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Heard-Mixon Elementary School

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Posted November 17, 2010

I absolutely am soooo impressed with this school...I had two daughters go their and my son is currently enrolled in the 4th grade.And I have been nothing but very happy with this school.The staff is so pleasant and easty to talk to about my childs progress/And I absolutely love the principal,he is so courtious and caring.My son broke his arm in the gym last year and when I came to pick him up to take to the hospital,I could really see the concern on Mr.Pecks face,and the other staff were so concerned and very prompt on what to do.I couldnt ask for a better school for my son to be at.HEARD MIXON IS THE BEST!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

I appreciate the uniforms myself ; and my Husband. We experienced how positive the out come is years ago with our older children. I don't think parents know how much focus is put on outer appearances with our young ones.I don't want that to be the topic of the week for my child at school. I also want to say Great Job Mrs. Lackey 3 rd grade.
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Posted December 12, 2007

My daughter started at Heard-Mixon in kindergarten half way through the year. I thought it was going to be a very difficult time for her but it wasn't! I wasn't happy with the uniform policy at first and I'm still questionable about it, but it actually helped her. When she was at her other school the girls talked about what everyone 'had' to wear to be 'in'. So of course she came home a lot asking for some kind of special clothing. Since she was at Heard-Mixon we haven't had that problem once! Sometimes it is a pain to find the 'right' things for the uniform, but luckily they aren't horribly stricked. Another thing I haven't liked is I always feel like I'm forking out money everyday for her to participate in anything going on at the school. I'm a single mom, but her education comes first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

My son is in special needs preschool and so far I love it there. I love his teachers, they are wonderful. I could,nt be happier
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Posted April 15, 2007

I have two children at this school and am very pleased. I am most impressed with the principle in how he handles things. He has always been quick to sit down and listen to any concerns that I have ever had. I am vey happy my kids go to Heard Mixon.
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Posted April 26, 2005

I have three children and all have attended Heard-Mixon Elementry. My Step daughter who is now 18, had a studying problem and all her teachers helped her. (she came from Arkansas which teaching is very slow there). My oldest son came to HMES from Stone Mountain Schools and had a reading problem in the second Grade. He is a Honor Roll Student in Eastside now (it is from the excellent teaching from HMES. My youngest son is in HMES fourth grade and the teachers are GREAT with him. He is extremely smart and is also on HONOR ROLL. Heard Mixon is not for the money it is for the KIDS and their education. BUT I dont agree with the uniform policy.
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Posted January 13, 2005

we have lived in this school distrcit for almost a year now.the teachers for the most part seem to be dedicated and helpful;however, I have to question the policies. it does seem that they are there for the schools benefit. Parents beware if you have any issues arise that is not in the schools best interest. Thier polices seems to be this is the way we do things here,like it or leave it. I would like to move to another school but why should I. I think more people should speak up when they need to.
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Posted October 1, 2004

I would like to say that my children transferred to heard mixon this school term. I couldnt be happier! i had major issues at the previous school and have had nothing but good come from their teachers and their grades. This school has made such a significant diffrence that I actually have not had to meet the principal. That says alot. I knew their previous principal by first name. Furthermore i would like to say that its great to have your children in a smaller school, we feel like family.
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Posted April 20, 2004

There are a few good teachers in the school. They are there to make sure the students learn and thrive. However, they are far and few between. The school policies are there to benefit the teachers and staff and not the students. I do not feel as if my child's needs are being met or considered and would never recommend this school to anyone. We are seriously considering selling our house that we love to get our child out of this school zone.
—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 86% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
67%
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

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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
White 72% 44%
Black 22% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • G. Lee Peck
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  • (770) 784-2984

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14110 Highway 36
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (770) 784-2980

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