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Burnt Hickory Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 30, 2014

Wonderful teachers and principals!! This was my child's first year (as a kindergartener) and I must say that I have been overly impressed with how much the teachers, principals, and other employees work hard to be apart of each students educational growth and friendship. The quality of education is amazing and the attention that each child receives from the staff is something that I would only expect in a private school. The only thing I feel that could use some improving is the PTA. I feel that the PTA could be a bit more welcoming to parents and allow more parents to have a voice other than just those involved on the PTA board. They ask for money a lot and yet don't really give other parents the opportunities to get involved volunteering. I don't mind donating money or raising money for the PTA, but at least let me feel like I have a voice as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Wonderful school! Staff is very caring and they are very creative but effective with the curriculum. I feel that this school does value each student's growth and progress more than most schools. The mandated curriculum is, at times, a bit too structured and a can be overwhelming for some young learners. The only concern for many parents is not one with the staff or administration - but with the parental leaders involved with the PTA and other areas. Many of the parents involved often do not allow other parents a true voice in many of the important decisions or to even be a part of many volunteer activities. This may seem trivial, but it can be a detriment to the learning atmosphere at this school. As an educator and parent myself, I would definitely gives this school a good rating in all other areas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

We used school choice to get our daughter into this school. I am AMAZED at the quality of education she is receiving. I set up tours of this school and the one she was scheduled to attend. The difference was night and day. I am as amazed as I thought possible with the staff. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE B.H.E.S.! Although we drive 11 miles each way twice a day I could not be happier with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

We recently moved here from out of state and while my daughter has only attended Burnt Hickory for 3 months, I will say that I am very pleased with the school and teachers. They appear to be well organized and very efficient. My daughter is performing well and feels comfortable with the teachers and lessons being taught. She understands what is expected of her, so the teachers must be doing a good job of communicating with the students. I also love the communication between parent and teachers...email, text and phone calls if needed. So far I'm very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Burnt Hickory Elementary is an excellent school! The administrative leadership and teachers are all extraordinary. Parents are encouraged to be involved. The school has the top notch technology in each classroom. The art, music and PE programs are also wonderful. My child loves going to school each day, and we could not be more impressed as the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

I transferred my two sons to this school from another elementary school in the area and I have to say we have been pleased with their first year here. The front office staff and administration have been very friendly and helpful. The gifted and special education programs as well as teachers here have been extremely helpful, kind and caring. Parent involvement is high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2012

Our twin girls love this school. There teachers are amazing. They are both excellent communicators. I know they truly care about my children. The lessons are creative and they are very excited to go to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

Burnt Hickory Elementary school is not all it cracks up to be. My sons first grade teacher was horrible. He would never open up to her because he was scared. He said she raised her voice and yelled at the students in the class so instead of opening up he refrained in fear that she would also yell at him. She never communicated with me and I eventually pulled him out of the school and sent him to another one. He is doing great and progressing at his new school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Burnt Hickory is a great school in a great community!! My daughter loves her teachers and is learning so much so fast!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

155 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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

142 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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 94% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
96%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 85% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black 4% 37%
Two or more races 3% 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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80 N Paulding Dr
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (678) 363-0970

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