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William G. Hasty- Sr. Elementary School

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Posted May 2, 2014

I am feeling a little different about this school than 3 years ago. I like the school. Mr.Mcgruder is great! He is very helpful and seems to be very understanding. The counsler is great too. And most of the teachers here are great. I have had one run in with a teacher but the school has taken care of it. I still wished they would some other issues with this school but I guess to ask for a completely perfect school is too much lol but I would say that it's close to it. All that I ask is my kids have a good experience in school, a good education and an AWSOME teacher and this year I do have all of that for my kids. We are happy!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2013

Great leadership and excellent teachers! My children love going to school. I believe kids do well in school when parents stay involved and volunteer whenever possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

This school is absolutely amazing. I took my daughter out of private school and enrolled her here. I could not be happier with the teachers and the school administration. The principal takes the time to get to know the students and is easily available to the parents. My daughter is very happy at Hasty and is receiving an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

I love Hasty Elementary. My son started after the Christmas Break. He was previously attending Canton Elementary. Although Canton was ok, the warmth and kindness of the teachers and staff at Hasty were overwhelming. I am so happy he is in a school where the teachers care about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

the test scores do not look the best but that is only beacuse of the large special needs program at this school, when you have a large program the SP Needs kids scores get counted within their age group so a 5th grader with an IQ of a kindergartner's score would be put in with the 5th graders greatly reducing the schools scores overall. I am regulary in the school and have 2 children in the school. I have never been in a school where the teachers care so much about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My child gets along with everyone thier he always says he has a great day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

If your child is gifted or a quick learner this is not the school for you. They are excellent with language impaired children , autistic children and children who do not learn quickly. But the kids who can be pushed farther are left to sit . I was very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

Great school! Great Teachers !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

I am so tired of people talking negatively about Hasty. It is a great school with great teachers. Our volunteers are wonderful! Sure we could use more volunteers but many fmailies have 2 parents that work. The population is diverse but that is what makes it great! If you feel like you have to complain, come volunteer see what it is really like. I am sure opinions would change!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2007

The only true way to form an unbiased opinion about a possible school for your child is for you to find out about the school. Conduct your own research instead of forming an opinion based on rumor. See for yourself! Go to the school, meet the staff, take a tour, and see the amazing events going on within. I do not have children of my own, but I am an employee of Hasty. I strongly believe that by visiting our school, you will find a safe and caring environment for children that fosters a diverse community of learners. The staff at Hasty is devoted and committed to providing equal opportunities for all students. Students enjoy school activities that would not be possible without parent support. You are your child's parent, role-model, and advocate. Teach them how to form their own opinion instead of focusing on others.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2007

This is a wonderful school. My child is now in first grade and I have been very pleased. We came from a district that received 'high' reviews, but this school offers a much better opportunity for parental involvement. Unlike out other school, there is no waiting list for parents to help out. We are always welcome. The teachers and staff are wonderful. I kept hearing all the negative things and was prepared to go private, but have been pleasantly surprised. If more parents would get involved, this would be a great school. As far as demographics, yes, there are more disadvantaged kids and there is a diverse culture, but my child is getting a true picture of what real world life will be like. Keep up the good work Hasty and please parents - don't complain - get involved! It will help the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

I have 2 daughters attending Hasty Elementary. I am a single working mother with 3 little girls...I believe that a lot of single parents could relate to the anxiety you sometime feel being away from your children knowing you are your child's primary source of healthy living and development. Hasty has made me feel that their rules are parallel to mine; Without taking the place of home. I feel safe and pleased to see how, what and at what level they are learning. We moved to De and back last year...Not to compare any of the 4 schools that they have attended, but if I had to Hasty is number one on my list. : )T.D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

We have three kids attending Hasty: K, 3rd and 4th. We have been very happy with our teachers and Mrs. Flowers (Principle) My wife has been involved on a daily basis within the class rooms and PTA since the inception which seems to be below norm as most parents seem to complain or have negative perceptions of Hasty yet they do not volunteer or attend school functions. This can be a great school if more parents would help or support the school, teachers and PTA. Extracurricular activities such as drama, glee club and basketball are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

My child entered Hasty very excited and full of promise. This was without a doubt the worse school year in her life.Her teacher made several comments about her being an 'AIM student'.She was looking so forward to her 6th grade year and we were all very disappointed. No field trips,no end of the yrparty,graduation,dance...nothing.The other schools in the area I checked with all had something to make thier th graders and evern some 5th graders feel special.Middle School is a big deal for them and it was not even acknowledged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Hello people! can anyone give hasty a chance?(Really)... First of all, we live georgia on education charts we are top 50 no excuse me 49... I love the mix of all the kids. My kids will benefit on knowing spanish, not becoming a racist redneck, and not being quick to judge someone by what they wear or the color of there skin... Come on do we really want kids to be close minded, they are the future... Stop expecting the school to do everything with your child sit down and help them with their homework ask them how their was read the book raising kids with grace, the five love langaues for kids... And if your so rich and high and mighty move! leave! see ya bye! lets teach our kids how to love, have manners, lets be great parents.. Help out at the schools, be involed, be more positive..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

We have a mixed review for Hasty. It's beautiful (new facility) and some of the teacher's and admin. staff we've met have been great. But it's a poorer student population than we anticipated (65% subsidized lunches) and 55% hispanic. A few parents are super involved, but overall it's lacking in parent involvement. We're giving it one more year and if we don't feel better about it, we're going private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

We have been very disappointed with Hasty. Most of the teachers are excellant but a few need to retire. For my 4th grader it has been a terriable year. For the first time he dislikes school and doesnt want to go, I hope next year is better. There is great room for improvement.
—Submitted by an administrator


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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
92%

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86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
70%

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66%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
44%
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 92% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
61%
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

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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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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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Physical Science

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

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The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


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
Hispanic 51% 12%
White 39% 44%
Black 7% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Izell McGruder
Fax number
  • (770) 479-1620

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Canton, GA 30114
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