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Hiram Elementary School

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Posted May 12, 2014

My son came from Grace Baptist School.. My son had one of the best EDUCATORS in Hiram Elementary, Ms. Watts!!! We also had the opportunity to have Ms. Watts for 1st and 2nd grade!!! Then God blessed me with another awesome EDUCATOR for 3rd grade, Mrs. Little and Mrs. Allen!!! They rock!! I'm very active in the best PTA in Paulding Co. School system!!! All the staff from the front office to the custodians Mrs. Betty and her crew are awesome... I love Hiram Elementary!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

I love this school. The teachers here are amazing (Mrs. Little) with the kids. My girls have learned & grown so much in the past few years. I will hate to say goodbye to this school when we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

This is the best school in Paulding County, They do lot's of activities within the school year ,My daughters love the new and improve school that was in the making for almost 2 years this school deserves all the support we can get to Finnish some of the project's that are still trying to get done, We need a parking lot and a real playground, we need more furniture for some of the room's I believe we need more books for our new library,,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

My child has attended Hiram Elementary school since K and she's now in 5th grade. I absolutely love the teachers, staff, and principal! they are all so nice and make you and your child feel like part of the family when you are there. The curriculum is far better than any of the other school systems I know other children attend...they keep your child advanced in all subjects. I am sad my daughter has to leave after this year and i'm praying her next school is just as inviting and on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

This is the BEST school in Paulding County. Its teachers, staff and administration really care about what your children learn and how they learn it. They truly care about our children on an emotional level and I would recommend it to anyone. My son attended 2nd - 5th (06 - 10) and my daughter from K to currently 2nd (08 - 11). I love this school and its teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

We moved from Philadelphia were the school my children attended was literally the best school. S my comparison may be too hard. The principle, at Hiram really tried at the school but for 07-08 Hiram is getting a new one. Teachers were nice, friendly, and communicated. No real music program but the children sometimes participated in a PTA events but there are no sports. The rating I gave was generic like the school. Nothing outstanding and no real problems to complain about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

My daughter attented hiram elementary the 04-05 school year. She was in mrs.Morrison and ms.Craig's kindergarten. Any time there was an event or anything the i always felt very welcome. Morgan always had fun at school but learned. When school let out for the year she could read very well. Now in 1st grade she can read chapter books. Also i had an issue with one of the books that she brought home from the media center, mrs. Clemmons (the principle) listened to me and handled the situation very well. The office staff is also very friendly and helpful. We moved last year and now she attends another great school. The whole experience there i will never forget. Hiram elemmentary was the first stepping stone in my daughters education. It was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My daughter attended one of hiram elem 3rd grade classes last year. This was our first year in a georgia school.The teachers and all the staff were great. We are back in texas and my daughter still talks about the school and ms johnstone. Thanks for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

There is not enough nice things to say about Hiram Elementary. My daughter started kindergarden in 99 and has had nothing but wonderful experiences at Hiram. I have a son going into the 2nd grade there now and the love, attention, teaching and mentoring he gets and that my daughter got are outstanding!! I would not have wanted my children to attend any other school. The teachers and principal at this school are dedicated to your childs needs and academic growth. My children will have wonderful long lasting memories of their elementary education all due to Hiram Elementary and their staff making is such a wonderful place for children to be!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

My son attended Kindergarten at Hiram Elementary, he had a WONDERFUL teacher, Ms. Morrison. She has been very helpful and responsive throughout the year, always being very positive and keeping in communication with me regarding my son's progress at school. My son has learned SO much this past year, and I know a lot of that is because of the wonderful teaching environment Ms. Morrison has provided for him. The school itself is a little old, but I know they've been fundraising all year to improve the playground for the children. The few times I've been there, there always seems to be plenty of supervision for the children, everything seems clean and neat, and there are lots of the children's artwork decorating the halls which gives it a colorful and happy feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My daughter is in kindergardten this year 2004/2005 and I'm very happy with the school. Her teachers are very nice Ms. Nelson and Mrs. Mayfield. My child is very happy being there at hiram elementary. Everyone is very, very friendly. If you need help with anything just ask they will help you. And the staff in the main office are very nice and sweet. Thank you are a wonderful school. All the teachers are wonderful thanks teachers. My daughter comes home talking about what she did for the day at school. I haven't met the principal yet but I will as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

My child attends Hiram Elementary School and I wanted to share my experience with other parents. I have never met a more respected and genuiune Teacher than Dr.Baker (2nd grade teacher). My son is in Dr.Baker's class and he has never been so adamant about going to school and doing his work. Not just doing his work but doing it neatly, correctly and in a timely manner. I have seen such a change in his perfomance and I do believe I owe it to Dr.Baker and his teaching style. I can only hope that when my child is promoted to the third grade that he can get a teacher that cares about his job as much as Dr.Baker. He is truly a gift to us all. Thank You Dr.Baker!
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

110 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

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
79%
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 46% 37%
White 38% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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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School Leader's name
  • Paul Wilder
Fax number
  • (770) 943-0636

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200 Seaboard Ave
Hiram, GA 30141
Phone: (770) 443-3392

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