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Hapeville Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 863 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2013

Honestly I have had a pretty awful time in this school! in the 8th grade now and all I can say is that my parents have given the school money so many times! this year they are asking for a 60 dollar fee from all students. I didn't pay because all they will use the money for is for stuff that will benefit the teachers and not the students. I have had an awful 3 years in this school and I regret even going there. The teachers treat students in a terrible manner. The students are rude, and the school doesn't have resources that help students. There are tons of school that have tablets and computers. I have donated every box top I have seen in my house (and there are a lot) and I am pretty sure the money from the box tops have not been spent yet. Hate may be a strong word but that is the way I feel about this school and my middle school experience. Lets just hope Hapeville High School is better!!!!


Posted September 5, 2013

I like this school because it is a bit smaller than the school in my district that has students selling drugs out of their lockers. Hapeville is not perfect by any means. I think it is a good school. My son is in his third year and he actually likes it better this year than he did the last two years. They have made some changes that I feel have been very helpful. I like the fact that they have dropped one period so the school day is not so long and exhausting. I feel like my son's school work has improved, his test scores are higher than ever and he has improved in every area of study. Though he struggles with math. He is trying out for track this year, so we are off to a really good start. I like it better now that he is at the 8th grade campus and the setting is just better than the 6-7 grade campus hands down. I think that makes a huge difference. And the building is all one grade, I find that helpful. I find the staff to be helpful and friendly. The web page could use some updating and it takes forever to get your weekly newsletter e-mailed correctly. Short of private school or moving I'm not sure I would be able to find a better school for him in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

School is about to start and I'm absolutely not putting my child for 7th grade in that school. 6th grade was horrible, everything was about money. The school could improve by fixing there safety issues, having better conduct, and having better staff. I'm still scrambling on what school I'm gonna my child, but it won't be Hapeville. So far by what my daughter has told and my judgement, the only good thing about the school is food and that doesn't take a big part at all in education and safety so with that being said food doesn't really matter. What really makes me mad is that the children have to walk across the street to go the gym in a very unsafe area, there are many hazardous issues with that . Best advice to give is not to go to Hapeville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

I need more discipline from this school, they lack of it. With my child having major discipline issues they make it worse and don't do anything about, no councilling, nothing. I have had a plethora of issues with the staff. My child wont be going to that school for the 7th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

I feel that this school was very unorganized, plays FAVOR and if you're not in the INNER CIRCLE, no matter how smart or talented the student is it's hard to feel as if the students are part of the school. Every week it all about MONEY. I have spent so much money through this school it's not funny. The students aren't encouraged, or appreciated. Most of the classes were as if the students were in a barn they were so loud the Teachers has no control.


Posted March 28, 2011

Overall, I am pleased with Hapeville Middle School. While I am a parent and it is my responsibility to train my child and those in my company, I have no problem with the school that cannot be fixed. For example, the problems with discipline and respect can be thwarted, if not eliminated if the adults in the lives of our children would be consistant in providing a viable example of good behavior. The administration, faculty and staff at Hapeville Charter Middle School do a wonderful job! As a community, parents, guardians, and friends of the school can be most effective in helping the school develop into a more outstanding educational institution by providing positive input and being committed to training children that will develop into exempliary adults
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

I am sadden by the seventh grader who I think is an intelligent kid, but the diction needs improvement. Please advise all kids that they do not go to a school the attend a school. Please make sure that the kids use all the resources at their disposal and that they should not write a formal message ; in a text message format.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2010

I think its a great school for kids that are in advance classes. I like the smaller classes, where yourm child could get that extra attention they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Its a small school with several students with lack of some materials. However the students, parents and teachers make the best of what we have. The students excell well in a variety of subjects. Teachers try to stay in contact with parents as often as they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I love my skool.!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im a seventh grader and I think that the enviorments are very difrent dependeing on what grade youre in and I would say mine is te best.! U shouldnt judge the school by what you hear...I even thought this was a poor no good school...But now that I go here...I luv it..And will never regret going here.!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

keep up the good work don't let words deter you .some of those kids are just like thier parents. hard headed and you can'T make them learn nomatter how you try. Good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

Hapeville is,what I would call a,If-there-is-no-other-school-avalable,school. I have to agree with one of the parents below,there are no buses and if there is they stop at stores and shopping centers which is very unsafe,half the time the parents of the children are not there to get them either. Hapeville can never keep a word they say,for example,they had this dance and it was 5 dollars to go and they said if you paid to get in you get food free and they said it will be pizza,soda and candy,all there was,was caprisuns and pickles. What ashame. The only reason I'd come back is for my friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2010

I am in my first year going to the second year of Hapeville Charter and so far i love it and it is probably one of the best schools i've been to, but im not going to say too much cause ive just started in the 6th grade but practically im a 7th grader because it's the end of the school year so yeah. But i can say that some of the teachers for 6th grade will get on your nerves, but after a while you'll get used to them so if you are thinking about joining your child in i would totally recommend other than Renaissance or Sandtown but thats totally your choice. Love my school either way and i plan to be with hapeville till i graduate from HAPEVILLE HIGH LOL HAPEVILLE ALL THE WAY!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2010

Hapeville can be a good school but it is unsafe.Today one of my class mates fell down some staires because someone scared her.She ended up with a twisted ankle.I fell down the same steps and almost fractured my knee .
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

My daughter attended this school for 6th grade and I could not wait to remove her. For the trouble I went to to get her there and back with no viable bus service in my area - It just was not worth it. The teachers are just as comitted as I see in any other SOUTH fulton county schools. But the administratiopn and organization of this school is horrible. It is like a family run business. We paid for and never recieved year books last year. I still call now, over a year later and they give me the run around. Dont waste your time. No music program either. Kept trying to organize a band last year but it never happen. My daughter is better off at Bear Creek. In addition to the fact that I dont have to take her and pick her up all day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I have to pick up from this school each day, and I find it to be totally unorganized. Some of the teachers don't seem to care much about the students. Picking the children up is dangerous, because of the parking situation. The children are out of control when they hit the front door, just as disrespectful as other children. My greatest pet peeve with is school is the lack of disciplinary procedures. Instead of creating a way to punish children in school for small infractions...they just suspend them. This behavior can really disrupt growing pre teens and send them in the wrong direction. I hope this is the last year for me to come to this school. I'm sure some public schools will be better.


Posted March 10, 2009

I am in 8th grade in tag and i am here to say this school is just like any old futlton county school. The kids there are disrespectful. There is barely any learning going on the only class i say i learn something in everyday is math class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

i was so excited when my child got accepted into hapeville. coming from camp creek middle i was excited for new and positive change. the open house was great and things seem to be moving in the right direction. what a disappointment this school has been. there is no internal communication. there seem to be major major behavioral problems with children at this school. while they are building a new academy for high schoolers...i think they need to get the 6th grade campus & the 7th and 8th grade campus on track. sad to say it but, i am too looking for another school going into the 2009-2010 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

This is a great school. My son has enjoyed his year so far at Hapeville Charter. Like most of South Fulton students kids are below grade level. My student was welcomed with open arms and his 8th grade teachers have been a blessing to him. I would stongly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

HCMS has truly turned out to be a complete disappointment. During open house they provided outstanding communication of their goals and how they intend to achieve them successfully with the students. Now it appears that they are all talk and no bite. They do not inform parents of their children's progress until the last minute. On several occasions I have left messages and e-mails for the principal along with teachers and failed to receive a response. For a charter school I expected more. This year has truly been a waste; my child will be re-enrolling in public school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 92% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 93% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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64%

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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 82% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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91%

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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

9th Grade Literature

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

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Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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

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

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

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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 91% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3510 Atlanta Ave
Hapeville, GA 30354
Phone: (404) 767-7730

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