowing what to expect and it was a interesting change. I had read the reviews and heard the negative talks but I decided to give it a try anyway because it was blocks from my home. That was the best decision I could have made. I am not going to say it was perfect or is perfect but what I will say is that if you get involve with the education of your child they will meet you where you are at. My son's teachers were great!! The teachers listen, help, and supported me in what I needed to do to have a knowledgeable kid. The present principle Mrs. Wheeler has hit the ground running and is available if you need to talk. It is group effort to get a child through school and I am happy to be apart of a great group. We are going here again this year and again by choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

This school is on an upward climb! The principal is on top of it and the teachers are engaged and involved. The PTA has really stepped up their game. I am very pleased with my children's school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

My family moved to this neighborhood around 2 years ago, we are a block away to be zoned in Springdale Park elementary school. I just can't believe the schools this close to the heart of Atlanta is so segregated. Hope Hill elementary school is 95% African Americans & spanish but the neighboring Springdale park elementary school is mostly white. My son is mixed race. We love his kindergarten teachers and they just pull of what I believed the best graduation of all schools. They did a red-carpet style academy award ceremony for the students. It was a lots of work for the teachers and a great way to motivate students. I am so happy the significant improvements of the school. But from the bottom of my heart, Atlanta schools need to do better job to include all races & cultures in their student populations. We live in the 21st century now. Especially Hope Hill is right next to the Martin Luther King's Historic site, if the situation doesn't change, let it be the black school that has the best performance please. There are some parts of this area are poor but they deserve the same education & support. The APS need to give it a better support & staffs to turn it around !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I have 2 sons that attend hill-hope elementary school.Honestly i don't think combining the two schools was a good idea.I never see the principal smile.My kids don't like being there because the feel like they are being treated differently because they are from hill elementary.As far as learning my sons teachers are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

My daughter goes to Hope and to be honest the school is not a great fit for us. Her reading has improved while going to Hope, which is a plus. Although the homework has very little direction. If we didn't have internet at our home, she would receive failing grades. In the beginning of the school year we never received text books to work from. Thank goodness for Wikipedia and Google. Also, I find that there is a lack of discipline for the problem children that prey on the weaker students. Overall, it's not a bad school and it's transitioning along with the neighborhood. It's a big improvement from the previous years since the new principal has come aboard. This will be our last year with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

John hope is a blessing to the kids and the parents. This school has been around 4 a long time my dad went here so did i. The learning experience is wonderful as will. The principle is ok i liked mrs sims better ,shes more a people person that take out the time to help the teachers and parents with there concerns. Since mrs. Sims has gone, half of the teachers have left are they r on edge i donot like her much but the teaching is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

Hope Elementary School, and its surrounding neighborhood, has made numerous changes in the last few years, resulting in significant school improvements. It has been named a Title 1 Distinguished School, having made Adequate Yearly Progress consistently. Additionally, the school has made the targets set forth by the Atlanta Public school system at large. Part of what makes this school special is its sense of community. Small class size allows the students to receive small group instruction, enrichment, or remediation if needed. The teachers work to meet the needs of every student who enters the classroom, using differentiated, research based best practices. Our new principal's vision is to prepare students to be professionals in the future. To that end, professional dress, behavior and academic rigor/achievement is expected. We have found that our students are willing and able to rise to that expectation. T
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Posted August 11, 2006

I think hope elem. has a great school atmosphere. I have a sone that is special needs and they have always been there to help and to show me how to learn with my child and his learning. I do feel that the teachers need someone in the class that is better equipt to handle the childern and to encourage the kids to want to learn without you hearing something from other parents and staff memebers. I want to say that my sons teacher Mr. Townsend did great with the resources that he was given in the class room and outside. I think more acemdemics are needed as well as communication with the parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 88% 37%
Hispanic 11% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Maureen Wheeler
Fax number
  • (404) 330-4265

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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112 Boulevard NE
Irwin St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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