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Heritage Preparatory Academy School

Charter | 6-8

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $117,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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Posted May 20, 2014

YAY!!! The school is CLOSING!!! This was a waste of education for the students. The teachers were bullies (Morgan, Wynn, Taylor, Ford) the prinicipal has NO BACKBONE and Crowley needs to be taught some valuable lessons in "LIFE"...I am sooo disappointed in the outcome, but they knocked the programs, the principal hardly came to the basketball games, no pride in the school, no culture!! This school needed to be lead by LEADERS not NAGS!!! I wish the state would have done more!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2013

school is very unorganized. The admin staff are the worse, during staff meetings you get cursed out and spoken to as if you were a child. I cant believe that quality teachers such as myself get treated like peasants. The students are not the problem the leadership is. Too many chiefs not enough Indians is what I call it. Lack of communication and hyper-focus on activities and not academics will be the down fall of this school. God have mercy on you should you send your child here. Oh and last, the uniform policy is so unnecessary for both student and staff. A Mess!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 20, 2013

This school is unorganized the teachers are unprofessional the lunch is horrible some students bully kids transportation is horrible the cheer and basket ball team is unorganized I never been to a school that was so whack I'm disgusted with this school please do not seen your child to hertiage prep they will not learn they Don't have PE anymore they DNt have foreign language it's just a mess and need to be closed down I will be withdrawing my child it had been several parents that has taken their kids out this school and now I kwn why oh and teachers tell students to shut up put them out the class it's just a mess do not take your kids to heritage prep academy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

This is horrible school the take can't control students they are organized they don't have textbooks for students the move every year there lunch is horrible the students are disrespectful mean and sways cursing many students get bullied or/and get into fights I would not recommend this school to any parent or child who wants or likes this school in my opinion Paul D. West is a better school please take my advice and don't go or send you child to this school!!!


Posted July 18, 2013

This school is no good but at the same time not bad but they don't know how to control the students they don't now what is going on are what to do the teachers have bad records for example mr. Larry ford has a mugshot one class had 3 teachers in the whole school year. The students curses and don't have self control and they do nothing about it if you want to make a kipp like school they need to punish and send away 1/2 the kids at the school.


Posted February 26, 2013

I understand the school is new, but there are major issues this institution needs to address. Selecting quality teachers, not just to fill a class, but to enhance a mind. The facility is too small for the amount of 6th/7th grade students it holds. I'm in awe of how an 8th grade level will be added. No lockers for jackets/books, etc. Students must carry everything with them all day. No influenced discipline between administration and students. Administration can not even keep students quiet during an assembly. The students talk over the teachers and laugh while the teachers are talking. Must do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

this school is great! i am a parent and my child learns so much here. they have great class and after school activties. she has many friends. there is no bulling. also the teachers commucate with the parents. little homework which means they teacher most work in the class room. and my child is passing the best part is this is only a 6 grade school and she is with her grade level. next year it with be 6 and 7. and thAT next year it will be 6, 7, and 8th. this school is brand new and just opened. it is clean and the students are well behaved. this school is pretty much the school of your dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 92% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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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 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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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

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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

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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

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 41%N/A51%
Female 59%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3350 Greenbriar Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

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