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Hardaway High School

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Posted today

I'm a freshman at Hardaway High and in the past couple of weeks their it was awesome! The teachers are really great and I have been taking an IB course which is way better than the CHS magnet. Also the teachers actually care about you! The thing that I hate is the over crowded one way halls, it takes me forever to get to class when it's on the other side of the school but overall good school.


Posted August 9, 2014

Teachers go above and beyond to keep parents informed. College going culture. Athletic teams have dedicated coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

my granddaughter is a totally awesome person after two years in this baccalaureate program. the school gets 99% of the credit (her parents are pretty good, too). the program has not just provided intellectual stimulation, but has helped my granddaughter grow into a good citizen. the program has definitely aided her to social and civic growth, a sense of belonging to the community and wanting to contribute to it in a positive manner. it has helped her determine for herself what further education she wants, the kind of college or university she wants to attend, what other educational goals she wants to achieve. the courses are not rote learning. the student is encouraged to think.


Posted February 11, 2011

I attended Hardaway, class of 09, and I have to say it's a good school if you're in the IB programme or a good student. The IB Programme is more challenging than Columbus High's Magnet, and I am doing much better than those around me who graduated from CHS. However, outside of the IB Programme, the teaching quality varies. This was in part due to the students though. Also, now I have heard that the school is over crowded because it is one of two schools in the county, not counting CHS, that can accept students because they consistently make AYP. The administration is wonderful I must say. HHS is a good school if your child is going for school purposes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2011

The IB program at Hardaway is outstanding! The challenging work really prepared our child for college. He was an early decision acceptance with a Division 1 University. Thanks IB.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

i am a graduator of 2007. i was an international student from Ukraine. i have very nice memories about studying in this school, especially about teachers. Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!! Vitalii Mykhlyk
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

This school is horrible!! It is my son's first year there, and the teachers do not care about the students. I have emailed teachers several times and never receive a response. Due to almost all the high schools not passing AYP this school has over 1500 student. The class size is too large. It's awful! My son hates it. I graduated from Hardaway in the 80 and it was awesome. I will be pulling my son out soon...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

My daughter attends Hardaway.The IB Program is a wonderful Program. It will prepare her for College,like no other Program. We are so glad we made this choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

The best school my daughter has been in since moving to Georgia. The IB program is the best around. It's in a great neighborhood, very safe. My daughter loves the staff. Had quite a few family members transfer from other schools to Hardaway and loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Great school with the best college prep program in the area. The IB is second to none. IB is real, not a marketing tool. The school is safe. Administration is fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

I have a 9th grade son at Hardaway. The IB program is incredible. My son is excited about learning. There are many opportunities for students...They just built an Olympic type track. This helps with the track team and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

Mr. Bell is an awesome principal. He tries to get to know all students. He supports all extracurricular activities. The man must live at the school. He really cares about all students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

Good school that is striving to be a great school. Administration supports teachers and expects students to be there best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2006

If one goes to Hardaway and does not enroll in the IB program, then it is a pretty average school. However, being in the IB program and staying with it all the way through high school will prepare a student much higher than college. In fact, some courses are said to be at the junior level in college. If Hardaway was based only on its IB program, it'd be the best school in the state. The kids in the IB program are probably more likely to succeed that those of the AP program in Columbus High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2006

I am a freshman at Hardaway and so far I am very pleased with the school's overall excellence. Hardaway is a diverse school and welcomes students of all ethnic backgrounds and interests. I, myself, am a cheerleader, a yearbook staff member, and a Pre-IB honor roll student. I encourage anyone who has an interest in having their child attend Hardaway or if you personally would like to. The teachers and staff of Hardaway have been very supportive, and I can honestly say that their top priorities are the safety and well-being of each student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2006

We have had two children at Hardaway. I continue to be impressed with the level of commitment of faculty and administration. We have had one child attend and graduate from another good school in Columbus, but I consider Hardaway the best public high school in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

I was once a Hardaway High School student. I have now graduated. I can truly say that Hardaway has the greatest teachers. Their JROTC instructors are some of the most infuential people their. There are many things that a student could do to keep themselves active around the school. The principal is great with the students. Some of the assistant principals can work on their skills, but is an overall good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 1, 2005

My son is currently in the tenth grade at Hardaway. He is in the IB program and involved in several activities. So far, his high school experience has been a positive one. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. There are competitive teams in academic areas and many clubs and organizations available for student participation. Truly, there is something for everyone. Class Council, Yearbook, Talon literary magazine, Hawk Talk newspaper, Model UN, Academic Decathlon, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Essay Contests, Art Constest, Drama-One act play, dinner theatre, spring show, Band, Chorus, Nathional Honor Society, FBLA, ROTC, Dance Team, Chess Club, HOSA, Teen Advisors, Student Tutors, Teacher Cadets, Athletics-Football, Volleyball, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling,Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Tennis, Golf, and Soccer, and the list goes on. Opportunites for success are available to all students and every effort is made to accommodate each child. We love Hardaway!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

I have two graduates and one currently enrolled at Hardaway High School. Both my children graduated with an excellent education. They are maintaining their HOPE scholarships, my son at GaTech and my daughter at UGA. The teachers are demanding but fair and the administration superb. The school does require the rules be followed but my children say that is one reason the school feels so safe. It has something for everyone with strong showings in academic, athletic, extracurricular, arts, business, and leadership. The socialization of the different cultures and races is the best I've ever seen. The International Baccalaureate Program and work-study programs are reason alone to send your child to HHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

I had two children to graduate from Hardaway. I can only say good things about this school. It is a school that provides you the opportunity to be successful. Hardaway is assigned students from many areas of Columbus. They like most schools have to work with what they are sent. Hardaway takes these students and provides them every opportunity to be successful. Sometimes this is a thankless job. As with other schools, many times parents only contact the school to express displeasure. To educate a child today, it takes both the school and parent working together. Hardaway has high standards and they should not have to apoligize for them. If more parents would raise their standards, then schools might could put out a better quality product! That product being, a well educated student that will eventually have to stand on his/her own two feet, with no parent there to make excuses.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

314 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

318 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Algebra I

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%
American Literature

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Coordinate Algebra

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
38%
Physical Science

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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
Black 56% 37%
White 32% 44%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Matthew Bell
Fax number
  • (706) 748-2776

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2901 College Dr
Columbus, GA 31906
Phone: (706) 748-2766

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