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Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 748 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

As a former student at Hamilton e Holmes (I'm now in the 8th grade attending Paul d west) my experience there was great I loved all my teachers and I attend that school in 1st-5th grade a made plenty of friends that I still attend paul d west with now I had no problems with any teachers and til this day I still go and visit the school also my mom went to school with most of the teachers so I could always go to them. At heh (as I call it) I exceed all the curvy test and got the highest in the whole school for 5th grade. At heh it really set the path for me in middle school I really enjoyed my time there (and wish I could go back) if I still leave in Georgia when I grow up this would be the elementary school my kids would attend (not so sure about Paul d west yet there still in the process over change around) I truly love everything about heh form the textbooks to there lunch I strongly believe you should send you child here if you want you child to exceed in every thing (s)he does!!!


Posted March 13, 2014

The front desk persons are very rude, principal can also be rude. My grandson had an excellent kinderg teacher last year.He enjoyed learning. His 1st grade teacher constantly absent, demonstrates lack of interest in students needs. This year, he says he hates school and refuses to do the work.


Posted October 27, 2013

My child attends Hamilton E. Holmes elem., this is her second year here. Overall the staff is abundant, the mix of educational and ethnic backgrounds is a plus, and curriculum activities meet state requirements. This school offers a great after school program that helps all grade levels with homework, play time and other skillful activities. Some cons are the professionalism is mediocre, the principal doesn t have the kid s interest set as a priority. She believes in suspension verses educating the kids and making them learn from there wrong doing. Not all the teachers have the patients to teacher nor the creativity to teach these children to learn and think outside the box. We need more teachers that come to work to uplift the kids and even more parent involvement to get these children a better education within the Atlanta-Fulton Public School System.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

This year will be my sons second year attending Hamilton E. Holmes and I am very satisfied with the teachers and my sons overall success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

The school grounds and building are nice but my son's teacher last year was horrible! No type of parent/teacher involvement whatsoever!!! I was totally clueless as to what they were learning, doing, studying, etc... There were no phone calls, no paperwork, no emails, NOTHING!!! Currently looking for a new school as we speak! Highly disappointed!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Overall, the school is ok. Finding a good teacher can be hit or miss. This year, I am really happy with my child's teacher. He has really motivated her to read which is something she never likes to do. My child actually said to me "I really like school this year"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Hamilton E. Holmes has an excellent staff and support group. I have experience a family togetherness every since my child has begun there. They do their best to make sure each and every student is prepared for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I am very happy with this school, and the are amazing. My 5th grader has ADD... we've tranfered school about 4 times since he been in school. I felt like some teachers was pass him to the next level just because. This is the first time that I felt like his teacher cares about him she calls me once a week to let me how things are going. Im Very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

I am very happy with the school. I haven't had a problem at all my son make straight A's. When he does have a problem the teacher lets me know ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

Hamilton Homes has the potential to be a great school. However I have experienced some rudeness from the front office administration. I think some basic interaction team building excercises would be most benefical and more organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

The building and grounds are beautiful, but the school is terrible. The attitudes of some of the teachers and faculty are horrible. My kids rarely have homework and when they do, its clear to me how little they are learning. I wish I could afford private school or to send them to a school that actually cares about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

Great principal. King has turned the school around
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

The building and grounds are really nice only a couple years old. Both my children attended and are doing well. The one challenge I have found is the lack of parent invlovement along with the fact that teachers don't regularly attend PTA meetings. The school seems to be retaining the teachers pretty well from year to year.
—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.

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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

78 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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
68%
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
Black 79% 37%
Hispanic 17% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 44%
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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  • Renee Prior
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2301 Connally Dr
East Point, GA 30344
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