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Columbus, GA
Students enrolled: 507

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1338 Talbotton Rd
Columbus, GA 31901

(706) 748-2744
(706) 748-2749
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 16, 2015
The teachers at Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy are caring, knowledgeable and understand child development. Even in our current environment with the Common Core State Standards, increased testing days and more challenging expectations, the teachers still manage to teach the whole child. My daughter's teacher not only took the time out to get to know my daughter personally, but she always showed that she wanted the children to succeed. In her class, it was not just about taking tests. It was about learning. If some children didn't get something right away, she would find other ways to teach them or pull them into small groups. If the kids had social problems, she supported the children by helping them solve their own problems. She didn't just leave them out there to work it all out by themselves. And what is also important is that her teacher understands children. She always looked at the whole child, and was always interested in what was happening in my daughter's life. This is not just my daughter's teacher either. The other teachers, including Spanish and Art, always took the time to know the children--not matter how many they encountered in any given day. Our family is proud that our daughter attends this school. It is Columbus' and Muscogee County School District's best kept secret.

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December 23, 2014
My daughter has attended Hannan for two years and we love it! She has Spanish everyday, music once a week, PE twice a week, and computer lab once a week along with all the core classes. The school tails goals to each child and are able to grown at their speed. The also offers a school run after school programs as well as other after school clubs. We love it at Hannan!

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January 26, 2014
I have two children who attend here, one is a magnet student and the other is in the regular academic program. The teachers all seem to have different curriculum's (even within the magnet program, there is no set curriculum to follow) and not one teacher is on the same page here. Also parents are not informed at all...which may be due to the low numbers of parent involvement maybe the staff feels they shouldn't try since the parents clearly do not care either...anyway. One parent gets a newsletter telling them one thing while another parent receives a completely different newsletter. I literally feel like there is no structure or organization within this school. Recess is often a movie in the classroom (that by the way is just so healthy....I was being sarcastic) my kids have literally gone a week with no recess because they lost the privilege due to overall class talking or whatever...so kids are to be quiet at lunch and class and now they don't have recess....Children who are not in the magnet program DO NOT get PE until 2nd grade! I am very dissatisfied with our experience this year and do not plan on coming back next year.

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December 03, 2013
Hannan is a wonderful and progressive school. The area is lucky to have such an amazing school with teachers that truly care. We live in N. Columbus and I transport my 3rd and 4th grader to Hannan daily. They were attending Eagle Ridge, but did not want to ever go to school. Now they wouldn't miss a day. My 4th grader now reads at a 6th grade level and math is a 7th grade level (she's in the magnet program). My third grader is not in the magnet program and loves the school as well. The children are amazing! The school really cares and we could not be happier. My children will remain her for the rest of our time here at Benning. 5 STARS!

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September 26, 2013
Hannan is a great school I have a 5th grader, 4th grader and a Kindgeraten all have been there since they all started school. The staff is wonderful. And they learn so much there. Go Hannan

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August 08, 2013
My child has attended Hannan 4 yrs in the gifted program. He loves it. Each year, he gets a great teacher. They work according to your childs level. Hannan doesn't get the credit as other magnet school but is very well deserving.

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November 20, 2011
My very gifted daughter is going to leave this school either in the middle of the year or at the end of the year. She is a student in the magnet program (2nd grade). The work she has been bringing home is just too easy. We requested and were promised a specific differentiated learning plan for her from both her teacher and the vice principal and they did not comply. Her student-teacher has worked with gifted kids and with special education kids and has let us know that the special education kids are doing more advanced work than the kids in the magnet classes. Since Hannan is the gifted magnet, kids there are not allowed to participate in the gifted program at St. Elmo. Prior to this year, we loved the teachers and the administration. The school is nicely maintained.

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October 20, 2008
From what I have observed Hannan only cares about students in the maganet program. The other kids get second hand education. Some of these kids need help and a little more guidence than others. Instead of the staff trying to help these misguided students, they talk about the children to other staff. And the principals dont help the situation any better. I dont think that Hannan staff need to understands that they have a leadership role and what they do and say will impact some of these students for the rest of their lives. This school can use some new leaders to help teach these children that desperately need thier help.

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July 22, 2006
I homeschool my children, but Hannan Magnet is the only school we've ever attended for more than a few weeks. (We actually finished an entire school year at Hannan!!) We've tried Britt David and two of the private schools in the area, but Hannan's gifted magnet program was the best. If homeschooling is not an option for you, then Hannan is the next best thing. Friendly, friendly, friendly! Hats off to Dr. Robinson!

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August 04, 2003
My daughter is a kindergartener in the magnet program at Hannan. Prior to Hannan, my daughter attended a parochial school for grades K2-8. In determining whether to continue at a parochial school or turn to a public school, I decided that the public school had to offer a nurturing teacher, excellent and challenging curriculum, technology, open door policy for parent involvement, small class size, discipline, before and after school care, and cultural diversity. My daughter tested and was accepted for both Britt David Academy and Hannan Academy. After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, I chose for my child to attend Hannan Academy. It meets all the criteria that I was looking for, the school has a wonderful and supportive staff, and it is a year round program. I'm glad that I took the time to consider the option of a public school education for my child. My child is still getting a quality education, minus the cost of private school tuition. Hats off to Hannan!!!

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July 27, 2003
We have two children enrolled in the magnet program at Hannan, one in third grade the other in first. We have been very pleased with the education and experiences Hannan has offered both girls. We were so excited after our initial investigation of the school and the exceptional education program they provide. We are very impressed with what we have seen so far. The teachers are the best! Compared to what is confided in me by friends with children attending some of the traditional public schools, we realize how much extra effort our teachers provide! This program is something every parent should research and understand. The advantages of accelerated courses, art, music and foreign language has proven to us, as parents, that we are opening the door to so much more for our kids than we feel we would have in the traditional curriculum. I encourage everyone with school-aged children to be knowledgeable about the local magnet programs. Stacey Chambers (a parent)

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Hannan Elementary School
1338 Talbotton Rd, Columbus, GA  31901
(706) 748-2744
Last modified Hannan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hannan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top